Michele Bachmann "very excited" about gov't shutdown, says it's "exactly what we wanted"

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Polling indicates voters aren't as excited about a government shutdown as Michele seems to think they are.
:::: UPDATE :::: Michele Bachmann says Republicans are happy as can be about shutdown [VIDEO]

If the federal government shuts down at midnight tonight, "large sections of the government would close, hundreds of thousands of workers would be furloughed without pay, and millions more would be asked to work for no pay," the New York Times reports.

RELATED: Bachmann: Miracle from God will force Obama to sign Obamacare repeal [AUDIO]

That doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun, right? But in comments featured in a Washington Post report, Michele Bachmann said she and her Republican colleagues in the House are "very excited" about the prospect.

"It's exactly what we wanted, and we got it," she continued.

Bachmann's belief is that voters appreciate conservative Republicans' effort to derail Obamacare, even if it does result in a government shutdown. And she also seems to think voters will ultimately blame Senate Democrats for being unwilling to pass a House budget bill "that would delay the full effect of President Obama's health care law as a condition for keeping the government running past Monday," in the words of the NYT.

If the House GOP stands firm and refuses to play ball with the Senate, "people will be very grateful," Bachmann told the WaPo.

Contra Bachmann, 60 percent of respondents to a CNN poll released this morning agreed that Congress should "approve a budget agreement to avoid a government shutdown."

"According to the poll, which was conducted Friday through Sunday, 46% say they would blame congressional Republicans for a government shutdown, with 36% saying the president would be more responsible and 13% pointing fingers at both the GOP in Congress and Obama," CNN's summary of the polling continues.

In sum, regardless of what she says, Bachmann once again appears to be on the wrong side of public opinion.

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houstonbing
houstonbing

well, now we see just how much she cares about the working people. i quote "exactly what we wanted". but she will still be able to put gas in her car, food on her table and pay her mortgage, won't she. i guess these things don't matter as long as she's "very excited" to get "exactly what we wanted". i think there may be a special place for you in hell.

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Sue Poulin
Sue Poulin

Can't somebody just club her like a baby seal?

Jennifer Hite
Jennifer Hite

She is such an embarrassment to women - ok, humans -everywhere.

Padre Pienbique
Padre Pienbique

Since she's a Christian, we should nail her to a cross. It's what we've always wanted.

su5ieq
su5ieq

A woman with a heart of coal.

Dave Mikelson
Dave Mikelson

Who is she kidding. It's no wonder that she's getting out of the game. No one can stand her anymore.

Jennifer Bily Steel
Jennifer Bily Steel

We see enough about politics on fb so why don't you post more about whats going on in the city and remain unbiased! Thanks!

Deb Shurtz Geraghty
Deb Shurtz Geraghty

You guys should ship her down here to Brownbackistan - she'd fit right in!

Isaac Nunez
Isaac Nunez

Just shut up already.. pretty please.

Jenny Moon Logan
Jenny Moon Logan

my husband who works at the local V.A. hospital as well as sooo many others who have nothing to do with the specifics of this battle will not get paid. so who needs a bedpan or pain shot?

celestedancer89
celestedancer89

may she burn in the hell in which she believes - idiot

_Joe_
_Joe_

Shit.. the only reason she's excited about it is because she still hasn't quite figure out what she's supposed to be doing at work.  This will give her a couple of days to not attend votes legitimately instead of just blowing them off for whackjob speaking engangements and the MichelleBachmanForMichelleBachman tour.

Greg Van Hee
Greg Van Hee

She could not define it to save her tiny little soul.

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

Michele is crazy. That is rarely contested. 

On a different note, both sides of this chess game need to be pawned. 

latrobebenjamin
latrobebenjamin

Even though Bachmann is an insane & immoral Republican and doesn't believe in Separation of Church & State...and doesn't believe in Civil Rights except for herself : AT LEAST SHE IS A JESUS FREAK & A JUDGMENTAL BIBLE THUMPER and wants to turn the U.S.A. into a THEOCRACY : She is clearly not INSANE (You have to possess a brain in the brain cavity to be declared that - there is only excess SHIT up there...)  

Debbie Ledin
Debbie Ledin

well, now we see just how much she cares about the working people. i quote "exactly what we wanted". but she will still be able to put gas in her car, food on her table and pay her mortgage, won't she. i guess these things don't matter as long as she's "very excited" to get "exactly what we wanted". i think there may be a special place for you in hell.

waybeyon
waybeyon

@zefirotorna I see Michele Bachmann as always being giddy & honest, she's a legend for 3 out of the 5 voices in her head

imcintosh24
imcintosh24

@LordWilliamIII Government is there to serve the people, as elected by the people. Not have a select amount of people control the masses

ttrreview
ttrreview

@Richard Van PattenYes. The liberals. Couldn't possibly be wholly the actions of a certain other party throwing a temper tantrum to get their own way because they lost the Presidency, Senate, and House by a total of 5 million, 7 million and 1.7 million votes, respectively, in that last election. Edit (in 5 minutes)

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@Jenny Moon Logan Learn a lesson and never vote for Republicans again.

Arkadi
Arkadi

@keny1 Congratulations! You are a terrible, terrible person.

ttrreview
ttrreview

@keny1 Congratulations! you just managed to fall for the Republicans perfect straw man: reducing programs like SNAP - that affect millions of people, many of whom are children with no rights of their own -  to a profile of surfer in California who figured out how to exploit the system. Yet still managing to support the practices of  successful businessmen and entrepreneurs, who consistently exploit markets, tax havens, and labor laws, whose abuses, if not outright frauds, are described as "loopholes" and "evasion."

Meanwhile, in the real world - a mere 1% of people on welfare actually commit fraud- contrasted with a much, much, higher rate of income tax fraud. Funny, isn't it?

imcintosh24
imcintosh24

@LordWilliamII This is in-excusable behavior by people we have trusted in charge. Our fore fathers are rolling in their graves.

kurt124
kurt124 topcommenter

@MicheleBachmann Yeah, vote Democrat, where everyone can work for the Government.   It was O that shut it down.    Jenny, money is not endless when it comes from the taxpayer.     It is and will be free Healthcare where everyone works for free. 

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Arkadi

Honestly if you don't reply and just ignore him, he becomes even more entertaining.

whatton
whatton

@LordWilliamIII  You my friend are what we educated folk call an idiot

imcintosh24
imcintosh24

@LordWilliamII The bi-partisan, ignorant behavior our politics have turned into is disgusting. So much so, people can't take home a paycheck

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