Former delusional Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on Evangelist Jim Bakker recently. She is considering running for Al Franken's seat if God tells her she should. The dialogue took a turn to the bizarre near the end of the segment.
If you wonder why Right Wingers sometimes coalesce around the president, this evangelist's tactics is an excellent example of how they influence their base into a bunker mentality. This type of rhetoric should concern us all.
Evangelist Jim Bakker stoking the flames
— Egberto Willies (@EgbertoWillies) January 2, 2018
Michele Bachman made it very clear to the Evangelist that she is considering running for Franken's seat but was concerned about the spears that would come at her. She claims that she and her husband are commoners and do not have the resources of wealthy politicians to fight back as effectively. She implied that she is leaving it all up to God to decide.
She claimed success in her previous run for president.
"I also believe I was supposed to run for president," Bachmann said. "By the time I left the presidential race, all seven men on the stage were forced to take my position of repeal. Not one of them had taken that position. And the Republican Party platform had o change to reflect my position. And the American people took the position that Obamacare is bad. That moved the debate. I think I was wildly successful. ... I fulfilled the calling that God gave me. So the question is am I being called to do this now."
Jim Bakker asked her if she could handle the run. Bachmann said she could do the job. But that is not what he meant. He meant the "pain" of the running. And then that is when it goes off the rails.
"It's a dirty job," Bakker said. "The fight for everything, the political and the press. It's dirty. It's mean. It's a fight to the death. Right now, they want to kill the President of the United States. And if they could put a contract, which they probably already have, they would do so."
This rhetoric is used to build a base that is scared. It is the reason why many act like cornered animals under attack.
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