Bachmann Introduces First Pointless Bill of Session

Michele Bachmann wasted no time in submitting the first pointless bill of the 113th congress, a bill to “repeal Obamacare in its entirety.” Because nearly three dozen votes to do the same thing in the last session, none of which changed anything at all, just weren’t enough.

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  • marcus

    First! pointless bill I mean.

  • A Hermit

    The biggest disappointment of the November vote was that Bachmann didn’t get the boot.

    It’s frightening that there are people who actually want her to represent them …

  • D. C. Sessions

    How does this compare to the bill to prohibit the Administration from minting the infamous trillion-dollar platinum coin?

  • azportsider

    There’s something seriously wrong in Bachmann’s head. Makes me glad to be 2000 miles from her.

  • Michael Heath

    A Hermit writes:

    It’s frightening that there are people who actually want her to represent them …

    I wonder what percentage of her voters are aware of her wackiness. Her lunacy may not get the media attention in her district that it gets nationally that’s targeted towards those who follow the culture war.

  • regexp

    This is her thing. During her time in the MN Senate – she would repeatably submit anti-gay bills during the session while they were trying to figure out a budget. There was no chance of passing but she kept during it and wasted everyone’s time.

  • cswella

    I wonder what percentage of her voters are aware of her wackiness

    I’m sure to them, they just see that’s she’s an attractive conservative christian female who hates obama. And that’s all they care about.

  • http://dododreams.blogspot.com/ John Pieret

    Whet’s the old saying? “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.”

    Now, for most politicians this is just posturing but given the other evidence we have on Michelle, it may be that she thinks the three dozen and first time is the charm.

  • John Hinkle

    Michele Bachmann’s to do list:

    1) Submit bill to repeal ObamaCare.

    2) Take the rest of the day off.

  • Michael Heath

    John Pieret writes:

    Whet’s the old saying? “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.”

    Now, for most politicians this is just posturing but given the other evidence we have on Michelle, it may be that she thinks the three dozen and first time is the charm.

    Rep. Bachmann’s religious beliefs are nutty enough she might believe God will answer her prayer on this one. But I’d bet more on the fact she’s sees only upside reintroducing this bill and similar ones when it comes to her national fundraising efforts and reinforcing her Christianist credentials, where I bet such efforts are effective when it comes to the demographic niche she markets herself towards. Consider the incredible amount of money she raises outside her district, largely based on the free PR she gets doing and saying zany shit which then gets covered by the national media.

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    Michael Heath:

    I believe her district is a suburb of Minneapolis, I’m fairly certain her constituents have access to the national media. Given how much effort she puts into getting herself on TV, I find it hard to believe her constituents aren’t aware of how nutty she is. She won re-election by a very narrow margin, despite spending something in the order of 12 times as much as her opponent did on advertising.

    She is beloved by her social conservative base and that seems to be enough for her to squeak through in a very gerrymandered district.

    What aggravates me is that she doesn’t seem to take the actual work of Congress seriously. Beyond submittinh pointless bills about her pet issues and self-promotion, what has she actually accomplished in office?

  • Didaktylos

    @#9 – Item 3: recycle list for tomorrow

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    The first in what will, no doubt, be a very extensive list.

  • Michael Heath

    A Hermit writes:

    It’s frightening that there are people who actually want her to represent them …

    I responded:

    I wonder what percentage of her voters are aware of her wackiness. Her lunacy may not get the media attention in her district that it gets nationally that’s targeted towards those who follow the culture war.

    cswella responds:

    I’m sure to them, they just see that’s she’s an attractive conservative christian female who hates obama. And that’s all they care about.

    I think the set you describe comfortably resides within the set A Hermit referenced. I was referencing a different set of her voters that don’t overlap with the set A Hermit references. That different set would be those who are not aware of her absurd words and actions which are closely covered nationally by those who cover the culture war beat; perhaps because it’s her lunacy isn’t covered by the local media in her district. What is that share of her voting base?

    However, cswella raises a third set which fits in both previously mentioned sets; so knowing that share would also be interesting.

  • baal

    From having talked with actual people who voted for her, they focus on she’s a republican vote and will not cross party lines. When you point up the wacky, they reply that she’s clearly xtian so we shouldn’t look at the wacky. Even with all that burring of their heads in the sand, her district is otherwise 60% registered republican (and votes that way) and she barely squeaked by on .8% of the vote (5k voters). In other words, party loyalty counts for a lot but even some otherwise conservative voters have a hard time casting a vote for her.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    baal “From having talked with actual people who voted for her, they focus on she’s a republican vote and will not cross party lines.”

    What are they going to do, vote for some hippie?

  • jnorris

    I am afraid this is all Rep. Bachmann is capable of doing in the House. She has no political skills. Given her 6 years of service in the House one would expect her to have a leadership position within the GOTea Party.

  • dontpanic

    Didaktylos@12

    @#9 – Item 3: recycle list for tomorrow

    NOooooo! Only atheist, muslim, socialist, communist Kenyans recycle (ugh! how dare you accuse here of such villainy). No, she writes a new list from scratch everyday.

  • ohioobserver

    On a different, but related, note: Thank you, Michelle Bachman, for your SO COGENT remarks about the human papilloma virus vaccine. Your contribution to the rising rate of HPV-related cancers should receive national recognition. You ignorant brat.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/01/08/cases-soar-of-cancers-from-hpv-infections.html

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/michele-bachmann-continues-perry-attack-claims-hpv-vaccine-might-cause-mental-retardation/2011/09/13/gIQAbJBcPK_blog.html

  • ArtK

    @d.c.wilson

    What aggravates me is that she doesn’t seem to take the actual work of Congress seriously. Beyond submittinh pointless bills about her pet issues and self-promotion, what has she actually accomplished in office?

    You could ask that question of most members of the Republican Caucus (and quite a few of the Democratic one, too.) Most of the accomplishments of the 112th Congress were in the negative — things not done, bills blocked. It looks like the 113th is going to continue that fine tradition.

  • tfkreference

    Someone from her district commented here, I think, after the election that if her opponent had won, he would likely have been voted out next election, probably against someone who would actually do something other than bluster. As mentioned above, Michele’s not much more than a solid GOP vote.