Granite Grok, a shitblog maintained by proud right-wing New Hampshirites who aren’t from New Hampshire, is always a reliable source of misinformation, illiteracy, and the various other noisome hallmarks of self-identification with neoconservative politics. They’ve outdone themselves, though, with this post about serial lunatic Michele Bachmann, a congresswoman from Minnesota. Its opening utterances:
She drives the left nuts. George Will wrote about her in a recent column. What makes Michelle [sic] Bachmann catch peoples’ [sic] attention? She’s smart. She speaks in plain language. She doesn’t engage in doublespeak or pander. THAT is what people want in their politicians…
Apparently, someone thinks that it’s not Hallowe’en, but April Fool’s Day.
Bachmann doesn’t drive the left nuts. She’s an endless source of entertainment. As far as her speaking in plain language is concerned, I suppose that if you’re knot reel good with wurds yerself, yu might think that. A great example of Bachmann’s “plain language” was her claiming that the Swine Flu epidemic broke out under Jimmy Carter’s watch:
I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.
Sure she’s not blaming Obama–she merely finds things “interesting.” But more to the point, it was during Republican Gerald Ford’s presidency that the first cases of this strain of flu were seen (not that Ford was to blame, obviously).
Bachmann has also claimed that 3% the atmosphere consists of carbon dioxide, putting her in error by a factor of roughly 100. Then there’s this gem:
I just wondered that if our founders thought taxation without representation was bad, what would they think of representation WITH taxation?
There are scores of other examples of Bachmann’s unwavering incompetence as a member of the House and as a human being, but it would take all day and night to list them and I have to stock up on eggs and shaving cream before it gets dark.
The Granite Grok clowns have stood behind people like Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin in the past. But when you believe that Michele Bachmann is smart, it’s time to visit a neurologist, or have someone analyze your tap water for the presence of heavy metals.
I don’t doubt that Bachmann’s unmitigated stupidity, lies, and fact-check failures are in fact exactly what morons like the Groksters want in their politicians. With Republicans like Bachmann front and center, it makes it all the easier for ineducable jackholes to feign relevance by littering the Web with Kool-Aid-induced vomit and waste time hosting radio shows that no one with a normal number of chromosomes could possibly bear to listen to.