Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Minnesota Crazy Rides Again.

Talking Points Memo's Eric Kleefeld reports on two, count 'em, TWO examples of the shining wisdom of the US Representative for Minnesota's Seventh District, Michele Bachmann.

First, Bachmann actually goes beyond the rest of her party in calling for the complete and total abolition of Social Security and Medicare:

Bachmann spoke this past weekend at the right-wing Constitutional Coalition in St. Louis, Missouri, and put forth her plan. "So, what you have to do, is keep faith with the people that are already in the system, that don't have any other options, we have to keep faith with them. But basically what we have to do is wean everybody else off," said Bachmann. "And wean everybody off because we have to take those unfunded net liabilities off our bank sheet, we can't do it. So we just have to be straight with people. So basically, whoever our nominee is, is going to have to have a Glenn Beck chalkboard and explain to everybody this is the way it is."

And then we find out that Bachmann fears America will be cursed if we don't unquestioningly follow, obey and support Israel...

"I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the United States . . . [W]e have to show that we are inextricably entwined, that as a nation we have been blessed because of our relationship with Israel, and if we reject Israel, then there is a curse that comes into play. And my husband and I are both Christians, and we believe very strongly the verse from Genesis [Genesis 12:3], we believe very strongly that nations also receive blessings as they bless Israel. It is a strong and beautiful principle."

With insanity as blatant as this... what can I add?

(Except despair that this woman was actually ELECTED to office...)

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