Looking at American politics from the outside can be like watching an extreme sport. The fruitcakes of British politics are more akin to cricket in their oddities. At least now the Thatcher era is over, at any rate. But Britain is always late to catch on to US practices. The Kennedy moment made it to Britain in 1997 with the election of Blair. And look how that turned out.
So, to the subject: what has the bizarre oddball Michele Bachmann, the Republican representative of Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, been up to now?
Like many right-wingers in the States, Bachmann believes in Creationism, and she sounds very much like the subject of this month’s Rebel Scum feature, Linda Harvey. This is an illustrative example: “Our children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal and natural and that perhaps they should try it, and that’ll be very soon in our public schools all across the state, beginning in kindergarten.” There’s no rational mind at work here. It’s blind panic in the face of a subject that upsets her equilibrium.
It would be wrong to call Michele Bachmann evil. She’s ignorant. Willfully and loyally so. It’s what she does/says that is evil.
In this video, 8-year-old Elijah tells Bachmann that his mother is gay and she doesn’t need fixing. And she shunts him away. Go Elijah!
For more on the weird and irrational world of Bachmann, take a look at this. It will astound the senses! Craziest Michele Bachmann quotes on Buzzfeed.