“A Political Primer on Quoting Out of Context” — Michelle Bachmann, poetry by Devona Wyant

Out of context?  GOP candidates complain they’ve had remarks “taken out of context,” when the GOP spent the past 16 years perfecting the art of political smear by out-of-context quoting?


Bachmann Scream Screen -- Out of Context

Out of Context? (collage by Devona Wyant)

A Political Primer on Quoting Out of Context
The Bachmann Diaries
A found Poem using quotes from Bachmann speeches and interviews

Take this into consideration.
During the last 100 days we have seen an orgy.
I have to warn you, this is not a pretty sight.
It would make any local smorgasbord embarrassed
The message is: I’m better at what I do, because I’m gay.
I love homosexuals.
…and let them know, under no certain circumstances will I give the government control over my body.
So if there’s anyone who needs sanctification, it is me.
It will be an awesome day.

© Devona Wyant

I am reminded of Ms. Wyant’s poem by Gov. Mitt Romney’s complaints that his “47% remarks” were taken out of context, and by this video response to his complaint:

Comes the news from Minnesota that her constituents have wearied of Bachmann, and she’s in a tough fight for reelection.  Awesome day, indeed.

Now, can we get that Romney guy into an appropriate context?


2 Responses to “A Political Primer on Quoting Out of Context” — Michelle Bachmann, poetry by Devona Wyant

  1. JamesK says:

    That and Romney defended what he said and said he meant it.

    Of course that was a day or two after he said it.

    Since then he’s tried to claim that no he didn’t mean it.

    MItt Romney: Serial flip flopper. Now imagine him negotatiating with China.


  2. Ellie says:

    Thank you for the Out Of Context Romney. I had not seen it, and it certainly made me laugh.

    If only the “47%” was taken out of context, but most of us have heard/seen it quite clearly in context.

    Loved Devona Wyant’s “found” poem.


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