Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

(((Michele Bachmann is either completely certifiable or utterly cynical; intimations -- but not accusations! not at all! -- of sinister Dem plots to poison the US with swine flu.)))

This is hilarious, mainly because it seems right out of a segment of the Colbert Report: Minnesota Republican representative Michele Bachmann remarked on the "coincidence" that the last swine flu outbreak in the US also occurred in a Democratic administration.

Except, of course, that it didn't. It was the Ford administration (which the linked AP article helpfully notes).

So either she believes that all those Democrats are, as she called them to Chris Matthews, un-American, and so out to get America, to the point where she misremembers things so that they fit this twisted view of her political opponents, or she makes it up because she knows it gets her fans and she doesn't care that it's not true. Either way, it is Bad.

And for what it's worth, it's never occurred to me that someone like George Bush or Karl Rove hates America. They love it. It's just that most of what they love about it is what I hate about it.

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