Marcus Bachmann plopped down on the seat next to me, in the back of the plane. He pointed at my laptop and asked if he could take a look. “All I want to know is what they’re saying about me,” he said. “Newsweek came up with the word ‘silver fox.’ Tell me what ‘silver fox’ means.”
“Do you want me to tell you honestly?” I asked.
“Oh, don’t tell me it’s something gay!” he said. “Because I’ve been called that before.”
Why doesn't it seem to matter to Republicans that she's clearly insane?
Francis Schaeffer instructed his followers and students at L’Abri that the Bible was not just a book but “the total truth"... Sara Diamond, who has written several books about evangelical movements in America, has succinctly defined the philosophy that resulted from Schaeffer’s interpretation: “Christians, and Christians alone, are Biblically mandated to occupy all secular institutions until Christ returns.”
When, in 2005, the Minneapolis Star Tribune asked Bachmann what books she had read recently, she mentioned two: Ann Coulter’s “Treason,” a jeremiad that accuses liberals of lacking patriotism, and Pearcey’s “Total Truth,” which Bachmann told me was a “wonderful” book.
[There may] be occasions when Christians are mistaken on some point while nonbelievers get it right. Nevertheless, the overall systems of thought constructed by nonbelievers will be false—for if the system is not built on Biblical truth, then it will be built on some other ultimate principle. Even individual truths will be seen through the distorting lens of a false world view.
That also was another profound influence on Marcus’s life and my life, because we understood that the God of the Bible isn’t just about Bible stories and about Bible knowledge, or about just church on Sunday. He is the Lord of all of life. Every bit of life, including sociology, theology, biology, politics. You name the area and walk of life. He is the Lord of life. And so, as we went back to our studies, we looked at studying in a completely different light. Not for the purpose of a career but for a purpose of wondering, How does this fit into creation? How does this fit into the code and all of life that is about to come in front of us? And so we had new eyes that were opened up as we understood life now from a Biblical world view.
she's young and realizes she can try again in 2020 or 2024
thanks for linking to this insightful analysis that reveals that she's a conservative.
Bachmann's mom, Jean Amble, and her two cousins told Politico Monday that the Minnesota congresswoman never showed up at the reunion, though hubby Marcus Bachmann and the couple's children did.
Yet when the candidate arrived late to the Black Hawk County Republican Party dinner Sunday night, she told Radio Iowa that she was late because "I had a family reunion … north of Waterloo today," Reuters reported.[...]
The Register also reported that "Iowans - and reporters - have started to take note of Bachmann's late arrivals."
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
1) The only people who have seen significant income improvement since 1980 are the richest Americans. The lowest, lower, and middle income quintiles have remained virtually flat. The second highest income quintile saw a gain of $16,000 (AFI) of pretax income between 1980 and 2005, a gain of 23%. The top quintile saw income rise from $127,000 to $231,000, a gain of 82%. And it gets even more distorted at the top 1%: from $488,000 to $1,558,000, a gain of 219%.
2) The effective federal tax rate has decreased for all Americans since 1980. But the richest Americans are again getting the better tax cut: while the lowest quintile saw their rate drop from 7.7% to 4.3% on incomes that did not rise, the top quintile saw tax rates drop from 27.5% to 25.5% on incomes that rose by $104,000. The top 1% saw tax rates drop from 37% to 31% on incomes that rose by over one million dollars...
Yes, there are problems with our tax structure, but it has nothing to do with welfare for the poor. The propaganda machines like to haul out the half-truth that the richest Americans increasingly bear the tax burden. Well, the reason they pay most of the taxes is because they have all of the money. When you have 74 people earning as much as 19 million people not including the unemployed, you have an aristocracy, and your democracy is in dire straits.
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