The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential aspirant Michele Bachmann (aka Krazy) steadfastly refuses to answer questions about her family’s business and finances, saying that she – not her husband – was the one seeking the White House.
Oh snap! Isn’t that kind of like it was Senator Obama running for office and not his minister? She’s been married to Marcus more than twenty years, is she going to tell us none of his bizarre ideas on homosexuality have run off on her? Same logic used against the President during his campaign in 2008. It was the far-right talking heads who let that Genie out of the bottle and now it’s come home to roost. How marvelous. Isn’t karma grand?
Krazy (Bachmann) faced questions about her husband Marcus Bachmann’s Christian counseling clinic that attempts to convert gay patients as well as her own beliefs on sexuality during a luncheon at the National Press Club. With her husband sitting nearby, Bachmann (Krazy) said she expected scrutiny as a candidate but questions about her family were off-limits.
“I’m running for the presidency of the United States. My husband is not running for the presidency. Neither are my children. Neither is our business,” she said.
“I am more than happy to stand for questions on running for the presidency of the United States,” she continued. “I have no doubt that every jot and tittle of my life will be fully looked at and inspected prior to November of 2012.”
Well “every jot and tittle” includes her family, her beliefs and her business dealings. How else are we supposed to know if she’s really the evangelical lunatic she’s always claimed to be?
Krazy (Bachmann), who’s campaigning hard ahead of next month’s debate and straw poll in Iowa, steadfastly refuses to discuss the family’s business that has faced criticism from gay rights groups. When asked to describe her beliefs on gay therapy, she said she loved her husband of 32 years and then said her husband was not a campaign issue.
Hold the phone. She was asked what her beliefs on gay therapy were, and that’s a legit question, she can’t side step it by claiming her husband isn’t running. Conservatives jumped all over Micelle Obama and things she had written in college, and now the tables are turned, and wasn’t it Bachmann who took on the First Lady over her views on breast feeding? Well, yes it was. If it’s good for the goose, it’s certainly good for the gander.
Interestingly enough Krazy (Bachmann) has also been facing questions about her opposition to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Washington Post reported this week that it has copies of loan documents suggesting her family used those federally subsidized programs in 2008.
“Unlike all of you, who I’m sure paid cash for your homes, there are people out there like myself who actually have to go to a bank to get a mortgage. This is a problem: it’s almost impossible to buy a home in this country today without the federal government being involved,” she said.
“We need to get the federal government out of these programs.”
Bachmann (Krazy) discussed Congress’ ongoing effort to increase the nation’s debt limit; and she characteristically downplayed the catastrophic consequences predicted if lawmakers allow the United States to default on its debts.
Krazy (Bachmann), a darling of the Tea Party, has vowed to vote against any increase in the debt ceiling and called the deal being negotiated on Capitol Hill as one based on “illusory” and “counterfeit” savings. She said President Barack Obama has misled the American people on when the government would run out of borrowing authority and has employed “scare tactics” that have needlessly spooked Wall Street.
“The current negotiations over the debt ceiling illustrate exactly what is wrong with Washington, D.C., today,” said during her speech. “The lack of a clear plan from our president to substantially reduce our debt is what’s scaring the markets. … The markets know when politicians are serious about spending cuts and the markets know when politicians are not.”
Like when GOTP members of Congress ran away from a plan proposed by President Obama to reduce the spending by more than $4 billion dollars? Is that the kind not being serious about spending cuts she was referring to?
Krazy (Bachmann) is a hypocrite and a traitor; she claims her family is off limits when for three years she’s repeatedly gone after Michelle Obama; she claims to love the Constitution and our troops but is playing games with the country’s economic stability in time of war.