Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who is best known for making inflammatory calls for revolution against President Obama, now has the full backing of the GOP leadership in her latest push to protest against the "tyranny" of the Obama administration.
As Greg Sargent
reported, the spokesmen for both House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) supported Bachmann's call for a rally this Thursday in Washington against the Democrats' health care proposals, and her rallying cry: "If you believe in liberty, and if you're rejecting tyranny, this is it."
But what about the other part
of Bachmann's initiative. She told Sean Hannity: "I'd love to have every one of your viewers to join me so we can go up and down through the halls, find members of Congress, look at the whites of their eyes and say, 'Don't take away my healthcare.'"
Does the GOP think having citizens streaming into the Congressional buildings amounts to harassment and disruption of Congress, or is it a legitimate exercise of the right to petition the government?
Boehner spokesman Michael Steel (not to be confused with the RNC chairman) told us: "It is every American's right to visit the Capitol and share their views with Members of Congress."
Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring told us: "The American people know that Speaker Pelosi's overhaul is the wrong answer to a national problem and have a right to express their opinion, especially on such a personal issue."