None of them have squat on the wildly ineffective supervillain duo of Moose Lady and The Bachmanniac.
Thousands of conservatives flocked to the Minneapolis convention center Wednesday afternoon for a rally on behalf of Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, two heroes of the Tea Party movement.Sadly, ignorance, mischaracterization of the facts and plain out and out lying does not disqualify one from public office (or in Palin's case, quitting public office to go on a book tour because being responsible is hard.) After all, doing things that teabaggers don't like violates the Constitution, apparently.
Though the rally was for Bachmann's reelection campaign, the controversial Minnesota lawmaker was the warm up act for Palin, who told an enthusiastic crowd that "the tea party is growin' and steamin.'"
Introducing Palin, Bachmann, clad in a striking yellow jacket, told the audience: "She is so much one of us."
Before Bachmann's speech, the two women emerged onstage together to the song "This One's for the Girls," by Martina McBride. In her remarks, Palin said studies had shown many of the Tea Party leaders are women.
Bachmann said more than 11,000 tickets had been distributed for the event, adding: "Take that liberals!"
She went on to criticize the Obama administration for its new nuclear weapons policy.
"So if in fact there is a nation who is compliant with all the rules ahead of time...if they fire against the United States, a biological weapon, a chemical weapon, or maybe a cyber attack, then we aren't going to be firing back with nuclear weapons," said Bachmann. "Doesn't that make us all feel safe?"
She stated her support for repealing the health care reform bill, saying "repeal is what this girl is going to be all about after November."
Bachmann also complained of an "infamous monstrosity of a vote to nationalize effectively health care in the United States of America."
Palin spent much of her speech lauding Bachmann for standing up to Democrats in Washington.
"What's wrong with being the party of no when you consider what Obama, Pelosi and Reid are trying to do to our country? So be it," she said. "Not when it violates our Constitution!"
Sarah Palin's bona fides on foreign policy discussions are...what exactly? She stayed at a Holiday Inn last night? She wrote some crap on her hand? She drives a snowmobile? What?
And Bachmann? Still lying about this being an effort nationalizing health care? Exactly what did she contribute to this discussion?
Wisely, the DNC is already hitting back.
Yeah, I know swinging at this pinata is the definition of low-hanging fruit, but you gotta take those swings when they present themselves.