Sunday, July 24, 2011

Potential First Man

If Michele Bachmann is a conservative Christian -- who in 2006 said that she “got her degree in tax law not because she had any particular interest in taxes, but because it was what her husband wanted. [I can see he was thinking about his business interests already.] ‘Why should I go and do something like that?’ she remembered thinking. ‘But the Lord says, 'Be submissive wives; you are to be submissive to your husbands.'" – then her (possibly “reformed” or closeted gay) husband will actually be making the decisions when she’s president, right? She will be doing whatever he tells her to do, right? It’s probably very important that the press be looking into Mr. Bachmann as much, if not more, than Batty Girl.

You know by now, of course, that Marcus Bachmann has called gays barbarians who need to be disciplined. (Something he has denied – saying he was talking about children being barbarians. I’m assuming he himself was “disciplined.” Often enough we have seen that the politicians who show anti-gay sentiment with the most fervor turn out to be those who are themselves gay. There’s a study waiting to be done on why that is.) And of course you know that Marcus Bachmann runs a “Christian counseling” organization that purports to straighten gays.

Here’s a few other items of interest:

According to Business Insider, Marcus shops for the wardrobe his wife wears in public appearances and political events.

While that’s no flag on his character, this is: While he is not registered with any board that certifies mental health professionals, he “has collected more than $137,000 in annual Medicaid payments for treating patients [with his Christian counseling program] since 2005, NBC News reports, in addition to roughly $24,000 in federal and state grant funds that the clinic received to train staff on how to deal with clients suffering from chemical dependency and mental illness.”

Also, while he is listed on the registry of national Medicare and Medicaid providers as a psychologist, no license number is given.

The Bachmanns receive government welfare in the form of farm subsidies on Mr. Bachmann’s dairy farm. (Indeed, dairy farmers are some of the wealthiest farmers in the country, due in large part to huge federal subsidies.)

The Bachmanns have also received government funds for taking in a total of 23 foster children – all teenage girls.

All I'm saying is, if you're pounding the pavement decrying government spending on entitlements, you should not be taking money from the government to subsidize your own life.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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