March 24, 2009

[H/t Dave E.]

It must be a scary place inside Michele Bachmann's mind. Why the effort alone to quell the all the flying cognitive dissonance must be just exhausting. It's hard out there for a low-information wingnut.

Maybe that's why Bachmann's rhetoric has taken a decidedly bunker-like tone. No, really bunker-like:

During a Saturday afternoon interview on WWTC 1280 AM with The Northern Alliance’s John Hinderaker and Brian Ward, Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann discussed her staunch opposition to several Democratic-led efforts on Capitol Hill this session – such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the recently passed HR 1586 tax on bonuses for TARP recipients, and President Barack Obama’s cap-and-trade energy plan to reduce greenhouse gases.

Bachmann then began to talk about her role as Representative at the nation’s Capitol. Explaining the resources available at her U.S. House website which enable her to communicate what is happening in D.C. to the public, such as her Bachmann Bulletin, Bachmann Blog, and links to her Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace pages, the Congresswoman said, "I’m a foreign correspondent on enemy lines and I try to let everyone back here in Minnesota know exactly the nefarious activities that are taking place in Washington."

Bachmann didn't elaborate exactly how she felt foreign (I have my own suspicions), but it's not the first time she's pulled out the alien analogy. Still, we're not quite yet in Crazytown, but don't worry, she goes even further:

I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us ‘having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,’ and the people – we the people – are going to have to fight back hard if we’re not going to lose our country. And I think this has the potential of changing the dynamic of freedom forever in the United States.”

Oy. Histrionic much? Think Progress:

This is just the latest evidence of Bachmann’s disdain and disrespect for America’s government. Last fall, she unwittingly caused a firestorm after saying she was “absolutely” concerned that then-candidate Barack Obama “may have anti-American views,” and called for a McCarthy-like investigation into “anti-American” elements in Congress. “I think people would love to see an exposé like that,” she told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.

Apparently “traditional American values,” which Bachmann insists she represents, include endorsing the armed overthrow of our own “enemy” government.

And during Tim Geithner's testimony this morning, in the video above, she demanded Geithner and Bernanke "categorically" renounce "global currency" (which they of course did). WTF is this woman on?

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