Michele Bachmann and the Conservative Comeback

By Suzanne Venker | July 1, 2011 | 3:47 PM EDT

I don’t know whether Michele Bachmann will make a good president or not. But let’s face it: none of us ever really know the answer to that question until a candidate is planted firmly in the Oval Office.

I do know, however, that the year 2010 was dubbed ‘the year of the conservative woman.’ And with Mrs. Bachmann’s announcement of a presidential bid, 2012 is shaping up to be a banner year.

A conservative woman leader is precisely what America needs to shake things up (our very own Margaret Thatcher!), and Michele Bachmann just may fit that bill – if for no other reason than her complete disregard for the status quo. That she allows herself to be called “Mrs.” speaks volumes. That she’s a mother of five, as well as a former foster parent to 23 children, makes her a person of immense character. And character is in short supply these days.

But what makes Michele Bachmann so utterly delightful, so utterly relatable, is her strong conservative mind. It is totally bereft of victimhood. When asked if she finds herself in a subordinate position as a female, she categorically says no.

This is something female politicians on the left, such as abortion advocate Debbie Wasserman Schultz, can’t begin to imagine. Their victimhood mentality consumes them. Why do you think the government plays such a huge role in our lives? It is largely because women on the left, a.k.a. feminists, have seen to it that it does. Schultz’s fight for Planned Parenthood proves this in spades.

What feminists want has nothing to do with equality for women. Their goal is no different from President Obama’s: to “fundamentally transform” America. Like Obama, feminists don’t like America the way it is and want to change it. That’s what they’ve wanted since the day they took to the streets more than forty years ago.

Michele Bachmann knows this. That’s why she has never – unlike another well-known female conservative woman – called herself a feminist, or aligned herself with this very large (and very powerful) group. She knows these women are on the opposing team, and she knows what it is they’re after.

She also knows they’re in bed with Barack Obama. And that conservative women have no business being there.