Michelle Bachmann: “I didn’t see Republicans threatening default. I saw the president threatening default.”Author: Johnny5k | Filed under: Fox News, Politics
This is what’s wrong with politics. Doing one thing, and then not only claiming that you didn’t, but blaming your opponent for doing exactly what you’re guilty of. Here are a few quotes from Michelle Bachmann: “I have no doubt that we will not lose the full faith and credit of the United States.” “I am committed to not raising the debt ceiling.” And she stood by her word, putting the country at risk of having our credit downgraded, which it subsequently was, causing massive volatility in the markets. But when pressured about it, she claims she was not threatening default (while that’s EXACTLY what she voted to do). She goes one step further and claims it was President Obama who was threatening default. She made this claim this morning on Meet the Press: “The president has so mishandled this entire debate; he’s the one who threatened default. Not me. Not Republicans. I didn’t see Republicans threatening default. I saw the president threatening default.”
My question is, why do we let this go? Yeah, she’s just pandering / campaigning, but does that give her a free pass, allowing her to blatantly lie to advance her political ambitions? Yes, she CAN lie, but the media should be all over this! Sure, if you’re a Fox News viewer, this is probably the only viewpoint you’ll ever hear, and you’ll probably take her at her word. It’s is sad, pathetic, and scary that someone can come out and blatantly blame someone else for something they are fully guilty of. This should be enough to end her bid for President immediately; but somehow, it isn’t even an issue. It’s just shrugged off as politics as usual. If this is politics as usual, our country is in a lot more trouble than anyone realizes. Idiocracy, we’re on our way.