Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was recently on a “teletownhall” meeting to spread lies about the health care bill in Washington.
She also offered this solution:
“That’s really where this battle will be won — on our knees in prayer and fasting,” she told the listeners. “Remember: faith without works is dead. So we’re asking you to do all of it: pray, fast, believe, trust the Lord, but also act.”
Yes, let’s pray that millions of Americans continue to be denied adequate medical care…
At least I get why she told her followers to pray. That’s a code word… it means she’s “one of them.” It won’t do anything, of course, but it plays to her base.
But what does fasting have to do with anything? Is there any reason (even for the religious) to think fasting will help them achieve their goal?
Bachmann also added this bit of hyperbole:
“We all need to consider that in God’s timing that he may have allowed us, as members of Congress, to be in the position that we’re in just for this specific issue right now,” she said. “Everything that all of us have worked together and labored for over the years, all of it could be undermined with this one bill. President Obama realizes that. The radicals that are on the pro-abortion left, they realize that. They could win it all. And the unborn, and the vulnerable, the disabled and those at the end of life could lose it it all.”
And maybe the voters’ timing in 2008 was such that we wanted the Democrats to take charge on issues like this and we gave them the power to do it. And maybe they should forget compromise here and just get some meaningful legislation passed.
David, the Library Atheist, can’t quite understand the rest of her message:
… You are saying that the people many conservatives have called bleeding heart liberals for years are in fact not interested in health care at all? They are only using health care as part of a plot to kill babies, disabled people and and the elderly? Ah. Well then. That makes perfect sense…
That conference call, by the way, also included the Congresswoman who said Matthew Shepard‘s murder was a “hoax.”
If you’re feeling especially smart and want to take it down a few notches, you can listen to the teletownhall here.
(Thanks to Hector for the link!)