Member of Congress Michele Bachmann is a creation of the media. Ms. Bachmann made a bunch of outrageous, stupid, incorrect and highly provocative statements after she was elected to the House, and as a result the media fell in love with her and gave her substantial air time. But the problem with generating fame by form over substance is that the fame is fleeting and the outrageous positions become normal, and not newsworthy. The only way to recover the massive coverage is to increase the rhetoric, to make even greater inflammatory and incorrect statements.
So after losing the limelight Ms. Bachmann is back with a charge that the new health care law results in killing people. Not figuratively, literally.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said on the House floor Thursday that Obamacare would kill women, children and senior citizens — “literally.”
“That’s why we’re here: Because we’re saying let’s repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens,” Bachmann said. “Let’s not do that. Let’s love people. Let’s care about people. Let’s repeal it now while we can.”
Ok, charging that a law results in murder should get anyone back in the news media. Which then raises the question of how Ms. Bachmann will top that. Here are some possibilities
- People who support reproduction rights have died, sold their souls to the devil and have been reincarnated as demons.
- President Obama is a vampire and has signed a contract to star in a new vampire series of movies after he leaves office.
- Democrats not only want illegal immigrants to become citizens, and but also support making currently lawful citizens re-classified as illegal immigrants.
- Any elector of the electoral college who voted for President Obama committed treason.
- There are 217 Communists in the State Department (She does not have to be original you know.)
- The Defense Department has a secret plan to use drones to put chemicals in the water supply of citizens that vote Republican. This will turn them into zombies.
- Those who support gay marriage want to legalize gay marriage between cats of the same gender.
Remember, you read them here first.