Friday, October 24, 2008

Bachmann: "I May Not Always Get My Words Right"

This is one of the most infuriating types of bullshit in my book--attempting to worm out of your considered position by claiming that you've "used the wrong words." (Note that this is also one of the whiny ploys undergraduates often use to covertly complain about their grades--"So I used the wrong words," they often say poutily. Well, I often find myself replying, if saying "not p" when, in fact, you should have said "p" counts as using the wrong words...well, then yeah, I guess you used the wrong words.)

Bachmann did not "get her words wrong." She clearly and repeatedly expressed her view that many Democrats, including Barack Obama, were likely to be anti-American, and that the press should investigate this matter to discover which ones were. There was no unclarity about what she believed, and it had nothing to do with the words she chose.

In addition to being a neo-McCarthyite nutcase, Michelle Bachmann is a liar who is trying to worm out of her own--decidedly anti-American--views.


Blogger Myca said...

But she just misspoke! She accidentally said "hold anti-American views" when she meant to say "enjoy eating cake."

As in, "I think we need to investigate members of congress to discover which ones enjoy eating cake."

And why did she say this? I don't know, but maybe she wanted to surprise them with a delicious baked treat? Maybe she was going to throw a big surprise party? Maybe she was just trying to do something nice, and now you've ruined it.

Nice, Winston. Real nice. You know, it's always easier to tear down than to build up, but I guess a rabid anti-cake partisan like you wouldn't give much thought to that, would you?


1:15 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

Don't worry, Myca - it's only a matter of time before WS is caught in a bathroom stall soliciting cupcakes.

We all know the true nature of rabid anti-cake partisans.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TVD should be here, he could explain how Bachmann was the victim of a drive-by from Matthews, complete with an obscure reference to St Augustine on the subject, along with how it's really Obama's fault for running as an anti-American presidential candidate in the first place...........

3:06 PM  
Blogger Myca said...

Oh Christ, now I kind of miss him.

4:19 PM  
Blogger lovable liberal said...

That sharp stick in the eye just makes one feel so alive!

5:51 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...


You know not what you do!

5:51 PM  

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