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Is Bachmann Promoting Chinese Exceptionalism Now?

The audio is real: Michele Bachmann Looks To China for Economic Inspiration

Along with our jobs, China apparently acquired our exceptionalism, except without religious freedom, collective bargaining, effective work safety regulations, environmental protections and reproductive freedom. No wonder Bachmann looks up to them.

UPDATE: Scott Galupo, in a story, goes into great detail on just how headspiningly wrong and confused Bachmann’s response is.
– Iron Filing



  1. Jeff wrote:

    China’s lack of basic worker and human rights is the conservative definition of Exceptionalism. They complain about how China takes all of our jobs, and their solution has been to make us more like them: a workforce without health or safety protections, a low minimum wage, and no way of bettering themselves collectively.

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8:39 am | Permalink
  2. Bard wrote:

    People applauded after she said that?!?!? Where was this?

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Permalink
  3. Iron Filing wrote:

    BARD – That was at Saturday’s Republican primary debate in South Carolina. She does not come across any better in the “non-cartoon” version at

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Permalink
  4. ebdoug wrote:

    Michele Bachmann wants all the 1.4 million unwanted babies that are now aborted to come to full term with no way to support them. Cut government spending. 1.4 million unwanted babies necked on the streets. 1.4 million the next year left to die after birth. Mother wants to stop her 13 month old baby from crying, she hits him and hits him “Because he won’t lay down” until he dies, then puts him in the cemetery. That unwanted baby lived 13 months. For what? You pick the baby up and cuddle it. You lie down with it. You protect it from the wolves. But 1.4 million won’t get that kind of care if left to be born. And I’m against abortion for myself.

    And she wants water boarding. What Bible is she reading?

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Permalink