Michele Bachmann: Obama is peddling ‘crack cocaine’ health care

Updated
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at a press conference with Tea Party leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington May 16, 2013.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at a press conference with Tea Party leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington May 16, 2013.
Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann likened President Obama to a drug dealer.

“President Obama can’t wait to get Americans addicted to the crack cocaine of dependency on more government health care,” she said in an interview with the far-right WorldNetDaily site where she regularly gives explosive interviews.

Once they enroll millions of more individual Americans, it will be virtually impossible for us to pull these benefits back from people,” Bachmann continued. “All they want to do is buy love from people by giving them massive government subsidies.”

Bachmann echoed the Republican talking point on Obamacare, saying the program wasn’t ready to go live.

“On every possible level, this is a government program that is clearly not ready for prime time,” she said. “The administration is very defensive about this program because it’s bad on so many levels.”

Bachmann actually voted against the House’s resolution to delay Obamacare for one year, because she didn’t believe it went far enough to take down the health care law, but she told WND that she supports the goal of delaying it.

“Now is the time to put it out of its misery,” Bachman told WND.  “We have to do what we can do. Whether that means defunding it instead of repealing it, I’m for it. If it means delaying it, rather than repealing it. I’m for it.”

Michele Bachmann: Obama is peddling ‘crack cocaine’ health care

Updated