Michele Bachmann may end up as a candidate for vice president, because it’s doubtful she’ll be the GOP nominee for the top spot. She’s proved over and over again that she’s an ignorant extremist and a hypocrite with no grasp of those pesky things called facts.
A CNN piece tells Bachmann’s “real story”, a must-read. Here are a few of her, um, drawbacks:
She’d gone into conservative broadcasting suggesting that Democrats in the White House had something to do with swine flu outbreaks.
The press obviously didn’t know that she’d been cited as contributing to the rise of hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center. (She told Sean Hannity’s audience that Barack Obama was a tyrant.) [...]
[A]fter more than ten years of holding office, she has no record of legislative achievement [...] The most important strength she has is the fact that she’s got the Council for National Policy behind her. That’s a political organization founded by a bunch of John Birch Society supporters–they can stop a Republican presidential candidacy cold. [...]
She’s speaking in Christ’s name, and she’s telling these lies: about how she had “no interest, absolutely none” in politics, until God called her to run for the Minnesota State Senate. (That’s a lie, told to fellow believers while she was testifying for Jesus Christ. She’d run as a Republican candidate in a previous election and lost, she’d spoken to groups about education reform, she’d worked as a volunteer on the Jimmy Carter campaign.)
So not only is Bachmann all of the things I highlighted in the first paragraph, she’s also a liar.
But you won’t hear about any of this from the cable news [sic] dee jays, nor in most, if any, newspapers.
What you will hear is that she claims she’s “not a flake”, and commentators opining that she’s a serious contender, that she’s no Sarah Palin, etc. ad nauseam. But her actual record? Holding her to account for her own words? Details instead of headlines? You’ll have to rely on the occasional article like the one above (via CNN, of all places) and on blogs in order to get, you know, informed.
And that’s just the way the corporate media wants it.