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    Michele Bachmann's Holy War | Rolling Stone Politics

    Originally a division of Oral Roberts University, this august academy, dedicated to the teaching of "the law from a biblical worldview," has gone through no fewer than three names including the Christian Broadcasting Network School of Law. Those familiar with the darker chapters in George W. Bush's presidency might recognize the school's current name, the Regent University School of Law. Yes, this was the tiny educational outhouse that, despite being the 136th-ranked law school in the country, where 60 percent of graduates flunked the bar, produced a flood of entrants into the Bush Justice Department.

    Regent was unabashed in its desire that its graduates enter government and become "change agents" who would help bring the law more in line with "eternal principles of justice," i.e., biblical morality. To that end, Bachmann was mentored by a crackpot Christian extremist professor named John Eidsmoe, a frequent contributor to John Birch Society publications who once opined that he could imagine Jesus carrying an M16 and who spent considerable space in one of his books musing about the feasibility of criminalizing blasphemy.
    good read.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: seriously, michele bachmann?

    Seriously. I'm beginning to think she's got a pretty good shot at the nomination.

    *deja vu all over again, I've said this more than once so far today*

    Note to self: Google "Bill Prendergast."
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    Re: seriously, michele bachmann?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    Seriously, Rolling Stone politics?

    Seriously?
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    Re: seriously, michele bachmann?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Seriously, Rolling Stone politics?

    Seriously?
    do you have some factual argument here? maybe i put this in the wrong place?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: seriously, michele bachmann?

    Oh. My word. Seriously.

    The episode was classic Bachmann, whose political strategy throughout her career has mostly revolved around having her Little House on the Never-Existed Fundamentalist Prairie sensibilities rocked by something she has read (or misread) in the news, then immediately proposing a horse****, total-waste-of-*everybody's-time legislative action in response. In 2009, after she saw a news story about the Chinese calling on the world to abandon the dollar as its reserve currency, Bachmann somehow took this to mean that the Obama administration might force ordinary Americans to abandon their familiar green dollar bills for some international and no doubt atheist currency. To combat this possibility, Bachmann introduced a resolution to "bar the dollar from being replaced by any foreign currency." Even after the gaffe was made public, Bachmann pressed on, challenging Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to "categorically renounce the United States moving away from the dollar." Imagine Joe McCarthy dragging Cabinet members into hearings and demanding that they publicly disavow the works of Groucho Marx, and you get a rough idea of the general style of Bachmannian politics.

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    Re: seriously, michele bachmann?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Seriously. I'm beginning to think she's got a pretty good shot at the nomination.

    *deja vu all over again, I've said this more than once so far today*
    The way she is mocked is something the radical right relate to strongly. With falling education standards in this country, it's also something Americans in general can relate to more and more. Educated competition is seen as "condescending." Personally, I would prefer my politicians to be a little smarter than me - they are after all running the country - but apparently that's just me.

    I have been convinced almost from the start that Bachmann is a real contender. And she is a contender BECAUSE people laugh at her. The right of anti-intellectualism and anti-education admires her, and feels like she is their revenge for being laughed at. She literally degrades her own intelligence - because she knows exactly who she's talking to. She's the candidate Palin could have been. The only reason she wasn't is because she couldn't stay on message, and she FOUGHT against being considered stupid. Bachmann embraces it. And her poll numbers show why she's doing it.

    Bachmann is serious. And I will pay close attention to her campaign, because I will not be caught off guard by an extremist of half my intelligence whose only saving grace is her ability to understand how stupid she really is and what a selling point that is in America today. Bachmann is almost poetic in how well she represents everything that is wrong with the public discourse.
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    Re: seriously, michele bachmann?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Oh. My word. Seriously.
    yes, virginia, she is bat**** crazy. she also pretends she still has 28 kids at home.......

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: seriously, michele bachmann?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    Why do you hate people for their religious beliefs?

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    Re: seriously, michele bachmann?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why do you hate people for their religious beliefs?
    Why do you strawman?

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    Re: seriously, michele bachmann?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why do you hate people for their religious beliefs?
    We don't hate that she has religious beliefs. For myself, I don't hate her. I dislike, intensely, that she wants to govern, based on her religion; to foist her religion on the country. This "change agent".

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