Michele Bachmann continues her campaign to stop comprehensive health care reform that will cover everyone and lower costs. Speaking at two ‘Kill the Bill’ rallies in the past week, she continues to make headlines attacking President Obama and health care reform.
Bachmann’s latest outlandish comments included comparing Obama to Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez and calling Obama our first post-American President. She also claimed that if health care passes, citizens should personally declare it unconstitutional and defy the law. Shouldn’t we expect more from our public officials?
The only way to end Bachmann's extremism is to beat her in this election.
Bachmann's rhetoric is widely assailed for inducing fear and skirting the truth. From her rallies against health care to her argument that we need to "wean" people off Social Security and Medicare, these past few months have shown that she values sound bites over working hard to bring affordable health care to those who need it most.
The way Bachmann conducts herself as a Congresswoman not only obstructs meaningful debate, it is dangerous. We need leaders in Congress who will tell the truth and encourage debate, not inject fear and anger into people.
Maureen has decades of real world experience and will be a Congresswoman who listens, thinks, and speaks—in that order.
Maureen Reed has a brain. Michele Bachmann has a will to seek attention. And the item correctly points out how she is getting more outlandish day-by-day, and we, as voters, have to put a stop to it being a strident voice from Congress.
Voting Bachmann out of office likely will not end the stridency. But fewer would have to listen and cringe, as we in the Sixth District, with brains, do now.