A RISING ELEVATOR LIFTS ALL CARS  3:00 pm August 31, 2012

Michele Bachmann’s Compelling Logic: Obama Is ‘Extremely Wealthy’ So Vote Romney

by Doktor Zoom

Did I mention I'm on the House Intelligence Committee? *Teehee!*Michele Bachmann would like to remind you people that, if you want to make America say “What the actual fuck?” there is absolutely no need to talk to an empty chair. This woman does not need any silly props to work her magic. (Besides, the job of right-wing prop comic is already taken, thank you very much.) And so Michele ramped up the old-school cray-cray when a USA Today reporter asked her whether a bloated plutocrat like Mitt Romney could “connect with the American public, really understand what [sic] the plight of the American public?”

“Well, President Obama is extremely wealthy. He and his wife have been wealthy for a number of years, and so I think that’s really the issue. President Obama is wealthy, what do, or — what does he understand about the common man right now? And I think what people care about is not hating someone for what their assets are — the American people don’t hate President Obama because he’s a very wealthy individual.”

We will go out on a very thin limb here and suggest that, in Michele Bachmann’s mind, Americans will make no distinction between a candidate whose net worth is $7 million and a candidate whose net worth is somewhere between $250 million and maybe as much as $1 billion. But she can’t actually come out and say, “Look, almost all of us in Washington are just rolling around in enormous piles of money. Really, Romney’s not that much more out of touch than the rest of us disgustingly rich people.” So instead, she just shut off after saying that Obama is “extremely wealthy.” Having painted the merely wealthy President as equivalent to the obscenely wealthy Romney, Bachmann explained what really matters to the peons:

“What they care about is how their lives are, would their lives be better? And I think it’s very clear under the Romney-Ryan ticket the average Americans’ lives will be much better, they’ll have a lot more money to spend in the way that they want, and they’ll also have a much more secure future for their children.”

Exactly where the average family will find all that extra money after they’ve paid the higher taxes the Romney-Ryan plan would require, Bachmann could not say. Possibly from their offshore accounts?

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bumfug August 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm

An empty chair is one with Michele Bachmann sitting in it. Pretty vacant.

Arborista August 31, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Sex Pistols libel!

miss_grundy August 31, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Did she take a look at Mitten's two years of tax returns and compare them to the President's, because the Pres may be upper middle class but Mitten's is wealthy…..

IceCreamEmpress August 31, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Michele should have used Clint's Chair as a proxy for her in the Republican primaries.

Paul/Chair 2016!

Tundra Grifter August 31, 2012 at 3:05 pm

The difference between Ole Crazy Eyes and an empty chair is that at some point the empty chair might actually be good for something.

I'm not much for Facebook. Does The Empty Chair have its own page yet?

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

That is a good idea. Or a website of the Empty Chair Anti Defamation League.

Monsieur_Grumpe August 31, 2012 at 3:45 pm
Fox n Fiends August 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm

It does. its pretty funny.

drdonwheels August 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm

The difference between Michele Bachmann and an empty chair is…the chair never says anything crazy.

Negropolis September 1, 2012 at 12:37 am

This deservse more fits…which is, oddly enough, something I'd not be surprised to hear Marcus say.

ChernobylSoup August 31, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Getting back to Mitt's theme from last night about the choices before America this election, fuck you Michele.

Monsieur_Grumpe August 31, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Dear Wonkette,
Just because I live in Minnesota I always feel a little twinge of guilt whenever Bachmann opens her fat mouth. She’s not even in my district. How do I get over my guilt complex?
Signed,
Going Gray in Minneapolis

BaldarTFlagass August 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Second Amendment? No, I didn't say that.

Peckerwood_Pete August 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I'm used to the guilt… I live in SC… we have Lindsey Graham, Gov. Haley, and that Appalachian Trail guy, and we used to have Strom Thurmond.

sewollef August 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I'm sorry.

At least Strom Thurmond is dead… there's a little compensation for you.

BelleSC August 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Don't forget Joe "You Lie!" Wilson.

Peckerwood_Pete August 31, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Oh yeah, Joe Wilson. Someone ought to tell Joe that calling out politicians for lying is calling out the sky for being blue.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Well, you did hear him shout it all during the Ryan speech, right?

weejee August 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Become a Yentl for Marcus and Lindsey Graham?

Callyson August 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Dear GG,

Remember, just about every state has something to live down. I'm originally from PA, which foisted Santorum on us for some reason, and now live in CA, where we are still trying to get rid of Prop H8.

We shall overcome!

iamrrm August 31, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I feel your pain. It's like a 7 hour drive from my house in S IL to go up and kick Joe Walsh's ass in N IL but I still feel bad for not wanting to waste the gas money.

Callyson August 31, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I'll kick in some bucks–all I ask in return is that you post the video.

Make it pay per view and you'll get a nice return on the investment…

OneDollarJuana August 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

You should feel guilty for Garrison Keillor, too.

kittensdontlie August 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm

My first instinct would be fear….Stay out of her district! There has got to be a load of CRAZIES livin' there….

WIDTAP August 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Dear Grumpe,

Masturbation and whiskey dulls the pain.

Your welcome.

Monsieur_Grumpe August 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Finally! A practical solution!

Jukesgrrl August 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Arizona chiming in here, Grumps. No need to say more.

ImForMitt! August 31, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Dear GGinM:

The proper response when someone asks where you're from is "AT LEAST I'M NOT FROM ARIZONA." The trick is not sounding defensive.

Signed,
Not From Arizona But Still Not Responsible For Tom Tancredo

Negropolis September 1, 2012 at 12:37 am

Send money to her opponent is how you get over your guilt complex, if only two cents.

Don't feel too bad, though. Old gal in Minnesota is larely harmless. Try being from blue Michigan, but from a red district whose congressman is an old FBI special agent who chairs of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and who called for Bradley Manning to be executed, because, Freedom.

gurukalehuru September 1, 2012 at 4:37 am

I feel your pain. I haven't lived in Iowa for several decades now, but I feel a certain amount of guilt over twittertwerp Chrls Grsly and Bachmann's long lost brother, Steven King.

BarryWDC September 1, 2012 at 8:15 am

Sorry–but the only cure is to convince the idiot voters who DO live in her district to vote for someone with a brain.

Schmannnity August 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm

She talks to an empty head instead of an empty chair.

emmelemm August 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Needs better alt-text!

Arborista August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Agreed!

Mumbletypeg August 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm

But the tag, "A RISING ELEVATOR LIFTS ALL CARS," is *par excellence*

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 31, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I agree. I'm use to something humorous, but "Bachmann" seems to be just scary.

Doktor Zoom August 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm

MANNN, you slip up just ONCE….

OK, will fix that.

emmelemm August 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Mumbletypeg has a point, though. C'est vrai.

BaldarTFlagass August 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I'm sorry, I have no snark. Just a hearty "Fuck you, you stupid cunt." That is all.

MOG2410 August 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm

What you said libel!!! sorry still can't type that word.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 31, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Yes, Baldar, be fair to C-word. It doesn't deserved to be disparaged by being linked to Bachmann.

Warwhatgoodfor August 31, 2012 at 5:05 pm

There isn't enough $ in the world to get me to do that. Now if you threw Mariska Hargitay into the deal, we could talk.

iamrrm August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

….the American people don’t hate President Obama because he’s a very wealthy individual, and some people in our nation don't have maps, and in Iraq, and such as.

Jukesgrrl August 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm

You do that very well. Are you from South Carolina?

rickmaci August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

She only gets away with this shit because she has a manner that makes batshitcrazy seem kind of cheerleadery cute, whereas Palin made it seem mean and threatening.

mavenmaven August 31, 2012 at 3:12 pm

armed crazy vs unarmed crazy

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Nice avatar, btw. Is that from the "Fat Hulk" story arc of the 1990s?

rickmaci August 31, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Bwhahahah. Thanks. I think it's either from the story board for a Jabba the Hut scene or a stock pic of some RNC/AWG spokeshole.

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I'm just imagining Fat Hulk taking one leap, and then leaning up against a building and panting so hard that his wheezes send parked cars flipping.

Jukesgrrl August 31, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Cars are flippin' in Jersey all the time.

rickmaci August 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm

As a humanitarian issue, I worry when Gov. Krispy Kreme starts to huff and puff and get all red in the face while giving a speech. Hope there is an EMT team that travels with him.

KeepFnThatChicken August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Hey! I remember her! Now that I think back at all the possible veep picks EPROMney could have made, I am thanking FSM he didn't consider her crazy ass at all.

AbandonHope_ August 31, 2012 at 7:05 pm

EPROMney is absolute genius. A million upfists, good sir. Or madam.

KeepFnThatChicken September 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Thanks, but I was devastated to Google the term immediately after the coining, to see that someone thought of it a couple of months ago.

But they didn't post it on Wonkette, so FIRST.

Also, "boy".

BaldarTFlagass August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Exactly where the average family will find all that extra money after they’ve paid the higher taxes the Romney-Ryan plan would require, Bachmann could not say. Possibly from their offshore accounts?

My guess is they borrow it from their parents.

SpeedoFart August 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Or sell some stocks.

Generation[redacted] August 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Under Romney's plan, students will pay less taxes on those stocks they sell to get them through college.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 31, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Our you could get all your fellow Harvard alums to hit up their rich friends and relatives to help you finance it.

Hifimikey August 31, 2012 at 3:09 pm

The shit doesn't fall to far from the bat…..Sure Michelle….

Mitt made more money last year when he was "unemployed" than the Obama's have TOGETHER IN BOTH OF THEIR LIFETIMES….

BTWBFDIMHO August 31, 2012 at 3:09 pm

My parents taught me not to make fun of stupid.

MOG2410 August 31, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Good home training!

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm

And yet you have posted comments here…, How?

Arborista August 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Not completely off topic, but I really do love Bernie Sanders an awful lot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDR-cGUYEEc

Jukesgrrl August 31, 2012 at 5:24 pm

He's my pretend husband. I cheat on him sometimes with my pretend boyfriend Sherrod Brown, but I always go back to Bernie.

sbj1964 August 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Americans don't hate Mitt for being rich.They hate him because how he got rich was by Fucking everyone else over.

SoBeach August 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

And then not having common decency to provide a reach-around by paying taxes.

montreal_bruin August 31, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Gotta disagree. Mittens got MORE rich by fucking everybody over.

Biff August 31, 2012 at 9:23 pm

True–he was born with more money than I made my entire career.

reliefsinn September 1, 2012 at 10:05 am

I know another Wonketeer posted this link, but here it is again, in case anyone missed it: http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-04-18/news/Mitt-
If someone asks me why I am voting for Obama after his "disappointing" first term, I am going to hand them a copy of this article.
That guy is evil on many, many levels.
As someone claims later on in the piece, Romney has absolutely no imagination.
The guy can't even fake compassion for his fellow man. I like to think that Obama, even though he has some money, and does many things I don't like, has some awareness and concern that there are people out of work, money, health insurance, and hope.

salt_bagel August 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Someone told me if you were legitimately wealthy then your body could shut that down.

kittensdontlie August 31, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Here's how I heard it: For legitimate wealth, the government shuts your taxes down, whereas for the opposite, you are opened up for more taxes.

Negropolis September 1, 2012 at 12:43 am

WIN

Baconzgood August 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm

*facepalm*

mavenmaven August 31, 2012 at 3:12 pm

She doesn't care about money. She only hates blacks, gays, and empty uteri.

FlownOver August 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Well, most gays. [Nudge, nudge]

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 3:12 pm

How does this woman dress herself in the morning?

fatbob54 August 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Marcus goes into his closet and finds something nice for her.

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Wouldn't he have to come out of the closet first?

Monsieur_Grumpe August 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Ha!

FlownOver August 31, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Tackily.

MOG2410 August 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

With great flair, using the skins of dead puppies.

grex1949 August 31, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Jesus picks out her outfits.

Lot_49 August 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm

When you have $7M, you have a house in a black neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, and a four-year lease with an option to renew on a big mixed-use facility in DC. When you have$250M, your La Jolla beach house will soon be tripled in size and get a car elevator.

IonaTrailer August 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Hyde Park is actually one of the oldest peacefully integrated communities in the nation. (not all blah)

Lot_49 August 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

You're right. I was Ryanating.

FlownOver August 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm

A verb both so useful and so cromulent deserves a drink.

Who's buying?

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Featuring the University of Chicago, full of many Asians and some white people, surrounded by buppies in Woodlawn, Kenwood and Bronzeville who just wanted to live near a Starbucks (myself included, back in the '00s). Some of those professor's mansions on Woodlawn Ave. are fucking North Shore opulent.

IonaTrailer August 31, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Back in the day, (1960's) Louis Farrakhan lived a couple blocks away from the Obama's house. My best friend lived on 49th and Greenwood and we used to see his henchmen standing around on each corner holding shotguns. Needless to say, no one fucked with Louis. Not even Chicago's finest.

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Did you at least buy some bean pies?!
http://www.multiculturalfamilia.com/2011/07/04/be

no_gravity August 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm

The worst part about this is that this statement doesn't even hit the top 10 stupid things Michelle Bachmann has said.

gullywompr August 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I think the word she was looking for was "uppity".

BaldarTFlagass August 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I'm back only three days and now this moron is back for the attack? Fuck, I'm not even turning my computer on at home this weekend.

Goonemeritus August 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm

The Obama’s grew up middleclass and have only had money for a short time. Romney was born on third base he can no more relate to the average American than Michelle can relate to a sane one.

SigDeFlyinMonky August 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Whisky Tango Foxtrot!?

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Did you see that blip on radar too?

BarackMyWorld August 31, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I wish she'd Sierra Tango Foxtrot Uniform.

Generation[redacted] August 31, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Lima Oscar Lima

Charlie_Foxtrot September 1, 2012 at 12:28 am

That woman's brain is a total Charlie Foxtrot

SorosBot August 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm

The Obamas also aren't proposing to change the tax code so that they would have to pay virtually no taxes anymore.

Antispandex August 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Flip-flop. A policy reversal, a shoe, and what my stomach does when I see Michele Bachmann.

johnnyzhivago August 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Look, for your average, everyday, Joe "lunch bucket in the yacht refrigerator" billionaire, Romney is just the better choice.

Callyson August 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

“Well, President Obama is extremely wealthy."

Yeah? How many offshore accounts does he have?

Bitch.

BTWBFDIMHO August 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

And look all those Messicans and Nicaragüeños sending money every week to their secret accounts in the Western Unions.

ChillBill August 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I see…Marcus is still fucking men.

Troubledog August 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I would do everything to that crazy lady.

Everything.

Warwhatgoodfor August 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Call me if you need more lube.

kittensdontlie August 31, 2012 at 3:23 pm

With Bachmann out giving interviews, who is guarding the asylum?

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Obviously, no one. She got out.

An_Outhouse August 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm

apparently no one because the inmate has escaped.

MissTaken August 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

the American people don’t hate President Obama because he’s a very wealthy individual.

For a man who has never had a job and was born in Kenya how did he get so much money?

SorosBot August 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm

The wingnuts will say it was just because of affirmative action – but they're not racists, no way!

Biff August 31, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Which is one reason they want their country back.

CthuNHu August 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Why does she hate success?

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I assumed from drug dealing or from mugging old people. Or did he own a rap label? Are there any other ways for black people to make money?

emmelemm August 31, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Basketball.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Touche!

ImForMitt! August 31, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Carjacking. I read it in the "Ron Paul Investment Letter".

Callyson August 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Also–I am getting sick of this "the voters resent Mitt Romney because of his money" line. No, the voters hate Mittens because of how he *made* his money on the backs of *other people's* hard work, as that Rolling Stone article earlier today illustrated (thanks for the link, Wonkette.)

Bitch.

deanbooth August 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

The thing that riles me the most is that an increase in taxes would have absolutely no effect on the quality of life for people like Romney. Their objection is only based on principle (selfishness). But there are millions of people for whom just 20 bucks a week can make a significant difference in their day-to-day life.

grex1949 August 31, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Furthermore, those "little people" in the 99% would actually SPEND the money on consumer durables (or waste on on bills and groceries, like Mrs. G-Rex likes to do) rather than ship it to the Caymans. The 1%, it turns out, are extremely short-sighted people.

DrunkIrishman August 31, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Michele Bachmann is extremely stupid.

Tundra Grifter August 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm

One thing she sure does know how to do is wring money from Republicans.

She's sitting on a multi-million dollar warchest, whining about how much money her opponent has, and the campaign contributions just keep rolling on in.

DrunkIrishman August 31, 2012 at 11:26 pm

That's what happens when you belong to a party with more mental midgets than yourself.

Negropolis September 1, 2012 at 12:48 am

In other news, water is wet.

Mumbletypeg August 31, 2012 at 3:25 pm

The sheer quantity of foster peeps she & Marcus went through makes sense now. Those poor kids spent just enough time in that quack-wacky household to know they were better off having never arrived. The pace of turnover must've been staggering. How could anyone stomach sitting through her saying the blessing at dinner much less 30 seconds of batshitty attempt to assess candidates' political viability?

BarackMyWorld August 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Everything is obviously backwards in Michele's mind: up is down, cuts are increases, and gay is straight (that means YOU, Marcus).

BTWBFDIMHO August 31, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Rmoney, your money, my money, Armani! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxX-QOV9tI

An_Outhouse August 31, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Let's see, Obama, smart guy, writes some books, people buy them because he's a talented dude.

Michele B., 'farmer' grifter, gets paid to warehouse stray children, occasionally prays away the gay for $$, is surprised that she makes so little ca$h because very few people want what she's offering.

Too bad for her that you can get amateur porn for free because Michele may have had a shot at that pre-Internet.

grex1949 August 31, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Oh, but don't forget she has the equivalent of a mail-order law degree (Oral Roberts University) and an L.L.M. in tax from William & Mary. What did she do with all that fancy tax larnin'? Went to work for the I.R.S. in the collections department. Nice.

OneDollarJuana August 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I keep wondering where all the dumb-as-a-post Democratic women are.

GeorgiaBurning August 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Twenty minutes with her must take 15 points off your IQ.

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I bet it is like a black hole. Any longer and you have no motor reflexes to pull away.

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm

If we line up a string of Snausages on the tile can we tempt her back to her padded cell?

anniegetyerfun August 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm

President Obama is wealthy, what do, or — what does he understand about the common man right now?

Well, if we are questioning if Obama can relate to the "common" man, then we should sure as fuck question if Romney can.

Mittens Howell, III August 31, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Actually, no. Not allowed to talk about that.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

But Romney has a series of algorithms that allow him to relate to the common man with an error rate of less than 5%.

SayItWithWookies August 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm

In the War of Ideas, Michele is the amateur suicide bomber who accidentally blows her house up.

BeefHardcake September 1, 2012 at 8:15 am

This is sheer brilliance.

Negropolis September 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm

How in the world did I miss this, yesterday. lol

Mittens Howell, III August 31, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Obama just wants to mail welfare checks to all of our Swiss bank accounts.

TribecaMike August 31, 2012 at 4:18 pm

The noive of that guy!

Mittens Howell, III August 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I think it's 'rich' when Michelle claims Marcus is her 'husband'.

ManchuCandidate August 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm

It seems Mish is really loving the new slogan for 2012: Vote GOPer because your (sic) stupid.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 31, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Wait, if Obama is wealthy, isn't he a job creator? Shouldn't Bachmann and the rest of the GOP get out of his way? Why do they hate job creators so much?

TheMightyHaltor August 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm

The GOP: more projection than an IMAX theater.

belmontreport August 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

She's just jealous, because Obama is worth $7 million while she's only worth about $3 million. CLASS WARFARE!

MonkeyMotion August 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Pretty please, can someone explain to me how this imbecile got elected — and then RE-elected — to public office?

Rod Serling? Anyone?

MissTaken August 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm

She's seen as 'hawt'.

Biff August 31, 2012 at 9:51 pm

So people actually "hit that", with votes?

Negropolis September 1, 2012 at 12:53 am

Forget it Monkey, it's Anokatown.

dennis1943 August 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm

We can be sure critical thinking did not produce this………

mrblifil August 31, 2012 at 3:57 pm

She forgot to mention that the GOP will also give everyone blow jobs for free. In fact she and her husband are taking the first few shifts.

DahBoner August 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Let's put all these wealthy people on a island with a couple of rusty knives (for cutting up their birthday cakes)….

Ducksworthy August 31, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Michele and Marcus are also quite wealthy but they did it the old fashioned way: crop subsidies and foster child farming.

OneYieldRegular August 31, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Exactly where the average family will find all that extra money after they’ve paid the higher taxes the Romney-Ryan plan would require, Bachmann could not say.

I'm planning to make money by gaming the state for foster child support and by running psychological counseling that exploits people struggling with their sexual orientation. I may also run for elected office, because, hey, free health care and a salary for not even showing up. And if these things bring me any attention, I'll can then sell myself out dispensing opinions on the TV news shows, 'cause that's where the real money can be made. What do the rest of you shiftless people have planned?

Wadisay August 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Next time I see this woman, I am looking forward to screaming "Two! Term! Pwesident!" at her.

upthruster August 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Michele's curse and Minnesota's damnation is that she can never leave MN's 6th district if she wants to hold office anymore. All the other states that would take her as a Rep. already have their own version of "cray-cray" in office.

DahBoner August 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Obama is so wealthly, he can afford to buy the whole watermelon.

Trump buys it by the slice….

mustangsavvy August 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm

"This woman does not need any silly props to work her magic."

No sir, she does not! Her brain is all the silly prop she needs.

grex1949 August 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm

With a little support, Jim Graves will defeat this nutcase. Jim Graves for Congress. http://jimgraves.com/
I know, I know, if she's defeated, we will not have Michele to kick around anymore, and she'll be missed. It's just that it would be nice if Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District had a voice in Congress, as opposed to the insane ramblings of Michele Bachmann for a change.

a_pink_poodle August 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Why do the Republicans hate success?

owhatever August 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I wish she would run for President.

docterry6973 August 31, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Well, she convinced me. You just can't argue with logic like that.

TribecaMike August 31, 2012 at 5:11 pm

The writing is on the wall, Bachmann, and it ain't mene mene tekel upharsin, unless that translates as your party's ass is grass.

Nostrildamus August 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Exactly where the average family will find all that extra money after they’ve paid the higher taxes the Romney-Ryan plan would require, Bachmann could not say.

I bet Marcus knows.

Biff August 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

My "pile" of literally tens of dollars doesn't provide much cushion, and I've got bruises on my elbows and knees. I hope Obamacare does something for that.

BarackMyWorld August 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm
spareme August 31, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I see she got her "talking points" email.. I fear we are in for 2 months of this bullshit.

TribecaMike August 31, 2012 at 8:35 pm

And now, a word from Neil deGrasse Tyson… http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/fi

bibliotequetress August 31, 2012 at 9:34 pm

There is obviously no difference in the life experience between the biracial child of a single mother who works her way through graduate school and wakes her son at 4 AM to tutor him because he's attending the only school she can afford — free- and who's kid works his way up in the world while still hanging on to his ethics in the face of hurricane level forces trying to derail him

and Mitt Romney

ttommyunger August 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm

First time I ever saw this silly twat's name and the word "Logic" in the same sentence. No doubt it will be the last time as well.

TribecaMike August 31, 2012 at 9:47 pm

We'll see when the new Texas School Board-approved textbooks come out.

ttommyunger August 31, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Complete with pop-ups, no doubt.

TribecaMike August 31, 2012 at 10:04 pm

lol I read a few months ago that Texas can't even afford to implement the school board's recent ludicrous recommendations.

ttommyunger August 31, 2012 at 10:08 pm

World's largest outdoor toilet.

Birdwatcher1 August 31, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Is she REALLY that dim? Is that even possible?

Negropolis September 1, 2012 at 12:56 am

She is a horrible human being, and I'm not sure how to snark this. Usually, I find saving graces in people, but I can't find them in her. There is no self-reflection; she gets worse as times moves on. She's too old for this bullshit.

labman57 September 1, 2012 at 1:38 am

Michele's logic is completely sound. Yes Romney is many times wealthier than the Obama, but that's not the point.

White people are supposed to be rich, whereas …

BeefHardcake September 1, 2012 at 8:18 am

It has to be refreshingly easy to be Michele Bachmann. You can just say anything, anything that comes into your head, and nobody in America will be surprised or really react in any way.

"AMERICA SHARIA TERRORISTS ARE GONNA BLOW UP YOUR LOCAL DENNY'S BECAUSE THEY HATE THE BIG SLAM BREAKFAST!"

"Awwww, isn't that nice, Fred, the crazy bug-eyed lady is saying stuff again."

Tricky_Dick September 6, 2012 at 11:50 am

Well, my husband Ms. Marcus is extremely gay….has been gay for years….oh wait

Peckerwood_Pete August 31, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Point well taken…. I guess it's only wrong to lie when the "other" party is doing it.

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Who would win a battle between Christie and Steve Balmer in his insane prime?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsboPUjrGc

rickmaci August 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Beyond Blubberdome. Two go in, one Caterpillar tractor tows them both out.

HistoriCat September 2, 2012 at 9:26 am

How have I never come across this before? I need to get out more.

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