Michele Bachmann says financial reform is fascism
Time for another "ism"
When it comes to delivering the crazy-town incendiary rhetoric, Michele Bachmann doesn't quit. She spent much of the spring spouting the now totally debunked assertion that President Barack Obama had nationalized 51 percent of the U.S. economy.
Our pick for Best Villain has now added fascism to her litany of anti-Obama bombast. Maybe we'll call it Obamafascism. Of course, that leaves out her charges of anti-Americanism and socialism, but there's only so many "isms" in the world.
The Minnesota Independent reports that last night, in a webcast event for the Tea Party group Ensuring Liberty, Bachmann compared the financial reform bill being debated in Washington and backed by the White House to Italy's economic control under dictator Benito Mussolini.
"This has a lot in common with Italy in the 1930s and the way Italy dealt with economics," she said. "It still continues private ownership of business but government is in control."
Of course, Bachmann is hardly alone in her fondness for invoking Axis powers. Last night Lewis Black took a look at Glen Beck's Hitler fixation:
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