Bachmann: “Words Means Absolutely Nothing”
Michelle Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, has been trying to out Palin the ex-part-time, half-term governor of Alaska. She may finally have done it:
“Some have called President Obama the first post American president,” she said. “Certainly this health care bill would be our first post Modern legislation where words mean absolutely nothing.”
“Passing the health care bill and moving it to the president’s desk in the same manner used by the last administration to pass tax breaks “sounds more like a Chavez tactic in Venezuela,” Michele Bachmann told her follower’s at a “Kill the bill” rally in St. Paul on Saturday.”
Everyone has the right to disagree. And everyone has the right to use facts and misleading conjectures to support their position. That’s politics. But Michelle Bachmann takes it to a whole new level.
She thinks the healthcare bill is somehow completely different than anything else ever passed before, in that somehow this legislation is particular is where “words mean absolutely nothing”.
On top of that, she feels so compelled to make Obama into an unpatriotic, foreign-born socialist that she actually said something to the effect of “if we pass this bill like we pass other bills, it’s undemocratic.”
It’s really hard to believe someone can believe either point, much less both. Maybe she’s right. Maybe to her, words really do mean nothing, allowing her to say stupid shit like how undemocratic it is to pass one bill like we’ve passed others. Any other rational explanation for her second point would be that she thinks the way Bush passed his tax cuts were undemocratic – but somehow I doubt she thought this through.
That woman – what an idiot!