Armed and dangerous

Michelle Bachmann:

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.”

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46 replies
  1. 1
    David Hunt says:

    I sometimes think that these wacko congress-critters actually believe their armed rebellion rhetoric, even though they’d have been calling for the arrest and summary execution of anyone on the other side of the spectrum who’d said that just a year ago.

    And Cognitive Dissonance is that weird atonal music that Ivory Tower Liberals listen to when they get high.

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    mr. whipple says:

    Some day I gotta drive up to her district just to check it out, like a scientist might observe a colony of monkeys.

  3. 3
    mcc says:

    I can’t help but think, seeing things like this, that the far right this year is really aimed with laser-like focus on defeating the priorities of the far left. And the ostensible far left isn’t really doing a lot to defend– instead, it’s aimed with laser-like focus on defeating the priorities of the center left.

    I mean, the things Bachmann et al are saying may be patently ridiculous, but that doesn’t mean some part of them won’t stick. At some point the national dialogue is going to swing around to noneconomic issues, and I’m afraid that when this finally happens the Democrats will discover that somehow sometime while they weren’t paying attention carbon reduction has been transformed into an "energy tax" and card check has been transformed into "eliminate the secret ballot" and …

  4. 4
    calipygian says:

    So let me get this straight – Bachman is calling for the violent resistance to policies enacted by a lawfully elected legislative branch, confirmed by a legally elected President and upheld by a Constitutionally appointed Supreme Court.

    There is a word for this, and its on the tip of my tongue and it begins with the letter "t"…

  5. 5
    Andre says:

    Sometimes I wonder if Bachmann isn’t afflicted by some sort of unusual mental illness.

    We’ve all experienced those moments while speaking in public where what we say seems to be independant of what we’re thinking-our words just pop out and make their own sentences. Bachmann is an example of what it would be like to be doing that all the time.

    Semi-OT, but Jindal just got owned by god: Jindal’s Mockery Of Volcano Monitoring Money Only Looking Dumber After Redoubt Blows

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    beltane says:

    Doesn’t this lady have some teabags in need of attention?

  7. 7

    If you could weaponize idiocy Michelle would be a one woman arsenal of doom.

    I assume she’s referring to "Every generation needs a new revolution," although I’m probably being too charitable because there’s a 99.9% chance she pulled that out of her ass.

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    AnneLaurie says:

    Imagine the ululations from these fReichtards if some scary scary kommunist from the furthest fringes of the left-of-Attila-the-Hun political spectrum made a remark like this? Bachmann would be among the foremost in demanding that the speaker, the speaker’s family, and everyone living within 10 miles of the speaker’s home who wasn’t on Redstate’s mailing list be sent to Gitmo, preferably in time for a photo-op on the evening news.

    The real difference, of course, is that the American right wing already has multiple *demonstrated* ties to domestic terrorism, and idiots like Bachmann yammering code words only encourages the sad sociopaths to mistake cheap political posturing for a mandate to murder real people — usually innocent bystanders.

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    bayville says:

    Glenn Thrush dipping his toe into the coldwater, eh?

    Rep. Michele Bachmann, the firebrand Minnesota conservative Republican, may have gone a bit over the rhetorical line last weekend when attacking the Obama administration’s cap-and-trade proposal.

    Wars, the outing of CIA spies, global economic meltdown = mass shoulder shrugs by GOP.
    On the other hand, tougher emission standards and tax hikes on the wealthiest 5-percent beckons the call for an armed Revolution?

    Could this be the future Mrs. Glenn Beck?

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    bago says:

    The Wall Street Journal:

    Populism is dangerous. The AIG death threats gave us an inkling of just how dangerous. A political leader can’t simply stir up a little bit of populism, then turn it off when it gets inconvenient — not even a leader as eloquent as President Barack Obama.

    The New York Times:

    Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced late Monday afternoon that 9 of the top 10 bonus recipients at the American International Group were giving back their bonuses.

    Hopefully someone puts these two stories together and lets Suzanne Garment know that she is a fucking tool.

    That is all.

  12. 12
    Montysano says:

    @mcc:

    I mean, the things Bachmann et al are saying may be patently ridiculous, but that doesn’t mean some part of them won’t stick.

    Less every day, I think. For the madness that is the daily news cycle to work, the executive has to contribute some fuel. So far Obama is cruising above that. I just hope to the SFM that people can get used, once again, to an executive that thinks in terms of months and years, and not 24 hour news cycles. We’ll see about that.

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    bago says:

    @calipygian: That only stands to reason….

  14. 14
    Zam says:

    @mr. whipple: I went to school there for a year. I can’t speak for the rest of the community but the college consists mostly of the the spoiled children of rich fucks from around the twin cities who shouldn’t have graduated high school. I’ve heard a few stories of racial profiling from the cops too.

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    Montysano says:

    Bachman, Cantor, Boehner, McConnell……. it’s just too good to be true.

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    guest says:

    some guy shot up a church because he became agitated after reading goldberg’s 100 people [liberals] screwing up america.* who knows what this will instigate.

    *is there a worse book title?

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    AkaDad says:

    Bachmann was clearly joking. This is yet another example of how Liberals have no sense of humor. Real Americans got the joke.

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    gbear says:

    @bayville:

    The future Mrs. Glenn Beck?

    Sorry Glenn, she’s spoken for.

    Michelle’s husband runs a counselling business that is heavily involved in de-gaying homos. He’s a swine.

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    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    I would really like to meet the people who elected this harpy, are they proud of their vote now?

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    mr. whipple says:

    @Zam:

    I always figured she was just playing to her constituents, so I figured there must be a lot of wingnuts in the district.

  21. 21
    Anoniminous says:

    Wondering what Bachman is going to do if the "good" people of Minnesota start shooting police and FBI agents.

    That is, after all, what she is calling for.

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    mr. whipple says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt:

    Apparently, they *are* proud of her. She just got reelected after going full-loon on Mathew’s show and then denying what was on tape.

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    Polish the Guillotines says:

    Bachmann is my favorite wingnut. Her grip on reality is about as firm as tapioca. She’s living proof that Dick Cheney builds FemBots.

    OT: Armed & Delicious.

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    Tsulagi says:

    Oh noes, between Viva la Revolucion Bachmann and Taliban Sessions, any day now the teabagging patriots will start planting RSSF supplied Improvised Silly Putty Devices. The serious adults.

    Country First

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    guest says:

    is she going to say "you da man!" again?

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    evinfuilt says:

    Imagine the ululations from these fReichtards if some scary scary kommunist from the furthest fringes of the left-of-Attila-the-Hun political spectrum made a remark like this?

    I honestly don’t think they could tell the difference between the most right wing liberal and a marxist or communist. Its just all evil to them.

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    Paul says:

    mr. whipple

    Some day I gotta drive up to her district just to check it out, like a scientist might observe a colony of monkeys.

    I live in her district. It’s the northern suburbs of the MSP area, running up to St. Cloud. It’s a conservative district where the majority of people actually do believe her crap. It’s infuriating. (It’s doubly infuriating that I am less than a half mile from the border of the district.)

    And no, I’ve not voted for her, and given money to both of her opponents. Not that they’ve had a snowball’s chance, even with her big mouth.

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    cleek says:

    I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back.

    from USA PATRIOT, sec 802

    (a) DOMESTIC TERRORISM DEFINED- Section 2331 of title 18, United States Code, is amended–

    (5) the term "domestic terrorism’ means activities that–

    (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;

    (B) appear to be intended–

    (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;

    (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or

    (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and

    (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.’.

    —————

    lock the bitch up.

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    gbear says:

    Wondering what Bachman is going to do if the "good" people of Minnesota start shooting police and FBI agents.

    She’ll blame liberals.

    SATSQ.

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    Dennis-SGMM says:

    I’m all for it – as long as Bachmann leads the first assault.

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    TenguPhule says:

    Apparently, they are proud of her. She just got reelected after going full-loon on Mathew’s show and then denying what was on tape.

    That should be justification enough to carpetbomb her district back to the Stone Age.

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    TenguPhule says:

    She’s living proof that Dick Cheney builds FemBots.

    But she can breed. Nightmare fuel unleaded indeed.

  34. 34
    TenguPhule says:

    *is there a worse book title?

    Liberal Facism.

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    gnomedad says:

    @cleek: Nice work.

  36. 36

    Populism is dangerous. The AIG death threats gave us an inkling of just how dangerous. A political leader can’t simply stir up a little bit of populism, then turn it off when it gets inconvenient—not even a leader as eloquent as President Barack Obama.

    Shorter WankStreakJournal:

    When the president points out that actual human beings intentionally fucked the economy beyond recognition the terrorists win!

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    Montysano says:

    It’s an embarrassment of riches:

    Discussing the first lady’s visit to a Washington D.C. classroom last week, [talk show host Tammy] Bruce incredulously recalled Obama’s story about wanting to get A’s in school and called out her use of a "weird, fake accent"…….. "That’s what he’s married to," Bruce said. "…You know what we’ve got? We’ve got trash in the White House. Trash is a thing that is colorblind, it can cross all eco-socionomic…categories. You can work on Wall Street, or you can work at the Wal-Mart. Trash, are people who use other people to get things, who patronize others, who consider you bitter and clingy…"

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    malraux says:

    Dave Neiwert has been over this many many times. The rhetoric of the right is always on the edge of eliminationist fantasies. Sure, I bet eventually she’ll walkback her comments to either she was quoted out of context or that she didn’t mean the ideas literally. But its that the rest of the right will hear the original meaning, not the walkback that really scares me.

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    The Other Steve says:

    It’s too bad Katherine Harris isn’t still in Washington. These two could get together and have tea.

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    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    @malraux:

    Actually having listened to this again (and I can’t believe I am going to type this) I believe she was talking about being "armed and dangerous" with the facts, I do not believe that she was meaning literally "armed and dangerous" with guns. I could be wrong, but I am willing to give the woman the benefit of the doubt at this point, because the alternative would be well too nasty to contemplate.

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    LD50 says:

    I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous

    Michele isn’t a good fit for Minnesota. She’d fit in much better in, say, Mississippi or Idaho.

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    malraux says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: I dunno. She describes some black helicopter theories about the state tracking everyone’s movement via mandatory GPS devices right before that. And describes herself in Washington as "a foreign corespondent on enemy lines."

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    Paul says:

    There’s a joke in here about bustin’ a cap & trade in your ass, somewhere.

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    Mako says:

    "Others who searched for Michele Bachmann also searched for:
    http://tinyurl.com/c42xc8"

    That’s hot.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt:

    It doesn’t matter. Plenty of nutters will take her literally…and one is all it takes, really.

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    Gus says:

    is she going to say "you da man!" again?

    It was worse than that. It was "you be da man!"

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