Having a Michele Bachmann in congress speaks more to the complete idiocy of the people who vote for her than it does about Bachmann herself.
“What we want is women to be able to make their own choices…. You see, that’s the lie that happens under Obamacare. The president of the United States effectively becomes a health care dictator. Women don’t need anyone to tell them what to do on health care. We want women to have their own choices, their own money. That way they can make their own choices for their future on their own bodies.”
Spoken by a woman who represents a political party which wants to do away with a woman’s right to choose as well as restrict women’s access to contraception.
Shocked by Bachmann’s statement? You shouldn’t be. One can only hear reality-challenged crap of this sort so many times before it all comes across as incoherent dribble. And yet, Bachmann is a three-term member of the House of Representatives and prior to that, a two term state senator.
Dexter’s dad might have had a valid point when he once said to our favorite serial killer that understanding people involves understanding two types of truths; the truth we wish to see in others and the truth the other wishes us to see. And when those two ‘truths’ converge and line up, we end up with the political successes of individuals like Michele Bachmann. It has nothing to do with absolute truth or fact-based reality but only to do with saying exactly what others want to hear.
I can’t think of any other good reason as to why a simple-minded bumpkin like Michele Bachmann has any relevance at all in American politics.
(The Michele Bachmann source photograph is a Creative Commons licensed image from photographer Gage Skidmore. )