Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Even fellow Republicans agree Michele Bachmann is nuts

I wonder how bad that must sting, having three fellows from your own party call you out on your absurd levels of stupidity. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) and John Mica (R-FL) have written a letter to the idiotic Minnesota representative, calling her out over her public decision to deliberately leave most Census questions unanswered.

“We share Ms. Bachmann’s concerns about ACORN’s involvement in the 2010 Census and will continue pressuring the Bureau to follow their own guidelines for partnering organizations and dump ACORN. However, we can not emphasize enough how important it is for every individual to fill out their census forms.

“Every elected representative in this country should feel a responsibility to encourage full participation in the census. To do otherwise is to advocate for a smaller share of federal funding for our constituents. Boycotting the constitutionally-mandated census is illogical, illegal and not in the best interest of our country.

“The unfortunate irony is that Ms. Bachmann’s boycott only increases the likelihood that ACORN-recruited census takers will be dispatched to her constituents’ homes. Anyone who completes and returns their census form will remove any need for a census taker to visit their residence.

“Furthermore, a boycott opens the door for partisans to statistically adjust census results. The partisan manipulation of census data would irreparably transform the census from being the baseline of our entire statistical system into a tool used to wield political power in Washington.”

For once, I actually agree with a Republican's views on a matter. Lord knows how often that happens. You know you've gotta be downright insane when fellow Republicans openly state you should be sent to cuckooland.


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