Thursday, September 15, 2011

Michele Bachmann Becomes Jenny McCarthy

It's official. She says to Matt Lauer: "I had a mother come up to me last night here in Tampa, Fla., after the debate. She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection. And she suffered from mental retardation thereafter. The mother was crying when she came up to me last night. I didn’t know who she was before the debate. This is the very real concern and people have to draw their own conclusions." Not Jenny McCarthy. Not Andrew Wakefield. Michele Bachmann, a Republican candidate for president.

I'm sad to say that as an atheist conservative, I am thrilled at this development. Why? Because maybe it will finally split wide open this stupid alliance that big business has made with uneducated medieval theocrats, that's why. Pay attention, American business: the superstitious nonsense you've tolerated from the sidelines because it put your people in office has now come full circle, and it's going to bite you in the ass and cut into your bottom line. Maybe this is what it will finally take to wake people up in boardrooms and realize that when you constantly stoke these meaningless hot-button social issues get the Christians to the polls, eventually even the party leadership will start believing that's what actually matters, and the front office takes over from the back office.

Meanwhile: congratulations to the Religious Right. Your candidate is now saying the same things as Hollywood liberals! You've come a long way, baby! And can you imagine that next meeting between pharmaceutical lobbyists and Bachmann's people? Awk-ward....

Excellent takedowns of Bachmann's "claims" from Orac here, and described fantastically as "the anti-vaccine candidate" here.

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