Remember Michele Bachmann? The Tea Party favorite might have given up her seat in 2014, but she isn’t done with politics. She has served as an adviser to Donald Trump and recently appeared on the Christian Broadasting Network to issue a dire warning to America.
According to Bachmann, Trump represents the last chance for the country to elect ‘somebody with godly principles.”
‘Well, I don’t want to be melodramatic but I do want to be truthful. I believe without a shadow of a doubt this is the last election. This is it. This is the last election.’
Bachmann’s argument actually starts out sounding somewhat reasonable, but quickly verges into conspiracy theories. Her argument is that the country is changing and the GOP’s base of support is shrinking. That is correct and it’s an issue the Republican leadership identified in 2013 when they published the Growth and Opportunity Project.
‘And the reason why I say that, David is because it’s a math problem. It’s a math problem of demographics and a changing United States. If you look at the numbers of people who vote and who lives in the country and who Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton want to bring in to the country, this is the last election when we even have a chance to vote for somebody who will stand up for godly moral principles. This is it’
The GOP has long had a problem connecting with minority voters, and Trump isn’t helping. But where Bachmann really goes off the rails is her argument that Hillary Clinton will grant citizenship to every immigrant simply to make sure they vote Democratic.
‘What Hillary Clinton’s ultimate goal is, is to secure her reelection. The very first thing she will do as President Hillary Clinton is this: she will have a wholesale amnesty so that Republicans will never again have the chance at winning Florida or Texas. If we can’t win Florida or Texas, it’s game over.’
Bachmann’s claims of “wholesale amnesty” of blatantly false. Clinton has never advocated for that. She has said that she supports immigration reform, including a path to citizenship, but she also supports securing the border.
To be frankly honest, the entire interview was nothing more than fear mongering mixed in with a bit of racism. After all, Bachmann was basically saying that non-white people don’t have moral principles. If she is truly worried about the GOP’s appeal to minority voters then perhaps she shouldn’t blatantly insult minorities.
You can check out the full interview below:
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