Bachmann: Obama would be a "dictator" to invoke 14th Amendment [VIDEO]

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Pay no attention to the doomsday clock in the lower left.
In an interview with CNN this morning, Michele Bachmann reiterated her fringe position that it's no big deal if the U.S. hits its debt ceiling, which will happen midnight Aug. 2 unless Congress and Barack Obama can strike a last-minute deal.

Bachmann claims the only acceptable answer is for the government to dramatically cut spending -- which is more of a political point, and not an actual solution to the debt ceiling crisis.

As the deadline looms, some frustrated Democrats are calling for Obama to invoke the 14th Amendment, which governs U.S. public debt, and raise the debt ceiling unilaterally. When that idea came up, Bachmann dusted off some Tea Party rhetoric.

"The president is prohibited to do that," Bachmann said. "If he had the power to do that he would effectively be a dictator."

This is a pretty strong indictment, especially coming from someone whose reaction to first meeting George W. Bush, Mr. Executive Power himself, was to shower him with kisses and stroke him like... well, like some sort of king.

So when Bush pulls rank to fight the "war on terror" by taking Pakistani kids to Cuba and poking them with a stick, he becomes a Godlike figure. When Obama tries to avert the U.S. defaulting on its debt, he's a dictator. Got it.

The critical section of the 14th Amendment, for those of you who don't read the Constitution every morning like Congresswoman Bachmann, reads like this:

"The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned."
And if you must know, Michele Bachmann calling Barack Obama a dictator sounds like this:



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green23
green23

It's amazing that the Party who pushed the whole concept of a "unitary Executive" when Bush was in office would call Obama a dictator.

But then, the GOP spent years telling us that Obama was going to take away our guns and impose Sharia law. He was a ruthless, diabolical dictator. Then he was a toothless incompetent who failed to lead. Now, he's a dictator again.

But Kirk can post a quote of Obama that has nothing to do with the the 14th Amendment, dictatorship, or Bachmann. And he can ask questions and proceed as if the voices in his head answer them.

The major difference between Obama and Bachmann saying things is that Obama admits what he said before was wrong, and Bachmann just calls everyone names for bringing the subject up and plays the victim.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

And his actions may prove exactly that.  But wait, history and Obama have shown and said what?

This is from a speech Obama made in 2006:

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.Over the past 5 years our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion.That is “trillion” with a “T.” That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President’s budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion. Numbers that large are sometimes hard to understand. Some people may wonder why they matter. Here is why: This year, the Federal Government will spend $220 billion on interest. That is more money to pay interest on our national debt than we’ll spend on Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. That is more money to pay interest on our debt this year than we will spend on education, homeland security, transportation, and veterans benefits combined. It is more money in one year than we are likely to spend to rebuild the devastated gulf coast in a way that honors the best of America.And the cost of our debt is one of the fastest growing expenses in the Federal budget. This rising debt is a hidden domestic enemy, robbing our cities and States of critical investments in infrastructure like bridges, ports, and levees; robbing our families and our children of critical investments in education and health care reform; robbing our seniors of the retirement and health security they have counted on. Every dollar we pay in interest is a dollar that is not going to investment in America’s priorities."

Senator Barack ObamaSenate Floor Speech on Public DebtMarch 16, 2006

Don't believe me?  Look it up!So, was Obama a liar in 2006?Does this make Obama a liar now?If this was Michele having said this, I sure CP would have had a few choice words to describe her. But hey, that's what liberal manipulation is all about. (smoke and mirrors) My guess is; Obama is an idiot with puppet strings attached, and he does what the puppet master says.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

The Obama White House has already covered your idiotic talking point.   You are poorly informed again, must be from all the Fox News you watch.    From Huffington Post:  Obama "thinks it was a mistake," presidential spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. "He realizes now that raising the debt ceiling is so important to the health of this economy and the global economy that it is not a vote that, even when you are protesting an administration's policies, you can play around with."   

Try being informed about something you stupid bigot.    Every single day you are completely humiliated by facts.    Also Senator Obama was voting no on a clean vote on raising the debt ceiling something that Republicans have refused to give President Obama.  Right now the Republicans are holding America hostage and refusing to pay for the Bush tax cuts, the medicare part D plan, and 2 wars which all were Republican ideas and the chief causes of our debt.   I repeat it because it is the most true thing on Earth you are a very very very very very very very stupid person kirk. 

vitajex
vitajex

Geez, Kirk.  Fox News is gonna take back that nifty decoder ring they sent you.  You haven't been keeping up on their "reporting".

http://www.foxnews.com/politic...

Yep.  Obama addressed this 3 months ago.  But I'd hate to take away one of your stupid talking points, so feel free to continue spouting your patented brand of barely coherent and vitriolic scrawls.

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