I try not to get emotional when it comes to politics. I realize that deep down all Americans, well at least most, want the same thing. We desire to live in a clean, prosperous country without fear of crime or corruption. A lot of us have different methods of achieving that goal, to which is no surprise. Many have died in an ugly war due to the fact our nation could not compromise on liberties, but as the United States matured we learned to keep our discourse at a more civil level for the most part.
Then came that fateful day when a black democrat was elected President. In the aftermath of an exciting, history changing time for many came the birth of the Tea Party movement. Why they exist is a mystery to me, but their goals are clear. They pride themselves on liberty, low taxes, no socialism, and electing crazy people to seats of power.
Enter Michele Bachman. I need not tell you how nuts this person is as you're probably well aware, but she's a favorite amongst the intellectually vapid wing of the GOP. I always thought of her as a harmless representative who wields no real influence amongst the House. Yesterday that all changed.
Now that Bohener has been given the gavel to swing as Speaker of the House he's tapped Bachmann as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. This is the same person who cries all sorts of conspiracies without showing any facts, such as Iran's partitioning of Iraq for a terrorist haven, to oversee CIA operations and policy.
When I heard the news I started to weep internally for America. The Tea Party has now shown they are a force to be reckoned with, no matter how stupid they may be. Sure they can walk around displaying misspelled signs that make little to no sense, but they're angry. About why it took Obama's election to channel their rage is purely speculative, but they're organized none the less. They're also dangerously dumb and if they're unchallenged for much longer our country will suffer greatly.
“Normalization (of gayness) through desensitization. Very effective way to do this with a bunch of second graders, is take a picture of “The Lion King” for instance, and a teacher might say, “Do you know that the music for this movie was written by a gay man?” The message is: I’m better at what I do, because I’m gay.” - Michele Bachmann
Rep. Bachmann lands post on intelligence committee