Michelle Bachmann directed her storm-trooper mob to run amok in the halls of Congress today, to “scare” Congress members into stopping the health reform bill. “I think that will absolutely scare these members of Congress so much that Pelosi will not get the votes and it will kill the bill. I think it could be dead for 10 years. Why won’t we? Why won’t we go for broke?” She specifically wants the “anger” directed at the Speaker, Pelosi.
Let me cover the high points again.
A sitting member of Congress rounded up a mob and directed them to frighten the Speaker – second in line to the presidency – and the rest of Congress, with the aim of intimidating our lawmakers into changing their policy, to conform with the demands of the mob. That is nothing less than an overt attempt to overthrow the rule of law, and replace our current system of government with mob rule.
Just imagine if the shoe had been on the other foot. Say it’s 2002, and angry Democrats want to stop Congress from authorizing Bush to go into Iraq. Let’s say some skeery ACORN-looking folks like Charlie Rangel lead a mob through the halls of Congress, intending to intimidate Speaker Hastert into stopping the march to war. What do you think the Republicans would have done? They would have gone insane and declared martial law.
But it’s okay if a Republican does it.