Michele Bachmann and a group of fellow Republican lawmakers just gave a press conference. It was about pro-life Dem. Rep. Bart Stupak’s decision to drop his abortion-oriented opposition to the health care bill.
Fine. There was nothing in the reform bill that allowed any federal money to pay for abortions, and there never was. But whatever.
But Bachmann, et al., couched their chastisement of Stupak as a defense of the rule of law. How much they love the rule of law. How necessary it is to our system. The effing rule of law. Specifically, the rule of law as opposed the rule of a man. From people who couldn’t cheer loudly enough at every radical expansion of executive authority at the expense of the rule of law over the past 8 years, and continue to vigorously support that Bush-Cheney line on extreme executive authority, and the inability of any law to ever limit it.
I don’t know whether this is coming from their stupidity or their dishonesty, but whichever it is, it truly is bottomless. They could, if any reporter had bothered to ask, have stood there and taken both positions in a single sentence without batting an eye.
I haven’t posted here in a long time, and I’m finding I don’t have the words for how angry this makes me, but I couldn’t just sit here and take it. So.