(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?"
She is a nut like many in the repuglican party
Here is what this chick should be doing instead of making foolish comments. Put forth a financial recovery plan, a plan that will take more than likely 8 years. It has to be very specific, practical, and done in stages and small steps. Currently Washington politicos are working in chaos, mostly confused, greedy, and worst of all are MOSTLY financially illiterate. Just try and live your life as our govt does in running this country and you would be either in jail, on the streets, or committed to a mental facility.
She makes "I'm not a which!" look reasonable!!!
Why does anyone listen to this Looney Tune?
It blows my mind how the Republican party continues to vote this woman into office. At least she's done the rest of the country (outside of Minnesota) a favor and has decided not to run again, so there's that...
She is a sick woman.
I would prefer that Bachmann keep her desires to herself.
Is this the best they can come up with? Seriously?
Is it just me or do they have naughty things on their mind much of the time?
Truth is stranger than fiction,
She does realize he knows she is on the way out and could care less what she thinks..
The GOP is smarter than that, right?
Don't forget the slaves were freed by the founding fathers in 1776-according to professor B.
She makes a fool of herself each time she speaks. She has been insignificant as a House Member, ridiculous as a Presidential wannabe, and defeated if she ran for re-election in 2014.
good riddance to dumb garbage-who votes for her?
She's a great looking woman, but a colossal dummy.
Oh how the comedians are going to have a field day with this remark! :)
Alotta hot air from someone with alotta air upstairs.
Poor Minnesota Barbie...she, as usual, is expressing her own brand of idiocy, ignorance and low level of sanity.
sorry excuse for representative of these United States...let alone a woman if she and her husband have been able to make that distinction
the gop are not rational, for the most part the voices most often heard from the gop are sensationalist, reactionary, and ignorant
Bachman is clearly in the wrong profession....need I say more? And calling her irrational is being generous.
Total disrespect for the president. I cannot help but think that the lack of restraint and degrading imagery is due to racial bias.
....I am just confounded....this woman needs to try thinking just once before she opens her mouth
Is it a good idea to say stuff like this?