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U.S. Rep Michele Bachmann (R-MN) waits her turn to speak at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, California October 20, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Pssst, Michele, you just called yourself not an adult.
Michele Bachmann's ability to lie not just with a straight face but with utter, intense conviction is almost like a superpower. Wednesday night, Bachmann told Fox's Sean Hannity that President Obama:
... rolled the dice, he knew that Republicans would be willing to be the adults in the room to make sure the country didn’t go into default, he was willing to let it default, and we're at the result we are tonight.
Straight face. No ironic half smile, no wink. "Republicans would be willing to be the adults in the room" ha ha ha ha ha "to make sure the country didn't go into default." That's the default, by the way, that a frightening number of Republicans didn't think would be a problem. The default that was only at risk to begin with because Republicans thought it would be fun to take the entire economy hostage to defund Obamacare before it had a chance become popular by helping millions of people gain health coverage.

And, uh, Michele? If, by voting to avert default, Republicans showed that they were the adults in the room, what does it say about you that you voted no?

Originally posted to Laura Clawson on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM PDT.

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