And Speaking of Being a Dumbass…..and trying to cover it up….
It hasn’t been a good week so far if your name is Michelle Bachmann and you’re running for the Republican nomination for President. The current House Representative from Minnesota and front runner in Iowa has been busy making an ass out of herself. First, she mentioned she had the “spirit of John Wayne” in Waterloo Iowa and mentioned that was the movie star’s birthplace. Um, no. John Wayne was born in WINTERSET, Iowa not Waterloo. In fact, the only John Wayne with any connection to Waterloo, Iowa was John Wayne GACY. Yeah, she said she had the ‘sprit’ of a serial child killer who dressed up like a clown. Yeah. I know. Another edition of WTF was she thinking?
And then, the fearless Bachmann mentioned John Quincy Adams. Now, my sister is an Adams family scholar. She knows all about John Adams the founding father, and John Quincy Adams the son of the founding father. Unfortunately, Michelle Bachmann didn’t and spouted her ignorance of American history on This Week With George Stephanopoulos. She mentioned John Quincy as one of the founding fathers. Once again, um, no. The whole thing was over the founding fathers and their position on slavery. Michelle said they worked tirelessly to END slavery. Well, John Adams the father was an abolitionist as was his wife and John Quincy. Benjamin Franklin was also an abolitionist. However, Jefferson owned slaves as did Washington, Madison and Monroe. John Hancock was a slave dealer, which is why Adams hated him. So, the founding fathers were actually split on the issue of slavery and remained so.
The point is this: all Michelle had to do was Google either John Wayne or John Adams and she would have found the actual birthplace of one and actual name, paternity and position on slavery of the other. She was either too damn lazy or too damn ignorant of the Internet to do so. And this person wants to be President of the United States? Please. The Republican Party can’t scare up a serious candidate for the office. They’re all fucking lame, stupid or crazy. Huntsman? Please. Total non Alpha male who has his balls in a box stashed in a Mormon temple somewhere. Romney? Same thing as Huntsman. Santorum? Mr. Man on Dog. Gingrich? Total pompous asshole who has a problem with keeping his brains in his Richard. Cain? Token Black Pizza Guy who Looks And Acts Like Michael Steele. Palin? Princess Shooting Moose Who Can See Russia From Her House? REALLY? Fred Karger? Token Gay Man Nobody Knows About? Ron Paul? Mr. Ayn Rand Worshipper who wants to Audit the Federal Reserve and kill the 1964Civil Rights Act?
The Republican Party considers THESE people serious candidates for their nomination? They consider THESE people candidates that can win against Barack Obama? There’s a reason why my sister and I are referring to the 2012 GOP Presidential race as a repeat of the 1984 Democratic Presidential race. We call it “Who’s Mondale?” We all remember what happened to Walter Mondale-he got his ass beat by a big landslide. Good man, Great Vice President, shitty candidate. I suspect that’s what is going to happen here as well.
2012 is NOT going to be a good year for the Republicans, if these candidates are any indication. And they wonder WHY moderate Republicans are starting to shift to the Left, as seen by the majority vote on Marriage Equality in New York? Those Republicans see the writing on the wall. These Republicans running for the nomination are too stupid to read it.
UPDATE: Wikipedia just reported that someone tried to change the entry on John Quincy Adams to make it look like John Quincy WAS a founding father. Coincidence, much? Or just someone trying to cover up what a dumbass she is, a’la Sarah Pallin and the Paul Revere gaffe?