Michele Bachmann is getting a bit raunchy these days. In an interview with WorldNetDaily, she discussed how desperately Republicans need to "spank" President Obama.
Evidently she also believes the president has a "magic wand" that they need to take away from him.
In making her case against immigration reform, Bachmann warned that Republicans will lose control of the House of Representatives if any legislation passes because President Obama will "wave his magic wand before 2014" and declare that all immigrants have the right to vote, just as he supposedly did in 2012 when he supposedly declared that anyone here under the age of 30 was allowed to vote which, of course, happened only in Bachmann's fevered imagination.
I wonder if Marcus can lend the president some pink tights?
Transcript follows, courtesy of Steve Benen at MaddowBlog.
"Contrary to popular opinion, Republicans won't get patted on the back or get new votes because of passing amnesty. They're going to get blamed. And it's my prediction that the House Republicans could put themselves in a position where they could actually lose the gavel in 2014, because I think the president, even by executive order, can again wave his magic wand before 2014  and he'd say now all of the new, legal Americans are going to have voting rights.'
"Why do I say that? He did it in 2012. Do you remember? Anyone who was here as a Latina under age 30, he said, 'You get to vote.' 
"What? He decides you get to vote? If he did it 2012, know -- take it to the bank -- he'll do in 2014. And then guess what will happen? Democrat in the White House; Democrats controlling the Senate; Democrats controlling the House. At that point they will change election law, and it will be almost impossible to ever see a Republican majority again. 
"Do we get how important this is? I'm not crying wolf here.  This is working for the president. It's not working for the American people, but, hey, it's great by him. He has a perpetual magic wand and nobody's given him a spanking yet  and taken it out of his hand. That's what Congress needs to do -- give the president a major wake-up call. And the way we spank the president is we do it through the checkbook. We're the ones who say, 'No, you can't have the money.'  What's wrong with us? "
All of the numbers in the post reference Benen's debunking of her outlandish claims, which are tempting to not take seriously. I'd laugh it off too, but for the fact that she is intentionally lying to the rabid nativist base out there who will actually believe what she says about the magical grant of voting rights by executive order. Then Breitbart, The Blaze and the Daily Caller will flog those lies until they land on Fox News where outrage will be stoked to the point where Congressmen mention it during the immigration debate and network news picks it up as a "serious objection" against immigration reform.
All because one woman fantasizes about spanking the President.
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