Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ohhhh Michelle!

You know...The Republican Party used to have credible candidates at one time. I might not have agreed with their ideology..but they were good candidates. Reasonably intelligent, just wrong minded....Now they have cartoonish candidates who don't seem to have much on the ball upstairs.  These candidates actually mirror some of the population, which is really scary. She reminds me of those people Jay Leno interviews on his show that scratch their heads when he asks them what year was the War of 1812!

Sarah Palin was scary enough in 2008....To think that she was actually elected Governor of a state horrifies me...Now the Republican front runner of the week is...drum roll please...Michelle Bachman!  The goofy soccer mom from Minnesota. The one I said that makes Sarah Palin look like a Rhodes scholar.

Fox News...Yes...Fox News had this to say about the start of her campaign-

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) kicked off her formal presidential campaign with a gaffe this weekend, comparing herself to the wrong well-known Iowan on the eve of the official announcement of her bid for the White House, reported Monday.

In an interview Sunday in front of the Waterloo, Iowa, home where she lived until the age of 12, Bachmann misspoke as she stated her hope that Iowans accept her as a native.

"I want them to know just like John Wayne is from Waterloo Iowa, that's the spirit I have too," Bachmann said. "It's embracing America. It's sacrificing for America."

After that sound bite played on FOX News Channel, fans of the late actor called the news station to point out that John Wayne was born 150 miles away in Winterset, Iowa. It was serial killer John Wayne Gacy -- known as the Killer Clown -- who lived and worked in Waterloo.

The Bachmann campaign responded saying the parents of the iconic actor did live in Waterloo for a time. (No they didn't...I looked it up!)

Michelle Bachmann, who has risen near the top of recent Republican polls,by some fluke, has been trying to shake her reputation as a candidate known for gaffes and misstatements. On Monday, she declined to accept an apology from FOX News anchor Chris Wallace, who asked if she was "a flake" during a separate interview on Sunday.

You know it's bad when Fox News makes light of a republican candidate.

Here was yet another Michelle Bachman gaffe-From that ultra liberal newspaper The Washington Post no doubt-

"President Obama has announced his support of returning Israel and Palestine to the pre-war borders of 1967.”

— new Web ad by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

Michelle Bachmann, a likely candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, has posted an ad on the Web accusing President Obama of having “betrayed Israel” with his statement on the 1967 boundaries of Israel during his speech last week on the Middle East.

President Obama’s comments attracted wide attention, because as documented last week, U.S. presidents have generally shied away from mentioning the 1967 boundaries. We ruled that in diplomatic terms his statement was “a major shift,” largely because he said something publicly that had only been acknowledged privately or in code. But did he really say Israel should return to those boundaries?

Okay...Here is something Michelle Bachman and the Tea Party crowd wouldn't know if it slapped her in the face...The Facts...Here is what the President actually said-

“The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.”

And, after a few days of controversy, here is how President Obama explained what he meant in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Sunday:

"It was my reference to the 1967 lines — with mutually agreed swaps — that received the lion’s share of the attention, including just now. And since my position has been misrepresented several times, let me reaffirm what “1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps” means.

By definition, it means that the parties themselves — Israelis and Palestinians — will negotiate a border that is different than the one that existed on June 4, 1967. That’s what mutually agreed-upon swaps means. It is a well-known formula to all who have worked on this issue for a generation. It allows the parties themselves to account for the changes that have taken place over the last 44 years.

It allows the parties themselves to take account of those changes, including the new demographic realities on the ground, and the needs of both sides. The ultimate goal is two states for two people: Israel as a Jewish state and the homeland for the Jewish people and the state of Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people — each state in joined self-determination, mutual recognition and peace.

It seemed pretty clear the first time — when President Obama said “mutually agreed swaps” — that he did not suggest Israel needed to return to the 1967 boundaries. But his statement on May 22 made that point even clearer.

Indeed, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu may have a rocky relationship with President Obama but he approvingly quoted President Obama on the 1967 issue during his speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday: “Now the precise delineation of those borders must be negotiated. We'll be generous about the size of the future Palestinian state. But as President Obama said, the border will be different than the one that existed on June 4th, 1967. Israel will not return to the indefensible boundaries of 1967.”

Was Bachmann not in attendance? More than likely she wasn't. She heard what she wanted to hear. This is the woman who said that "Slavery wasn't all that bad."

And don't get me wrong...I fully expect for there to be a woman president before I leave this existence...This has nothing to do with anything....But we've got to do better than Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin..We've got to..Mitt Romney, where are you?


Arlene said...

Ohhh Michelle is right! This woman is a loonytoon! This caliber of candidate is an affront to all Americans. Michelle and Sarah's presence says all that is required of a president to breathe and talk $h#!. (So sorry for the rough language.) Yesterday she said that the god-like founding fathers worked all their lives to end slavery! Facts tell the rest of the thinking world that those men made fortunes on slavery. The historical series Eyes on the Prize tell the anecdote of Martha Washington locking herself in the attic after George's death. George had willed his "property" to Martha with the proviso that any who lived until after her death would be freed. Martha was terrified that the enslaved would hasten her departure for their freedom. History tells us that Martha hired lawyers to break George's will so she could free his slaves. Note that the other white slaveholders didn't want that to happen to set a precedent, so Martha just went off to live with her family for protection. Thomas Jefferson had a whole slave family. James Madison, principal writer of the constitution thought my uncles were only 3/5 of a human being. Those were the folks to hold up as "exceptional." Not in my book.

Damian said...

Very useful piece of writing, much thanks for your post.
casino online


"Mommy, can I go to Timmy's blog and play?"

Click on image to enlarge for reading

Click on image to enlarge for reading

Click on image to enlarge for reading