Michelle Bachmann, Unhinged

… not that I’m sure she was ever hinged. Still, her latest performance on the radio show Understanding the Times is pretty odd. Right Wing Watch caught her having a glorious melt down over the idea that the US is shipping arms to Syrian rebels.

At least in theory the rebels have no terrorist ties and according the the White house the aid they’re sending is protective gear and not offensive weapons. But there’s always reason to be skeptical of these claims, and reasons to fear mission creep.

But Bachmann jumps way over those concerns, “Your listeners, US taxpayers, are now paying to give arms to terrorists including Al Qaeda.” … excuse me?

From there, she exults that this non-existent political scandal is the final seal, the last sign of the coming end times:

“This happened and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists, now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history.”

“Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand,” Bachmann continued. “When we see up is down and right is called wrong, when this is happening, we were told this; these days would be as the days of Noah.”

  • Chuck Farley

    Sometimes I think that Michelle Bachmann is Victoria Jackson’s smarter sister.

  • busterggi

    This is why I refuse to vote for any fundie – at heart they are all suicide bombers.

  • Jim Charlotte

    I’ll feel safer once she’s saying this stuff while holding a sign on a street corner and not in Congress.

  • Shoebutton

    Well, there is an old guy building a boat..Ken Ham

  • http://zadl.org/ Captain ZADL

    Can’t we just declare the GOP to be a subversive organization and send them to Guantanamo? I think it’s time.

  • gimpi1

    I like the three links in the “you may also like” bar that also refer to Rep. Bachmann. So much crazy, so little time.

  • The Other Weirdo

    I am sorry, but did that make any sense at all to anyone? It’s like she’s stringing unrelated phrases together and hoping against hope they’ll fall in love, connect and spawn logical, understandable sentences.

    • busterggi

      Its the beta version of speaking in tongues.

  • ZenDruid

    She conveniently forgets that the Republicans aided and abetted the Taliban during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

    • baal

      I don’t think Michelle’s memory covers most of her life span. I’m not even sure it goes back 2 weeks.

  • Randy Anderson

    MIchelle may be a bit of a looney, but she’s dead-on right about this. Arms sent to other countries to support “freedom fighters” always end up in the hands of Muslims nutjobs or other murdering thugs. ALWAYS.

    • kessy_athena

      Umm, refresh my memory, where did the Israelis get the weapons to start their army when they got independence? You know, back when “Zionist freedom fighter” was considered a compliment?

      • Yoav

        Back then, by smuggling WW2 leftovers through Czechoslovakia, the US have actually imposed an arms embargo on Israel. Substantial US military support to Israel didn’t start until the 70′s when the middle east became a playing field in the cold war.

    • busterggi

      Yep, look at the various anti-nazi groups the allies supplied during WW2 – why all of Europe is Muslim since 1946!

  • Thin-ice

    All the following shit she spews about Jesus coming back and the End Times is, of course, nonsense, but I can’t disagree with her opening shot: some of the “aid” that has been given to the Syrian rebels actually has been witnessed being used by Al-Qaeda-sponsored fighters. Does anyone think that’s a good thing???

  • Shoebutton

    Having a little fun on a rainy afternoon…