Michele Bachmann compares Barack Obama with Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz

Even by Michele Bachmann’s extraordinary standards of liberal-baiting or gaffe making – depending on your point of view – the Tea Party queen and former White House hopeful has surpassed herself.

In possibly her most offensive comments to date, the Republican politician has compared Barack Obama with Andreas Lubitz, the suicidal Germanwings co-pilot

“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,” she posted on her Facebook page as talks in Lausanne neared their climax.

“After the fact, among the smouldering remains of American cities, the shocked survivors will ask, why did he do it?”

I don’t see what the problem is. 

  • Brett_McS

    Well, if Lubitz had parachuted out before the plane crashed and landed in a luxury mansion in Hawaii …

  • Harold Harry Francis Callahan

    Lubitz was an evil psychopath, Obama is a bad politician.

    • Una Salus

      Same difference except Lubitz crashed a plane and Obama’s crashing a country.

      • mauser 98


        • This picture is worth way more than a thousand words.

          • mauser 98

            Bachmann is very attractive

            Bachmann for president

      • Right on. Bingo.

    • Frau Katze

      Yes, it’s a poor comparison. Obama is bad, but he’s not bad in same way.

      • Justin St.Denis

        And how is Obama’s psychopathology different from Lubitz’s? Both end in cadavers.

      • Harold Harry Francis Callahan

        I expected, that his politics would be like Jimmy Carter’s…

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        After 8-years of calling Bush a war criminal, there are no more rules of propriety. All Lubitz did was intentionally kill a plane load of terrified passengers.

    • Justin St.Denis

      And a psychopath, from all indications.

      • Everyone Else

        Technically someone could be a psychopath for good. They could do the same unemotional manipulation for petty gain and not hurt people. It would be a bizarre form of mental wiring, but maybe possible. So … “evil psychopath” may not necessarily be redundant.

    • There is a difference between bad and intentionally malicious. They may look the same. They are not.

      Lubitz – evil psychopath? For the sake of argument, OK.

      Obama – “bad politician”? No way.

      Obama is a calculating Islamic Manchurian Candidate. He is simply doing what a typical brainwashed Muslim would do. He is helping the spread of Islam while telling the infidels his taqqiya lies.

      His calculated inaction on Iran will cause significant long term damage to the non-Muslim world.

    • They both are psychopaths, Harold. The only difference is that Barry’s psychopathy harms more people.

      • Harold Harry Francis Callahan

        Obama is doing, what a leftist is usually doing, right?
        If you want to explain this view to the crowd, it makes no sense to psychologize this behaviour.

        Generally it makes no sense to psychologize people without a special reason. That would be something for the other side, for the leftists, it would be their daily bread.


  • Una Salus

    She’s scaring the passengers like Michael Savage.

  • John

    At the very least it’s fair to say that the Obama administration is driving America into the ground.

    I can remember all the back to JFK, and so for me there’s no doubt that the current régime in Washington is the worst ever. Epic fail on everything be it economic policies, foreign affairs, healthcare reform, immigration…everything

    • simus1

      Not really total fail if the desired results are achieved.
      The Obamanites have saturated government bureaucracies at all levels with fellow disciples of an equally destructive Marxist perspective. Combined with the earlier Clinton crowd that feckless Bush left in place to buy harmony and cooperation on other matters, the US faces decades of seriously divisive internal social strife, political sabotage, and economic disruption.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Nothing a determined “cull” couldn’t address.

  • andycanuck

    The Telegraph has turned massively liberal-leftist since Lord Black got out. I haven’t read a single conservative piece by their American correspondents in the past year.

  • Waffle

    Strange (but not surprising) that Kathleen Wynne has not been added to the list. She’s flying Ontario, full throttle, and possibly Canada, into the rocky crags of the mountain. I’m leaning toward the “evil psychopath” label because nobody can be that stupid, can they?

    • Maggat

      Wynne fits the bill, to a T.

  • Everyone Else

    The other pilots called Lubitz “Tomato Andy” because “Tomato” is an anti-gay slur in Germany, “based on the fact that while a tomato is thought to be a vegetable, it is really a fruit.”

    In other words he denied being gay, but the day before crashing the plane, he “trawled the dark side of the web visiting, among other things, sites containing gay porn, suicide themes and sexual perversions.”

    It’s not that being gay is bad per se, but growing up in denial of one’s sexual identity and preferences, is like growing up with a keel not aimed in the same direction the boat is trying to go.

    Because of Tomato Andy’s deep resentment about the world in which he wanted to fit, he ended up killing that world to the best of his ability.

    Tomato Barack is another kettle of fish, but he was also brought up pickled in resentment, and it would be no surprise if he wants to crash the USA. So Michelle Bachman may have a point worth thinking about.

    • “based on the fact that while a tomato is thought to be a vegetable, it is really a fruit.”

      Ah, German humour. So reliably ponderous.

    • David

      It’s not that being gay is bad per se

      What, pray tell, is good about it?

      • Everyone Else

        I know a gay couple, they have two kids, each with the sperm of one of the guys. They’ve been together at least 15 years. They share working and parenting. They’re good parents and successful at work. I don’t see anything bad.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Check-in with their kids in about 20 years.

  • Maggat

    Seems to me she has a pretty sound argument.

  • I followed the Facebook link to like Bachmann’s statement and her personal page. Interestingly, there are over 10,000 likes of the statement, but the only comments Facebook displays are vitriolic remarks against her posted by Bathhouse Barry’s zombies. Looks like the Zuckerberg boys and girls have been doing some serious “cleaning” to protect their patron saint.