First House Bill of 113th Congress Aims to Repeal Obamacare

Failed presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) today became the first member of the House of Representatives to file a bill in the 113th Congress – and she used the moment to rekindle the GOP’s obsessive interested in blocking affordable, quality health care.

If Michelle Bachmann didn’t exist, she would have to be invented by an absurdist author.

The House GOP repealed all or part of Obamacare 33 times in the last Congress, which mercifully concluded its business at noon today. It was one of the central messages of the Republican presidential candidate’s campaign.

But Obamacare was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court and endorsed by the voters in the November election. The House votes to repeal the law have only served to highlight the “do-nothing” nature of the 112th Congress, the least productive and one of the most unpopular sessions of Congress in modern history.

Bachmann’s bill is a joke – but not the kind you laugh at. Is it any wonder that this right-wing extremist incumbent came so close to losing her House seat in the election?