Saturday, March 28, 2009

Just Plain Crazy

No matter how Fox News tries to spin her, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is just over the top crazy as hell, and she’s teaming up with Glenn Beck to show the world just what unfettered insanity looks like.

BACHMANN: As you know, Russia, China, Brazil, India, South Africa, many nations have lined up now and have called for an international global currency, a One World currency and they want to get off of the dollar as the reserve currency.

BECK: Most people don’t understand, Michele, what that means.

BACHMANN: What that means is all of the countries in the world would have a single currency. We would give up the dollar as our currency and we would just go with a One World currency. … If we give up the dollar as our standard, and co-mingle the value of the dollar with the value of coinage in Zimbabwe, that dilutes our money supply. We lose control over our economy. And economic liberty is inextricably entwined with political liberty. Once you lose your economic freedom, you lose your political freedom. And then we are no more, as an exceptional nation, as we always have been. So this is imperative.

For the record, no one in the Obama administration or in any of the hall of Congress has given any indication that anyone is seriously considering using a “One World” currency any more than they’re considering using the boxtops from Post Toasties. But like all conspiracy theorists from the Tin Foil Hat Brigade, lack of evidence just proves that there really is something going on — it’s just all that more insidious.

Beck warned that speaking out about the global currency gets one labeled a “kook,” but Bachmann brushed off such concerns, saying she’s been called that “throughout [her] political career”:

BACHMANN: Well, Glenn, I have experienced that throughout my political career, being labeled a kook. It just happened again in a big story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. But all we have to do is point to the treasury secretary on tape, on camera. This is not Michele Bachmann being a kook. This is our treasury secretary on tape and on camera.

Here’s a clue for Ms. Bachmann: when you have to deny that you’re a kook, chances are pretty good that you are one.