Reality-challenged Congressmember Michele Bachmann (R – Insane Asylum) said yesterday “we literally need to start banging garbage lids together” to fight against health care reform.
Where have I heard this before?
Oh, yes. Here:
A cacerolazo or cacerolada is a form of popular protest practised in certain Spanish-speaking countries – in particular Argentina – which consists in a group of people creating noise by banging pots, pans, and other utensils in order to call for attention.
It is believed that the first cacerolazos took place in Chile between 1971 and 1973, led by middle and upper class women who were opposed to the socialist Allende government, primarily because of shortages of basic goods.
So what Bachmann’s real models are the people who brought us Augusto Pinochet. If the shoe fits…