Nudnik at Nite

(Reuters) – Tea Party activist and Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann on Saturday defended moves by fellow Republicans in Wisconsin to reduce state union bargaining power.


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has sparked mass protests in the state this week with a proposal to cut state employee benefits and roll back public union collective bargaining rights.

“Don’t let anyone tell you that the government workers in Wisconsin are losing their collective bargaining rights over wages,” Bachmann said in a speech to a South Carolina Republican women’s group.

“They are not. They are retaining them. It’s their collective bargaining right over their benefits.”

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Bachmann, who has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, also said she was making a point of going to states with early presidential primaries.

One such state is South Carolina, which she called “a GOP paradise.”

Bachmann said the 2012 elections are an opportunity to “end this nonsense, to end the travesty that could be our future and to once and for all be done with socialized medicine. […]

From Salon:

[…] Bachmann called the U.S. tax code a “weapon of mass destruction.”

The whole speech was laced with anti-Obama sentiments, explicated most clearly when lambasting the President’s foreign policy:

    Our Peace Prize-winning president is very busy bowing these days to kings. He is bending down to dictators, and he is brown-nosing the elites that are in Europe, and he’s babying the jihadists who are following Sharia-compliant terrorism. He is callow and confused and inconsistent in his response to the Egyptian crisis, and to the uprisings in Iran, and to the terrorist threats. And he’s accomplishing something nobody thought even possible: He’s making Jimmy Carter look like a Rambo tough-guy.

Bachmann has not said whether she will run for President or not, but she has been touring early battleground states such as Iowa and New Hampshire, in addition to South Carolina.

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37 responses to “Nudnik at Nite

  1. That picture is hilarious. And Bachmann is bat crap crazy. :-)

    • hello spinnyliberal,

      welcome to the raisin! :D

      glad you like the pic. batshit bachmann is, indeed, batshit crazy, and that’s why the batshit accessory is usually on my pictures of her.

      hope you’ll stop by again soon! :)

  2. MNLatteLiberal

    well,
    i’m gonna go past all the substance and comment on the fashionista aspect of my “Representative”. i like the teapot gracing her charmed wrist, i like how the teabag has upended the GOP elephant (i’m a sucker for those subtle, unintended (?) touches) and the bat-highlighted crucifix is a must-have jesus accessory of the crazy season.

    she is so fucking raven. as in lunatic.

    ~ Latte.

    PS: btw, nonnie, you prob. already know that, but when you post on Bachmann, i can’t help but feel you are speaking directly to me and my wife :).

    • latte,
      every time i put up a batshit bachmann post, i hope that you and your wife see it. did you see the fine art series? there were 2 batshit bachmann pix.

      • MNLatteLiberal

        there was a time, post-election that we were swamped with college applications and missed a couple of months worth. trying to catch up now :).

        btw and fwiw, we’re signed up for a solidarity rally @ our State Capitol tomorrow in support of our cheesehead brethren (and sistren) across the boarder.

        ( i’m thinking with 16+ inches of fresh powder here in the Twin Cities, Madison plow operators could’ve buried the rethugs to play in their sandbox snow box for a long time. i would’ve, but these are obviously better men :)

        • i miss you when you’re not around, latte. i love having the local perspective, and you are our eyes on minnesota. i’ll be with you in spirit tomorrow. i wish i could actually be there, but i know that i’d freeze to death the minute the fresh air hit me.

  3. Thanks for the nice welcome Nonnie. :-) Cross and teapot bracelets. I love it. Haha

  4. jeb

    South Carolina is a GOP paradise. Good stay there you freakin’ lunatic.

    It reminds me that a famous SC jurist was asked in 1860 what he thought of the possibility of South Carolina’s succession from the Union. He replied that “South Carolina is too small to be a republic and too large to be an asylum.” With Batshit there, it may not be large enough.

  5. “It’s their collective bargaining right over their benefits.”

    Newsflash, Madame Representative, I’m a union member and I know that nothing will get union members backs up faster than a threat to their benefits. The union I am in right now conceded a salary increase to keep their benefits. The union I was in first authorized a strike over a proposed reduction to their benefits. Fortunately, they didn’t strike and they reached an agreement.

    • when will batshit bachmann and her buddies all volunteer to give up all their benefits? apparently, benefits don’t seem to be very important, so she’ll be willing to give up hers, right?

  6. jean-philippe

    How long before 2012? I can’t wait for the Bachmann comedy tour.

    • no need to wait. she’s always on the comedy circuit.

      • MNLatteLiberal

        i love how she singlehandedly sabotaged Tim Pawlenty’s presidential aspirations. The tragedy in Tucson stole the headlines during his book promo tour, then just as Gabby began making her miraculous recovery (further squeezing any mention of Tim from headlines of the very news shows he appeared on), Bachmann went to Iowa to meet with fellow batshits (and not just Rep. King) a week ahead of him to test the same rethug Presidential waters.

        Then they both go to CPAC, where Bachmann is the marquee speaker, and Pawlenty is but an afterthought. They both end up at the bottom, 4 pts each.

        In short, nonnie is dead on the money, the circus is always in town every time Bachmann opens her mouth or poses for a cameo. If she does run, i am making a sign for the next welcome: “WE <3 OUR MEDIA WHORE". i swear, it will be the biggest gift to MN CD-6 if she throws her hat into the ring and polls better: that way she won't be able to run for reelection here, while not standing a snowball's chance in hell for the White House. But we digress in our daydreaming.

        Have a great day. Off to work.
        ~ Latte

        • i laughed my ass off when she upstaged timmeh. he’s has absolutely no personality or charisma whatsoever. wally cox or don knotts would have been too sexy to play him in a movie. it just goes to show you that there’s no sense of loyalty in the rethug party. i bet they all want to sit with their backs to the wall at meetings to prevent getting stabbed.

  7. That radio excerpt was from the old radio show of Marlon Maddox, notorious east Texas know it all whos claim to fame was getting experts to come in and play rock records backwards and expose the devils influence. Marlons dead now and surely must dwell in some goper afterlife (can’t go to heaven because Jesus is a commie and a hippie). But the BB diatribe is most damning! All those horrible things he is doing to destroy the country. At least she didn’t call him a stupid cunt.

    • i googled his name and got ‘point of view.’ guess whose picture was there–frank gaffney! there seems to be a teabagger bubble in which the same people keep showing up. it’s a very small world they live in.

      • Maddox was such a promoter of right wing cranks that I almost sent a letter of complaint to the FCC about his thin veneer of religion (only for tax exempt puposes). My appologies for such crude language but that bitch pushes my buttons. I prefer more civilized tone with phrases like “sexual congress” or “used food”. Do you realize you said refudiate?

  8. Snoring Dog Studio

    There is no tinier brain than the one in her head. Is there any shred of evidence that would drive people to consider her take on foreign policy? Wearing clothes made in China doesn’t count, Babs.

  9. we can laugh all we want at the most insane asswipe in the House – but people VOTED for her. why dont we make our government the Marx Brothers moive and let Brad Pitt and James Franco run the place – oh and Michelle Pfeiffer

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