Posted by Charles II on June 23, 2011
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Bachmann’s entire political career has followed this exact same pattern of God-speaks-directly-to-me fundamentalism mixed with pathological, relentless, conscienceless lying. She’s not a liar in the traditional way of politicians, who tend to lie dully, usefully and (they hope) believably, often with the aim of courting competing demographics at the same time. That’s not what Bachmann’s thing is. Bachmann lies because she can’t help it, because it’s a built-in component of both her genetics and her ideology. She is at once the most entertaining and the most dangerous kind of liar, a turbocharged cross between a born bullshit artist and a religious fanatic, for whom lying to the infidel is a kind of holy duty.
As Matt Taibbi says, don’t underestimate her. The “ultimate reality show protagonist,” she’s a perfect illustration of how sociopaths have risen to power and now run the country. And, as Matt Taibbi says, there are millions of people willing to vote for her just because you laugh at her.
Congresswoman, if on the off-chance God guides you to read this, may He also inspire you to look up John 8:44b to learn where all lies, even those uttered out of the best intentions, come from. Resting your heels, my… donkey.
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