Friday, July 1, 2011

Liars and Morons

The news has reported that, after Michele Bachmann’s stellar performance during the Republican Presidential debate, she is rapidly ascending in the polls to be the front runner. Not everyone is happy about this development. And I’m not talking about myself. As much as I want to see Rick Santorum be considered a serious candidate, I don’t think he’s got snowball’s chance in hell. Not with Michele in the race… and Sarah in the wings. But I’m jumping ahead of myself. To get back to Mrs. Bachmann–she’s the liar I am referring to, although the label “moron” also fits her like a J.C. Penny’s suit. Her gaff about Lexington and Concord being in New Hampshire was one thing. Her claim that John Quincy Adams was one of our forefathers that fought in the Revolutionary War (when he was 8 years old) was ludicrous, but she did try to back it up. Like Mrs. Palin, she insists on being right (vis a vis, half-governor Palin’s explanation of Paul Revere’s ride), even when she’s clearly wrong. And there’s the one about our forefathers fighting slavery… while they all had slaves. But, let’s put all that nonsense aside. For the time being, let’s focus on Mrs. Bachmann’s well-earned title of “liar.” She has said that she has “never gotten a penny” from a family farm that has received federal farm subsidies when in fact the farm produced income of at least $32,500 and as much as $105,000 from 2006 through 2009. In addition, she reported in personal financial disclosure reports (required annually from members of congress) that she holds an interest in the family farm worth between $100,000 and $250,000.When pressed on the issue, Bachmann responded that she “wasn’t involved in decisions about running the farm.” Uh… no one asked her about “running” the farm, only about earning an income from it. Then, there’s the one about her husband’s Christian mental health clinic. While criticizing the Democratic healthcare program and making the repeal of “Obamacare” her number one priority, her husband’s clinic has received tens of thousands of dollars in state and federal funding. Her response to these facts in a Sunday morning interview with Bob Schieffer was to divert the conversation to the Obama administration’s reckless use of limousines. Yes, behind that beatific smile, big hair and scary eyes is a liar. Meet the new boss… same as the old boss.

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And then there’s the perpetual moron. Half-governor, fully-loaded nitwit with a persecution complex and a bizarre level of pride of ignorance… Sarah Louise Palin. This week saw the world premiere of the movie, “Undefeated” in Pella, Iowa… the movie capitol of the world. Wha? The director, Steve Bannon, saw fit to begin the movie with drawn-out footage of Sarah bashing by Hollywood celebrities, clearly setting the star up as a martyr and victim. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie “opens with several minutes of Hollywood entertainers using some of the most vulgar language imaginable to express their displeasure with the former vice presidential candidate.”

“This is the first that I've seen much of that. It kind of takes you back," she told the Hollywood Reporter. "It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What's your problem? And what was the problem? And what is the problem?

"What would make a celebrity, like you saw on screen, so hate someone that they'd seek their destruction, their death, the death of their children? What would make someone be so full of hate and, I guess, a sense of being threatened that they would want to see that person destroyed?"

Don't hate me because I'm, uh... because, er....

You see? She’s a regular hockey-mom martyr like Jesus on skates.

Personally, the title, “The Undefeated” stopped me dead in my tracks. Am I mistaken or did she, along with presidential candidate, John McCain, lose the election? Weren’t they… DEFEATED??? Details, details.

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