For those of you who don’t check HuffPo first thing every day, I learned in an article by Mollie Reilly, that Michele Bachmann is “ … considering suing President Barack Obama for allowing plans canceled under the Affordable Care Act to be extended through 2014.”
Perhaps she’d be interested to know that I’ve been considering a class action suit against her and the other Tea Party congressmen and others of their ilk, each of *whom took an oath, and I quote:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Two of their main and specific duties, are to make laws and to approve presidential appointments. Here they have failed on a massive scale and with extreme prejudice toward the twice-duly-elected President Obama. Their most recent capitulations were achieved only under threat of the famous “nuclear option”, which Senator Harry Reid is once more brandishing in an attempt to proceed with the hearings and appointments to fill long-empty court seats.
But I digress, Michele Bachmann, a Tea Partier to the core, came to the Capitol with an agenda which she has pushed, tirelessly and with malice. She has served her masters well. Any disagreement with her point of view is seen as an attack, and people who don’t agree are socialists, or worse. To her, being other than heterosexual is to be “other,” is to be wrong and dangerous. Whenever Bachmann herself is discovered to be doing something less than ethical, she responds by attacking Democrats and/or the President. She is a self-professed Christian with no love or compassion in her heart toward the people whom she purportedly represents. Whoever her successor turns out to be, it will almost certainly be an improvement.
* With the notable exception of Pete Sessions (R-TX) and newbie Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA). In January of 2011, the two were attending a fundraiser in preference to attending the swearing-in ceremony, and apparently they thought that raising their hands to the TV would be sufficient. They had to have their own swearing-in ceremony.
About the Author: Melody J Haislip
Born in a small, Illinois log cabin. No, that won't work. The pampered only child of incredibly wealthy parents. No, that doesn't fly either. Raised by French nuns after her aristocratic parents were beheaded. No, that's been done! An East Coast transplant to the Pacific Northwest, this notoriously late bloomer began her new life with a new career as a writer and blogger. She has taken to both the new location and the career move like a duck to water. Writing for Expats Post is a new adventure, and our intrepid risk-taker is diving in, feeling right at home with so many old friends.
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