I’m starting to believe Michelle Bachmann isn’t actually a real politician at all, but instead, an unusually gifted performance artist who’s engaged in a brilliant post-modern parody of an insane wingnut.
Over the weekend, she gave a radio interview to Assrocket, and here’s how she describes her blogging and social media outreach as a member of Congress.
"I’m a foreign correspondent on enemy lines and I try to let everyone back here in Minnesota know exactly the nefarious activities that are taking place in Washington."
This is beyond unhinged. It sounds like a press release from Stormfront.
Let’s imagine for a moment the Faux News/National Review/InstaMalkin/RedState freak out if, say, Debbie Wasserman Schultz gave a radio interview with Kos in 2005 and referred to the Bush administration and the GOP congress as an evil, foreign enemy.
How loud and non-stop would the drumbeat of right-wing outrage get before she’d be forced to apologize on the House floor?
But that’s the thing about the right-wing. They engage in this kind of political hate speech so often, it literally goes unnoticed when one of their sitting members of Congress calls the President "the enemy."
Be nice if the Speaker or someone over there in the House demanded an apology. But I won’t hold my breath.