Michele Bachmann’s Latest Freak Out: Immigration Reform Will Doom America Forever

Rep. Michele Bachmann

Though she won’t be running for her seat again, Michele Bachmann isn’t going to spend her remaining time in silence. Heaven forbid! She and two of her Tea Party buddies, Steve King and Louie Gohmer are… :

“… planning a politically risky showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to try to force additional debate on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants and have dire consequences for the country.” (Source)

Those consequences include a permanent minority majority, which isn’t the oxymoron it seems to be. And that scares the real morons. Michele took her concerns to that bastion of reasonableness, World Net Daily, where she preached to the choir:

“We will perpetually have a progressive, liberal president, probably a Democrat, and we will probably see the House of Representatives go into Democrat hands and the Senate will stay in Democrat hands.”

Gosh, that actually sounds pretty good to me. I mean, we have seen what happens when the Republicans run everything. Lord knows what they’d do with the Tea Party steering the car. And we’ve seen what happens when Democrats run things: Social Security, Unions and worker’s rights, civil rights, Medicare, a robust economy, attention paid to the environment… golly, we sure wouldn’t want that sort of stuff to happen again, would we?

But the programs of Democrats make Republicans crazy and Tea Partiers even crazier (if that’s possible). Michele thinks that’s because immigrants tend to vote Democrat at present that they will always do so. Obviously, she has no grasp of history. Many of the immigrants of eras past may have been progressive when they landed, but comfort tends to make people more conservative. There’s no reason to believe that won’t happen again. She also really doesn’t understand the goals of immigration reform, as to be expected. Once she gets hold of an idea, there is no fact, no statistic that can sway her.

“This is President Obama’s number one political agenda item because he knows we will never again have a Republican president, ever, if amnesty goes into effect… you will never again be able to see our country return to its constitutional foundations.”

Oh Michele, your totem must be Chicken Little. All of the things she claimed would be the end of American life as we know, none of them were. Her shrill exclamations notwithstanding, she has been wrong – sometimes egregiously so – about nearly everything she has panicked over. This latest crisis is no different.

Immigration reform is overdue. Ignoring it or trying to prevent the wheels of progress from rolling it into place are the acts of  the fearful and bigoted. Which is why we expect Bachmann and her ilk to do just that. And why we will mock them in their asinine xenophobia. Immigration built this country – it always has. That will not change just because the immigrant’s skin is a little darker now.

Here’s the video. Isn’t she adorable when she’s fear-mongering?

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