I can't begin to string together -- at least with any coherency -- the logic fragments tossed out by Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) in which she tried to establish her credibility as a voice of the new right. The launch of this offensive came in the form of pointing out that, in effect, anyone who didn't see things her way was guilty of having very anti-American views.
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axf81ck_O-E )
Well, what are anti-American views? If I catch her drift:
- Raising taxes on the wealthiest citizens appears to be an anti-American viewpoint even when we are involved in two wars and the budget comes up so short as to double the national debt in 8 years time.
- Saying it is one's patriotic duty to pay your taxes.
- Considering it a worthy proposition that all Americans have access to quality health care seems to be an anti-American viewpoint.
- But it's not anti-American to eavesdrop on the phone calls between a serviceman and his spouse and family.
- It's not anti-American to use water-boarding as an interrogation technique so long as it is the CIA and not the US Army doing it.
Well, you can probably come up with a couple of supplemental or contrary points that would be worth pondering. Feel free to add your thoughts. Click on 'comments' below.
P.S. Oh, that Rep. Bachmann has as close a relationship with her constituents as she insists Sen. Obama had with Bill Ayers.