Sunday, May 01, 2011

Fail Quote: Bachmann compares taxing the rich to gassing the Jews

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)

Another day, another nugget of pure crazy from Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) as she compares raising taxes on the rich to – what else? – the Holocaust:

She said she was shocked to hear that many Americans weren't aware that millions of Jews had died until after World War II ended.

Bachmann said the next generation will ask similar questions about what their elders did to prevent them from facing a huge tax burden.

"I tell you this story because I think in our day and time, there is no analogy to that horrific action," she said, referring to the Holocaust. "But only to say, we are seeing eclipsed in front of our eyes a similar death and a similar taking away. It is this disenfranchisement that I think we have to answer to."

Yes, Michele, getting the obscenely wealthy to pony up a few more bucks every year to help pay for things like schools and hospitals and drivable roads is exactly like slaughtering millions of Jews (and others). It’s the big moral quandary of our times.

Do you think Minnesotans have been sufficiently embarrassed by this twit as to avoid electing her the next time around?

(via Pharyngula)