A full-throated roar, as the Colorado Independent reports:
In a fiery speech that had her conservative Colorado audience cheering, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann railed against the dangers of health care reform and other Democratic initiatives, warning the proposals “have the strength to destroy this country forever.”
“This cannot pass,” the Minnesota Republican told a crowd at a Denver gathering sponsored by the Independence Institute. “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.”
“Something is way crazy out there,” Bachmann said in her remarks, billed as a “personal legislative briefing” by the Golden-based Independence Institute, which bills itself as a “free market think tank.”
“This is slavery,” Bachmann said after claiming many Americans pay half their income to taxes. “It’s nothing more than slavery.”
…At times, Bachmann’s legislative briefing sounded more like the plot of a slasher movie.
“Right now, we are looking at reaching down the throat and ripping the guts out of freedom,” she said. “And we may never be able to restore it if we don’t man up and take this one on.”
SAFETY NOTE: Don’t actually slit your wrists to become “blood brothers,” we’re pretty sure she just misspoke–you slice open your hand to do that, superficially, avoiding blood vessels, etc. No one would doubt your sincerity if you slit your wrists, of course, but it would probably end badly.
That said, we can all agree, even though we’ll differ on the precise definition, that “reaching down the throat and ripping the guts out of freedom” would be a bad thing. Or at least kind of icky.