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A serious presidential contender believes the Soviet Union still exists and, unfortunately, because Rep. Michele Bachmann will make 10 more verbal gaffes just today, the story is overlooked. In an interview conducted by Christian radio host Jay Sekulow on Thursday, Bachmann again proves just how far out of her league she is.
When asked on-air about what different people all over the country are telling Bachmann on her campaign trail, the GOP hopeful said that jobs and economy are obviously a big concern among Americans. That’s not all that’s on their minds, however.
“What people recognize is that there’s a fear that the United States is in an unstoppable decline,” said Bachmann. “They see the rise of China, the rise of India, the rise of the Soviet Union and our loss militarily going forward.”
Yes, the Minnesota Republican believes that the Soviet Union is a threat, the same Soviet Union that has been a democracy for over twenty years. The Soviet Union was dismantled by Bachmann’s own hero-Ronald Reagan.
It seems like something she would know. I don’t know if this is Bachmann’s gaffe or the people attending her rallies are really saying this. Either way, it is frightening.
Bachmann also proclaimed to a South Carolina crowd that if she were president, gas prices would decrease. “Under President Bachmann you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again,” she stated, pointing out that gas prices were $1.79 when President Barack Obama took office. Of course, she failed to mention that Obama took office during a massive global recession.
Many policies that would reduce Americans dependence on oil, Bachmann has been against. She may believe that an increase in domestic drilling will somehow magically lower gas prices but this is not correct.
The Energy Information in 2009 estimated that by drilling on America’s continental shelf — where so much of America’s oil is — would only drop gas prices by a few cents by 2030.
It is completely conceivable that Bachmann believes that the president sets the gas prices. She, so far, has proven that she does not understand world history; it is not hard to believe that economics is past her comprehension.
Even though she is a tax lawyer, she clearly did not understand the whole debt ceiling debate. So vote for Bachmann and gas prices will drop, income will rise, new roads will be built and you won’t have to pay any taxes!!!! It is a magical world!! (And completely fiction.)
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