Times are tough in Bachmann-land ladies and gentlemen, even fellow Republicans are asking the Minnesota Congresswoman to put a lid on her babbling about not properly filling out the Census form.
“Three Republican members of the House subcommittee overseeing the 2010 census are asking a fellow Republican, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, to back off her boycott of the national population count.
Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia and John Mica of Florida, members of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Achieves, are afraid that her repeated threat to ignore the forms could be contagious.
“Boycotting the constitutionally mandated Census is illogical, illegal and not in the best interest of our country,” they said in a statement Wednesday.”
As if Rep. Bachmann being called out by her Republican colleagues wasn’t bad enough, two of the three, McHenry and Westmoreland are not exactly the more reasonable members of the Republican caucus themselves.
Here’s Congressman McHenry on the mission of the GOP between now and the mid-term elections:
“We will lose on legislation. But we will win the message war every day, and every week, until November 2010. Our goal is to bring down approval numbers for Pelosi and for House Democrats. That will take repetition. This is a marathon, not a sprint.”
And it was Congresswoman Westmoreland who said this last November when asked about Michelle Obama:
“Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mr. Obama, Senator Obama, they’re a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they’re uppity.”
When these 2 tell you to rein it in, and call you “illogical,” you’re really out there.
The response from the Bachmann camp comes via spokeswoman Debbee Keller:
“Congresswoman Bachmann can not be reached, but we appreciate their views and hope to be able to work with them to keep ACORN — which has earned public mistrust through its repeated voter registration fraud — out of the Census.”
Wait a minute, “cannot be reached?” Two questions come to mind. Does the Appalachian Trail run through Minnesota, and has anybody seen Governor Sanford?