Yesterday morning the left was simply giddy with delight at the following news:
While the left has reacted with unmitigated glee with headlines such as:
They seem to be asserting a whole lot of facts that are more spin than reality. Let’s knock a few of the down:
1. Michelle Bachmann couldn’t win in 2014:
A year ago at this time the left was giddy with the possibility of Michelle Bachmann’s defeat:
Yet in a year where she spent considerable time running for president, a year when the Tea Party did not do well, where Barack Obama won re-election and the GOP lost seats in the house, Michelle Bachmann managed to beat a self funded millionaire dashing the hopes of leftists all over the country.
Six months later scandal after scandal after scandal in the Obama Administration have energized the Tea Party base while people like Eric Holder struggle to keep their positions.
Yeah 2014 is going to be a REALLY tough environment for Tea Party candidates, let alone Michelle Bachmann compared to 2012.
2. Michelle Bachmann’s Scandals are going to strike any day now..
With a left dying to beat her and a media scoffing at and hating her it would be only a matter of time before the chickens would come home to roost.
You have an IRS that was leaking tax information to the left, you have an AG going after Fox news reporters and their families, you had a press united in their disdain for the congresswoman and you think if there was some there there we would not have seen some actual meat out there?
When I hear the left talk about Bachmann in this way I can’t help but remember the press’ feeding frenzy on the impending arrival of Fitzmas.
and who can forget this image from Memeorandum from just two years ago
At the time I predicted the left would get “all Fitzmasy” over this and be disappointed, they were.
They say you can indict an ham sandwich. When you show me the indictments on Michelle Bachmann then I’ll buy the scandal story.
3. She’s irrelevant:
I’ve seen a lot of variants on this BS of them there is only one that actually makes some sense:
“The reality also set in that she is not a favorite of Republican leadership, so she is not going to be rising up to a committee chair or rising up in leadership.”
That’s a fair point, it’s hard to make a deal when you have people like Michelle Bachmann opposing stuff like Sequester and it’s not likely she was going to be in the leadership anytime soon.
Yet despite all of this irrelevance there seems to be no other topic today, as RBPundit put it very well on Twitter:
I do find it odd that the “irrelevant” Michelle Bachmann retiring gets more coverage than any Dem Congressman retiring… ever.
— RB (@RBPundit) May 29, 2013
I can’t do better than that:
There are reasons Michelle Bachmann has left congress but the left’s narratives aren’t likely on the list.
Update: Pulled a link that didn’t belong to the 2012 story
I’m sure Michelle Bachmann will not only be happy but will do well financially after congress.
As for me, well we’re almost half way toward this week’s paycheck. If just 8 more people are willing to kick in $20 not only will my weekly paycheck be secured, but if five of you do so by Friday then my monthly goal (The Mortgage) will be secured
It’s true I have not fought as long or as hard as Michelle Bachmann for the Tea Party Cause but unlike the Democrat e-mails you know exactly where every dollar you kick in is going.