Because Bill Clinton politely asked fringe conservatives to stop encouraging violence against the government on the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, Michele Bachmann has decided that he wants to "take her out." In a killing sense. Not romantically.
The Minnesota congresswoman is a lot smarter than Sarah Palin, and a bit crazier, placing her not far from Glenn Beck in the "crazy/stupid/dangerous matrix" we have constructed in our head. So it's not surprising that she's borrowing a page from Glenn Beck's "charismatic cult leader" handbook.
According to research done by James Carville's polling group, women who watch Glenn Beck's show share a "common fear" for his "personal safety" and they believe that he's literally putting his life in danger by revealing the inner secrets of liberals and Barack Obama. This is why Glenn's writing a political thriller.
So Michele's trying this out herself. It's a bizarre new addition to the ancient and boring conservative martyr fixation: liberals are not just trying to demean and insult and silence conservative heroes, they are now actually attempting to destroy or kill them.
In reality, Representative Bachmann called our democratically elected president and mostly representative congress a "gangster government," conjuring images of a violent coup. (It's part of the fringe Conservative obsession with "thugs" and "thuggish behavior" and Obama's "thugocracy"—nothing racially charged about that language!)
And that led to this fairly mild quote from former president Clinton:
"They are not gangsters," Mr. Clinton said. "They were elected. They are not doing anything they were not elected to do."
And here's Bachmann's response:
"I'm in my second term as a Congresswoman and the former president of the United States decides I'm important enough to take me out!"
See, Michele, no one said anything about "taking you out." That's paranoia. And narcissism! You should probably be "taken out" to a psychiatric hospital, but that is just this blogger's opinion, and not the opinion of Barack Obama's Thuggish Gangsterocracy.