MN Congresswoman warns 'the President, even by Executive Order, can again wave his magic wand before 2014'...
By Brad Friedman on 7/15/2013, 12:35pm PT  

U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), a one-time leading contender for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination, may have topped herself with this one...and that is no easy feat. Steve Benen at MaddowBlog describes these remarks, as flagged by RightWingWatch today, as "one of the greatest Bachmann videos of all time"...

Here's the amazing transcript, and a very few remarks (not many are needed) on the astounding gibberish Bachmann offers, with apparent complete earnestness, in the above video...

BACHMANN: Contrary to popular opinion, Republicans won't get patted on the back or get new votes because of passing amnesty. They're going to get blamed. And it's my prediction that the House Republicans could put themselves in a position where they could actually lose the gavel in 2014, because I think the president, even by executive order, can again wave his magic wand before 2014 and he'd say now all of the new, legal Americans are going to have voting rights.'

Why do I say that? He did it in 2012. Do you remember? Anyone who was here as a Latina under age 30, he said, 'You get to vote.'

What? He decides you get to vote? If he did it 2012, know --- take it to the bank --- he'll do in 2014. And then guess what will happen? Democrat in the White House; Democrats controlling the Senate; Democrats controlling the House. At that point they will change election law, and it will be almost impossible to ever see a Republican majority again.

Do we get how important this is? I'm not crying wolf here. 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?

Benen, who brought this video to our attention, attempts to offer at least a cursory, if snarky, fact-check for Bachmann's madness.

"President Obama does not have a 'magic wand' that gives people voting rights," he notes. And, no, "We don't 'remember' this" having happened in 2012, Benen adds, "because it didn't happen."

"The president allowed Dream Act kids to stay in the country, but he did not give them the right to vote. Bachmann appears to have simply made this up, and convinced herself that her imaginary world is true."

After a few more brief fact-checks on Bachmann's inane remarks, Benen reminds us that, while it may all be amusing: "Keep in mind, Bachmann is not only responsible for helping write federal laws, but House Republican leaders also gave her a seat on the House Intelligence Committee, where she has access to some of the nation's most sensitive national security information. ... It's not at all comforting."

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