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Bachmann Introduces 1st Bill In New Congress: Not Sandy Relief Or VAWA, But Obamacare Repeal

by David Badash on January 4, 2013

in News,Politics,War on Women

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Failed GOP presidential candidate and Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann Thursday introduced the first bill into the new, 113th Congress, and it wasn’t the Violence Against Women Act, it wasn’t a bill to fund relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Bachmann introduced a bill to repeal Obamacare — for the 34th time.

The sheer and utter nerve, gall, and tone deafness of Michele Bachmann is legendary, but this may be one of her most egregious offenses.

READ: Michele Bachmann’s Top Ten Anti-Gay Quotes

Once Hurricane Sandy became Superstorm Sandy, and once Superstorm Sandy ended, well over 100 people in the U.S. were dead, well over $60 billion in damage was done, and yet Michele Bachmann and the Republican Party — even after GOP Governor Chris Christie‘s epic and warranted meltdown attacking John Boehner on Wednesday — believed the American people, especially those in Minnesota, sent her to Congress to take healthcare away from American citizens.


The Republican Party is growing increasingly away from the citizenry, growing more extreme, and shrinking in power and respectability as a result. Their abject ignoring of the will of the people is disgusting.

READ: Boehner, Cantor Kill Decades-Old Violence Against Women Act

“House Republicans have unsuccessfully voted 33 times in the last two years to eliminate health care reform and wasted at least 88 hours and $50 million, while failing to pass a single piece of job creation legislation in the last session of Congress,” Adam Peck at Think Progress writes:

Dozens of Republicans, including 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, ran against Obamacare, yet the party suffered losses every step along the way. The Supreme Court upheld the law, House repeal efforts went nowhere in the Democratically-controlled Senate, and President Obama has pledged to veto any effort to rescind the measure. Even newly reelected Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was compelled to admit in November that Obamacare is now the law of the land (though he later backed away from his own comments and pledged to do everything in his power to undermine it).

But House Republicans are apparently not quite ready to give up the fight. At this rate, they could be on track to becoming even less productive than the least productive Congress in U.S. history.

Millions of Americans and hundreds of cities and towns cannot recover from Hurricane Sandy because the GOP failed its number one job: to protect and support Americans in times of crisis. The Republicans clearly care only about GOP politics and, as NJ Governor Christie said, “palace intrigue.” Passing a bill to fund relief efforts is, apparently, not of great import. 68 days after Sandy, not a penny has been allocated to help rebuild.

READ: House GOP: No Time For Sandy Relief Or Women’s Violence Bill, But Time To Fund DOMA Defense

Millions of women every year are subject to violence, including rape. The Violence Against Women Act affords local and state governments resources to protect these women. Which is why the GOP wants the law to die.

Bachmann won re-election by 4000 votes. It’s pretty much a guarantee it’s her last term in Congress.


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BearFlagCitizen January 4, 2013 at 8:49 am

Maybe it's just me, but states and districts who have these wingnut Tea Party congressmen and senators should have all Federal funding pulled from their State/District. I mean, that's what they want, right? So give it to them. This also means they should not get any Federal aid for disasters or emergencies. Hope the voters in Bachman's State/District can get along on their own.

2Frank2 January 5, 2013 at 4:38 am

your such a tease. Tea party or not, Bachmann or not, implied in this no federal taxes or mandates or obama! Let's do it.

garthkitty January 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

OMG, stop already you hasbeen. Enough! We don't want to heaar from you again!

Robroberts2013 January 5, 2013 at 1:30 am

She and her queeny "husband" Marcus need to go far, far away. What is the purpose of trying to repeal Obamacare? Is she evil, stupid, or both?

labman57 January 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Bachmann is a Weapon of Mental Delusion, as evidenced in her apparent belief that she had any chance to be the 2012 Republican nominee for POTUS.

Acknowledging that Michele rarely does her homework and has never been one to let reality get in the way of her hyperbolic rhetoric, it is not surprising that she insists that the ACA is unconstitutional, despite the recent decision of the SCOTUS to the contrary.

I would really like to see someone actually challenge Bachmann during an interview by making her defend the long shopping list of baseless accusations and reality-devoid proclamations that she has made during the past several years.

Typical exchange between Michele and an interviewer:
“So Congresswoman Bachmann, tell us about your views regarding the health care reform legislation that Congress passed in 2009.”
“Obamacare is socialism …”, followed by a wide grin and bug-eyed stare at the camera. And when asked to elaborate, she’ll reply “Obamacare is socialism …” while grinning and giving another creepy stare.

Michele Bachmann’s banal, nonsensical rhetoric is 40% demagoguery, 20% paranoid delusion, and 40% the result of being an ignorant dumb ass.

labman57 January 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm

House Republicans periodically need to engage in a session of political masturbation to relieve the pent-up stress created the internal bickering and turmoil of their dysfunctional party.

I'm sure they all feel much better now.

StanleyJames January 7, 2013 at 3:53 am

what else would you expect of an evangleist = who have a treaty with the vatican about protecting life.

BTW isnt evagnelist generally a replacement name for the southern baptists who renamed themselves to get away from their history of supporting slavery and segregation.

B!tch belongs in a mental institution. Let her share a padded cell with a lesbian and sell the porno in which they engage to help pay for the bread ane water she gets.

lolkthx March 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm

The word evangelist has nothing to do with whether or not you are Baptist or Methodist. An evangelist is simply one who wishes to convert others to Christianity. So no, it is NOT a replacement name for any religion. I don't disagree about her belonging in a mental institution, but if you're going to comment at least know the actual meaning of the words you use.

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