Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Head Meets Desk

This makes me so mad I can't even see straight (via Yglesias, emphasis mine):
Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) says it has not escaped Democrats what the cost of gasoline and loss of jobs are doing to the country.

"This is their agenda," Bachmann states bluntly. "I know it is hard to believe, it's hard to fathom -- but this is 'mission accomplished' for them," she asserts. "They want Americans to take transit and move to the inner cities. They want Americans to move to the urban core, live in tenements, [and] take light rail to their government jobs. That's their vision for America."

Bachmann predicts gasoline will rise above $5 a gallon if Barack Obama is elected president.

Okay, you're right. It is my dream to live in a city. It's my dream to take transit to my job so I won't sit in traffic, get rear ended by someone applying make up or shaving in the driver's seat. I dream of living in a neighborhood where I can walk to the grocery store, a convenience store open all night. I dream that the neighborhood dive bar will be a few blocks away, so will my pharmacy, and my bank. I want to dream that my doctor will be nearby too but I think I'd be lucky to find my doctor only a few train stops away. I also want to live somewhere where it is pedestrian and bicycle friendly. I dream of a neighborhood where I can ride my bike and fill my basket with library books. Where I can cross the crosswalk without worrying about DYING, and I think it would be nice that everyone would feel safe. I call that dangerously optimistic and idealistic. But I wouldn't call it socialism, and I wouldn't consider it devious. I think it's unfair that it's "normal" to commute more than an hour from one's home to work where I live.

It's crazy to me how two weeks ago Michelle Bachmann was an irritant but is now at the top of my shit list. Minnesota, I'm depending on you to get rid of her. If you want me to move to Minneapolis (rivaling for places against Chicago, Brighton Beach, and San Francisco for cities I daydream about moving to), YOU WILL DO WHAT IT TAKES TO GET HER OUT OF OFFICE, THANK YOU.

(You may want to note that she's joined by Newt Gingrich. I think that should say enough.)


kate said...

She is so ignorant.

Ugh, it hurts my brain to read things like that.

Jennifer said...

Man, I wish trains were a vast liberal conspiracy. There'd be more of them.

I predict that gas will rise above $5 a gallon regardless of who is elected president. Either she knows darn well what she's doing and doesn't care that she's being a total sleaze, or she's dangerously short-sighted. I can't decide which is worse.

(Uh, hi! I think I found you via CTA Tattler sometime somewhat recently.)

Katherine said...

hahahaha! I [obviously] agree with you.

Hello and welcome! :)