Sabato: Bachmann “Needs To Take A Deep Breath, And Maybe A Tranquilizer, Too”

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March 27, 2009 1:46 p.m.

A short while ago I asked Larry Sabato if Michele Bachmann’s comments about an “orderly revolution” against Barack Obama’s Marxist tyranny would qualify as sedition. Here’s his response:

I suppose the moderating element “orderly” saves her from the charge of sedition! Concern about the national debt is perfectly legitimate, but her comments are fringe–and not for the first time. Her phrase, “reporting from enemy lines,” is inflammatory. We’re all Americans, not enemies simply because we disagree about a president’s budget. Bachmann doesn’t have a clue what “economic Marxism” is; the Obama administration is not seizing the means of production. The Founders rebelled against “no taxation without representation”. That’s very different than having an argument about the proper levels of taxation in a representative democracy. Congresswoman Bachmann needs to take a deep breath, and maybe a tranquilizer, too.

Meanwhile, Bachmann went on Glenn Beck’s radio show, to continue talking about the imminent danger of a one-world currency, and had this to say: “Well, Glenn, I have experienced that throughout my political career, being labeled a kook.”

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