This week my Daily Dickheads have all been low-hanging fruit, mostly because I was somewhat pressed for time this past weekend and didn’t have the time to do a ton of reading and research. So, I’ve had to go after people like Michele Bachmann and Rush Limbaugh, two people that I consider low-hanging dick fruit. (Insert testicle joke here).
The two shows I always try not to miss on the weekends are Meet The Press and 60 Minutes. Out of the two, Meet The Press is always easy fodder if you’re looking for a dickhead and, well true to form, they had dickheads-a-plenty on the program last weekend.
But let’s be clear, it almost doesn’t matter who else is on the show when there’s an appearance by Queen Asshole herself, Michele Bachmann. Bachmann is the most scary, dangerous, and truly bizarre lawmaker in Washington; which is really saying a lot. The bitch is more than a couple of pancakes short of a stack, loco, cuckoo, loony, and D) all of the above.
With Bachmann, you get the sense that it never really matters what the answer to a question is because she’s always going to respond mesmerized with memorized talking-points, and last weekend was no different. No matter how many different questions David Gregory asked her, Bachmann’s answer always included a variation of ‘Well, I don’t know about that, David…but what I DO know, is that the President needs to give the $105 Billion that he hid in Obamacare.’
Note: The $105 Billion that Bachmann is talking about was already appropriated IN the healthcare legislation which means a few things: 1) Bachmann didn’t read the bill 2) Bachmann is being deceptive and 3) She’s a liar. Need more proof? Just see what some of her fellow Republicans are saying about the same issue:
‘Alec Vachon, a former Republican congressional staffer:
“It’s a bill — the text is public! Is Congresswoman Bachmann saying there are no House Republicans, members or staff, who can read a bill?” [Politifact, 3/8]
Steve Ellis, Taxpayers for Common Sense:
“I’m not saying that everybody knew everything that was in the health care bill, because it’s almost impossible to do that. But it was documented that the money was in there. Shame on them if they didn’t know that.” [Politifact, 3/8]
Senior GOP Official:
A senior GOP official also told Fox News that “there are revenue streams” mandated for most of the programs, but they don’t add up to $105 billion as Bachmann claims. “It’s wrong,” the official said, adding that, besides, “no Congress can bind a future Congress.” The official also disputed the charge that the money was hidden. [FOX, 3/8]’
There’s been a lot of coverage about Bachmann’s latest deception, but my favorite was on Chris Matthews’ show on Monday. Watch it below: