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View Diary: No Joke: Michelle Bachmann Now a Swiss Citizen (46 comments)

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    Dr Stankus, JKTownsend, schumann, Sylv

    and the dual citizenship isn't really the point.  The point is she has consistently attacked anyone who references European ideas, or sympathizes with other systems, as being inherently unpatriotic and suspect.  She skirted the whole birther issue without ever really putting it down which has had its roots in questions of dual citizenship.  What is clear is that she is out for herself--her gratification, her sense of identity, her career--with little regard for the logical consistencies of her actions and beliefs or there impact of her behavior on others.  If the values ad policies  she opposes in the US are as dangerous as she suggests (so dangerous she has called for investigating members of congress for un-American activities and for American citizens to rise up in revolt), then it is a little difficult to let pass her voluntary alignment with a government that has embraced many of these "dangerous" ideas.

    •  Some posters were headed on a different tack (1+ / 0-)
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      maybeeso in michigan
      What is clear is that she is out for herself--her gratification, her sense of identity, her career
      Of course. She's a politician.
      with little regard for the logical consistencies of her actions and beliefs or there impact of her behavior on others.
      There is a surprisingly large demographic within America that hold the very same views. Don't forget, she was elected as were dozens of other politicians now holding the country ransom to these beliefs.

      What will be interesting is what the cognitive dissonance created will do to the heads of her supporters when they find out - will they explode or will they compartmentalize?

    •  What I find most disturbing... (2+ / 0-)
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      darlalalala, nchristine

      ...is the cavalier manner in which this appears to have been done. The kids wanted to do it, so we did it. Like they decided to go out for ice cream.

      I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

      by itsjim on Wed May 09, 2012 at 12:25:07 PM PDT

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