Teabagger Michele Bachmann, who rails against Big Gubmit, is calling on the Feds to imprison everyone criticizing the Koch brothers.
Bachmann, who must have skipped class when the First Amendment was taught at her law school, believes critics of Charles and David Koch should be indicted on RICO anti-racketeering charges.
Appearing on Hate Radio, during CPAC's annual lunatic convention, Bachmann said,
I just thank God that there’s a billionaire or two on our side.Arresting critics and throwing them in jail -- straight out of GOP icon Vladmir Putin's playbook.
All the billionaires seem to be on the radical left, so I’m glad that we have a couple on ours.
I hope we get a few more that are willing that come out but realize also this is an intimidation movement. I’m sure that the donors on our side don’t like to have their names vilified and that’s what this is about, intimidating people from giving money to our cause, that’s it. There’s something called the RICO statute, the racketeering law, that should be applied against them for doing this. (cite)
RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act), of course, was designed to tackle organized criminal activities. Political speech as yet to be considered a criminal activity, but we're a young country, so who knows what the future holds.
In any event, you're On Notice, Jed Lewison, Laura Clawson, Barbara Morrill, Markos Moulitsas! Your days of hurting the fee-fees of Charles and David Koch are numbered.