Ex-lawmaker Michele Bachmann mocked for Facebook post comparing Obama to pilot who downed plane
Gone but not forgotten ex-Congresswoman Michele Bachmann took to her Facebook page on Tuesday and compared President Barack Obama to Andreas Lubitz, the pilot who downed the Germanwings airliner in the French Alps last week.
The ex-congresswoman, who chose to not run for reelection in 2014 after eight years in Congress, made the comparison while criticizing the Obama administration’s efforts to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran.
“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,” Bachmann wrote. “After the fact, among the smoldering remains of American cities, the shocked survivors will ask, why did he do it?”
Bachmann, who has been a target of ridicule for years over her outlandish statements while a government official, received much the same treatment now that she is a private citizen posting on her public Facebook page.
Longtime opponent, Wayne Bessen from Truth Wins Out, wrote: “I’m worried. If any person is an expert on deranged it is Michele Bachmann.”
Other commenters chastised the former lawmaker for her ham-handed attempt to tie the tragedy to a policy dispute.
“Way to politicize a tragedy, lady,” wrote Elena Ballesteros, while Melissa Coca added, “Comparing this tragedy to anything is moronic and despicable. Congratulations, for once more upholding the level of stupid which only you can.”
While some praised Bachmann, with Nicolas Vergara writing, “Process Obama for treason,” comments took a negative turn.
A sampling below:
John Callahan: “I think you’ve lost whatever hold on reality you had.”
Michael J Pristash : “Your allusion is so inappropriate and divisive, not to mention disrespectful on so many levels. Shame on you.”
Dana Mitchell : “Oh back it down 3 notches Bachman. This is why you can’t be president.”
Jonathon Popphan: “I do not believe I have ever read a more disgusting screed in my entire life. Ms. Bachmann trying to score points off of a horrible tragedy? Is she seriously alleging that President Obama is mentally ill? Is she claiming that he is unfit for office because of mental issues?”
Henry Graham Kicklighter : “I’m so glad that you’re a political has-been, Michele.”
Greg Shea : “Oh. I’ve stumbled into today’s meeting of the “We’re Not Racists Club.” Carry on, Patriots.”
Diane Knight: “Well it seems your delusional beliefs didn’t go away when you left office.”