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Monday, September 26, 2016

Speaking Friday at the Faith and Freedom Coalition “Road to Majority” conference in Washington, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced that she will be running for President of the Tim Tebow fan club. It’s a joke. Get it? Because she’s actually running away from her congressional office, which she’ll surrender at the end of 2014.

Bachmann’s speech should actually go in the Smithsonian’s collection of How Bad the GOP Has Gotten.

“We are looking at the legalization of over 30 million illegal aliens,” she said. “This is not an anti-immigrant speech. Do not walk away with that thought at all.”

This may be the most prototypical Bachmann quote ever. The statistic is wrong, overestimating the number of undocumented immigrants by two or three times. She calls this group “illegal aliens,” an offensive term Republicans are trying to train their members not to use. Then she tells you that you shouldn’t believe your own ears. Despite her lies and name-calling, she’s not being “anti-immigrant.”

“The estimate is that the average illegal alien that comes into the United States — the average age is 34 years old. The average education level is about the 10th grade,” she said. “That’s not to demean anyone who comes into the United States with a lack of education.”

Good thing she wasn’t trying to demean anyone! At least she didn’t argue that immigrants are inherently less intelligent, as conservatives have.

Michele Bachmann

AP Photo/Molly Riley, File

 

  • Lynda Groom

    This woman makes sister Sarah seem intelligent. Wow is she dumb.

    • Independent1

      Lynda, that’s really hard to visualize – that “sister Sarah” could ever seem intelligent – but you’r right!! Michele just keeps digging the hole deeper!!

  • John Pigg

    For the life of me, I can’t understand GOP politicians in the Midwest railing against immigration. It seems its just a way to get attention and your name thrown around as a “reliable conservative”. But in my experience Republican states are not as anti-immigrant as their representatives make them sound.

  • Robert P. Robertson

    Is it just me or what? Has she had her eyes done to look like Dirty Harry? . . I don’t know. It’s probably just me.

  • JDavidS

    Cute and stupid… the only thing that keeps her from being a cliche is a lack of blonde hair.

    • RobertCHastings

      It’s all in her eyes. I have yet to see a picture of Bachman that makes her look like anything other than a soulless demon. There is nothing to be seen in her eyes, which are the windows to the soul.

  • stcroixcarp

    Isn’t this a case of the skunk calling the polecat stinky! When Michelle talks about illegal aliens, she needs to show HER papers. Just which planet was she hatched on?

  • Allan Richardson

    After “Real Housewives of New York” then “Atlanta” then “Beverly Hills” and finally “New Jersey” we still do not have enough farcical “reality” on TV. How about “Real GOP Women of Congress or Formerly of Congress?”

    • CrankyToo

      There are no “Real Women” of the GOP persuasion in Congress.

  • Peter Brown

    I tnought she was a Swiss national or is that only her money?

  • Peter Brown

    The Republicans are absolutely right in their assesment, some women should be denied the vote, the right to run, the right to free speech and other fundamental rights, but only because they emulate their masters like Mitch, Rove,Boner and others.

  • LaRae Bailey

    Do you people really think this country should reward illegals with amnesty? why not turn all our own misdemeanor druggies loose too then? this country can suport 33 million people. it is going to devalue our money, cause lower paying jobs as they flood the job markets, the schools and medical costs alone will sink this country financially. they throw in the fact that those from the middle east can come here in unlimited numbers, the saudi arabians are openly traveling in this country with no passports required, no background checks, they have bought the only american owned refinery on the southern border to refine oil, thus they will contol all american oil prices, we do not even own any of our own water ports anymore. where do you people see this heading for americans? this is not about immigrants, who come here legally. it is about being overrun by illegals and given amnesty and immediate citizenship. you think your taxes are high now, just wait until each of these people sign up for federal benefits, and they will, and your tax dollars triple at least. you are giving this country away in a lunch basket. I fear what is going to happen in this country when our own people do not see what our own politicans are doing to destroy this nation. this bill if it passes will break us and ruin us.

  • Dominick Vila

    In the absence of constructive proposals to strengthen our economy, create jobs, strengthen our national security, and improve our standard of living, the only thing left for people like Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and the talking heads in the media is to focus on issues like abortion, gay marriage, illegal immigrants, the dismantling of MEDICARE, privatizing Social Security, home schooling, religion and demonizing the poor and the middle class. The goal is to feed red meat to their base by touching on all the issues that energize the most ignorant and intolerant segment of our society.

  • howa4x

    Run of the mill idiotic tea party member