Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Michelle Bachman is afraid of public criticism

The loony moron has openly asserted that she would refuse to fill out most of the information during the next Census because she's apparently afraid it would put her in a bad light. Sorry, but statements like there being 3% of "perfectly harmless" CO2 in the atmosphere, or about the "Hoot-Smalley Act", or about Obama somehow being responsible for the swine flu pseudo-epidemic – I think the HMS Ur Lookin' Stupid Der sailed a while ago, Michele.

" Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's so worried that information from next year's national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.

In an interview Wednesday morning with The Washington Times "America's Morning News," Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said the questions have become "very intricate, very personal" and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau's door-to-door information collection efforts.

"I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home," she said. "We won't be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond that."

Incredible. And I'm not just talking about her hypocrisy of trying to control or restrict what's said about her when she openly entered politics, which is rather fair game, but also that no matter where she is or what she says, she just – can't – miss an opportunity to say something false, stupid or ridiculous. As a fellow (and much better) lawmaker points out:

Shelly Lowe, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Census Bureau, said Mrs. Bachmann is "misreading" the law.

She sent a portion of the U.S. legal code that says anyone over 18 years of age who refuses to answer "any of the questions" on the census can be fined up to $5,000.

Sigh. Poor Michelle. Can't even get the basics right.

And then, of course, she wouldn't be a Republican if she didn't show some form of cognitive dissonance:

Mrs. Bachmann, who is in her second term in the House, has become a lightning rod for criticism from Democrats and liberal talk show hosts for her unapologetic conservative views.

She said she considers that "a badge of honor."

"It's clear when a person speaks out against those policies they become a target, and that should be concerning to everyone," she said.

So are you afraid or not? Dammit, make up your mind, idiot.


  • uzza

    She supports FISA and the Patriot act, but fears census info will be abused....??....[head explodes]

  • Joé McKen

    Dammit, another one. *Grumbles, grabs mop and pail*

    That's been happening quite often around here lately.

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