The Donkey Is Sleeping Today

Doubling Down On The Crazy

In 2010 Midterm Elections, Politics on July 24, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Speaker Nancy Pelosi inspired Netroots Nation this morning with her passionate defense of liberal values and the remarkable amount of legislation that has been passed this session of Congress (at least in the House). But the most important take-away from her town hall meeting was her warning to Republicans that “the leverage has changed in Washington to favor the middle class” and that “we will NOT be going backwards.”

Recent remarks made by the Tea Party’s Mad Hatter, Michele Bachmann, underscore our need to prevent the Republicans from regaining any majority in Congress.

All Kinds Of Crazy

Usually, Bachmann is all kinds of crazy. She has accused Obama and the Democrats of trying to set up secret re-education camps for America‘s youth; using census information to round people up in internment camps; abandoning the dollar and creating a “One-World” currency; and even called for a media witch hunt to ferret out the “anti-American” members of Congress.  Sadly, there are many other examples.

But Thursday, she showed a rare instance of lucidity when she told a gathering at the GOP Youth Convention about her ideal plans for the legislative calendar if Republicans were to gain control of the House this fall (shudder).

Oh, I think that’s all we should do. I think that all we should do is issue subpoenas and have one hearing after another.

[…]

This is the year – this is it. All of our chips are on November. If we don’t get it back and then starve the beast – the House, we have the power of the purse – so we can starve ObamaCare. We don’t have to fund any of these programs and that’s exactly what we need to do – defund all of this nonsense and then unwind it.

Here’s the audio:

So instead of solving the multitude of problems our nation faces and make lives better for the middle and working class, Bachman wants the government to focus exclusively on modern-day witch-hunts that have no basis in fact; paper Constitution Avenue with a blizzard of subpoenas; and completely shut down the government in order to bring down Obama at any cost.

Party like it’s 1999.

Despite our frustration with Obama and the Democrats, there really is a huge difference between the parties.  This rare moment of naked Republican truth illustrates exactly why.  That’s why we must work hard to keep a Democratic majority in both chambers of Congress, despite our occasional frustration.

Here’s Bachmann’s opponent this fall – Tarryl Clark. She’s a well-respected, progressive MN state senator who is running an aggressive campaign against “the crazy.” The Washington Post even called her a “serious challenger.” Check out Clark’s campaign’s web site here.

-SF

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