Bachmann Slobbers All Over Phyllis Schlafly

Michele Bachmann did an interview with the Worldnetdaily in which she absolutely slobbered all over reactionary anti-equality activist Phyllis Schlafly, basically declaring her to be the greatest American woman ever and even crediting her with destroying the Soviet Union. Yep, seriously.

“I believe that Phyllis Schlafly is the most consequential female woman in public policy in the last fifty years of the 20th Century,” Bachmann declared. “Had there not been a Phyllis Schlafly, I believe that we wouldn’t have seen a rise of the pro-family movement. Had there not been a rise of the pro-family movement, I don’t believe that there would have been a Ronald Reagan. Without a President Ronald Reagan, I don’t think we would have seen the ability to defeat the evil, and yes that’s what it was, Soviet empire and to bring a conclusion to the Cold War. Just as Ronald Reagan was consequential, Phyllis Schlafly was extremely consequential because she was a tee to tee up this president that we had.”…

“Phyllis was willing to be everything feminists wish they were, decades before feminists figured out that they needed to be independent women in their own right,” she said. “Phyllis was already there. And so rather than lifting Phyllis Schlafly as the tremendous role model that she has consistently been throughout the decades, she was slashed and slashed by the feminists when she was exactly the epitome of what they had hope to be.”

No woman will ever surpass what Schlafly has accomplished, Bachmann declared, and “if the true story of America’s greatness is written, there will be more than a chapter written on Phyllis Schlafly.”

“As far as I am concerned,” she concluded, “Phyllis Schlafly truly is the epitome of womanhood and she is a woman that every young girl can pattern their life after and should choose to emulate.”

Well sure, because we want every young girl to grow up to work tirelessly to deny equal rights to themselves and all other women.

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  • http://www.clanfield.net janiceintoronto

    Jesus, what an idiot. How did she ever get elected to public office ever?

  • colnago80

    Re janiceintoronto @ #1

    How did Gary Goodyear ever get elected to a seat in the Canadian Parliament?

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Re: title of this post – Brain bleach! Stat!!!1!

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … the most consequential female woman …

    Help! I’m paralyzed by snark overload!

  • caseloweraz

    No woman will ever surpass what Schlafly has accomplished, Bachmann declared, and “if the true story of America’s greatness is written, there will be more than a chapter written on Phyllis Schlafly.”

    Well, it’s obviously unindisputable that Schlafly is greater than Eleanor Roosevelt or Dolly Madison was; tougher than Jeane Kirkpatrick; more alluring than Rita Jenrette; smarter than Marilyn vos Savant — that Schlafly is the veritable venerable paragon of American womanhood.

    The only reason she doesn’t get credit for her greatness is because we pointy-headed liberals can’t spell her last name, amirite?

  • Richard Smith

    …the most consequential female woman in public policy…

    I suppose she thinks she’s making some very clever distinction here…?

  • Loqi

    @Janice

    For one, it’s been gerrymandered to hell (it looks like a wishbone going from St. Cloud to the Northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, then splitting in two and snaking around the cities in both directions, strategically including towns with large elderly white populations and avoiding anything else).

    I live near a boundary with her district and it’s always painful to cross that line into Bachmann’s lair. The stupid is palpable. Some examples of the conversations I’ve overheard at stores, restaurants, etc.:

    “Did you know that Colin Powell is black? Most people don’t know that because he’s not, you know, black black. But he is technically black.”

    “The problem with this country is all the intellectual elites who think they know stuff. They try to sound all smart, but you know what? I bet they can’t even change a tire. That’s what we need in Washington. Someone who knows how to change a tire.”

  • caseloweraz

    Ed wrote: Michele Bachmann did an interview with the Worldnetdaily in which she absolutely slobbered all over reactionary anti-equality activist Phyllis Schlafly, basically declaring her to be the greatest American woman ever and even crediting her with destroying the Soviet Union. Yep, seriously.

    If these wingnut claims could be taken seriously, imagine what a team Phyllis Schlafly and Mikey Weinstein (who “terrorized the U.S. army”) would make. They’d be unstoppable!

  • cptdoom

    “Phyllis was willing to be everything feminists wish they were, decades before feminists figured out that they needed to be independent women in their own right,”

    If there’s one thing the feminists got wrong, it was not getting the idea that they were supposed to be independent women. All those feminists burned their bras because they wanted to be more dependent on men.

    Seriously, Schlafly put her kids in boarding school so she could travel all over the country telling women they should not have careers and stay home with their kids.

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

    I, too, idolize Phyllis Schlafly, and look forward to the day that many, many girls follow her example and grow up to be awful.

  • theguy

    So Bachshitcrazy thinks that women should idolize a woman who claims that wives can’t be raped by their husbands?

    Fact is that Schitly isn’t strong, successful or independent. She just helped start a crazy, evil neofascist movement that, in my opinion, is responsible for creating or maintaining most of the problems America struggles with now: racism, homophobia, right-wing economics, right-wing foreign policy, people being uninsured, rape victims having no legal recourse, the list goes on.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Well, you gotta admit that Bachmann herself owes a great deal to Schlafly’s influence. They’ve both perfected the art of being unable to discern what is true from what isn’t, and more importantly, being unable to care.

  • https://www.facebook.com/pieter.droogendijk Pieter Droogendijk

    Wait, she was a FEMALE woman? STOP THE PRESSES

  • https://www.facebook.com/pieter.droogendijk Pieter Droogendijk

    Dear GOD. I didn’t think it could get little worse after that.

    Without Phyllis Schlafly, you’d have the Equal Rights Amendment, and you wouldn’t have Conservapedia. Seriously, read about the horrendous media campaign headed by Phyllis to oppose the ERA. It’s monstrous. And pro-family? What the FUCK is pro-family? You mean all those Christian groups with “family” in the name that are classified as hate groups? THAT pro-family movement?

    And she was running for president of the U.S.A.

    PRESIDENT!

    I should be going to sleep, but now I’m too pissed off to.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    “Phyllis Schlafly truly is the epitome of womanhood and she is a woman that every young girl can pattern their life after and should choose to emulate.”

    And I just threw up a little.

  • Trebuchet

    Just as Ronald Reagan was consequential, Phyllis Schlafly was extremely consequential because she was a tee to tee up this president that we had.”…

    What is she even saying? That Schlafley made it possible for someone to smack Reagan with a golf club?

    Phyllis is only the second biggest idiot in her family, however, having handed the title off to her son Andy who thinks the Theory of Relativity is a liberal plot. Because moral relativism, or something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523300770 stuartsmith

    Wait, without her there would be no Reagan? So she’s responsible for Al Quaida!