UPDATE FROM (O)CT(O)PUS BELOW.
Bachmann actually got up in front of people and said the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery?
This is grindingly cringe-worthy idiocy. But not for the Tea Party--which apparently rewards stupidity and actually encourages it.
If my child came home from school and said his American history teacher claimed what Bachmann claimed, I would demand that teacher be fired as a monumental incompetent. Yet this stupid woman is appearing in Iowa with the hope of being nominated as her party's candidate for president?
What has happened to this country that people as illiterate and dumb as Michele Bachmann can attain not just the position of US Representative but, incredibly, entertain the hope of being president without having the slightest understanding of the history of this country?
But more important, what about the people of the 6th Congressional district of Minnesota? They are the ones who contine to keep this dunderhead in office. Can an entire congressional district be that soft-witted? Apparently, yes. I guess even gormless people need representation too, and Bachmann is their choice.
The Tea Party, which supports this irredeemable dunce, should be ashamed of going within 10 feet of this jerk, let alone supporting and encouraging her to seek high office.
The Tea Party cannot be considered a serious movement so long as they continue to support people like Carl Paladino, Sarah Palin, and Michele Bachmann--people who are ignorant and proud of their ignorance and who have no intention of correcting their imbecility.
Here's the video of this unfortunate woman making an ass of herself for all the world to witness. These are the kinds of pols the Tea Party admires: Jabbering idiots.
Please link to this post by our friend (O)CT(O)PUS over at TSZ, which supplies more details on the Bachmann debacle.
"Trump has, thus far, made casual phone calls to the leaders of Taiwan and Pakistan, two significant countries on the world stage involved in fraught issues.
He has also casually suggested that flag burners be not merely tried as criminals, but deprived of their citizenship. He has done these things, and others, without the slightest introspection, consultation with others, knowledge of the issues, or even acknowledgment of institutional structure or constraint. And all this as president-elect, before he is even inaugurated.
These, my friends, are not the actions of a president, but those of a caudillo, asserting his power to actuate major policies on his whim, and his alone, without constraint or consideration. This is the man whose most famous line prior to his political campaign was, 'You're fired!' Or, worse than a caudillo. He is demonstrating, over and over again, that in his mind he conflates the state, and the country, with himself, and himself alone. He then hosts victory rallies and claims an overwhelming electoral victory in a country which voted by more than 2.5 million votes for his opponent over himself.
Do not trivialize this." -- Michael K.