Bachmann kills what was left of irony

The Minnesota Republican pronounces judgment on the Obama administration, but may be living in a glass house

By Alex Koppelman
December 11, 2009 11:54PM (UTC)
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This is an actual quote from Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., as reported by the Minnesota Independent. She's speaking about the Obama administration:

"These people are not connected to reality."

No, seriously. This is the congresswoman who's been promoting conspiracy theories about the census and about an impending one-world currency, and it's the Obama administration that isn't connected to reality.


As if to emphasize the so ironic it actually kills all future irony nature of this statement, the Independent's report also contains this quote from Bachmann, about the timing of Congress' work on healthcare reform: "It’s intentional that they’re doing this at Christmas time and Hannukah.”

Right. Democrats deliberately blew umpteen deadlines, stretching this way past the summer -- when they'd wanted to have it done -- and risking it bleeding until next year, when members of Congress have midterms to think about, just because they knew that people would be distracted by the holidays. That makes total sense.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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