Delusions of Grandeur

Michele Bachmann Thinks She’s Maggie Thatcher With A Midwest Accent

How do tiny people make themselves look bigger? By trying to connect themselves to giants.

In the case of Michele Bachmann (R.-Loonyville) that means figuratively lashing herself to Margaret Thatcher, or at least Thatcher’s coffin. Bachmann will be part of the U.S. House delegation attending Thatcher’s funeral.

Needless to say, Bachmann lost no time drawing the parallels between herself and Maggie.

“Not only was Margaret Thatcher a role model for conservative women across the globe, but she was also one of the most consequential political leaders of our time,” Bachmann said. “She was a life-long champion of free markets, freedom and individual liberty and had the courage to fight for her convictions even in the face of undeserved ridicule. Though she was misunderstood by her critics, she proved them wrong by the results of her policies, which brought prosperity and increased happiness to the people of Great Britain.”

Hmmm. Misunderstood. Ridicule. Feeling a bit thin-skinned there, Michele?

One thing Maggie and Michele don’t have in common: Michele is currently the target of a Congressional ethics investigation into her presidential campaign finances.

Bachmann will be traveling with two other GOP’s luminaries: Martha Blackburn, who was one of the proponents of repealing D.C.’s marriage law, and George Holding, who opposes marriage equality “on moral and religious grounds.”

Unfortunately for us, all three will return to the country after the funeral.


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  • 2eo

    She doesn’t care about destroying large communities, she incites hatred against large numbers of people. She is deluded and the right hold her up as a bastion of greatness.

    The comparison in a warped, idiotic, anti-human, vile, hateful, abhorrent, disgusting, abusive, venomous, atrocious way is at least marginally apt. Maggie actually led a country though, and infuriatingly it must be acknowledged that she walked her walk.

    Into hell, which is now mostly privatised.

  • Cam

    Actually Thatcher’s family owned a small business….kind of like the ones that Bachman’s policies have been harming.

    Thatcher would NEVER have misstated British history the way Bachman has done on several occasions and she would have been crucified and run out of office if she had and then refused to face up to it.

  • Sohobod

    Mrs T was one of the few Tory politicians who voted to legalize homosexuality in the 1960s. I doubt Bachmann would do that, even today.

    She is NO Thatcher. Whatever anyone says, Mrs T was no religious nut.

    PS. Thatcher always voted for the right for women to have control (abortion) of their own bodies. Bachmann????

    I think even 2eo would concede that.

  • Dakotahgeo

    ROFLMBO!!! Botchmann =ing Thatcher!? Yeah, and I’m Winston Churchill! Just too funny for words. Maybe we’ll be lucky and see Michey kidnapped over there by the jihadists. No ransom note, hopefully.


    It sounds like Bachmann and Thatcher have very little in common. It’s strange how people, knowing that they are on a metaphorical sinking ship in terms of their career, will try to latch on to well-know, well-liked people. Maybe Bachmann realizes that her days are numbered…

  • Sohobod
    They may have things in common regarding the way an economy should be run (although I doubt Bachmann could articulate any kind of philosophy), they really don’t have any common ground regards religion/abortion/etc. She didn’t really care about ‘social issues’. These days most Brits don’t.

  • Nico

    When a diabolic soul dies…. it always make sure to leaves it seeds to continue the poisoning job…

  • cyberdoogi

    Actually MIchelle B has a lot in common with the vile and evil former UK Prime Minister. Although Thatcher voted to legalise homosexuality in 1967 she was no friend of the LGBT community. She allowed and positively enabled her government to stigmatise and vilify LGBT people. For her views at the Conservative party conference watch:

    Opinion on Thatcher is very polarised in the UK. She was and continues even after death to be a very devisive figure.

  • LadyL

    “Though she was misunderstood by her critics, she proved them wrong by the results of her policies, which brought prosperity and increased happiness to the people of Great Britain.”
    Yes. All ten of them.

  • Bob LaBlah

    As a former Reagan democrat (who left thanks to Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and Pat Buchannan’s near miss of the nomination 1992 and the standing ovation he received at the convention)I am not shocked her, Marco Rubio and America’s favorite embicle Sarah Palin are where the party has fallen.
    The 1980’s were years I look back upon very fondly. Things were not rosy but embicilic remarks such as hers were not tolerated for very long by the stalwarts. This woman would have long ago found herself in a recall that they would have engineered themselves behind the scenes. She would have lost and that would have been the end of her. She is too polarizing and it seems hard to believe they see her as some type of asset. I don’t think white, southern women take her serious. The slim margin she won by makes me think she won thanks to those who didn’t go to the polls to vote more than those who voted for her.
    They, the stalwarts, did NOT groom the younger ones to take over. The GOP is doomed for the forseeable future. Hell, even Rush Limbaugh had to tell them (the GOP) to shut up and accept gay marriage. What does that tell you about disarray and irrelevance?

  • toren123

    So the witch isn’t dead after all! She lives on in Bachmann!

  • Dakotahgeo

    @toren123: Remember, the MOST evil twin is still ALIVE!!!

  • Caleb in SC

    How about this tactic? Let’s ignore Bachmann and the good people of Minnesota will eventually get wise to her tired bullshit. The more outrageous she is, the more power she has. Take her power away and ignore her crazy ass.

  • Dionte

    Michele Bachmann seems like a Saturday Night Live character. Crazy heffa.

  • tjr101

    Omg, this woman is part of the delegation to represent the US? Good grief.

  • jamesbarnette

    Of course she’s like Thatcher. We’re going to be singing in the streets and rejoicing once she finally kicks the bucket.

    That wasn’t too hard to figure out.

  • Davidw705

    This woman is obliviously losing her ever loving mind! Or what is left …she wishes to be in the same conversation as Maggie!!!!

  • 2eo

    Can you change the picture to a tumour or something equally less disgusting. Her face reminds me of the soulless depths of a religion I don’t even believe in.

  • dale_davies

    OMG. Be afraid, Minneapolis-St Paul, be very afraid.

  • Brawny71

    I see it. Thatcher , horrible; Bachmann, horrible.

  • 2eo

    So my router was pinged by three IP addresses linked to the Metropolitan police this morning.

    Good thing my VPN is encrypted.

  • dale_davies

    @Sohobod: gays: . . . and then, unhappily, she followed up with Section 28. About as gay-friendly as Westboro on bad acid;
    @2eo: only the _Gates_ of Hell – with the flashy neon sign, sequins, KY vending machines, coin-operated turnstiles, hot-dog stands and so on are privatised. Further in, the furnaces etc are still operated at taxpayer expense. ;-)


    Does Fuckmann, still exist? where is the “Taliban” when you need them?. PS, she is mentally ill just by being Christian. AdamHomo

  • hf2hvit

    Is she taking her gay husband?

  • tdx3fan

    She had to lash herself to the coffin because if Thatcher was still alive and in her right mind she would have bitch slapped her hard and torn her wig off.

  • alexoloughlin

    Though I loathed most of Thatcher’s policies, at least she had an intellect and a brain. Bachmann couldn’t hold a candle to her. Delusions of grandeur I think. Thatcher was no religious nutjob either although she attended church regularly as a methodist. Bachmann’s right wing religious addiction would have been unrecognizable to Thatcher.

  • Dresden

    Ridiculous, but not quite as ridiculous as the time she accidentally compared herself to John Wayne Gacy. What the hell is wrong with those people that keep voting her into office?

  • NormdePlume

    Sooooooo, you’re the Iron Twit?

  • Dakotahgeo

    @NormdePlume: Now I have to call you on that, Normdeplume. How can you insult Twits like that? Wouldn’t Iron Nit-Twit have the same purpose? (Just kidding… I love it! The Iron Twit!) I can handle that.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @2eo: Actually, a photo of a hemorrhoid would be more appropriate… or a group of hemorrhoids to hide Botchmann’s face.

  • FlopsyMopsyCT

    Just to clarify, Ms. Bachman is a representative of one political district in our state. That district is generally blue-collar and backwoods.. I truly believe that if her position were subject to statewide vote, she would lose in an epic way. Politically speaking, those running against her haven’t been all that great, although I do believe she won this past election with a much narrower margin than in years past. IMO, I don’t think she will be around for much longer, may e a decade at best. But we shall see.

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