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In Case It Wasn’t Clear, Michele Bachmann’s Dual Citizenship Is The Left’s Fault

You are missing part of your headYesterday we learned that Michele Bachmann is a spy for the Swiss government, intent on bringing down the United States of America from within. “Go for it,” we say. But on the Right, this is a cause for great consternation. Also, on the Right, this is all considered the Left’s fault. For an explanation, let’s turn to Mark Krikorian, one of the remaining white nationalists at the #1 internet blog, National Review‘s The Corner.

Krikorian, well — this guy knows how to drop a quote. There’s that time he urged people to avoid pronouncing Sonia Sotomayor’s name properly, and then that other time when he actually wrote the sentence, “My guess is that Haiti’s so screwed up because it wasn’t colonized long enough.” Now let’s add this to ye olde Wonkette archives:

The fact that even a patriot like Bachmann would do something like this is testament to how thoroughly the moral relativism of the post-national Left has permeated our culture.

My guess is that Krikorian’s so screwed up because everything.

[NRO via Kevin Drum]

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Jim Newell is Wonkette's beloved Capitol Hill Typing Demon. He joined in 2007, left for some other dumb job in 2010, and proudly returned in 2012 as our "Senior Editor at Large." He lives in Washington and also writes for things such as The Guardian, the Manchester paper of liberals.

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  1. Barb

    Michele Bachmann is just sucking up to the Swiss in the hopes of getting more votes in the "who's crazier than Sarah Palin" contest.

    1. GeorgiaBurning

      The watch is on, which flag pin will she wear? Will she get them mixed up? Actually, the Swiss one might do better when going after contributions.

      1. Barb

        Hello GeorgiaBurning!
        About those flags….I think the guy who came up with the Japanese flag was just a lazy fat fuck.

        1. GeorgiaBurning

          Actually- he or she was following the principles of "design for manufacturing". It's pretty hard to screw up making one.

  2. chascates

    If moral relativism had really permeated our culture Bachmann would have become a citizen of Iran.

  3. Fukui-sanYesRadio

    WOOHOO! We're post-national now! Is that like getting free long distance phone calls or something?

  4. Judith_Priest

    Odd. That means I, a Dirty Lefty, am more patriotic than Michelle "Commies under the bed!" Bachmann.

  5. FraAnima

    Krikorian should go back to helping people kill themselves with drugs instead of boring words.

    1. Preferred Customer

      Benedict Arnold's treason was also properly blamed on the radical Left.

  6. johnnymeatworth

    “My guess is that Haiti’s so screwed up because it wasn’t colonized long enough.”

    By that same token, the USA didn't spend enough time under the thumb of King George III?

    1. UnholyMoses



      Because: WHITE PEOPLE!

      Seriously — that's his argument. The U.S. had whites running things, while Haiti was predominantly teh blahs.


      1. doloras

        Having to pay 150 years of reparations to France for freeing the slaves didn't help much either.

  7. Major Thom

    Moral relativism is kinda like an Etch-a-Sketch. This might make the Mittens angry and he'll cut off your hair or something.

    1. el_donaldo

      Don't blame Mitt for that. It was the kid's fault. The fact that a boy could look that good … there's no way Mitt could not do something!

  8. Poindexter718

    So Rep. Bachmann's going to escape moral relativism by going to … Switzerland?

    1. MaxNeanderthal

      Are you seriously telling me that demented hag may be in residence within 500 nautical miles of me? I note Switzerland has one of the highest home-ownerships of military-spec firearms in the world, which'll come in handy if I ever run into her harpy-ness on a ski slope somewhere….

      1. Poindexter718

        We would all cheer for you in such a biathlon.
        (PS: No offense intended with the implication of Swiss moral relativism; just seemed sort of a weird argument what with the assiduously cultivated reputation for neutrality and killer fondue.)

    2. GOPCrusher

      She's pretty fair complected (sp?). I imagine the harsh noonday sun of Mogadishu would be too much for her.

  9. actor212

    The fact that even a patriot like Bachmann would do something like this is testament to how thoroughly the moral relativism of the post-national Left has permeated our culture.

    Uhhhh, Mark? I, um, think I might see a small, um, flaw in your construct.

    1. Fukui-sanYesRadio

      You can do it with all kinds

      The fact that even a statesman like al-Assad would do something like this is testament to how thoroughly the moral relativism of the post-national Left has permeated our culture.


      The fact that even a talented musician like Chris Brown would do something like this is testament to how thoroughly the moral relativism of the post-national Left has permeated our culture.


      The fact that even a fine Christian woman like Tanning Mom would do something like this is testament to how thoroughly the moral relativism of the post-national Left has permeated our culture.

  10. Preferred Customer

    Krikorian praises the Swiss for neutrality so staunch that even the Nazis left them alone. I would remind Mr. Krikorian that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

  11. SheriffRoscoe

    "….moral relativism of the post-national Left……"

    There are too many words and concepts in that little phrase. My eyes glazed over because of all the nonsense.

  12. BaldarTFlagass

    If she actually moves there, the German cantonments will be suggesting she live in the Italian cantonments, and Italian cantonments will be urging her to move to the French cantonments, and the French cantonments will be telling her that she'd probably be happier in ze German cantonments. "No, you take her."

  13. LettucePrey

    'Cheley didn't give up her U.S. citizenship, did she? So what is this Kardashian dude fapping from his bunghole? Again, also, too.

    1. actor212

      That's the beauty of dual-citizenship: unless you actually renounce your American citizenship (running for elective office might count) you get to keep both

    1. CommieLibunatic

      I think they mean to imply that we don't love America as much as we used to? Like we never talk with America anymore, opting instead just to eat some pizza, watch the news, and go to sleep.

        1. horsedreamer_1

          Imagine an entire domicile constructed of pizza. I think it would properly be called PIZZA HOUSE!

  14. not that Dewey

    I can't afford Post Nationals, so I usually just buy the house-brand "American-Os"

  15. SayItWithWookies

    Whenever a GOPer gets caught sexting underage boys or a fundamentalist minister is found dead, wrapped in twine with a dildo up his wet-suited ass, Krakonlian drags that sentence out, changes the particular name and congratulates himself on being an astute culture warrior.

  16. BaldarTFlagass

    Well, I was going to be real pissed off at the right if that Baldwin guy had actually moved to Canada after Bush "won" the second time, so I reckon I can't blame them for being pissed off.

    1. Mittens Howell, III

      Michele's still invited, as long as she brings Marcus. (He bakes the most delicious Ladyfingers!)

    2. GOPCrusher

      Yeah, that was my first thought when I read about this. Those "Patriots" must be in full head exploding over this turn of events.

  17. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Hey, this is Pulitzer Prize nominee worthy blabber you are talking about.

  18. RedneckMuslin

    Oh shucks, we'd love to take credit for her moving to Swissland, but we really shouldn't.

  19. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Can we also assume that Newt Gingrich's serial divorces are the fault of the Left? Or Gov. Perry's inability to speak coherient sentences? Or Mitt Romney's desire to bankrupt businesses?

    1. Preferred Customer

      Post-matrimonial Left, post-lingual Left, and post-financial Left, respectively.

  20. BlueStateLibel

    Virtually nothing these cons say ever make sense to me …Bachmann is such a conservative and was so undone by the Left in this country that she's decided to take up citizenship in a country …even more to the Left?

  21. DaRooster

    Now, if only we could get the rest of the lunatic, bible thumping, holier than thou fucks to go somewhere/anywhere else…

    1. RavenRant

      I'm encouraging them all to Go Galt and/or get Raptured forthwith. They are way past their sell-by date.

  22. EatsBabyDingos

    Marcus announced he had applied for citizenship at the new space colony mining facility. He is now a citizen of "Uranus Ore Mine."

  23. SorosBot

    Moral relativism is one of those phrases that the right loves to throw around as an insult that means absolutely nothing.

    1. doloras

      Which is hilarious, because IOKIYAR is the perfect expression of moral relativism.

  24. FakaktaSouth

    "The fact that even a patriot like Bachmann would do something like this is testament to how thoroughly the moral relativism of the post-national Left has permeated our culture."

    She is fleeing pressures from the left by going to a place where they actually get their way? That's like me saying, I am sick of right wing fundamentalism in Alabama so I am moving to Iran. It kinda goes along with her farm subsidies, entire career of government jobs and foster care grifting – but shit girl, come ON.

  25. Steverino247

    Obviously, the Swiss have seen Michele's brain scan results.

    Radiologists said: "Swiss cheese!"

  26. BaldarTFlagass

    She just liked that no-minaret rule they passed last year. Figured the whole country was full of her fellow-travellers.

  27. Eve8Apples

    Old Crazy Eyes just wants to take advantage of that Switzerland style NObamacare.

    From the NYT September 18, 2009….

    "In 1996, Switzerland instituted an individual mandate by which people are legally required to purchase health insurance in a competitive market. People buy coverage from private insurers, and the government provides subsidies for those who can’t afford coverage. About a third of the population receives subsidies."

    1. Barrelhse

      I can't believe the coincidence- I was just reading the Sept.18, 2009 NYT myself!

  28. Fare la Volpe

    You know who else hated moral relativism and blamed everything on his vaguely defined political rivals?

    1. Veritas78

      I know this! Yippee yay, I actually know the answer to one of these!!!

      It's Santorum, right? 'Cuz there couldn't be anyone else.

      What do I win?

  29. gunnergoz

    Why shouldn't she become a citizen of where most of her wealth probably is banked?

  30. prommie

    Of course, its well-known that Switzerland is a deeply religious, theocratic state known for its pious, morally upright people! An American conservative would feel so at home there, with the registered heroin addicts, legal abortion, welfare, socialized medicine, pensions, yes, so at home, much better than the USA and its secular liberals.

    I'm surprised Bachmann didn't take French citizenship.

    1. Eve8Apples

      When I heard about Bachmann's Swiss citizenship, I thought, "Why not Cuba? It's closer to Minnesota?" Castro probably rejected her application.

  31. JustPixelz

    The fact that even a patriot someone with anti-American views like Bachmann would do something like this is testament to how thoroughly the moral relativism of the post-national Left Tea Party has permeated our culture.


  32. widestanceromance

    It's all a big laugh for you Wonketteers, but when you hear that Riccola Horn* signaling the imposition of Riccolian Law, it won't be so damn funny.

    *as seen on tv

  33. SmutBoffin

    The Wonkette Word of the Day is bioinspired.

    As in "The design of Krikorian's head is bioinspired; it reproduces the aerodynamics of a lumpy potato."

    1. Fukui-sanYesRadio

      The fact that even a Pulitzer-nominated writer like Krikorian would have a head like a dented potato is testament to how thoroughly the tuberist aerodynamicism of the post-bioinspirational Left has permeated our culture.

  34. CommieLibunatic

    So much for all that "personal responsibility" I hear from the GOP cheerleaders so often.

  35. NYNYNYjr

    Just a question for a journalist, b/c I don't think this will be on google: How many members of Congress have dual citizenship? She can't be the only one…who are the others, what are their countries? I mean, it seems like a good fact to know in case interest gets conflicting: see former president of Peru Fujimori, re: hiding in Japan.

  36. OneYieldRegular

    The Swiss are aware, aren't they, that this is someone so deranged that, presented with Barack Obama and George Dubya Bush, she chose to lock lips with the latter?

  37. metamarcisf

    One commentor wrote: "Unless Switzerland and the US go to war, where is the conflict?"

    Kenya, that's another story.

  38. HippieEsq

    He seems to have a big dent in the right side of his face. I gather, then, that he gets kicked in the side of the head daily for saying/writing such asinine garbage. I'll take a turn, please.

  39. niblick77

    Even Obama, who was born in Kenya, does not have dual citizenship. She is a traitor.

  40. grex1949

    I wonder if the Bachman kids have volunteered for service in the Swiss military. The Swiss have a universal draft, which applies to those with dual citizenship (however is apparently not employed for citizens residing in other countries, except in time of war). One would think that the appropriate course of action for a young half-Swiss citizen would be to man or woman-up and join the Swiss Army. I hear they issue really cool and useful knives to their soldiers, too.

    1. GOPCrusher

      I read that since Michele has attained Swiss citizenship, she is eligible to run for public office.
      Maybe she plans to get into the White House by becoming the President of Switzerland and be invited as a visiting head of state?

  41. GortRay

    Don't they have those sex change clinics in Switzerland? I think Michele's gonna get herself a schlong for Marcus's birthday!

  42. glamourdammerung

    The National Review? That is the alleged publication that has to keep firing folks for people "outing" their staff's participation in white supremacist events, right?

  43. Barrelhse

    Marky's thinking hasn't been quite right since his mother ran over his head while she was backing down the driveway, bless his heart.

  44. DahBoner

    The fact…

    Wrong. National Review doesn't publish facts. Only lies, opinions and hatred to brainwash middle class idiots to vote Class Warfare…

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