Saturday, June 18, 2011

Batshit Crazy on the Campaign Trail: Michele Bachmann

I despair, I really do. And the frightening thing is, get a pair of retards like Bachmann and Perry together on a ticket, I'm not saying they would win, but they would come close enough to scare the shit out of any rational thinker.

I remember the last creationist that ran for the Republican nomination, he didn't do half badly, only loosing out in the final stages to a man that wore magic underpants.

Only in America! not arf!

White hot Bachmann calls for schools to teach intelligent design as she electrifies GOP leadership conference
18th June 2011

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has called for schools to teach intelligent design as she exposed her own doubts over evolution.

'I support intelligent design,' she told reporters after the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans yesterday.

'What I support is putting all science on the table and letting students decide.

'I don't think it's a good idea for government to come down on one side of a scientific issue or another, when there is reasonable doubt on both sides.... That's why I believe the federal government should not be involved in local education to the most minimal process.'

Mrs Bachmann is riding a wave of adoring support after her triumphant showing at the first GOP debate in New Hampshire on Monday night.

In New Orleans yesterday she was greeted with a standing ovation and an audience member shouting 'I love you!' as she walked on stage.

'Love you too,' she replied, according to CBS.

She roused the New Orleans crowd by telling them 'You survived Katrina! You survived President Obama's oil moratorium! there is nothing you cannot survive!'

And she declared that in 2012 the Tea Party 'will be bigger than ever'.

Mrs Bachmann slammed President Obama for achieving a 'big F on his economic report card'.

And she vowed again that Mr Obama will be a 'one-term President'.

It was the overriding sentiment of the conference, where Republicans emphasised that they needed a candidate they could unite behind.

'Our goal, our focus, has to be to elect a new Republican president next year,' said Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, who considered a White House run but decided against it.

'Don't get hung up on purity. In this business, it is unity that wins elections,' he said.

Republicans are launching their 2012 nomination race with fresh memories of last year's divisive primary fights between the party establishment and conservative Tea Party insurgents.

The ideological battle between the two might have cost the party even bigger gains in the midterm elections.

In 2012, many of the activists said, the focus will be less on ideology and more on practicality.

'It's not about finding somebody who we agree with, but who the American people agree with,' said Linda Herren, a member of the Republican National Committee from Georgia.

'I can tell you I won't agree 100 percent with our candidate, but I will support whoever wins the primary. We have to beat Obama.'

The slow-starting Republican presidential race has gained momentum in recent weeks, although most national polls show all of the Republicans trailing Obama 17 months before the election.

Four Republican presidential hopefuls addressed the crowd on the second day of the three-day conference, making their case for why they were the best person for beating Obama.

Mrs Bachmann also said she could bring together fiscal and social conservatives along with Tea Party activists.

All of the contenders slammed Obama's economic leadership and criticized his policies as a dramatic expansion of government control and regulation that had stifled growth and drained the budget.

'There is a sense of urgency for us to take this nation back,' said businessman Herman Cain, who drew a big crowd and a rousing reception.

He mocked critics who say he has no political experience and doesn't know how things work.

'I'm going to Washington to change how things work,' he said.

U.S. Representative Ron Paul and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum also addressed the conference, which has about 2,000 registrants -- fewer than last year, when 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was a featured speaker.

Mrs Palin, still considering a White House bid, did not attend the event, and neither did two top-tier contenders, Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty.

Former U.S. envoy Jon Huntsman, who will launch his candidacy next week, was scheduled to attend but cancelled because of illness.

Barbara Mabray, of Georgetown, Texas, said she came to support an effort to draft U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, a conservative who led the challenge to party establishment candidates in several of last year's primaries.

'We need someone of his stature, a proven person,' she said. 'I want someone who can win.'

Mabray said she liked Mrs Bachmann but did not think she was ready for the White House, and Mr Romney was 'too liberal'.

Mr DeMint told the crowd he was asking candidates to sign a pledge to not support raising the U.S. debt ceiling without significant spending cuts, caps on future spending and passage of a balanced budget amendment.

'I'm telling any presidential candidate -- if your name isn't on that list, don't come see me,' he said.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, one of several Republicans still considering getting in the race in response to complaints about the weakness of the field, will address the conference today.

Registrants at the conference also are voting in a straw poll of the 2012 nomination race. The results will be announced on Saturday afternoon. The Wail + photos

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