Michele Bachmann is leaving Congress and the Worldnetdaily has an “exclusive” (as always, this means something so stupid no other “news” outlet would publish it) story allowing her to engage in some serious self-aggrandizing about her time in DC. She actually thinks that she beat liberals with her superior grasp of the facts.
Still, Bachmann has paid a price for her outspokenness, enduring harsh criticism and sometimes ridicule from the establishment media and others on the left. WND asked if she knew why she had become such a lightning rod.
“Well, telling the truth bothers them. They don’t like to have the truth told about them. And that’s really what it is. I didn’t fear the left. I decided to take them on in the arena of ideas by attacking their false premises and their false narratives,” she said…
Bachmann said the left hated whatever got in the way of its success.
“I took them on, and their agenda, and I went to the heart of whatever it was they wanted to advance, and tried to take it apart through evidence-based arguments, and they don’t like that. When the left argues, they argue from emotionalism.”
Bachmann contended that the left does not argue from a logical, linear point of view. So, she took on what she called leftists’ false premises and said providing evidence contrary to their views was the best way to defeat them.
She suggested the left couldn’t counter her facts, so it attacked her.
“I did that, and you do pay a price. I became a target for them, but so what? Why else am I here?” she asked. “I was here to advance the cause of liberty and freedom, and I am glad that I did what I did. It does come at a price.”
“I’ve never had a filter on my mouth at all! No, I was very free. And that’s what got me into trouble all the time. I don’t know who’s happier to see me leave Congress, Nancy Pelosi or John Boehner.”
I know who’s gonna miss her most: Me. She’s been a one-stop shop of stupid for almost a decade now. I’m gonna miss her.