I know, she has definitely been rolling lately, but this clip is a nice little window on how she does her thing:
Literally killing people? As in, when you go to a doctor, which you can afford because you have health insurance now, the doctor can say, "Sorry, according to the government I actually have to kill you." Because obviously, the government is demanding that doctors do that. Which is why Congress tried to repeal Obamacare over thirty times and every time, they kept it. Because by and large, they agree with people being literally killed by affordable medical care.
In case my snark is not transparent enough--I don't think so.
Maybe, just maybe, it literally makes no sense that vulnerable women and children would be harmed by a policy that ensures they get coverage they can afford. And maybe, since there really aren't any changes to Medicare bigger than, I dunno, eliminating the so-called "donut hole"--it doesn't literally kill seniors, either. Maybe some tweaks are needed, but overall, it's better than the status quo ante. (For Michele Bachmann, that means, the system we had before, where more people were uninsured.) And as we get to 2014 and beyond, more people are liable to realize that this kind of "Oh noes, womens and childrens to the lifeboats!" stuff doesn't hold water.
The thing of super sadz for Bachmann is, she was the Teaparty Caucus superstar. But she can't even party like it's 2009 anymore, because the Tea Party Caucus barely exists, and Bachmann's own 2012 hopes died a lip-bitingly embarassing death early in the primaries. She held onto her congressional seat--just. But who knows what tomorrow will bring?
If tomorrow's name was "Michele Bachmann", the answer would be "more crazy". Let's just see how this works for her.