Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Getting Your Freak On

Jon Chait notes that as the passage of healthcare reform nears, the right wing is going into freak-out mode even more than usual, which is saying something. Exhibit A: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN):

“Mark my words, the American people aren’t gonna take this lying down,” Bachmann later said. “We aren’t gonna play their game, we’re not gonna pay their taxes. They want us to pay for this? Because we don’t have to. We don’t have to. We don’t have to follow a bill that isn’t law. That’s not the American way, and that’s not what we’re going to do.”

Bachmann continued. “Because it’s one-party rule now in Washington, D.C. Their Chicago tactics, their Chicago friends, twisting Democrats’ arms, threatening their own team members with ethics charges and a submission. This handful of people thinks (sic) they can enforce their will on 300 million Americans? They’re not gonna do that. This is dictatorial, what they are doing. We are not compelled to follow a non-law just because Obama and Pelosi tells us we have to.”

Is she available for kids’ parties?