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Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Politics | 9 comments

Doubling Down On Stupid

Well the 112th Congress is history and the 113th Congress is busy.  What was the first bill offered up? If you guessed repeal of Obama Care you would be right.

The 112th Congress gaveled to a close on Thursday afternoon without passing a relief package for victims of Hurricane Sandy or reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, but Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) isn’t too concerned about finishing what Republicans had left undone. Instead, at 12:00 PM she introduced the very first piece of legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which states are now busily implementing.

House Republicans have unsuccessfully voted 33 times in the last two years to eliminate health care reform and wasted at least 88 hours and $50 million, while failing to pass a single piece of job creation legislation in the last session of Congress.

New Congress just like the old Congress.

Cross posted at Middle Earth Journal

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  • petew

    Pardon me for being insulting, but all I can say about Michelle Bachmann is that she is a “real piece of work.” We can expect her in the forefront of the next debt ceiling debacle, which she will undoubtedly blame Obama for if any harmful consequences follow for the economy when we fail to pay for debts we have already incurred!

  • sheknows

    I never thought of Mn as a radical right wing state. I’ll bet they never thought of themselves that way either. Well, look what continues to be in congress everyone??
    Do they even LISTEN to her insane diatribe? Are they aware of how she just barely misses a grasp on reality? They wanted to vote Republican, that’s fine. They just didn’t notice what KIND of Republican…a Tea Party fringe element devoted to obstruction and dissent. Maybe they will wake up in the next election.

  • ShannonLeee

    Im still waiting for her husband to come out of the closet and for MB to react by becoming an extremely liberal media giant.
    It wouldn’t be the first time it has happened….

  • ordinarysparrow

    tenacious spite…it really is rather sad…would not want to live such a life of bitter spitefulness…bet its painful to carry that for so long… she needs to ‘Wade in the Water’ and let that one go…phew!

  • slamfu

    She is just really nutty. How does she keep getting re-elected with all her ignorance on display after the GOP primaries?

  • STinMN

    sheknows: Us Minnesotan are well aware of the looniness of MB. The fact that she barely won her district even thought she spent almost 10x what her opponent did points to that. And she isn’t the only right wing radical – Erik Paulsen, John Kline, and the defeated Chip Cravaack have voting records almost as far right as MB. But they are balanced by Keith Ellison and Betty McCollum who are usually on the far left, with Colin Peterson (leans right) and Tim Walz (leans left) probably the closest thing to moderates as you will find. Rick Nolan, who defeated Chip Cravaack in the last election, is a bit of an unknown, but his past congressional history indicates he’ll probably be on the left. If anything, Minnesota’s congressional delegation is as fractured as rest of the country.

  • Jim Satterfield

    Just keep in mind how many of the Republicans in the House agree with her before focusing on this one fool too much.

  • sheknows

    STinMN, I am sure you are correct about your state. I Have relatives there myself who are mystified by her popularity.
    I am just plain mystified by everything that comes out of her mouth.

  • zephyr

    Jim’s right, it isn’t just MB. The current GOP/TP is a pretty wretched lot overall.

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