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Bachmann Doesn’t Know Where Ebola Comes From

Like so many of today’s conservatives, who are either astonishingly ignorant or just plain liars, Michele Bachmann at least pretends not to know where Ebola comes from. Like several others, she is claiming that those child refugees coming to out Southern border might be carrying Ebola.

“People from Yemen, Iran, Iraq and other terrorist nations are making their way up through America’s southern border because they see that it’s a green light, they can easily get in,” the Minnesota Republican warned. “Not only people with potentially terrorist activities, but also very dangerous weapons are going to cross our border in addition to very dangerous drugs, and also life-threatening diseases, potentially including Ebola and other diseases like that.”

In Bachmann’s case, I just think she’s a moron and she doesn’t know that Ebola is found in Africa, not Central America.

Bachmann went on to claim that Obama is deliberately inviting child migrants into the country in order to establish a Democratic voting bloc, a theory also recently articulated by Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, and begin “transforming America into a Marxist economic model.”

“What he is doing by opening up this southern border, frankly, he is establishing a permanent political class that will vote for a big government mentality that will continually offer welfare decency programs,” she said, arguing that it is all part of a Saul Alinsky-inspired plot to bring communism to America.

She’s also dumb enough to think that communism is still remotely relevant. Of course, it’s relevant only as a scare word, a boogeyman. That’s the only level on which she is capable of thinking.

Comments

  1. raven says

    Like several others, she is claiming that those child refugees coming to out Southern border might be carrying Ebola.

    1. Oh no, not again. Bachmann is a the poster person for Fundie Xian Induced Cognitive Impairment.

    At one time she was reasonably bright, two degrees, one in law, passed the bar. These days she shouldn’t try to cross the street without her minder.

    Fundie Xian Induced Cognitive Impairment. This is a real clinical entity with known mechanisms. Studies show children brought up in fundie religious households have a harder time distinguishing fantasy from reality. Source, Mano Singham’s blog a week ago or so.

    2. The GOP threw her under the bus. She cost too much for the gain, a warm body and a vote.

    She was accused of campaign financial violations. Then decided not to run. Those charges then disappeared.

  2. skinnercitycyclist says

    big government mentality that will continually offer welfare decency programs

    Is that really an accurate quote? She is against “decency”?

  3. D. C. Sessions says

    The only real decency is Christian Decency™, not the so-called “welfare decency.”

  4. raven says

    The effect of early exposure to religion on magical thinking
    Religion

    by Mano Singham July 23, 2014

    I briefly mentioned before a study that said that children brought up in a religious environment had a harder time distinguishing whether stories that had fantastical elements were real or fictional.

    Unfortunately, I did not have access to the full paper but reader Raven (which wasn’t me!!!) did have access and he kindly sent me a copy and I have now had a chance to look at it. [Update: Ben Finney in the comments has kindly provided a link to the full paper.]

    The paper Judgments About Fact and Fiction by Children From Religious and Nonreligious Backgrounds by By Kathleen H. Corriveau, Eva E. Chen, Paul L. Harris (that appeared in the journal Cognitive Science (2014) 1–30) reported on the results of two studies. In both they interviewed 5- and 6-year old children, some of whom had been exposed to religious teaching either because they attended a parochial school or went to church with their family or both, and those children who went to public schools and had no religious exposure.

    I briefly mentioned before a study that said that children brought up in a religious environment had a harder time distinguishing whether stories that had fantastical elements were real or fictional.

    FYI.

    Children brought up religious have a hard time telling fiction from reality. That is Michele Bachmann and FCICI.

  5. John Pieret says

    big government mentality that will continually offer welfare decency programs

    My guess is that she meant to say “welfare dependency programs but managed to don some Freudian lingerie.

  6. dugglebogey says

    I don’t know if it’s happening intentionally, but it’s really going a long way in showing that these “so called” christian conservatives have zero qualities of compassion and charity that they have been long claiming to have in spades.

    All I am seeing is hatred, discrimination and greed from those people. Same as always.

  7. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    *If* Mexicans might be carrying ebola – then anyone might be.

    That is actually a truly terrifying thought in this day of international travel in hours and days not weeks.

    Especially given the early symptoms of ebola are similar to much milder diseases like the flu apparently.

    PS. Reading Richard preston’s The Hot Zone’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hot_Zone ) book on the Marburg and Ebola virii at a bookshop whilst waiting for a bus caused me to miss my bus home – several times! One scary book and reality – and, yeah, I eventually did buy my own copy from there.

  8. marcus says

    Ed:“Like so many of today’s conservatives, who are either astonishingly ignorant or just plain liars…”
    As has been pointed out many times before, these two conditions are in no wise mutually exclusive. I would put forward that Bachmann is, most likely, an ignorant liar with one condition perfectly complimenting the other.

  9. says

    Wrong. We Constitutional Christian Conservatives do have compassion, but it’s homeopathic, so the farther we keep the illegals away, the more we care about them, while their foreignism is conventionally toxic, so the closer they are, the more Nativist we get.

  10. dingojack says

    Is conservative racism homeopathic too?
    You know, the old ‘one drop’ rule.
    :| Dingo

  11. says

    If anyone is going to carry a disease like Ebola into the US, it’s not poor migrants who travel for weeks over land, especially not those from Latin America.

    Those who transport such diseases will be the slimebags in rich countres who engage in child sex tourism in poor countries. They fly in, pay to rape kids, then fly home a few days later.

  12. dingojack says

    Apparently this strain can make you be contagious (and asymptomatic) for up to two weeks.
    Gonna meet that guy from outta town at the airport?
    Dingo

  13. busterggi says

    “she doesn’t know that Ebola is found in Africa, not Central America.”

    If it isn’t Christian America then its Somewhere Else and all the same.

  14. Pierce R. Butler says

    … and also life-threatening disease… Obama is deliberately inviting child migrants into the country in order to establish a Democratic voting bloc…

    What good does it do to bring in a potential fake voter who dies before even looking old enough to cast a ballot?

    Even the Democratic National Committee has the brains the work that out (on a good day).

  15. Nick Gotts says

    She’s also dumb enough to think that communism is still remotely relevant

    The Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China could pull the plug on the American economy any time they choose. Of course, in doing so they would also wreck their own, but I’d say this critical role makes communism highly relevant, although certainly not in the way Bachmann imagines.

  16. busterggi says

    The Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China – I hate to play the ‘no true Scotsman’ but…

  17. Sastra says

    Where does Ebola come from?

    It comes from God, of course. Bachmann surely knows that.

  18. Trebuchet says

    Where does Ebola come from?
    It comes from God, of course. Bachmann surely knows that.

    And it was created in exactly its present form just over 6000 years ago.

  19. says

    I am on my way to West Africa, leaving on Sunday. I am not worried about Ebola–just worried that something might happen to disrupt my flights.

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