Michele Bachmann and her Tea Party friends are extremely dumb but dangerous nonetheless

We first heard from them a couple of years ago. Most Americans were sick and tired of the Bush administration and elected our first black President. All of a sudden there was hope. We had a President who cared about us all, not just about the elite. Unacceptable for Conservative Republicans who answered by founding the Tea Party.

Bachmann "CRAZE"

Bachmann “CRAZE” (Photo credit: Mr_CRO)

The first Tea Party member who grabbed the microphone to talk about her morals and values was Michele Bachmann, who started a whole new tradition of making stuff up and promoting the idea that Obama was an anti-American. From that moment on politicians, especially Conservative Christian Tea Party members, yell anything they want, without backing it up.

And that is pretty much what they have been doing ever since. Rick Santorum made up a story about how the elderly in liberal countries were afraid to be euthanized by their doctor and therefore refused to go to the hospital. He said that this was how America would end up if we reelected Obama. Not true of course. Conservative Christian organizations in the countries he mentioned had to admit never to have heard such a story. Santorum backed his claim up with no examples, but he was talking to older people, who were crying anyway because their President tried to kill them. A couple in the audience even cancelled a trip to Europe out of fear of what could happen there.

It’s hard to believe that people are dumb and uninformed enough to believe everything they hear, but unfortunately it’s true. Many Tea Party supporters only watch Fox, where telling the truth and fact checking can have severe consequences. Many Conservative Christians are so naive that they believe that people like Bachmann and Santorum are sincere Christians who therefore will always tell the truth.

No one who has ever been in Congress has been caught lying more often than Michele Bachmann, famous for thinking that Libya is in Europe and therefore a problem that should be dealt with by European countries. Michele Bachmann is so uninformed, it’s a disgrace for any country to have a politician like her. But that does not mean that she is not dangerous.

I used to think that uninformed people couldn’t be very dangerous but I was wrong. The danger is not that anyone who had a little bit of education will listen to her. No matter Democrats, independents, moderate Republicans or libertarians, they all laugh at her. The problem is that those who listen to her are not informed at all. They never read a newspaper and if they watch the news, they watch Fox and remain uninformed.

Spreading fear, and nothing else, is what energizes the Tea Party base. At CPAC last week the biggest lies got the loudest applause. Michele Bachmann made up a story that Obama hired a dog walker because he was too lazy to do it himself, thereby proving that spending was the problem. And yesterday, Michele Bachmann said that ObamaCare kills people.

We all know Obama didn’t hire a dog walker. Bachmann was lying again. But the CPAC people are still angry because of it. ObamaCare doesn’t kill people but Bachmann has uninformed people worrying about it anyway. And these are innocent examples. But what about telling people that Obama killed four Americans in Benghazi? They actually believe it. What about comparing Obama to Hitler? What about calling our President anti-American? What about calling a completely decent and innocent girl from Arabian descent, a spy for a moslem terrorist organization? All lies, none of it is true, but the uninformed Tea audience believes it. They are convinced that this President and his administration work for the enemy and no one tells them that it’s a lie.

And that is a dangerous situation. It is meant to create hate and it does. In Politics, in social media, you see it everywhere. All of it is based on lies and almost all those lies are told by Conservative Christian Tea Party members. It is dangerous. Because what if a Bachmann fan actually believes Obama works for the enemy and in an ultimate attempt to ‘save’ his country, tries to hurt our President? What if other people who are called enemies, will be attacked?

The support for the Tea Party is shrinking. The more extreme they get, the more decent Republicans will leave. But even if there are not many left, you only need one idiot who is naive enough to believe all those lies, to potentially cause a huge drama.

We as a country are going in the right direction, but racism, bigotry and the endless lies of Tea Party Politicians are very dangerous. Not because they will ever get a majority, but because dumb people believe them. By now our society is filled with hate and it’s time to stop that. That is why I think our focus as human beings, but also the focus of the Democrats as a party, should be to get rid of fear spreading Tea people like Michele Bachmann.

The Tea Party may be good for Democrats, because as long as they are around, there will never be a Republican President again. But it is too easy to call it a Republican problem. The constant lying and fear mongering is poison to our society. It’s also our problem. To end their hate, all we have to do is unseat them. Once that happens their sponsors will leave and instead of hearing them every day, Tea Politicians will disappear from the scene.

Bachmann almost lost the elections to Jim Graves, even though she had a much bigger budget. I am convinced that with more help from the Democrats, people like Bachmann can actually be unseated. There are more sane than insane people and I am convinced that with enough budget and good candidates, Democrats can unseat the biggest haters. No way that Bachmann will ever win an election again if we make sure the majority of the voters are informed about who she actually is.

Call me optimistic but our biggest worry should not be who will be President in 2016. Demographics and a heavily divided GOP will make sure it will be a Democrat anyway. Our focus should be on districts where Democrats are running against Tea Party candidates. Many of us don’t seem to realize that in most cases, beating a Tea Party candidate is easier than beating a moderate Republican.

If we focus on the right things this can be a win-win situation. We can win seats, take back the House, exterminate the Tea Party and end their hate. And for the sake of dignity, I suggest that we start with unseating the dumbest Politician our Nation has ever had: National disgrace Michele Bachmann.

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Watch out for the Tealiban

Taliban border guard in Torkham, Afghanistan.

Taliban border guard in Torkham, Afghanistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As I write this. American soldiers are risking their lives in Afghanistan, trying to fight religious extremists who want to force the rest of the world to live the way they think it should be. They changed the meaning of their religion and want to force all people to live by their self-made rules. It’s the exact opposite of freedom, it’s dangerous and it’s good that we are not giving them the chance.

And not only should we deny the Taliban the chance to do that, we should deny all religious groups the chance. There are not only extremists in Afghanistan, we also got them at home. In the land of the free, there is a movement that wants to force us all to live by their rules. Let’s call them Tealiban.

The Tealiban talks about freedom a lot. They even talk about freedom of religion. They do however want to forbid you to get an abortion if you’re raped because their interpretation of their religion says you can’t do it. If people are gay and want to get married they are not allowed to do it, because their interpretation of a religion forbids it. We can go through their whole agenda, none of it will turn out to have anything to do with freedom. They mention it a lot, but the only freedom they care about is that they will have the freedom to tell the rest of us what to do.

The Taliban and the Tealiban, their goal is the same. They want to forbid anyone who doesn’t agree with them, to live their lives the way they want to. The Tealiban’s methods, low as they are, are more decent than the methods their partners in Afghanistan use, but their goal is exactly the same.

This week the Tealiban is gathered in Tampa for the GOP convention. So far our troops have not been ordered to fight them there. Which is strange because why would we not allow one religious group to dictate our lives, but it’s ok if another group does it?

I don’t think any religion should be the foundation of a political system. A country should have a system based on rules made by human beings, not by a two thousand year old book that was written in an era in which the biggest challenge was to not be eaten by a bear.

But if people desperately want to use a religion to tell us how to live, then the first thing they should do is try to get it right! Somewhere between Jesus asking for a stay of all executions and his followers who can’t stop cheering executions, there seems to be a gap of information. Somewhere between Jesus who cared about those who were in need, even if it was their own fault, and his followers who refuse to help others because it’s their own responsibility, there seems to be some miscommunication. Somewhere between Jesus saying we shouldn’t judge others and a Tea movement that can’t stop judging women, gays, black, poor, sick and unemployed people, something must have gone wrong.

I don’t want to go too much into what Jesus did or didn’t do because I think it should be totally irrelevant for our political system. But the fact that the Tealiban doesn’t even try to do what their religion tells them to do, proves that their goal is something else. They use their religion to scare people off, to manipulate them, to brainwash them, to make them believe they know what God wants. They abuse a religion for political reasons.

While I write this there is a hurricane heading towards New Orleans. Yesterday I predicted that without a doubt Tealiban people were gonna say that this hurricane was a warning from God who tries to tell us that our country is going in the wrong direction. Today Michele Bachmann delivered.

If you ask Bachmann what God exactly meant with hurricane Katrina she won’t give you an answer. We had a Republican President back then, who pretty much exactly did what the Tealiban wants to happen, so there is not really an explanation. God wasn’t angry with us, it was just a disaster. But in this case it’s different. Obama is President now. Katrina meant nothing cuz we had Bush. Now we have Obama so now it’s a warning from God. Makes sense right?

You would expect that people are not dumb enough to be brainwashed by crap like this. But if someone says it’s Gods will, they won’t question it, because no one wants to argue with God. And for a lot of bible belt Christians it is now a fact that this hurricane is a warning from God. Things need to change, we have to get rid of Obama, even God said so, through the words of apostle Bachmann.

Let’s go back to the Taliban. They preach that their God hates America, their God hates Jews. They brainwash their people to fight against America, against Israel, based on wrong interpretations of a book. Their first victims are their own people, who totally brainwashed, hate us from the bottom of their hearts. Because they were told, almost forced, to hate us.

And at home we have the Tealiban. The Tealiban tries to abuse religion to tell you that God hates Obama, God hates liberals, God hates Democrats. And just like the Taliban, they base it on their interpretations of a book.

If we compare the Taliban to the Tealiban, there are not so many differences. Both try to brainwash their people, both will only allow you the freedom to agree with them, both use a God to try to get you to do what they want. Both use a God to try to spread hate against their opponents. Both abuse their religion to reach their own political goals. Both are enemies of freedom.

The only difference between the Taliban and the Tealiban is that the latter doesn’t use armed force yet. They probably won’t kill you if you don’t agree with them.

But both are an extreme danger to that one thing that is holy to all of us. They’re both a danger for the most important thing we have. Our freedom! And to protect our freedom, we should fight everyone who wants to take it away. The Taliban in Afghanistan and the Tealiban at home.