If Ted Nugent is the motor city madman, then Michelle Bachmann must be the Minnesota madlady. Even though she didn’t win a single state and was among the early presidential wannabee drop-outs, batsh#t Bachmann has been sounding off on the 2012 election and the role that women play. The tea party Congresswoman is renowned for making totally baseless and ludicrous pronouncements on otherwise very serious issues, so it’s only natural that remain completely clueless regarding the GOP’s War on Women.
During an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation, the Congresswoman, who recently endorsed Mitt Romney, attempted to argue that her candidate will win over women voters in November. Bachmann appeared to temporarily leave her humanoid mind to visit that very special place that only she and certain sociopaths are allowed in, as she claimed a GOP monopoly on women voters. Worse yet, host Bob Schieffer didn’t bother to challenge any of Bachmann’s wild assumptions.
BACHMANN:Actually, if you look at the 2010 elections, women went Republican. They didn’t go Democrat, and they will this time as well, because women are more concerned about the economy and jobs for themselves, for their husbands, for their children, and that’s not happened because obama’s broken his promises. [...]
And it was women who overwhelmingly went Republican and threw out a woman speaker [Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)]. I think this time again what women want, Bob, is they want competence, and, unfortunately, with all due respect to the president, he’s not competent to deal with the economy. Mitt Romney is competent in spades. That’s what women are going to be looking for. (Source: Think Progress)
Now, 2010 was most certainly the year of the foaming-at-the-mouth elephant as Republicans swept the midterm elections nationwide. Exit polls indicated that Democrats and Republicans respectively tied among women voters that November, each capturing 49 percent of the vote. But to say that women “overwhelmingly” supported Republicans is like saying belts overwhelmingly support Rush Limbaugh’s waist line. Then again, this is the same woman who believes her husband, Marcus Bachmann, overwhelmingly likes women so anything is possible.
The fact of the matter is Mitt Romney will have to start paying for women’s gyno exams if he wishes to improve his appeal among female voters. A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has President Obama leading Romney with women voters by a strong 12 points, 53 to 41 percent. Even Romney himself realizes the existence of such a gender gap and so did Romney surrogate and advisor, Kerry Healey, who served as lieutenant governor under Romney, when she told Newsmax, “there’s always going to be a gender gap between Republicans and Democrats.”
Perhaps women overwhelmingly support the GOP like primary voters overwhelmingly supported Michele Bachmann’s 2012 run.
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