Monday, June 27, 2011

History is Bachmann's Waterloo

This comes from an alert reader:

Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a thing for John Wayne. In an interview yesterday with Newsmax, she said she wants to live in “John Wayne’s America.” And in the Iowa town of Waterloo today, where she announced her presidential candidacy, Bachmann told Fox News, “John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.” But unfortunately for historically challenged Bachmann, as the Washington Times points out, the John Wayne born in Waterloo is John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer who murdered 33 teenage boys and young men, not the iconic Western actor.


Montana said...

All hail to Astroturf TeaBparty Queen (ASQ), Michele Bachmann. Isn't she the one that who rails against the Federal Government while every year she benefits from farm subsidies and adopts kids to work them on same farm. Oh yeah she is also a self-proclaimed historian on the US Founding Fathers and US history. The sad truth she will lie to get her way, what honor is there in that? But if you manipulate our US history and double down when you are found out, well don’t go crying to Fake News when you lose. Kind of like the Former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (Most recent quitter of her Bus Tour to restore America). We remember what happen when after “W” manipulate Florida (w/ the help of brother Jebb) to win the presidency and his failure to win any of the two wars he started that devastated our treasury and ruined our economy for the next 50 years. If the GOP thinks that Michele Bachmann is the answer, good luck with that.

Mencken said...

Maybe she was inferring that both she and Gacy shared a side job as a circus clown.

JLM said...

Listen up, Pilgrim,
I don't think the Duke would be hornswoggled by this little girlie from Minnesota. He'd uh seen through her bullplop faster than a cartridge from a .30-06. Now pull the wagons into a circle.

PaulRyanFan84 said...

It is great to see Democrats and their media accomplices focusing on the important stories in the world.

Mencken said...

Egregious, why don't you give us the address of your blog so you can lead us out of the darkness.

That said, Michelle is a leading Republican candidate for president and that makes her newsworthy.

Grumpy even left out the comments by her former chief of staff saying she was unqualified to be president.
Is that newsworthy?

PaulRyanFan84 said...


Yes, if Bachman's former chief of staff said she is unqualified to be president, I would consider that to be a legitimate story.

Now let me ask you a question. Do you really think that Bachman mistakenly claiming that John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa and not Winterset, Iowa is newsworthy???? I am asking because this story headlined all the major news programs this morning.

Let's be honest about what is going on here. The 2012 campaign is rapidly approaching and the media is already attempting to "Palinize" the Republican candidates.

Mencken said...

Good grief.

If anyone is "Palinizing" Michelle Bachmann, it's Michelle Bachmann. Nobody is putting these words in her mouth.

Much like Palin, she's all hat and no cattle. She's a panderer who relies on style over substance. Facts aren't important as long as her minions react to her fractured jingoistic rants.

Why do waste your breath and credibility defending
this rodeo clown?

Mencken said...

OK, now Michelle is saying John Quincy Adams was a Founding Father.

And Michelle also states, the Founding Fathers
(the actual ones) fought hard to end slavery.
Pay no attention to the fact that "twelve of our presidents owned slaves and eight of them owned slaves while serving as president".

JLM said...

When is he going to become "BachmannFan84"?