Bach Full O’ Crazy

1 comment February 17th, 2009at 11:09pm Posted by Eli

I can’t make up my mind whether Michelle Bachmann is crazy, stupid, dishonest, or downright evil.  Most likely some combination of all four.

In the ongoing debate as to which member of Congress is the single most ridiculous, this interview is very compelling evidence that Bachmann is, at a minimum, near the front of the pack.

The whole interview is about 13 minutes long, but it’s worth listening to, if only to appreciate just how truly disturbed some far-right members of Congress have become.

Bachmann “explained” to the host and Minnesota audience:

* 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.”

There’s no point in trying to fact-check such unhinged stupidity, but I should note that none of this is in anyway grounded in reality. I should also note that we’re not talking about some strange nut screaming on a street corner; this is all coming from an elected member of Congress.

Wow.  That is just absolutely epic.  It’s like if Pam Atlas or Michelle Malkin were in Congress.

I particularly like the bit about $5 billion going to ACORN.  Because that’s plausible.  IIRC, there was $5 billion earmarked for some community-based programs which could conceivably include ACORN, but that in no way means that the full $5 billion would go to ACORN.

The Republicans pulled the same bait-and-switch with the $30 million for a wetlands-restoration project that would include the salt marsh harvest mouse, which they’re pretending is all earmarked for the mouse (which is, by the way, extremely cute).

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. Cujo359  |  February 19th, 2009 at 1:44 am

    the ongoing debate as to which member of Congress is the single most ridiculous

    This strikes me as a pointless debate – like “Which is the most dangerous great white shark ever?” So many have been so ludicrous for so long that comparisons fail due to the fact that even astrophysicists can’t comprehend such magnitudes.


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