Wednesday, February 18, 2009

How Did This Woman Win Again?

As if Minnesota doesn't have enough embarrassment with our STILL open senate seat and Norm Coleman's appeal, we also have Michele Bachmann. Bachman is actually beyond an embarrassment - she is downright crazy. Where does she come up with these things?

Commenting on the stimulus on the radio with KTLK's Chris Baker,
Bachmann went into another crazy rant and named all kinds of bizarre things about the stimulus. As laid out in the Minnesota Independent, Bachmann stated:

*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 health care 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.”

Where exactly does she come up with her information? I can't figure out how this woman was voted back into office - and I find it incredibly disturbing that there are enough people in this state who think she is competent to represent Minnesota.

The Washington Monthly's Steve Benen went through her rant and commented best on what she had turned around in her mind:
"Toward the end, Bachmann said, “We are literally losing our country,” to which Benen responded, “Congresswoman, you’ve literally lost something, but I don’t think it’s your country.”
Minnesota has had enough embarrassment, Michele. Keep your rants to yourself and just continue arguing with the voices in your own head from now on. Just leave the rest of our very blue - and much more intelligent - state out of it.

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