Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is known for saying ridiculous, over-the-top things. This time she appeared on Fox News because the Republican-controlled House will be holding hearings on President Obama using executive orders as part of the effort to fix the healthcare.gov rollout. They accuse him of abusing them.
But not Bachmann. Bachmann always takes it to another level.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama of “rewriting the constitution” for his political agenda, particularly in the case of his signature health care law.
“He has rewritten the Constitution for himself as a part of his effort to fundamentally transform the United States of America,” Bachmann said on Fox News on Tuesday.
Oh, really? Please explain further.
The logic-defying insanity continues …
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will not give up her quest to stop Obamacare. Her latest tactic is unique; she’s going to sue President Obama.
You probably recall how Obama promised that we could all keep our health insurance plans under Obamacare. Many are getting canceled because they suck so bad. Either because co-pays are too high or they cover too little. NPR reports that many of these people who are getting their insurance canceled are finding much better plans under Obamacare.
You probably also recall that Obama reversed this by executive order so that Americans can keep their crap plan.
But that won’t stop Bachmann:
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann may be readying a new line of attack on the federal health care overhaul by filing suit against President Barack Obama for his reversal on letting some Americans keep their health coverage.
Politico reported last week that Bachmann, R-Stillwater, is talking with other, unnamed lawmakers about the move. The report was based on Bachmann’s remarks at an event sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation.
(St. Cloud Times)
Let me get this straight. Bachmann is going to sue Obama because he tried to appease Republicans like Bachmann who shrieked about Americans losing their insurance. If she wins, then Americans are forced to lose their crap insurance plan … something that Bachmann said was bad? Have I got her logic right?
I think I just gave myself a headache.
||Stewart Mills III
Fleet Farm heir Stewart Mills III is not just a conservative family values Republican. According to City Pages, he’s also the life of the party. It’s not enough to have earned his money the old-fashioned way (inherit it), he represents the kind of family values the Republican Party is known for: Axl Rose impersonations.
Mills the Third is running unopposed and will likely face Rep. Rick Nolan (DFL-MN) in the MN-08 race in 2014.
But Mills the Third isn’t just an Axl Rose Impersonator, he’s also a beer bong aficionado. Who knew he was so talented? Here he is on his knees practicing his version of Republican Family Values:
And it’s not like this is back from his partying Junior High, High School or College days. According to City Pages, these are from Christmas 2008.
Oh … one more thing: he likes to lick women.
A reader suggested a better title than Today in Crazy: Bulletins from the Asylum … so I’m rolling with it. All new graphic, too. Hope you like it, here’s all the Republican insanity I could find for today Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) is one of those self-righteous Tea Party Republicans. He voted to force poor people to pee in cups to prove they were drug-free to get welfare. Now he’s been busted for cocaine. Will he go all Rob Ford on us? He pled guilty and got probation for 1 year.
Oklahoma passed a law dropping all spousal benefits for all National Guard couples. Because of Teh Gayz. Oklahoma has a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
George W. Bush is not too worried about how history will judge him.
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s husband Marcus is, according to Michele, not well. Apparently, he’s got several conditions that need attention. She claims they will be without insurance because of Obamacare.
Republicans made sure that all Representatives and Senators must enroll in Obamacare. So is she concerned that Obamacare will literally kill them or is she just playing politics in her latest cable TV appearance? To what depth is she willing to plunge to score a political points?
Apparently, she’s no longer scared that Obamacare will kill her and Marcus.
“Are you kidding? I’m not going to waste an hour on that thing,” the Minnesota Republican said when Wolf Blitzer asked her on CNN on Thursday if she’d signed up on the exchange website. “I lost my health insurance under Obamacare. And so now I’m forced to go into the D.C. health exchange. I’m waiting until they fix this thing. I’m not going to sit there and frustrate myself for hours and hours.”
It’s all about the inconvenience?
Is her candidacy doomed?
Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivirajah used last nights Sixth District Congressional debate at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN to differentiate herself from the field. She stated that she didn’t think the Republican Shutdown was a good idea.
This is Michele Bachmann’s district. Bachmann was “giddy with glee“ about the GOP Shutdown. It was probably one of her last grasps for the limelight before she retires.
How dare Sivarajah denigrate one of her greatest accomplishments!?!
Sivarajah dissented from [Grover Norquist minion Phil] Krinkie and [State Sen. John] Pederson on the shutdown, faulting House Republicans for what she called their “failed strategy” on the issue. She said Republicans should have allowed the media focus at that time to be on the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov and other elements of the health care law.
(St. Cloud Times)
Is Sivarajah going moderate in the MN-06 crazy-off?
Labels Obamacare creators geniuses
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on Fox News Tuesday to talk about the implementation of Obamacare. She trumpeted it’s failings and failed to mention how Congressional Republicans did all they could to sabotage it and mess up the implementation.
Bachmann, a self-proclaimed constitutional scholar, economist, historian, foreign affairs expert and conspiracy theorist is also an expert on the psychology of young Americans and can predict the future. Wow, is this woman talented.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said ObamaCare was never going to work from the get-go, and dubbed lawmakers who’ve supported it “geniuses.”
“The system was never going to work and these geniuses here in Washington, D.C., who decided ObamaCare was a great deal, they didn’t figure on something called human nature,” Bachmann said on Fox News’ “On the Record” Tuesday night.
During the interview, Bachmann was asked if young Americans were faced with the choice of an iPhone versus health insurance, which would they select.
“You buy the iPhone … are you kidding me? Of course they will,” she replied.
Asked if Bachmann knows anyone who’d buy the insurance instead, she said, “Who in their right mind would buy it? OK well flip a coin. I could pay a $95 penalty or get my iPhone? I’m getting my iPhone because I don’t think they see the reality of paying a penalty anyway if they are ever going to have to do it.”
Young people would rather go to Fort Lauderdale over spring break, buy the iPhone and have Internet access and a frappe at Starbucks, she said.
And if the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior, Bachmann is going to be wrong.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been saved by her Lord, Jesus Christ. This is significant. In the deranged mindset of the evangelical christianists, it means that she can no longer sin.
So slandering Democrats in Congress (and specifically then Sen. Obama) in 2008 as having “Anti-American” views wasn’t a sin. Slandering Clinton aide Huma Abedin and Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN), accusing them of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, couldn’t have been a sin either.
Her utter disregard for the truth (I’ve sometimes referred to it as unrepentant lying) can’t be a sin.
Nor could all of the improprieties several federal agencies are investigating in relation to her presidential campaign.
It’s pretty awesome to be a saved evangelical christianist … because it allows you to throw the first stone (so to speak):
Rep. Michele Bachmann and 31 other U.S. House Republicans signed a letter Thursday calling on President Obama to request Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resign over the technical problems plaguing the federal health care exchange website.
Obama acknowledged the website’s issues earlier this week and appointed an administration official to try fixing them. Republicans have attacked the rollout of the exchange site and a group of conservatives said Thursday that Sebelius should take the fall for the problems.
And doesn’t her concern that the Obamacare roll-out seem so sincere? Especially after all she’s done to help get it up and running smoothly?
Is insincerity a sin? Oh wait. Doesn’t matter with her.
Rep. John Kline (R-MN) is the Chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee. Kline is notorious for being unresponsive to his constituents. Unless you are a Republican, from the school loan industry or from the for-profit college industry. If you’re any of these, Kline has plenty of time for you.
So when the for-profit college held a conference in Minneapolis, Kline agreed to speak.
Representative John Kline, Republican of Minnesota, chairs the House Education and the Workforce Committee. He also is a living symbol of the Republican Party’s shameful loyalty to big for-profit colleges that have added to the corruption of U.S. politics, systematically ripped off taxpayers, and ruined the futures of countless students.
On Friday, Rep. Kline will be the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Minnesota Career College Association, the trade group for the state’s for-profit colleges. Not all for-profit college programs are bad; some work hard to train students for careers. But the Minnesota organization includes schools owned by some of the industry’s worst predators — described below.
Kline, USA Today reported over the summer, “saw a dramatic upsurge in campaign contributions from for-profit colleges in recent months,” at the same time that he has advanced a bill that would shield for-profit colleges from greater accountability for waste, fraud, and abuse. Kline’s legislation has the ridiculous name the “Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act,” but it has nothing to do with actual academic freedom. Instead, Kline’s bill is about blocking the Obama administration from issuing a new “gainful employment” rule that would end taxpayer support for career training programs that consistently leave students with insurmountable loan debt. The bill is also about relaxing federal standards so for-profit college boiler room operations can more easily engage in coercive recruiting of students.