Last week there was that great gathering of conservatives called the Value Voters Summit. Every time I research this Summit, I can’t help but think the name is an oxymoron. Think about that. Value Voters Summit. It kind of makes you think that people with real values are attending the summit looking for candidates who share real values. Then, out pops speakers like Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, and others. It appears that “Value Voters” don’t really have any “values” like they want you to believe. Unless you consider greed, homophobia, Islamaphobia, and hatred of the poor as values.
Then, I couldn’t help but think that I had fallen through a time-warp or something. I felt like I had gone to sleep and woke up in the middle-ages. I heard Michelle Bachmann actually call for another Crusades. Now, she didn’t actually use the word Crusades, but it was apparent that was what she meant. In her speech, she said:
“Yes, Mr. President, it is about Islam! And I believe if you have an evil of an order of this magnitude, you take it seriously. You declare war on it, you don’t dance around it. Just like the Islamic State has declared war on the United States of America.”
Now, if you studied any history at all, you can’t help but conclude that Ms. Bachmann is actually calling for a Crusade against Islam just like in the middle-ages. Of course she failed to say that if we did “declare war on Islam” we would be fighting in almost every country in the world including in our own country. See Islam is everywhere.
To be honest with you, I can’t remember who came up with the idea first. Was it Michelle Bachmann or was it Bill O’Reilly? See, old Bill has a solution to the problem as well. And, it sounds very similar to Bachmann’s. Bill said on his show that the answer is to put together a 25,000-person, well-paid, mercenary “world-wide strike force.” He then said: “You wouldn’t believe how many military people who have called me and gone, ‘that’s a great idea.’
Well, he was right about one thing. No one believed him about the military people who said “that’s a great idea.” As a matter of fact, no one on FOX News thought it was a very bright idea either. Even Charles Krauthammer said: “You’ve gone from out of the box to off the wall. Do you really want to be running around the world responsible for a band of desperadoes?”
A guest military expert said: “It’s a terrible idea. We’re not going to solve this problem by creating a band of Marvel’s Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy.” I guess it is kind of bad when your own side calls you nuts!
But, no one dared say anything bad about Michelle Bachmann and her call for a crusade. I don’t know if no one paid any attention to her, of if she has fallen so low on the FOX radar that she doesn’t get a mention anymore. But, anyone with a brain can tell you that those kinds of words are exactly what ISIS is looking to play up. What better way to recruit more “converts” to their cause than play a recording of Ms. Stupid calling for a war against Islam?
There were a lot of other stupid moments at the Value Voters Summit as well. Like Sarah Palin saying the White House is at 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue. Just think, she was supposed to be McCain’s Vice President. Guess it is a good idea he lost, she would still be looking for the White House for her first meeting.
She even weighed in on the ISIS thing too. She said: “Bush’s war was bad, but Barack’s bombs, oh baby those red lines, the strategery [sic] there that was thought up on the back nine, Barack’s bombs, oh they’re the bomb.” Yes, she used the word “strategery.”
I don’t usually get to worked up about the Value Voters Summit. I fully understand that the attendees don’t have any moral values. But, when members of Congress, even out-going ones like Michelle Bachmann, start calling the second largest religion in the world “evil” and calls for the U.S. to “declare war” on it, we need to take notice.
Even more frightening than her speech was the applause she received for it. Apparently, the Value Voters who attended this summit agree that we can declare war on a religion. These are the same idiots who claim “religious persecution” because our laws won’t allow them to discriminate against those they don’t like.
This is the type of lunacy that creeps up when politicians are more interested in establishing a theocracy than working to make our country better. The mid-terms are coming up. You have a choice between reason and these folks. Which are you going to choose?