“I’ll tell you one thing, if I was ever to run for president of the United States, I think the first thing I would do in the first debate is offer my birth certificate, so we can get that off the table,” Bachmann told conservative radio host Jeff Katz last week. She was responding to Katz’s contention that when he signs his sons up for sports, he has to “provide more documentation for them to go and play T-ball in Little League than the president ever had to provide.”No, Mchelle Bachmann is not saying directly that Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States. But she isn't saying that he was either. Why? Because she is seeking the idiot vote. She doesn't want to offend some of the stupid people that follow her.
I want to be clear here. I just administered an ad hominem attack against Michelle Bachmann and her fringe followers. Yet, the ad hominem attack was completely truthful. Birthers are idiots. They are stupid and oftentimes racist people. Let's not mince words about them.
Furthermore, Bachmann has a history of not knowing basic facts. We could start with her recent comments in Concord, NH, where she mixed up her 6th grade history about the locations of Lexington and Concord. Then there was this sweet mother of a bonehead comment when speaking to an anti-tax group in Iowa. She said, “The very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States." Oh my! Slavery did not end until after the Civil War. Again, that 6th grade history might come in handy. A week ago she said that President Obama needs to listen to General Petraeus on what to do in Libya. Except that General Petraeus is the commander of Afghanistan and has nothing to do with Libya. As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, she must have been asleep for the last six months.
Maybe I shouldn't call Bachmann an idiot. But what do you call a person who doesn't know basic facts about history and current events? What do you call a person who deliberately panders to a group of people who thinks that Obama wasn't born in the United States?
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