Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bachman - You Cannot be Serious!

I'm having a complete John McEnroe melt down at the moment. For the youngsters out there, the phrase "You Cannot be Serious" was hurled at a Wimbledon Tennis umpire by an irate (and very immature) John McEnroe about a call. In fact, here it is:

 I was working at Wimbledon that summer, in the umpires restaurant. Let me tell you, that umpire was most upset.

Anyway, "What's the meltdown about today Expat?" I can hear you asking. Not that I have a lot of meltdowns.  Well, not compared to McEnroe anyway.

It was announced this morning that Michele Bachman has put together a Presidential Exploratoy Committee. This is what people do when they know they shouldn't really even be thinking about a run for the Presidency. (The elections are in November 2012). Dipping their toe in the water, so to speak.

Here she is. A complete nutter, who is so far right she makes Sarah Palin look rational. Here's a couple of her more recent utterings:

-  praising Iowa voters for ousting three Supreme Court judges who supported legalising gay marriage

- telling same Iowa voters that "the government will always be a threat". But she's thinking about running for the biggest government job of them all....

- "I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on the issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back." (Did she learn nothing from the stupidity of Sarah Palin's words about "reloading?")

- ''Not all cultures are equal.'' (Yes, really. She did)

- “Lady Liberty and Sarah Palin are lit by the same torch.” (Speechless!)
- (Oooh, oooh, love this one): ''Normalization (of gayness) through desensitization. Very effective way to do this with a bunch of second graders, is take a picture of 'The Lion King' for instance, and a teacher might say, 'Do you know that the music for this movie was written by a gay man?' The message is: I'm better at what I do, because I'm gay.''

And perhaps my fave -

 - “But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.”

Erm, no sweetie. I think it took a little longer to abolish slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment in fact. In 1865.

I suppose I should look for the silver lining in all of this - that the more crazy Republicans on the ticket, the less likely any of them will be to get anywhere.

And stop laughing all of you who don't live here.


  1. Uggh...But I think you're right - if extremists like this go up against Obama, the Republicans are more likely to lose. We hope.

  2. Ghastly woman. I should send my seven year old over to sort her out. Sadly, just as with Sarah Palin she has her supporters which is unimaginable and as scary and madder than her Jack McMad expressions. We are all speechless about people like this in Northern California...hopefully she just wants her own TV show.

  3. How does anyone in their right mind support such a total and complete nutter? Sadly some are not in their right minds, but who am I to judge?! Just hopefully not enough to do real lasting damage....and now I bang my head against the table in fear for my homeland :)

  4. No, what's going to happen is that these crazies will ensure Mitt Romney gets the Republican nomination. Agree with his politics or not, Romney is not crazy. And that must be very scary to the Dems running the show. Will be interesting ...

  5. Stop - laughing? Are you kidding? Do I HAVE to? OK. Serious face. (Although actually, maybe she should move over here because Russian politicians say that sort of stuff all the time...)

  6. a) she said 'Minnesota'. Is she from Minnesota? (see how out of touch I am?) If so I am amazed that someone with such string views about anything other than casseroles lives in that State. (that isn't an insult, btw)

    b)what Im nervous about is that she's been put out there as the decoy so when they try to bring Palin back into the limelight everyone will be relieved and decide she's amazing after all. Thats' what i would do if I were the republican party strategist who wanted Palin in. But then again... I wouldn't be the republican party strategist wanting Palin in, so maybe my ideas don't count.

    c)Each day I am gaining a greater understanding of the world's wtf attitude towards americans... *sob*

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  8. Absolutely frightening bint! Let's hope the press rakes something up on her so she can't take this madness any further

  9. Michelle "Crazy Eyes" Bachman is really thinking she can pull this off?
    I am also very afraid should anything close to this come to pass. I only wish I could find a way out of here. The explosion of utter madness is unsettling.

  10. What frightens me is that some people would vote for her. I hate elections in the USA - why does all the nastiness and hoopla start about 3 bloody years before the actual election?

  11. She is loony for sure. I love the comment that said hopefully she just wants her own TV show! When you see all her utterings together like this you really have to wonder how she got to Congress for god's sake. Now that is scary.


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