By Gary P Jackson
Here's an interesting little bit of information about Michele Bachmann. It seems her family were democrats. Not shocking on it's own. Hell, Ronald Reagan was a democrat for half of his life. But they weren't just any democrats. Michele and her husband actually worked to elect Jimmy Carter, the second worst president in history, after Obama, and a socialist.
I know people can change, and this interview is a couple years old, but just how much has she really changed?
Surrounding herself with GOP insiders instead of solid Conservatives may provide the answers. The GOP estblishment has always been little more than democrat lite, and has been moving steadily to the left for years. That Bachmann has chosen to throw in with the establishment, rather than Conservative members of the Republican Party says it all.
Now you know why former Carter AND Mondale staffer [and faux conservative] Charles Krauthammer speaks so well of Bachmann. Birds of a feather and all.
From The Hill: [empahsis mine]
Bachmann was a Jimmy Carter Democrat
Speaking to the St. Cloud Times about her growing role on the national stage, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) references her past as a diehard Carter-Mondale supporter:
Q: You’ve been described as Democrats’ Public Enemy No. 1. How do you feel about being a target?
A: In being forceful and fighting for the positions that I’m standing for, I obviously must pose a threat for liberals advancing their agenda. I say that because I grew up a Democrat in a Democrat family. My husband and I both worked on Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign. The first time I ever came to Washington was to dance at Walter Mondale’s inaugural ball. It was a thrill for my husband and me, and we were both happy to work on behalf of Walter Mondale and Jimmy Carter. We really believed in them when we were in college. So in some ways I don’t understand why the Democratic Party would be opposed to me, because I stand for the same values that my parents stood for when we were Democrats.