Even Redstate Can’t Ignore Michele Bachmann’s Constitutional Ignorance

The core of the Tea Party’s bizarre belief that everything from Social Security to Medicare to the Affordable Care Act violates the Constitution is tentherism — the belief that the 10th Amendment renders the United States as a whole almost completely impotent and leaves the most basic governance decisions up to the states. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), however doesn’t even understand how this phony tenther constitution works and she has repeatedly insisted that laws such as the Affordable Care Act are unconstitutional even at the state level. Indeed, Bachmann’s failure to understand the Tea Party’s fake constitution is so striking that the leading conservative blog RedState has had it with her “constitutional ignorance.” Bachmann’s failure to understand tentherism “is either ignorance on display or dishonest pandering,” according to RedState.