I tried my best to avoid writing about Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) since the last time she put her foot in her mouth, but I couldn’t resist this time. The woman is a complete imbecile. According to the Colorado Independent, she spoke yesterday to the right-wing Independence Institute and she called on conservatives to really come together in the fight against President Obama on health care. Why people come out to listen to this woman is beyond me.
“What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing,” said Bachmann. “This will not pass. We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesn’t pass.”
The sanguinary rhetoric continued. “Right now, we are looking at reaching down the throat and ripping the guts out of freedom,” she said. “And we may never be able to restore it if we don’t man up and take this one on.” Bachmann also denounced a system under which some Americans pay half their income in taxes: “It’s nothing more than slavery.” Source: Talking Point Memo
Talking about slitting one’s wrist and slavery in the same speech is abhorrent, given America’s history where slavery is concerned, not to mention the obvious dig against people who have tried to commit suicide by slitting their wrists. It was insensitive and just plain wrong. I am amazed that people actually vote for this woman. But judging from the dirty tactics by both the Republicans and the Democrats, why am I surprised?