Here is a rather low-budget rip of “war correspondent” Michele Bachmann crying with Sean Hannity over how everyone makes fun of her for raising issues that literally do not exist. The actual elected Congressional legislator has judiciously spent her time introducing a constitutional amendment “to prohibit the President from entering into a treaty or other international agreement that would provide for the United States to adopt as legal tender in the United States a currency issued by an entity other than the United States,” because she thinks the United States is trying to replace the dollar. Again: she thinks the United States is trying to replace the dollar, as its currency.
Now while we could be *fucked* currency-wise, it is not because Timothy Geithner is trying to replace the United States dollar as the United States currency. Our friends from China — or as Hannity prefers, “Communist China of all places,” because how dare we even talk to those Red Commies, who have literally paid for America over the last 15 years — and other places have been considering replacing the dollar as the sole world reserve currency, because we have a Treasury bubble (hooray! ugh) and will likely try to inflate away our public debt by printing dollars. Again, DOLLARS. No CHINA MUNNY over here!
Here is another terrible thing she said:
Bachmann: Do we get into an inner tube and float 90 miles to some free country? There is no free country for us to repair to. That’s why it’s up to us now. The founders gave everything they had to give us this freedom. Now it’s up to us to give everything we can to make sure that our kids are free, too. It’s that serious.
She’s being SUPER SERIOUS YOU GUYS. (What is this about an inner tube?) WE CANNOT SIMPLY INNER TUBE TO CATALINA ISLAND.
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