Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says the U.S. isn’t ready for a female president. Um, we were ready when she attempted a lame campaign, right?
The fact is, some Republicans aren’t even trying to hide their racism these days. How else can you interpret Bachmann’s comments to Cal Thomas that Barack Obama was only elected president because white people felt guilty about slavery.
Never mind the fact that there were no credible Republican candidates to go up against President Obama in either election. John McCain with his half-term governor running mate Sarah Palin during 2008 campaign were a pathetic joke. Let’s not even talk about Mr. 47% and binders-full-of-women 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
So, no. This wasn’t about white guilt but about GOP voter suppression tactics and race-baiting of Barack Obama. I suppose blacks, Hispanics and Asians don’t count. Only white folks elected President Obama twice:
Bachmann says a lot of people “aren’t ready” for a female president. “I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt.” (Presumably she means because of slavery and the lengthy denial of civil rights to blacks.) “People don’t hold guilt for a woman,” she says, adding that while people vote for women for virtually every other office “I don’t think there is a pent-up desire” for a woman president. Source: TriCities.com
Michele Bachmann also claimed that the Tea Party can best Hillary Clinton. Still delusional…..