Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann recently had a friendly discussion with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council on his radio show in which the topic of the Administration's policy towards Israel came up. Ms. Bachmann's attention was directed to how those polices were helping to bring on the End Times. Among the more delicious quotes:
“That’s in the natural, I just believe that as believers in Jesus Christ who see the authority of scripture, I believe that the Lord and his strong right arm will have Israel’s back and will be her protector. The question is, will we as the United States cooperate in standing with Israel and blessing Israel, or will we join those nations that come against her? We are definitely on the wrong side. It is jaw dropping, it is stunning, it’s breathtaking.”What Kossacks hear when we read this:
Mock-able word salad, Manichean logic, nonsense, the usual crazy from one of the most reliable sources, how could anyone vote for or support this loon? More proof the wingnut base are truly nuts. They're just crazy.
We attempt to parse this with our heads using logic and the rules of the English language, and it doesn't compute. We marvel, laugh, and move on.
What the Christian Conservative Base hears when they read this:
Believers in Jesus Christ. Authority of Scripture. Lord and his strong right arm blessing Israel like in the Bible. But we are on the wrong side [because of the Muslim Usurper.] The End Times are really coming just like the Pastor says, prepare, so donate more in the collection plate. Stand behind Michelle -- she tells the Truth From God, driving the satanic liberals crazy in the process (ha, ha, ha!)
I submit for your consideration: That Ms. Bachmann may be wildly wrong and quite fanatical, but she is crazy like a fox. She is calculating and knows how to speak to her national constituency. We don't see this because we just don't hear her speech patterns with the same ears as those that see her and her fellow fanatics as Apostles of Truth. They are more dangerous than we give them credit for.