Michelle Bachmann did not seek reelection to the position in Congress that she rode to fame. She no longer has a seat at the table. But that doesn't stop her from shouting at the table from a safe distance.
In a recent Facebook post, Michele Bachmann channeled another political armchair quarterback with a free Facebook account, Sarah Palin. Both seem to love piling on to President Obama, without having to put any more skin in the game than some ignored commenters.
Michele Bachmann was particularly chagrined with the activities of President Obama in bringing Iran to heel on the nuclear development front.
In her swipe at the president, Michele Bachmann referenced the recent tragedy of the cashed German airliner whose pilot had deliberately killed himself and every passenger.
"With his Iran deal, Barack Obama is for the 300 million souls of the United States what Andreas Lubitz was for the 150 souls on the German Wings flight - a deranged pilot flying his entire nation into the rocks. After the fact, among the smoldering remains of American cities, the shocked survivors will ask, why did he do it?"
Commenters on her post ranged widely. As can be expected there were rabid supporters:
"Thanks for telling it like it is."
"Very apt analogy, Rep. Bachmann. You may not want to say this, but I will: Barack Hussein Obama does not like this country and is actively seeking to harm it."
"he was voted in because he was a black man, only reason, im not sure if they knew his history, its pretty sketchy and the people don't know or have a clue of the consequences, of islam, its definitely not a peace religion , its a fighting trynnay religion, I still have people telling me its a peace religion, when there countrys cant get there _____ together , its the 21st century."
And ardent opponents:
"Bachmann, you are as crazy as a rat in a coffee can."
"This is truly disgusting, even for you."
You truly are the epitome of moronic partisan politics that would sooner divide this great country than do anything positive to fix it!"
"I had the opportunity to speak to you on the Jim Bohannon Radio Show, back when you were running for President. You stated you were willing to start Nuclear War, basically World War III, by initiating Nuclear attacks on Iran. Even Mr. Bohanon was shocked. As we all know, we start Nuclear War and every single country that already has them, Russia, China, etc, will launch THEIRS as well. In other words, Mutually Assured Destruction. Also known as MAD. And contrary to the idiots who support this, such as yourself, NO ONE will survive a Nuclear Holocaust."
"I just think its a crime the amount of abuse that President Obama has had to endure during his terms of office. If Michele Bachmann said this about someone in her community, she would be charged with slander. Or if a child in school claimed the same about one of his classmates, he would receive severe discipline for bullying. Why don't certain politicians have to observe the same rules of decency and respect that we all learned as children? Our President and the office of the Presidency deserve respect."