Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Why Do People Support Michele Bachmann?

Candidate Bachmann recently polled her supporters to identify the opinions of this sub-group of Republicans. Here are the poll results:

•97.19% oppose the strategy of $450 billion in new spending advanced by the President's proposed second stimulus.
•96.39% disagree with the approach of "leading from behind" in foreign policy advocated by President Obama's top advisors.
•96.32% agree that it is necessary for Congress to fully repeal Obamacare.
•96.2% think that illegal immigrants should not be given government benefits.
•95.71% believe the U.S. government should do everything it can to allow for U.S. energy exploration.
•91.37% favor cutting government spending as the best way to reduce our nation's deficit.
Fair disclosure: Although I like many things about Bachmann, I'm wary that that line about "government should do everything it can to allow for U.S. energy exploration" could indicate more strip mining and "sacrifice" of nature preserves...as distinct from the exploration of energy alternatives and cultural change that I think we need. Red flags! There probably are Bachmann supporters who do see Bachmann as a more mature, less baby-burdened rerun of Sarah Palin, but personally, if I wanted to vote for Palin I'd vote for Palin already.
If only she'd said that government should do everything it can to allow for SUSTAINABLE energy exploration...