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Posted at 8:24 AM ET, 01/26/2011

GOP gets two for the price of one

By Lindsay Curren

Tea Party Congressional darling Michelle Bachmann (R-Mn.), is taking liberties tonight that I've never seen a phantom American Socialist, Communist, or even a real Greenie take. She's an official Republican, not a (TP-Mn.) and yet she gets to deliver the two in the one-two punch from Republicans as the minority response to President Obama's 2011 State of the Union address, Tea Party style.

Isn't this delicious. "I'm a Republican yet I'm speaking for a wholly different party altogether."

As Scooby-Do would say, "Rrrr-rrr-rrrr-wha?"

While Bachmann has done a lovely job of pinning joblessness on government, she ought to look to not only her own backers, and the muddled Tea Party's own moneybag funders to pinpoint that place where joblessness is most culpable: big business. Big business is wholly beholden to quarterly shareholders. That's why our big business leaders have stripped ordinary Americans of jobs and shipped them offshore to workers who will schlepp round the clock for pennies on the dollars.

Don't get me started on Bachmann pointing to the government as the bulwark against energy in America.

If Bachmann really wants progress in the country, she'll begin with a stone cold hard look in the mirror, asking herself if she would recognize honesty if it landed on her lap. Her particular brand of schizophrenic party allegiance and a kind of double-speak to rival George Orwell's 1984 lexicon is something to behold. It's like a televised version of Hieronymous Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights" but without the millennial context. In a tweet its: #bunk.

By Lindsay Curren  | January 26, 2011; 8:24 AM ET
Categories:  State of the Union 2011  
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When someone declares that race, creed, gender, or religion made no difference in America from the beginnings of the country, and that our founders worked tirelessly to end slavery, you know that person would not recognize honesty if it fell into her lap. Bachmann is what she is - no hope for her being anything else.

Posted by: hitpoints | January 26, 2011 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Bachmann is the perfect leader of a movement that is certain government and the Democrats are the reason for every bad thing in this country and then makes up facts to fit their scenario.

Why do these clowns get all the ink when we have smart, rational thinkers an the left and right who deal in facts? Bachmann and the tea party make me want to make sure my passport is current because if they carry the day, America will become Detroit and Mississippi combined.

Posted by: Trakker | January 26, 2011 10:38 AM | Report abuse

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