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Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann: Two Loons Singing the Same Tune

August 29, 2011

It’s another week and Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann, the two darlings of the extremist Tea Party, are continuing to fill the media with the most insane positions you’d ever think you’d ever hear coming out of the mouths of presidential hopefuls.

Borrowing from the old Art Linkletter TV program, these two are stars in a updated version entitled, “GOP Presidential Candidates Say the Darndest Things.”

It’s only the beginning of the week and Backmann is adding to her long list of ignorant statements that include saying the Soviet Union is on the rise, celebrating Elvis’ birthday on the day he died, placing Lexington and Concord in New Hampshire instead of Massachusetts, getting the word chutzpah wrong and pronouncing it “Choot-spa,” and saying she was proud to come from the same Iowa town as movie star John Wayne when in reality it was serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Oh Michele, how you provide us a smile in our life and dreaded fear in our heart of the thought you can even be mentioned as a serious presidential candidate.

Starting the week off Bachmann has not disappointed. Bachmann said Hurricane Irene and last week’s earthquake in the eastern United States were a message from God that Washington needs to change its policies.

“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians,” Bachmann said at a rally courting conservative and religious voters in Florida over the weekend. “We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now… They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”

Oh Michele, you are damn crazier then hell.

Of course being in Florida provided her the opportunity to raise the concerns of residents that one of their most treasured landmarks would be in danger under a Bachmann Administration.

Michele Bachmann said Sunday that she would consider oil and natural gas drilling in the Everglades if it can be done without harming the environment.

Bachman said the country needs to tap into all of its energy resources no matter where they exist if it can be done responsibly.

The United States needs to be less dependent on foreign sources of energy and more dependent upon American resourcefulness. Whether that is in the Everglades, or whether that is in the eastern Gulf region, or whether that’s in North Dakota, we need to go where the energy is,” she said. “Of course it needs to be done responsibly. If we can’t responsibly access energy in the Everglades then we shouldn’t do it.”

Bachmann, who wants to get rid of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, said she would rely on experts to determine whether drilling can be done without harming the environment. Is there any doubt that the experts she would rely on would come from those very oil companies that are drooling at a chance to drill in the Everglades?

Then there is gun-toting Texas cowboy Governor Rick Perry. Perry also has not disappointed by adding to his long list of right-wing extremist views.

Rick Perry continued his attack on Social Security over the weekend, calling it a “Ponzi scheme” and a “monstrous lie” to younger Americans who should not expect to get back their contributions upon retirement.

“It is a Ponzi scheme for these young people. The idea that they’re working and paying into Social Security today, that the current program is going to be there for them, is a lie,” Perry said, according to the Houston Chronicle.

“It is a monstrous lie on this generation, and we can’t do that to them,” Perry told a crowd at The Vine Coffeehouse in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Then Perry, who declares that climate change is a myth perpetuated by climate scientists who manipulate data to receive more money for their research, responded to the record temperatures and record drought in Texas, combined with disastrous fires that are costing the state billions of dollars, by asking supporters to pray for rain to end the “monster drought” shrinking cattle herds and killing crops.

On top of that the Associated Press is now reporting that Perry has gone back on his word to honor individual states’ rights on gay marriage. The man who famously said he has no problem with New York’s gay marriage law, has now signed a pledge to the National Organization for Marriage which states that, if elected, Perry will “send a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification, and appoint U.S. Supreme Court and federal judges who will “reject the idea our Founding Fathers inserted a right to gay marriage into our Constitution.”

Unfortunately, one thing you can be assured of with this Looney Tune cast of GOP cartoon characters is that we won’t be hearing that famous sign off, ‘That’s All Folks!”

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