Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"I want people armed and dangerous..."

I don’t know if you’re lucky enough to not know who Michelle Bachmann is, but she’s a Republican State Representative for Minnesota and she’s fucking insane.

Like Anne Coulter crazy.


I think this quote sums it up:
“Listeners should rejoice right now, because there are believers all across your listening area that are praying now. And I would say that if you can't attend the rally, you can pray. And God calls us to fall on our faces and our knees and cry out to Him and confess our sins. And I would just ask your listeners to do that now. Cry out to a Holy God. He wants to hear us, He will hear us if we will confess our sins and cry out to Him. Our children are worth it and obedience to God demands it.”
-on the radio program "Prophetic Views Behind The News"
Oh yeah. And it just gets better and better.

Her most recent lunatic ideas:

From Political Animal:
BACHMANN ON 'ENEMY LINES'.... It's obviously just rhetoric from overly-excited far-right lawmakers. It's no doubt intended to fire up the activists (and donors) who help Republicans succeed.

But when Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) casually refers to elected Democratic officials as the "enemy," and nonchalantly refers to keeping her supporters "armed and dangerous," it's probably a good time to remind Republican lawmakers to turn down the temperature a bit.

On the one hand, it seems clear that Bachmann was speaking figuratively. On the other hand, is it appropriate for a member of Congress to speak in any context about being armed for revolution? [TPM]

No, probably not. But this seems to fit in with a larger trend. We have one GOP lawmaker saying the party should emulate the insurgency tactics of the Taliban. We have another arguing the party should position itself as "freedom fighters" taking on the "slide toward socialism."

And now Bachmann is throwing fuel on the fire of right-wing rage.

Obviously, Bachmann and other unhinged conservatives have the right to say what they please. But at a minimum, I think it's fair to describe this kind of talk from elected leaders in positions of authority as irresponsible.

WTF? She's a member of congress sworn to uphold the constitution.

I don't understand why she's still in office.

1 comment:

  1. lol how bad at losing are the Republicans!! This is on one hand hilarious but on the other rather scary! This is why American politics is so interesting, but you guys have got yourselfs into a real state here when you have elected official saying things like this.


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