On Tuesday, Charles Pierce wrote about watching “The Girl with Faraway Eyes” working “radio row” at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on The Politics Blog at Esquire. Pierce said he hadn’t realized that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MINN) “was expanding the frontiers of the crazee while she was there.” I guess Pierce came to that conclusion after reading a story about Bachmann that was written by David Edwards at Raw Story . Edwards said that during her interview with conservative radio host Lars Larson at CPAC, Bachmann “suggested that God had sent billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch to help the Republican Party.”
“I just thank God that there’s a billionaire or two on our side,” Bachman said “All the billionaires seem to be on the radical left, so I’m glad that we have a couple on ours.”
Edwards added that Bachmann “asserted that Democrats were part of ‘an intimidation movement’ to stop billionaires from supporting conservative causes.”
“I’m sure that the donors on our side don’t like to have their names vilified and that’s what this is about, intimidating people from giving money to our cause, that’s it,” the Republican from Minnesota said. The Girl with Faraway Eyes also suggested that “Democrats should be prosecuted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for their intimidation of billionaires.”
The wild-eyed congresswoman now thinks that criticism of the billionaire Koch brothers equates to racketeering?????
But…that’s not all that Bachmann had to say during her interview with Larson. She complained that as a straight person “she is tired of being bullied by the gays all the time.”
“And the thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is the gay community have so bullied the American people and they have so intimidated politicians that politicians fear them and they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere. Well, not with the Constitution you don’t.”
Right, Michele, gays have been bullying straight folks in America for years!
According to Wonkette, Bachmann was “lamenting the veto of the anti-gay bill in Arizona.” Bachmann said, “If you want take away my religious liberties, you can advocate for that but you do it through the constitutional process and you don’t intimidate and no politician should give away my religious liberties or yours.”
This is the same Congresswoman who told WWTC 1280 AM back in 2009 that she wanted the residents of her state to be “armed and dangerous” over President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce global warming “because we need to fight back.”
“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.”
And let’s not forget this appearance of hers on Hardball with Chris Matthews back in 2008:
I think Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Bill Maher are really going to miss Rep. Michele Bachmann when she leaves her seat in Congress and heads back to Minnesota. She provides such a wealth of comedy material for their TV shows.