Tea Partier Claims Michele Bachmann Helped Obama Steal the 2012 Election
Why anyone would want to be associated with this group of disloyal bilious conspiracy mongers is beyond me. The key thing about anyone in the Tea Party is that you can not trust them, their bond, their loyalty, or their word. After that there’s the follow on question of whether or not you can trust their sanity.
Some on the right are accusing Michele Bachmann of helping Obama steal the 2012 election because of her incompetence in leading the House Tea Party Caucus.
Tea partier and Conservatives4Palin blogger James V. DeLong wrote a conspiracy fueled post on National Review that reached the pinnacle of lunacy by claiming that Michele Bachmann aided Obama’s theft of the 2012 election by being incompetent, “It is plausible to conclude that the administration adopted a successful program of using the IRS to suppress conservative votes while encouraging its own allies — unions, public employees, progressive 501(c)(4)s, etc. The administration may in fact have stolen an election. The House, which could have stopped the abuse, was crippled by the hibernation of its most likely instrument, the Tea Party Caucus.”
DeLong tries to give Bachmann the benefit of the doubt by calling her a bad manager who neglected her tea party leadership responsibilities, but right after those statements he posts another conspiracy theory from blogger Ann Althouse, “Obama’s prime target was the Tea Party (which had crushed him in the 2010 midterms), and the establishment Republicans were at odds with the Tea Party movement. I’m not saying I believe this, but sober reflection tells us we need to redraw the line between paranoia and vigilance. The theory is that establishment Republicans appreciated the suppression of the Tea Party.”
If establishment Republicans wanted the tea party suppressed, and Michele Bachmann neutered the tea party caucus, does this mean that Bachmann was a double agent who was working for the establishment?