Michele Bachmann & Ronda Storms — Together!

These should be great days for your Curmudgeon because there is much to blog about. Although we’re going through a lull in state legislative struggles over The Controversy between evolution and creationism, and virtually all the court cases we’ve been watching are now resolved (except David Coppedge v. JPL & Caltech ), creationism has gone from being a regional oddity to a topic of national headlines.

But as we watch developments from our luxurious underground control room in the CITADEL — the Curmudgeonly Institute for Tactics, Advocacy, and Defense of the Enlightenment Legacy — the secret global nerve center for monitoring events throughout the Creosphere which threaten the values of Western Civilization, we are growing increasingly apprehensive. And depressed.

The current occupant of the White House is arguably the worst President in US history, and defeating him in the 2012 election should be a relatively simple task. Yet we find that the Republican party is fielding one candidate after another who is demonstrably crazed. What’s a Curmudgeon to do?

We’ve already told you what we think about these things in Creationism or Socialism: Which is Dumber? That was our most contentious post ever, and there’s no need to rehash the subject. Instead, we’ll just tell you what we see going on out there. You’re all grownups, so you can make your own decisions.

The news item that triggered this post is Bachmann to keynote Florida Family Policy Council dinner this weekend, which appears in the Minnesota Independent. Yes, it looks like this could be a creationist revival meeting, with plenty of that good old fashioned, down-home, foot-stompin’, psalm-singin’, floor-rollin’, rafter-shakin’, old-time creationism. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

This weekend, the Florida Family Policy Council holds its annual policy awards dinner featuring GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. The group, which says it’ll be celebrating “pro-life victories” from the state’s legislative session, will also feature a list of “special guest participants,” including many of the Florida legislators who played a big role in curbing access to abortion in the state this past session.

Well, maybe the focus of this revival won’t be creationism. But you know what we say about outfits with the word “Family” in their names — they’re usually creationists, and this one is no exception. Here’s their website: Florida Family Policy Council. The president is John Stemberger, about whom we posted once before (see Intelligent Design and Florida’s Marriage Protection Amendment). Hard core!

Okay, that’s what we’re dealing with. Back to the news article:

According to an email from the Florida Family Policy Council, the “special guest participants” for Saturday’s event, titled “Igniting a Cultural Transformation,” include Florida Speaker of the House Dean Cannon, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, state Rep. Dennis Baxley and state Sen. Ronda Storms (all Republicans).

Beep! All our sensors have gone off at once. You remember Florida’s creationist crusade of 2008, led by rapturous Ronda Storms. If you need a reminder of Ronda’s glory days three years ago, see Her Most Rapturous Moment. This is Ronda’s official page at the Florida Senate’s website.

We also recognize Daniel Webster. Having defeated the odious Alan Grayson, Webster now serves in the US House of Representatives. During Florida’s 2008 creationism crusade, he was majority leader in the state Senate, and supported rapturous Ronda’s creationist legislation (see Florida’s Axis of Creationism).

With Bachmann and all those Floridian creationists gathered in one place, what’s going to happen? According to the news article, the Florida Family Policy Council’s website announces:

[Y]ou are sure to enjoy hearing from U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, our special Keynote Speaker!

We suppose that most of the talk will be about fetuses, and that topic doesn’t much interest us, but there’s sure to be some creationist chatter. Anyway, the thought of Michele Bachmann & Ronda Storms together at the same event — well, it gives us a thrill up our leg.

Hey — we just had a horrible thought: If Bachmann gets the GOP nomination, maybe she’ll pick rapturous Ronda as her running mate. Wouldn’t that be lovely?

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7 responses to “Michele Bachmann & Ronda Storms — Together!

  1. RetiredSciGuy

    SC: “Hey — we just had a horrible thought: If Bachmann gets the GOP nomination, maybe she’ll pick rapturous Ronda as her running mate. Wouldn’t that be lovely?”

    As I was reading your post, this very thought popped into my head, and I was about to post it as a comment. I’m glad I read your post to the end.

    Actually, a more likely occurrence would be Perry getting the nomination and choosing Bachmann as running mate. AAAAHHRRGG!

  2. Perry and Bachmann would be a disaster ticket, like McCain and Palin. I’m sure McCain lost a lot of votes, particularly among independents, because he had a loony toon as a VP – – – and he’s no spring chicken. The thought that she could have been a heart attack away from the presidency is rather sobering.

    Perry is so far to the right that he will need a sane, centrist running mate to appeal to independents, and preferably someone who knows something about economics. Obama is not popular at the moment, but a lot can happen in a year and he is already taking a centrist position. Republicans should not take this election for granted.

    Per current polls, the electorate is roughly evenly divided with a third each considering themselves democrats, republicans, and independents. The election will hinge on that large independent group, and a republican candidate that appears scary irrational on religion, social issues and science denial will turn off a significant portion of those independents. I also think there will be a backlash against the tea party candidates who acted irresponsibly during the debt ceiling debacle, and a presidential candidate who is too closely aligned with that group will not fare well.

    Of course, the world is supposed to end in 2012, so it really doesn’t matter anyway.

  3. Ed says:

    Of course, the world is supposed to end in 2012, so it really doesn’t matter anyway.

    The way things are going, that may be our best bet

  4. The current occupant of the White House is arguably the worst President in US history

    I really, really, really wish I didn’t agree. The first time I saw an anti-Obama t-shirt that said “Welcome back, Carter” – I thought it was an unfair insult. Nowadays, I think it’s an unfair compliment.

    We also recognize Daniel Webster…

    How dare he dishonor that name.

  5. Curmie– Since you are a conservative, I beg of you… PLEASE get your party under control!!!!


  6. It’s a bit early, isn’t it? Remember when Howard Dean and Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson were the obvious front runners? This year it is almost certainly going to be Romney, though he’s far from anyone’s dream candidate.

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