Bachmann’s World

I could be wrong, but I do believe there is a trend in extreme right-wing thinking. It goes something like this: If you dream it up and it makes sense to you then it must be fact. That is the only way to explain the following statement from Michele Bachmann regarding the S&P downgrade:

For the last two weeks, I led the fight against raising the debt limit

It was a $2.4 trillion blank check that caused the downgrade

In case you think you read that wrong, I’ll explain the Bachmann logic. If the U.S. had not raised the debt ceiling, and therefore defaulted, the S&P downgrade would have been avoided. Really?

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  • Steve Schuler

    This woman is so obviously and objectively/logically wrong about so many issues, it’s almost not even worth beginning to pick apart things that she says to find fault with. It’s much easier than shooting fish in a barrel. Just when we thought Palin was a train wreck, this woman comes along to show what a real right-wing nut can do when she really puts her mind to it, and how sane by comparison Palin really was – Yikes! The sad thing is, I’m far less frightened by her and her ilk than I am by the idea of large numbers of citizens believing what she’s saying and actually voting for many more years of it! If ever there was a better real-world example of the need for teaching children critical thinking skills in school from a young age, it is these generations of clueless people who find her compelling.

  • I go back to my opening statement which I will expand on. There’s a segment of the population that believes facts don’t require evidence. They believe facts are constructed through the consensus of like-minded individuals absent any need for critical analysis and evidential support.