Rep. Michelle “Mama Che” Bachmann Officially Insane
When Michele Bachmann, the Republican Congresswoman from Minnesota, called upon the good people of Minnesota to get “armed and dangerous”, she got our attention.
Bachmann’s call to arms was so successful in bringing her the press coverage she so badly craves, the Congresswoman couldn’t help but go that next step – an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio program where she dramatically issued her call for an “orderly” revolution (whatever that is). It was a notion that quickly won Hannity’s heart and support as he joined Bachmann in her effort to encourage America to rise up against its democratically elected government.
Of course, it was of no consequence to Bachmann and Hannity that using a national radio broadcast to advocate a revolution feloniously violated federal statutes which prohibit inciting their audience to riot or engage in civil disobedience (see my post of March 28th discussing federal statute 5 USC Sec. 7313). After all, what is a felony or two between friends when the fate of a nation hangs in the balance?
With nary a word of complaint from the Justice Department, let alone an indictment, Rep. Bachmann has seized upon her free pass and run with it in ways I would not have thought possible, the latest salvo being fired this past Saturday when Michelle “Mama Che” Bachmann appeared as a guest on a local, Minnesota radio program.
This time, her target was the “Serve America Act,” the popular legislation proposed by Senator Edward Kennedy to encourage young Americans to get involved with community service through the expansion of the existing national community service program from its present level of 75,000 positions to 250,000. The Bill, which was enthusiastically endorsed by the Obama Administration, passed Congress by a vote of 275-149 in the House and 79-19 in the Senate.
However, Bachmann is much too smart to fall for such an obvious trick. While the rest of Congress may have been fooled by what is clearly an extreme left wing plot to do good, Mama Che used the air time to express her profound fear that the White House was using the legislation to create re-education camps where the minds of our young could be coerced into becoming the foot soldiers of the Obama socialist movement.
Okay, that last bit were my words, not hers. What Bachmann actually said was just as ridiculous, only she actually meant them. See for yourself:
I believe that there is a very strong chance that we will see that young people will be put into mandatory service. And the real concerns is that there are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward and then they have to go to work in some of these politically correct forums.
Maybe she’s right. Why encourage our children to become involved in working to benefit their communities when they would be so much better served learning the tools of the investment banking trade – an enterprise that has made American the country it is today?
It is difficult to know whether we should simply enjoy the entertainment value of a Michele Bachmann or take her and her partners in crime as a serious threat. To that end, keep this in mind – there are people in Minnesota who actually elected this woman to a national office.
And that is where it stops being funny.