It seems the extreme, revolutionary rhetoric didn’t end with the election. Now Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is demanding an “insurrection” if Republicans don’t follow through on their campaign pledge to completely repeal health care reform.
Via Huffington Post:
Never one to shy away from inflammatory rhetoric, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) called for an “insurrection” against the Republican party if the new class of GOP leadership — from which she is notably absent — doesn’t successfully advance a “complete and utter” repeal of health care reform.
“If they don’t, I think there needs to be an insurrection here in Washington, D.C, against our own leadership — because that is the message that’s come loud and clear out of this election: a full-scale repudiation and rejection of the federal government takeover of private industry,” Bachmann said in a recent interview with CNSNews. “This is completely antithetical to American history to have the federal government take over, and run, and control and direct, and own private businesses. Our economy can not turn around if we turn away from the model of free enterprise.”
The “revolution” language is a staple of the Tea Party movement, who has even thrown out rhetoric like “second amendment remedies” when it comes to not getting the political results they desire.
Now that the talk is being turned back on the GOP, we’ll see if the party is as fond of if as they were before November 2nd.