It’s a lovely day for a tea party here in Washington, but I must say, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s “Superbowl of Freedom” Tea Party Protest isn’t exactly what I had in mind.
Politico reports that in a conference call last night, the GOP Congresswoman urged her fellow “freedom loving Americans” to “scare” the pants off members of Congress by marching into the Congressional office buildings today at high noon, pointing video cameras in Representatives’ faces, “look[ing] into the whites of their eyes” and begging them to vote “No” on healthcare reform. And here I thought Halloween had come and gone!
Fox News personalities have been tirelessly and aggressively promoting Bachmann’s nut party (excuse me, tea party), shattering any small illusion of unbiased reporting the network was attempting to maintain. Newt Gingrich actually pushed Bachmann’s protest on Twitter, and Bachmann appeared on Fox News Tuesday calling healthcare reform “the crown jewel of socialism” and referring to her tea party as the “Superbowl of Freedom”:
What really strikes me as ironic here is the fact that these “freedom-loving Americans” are planning a “Superbowl of Freedom” in order to strike down the public option. No option=more freedom? I wish someone would explain the logic there…
There’s one person who will definitely not be attending this tea party (aside from myself), and that’s Bachmann’s former Chief of Staff, Michelle Marston, who spontaneously resigned this week. Marston refused to comment on the issue, but an anonymous Republican lawmaker told Politico Wednesday, “When your Captain’s crazy, it’s time to find a new ship.”
Indeed, anonymous Republican lawmaker, that might be the one thing you and I can agree on.