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U.S. House Member Calls for Violent Revolution

In editorial, Hypocrisy, kooks, republicans, treason, Violence on March 30, 2009 at 12:06 am

People from the Great State of Minnesota Embarrassed Almost Daily

I could be wrong, but after the 2000 election, I don’t remember any prominent democratic commentators or officials calling for the violent overthrow of the Bush administration. This was of course an election Mr. Bush lost (but still won the Presidency). President Obama won the popular vote by 7%, and he received over double the electoral votes as Senator McCain. Yet, this has not stopped some on the political right from calling for violent revolution in the United States. From citizen revolts, military coups, to seceding from the Union, there has a been a chorus of calls for open treason. Notorious Minnesota representative Michelle Bachmann (pictured), launched to fame after calling for McCarthy-era investigations into the ‘anti-american’ members of congress in October 2008. Ms. Bachmann has outdone herself, this time calling for the people of the United States to be “armed and dangerous” in their opposition to the President’s agenda. Here are some of the more treasonous statements Ms. Bachmann made last week on several different ‘news’ outlets..

“At this point the American people – it’s like Thomas Jefferson said, a revolution every now and then is a good thing. We are at the point, Sean, of revolution. And by that, what I mean, an orderly revolution — where the people of this country wake up get up and make a decision that this is not going to happen on their watch. It won’t be our children and grandchildren that are in debt. It is we who are in debt, we who will be bankrupting this country, inside of ten years, if we don’t get a grip. And we can’t let the Democrats achieve their ends any longer.”

Any longer? Its been 2 months, and already she is ready to throw out the greatest example of the peaceful transition of power of any government throughout history? Ironically, a peaceful precedence set by Jefferson. Is she really ready to burn that shining city on a hill? Sadly, it appears so. She continued..

“Right now I’m a member of Congress. And I believe that my job here is to be a foreign correspondent, reporting from enemy lines. And people need to understand, this isn’t a game. This isn’t just a political talk show that’s happening right now. This is our very freedom, and we have 230 years, a continuous link of freedom that every generation has ceded to the next generation. This may be the time when that link breaks. And I’m going to do everything I can, I know you are, to make sure that we keep that link secure. We cannot allow that link to break, because as Reagan said, America is the last great hope of mankind..”

Only someone as tone deaf as Ms. Bachmann could sport these blinders. Does she not see the hypocrisy of talking about the great democratic tradition of America shortly after advocating that our process should be usurped by the minority? I mean come on, did she just say being a member of congress put her behind enemy lines? What happened to ‘Country First’? Sadly, for some, country has taken a backseat to ideology.

As an American, I am appalled by Representative Bachmann’s calls for the unilateral destruction of our great democracy. As a liberal, I’m loving ever minute of it, as Ms. Bachmann’s statements have come at a time when it seems the Republican party is struggling daily to make itself look even worse than it did just the day before. 19 page budget anyone? I suspect we won’t have to hear about this kook anymore after the 2010 election, but I’ve been wrong before.

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  1. What’s up with Minnesota politicians??? After Ventura and now this broad maybe Al Franken is just what Minnesota needs….

  2. Maybe in an alternative universe people try to get along, but it doesn’t seem to happen in the US. Good thing there is freedom of the press and speech, or we’d never know what these crazy fuckers are thinking.

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