Friday, November 05, 2010

Bachmann Outraged Over Made Up Cost Of Obama's India Trip

TPM writes Bachmann Outraged Over Made Up Cost Of Obama's India Trip. "'Well I think we know that just within a day or so the President of the United States will be taking a trip over to India that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day,' Bachmann said. 'He's taking two thousand people with him. He'll be renting out over 870 rooms in India. And these are 5-star hotel rooms at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel. This is the kind of over-the-top spending, it's a very small example, Anderson.'"

At least Anderson Cooper pointed out the figure was made up, too bad it didn't matter to the Congresswoman from MN. Rachel Maddow covered this last night too, how the right-wing media is good at turning their own rumors into facts by saying "the media is talking about it". She even had John Hodgeman as an expert on making up facts.

Krugman reminds us this is just the beginning of the fake scandals.


DKB said...

I find it very difficult to write or speak about Michele Bachmann in a civil manner. I'm not sure if I blame her or her district more, but she is clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed, and I come from the state that sent Louie Gohmert to Washington. (at least I don't live in HIS district.)

I've said this before, but I'm not sure if she's actually as stupid as she appears to be, or if she's just a sociopath who expects to get away with telling the most ridiculous lies that are convenient for her to tell.

I think members of Congress are allowed a bit too much latitude in the whole "immunity from slander" thing... they say things off the floor that are patently untrue and (in the case of this halfwit harpy) are calculated to damage the opposing party as a whole or its individual members. It should not be a defense that she's too addled to know the difference, if she's not competent to be held to a standard of truth, she's certainly not competent to represent Americans in Washington.

Anonymous said...


Here are some Bible verses that Pres. Obama avoids:
Proverbs 19:10 (NIV): "It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury - how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!"
Also Proverbs 30:22 (NIV) which says that the earth cannot bear up under "a servant who becomes king."
And Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 (KJV) advises: "let thy words be few...a fool's voice is known by multitude of words."
Although Obama is not descended from slaves, he may feel that he's destined to become a black-slavery avenger.
Or maybe an enslaver of all free citizens!
For more on the Obamas, Google "Michelle Obama's Allah-day" and "Obama Supports Public Depravity."

DKB said...

Very nice... let's anonymously parrot a few Old Testament verses someone else cherry-picked and list a couple of scurrilous untrue internet memes while we suggest (with all the subtlety of a sledge hammer) that the President is unfit for the office because he's black and he should know his place. With such blazing intellect on display, I can see why you'd want to remain Anonymous.

Howard said...

Thanks for saving me the effort DKB.