Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tea Party Queen Michele Bachmann Will (Unfortunately?) Not Be Seeking Re-Election

Michele Bachmann tries a local Iowa State Fair delicacy... The foot long corn dog.
The rumors are true! Michele Bachmann, who has been a never-ending source of amusement for sound minded individuals, has announced that she will not seek a fifth term in office in 2014.

I'm not sure how I feel about this. I am wholly conflicted. On one hand I loathe to see the curtain drawn on the reigning queen of GOP crazy but in the same breath I see it as a chance for the Republican party to begin to heal itself… Which I view, believe it or not, as a good thing.

The Tea Party Queen explained that an eight-year term in the House was enough and made it clear that her decision not to run had nothing to do with the ongoing ethics investigation about alleged misconduct during her failed 2012 presidential campaign in which the FBI is now involved. Nor was it the fact that she only won her last run by 1% of the vote against the same candidate that would be running against her in 2014.

No she just decided it was her time to go. Personally I view it more of an...

The World: "you're fired!"…

Bachmann: "Oh goodness, you can't fire me because I already quit."

If any of you want to you can view Bachmann's deranged reasoning as to why she bowed out of the 2014 race here…
Comments were disabled for the video. I wonder why?
In case anyone needed a reminder of what exactly Bachmann brought to the table as far as her career as a congresswoman here is a little refresher course into her many wondrous trips to crazytown…
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  • In 2006 Bachmann suggested that a sizable portion of the scientific community discredits the theory of evolution saying "There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design,".
  • In 2008 Bachmann told Chris Mathews on his show that she wished “the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America?” inviting McCarthy-Like Witch Hunts For Anti-American activity.
  • Also in 2009 Bachmann said Beware of "sex clinics" as well as "abortion field trips" in schools as a result of health care reform.  “Does that mean that someone’s 13-year-old daughter could walk into a sex clinic, have a pregnancy test done, be taken away to the local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, have [her] abortion, be back and go home on the school bus? That night, mom and dad are never the wiser.”
  • Again in 2009 (It was a good year) Bachmann said of the effects of greenhouse gases that “Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.” OMG!
  • When it came to her presidential ambitions, Bachmann said she'd been driven to run for the White House thanks to a "sense from God."
  • Bachmann often characterized health care reform as "the crown jewel of socialism" and the tax code as a "weapon of mass destruction." 
  • Bachmann also once derided Planned Parenthood as "the LensCrafters of big abortion."
  • Bachmann said she regarded 9/11 and the 2012 attack in Benghazi as God's "judgment."
  • Bachmann once claimed that the HPV vaccine might cause ‘mental retardation and sent out a fundraising appeal on the issue with the title “I’m Offended.” In interviews Bachmann recounting a meeting with an mysterious and unnamed woman saying: “There’s a woman who came up crying to me tonight after the debate. She said her daughter was given that vaccine. She told me her daughter suffered mental retardation as a result. There are very dangerous consequences.”  
WOW... That's some list and you can bet it's not even close to being complete!

Finally let's take a fond look back at  Michele Bachmann's underwhelming legislative accomplishments as compiled by www.govtrack.us.
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In toto Bachmann has served in the House since 2007, and is the first Republican woman to represent the state of Minnesota in Congress. She sits on both the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (no that's not a joke) and the Committee on Financial Services. Bachmann is of course the founder of the House Tea Party Caucus.

She will be missed... What I actually mean is that hopefully she will go away so she will be missed.

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