Heckuva Job, Michele Bachmann

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 28, 2009

So, let’s review the bidding . . .

ACORN is on the ropes thanks to the fact that various ACORN branches were caught engaging in the business of facilitating the creation and running of prostitution rings.

And yet, House Democrats were able to ensure that ACORN–and similar organizations–could participate in government-sponsored financial protection boards, thanks to a badly crafted amendment by Rep. Michele Bachmann. The amendment was badly crafted because it failed to anticipate all of the various contingencies that could be followed by Democrats in giving ACORN a seat at the table. While Bachmann was successful at preventing ACORN from getting a seat at the table of a lesser financial protection board, the organization can now claim a place at a more important financial protection board because House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank played the parliamentary game better Bachmann did.

Why did Frank play the game better than Bachmann did? For one, he has more experience in Congress. For another, he is smarter than Bachmann is. By a lot, one might add.

David Frum is right: Brains matter. It would be nice if GOP Representatives had the brainpower to match up against–and beat–the likes of Barney Frank. But however many Republicans there are who can compete with Frank on an intellectual level, Michelle Bachmann is not one of them.

As such, maybe it would be a good idea to keep the ball out of Bachmann’s hands when a particular political game is on the line. She has shown that she is not smart enough to be trusted to deliver a win on policy grounds for the GOP, even in a circumstance where the win–against a discredited agency like ACORN–should have been ridiculously easy to obtain.

  • weeha1001

    Barney Barney he's your man…
    If he can't bankrupt ya, nobody can

    He's from the government, with quite the plan
    Here to help, his fellow man

    Fannie Freddie, they're all OK.
    They're not gonna fail, no possible way

    Cough it up, or we will sue
    Came threats from ACORN, and ACLU

    A house on Barney, give huge loans to all
    No check credit, house prices don't fall

    Hand out the money, shouted Barney Frank
    Empty the safe in every bank!

    Barney knows accounting, he's a real smart 'man'
    To bad he did not have a better plan

    Barney still believes, as he has said
    But now those mortgages, they are all dead

    His bubble burst, house prices are cheap
    Poor people are left, with a debt that's deep

    The poor now crushed, with piles of debt
    But Barney got his, you can bet

    The banks are all broke, their balance is bare
    Just print more money, who's to care?

    Barney he knows, it's not his fault
    Let's use tax payer's money, to refill the vault

    Have government take over, all the banks
    Trust in your buddy, Barney Franks

    Just borrow the cash, borrow from Mao
    Our children to China, will learn to bow

    A hat tip to Barney, on a poor persons side
    Was he just stupid or perhaps he lied?

    Only Barney knows and he won't tell.
    Massachusetts take Barney back, back to HELL!

  • weeha1001

    Barney Barney he's your man…
    If he can't bankrupt ya, nobody can

    He's from the government, with quite the plan
    Here to help, his fellow man

    Fannie Freddie, they're all OK.
    They're not gonna fail, no possible way

    Cough it up, or we will sue
    Came threats from ACORN, and ACLU

    A house on Barney, give huge loans to all
    No check credit, house prices don't fall

    Hand out the money, shouted Barney Frank
    Empty the safe in every bank!

    Barney knows accounting, he's a real smart 'man'
    To bad he did not have a better plan

    Barney still believes, as he has said
    But now those mortgages, they are all dead

    His bubble burst, house prices are cheap
    Poor people are left, with a debt that's deep

    The poor now crushed, with piles of debt
    But Barney got his, you can bet

    The banks are all broke, their balance is bare
    Just print more money, who's to care?

    Barney he knows, it's not his fault
    Let's use tax payer's money, to refill the vault

    Have government take over, all the banks
    Trust in your buddy, Barney Franks

    Just borrow the cash, borrow from Mao
    Our children to China, will learn to bow

    A hat tip to Barney, on a poor persons side
    Was he just stupid or perhaps he lied?

    Only Barney knows and he won't tell.
    Massachusetts take Barney back, back to HELL!

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