This week's Queer Quote comes from Michele Bachmann, the certifiably insane Congresswoman from Minnesota who ran for President in 2011 and 2012. Bachman gave an interview (recorded on video) to USA Today where she said that "Obama is extremely wealthy":
Well, President Obama is extremely wealthy. He and his wife have been wealthy for a number of years, and so I think that's really the issue. President Obama is wealthy, what do, or -- what does he understand about the common man right now?
And I think what people care about is not hating someone for what their assets are -- the American people don't hate President Obama because he's a very wealthy individual. What they care about is how their lives are, would their lives be better? And I think it's very clear under the Romney-Ryan ticket the average Americans' lives [sic] will be much better, they'll have a lot more money to spend in the way that they want, and they'll also have a much more secure future for their children. That's what the American people want, and that's what we'll offer with this new Romney-Ryan ticket.Fascinating that she would attempt to contrast President Obama's wealth with Mitt Romney's. Obama has been at most wealthy since he became a United States Senator in 2004 and published best-selling
But facts mean nothing to Michele Bachmann or most Republicans, particularly when they are delivered in a political setting, which is basically every day until the Presidential election. Happily, most Americans know the truth that Republicans favor rich people, while Democrats favor people who are below the 1% in the wealth spectrum.
hat/tip to Joe.My.God