Michele Bachmann “very excited” about the government shutdown, “It’s exactly what we wanted”

Republicans have wanted a government shutdown since before President Obama took office and none epitomize that as much as Michele Bachmann, because she’s crazy that’s why. Before it was reported tonight that House Republicans voted once more to defund Obamacare, while risking America’s economy, Michele Bachmann said she was “very excited” about the prospect.

She further said, “It’s exactly what we wanted, and we got it.”









And she wasn’t alone.

Rep. John Abney (R-Texas) said, “It’s wonderful,” while clapping his hands to emphasize the point. “We’re 100 percent united!”
Culberson added, “Ulysses S. Grant said, ‘Quit worrying about what Bobby Lee’s doing and let’s focus on what we are doing,  We are focusing on what we need to do and not worrying about what the other guy is going to do. .?.?. That’s how Ulysses S. Grant won the war.”

The Washington Post reports, “Outside groups that lifted many of these lawmakers into office praised Saturday’s move as the kind of action that had originally drawn their support. Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, on Saturday applauded Republicans “for their courage and their refusal to be cowed by the Senate and the president.”

More on Bachmann.

In an interview published today on the conspiracy-theory-happy website WorldNetDaily, Rep. Michele Bachmann likens President Obama to a crack dealer, accusing him of trying to “get Americans addicted to the crack cocaine of dependency on more government health care.”

Right wing watch reports, “The Minnesota congresswoman, who has alleged that Obamacare denies healthcare to conservatives, implements death panels and “literally kills” people, even tried to link health insurance exchanges to supposed ACORN-esque voter fraud in which non-existent people will sign up for insurance to make money.”

That’s a small example of today’s Republican Party. Their pathetic display of juvenility will harm others. The lunatics are running the asylum.

The GOP: Party first, country last.

Remember this in 2014.

There’s a lot more here. 

  • Guest

    I hope they be just as happy when the Tea Taliban leaders are punished for treason and punished one way or another. I see jobs for gallows builders in the future.

    • That Guy

      Job? I’ll build them for free.

      • Heaven Northrop

        I will help!

        • grannieannie2

          I don’t know what I can do to help, but perhaps I could bring you builders coffee and sandwiches.

          • MarcoZandrini

            Extra strong coffee wth a bit of half & half for me!

            I have a hammer
            And I’ll swing in the morning
            All over the gallows
            It’s the hammer of justice
            It’s the nail of freedom
            All over this land!

            My apologies to Peter, Paul and Mary (RIP).

          • DaddyO_969

            I think Pete Guthrie wrote that during the Depression of the 30s.

          • Ron Grayson

            Woody Guthrie. You morphed him with Pete Seeger.

      • zane1

        I’ll bring the wood.

  • tiredoftea

    “…Rep. Michele Bachmann likens President Obama to a crack dealer, accusing him of trying to “get Americans addicted to the crack cocaine of dependency on more government health care.”

    Only in the delusional world of the extreme right and Bachmann’s incredibly non-functioning brain, can that possibly be a bad thing. This country sure doesn’t want more people to not have to face bankruptcy because of high medical bills that should have been covered by their private health insurance company. To be covered for wellness screenings, to be covered for pre-existing conditions, etc., etc..

    No, in Bachmann’s and the TP’s imaginary Randian world we are all on our own and at the mercy of insurance cartels that are reaping in billions while denying care to the people who were depending on them when they paid their premiums.

    She really needs to get laid, or something. And, we need to take back our Congress from her and the other loons who are masquerading as the people’s representatives.

    • Sprout

      I don’t think old Marcus Bachmann is up to the task! lol

  • neworleans878

    800,000 people won’t be going to work tomorrow.

    800,000 people will not be earning tomorrow.

    800,000 people will be eating into their savings, or closer to going under because they can’t afford the rent or mortgage, or food. Or anything else.

    800,000 people having much less to spend in a consumer driven economy.

    800,000 people.

    800,000 people.

    And these idiots are excited?

    They’re so far from reality, it’s sickening.

    F*ck all of them.

    • mea_mark

      800,000 people that probably won’t vote for the republicans ever again. There is always a bright side.

      • regressive white trash reli

        and the regressives at the tea party ( SEE: FOX “news”) will now claim those 800,000 are moochers for cashing their government checks

    • ayungclas

      800,000 people that will have several days work to catch up on when they get back. The citizens that they take care of frustrated. Rafael Jr. giggling because he got his way and didn’t have to hold his breath. Karma is just waiting to make her entrance.

  • mrsgunka

    That woman is looney tunes! Why do they even let her stay in Congress when she’s a felon? We are being held hostage by a bunch of kindergarteners.

    • Heaven Northrop

      Hey that is an insult to Kindergartners!! LOL

    • Jezebelj Ferrentino

      kindergarteners are smarter… its more like we are being held hostage by a bunch of poopy diaper infants, crying and throwing a fit because they know mommy will come running.

  • Darque Wing

    Sort of sad that these people have done more damage to America than any of the enemies we’ve faced in two centuries of warfare. Only the Civil War compares.

    • David Edward Martin

      Which is fitting as the Red States that are the Far Right’s powerbase were also the Confederate States. They are STILL fighting the Civil War !

      • Darque Wing

        Of course. They haven’t even changed most of the rhetoric: the federal government is evil, states’ rights, black people. This is the Know-Nothing party all over again.

  • Kenton Forshee

    And the terrorists celebrate.

    • Jaded

      Kind of like after the WTC got hit………..

  • Betty Eyer

    And they are probably going to be surprised when the populace turns against them. I am seeing comments against the GOP at about 10 to 1 vs Democrats on this topic. People are blaming the Tea Party, as they should. In fact, most of the strategic advisers to the GOP said not to do this.

  • Chris Daroczy

    This is an act of War by the Republican Party against the United States of America. When I saw the tape of them discussing this plan to shutdown our Government in 2009 I realized this is not an idealogical stance but a pre-planned attack. The Republican Representatives in the House of Representatives are TERRORISTS in the every sense of the word. They are no different than Timothy McVeigh,Edward Snowden, Jullian Assange, or any of the people who attacked us on 9/11/2001. The Republican Caucus in the House of Representatives should lose all rights afforded to them by the Constitution of the United States and should be ARRESTED as enemy combatants and be sent to Guantanamo Bay!!!

  • zane1

    Who needs enemies when you have treasonous traders like this band of fools. All this joy because 800,000 workers will not be getting a paycheck why….because they don’t want Americans who have not had health insurance through no fault of their own to be able to get any, It’s all terribly depressing.

    • toodog

      I dont want to pay for their health insurance. .. get your own

      • Skip Moreland

        That is the whole point of the aca, to get people to buy their own insurance.

        • toodog

          Correct, and it should be my choice to buy or not. I dont want it.

      • Stephen Johnson

        You ALREADY pay for the health care of people without insurance through higher premiums when the uninsured go to the emergency room (the most expensive place to get heath care) because that is the one place they cannot be denied treatment.

        • toodog

          Really? And you think that premium wont go up?

    • Susan Thornton

      Not only the 800,000 on furlough, but all the businesses that rely on those folks or on the traffic in National Parks. The domino effect in the economy is bad, but the worst thing about this whole shutdown is that these pro-lifers allowed WIC funding to get cut. Since people who need WIC to feed their small children don’t, by definition, have savings, and can’t, by law, save their WIC coupons (they must be used within specific timeframes), that means these pre-born-baby lovers are willing to let living babies starve, for the supposed principle of stopping a program that started at the exact time their shutdown did. Calling Franz Kafka!!

  • David Matthew Feldman

    should be interesting when these same people that voted for the tea party start getting affected if the shutdown lasts more than a week.

  • styker27

    The thing that this idiot don’t realize is that midterm election is coming up and majority of Americans are fed up with the House and the Senate. That means that a lot of people are going to loose their seats in the up coming elections. I forsee more people being involved with midterm election 2014 than before

    • Alan Joseph

      It won’t matter. I live in Wisconsin. The Republican governor pays inmates to falsely accuse the jail chaplain because she doesn’t go to his church? Members of her church vote for him. The Republican governor steals money from donations to a war orphans’ fund? Veterans, war widows, and war orphans vote for him. The town has 10,000 registered voters? The democrat gets 6112 votes, the Republican gets 13,000 votes, and the courts see nothing wrong with this. The democrat wins by 3000 votes? A small town that had reported a surprisingly high voter turnout of 52% suddenly finds three garbage bags full of votes that had been misplaced, raising the town’s voter turnout to 98% as the count 3100 Republican votes -precisely the number needed to win, and not one more. It won’t change.

  • Andrew Risenhoover

    Glad? They put thousands of people out of a job, whether its temporary or not, this is UNPAID time, our country isn’t suffering enough poverty? I hope the get their heads out of their collective asses soon before they ruin too many lives.

    • nyldy

      They don’t care about poverty, so long as corporations line their personal pockets with cash and perks. I bet if any of them actually had to experience it, their head would explode.

      • Rockycomet

        Don’t you think it interesting and vile that Congress created a claus that insures they still get payed in the event of a Gov’t shutdown. Considering they worked 9 days in Sept and made 18k for their effort is sickening while the R’s terminated foodstamps for those in need and celebrated.
        Now they’re celebrating undermining the country as a whole. Its called sedition and treason…….

  • Brogan

    Per the CONSTITUTION in which Republicans all claim to worship…there are 3 equal branches of government and a court of law. Obamacare is the law. Your party only holds 1 branch of the government. These wackos actions are Anti-Constitution and Anti-American. Win elections if you want to change the law.

    • gemma liar

      if U mention that to them they bring up Benghazi,,,,or solyndra

  • John Jaie Palmero

    THIS is the Republican party. Time to recall all those involved in this travesty.

  • jkarov

    the twitching brain stump known as Michelle Bachmann is such a hypocrite, since her own family gets federal farm subsidies.

    She’s the one that stood in front of Congress and preached that carbon dioxide was a prduct of nature, and is natural, so it’s no big deal. “It occurs in earth!!”

    Sure honey, so are anthrax, ebola, and snakebites. They’re natural too, so let’s get some!

  • Charles Shaffer

    “It’s exactly what we wanted and we got it!” Well I guess that puts an end to any debate about who caused the shutdown.

    • SobawRF

      If you actually read the article she was “very excited” about the house vote to defund Obamacare. Her comment had nothing to do with shutting down the government.

  • blackbower

    the ravages of mental illness are not pretty. we should not mock this poor unfortunate, but try to guide her to proper diagnosis and treatment. perhaps some sort of conversion therapy for people who don’t want to be assholes but seem to have been born, inseparable from the role. not naming names, michelle.

    • Martine J Fillion

      Would that not be covered by Obamacare? is mental illness treatments covered?>>

  • Enrique Lopez

    Can we recall the tea for making people bat shit crazy?

  • James Chadwick

    As a none American, can someone explain something to me. It appears that the Republicans despise democracy and just do what ever they can to mess up Obama never mind how much damage it does to the country they are supposed to love?

    • Dave R.

      Gee, let me take a crack at this. Think about this for just a second. Government run healthcare in the USA is going to be so incredibly rewarding that ….. ” THE CONGRESS IS OPTING OUT OF IT “

  • http://heppekatten.blogspot.com/ Roger Pedersen

    The lunatics has taken over the asylum and chucked out their minders.. Congratulations, Congress..

  • maraith

    I thought she was leaving Congress. Get her out.

    • Rockycomet

      She will be in office untill 2014 and won’t be running because she knows the humiliating defeat she will get. People in her state aren’t as dumb as she represents. They learn from their mistakes and are tired of the humiliation she has caused them………….

  • MrCre8ive

    America is DOOMED!

  • nyldy

    As an American, I cannot explain it to you, and wish someone would explain it to me!

  • MrCre8ive

    Ok I have a serious ? HOW can one become two, two become 100, 100 become 10 million? HOW can the 70%, that we keep hearing about, that appose this childish behavior from our so called “leaders” stand together, over come the giant money machine that really leads this country and shut them down?

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.lynch.1972 Chris Lynch

    She’s one dumb woman. People in her state must be complete idiots.

    • tiredoftea

      They did elect a former wrestler as their governor, so there’s the proof!

    • Zach Roebuck

      I’m from MN. Trust me her actions represent a tiny portion of our population. A good majority of us find her to be a disgrace to our state. Like your initial thought, she makes everyone assume we are crazy.

  • Jim Hill

    Actually, I’m pretty sure it was Lee Hayes who was in The Weavers with Pete Seeger.

  • Janet Cooper

    Reminds me of that “Star Trek” episode where the children took over the Enterprise…

  • Shawn McAllister

    She is really out of it if she thinks shutting down our government is a good thing.

    Boehner does not get it! The American people voted for Our President Obama 2 times! We want to move forward. We need health care. We do not need a government shutdown! Please get this man out of office and get back to business!

  • Classic Liberal
  • Rockycomet

    Republicans don’t despise democracy they see it in a different way than reality. Democracy for them is them being in power and imposing their skewed vision of existence on the masses. They abide as their corporate masters decree. They use the same tactics that despots have historically used through out history to gain or retain power. Harry S Truman quotes provide a view of the republican mentality that obviously hasn’t changed:

    “Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing. They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”

  • Rockycomet

    You don’t have to. Nothing will change if you already have your own insurance. If you don’t you pay a premium for using emergency room services……

    • toodog

      Thats not true, if I choose to not have insurance I get fined. So I don’t have a choice.

      • Jezebelj Ferrentino

        and we dont want to pay when you end up in the emergency room and default on your bills, raising our premiums on our bought healthcare, when the healthcare company decides its not making enough profit because its paying for people like you to skip out on your bills..

  • Gary R Ryan

    You gotta give ’em credit for admitting it; unless, of course, they are just so arrogant that they don’t know the harm they are doing.

  • Jezebelj Ferrentino

    Congress also makes enough money that they can afford to pay for their own insurance either way… soo your argument is kinda invalid.