Michele Bachmann wants to “spank” President Obama. Correction: She wants Congress to do it for her.
Bachmann’s kinky scenario came in an interview with WorldNetDaily in which she opined that Republicans should halt immigration reform in order to prevent President Obama from somehow creating a Democrat choke-hold on the American voting process.
She said that the GOP “could actually lose the gavel in 2014” if they allow immigration reform to pass. This is because President Obama could just “wave his magic wand before 2014 and he’d say now all of the new, legal Americans are going to have voting rights.”
The problem is, as The Huffington Post points out, that kind of power doesn’t really exist. She says that President Obama’s 2012 decision to give 300,000 young people reprieve from deportation threats was proof that such power did exist, but it doesn’t. It allowed them to work legally in the U.S., attend school, and obtain driver’s licenses.
But to Bachmann, preventing President Obama from creating laws that give Democrats a majority in American politics can only be done by serving him a “spanking.”
“I’m not crying wolf here,” she said.
“This is working for the president. It’s not working for the American people, but, hey, it’s great by him. He has a perpetual magic wand and nobody’s given him a spanking yet and taken it out of his hand. That’s what Congress needs to do — give the president a major wake-up call. And the way we spank the president is we do it through the checkbook. We’re the ones who say, ‘No, you can’t have the money.’ What’s wrong with us?”
Remember when politics were about people? Yeah, me neither. The GOP is probably better off embracing immigration reform and then appealing to new Hispanic voters on traditional values. But who am I to suggest such a thing is possible?
Do you agree with Michele Bachmann? Does President Obama need a “spanking”?
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