Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Michele Bachmann, The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Minnesota's own batshit crazy congresscritter, Michele Bachmann, demonstrated signs of her fast-deteriorating mental condition yesterday on local radio station KLTK. Bachmann, infamous for her now-legendary rant on Hardball last fall, wherein she called for a media investigation of President Barack Obama and several members of Congress for their "anti-American views", totally lost her mind on Chris Baker's show, claiming, amongst other things, that:
* ACORN is "under federal indictment for voter fraud," but the stimulus bill nevertheless gives ACORN "$5 billion." (In reality, ACORN is not under federal indictment and isn't mentioned in the stimulus bill at all.)

* many members of Congress have "a real aversion to capitalism."

* the stimulus bill includes a measure to create a "rationing board" for health care, and after the bill becomes law, "your doctor will no longer be able to make your healthcare decisions with you."

* the recovery package is part of a Democratic conspiracy to "direct" funding away from Republican districts, so Democratic districts can "suck up" all federal funds. Bachmann doesn't think this will work because, as she put it, "We're running out of rich people in this country."

* the "Community-Organizer-in-Chief" is also orchestrating a conspiracy involving the Census Bureau, which the president will use to redraw congressional lines to keep Democrats in power for up to "40 years." When the host said he was confused, noting that congressional district lines are drawn at the state level, Bachmann said Obama's non-existent plan is an "anti-constitutional move."

Like many Republicans, Bachmann has gone beyond factual reporting and is now pulling these ideas directly out of her ass. I'm beginning to think that the Republican caucus in Washington, and indeed, around the country, consists of pod people, mindless aliens with no connection to life as we know it on planet Earth. The citizens of MN-06 are right to be ashamed of their so-called representative in Congress. Indeed, the humor generated by Bachmann's delusions is exceeded only by the embarrassment she causes for the state of Minnesota. She needs to be recalled.

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