If you were thinking to yourself that there’s been a surprising dearth of news on Michele Bachmann, the Queen Bee of Wingnuttia, don’t worry. The drought is over, she’s back in the news, and she’s just as determined to continue her Sisyphean battle with reality as we remember.
At the 2014 “Values Voters Summit” the Minnesota Republican claimed that, like her comprehension of reality, “moderate” Islam doesn’t exist and that President Obama has failed the American people by not declaring war on Islam as a whole entity.
While speaking on her appointment to the House Permanent Select Committee in Intelligence (yes, I’m not touching that irony; it’s radioactive), she claimed that she “had a front-row seat to a world set on fire” because of “Islamic jihad.” And while the world burned, and Batman sulked in his bat cave, we’ve seen nothing but “one disaster after another for the Obama-Clinton policy team.”
Bachmann railed against the notion that the United States was a dying empire, and mocked the phantasma the right calls “the Obama Administration” by saying that, “in their [Obama and Clinton’s] fantasy world, being a smaller, diminished, less-powerful United States is somehow supposed to bring about global tranquility.”
She went on to add that they were so fed up with the modern disaster of American policy they were interested in bringing back Reagan’s disaster instead:
Well, Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton, we want our 1980s foreign policy back! Peace through strength! Peace through strength! We don’t want your failed ‘Russian reset’! We don’t want four Americans dead in Benghazi!
Nothing will change the world more than your foolish lifting of sanctions on Iran as they are racing to complete nuclear weapons — and they will. If you stay the course.
Unbelievably, we have the first anti-Israel president in American history. That’s your legacy!
It’s no wonder Hillary Clinton couldn’t think of an answer when asked on her book tour to name her greatest accomplishment as Secretary of State. Well I have one — permanent retirement!
Quite simply, because she basically fails to inspire confidence in just about anything, and don’t forget — she’ll be Barack Obama’s third and fourth term as president.
They really are scared of Hillary, aren’t they?
She bemoaned “the rise of Islamic jihad,” and that “Islamic jihad” is “redundant,” as apparently all forms of Islam deserve to be conflated with the most radical elements. She added that Muslims are engaging in “spiritual warfare” and that it’s our job to “defeat Islamic jihad.” Of course, that’s not happening because Obama “has the wrong prescription.”
I’m not so sure about that, Bachmann; if you looked hard enough, you could probably find a plan under Obamacare that covers Zyprexa.
She added, to wild applause:
“Yes, Mr. President, it is about Islam!” and that “And I believe if you have an evil of an order of this magnitude, you take it seriously. You declare war on it, you don’t dance around it. Just like the Islamic State has declared war on the United States of America.”
Bachmann then offered advice on how to win a war:
You kill their leader. You kill their councils, you kill their army until they wave the white flag of surrender. That’s how you win a war!
We’re going to have to answer to the next generation — why we failed to defeat the totalitarian evil of our day.
She added that the “ugly truth” about moderate Muslims like the Syrian rebels is that “they will never be vetted” and they “certainly aren’t all moderates” and:
“Nearly half of the Syrian rebels we trained have already taken up the cause of Islamic jihad. Half! So why in the world are we giving them American weapons?”
Because that’s what Reagan did in the 1980s?