Michele Bachmann to South Carolina: insane lady one step closer to a presidential run

It seems that every single loon is coming out of the woodwork. After a trip to Iowa, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), legitimate crazy person, is taking a trip to another early primary state, South Carolina, fuelling yet more speculation about a 2012 bid:

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, will travel to the early primary state of South Carolina later this month as she mulls a possible White House bid in 2012, CNN has learned…

“She is obviously exploring her options and seeing what’s out there,” [Spartanburg County Republican Party Chairwoman LaDonna Ryggs] Ryggs told CNN.

It will be Bachmann’s second trip to a key presidential nominating state this year. In January, she traveled to Iowa to headline an Iowans For Tax Relief event and met with top GOP officials in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

You may laugh when I suggest that Michele Bachmann is a nut. But she is – far worse than Sarah Palin, whom I regard more as a cynical purveyor of ready-made conservative soundbites. Witness some of her best quotes:

“I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another, then under another Democrat president, Jimmy Carter. I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.”

“I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America?”

“Take this into consideration. If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the Census Bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations at the request of President Roosevelt, and that’s how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps. I’m not saying that that’s what the Administration is planning to do, but I am saying that private personal information that was given to the Census Bureau in the 1940s was used against Americans to round them up, in a violation of their constitutional rights, and put the Japanese in internment camps.”

She’s a paranoid fruitloop. Basically, she’s a male Steven Colbert, if Colbert weren’t a joke. I’m surprised she’s not also scared of how bears are destroying America. And while it’d be fun to watch her run – and even more fun if both she and Sarah Palin ran – it’d force everyone else at the republican debates to act just a little more crazy than they otherwise would, so as not to appear too moderate.

It’d be good TV, though. Did anyone watch her rebuttal of President Obama’s State of the Union speech? If not, here it is:


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