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.

From University of Minnesota’s Smart Politics blog:

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.

Original DVD cover.
(And no, kids, I didn’t make those fingernails up!)

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.”


[…] it was no accident for Representative Bachmann to conjure up images of war and battlelines in reference to Washington Democrats (instead of referring to them with the customary “loyal opposition” tag). For this was not the first time Bachmann referred to herself as a “foreign correspondent” nor her political opponents in D.C. as “enemies.”

During a January 14, 2009 interview with conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, Representative Bachmann explained how she is one of only a handful of members of Congress who are “keepers of the flame” […]:

    “I would say there are probably 30 keepers of the flame over here…The main thing we can do right now is be foreign correspondents reporting to you from enemy lines.”

On the issue of Obama’s proposed cap-and-trade energy tax on Saturday’s radio show, Representative Bachmann expanded on the war metaphor:

    “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.”

Congresswoman Bachmann also railed against HR 1586, stating it was the result of the Democrats rushing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the House without its own members even reading the bill.

    I have never seen a bigger CYA bill in my life.


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16 responses to “Michele-in-a-Handbasket

  1. Ummmm … wow …

    Regardless of anyone’s politics, I would never vote for a candidate who paints faces on her fingernails. That’s the kind of thing I’d expect from a 16-year-old groupie.

    Thanks, Nonnie, I needed more disturbing thoughts in my life.

  2. No post about Bachmann is complete without a link to the Dump Michele Bachmann blog.


    Here’s one post I think you and your readers should pay attention to.


    It asks a question all Americans should ask of her: “Where was Bachmann’s concern for the Constitution when George Bush was ripping it to shreds?”

    • neon vincent,
      i love that site. that and mudflats are 2 state blogs that i really enjoy. i hadn’t seen that video before. i wish someone would stand up and tell her what a moron she is and how stupid she sounds to other people.

      • jeb

        Nonnie, she’s wears her stupidity as a badge of honor. If anyone told her that, she’d take it as a compliment. One of the first requirements for being a neo-con is a total lack of self-awareness.

  3. Friend of the court

    On a different blog, someone posted, “we need to light a fire under Congress…”, on some issue or another. I’m afraid that’s not a very good idea, until we find out what sort of gas those bags are full of.

    • Friend of the court

      ps. if I was a nose picker, I’d get a set of those Chimpy nails.

      • fotc,
        😆 i wouldn’t strike a match within 10 miles of washington, dc.

        p.s. i don’t think you would want those fingernails in such close proximity to your brain. 😉

  4. Remember the good old days when GOP women kept their mouths shut and stayed behind the scenes and out of power roles? That all changed when Bachmann’s idol Sarah Palin stuck her dumb ass out in public. Now they are crawling out of the woodwork, trying to out-stupid-bitch each other.
    Bachmann is starting to make Palin sound kind of innocuous and reasonable with her batshittiness.
    She’s like Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh’s evil love child.

    • i just got done watching a rerun of madmen. a lot of the rethug women still look the way the women of that era looked. of course, to find someone that resembles batshit bachmann, i would have to watch the science fiction channel.