Daily Archives: February 17, 2011
Moonbat-crazy Michele Bachman, a Teapublican Rep. from Minnesota, is shooting off her mouth yet again. The potential (but doomed) presidential candidate appeared with radical right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday’s show and feigned shock that First Lady Michelle Obama would once again advocate on behalf of healthy children. Apparently, Bachmann hates healthy children.
Recently, Michelle Obama continued her efforts to reduce childhood obesity by promoting breast feeding. Additionally, the IRS has just announced that the cost of nursing supplies that aide in the practice will be tax-deductible. The First Lady explained to reporters last week, “We also want to focus on the important touch points in a child’s life. And what we’re learning now is that early intervention is key. Breastfeeding. Kids who are breastfed longer have a lower tendency to be obese.” Her spokeswoman Kristina Schake added, “Breastfeeding is a very personal choice for every woman. We are trying to make it easier for those who choose to do it.”
Sounds reasonable doesn’t it? Ms. Obama would like to encourage mothers to breastfeed their children so that they can potentially cut into the child obesity epidemic and the children can then live healthier adult lives. Furthermore, she would like to make it easier (i.e. less costly) for mothers to continue the practice by means of providing tax relief equal to the cost of the required supplies. A win-win. Healthier children and tax relief! Sounds like a plan right out of the tax-cutting, family-values Tea Party handbook.
But wait! We have a dilemma here. Another Teapublican rule is that members must oppose anything and everything promoted by the Obama administration regardless of its merit. Michele Bachmann is the Tea Party champion when it comes to obstinence. If Barack Obama suddenly switched parties and became a Republican, Bachmann would become a Democrat. How else can you explain her shocking opposition to this proposed tax relief? In her typical over-the-top and nonsensical language, Bachmann said that the Obama breastfeeding initiative amounts to a “new definition [of] the nanny state.” She told Ingraham,
“This is very consistent with where the hard left is coming from. For them, government is the answer to every problem. I’ve given birth to five babies and I breast fed every single one of these babies.To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies? You wanna talk about the nanny state, I think you just got a new definition.”
Fade in, the sound of crickets. Michelle Bachmann makes as much sense as Sarah Palin did when, on her reality TV show, the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska criticized the First Lady for advocating a healthy diet. Bachmann, Palin and their ilk are simply imbeciles. They fail to understand that when the government promotes a healthy life-style, it is not forcing or coercing members of the public to engage in one. When Predident John F. Kennedy famously said, “ask what you can do for your country”, he was not forcing America’s youth to seek government employment. Indeed, the government’s promotion of a healthy lifestyle is no different than the government’s issuance of storm preparation procedures prior to a hurricane. In these instances the government is simply looking out for the people’s best interests by suggesting (not commanding) a plan of action.
Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin could each use a refresher course in junior-high civics.
Bonus: If you would like to read how Michele Bachmann was finally forced to admit that the Republican House has no ability to defund the new health care reform law after she lied all through election season that it could be defunded, click here.
Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.
Foxy Lady song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnkYatAT7NE
(sung to the Jimi Hendrix song “Foxy Lady”)
These two, they’re a couple of smart-fakers
But they’re just a couple of hate-mongers
Fox makes them feel at home
Do they have any charm? No!
But they’re on all the time, prime-time
Ooh, Foxy ladies
Palin, she’s just so spiteful and mean
She makes us wanna get up and scream
And Michele Bachmann now
Has just lost her mind
They’re both just wasting all our precious time
But Fox thinks they’re fine, so fine
They’re so dumb
Yeah, just listen to them drone
As they sound they’re alarms, Whoa
Fox says they are so fine, prime-time
They’re just dumb ladies
We’d love to forget ya
You’re both no good
You’re both so dumb
You’re spreadin’ fear. Yikes
Night and day on Foxy