Is there any Republican presidential candidate more entertaining that Michele Bachmann? Sure, there's Herman Cain and his new-affair-every-week-or-your-money-back policy. And then there's Newt Gingrich and his constant stuttering while trying to spit out the phrase "sanctity of marriage", but I think Bachmann takes the cake.
While talking to supporters in Iowa yesterday, Bachmann remarked that if she was in the White House, the U.S. embassy in Iran would be closed. Good for her for supporting such a sensible policy to cut relations with a country ruled by a tyrannical despot. In fact, it's such a sensible policy it's already been in place for over 30 years. The United States has not had an embassy in Iran since 1980.
This is not some odd piece of trivia that Bachmann has flubbed -- it's a fundamental part of our current situation with the middle east. The Islamic Revolution in 1979 led to the overthrow of the Shah and then the Iran hostage crisis which led to the United States backing Iraq (and Saddam Hussein) in their fight against Iran. Our relations with the entire middle east and our situation with the Taliban in Afghanistan all tie back to the events that led to us cutting relations with Iran three decades ago. To not know, in 2011, that the United States does not have diplomatic relations with Iran is a sign of both willful ignorance and a dangerous lack of knowledge of recent world history.
Bachmann IS an idiot, but the biggest flub with Iran is that Obama is launching sanctions against them.
Expect another war.
Eh, maybe she's talking about the "virtual embassy" that the Obama Administration put in place a few weeks ago? At least that's what I found online. Yep, I'm "ignorant" of a lot of this stuff too, just as perhaps you are? The O does indeed do things underhandedly quite often.
And the more that the liberals mock Bachmann, the more credibility she gains. The woman has common sense and integrity.
By the way, she's also allowed a few gaffes, just like Obama has been allowed (Well, his Administration's been given more than their share of leniency, actually). But I reckon some people conveniently ignore that fact.
She doesn't need the votes of liberals. She needs the votes of moderates. They think she's extreme too, hence she has zero chance of gaining the nomination. It's as simple as that really. She's driven by a very strong religious ideology. The USA isn't a theocracy, as most voters appreciate.
Oh yeah...the "moderates"....those people who refuse to call right right and wrong wrong and don't want anyone else to either.....you mean those?
What does that mean?
I said nothing about myself.
....those people who refuse to call right right and wrong wrong and don't want anyone else to either....
A little birdie just flew right over your head, Brenda :-)
And a carp.
Nipping at the sherry again?
I don't drink sherry. Or anything alcoholic rarely. Maybe a wine cooler at New Year's. But I even quit that the last time (several years ago) 'cause it gave me a hangover. I hate hangovers. Don't you? Just doesn't seem to be worth it.
I think if Palin had played her cards right, she could've been a much more popular political figure. She's of course done well out personally though. She has likeability. Bachmann really doesn't.
On the contrary, she's very likeable! And even more professional-minded than Palin, although I liked Palin too. Bachmann's stronger and a fiercer fighter. America needs that, especially right now. Obama's not anywhere near as gutsy as her. Nor as right about...anything.
I would agree that she is more professional and capable than Palin. I can certainly see why she would hold appeal in certain states and be able to govern well. I just think her views don't really fit in well with governing the nation. I would imagine that Gingrich or Romney will get to lead the Republicans into the 2012 election. Gingrich seems to be favored right now, but I wouldn't rule out Romney. It's detable whether he actually believes anything (since he flip flops so much), but it seems to be all about the floating voters and he does seem to hold some appeal with them. Time will tell. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out .
My doctor asked me how much I drink. I told her that nobody would get rich even if they sold me a lifetime supply. In fact, I bet most liquor stores wouldn't even want to deliver that small an order.
I have liquor bottles here that are 40 years old and barely touched.
Please send them over. I will be happy to touch them.
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