A Message From The Land That Irony Forgot

Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota, conservative firebrand from a liberal state, attends a town hall and finds a constituency sharply divided on the issue of health care reform — some adamantly in favor of it and some adamantly against it. The top line coming out of this astonishingly irony-free zone has to be from this oddly well-dressed gentleman:

Yep, that dude really did say “I’ll be danged if I give up my Social Security because of socialism” with no cognitive dissonance whatsoever.

You can pick your favorite reaction — Commander Riker’s face-palm of exasperated disbelief, or Captain Picard’s scornful stare of disdain:

Really, either response is appropriate.

RELATED: This from the Washington Post:

In other pockets of the state [South Carolina], the reaction to Democratic proposals has been strong, too. At a recent town-hall meeting in suburban Simpsonville, a man stood up and told Rep. Robert Inglis (R-S.C.) to “keep your government hands off my Medicare.”

Burt Likko

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