…your BS detector should go off and it doesn’t. But we probably need a better word than merely ‘gullible’, ie something that also alludes to the confirmation bias in action here.
Now I get it, by the way. I get that Bachmann is a hysterical absurd caricature in perhaps several ways. But fair to say it’s mostly got to do with her and her husband’s homophobia.
However I can’t think of any instance where her behavior has confirmed a tag of patronizing racist or bigot. I think that just gets assumed… unfairly. Ya know, cuz she’s an evangelical or the modern rendition of Phyllis Schlafly. Who I don’t think is a racist either, but it’s all trope so it being unfair is something of a pedantic point.
I voted for Bachmann several times and I have no regrets. Who the hell else was I to vote for?