(CNN) – She tried to run against President Barack Obama as last year's GOP nominee.
But with that dream dashed, Rep. Michele Bachmann has another idea.
"He has a perpetual magic wand, and nobody's given him a spanking yet and taken it out of his hand," the Minnesota Republican told WorldNetDaily. "That's what Congress needs to do. The way we spank the president is we do it through the checkbook."
She was speaking to the conservative website about the ongoing battle over comprehensive immigration reform. The "magic wand" she refers to is the power to implement executive actions, like the one taken by Obama last year to defer deportations of young undocumented immigrants who were brought here by their parents.
A bipartisan immigration reform bill passed the Senate last month that included a pathway to citizenship, which many Republicans, including Bachmann, regard as "amnesty."
As the push for immigration reform slows in the House, Bachmann warned fellow opponents of a pathway to citizenship that resistance in the lower chamber may not hold up under pressure from GOP leaders who she said were sold on an "amnesty bill."
"The only game in town is legalization, for President Obama and for Senate Democrats. They want that legalization status," Bachmann, who will not run for re-election in 2014, said.
She suggested using Congress' ability to allocate funds to reject Obama's priorities, including the Affordable Care Act.
"We have the power of the purse," she said. "The most powerful body in Washington D.C. is the House of Representatives, which I'm honored to be a part. We're the ones that say, 'No, you can't have the money.' What's wrong with us? What is wrong with us that we would give the president ten cents to fund Obamacare?"
When will we be rid of this empty headed wanna be?
Is Michele Bachmann making terrorist threats against the US President?
All signs point to "Yes".
And I want to glue Bachmann's hands to her face then duct tape the whole mess until we can never hear her talk about anything again.
He husband should have left the State's purse alone.
Really, Bachmann!!! Do you not know how ridiculous you sound? You are supposed to be an educated and polished woman. Please behave as though you are.
What a room temperature IQ? Go home, Michelle my bell!
Bachmann is nothing but a hairdo...
That said, the president can always pull money from a multiple of other agencies and sources to fund Obamacare.
Oh gawd ... she's quitting, right? What's her last day?
What is she doing in Congress?????????????
Wish she, Coulter, Palin and Limbaugh, Beck and one other right wing nut would go off to a deserted island, never to be heard from again..... We all need some peace and quiet and conversations with better people than they are.
Wow! Sounds like someone has issues with President Obama. She sounds even more irrational than usual.
You do realize if you simply stop covering her she will disintegrate into a historical footnote the same way McCarthy did. Right? Oh, sorry, that cheapens McCarthy's historical relevance.
Either it is total lack of manners, when speaking about the president...Or it's Dr. Freud saying hello. A repressed late middle age white woman free-associating about a handsome and powerfu black man.
I'd like to slap HER. What a crackpot.
Dear GOD . . . . would you please send her to that new planet that was just discovered. She can join Sara Palin there.
.. Because with the separation of powers, the executive branch can't be arbitrarily called to task for enforcing the laws the congress passes .. No matter what some soon to be ex-congressperson thinks to the contrary
"No you can't have the money". Congress is responsible for having absolutely no scruples when it comes to spending tasxpayers money. Yeah you do have power of the purse and how has that worked out. The House is a bunch of blithering, self serving idiots and Bachmann is the Queen Dummy.
It's hard to say who the bigger idiot is between Bachmann and Palin.
You just cannot fix CRAZY. I don't understand how the USA has about 45,000,000 more, just like her. Ship these folks to the Congo if they want to live in 1860.
She is awesome. One of the few people that will tell the truth.
When is this moron quitting again? Please let it be soon.
"The most powerful body in Washington D.C. is the House of Representatives"
Either she's not aware that the Senate can easily kill a House bill in seconds, or she's completely delusional. With her history, I have to assume she's completely delusional.
...Between Bachman and her thieving staff members, we sure have a credible alternative right there! *Note extremely venomous sarcasm*
Hahahahaaaaaaaaaaa, yeah keep talking sugar. You make your party look reaaaaaally good.
Mrs. Bachman should realize that President Obama is a true gentleman. And she is no lady.