Bachmann: We Have to ‘Slit Our Wrists, Be Blood Brothers’ Against Health Care Reform

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Monday, August 31, 2009 at 9:50 pm

The Colorado Independent‘s Ernest Luning passes along this rather remarkable quote from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), speaking earlier today at an event in Colorado.

“This cannot pass. What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass. We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesn’t pass.”

She’s talking about health care reform.

Update: Luning passes on some more background.

Bachmann was speaking at a fundraiser, described as a “personal legislative briefing,” for the Colorado-based Independence Institute, which describes itself as a “free-market think tank.” In a fiery speech that had the audience cheering, Bachmann railed against the dangers of health care reform and other Democratic initiatives, saying the proposals “have the strength to destroy this country forever.”

2nd Update: The Colorado Independent has more on Bachmann’s appearance here.

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voxmagi
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 2:41 am

Ah…a free market think tank…what a perfect audience for a fevered cry to keep dollars away from anything that might remotely benefit humans instead of corporations.

As for wrist slitting, my God!, we can only hope!! Hey, Michele!! It's 'down the road' not 'across the street'! Remember to take a few aspirin first!


ilse
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 2:45 am

Please do slit your wrists and die. Other fellow Republicans who share the same opinion can do the same.


MBouffant
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 3:03 am

“By any means necessary!”


Samantha
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 3:47 am

George Bush has already made all the proposals necessary to destroy this country forever. The Obama administration will help to save it by passing the Health Care Reform Act. If Republicans would stop fighting everything that President Obama does and would pitch in and help we may be able to come out of this mess by working together and developing a good bill. What the Republican party is doing to America right now is about insurance company payoffs in their corrupted pockets, not about saving our country.


wolverine27
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 4:04 am

holy whack job…


wolverine27
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 4:05 am

looks like a few made it out of whacko texas ……looks like we have a disciple of koresh .


lightnessandjoy
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 4:08 am

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uncajoe
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 4:17 am

The Republican Party Is Turning Into A Cult and Michele Bachmann is their Jim Jones.
http://progressivenation.us/2009/08/19/the-repu…


Zeev10
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 4:23 am

Please, slit your wrists , NOW! Enough already ! Obamacare for care for th mentally deranged!!


Zeev10
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 4:24 am

Amen!


Zeev10
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 4:28 am

Minnesota deserves better than THIS!


nando858
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 4:31 am

slit your wrist first. then we go after.


michaelsobel
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 6:03 am

pleeeze do!


susan mayes
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 6:06 am

Nothing this woman says surprises me any more. Hopefully people in her district will decide they have elected a crazy person to represent them. The biggest disappointment is that the audience cheered her on.
A covenant..slit our wrists! Perhaps Bachmann should go first and show us how. Remember to cut deep, so the covenant will be stronger. Do this ritual while you are alone w/o benefit of 911. We can only hope.


thekingofcheap
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 6:06 am

I came here to encourage the slitting of wrists but I can see 13 others were at least as witty as I like to think I am.


wiselatinos
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 6:56 am

She should slit her wrists anyways, both of them, just for the hell of it.


mike 666
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 8:04 am

Is this the average intelligence of your rebublican member of congress. That god i do not live in the US.


heath care reform now
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 8:12 am

Well, Ms. Bachman, I don't think I would shed a single tear after you slit your wrists. I assume you have children, so I would feel bad for them, but heck, I already feel bad for them. They have you for a mother. You are one of the worst blowhards and a hateful, racist human being. I hate to think of little Bachman's being raised up to be like you. What a shame, we can't require parents to prove they at least have hearts before they give birth. You obviously don't care a tick for the millions of people who don't have health care coverage and can't get it without some real reform. You and your fellow republicans will have to answer for your actions one day.


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easywind
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 11:39 am

I would be more than happy to supply salt for bachmann and her brothers.


rinodolbi
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 11:18 am

Bachman is a facist fool who represents the Nazi-loving right wing conservative cabal in this group. She and the rest of these traitors should be arrested, tried and convicted as traitors. for they wish nothing more than to turn this country into the new fascist state of the 21st Century.
She is s scum who deserves to rot in prison for the rest of her disloyal life.
Remember: the older good conservative is a dead conservative.


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demgrl
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

Well said.


LeesiD
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

The lunacy just never stops!!


Angelo_Frank
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

I'm willing to pay for razor blades so that all of Bachmann's colleagues can follow through on her suggestion.


chowder12
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 2:36 pm

What a nutcase. Please do slit your wrist.


the joke's on us
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

The lunatics are on the verge of taking over the asylum again. And what is our President doing about it? Having ended his Martha Vineyard vacation yesterday, he then immediately set out to play some golf on Monday. I read that he plans to leave again on Wednesday for a “long weekend” (I'll say!) at Camp David.

I really don't understand what is happening with Barack Obama and his administration. More and more, it is clear he is a non-actor in what is increasingly shaping up as a war between the sane and the stark raving bonkers.


millieG
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

Please listen to Greg Boyd… he gives a bibical perspective of Followers of Christ…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_76SlSwZU8


RightDownTheMiddle
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

cuckoo. cuckoo. cuckoo…..


B1RD67
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 4:02 pm

Yes Michelle…. PLEASE slit your wrists!


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makenomistake
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

President Obama loves to be underestimated. He may want the Rethugs to think he's sleeping on the job but keep in mind, this is the same man who ran a FLAWLESS campaign and won the Presidential election in what can only be described as the most perfect of all perfect storms. Believe me when I say….he's calculated in EVERY MOVE he makes. We're all about to find out how cunning and strategic minded he really is. Stay tuned…..


alapoet
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 6:16 pm

You go first, Michele!


Henry Porter
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 6:41 pm

If she is seriously talking about slitting her wrists, someone should alert the police. It sounds like she may be a threat to herself. Since she has children, I wonder if maybe calling in child protective services might be in order. The woman is not well and it would be a tragedy if she lost her mind and pulled a Susan Smith.


johnosahon
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

best thing she has said in years, take all your republican friends with ya. you guys need to have a “wristSlitting” protest party against President Obama.


Walden Greenwood
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

Please, Michelle, slit very firm and very deep…


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ilse
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 8:23 pm

I agree with you makenomistake. I think he knows exactly what he's doing and the republicans are in for a rude awakening.


ilse
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

Don't underestimate President Obama. He's been working harder than you think.


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MadCity Chick
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

makenomistake: How right you are. Not only does he love to be underestimated, he knows it also fires up the citizens who support him to move into action, just as the did throughout his campaign. It not only drives the Hatriots crazy that he's 1/2 black and not 'one of them' but that he's always so calm and cool. Nothing and I mean nothing they threw at him during the campaign worried me one ounce because the ones who haven't read up on this guy really underestimate his drive and the ability to get things done. History will someday show that Obama's presidency was not one of trying to rack up historical points for the history books, yet rather finally making the 'Greatest Country in The World' meme we cling to actually based in fact. Right now that statement is not only false but one big fat joke.


MadCity Chick
Comment posted September 1, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

makenomistake: How right you are. Not only does he love to be underestimated, he knows it also fires up the citizens who support him to move into action, just as the did throughout his campaign. It not only drives the Hatriots crazy that he's 1/2 black and not 'one of them' but that he's always so calm and cool. Nothing and I mean nothing they threw at him during the campaign worried me one ounce because the ones who haven't read up on this guy really underestimate his drive and the ability to get things done. History will someday show that Obama's presidency was not one of trying to rack up historical points for the history books, yet rather finally making the 'Greatest Country in The World' meme we cling to actually based in fact. Right now that statement is not only false but one big fat joke.


marilynk
Comment posted September 2, 2009 @ 12:37 am

Ms. Backman: Either do it or shut up. It's not a joke to a lot of people.


MoZeu
Comment posted September 2, 2009 @ 12:55 am

Don't make the common mistake of slitting from side-to-side. Make sure to slit long and deep and do it lengthwise down your arm, where you'll have a better chance of cutting between on the tendons and what-not and actually opening up the radial artery.

Have at it, Representative Bachman. You're saved anyway, so it doesn't matter, right?


stephenperry
Comment posted September 2, 2009 @ 3:53 am

Well she's already blaming a black guy who had nothing to do with it, so she's ahead of Susan Smith at this point…


stephenperry
Comment posted September 2, 2009 @ 3:55 am

Down the road, not across the street — yikes, that has to be the funniest suicide reference I've read here.

Nicely done.


T.T.
Comment posted September 2, 2009 @ 4:22 am

Whack-job.


k. stone
Comment posted September 2, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

This is a good example of the failure of our education system. When an elected official like Bachmann talks openly about hatred instead of leadership, something is wrong with the way she studied civics in high school.
But for heaven sake, she went to law school!


Al Gustaveson
Comment posted September 3, 2009 @ 2:20 am

I am embarrassed this women represents my state.


Geoff Geauterre
Comment posted September 3, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

Ms. Bachman made an unfortunate comment that will probably follow her the
length of her career. Yet, it does pose a question in another vein. Is our
educational system really this warped?


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policyhack
Comment posted September 3, 2009 @ 10:01 pm

She also wants to replace the Un-American GOP mascot.

http://axisofreason.com/2009/09/03/gop-mascot-u…


mike 666
Comment posted September 4, 2009 @ 9:48 am

They should put Michele Bachman in the same institution as Glenn Beck. They have the same incoherant policies as each other.
Suicide should not be treated in such a trivial manor.


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IRIQUOIS227
Comment posted November 14, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

well, if Mz. Bachmann slits her wrists with today's medical care, (GO FOR IT BABY!) she'll be stone cold dead before she gets help.

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IRIQUOIS227
Comment posted November 15, 2009 @ 12:17 am

well, if Mz. Bachmann slits her wrists with today's medical care, (GO FOR IT BABY!) she'll be stone cold dead before she gets help.

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