She never had an important role before. She chaired no committees, represented her constituents poorly, was out for herself to a degree unusual even in politicians of all stripes, who are, after all, virtually always out only for themselves. She was also a habitual liar even when measured against her colleagues, many of whom, from both sides of the aisle, are habitual liars. But worst of all, she was not effective, and more than likely she wasn't going to win in 2014. As a matter of fact, it's hard to understand why she was elected and then reelected three times. Maybe her constituents are no more intelligent than she is.
Hopefully we'll see someone in that seat who is more articulate, better able to work across the aisle, etc.
I've voted for Republicans before (nationally and local). Will again. I try not to vote for idiots. I wouldn't vote for Charlie Rangel for example if he were in my district regardless of who the alternative is/was. So people who say yay, I don't like the idiot but SHE's my idiot and vote for them anyway really, to me sum up what is wrong with the country right now.There's a saying "all politics is local". You know nothing of local politics in the 6th district. Your rant reveals that as well as your blind biases against the right. As I indicated, not a fan of Bachman, but her misstatements aren't going to bankrupt our country like her opponents policies would have.
Interesting that Jim Graves (her opponent in 2012 that you failed to mentioned above) dropped out the next day. Running for Congress was just a personal attack for him.
Here's what we really need. When Larry, or Lonesome Nutjob, or Automan, or others goes on one of their far more offensive rants about people/politicians on the left, you need to jump in and say that's out of line. Because that is what started the downward spiral in this place, and guys like you -- who don't do it yourself -- sat around and let it happen. Some of it because you didn't want conflict, which I understand, but some of it because although you disagreed with the tone of the message, you didn't disagree with the message.Do we really need this kind of thing???
The name calling and hate speech is really making the forum an unpleasant place to be...
I've voted for Republicans before (nationally and local). Will again. I try not to vote for idiots. I wouldn't vote for Charlie Rangel for example if he were in my district regardless of who the alternative is/was. So people who say yay, I don't like the idiot but SHE's my idiot and vote for them anyway really, to me sum up what is wrong with the country right now.
It's not "misstatements" Steve. It's a scary level of stupidity.
So try again in explaining why you'd vote for the village idiot over someone on the other side who is professional, intelligent, but who doesn't agree with you on some economic issues?
PS -- You might want to check on that bankrupting the country stuff. Deficit dropping faster than CBO expected.