Just when America thought a crotchety and cantankerous old man yelling at an empty chair was the pinnacle of crazy and bizarre, Michele Bachmann comes out to remind us all who was crazy and bizarre before it was cool. Bachmann is the type of woman who, when she leaves the table or conversation, you and your friends look at each other and say “she’s so freaking crazy!”
The RNC in Tampa appeared to keep its lies and falsehoods relegated to more moderate Republicans and excluded the failed presidential candidate from speaking at the convention. But Michele was back in all her outlandish and fictitious reality form when she was confronted by a USA Today reporter.
When the USA Today reporter asked her whether she thought an obscenely wealthy patrician of privilege could connect with slobbering Americans (those who shop at Walmart, not buy them), Bachmann had the following to say:
Reporter: ”You’ve outlined all the problems in the US, in the economy, and then there are those who say, ‘How can someone with that kind of vast wealth really connect with the American public, really understand what the plight of the American public is?’
Bachmann: “Well, President Obama is extremely wealthy. He and his wife have been wealthy for a number of years, and so I think that’s really the issue. President Obama is wealthy, what does he understand about the common man right now?” (Daily Dolt)
So apparently Americans think there’s absolutely no difference at all between amassing more than 200 million dollars by essentially doing sneaky, entitled rich prick things like preying on somewhat solvent companies, buying them out, and outsourcing (offshoring) their workers and just being regularly wealthy with a net income of $7 million (mostly from book sales). That’s like saying the serial killer who murdered and ate families is no different from the guy who got picked up for carrying more than two grams of pot is no different because they’re both in prison. But Bachmann worked that magic that only she, Glenn Beck, and maybe a few old guys on a street corner can do and stated the real reasons why plebeians would vote for Romney over Obama:
“What they care about is how their lives are, would their lives be better? And I think it’s very clear under the Romney-Ryan ticket the average Americans’ lives will be much better, they’ll have a lot more money to spend in the way that they want, and they’ll also have a much more secure future for their children.” (CityPagesBlog)
Here’s the video:
And surely those peons will come across all those extra fat stacks of cash after they’ve paid more taxes under the Romney-Ryan plan. So comparing Michele Bachmann to an empty chair is actually not fair since an empty chair may eventually serve an actual purpose.
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