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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Reaction To Michele Bachmann Retiring From Congress Proves Her Effectiveness


Here's the Nonsense:  Michele Bachmann's announcement that she will not run for reelection has caused a flurry of attacks on her, proving that she was ineffective and a burden for the right.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The attacks on Bachmann since she announced she won't run again prove how effective she has been.  

The left are busy attacking Michele Bachmann for announcing she won't run for reelection to Congress.  They are saying good riddance and making wisecracks trying to say she was ineffective and hurt the right.  I say to them, Really?  If she was so ineffective then why do you waste so much time on her?

It reminds me of a friend of mine years ago who was going through a divorce.  He said his wife was out of control with rage and would go on and on about how she didn't care anymore and that she was indifferent about him.  When he told me this I told him she was lying.  If not intentionally to him, certainly to herself.  And the reason she was lying was because if she was truly indifferent she wouldn't be upset at all.  She simply wouldn't care and have no emotion.  We don't get upset about that which we are indifferent about.

The same is true regarding Michele Bachmann.  If she was ineffective, crazy, unimportant, and all the other things they have claimed that she is, then they would ignore her and report on other things.  It's only because she has been so effective that she is newsworthy and attack-worthy.  It's the exact same thing we see with Sarah Palin.  They attack her because she's effective.  They are scared of these women and if they weren't they wouldn't make any noise about them.

There's an old saying that when you've over the target you get the most flak.  Michele Bachmann has gotten so much flak for that very reason.  She has often been right on target.  The left doesn't know how to deal with it and they can't resist a chance to attack because she gets under their skin so badly.

Michele Bachmann will be sorely missed.  I'm not sure what her real reasons are deep down inside her heart for retiring.  I suspect it's more than she's saying.  Probably only she and her husband will ever know the deepest reasons.  But while she'll be missed, we should be thankful that we have had such a patriot serve our nation. She showed us many things, but maybe the most important thing was that a strong conservative could even be elected in the bluest of places, Minnesota.  

Her service should be an inspiration to us that the right can win and needs to keep on working hard toward that end.  To Rep. Bachmann I am thankful for her service and wish her all the best in the future.