THE PHONY RIGHTWING-Part 7
By Kelleigh Nelson
September 12, 2011
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” -Marcus Cicero, 43 BC
First let me thank all of my avid readers of this series, for copying, e-mailing and passing to all your friends these many articles on our GOP candidates as well as for all the radio interviews. I have received literally hundreds of e-mails and most of you are asking me, “When are you going to tell us about Bachmann and Ron Paul? I’ve tried to save the least worst for last, but it seems the more I delve into the backgrounds of these candidates, the more appalled and disgusted I become. So, with trepidation, here is Michelle Bachmann.
The Early Years
Michelle Amble Bachmann, first Republican female congresswoman from Minnesota and now GOP presidential candidate, was born in Waterloo, Iowa in April of 1956 to a family of Norwegian Lutheran Democrats. Seems to me that most of these GOP candidates were once Democrats themselves, as were Perry and Willard Romney, but they also seem to have grown up in Democrat households. After the family moved to Minnesota, her parents divorced. Her mother remarried when Michelle was a teen and the new family totaled 9 children.
After graduation from high school, Michelle journeyed to Israel and spent a summer working on a Kibbutz Be’eri near Beer Sheva. In 1978, she graduated from university and in 1979 attended the first class of the O.W. Coburn School of Law, a part of the charismatic Oral Roberts University (ORU). In 1986 she received a Juris Doctor degree from Oral Roberts University. She was a member of the final graduating class of the law school at ORU, and was part of a group of faculty, staff, and students who moved the ORU law school library to what is now charismatic Pat Robertson’s Regent University. She also received an LL.M. degree in tax law from the William & Mary School of Law.