Thursday, February 17, 2011

More Zingers and Reactionary Thinking. Ugh.

Let me make sure I got this right. Michelle Obama praises a recent decision by the IRS to consider breast pumps medical equipment, and thereby making them tax deductible.

Michele Bachmann, responds with:

I've given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies ... To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny state

Apparently, Bachmann wants to compete with Palin for the best zinger.

And just like Palin, when you actually analyze what's going on here, you're left scratching your head.

So, now, Bachmann, who thinks tax cuts are absolutely critical, is against this one?

And how does a medical tax deduction translate into "the government going out and buy breast pumps?" Isn't that going out of your way to spread misinformation?

It would be a lot easier to take Bachmann seriously if she wasn't so blindly reactionary. Seriously, picking a fight Obama of breastfeeding moms? Can't she use just a little critical thinking skills? How can people support her when she behaves like this?

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