Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachman is the epicenter of what can only be called Let’s Elect A Nutjob! She exudes evangelical nut-jobbery, eclipsing even Governor Rick Perry (TX).
Today, to my horror, I learned first that one of my favorite webzines, The Objective Standard, has a blog piece actually praising Ms Bachman. Now, the piece has its point regarding the DOE (and clearly states it is not an endorsement of her), but please why tout Ms Bachman? She clearly is not the only education reform minded candidate. Given her penchant for peculiar explainations of history, one could argue she displays a certain degree of intellectual bankruptcy..
To the point, today I heard this from Ms Bachman regarding the current fluff over genital human papillomavirus, aka HPV: “there was a woman who came up to me crying after the debate saying that her daughter was given that vaccine. She told me her daughter suffered mental retardation as a result of that vaccine.” Folks, please go out the CDC website and learn what the hell this is all about.. Ms Bachman is an idiot. She has zero background in science, and in fact eschews it on a regular basis in lieu of her faith (the assumption of mysticism notwithstanding facts to the contrary).
This, on the back of her bizarre comments in 2004 (and later), regarding slavery, and that being gay is “personal enslavement.” She went on to state that if same-sex marriage were legalized, “little children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal and natural and that perhaps they should try it.” Moreover, she actually believes that evolution is a theory that has “never been proven,” and that intelligent design should be taught in schools.
Folks, this is one of the GOP candidates to be President of the U.S.! Perry isn’t much better, and is an abomination in terms of individual rights. There is a common thread that runs through all of these so-called Tea Party candidates: they co-opted a grass roots movement for their evangelical religion-based world view. This is sickening, I would vote for Mr. Obama before a theocrat twit like Ms Bachman.