That Seal Was Real

July 26, 2011 5:19 am

Top five Michele Bachmann quotes

redofromstart:

  1. “Not all cultures are equal, not all values are equal…France had a beautiful culture — the French culture is actually diminished, it’s going away.” (2005) [This is not really logically fallcaious, it’s just untrue. However, if the premises were true, it might be a case of the hasty generalization.]
  2. “I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America?” (2008) [False dichotomy; red herring.]
  3. “Carbon dioxide is portrayed as a harmful gas. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.” (2009) [Again, this is just fundamentally false, but might imply a hasty generalization or a negative form of the appeal to authority.]
  4. “I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another, then another Democratic president, Jimmy Carter. I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.” (2009) [False cause (confusing correlation and causation) mixed with apophasis (“mentioning by not mentioning.”)
  5. “Don’t misunderstand. I am not here bashing people who are homosexuals, who are lesbians, who are bisexual, who are transgender. We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders.” (2004) [Begging the question.]

See? Logic and rhetoric make funtimes.

(Source: telegraph.co.uk, via stfubachmann)

July 19, 2011 6:33 am July 13, 2011 7:54 am
Bachmann Begins to Run Away With it in Iowa

stfubachmann:

The big news Monday in the political world was that Rep. Michele Bachmann has surged to the lead in a new Republican poll in Iowa.

The even bigger news is that Bachmann’s lead over former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney may be significantly wider than the four percent margin reflected in the poll, and we may in fact be under-selling her surge in the Hawkeye State

A closer look at the Voter/Consumer Research poll shows that among voters who are described as the “most attentive,” Bachmann leads by a much-wider 14-point margin, 32 percent to 18 percent.

Those numbers matter for several reasons.

One, of course, is that attentive voters are more likely to turn out to vote. And that’s especially true in Iowa, which uses a caucus system dominated by — you guessed it — more attentive voters. These kinds of voters are much more likely to be willing to trudge through the snow on a Thursday night in the dead of winter to cast their votes.

But the more important reason is the enthusiasm gap in the GOP presidential field. Put plainly, Bachmann is the candidate that evokes passion in Republican voters at the moment. Her opponents, by and large, don’t. And that gap means her lead could very well grow.

What it means is the news stories are probably not over-estimating her current momentum….in fact, they may be under-estimating it,” said GOP consultant Dan Hazelwood. “And second, she has a sizable base to mobilize for a caucus event.”

Oh dear god, please don’t let her get anywhere near that nomination.

THIS IS NOT OKAY AT ALL. AT ALL.

7:30 am

stfubachmann:

According to Videogum, the clip above features Michele Bachmann and Lou Engle at the Family Research Council’s 2009 “Prayercast” event, held to stymie the passage of Obama’s healthcare reform.

Bachmann leads the prayer with a bowed head and steady, practiced voice. She doesn’t bring up Healthcare or Obama by name, but begs God’s forgiveness for herself and as a “stand in for others” who failed to look to God as leaders.

Hearing a politician imploring God to take sides on a partisan issue usually feels a bit like watching football players asking God to take their team’s side before a game. If an omnipotent God exists and is watching the game, one can assume that he’s expending his energy preventing concussions, rather than taking sides.

But, while the Bible’s God is surely neither a Republican or a Democrat, healthcare may be one of the few partisan issues where he actually does take a side.

Last November Pope Benedict XVI and other Catholic church leaders said at the international papal conference on health care at the Vatican that it is the “moral responsibility of nations to guarantee access to health care for all of their citizens, regardless of social and economic status or their ability to pay.”

Yet various religious politicians who purport to be acting out God’s will are vocally opposed to healthcare reform. According to New York Times, last summer Sarah Palin called Obama’s proposal “downright evil.”

I don’t usually side with the Pope— it bugs me that he’s against gay marriage and contraceptives—but I’m with him on this one. God would most likely support a bill that tries to provide affordable healthcare to everyone. At the very least, it would make his job of preventing brain damage on high school Football fields a little bit easier.

Michele, you can’t pray away ‘the gay’, and you sure as fuck can’t pray away affordable healthcare. 

P.S From 2:30 on it gets REALLY weird

7:13 am
"Socialism and communism are basically the same thing. In America, we dealt with communism once. Now that we have a brown person in the White House trying to institute socialized health care, it’s important to protect our unique American society. When terrorists try to destroy our society, we send them to Gitmo. I don’t see why we shouldn’t do the same to socialists like Mr. Obama."

Michele Bachmann, 2010 to a group of volunteer firefighters in Hendersonville, NC. (via actualmichelebachmannquotes)

(Source: , via stfubachmann)

July 11, 2011 3:57 am
carlzimmer:

“Where do we say that a cell became a blade of grass, which became a starfish, which became a cat, which became a donkey, which became a human being?”—The Honorable Michele Bachmann
Hold on…I’m still looking…wait…I’ll find it here somewhere…Let me check my copy of The Descent of Man from Donkeys…

Wait … What … I don’t … is this … I can’t even … I give up.

carlzimmer:

“Where do we say that a cell became a blade of grass, which became a starfish, which became a cat, which became a donkey, which became a human being?”—The Honorable Michele Bachmann

Hold on…I’m still looking…wait…I’ll find it here somewhere…Let me check my copy of The Descent of Man from Donkeys…

Wait … What … I don’t … is this … I can’t even … I give up.

(via stfuconservatives)

3:09 am
mattgorman:

nefariousnewt:

squee-gee:

motherjones:


“Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet  sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by  his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-  American baby born after the election of the USA’s first  African-American President.”

Michele Bachmann’s foot, meet Michele Bachmann’s mouth. Read more excerpts from the “Marriage Vow” she signed, along with action pics, here.

I am going to keep reblogging this repugnant shit every time it comes across my dash because it is so fucking abhorrent and I don’t want anyone to forget this.  So you might as well add Michele Bachmann, slavery, and WHAT THE EVER-LOVING FUCK!?? to your tumblrsavior until this heffa drops out of the race.

I hate to burst Ms. Bachmann’s bubble, but a child born into slavery was more likely to be abused, sold off, raped, or sent to work long hours for no pay in the fields, than be raised in a two-parent household, since either parent could be sold off at any moment. Slave wedding vows included the phrase “until death or distance do us part,” since there was no guaranteed one or the other partner would not be sold off to another plantation.
There is nothing redeeming about slavery. Nothing. Not one single thing associated with slavery is acceptable, allowable, or admirable. That she continues to make such statements marks her as not only unfit to be a legislator, but reprehensible as a human being.

I just can’t get over the fact that this is something that an actual person actually said. Like, a person who is running for president of the fucking United States. How can someone be so ignorant? Like, seriously. How the fuck does that happen? I really want to know.

mattgorman:

nefariousnewt:

squee-gee:

motherjones:

“Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African- American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.”

Michele Bachmann’s foot, meet Michele Bachmann’s mouth. Read more excerpts from the “Marriage Vow” she signed, along with action pics, here.

I am going to keep reblogging this repugnant shit every time it comes across my dash because it is so fucking abhorrent and I don’t want anyone to forget this.  So you might as well add Michele Bachmann, slavery, and WHAT THE EVER-LOVING FUCK!?? to your tumblrsavior until this heffa drops out of the race.

I hate to burst Ms. Bachmann’s bubble, but a child born into slavery was more likely to be abused, sold off, raped, or sent to work long hours for no pay in the fields, than be raised in a two-parent household, since either parent could be sold off at any moment. Slave wedding vows included the phrase “until death or distance do us part,” since there was no guaranteed one or the other partner would not be sold off to another plantation.

There is nothing redeeming about slavery. Nothing. Not one single thing associated with slavery is acceptable, allowable, or admirable. That she continues to make such statements marks her as not only unfit to be a legislator, but reprehensible as a human being.

I just can’t get over the fact that this is something that an actual person actually said. Like, a person who is running for president of the fucking United States. How can someone be so ignorant? Like, seriously. How the fuck does that happen? I really want to know.

(via notyourfangirl-deactivated20140)