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    Default Michele Bachmann wants people "armed and dangerous" over tax plan

    Controversial Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said this weekend that she wants residents of her state "armed and dangerous" over President Barack Obama's plan to reduce global warming "because we need to fight back."

    Asked about the White House-backed cap-and-trade proposal to reduce carbon emissions, Bachmann told WWTC 1280 AM, "I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us 'having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,' and the people -- we the people -- are going to have to fight back hard if we're not going to lose our country. And I think this has the potential of changing the dynamic of freedom forever in the United States."

    Bachmann also told her constituents she was "a foreign correspondent on enemy lines," sending Minnesotans warnings through her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace. "I try to let everyone back here in Minnesota know exactly the nefarious activities that are taking place in Washington."

    The comments have been picked up by local blogs Smart Politics and Dump Bachmann.

    Bachmann has encouraged resistance against President Obama before, saying that the Republican party needs "to do everything we can to thwart [the Democrats] at every turn to make sure that they aren't able to, for all time, secure a power base that for all time can never be defeated."

    Listen: [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRQmRy0jJTA[/YOUTUBE]
    Michele Bachmann: I Want People "Armed And Dangerous" Over Obama Tax Plan

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    isn't inciting armed violence some kind of crime?
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Yes, I believe she's inciting violence and calling for armed insurrection. Definitely sedition.

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    Come on people. You all are taking her statement and running wild with it.
    You know she doesn't mean for everyone in Minnesota to start packing guns.

    "I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back."


    She's clearly saying she wants people to educated themselves on the issue at hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    Come on people. You all are taking her statement and running wild with it.
    You know she doesn't mean for everyone in Minnesota to start packing guns.

    "I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back."


    She's clearly saying she wants people to educated themselves on the issue at hand.
    I'm sure you get the "subtleties" of her argument, such that they are. However, having read more than a few Republican/conservative blogs, I don't think a lot of others are taking it the same way.

    In addition, she also cites herself behind "enemy lines" and says (via Jefferson) that "a little revolution now and then is a good thing".

    I understand the need to motivate people, but she is going way overboard.

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    Given that she's a blithering idiot, I'm taking her statement at face value. I highly doubt she's capable of any kind of subtelty.
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    And I believe Jefferson's quote was actually, "A little rebellion"

    QUOTE: "However, having read more than a few Republican/conservative blogs, I don't think a lot of others are taking it the same way."

    The repugs don't seem to be the only one's reading to suit their taste.

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    Michele Bachmann is the supreme idiot of this nation. Even Bush wasn't as dumb as she is.
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 10:08 PDT
    Michele Bachmann: Constitutional scholar

    (UPDATE: This post was updated to reflect the exact language in the transcript of the commitee hearing.)

    When Michelle Bachmann speaks, people don't just listen, they gape. The Republican from Minnesota, famous for, among other things, bemoaning Barack Obama's "final leap to socialism" and demanding McCarthy-esque witch hunts of "anti-American" politicians," got her five minutes of time during Tuesday's House Financial Services committee hearing on AIG, and she did not disappoint.

    Glowering at Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner as if she was Thulsa Doom preparing to behead Conan the Barbarian, Bachmann posed her question.
    BACHMANN: What provision in the Constitution could you point to to give authority for the actions that have been taken by the Treasury since March of '08?

    GEITHNER: Oh, well, the -- the Congress legislated in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act a range of very important new authorities.

    BACHMANN: Sir, in the Constitution. What -- what in the Constitution could you point to to -- to give authority to the Treasury for the extraordinary actions that have been taken?

    GEITHNER: Every action that the Treasury and the Fed and the FDIC is -- is -- has been using authority granted by this body -- by this body, the Congress.

    BACHMANN: And by -- in the Constitution, what could you point to?

    GEITHNER: Under the laws of the land, of course.
    Perhaps this is unkind, but Bachmann didn't seem to appreciate that Congress' power to legislate is in the Constitution.

    Bachmann followed this line of questioning with a reference to a Wall Street Journal article, reporting China's call "for the creation of a new currency to eventually replace the dollar as the world's standard."
    I'm wondering would you categorically renounce the United States moving away from the dollar and going to a global currency as suggested this morning by China and also by Russia, Mr. Secretary?
    Geithner: Yes.
    Bernanke: Yes.

    The look of disgust on Bernanke's face? Priceless. You could practically hear him thinking: "I've got an economy on the edge of disaster to save, and I have to spend precious moments of my time answering questions from Michelle Bachmann?"

    ― Andrew Leonard

    Michele Bachmann: Constitutional scholar - How the World Works - Salon.com

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