Speaking on “Jay Sekulow Live,” Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann spoke about the concerns of the American people: jobs, the economy, outlawing abortion, preventing gay marriage. Oh yes, they're also worried about “the rise of the Soviet Union.” Listen:
Sekulow: When you are traveling -- I know you are in South Carolina now, you're obviously in Iowa, you're up in New Hampshire -- are you hearing different things in these states?
Bachmann: I would say it's a unified message. It really is about jobs and the economy. That doesn't mean people haven't [sic] forgotten about protecting life and marriage and the sanctity of the family. People are very concerned about that as well. But what people recognize is that there's a fear that the United States is in an unstoppable decline. They see the rise of China, the rise of India, the rise of the Soviet Union and our loss militarily going forward. And especially with this very bad debt ceiling bill, what we have done is given a favor to President Obama and the first thing he'll whack is five hundred billion out of the military defense at a time when we're fighting three wars. People recognize that. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)
The American people will surely want Bachmann to be the one to receive that 3:00 AM phone call the minute the Soviet Union, which ended in 1991, reconstitutes itself and launches an invasion.