Ladies and Gentlemen, Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann gave one of her usual inane speeches at CPAC, declaring that “Our movement at its core is an intellectual movement.” At that point, she really should have dropped the mic and yelled “Sexual Chocolate!”

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  • blf

    “Sexual Chocolate!”

    Each word has more than one syllable. That is one-two-three-LOTS-… beyond her intellectual capacity.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    Our movement at its core is an intellectual movement.

    “Paging Dr. Dunning, Dr. Kruger… Dr. Dunning… Dr. Kruger… Hello? Is this thing on?”

  • vilstef

    An intellectual movement? I do hope she gave her speech on opposite day. . .

  • http://umlud.blogspot.com umlud

    She ends her speech filled with empty platitudes with, “… and we will survive Barack Obama, too!”

    Just to riff off of John Stewart’s right-wing assessment of Obama: Yeah, it’s such a hardship to survive this regime of this mom-jeans-wearing, teleprompter-using, gutless-foreign-policy-holding Hitler/Stalin/Mao/Antichrist/Kenyan who is (apparently) a threat to “real America.”

    My head spins with trying to tie all their portrayals of Obama together into a coherent narrative.

  • Chiroptera

    “Our movement at its core is an intellectual movement…

    …in the same way that the former East Germany was a democratic republic.”

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    At it’s core it is an intellectual movement. You just can’t see that core because of the layers above it (in order: greed, privilege, resentment and a hefty dollop of spite).

  • anubisprime

    “Our movement at its core is an intellectual movement”

    At that point, she really should have dropped the mic and yelled “Sexual Chocolate!”

    I would have thought a slight pause and a shouted “BAZINGA” would have been more appropriate!

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Conservatism has come to resemble some kind of movement alright.

    We will survive Barack Obama too.

    Is that an admission that he’s not the anti-Christ?

  • Larry

    … and we will survive Barack Obama, too!

    Not when you’re spending the rest of your days in one of his FEMA concentration camps, dolly.

  • Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    Michele Bachmann gave one of her usual inane speeches at CPAC, declaring that “Our movement at its core is an intellectual movement.”

    She forgot the “bowel”

  • http://flewellyn.livejournal.com Flewellyn

    Indeed, Azkyroth. Like a bowel movement, this intellectual movement is designed to expel intellect from the public discourse and halls of governance.

  • Michael Heath

    Michele Bachmann states:

    “Our movement at its core is an intellectual movement.”

    You’d think at least a handful in the audience would have howled in laughter as I did when I read Ed’s lede.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “At that point, she really should have dropped the mic and yelled “Sexual Chocolate!”

    No, Ed, she should have dropped some Yellow Sunshine or a couple of blotters of Windowpane–then her inanity might be blamed on something other than organic brain issues.

    There’s prolly a more likely explanation for Missy’s condition than her having a really, Really, REALLY bad acid trip back in college, but nothing else is quite so elegantly simple.

  • Artor

    Shorter Michelle Bachmann: Buggrit! Millennium hand & shrimp!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002973822573 Dan

    Well, technically anti-intellectualism is and intellectual position, so from a certain point of view…

  • lorn

    And as she stepped away from the mic they played this turned up loud enough to make their ears bleed:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0GtRI4Ulo

  • skinnercitycyclist

    Back in the early ’90’s I was working my way through college as an aide at a nursing home. We had residents with severe dementia who would have a bowel movement in bed and smear the results on their bedding, the walls, themselves. We termed this “finger-painting.”

    Is this at all relevant to the discussion?

  • birgerjohansson

    It is a movement of…something.

    “Sexual Chocolate!”

    -Oh, no, please don’t say this is a reference to “two girls, one cup” (vomits).

  • birgerjohansson

    Dave Chappelle has even written a song about the movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fVYGjF5RAI

  • birgerjohansson

    “Buggrit! Millennium hand & shrimp!”

    Artor, this is the shortest, most elegant summary of the GOP platform I have ever read.

  • busterggi

    Intellectual movement? Sounds elitist to me.

  • Wylann

    If only someone had been there to do a rimshot, and then everyone started cracking up, it might have actually been funny.

    As it is, all one needs to do is get Jon Stewart’s crack team to dredge up all the clips calling people ‘elitist’ and ‘intellectual’ as insults, and watch the ensuing fun.

  • coffeehound

    Intellectual movement? Sounds elitist to me.

    You know those know-it-all South Coast eggheads…

  • lorn

    skinnercitycyclist @17

    We termed this “finger-painting.”

    Is this at all relevant to the discussion?

    Why yes, that is useful, and insightful. A wise political blogger, Driftglass, has noted that ‘The GOP is the party that smears shit in its hair’. It is anti-intellectual, anti-reason, depending on visceral logic instead of thought, reason, and debate. This visceral logic can take the form/s, all related, of “blood and land” , racial hatred, nationalism/patriotism, appeals to brute force, fascism, religious fundamentalism, and many others.

    The smearing of shit in their hair is a public display of contempt for reason and a way of winning concessions by showing an irrational willingness to force the bus off the cliff if everyone doesn’t let them drive. Of course, as we have seen, when an entire party spends the majority of its time building an image as irrational and convincingly demonstrating a willingness, even a desire, to wreck it all the point that irrationality is just a tactic, a means to an end, tends to get lost. The Beck/Palin/Bachmann sorts have made an art of styling their hair with shit and parading around. The true believers off compliments and speak of how wonderful it it to have a head covered in shit. The old Goldwater Republicans, afraid of losing what little they have remaining, simply excuse themselves.

    The smearing of shit into the hair has become a litmus test and proof of party loyalty.