Friday, October 17, 2008

Michelle Bachmann Loses Her Mind (Again)

Minnesota's own batshit-crazy congresscritter, Michelle Bachmann (R-Theocon, MN-06), has done it again. Appearing on MSNBC's Hardball, Bachmann called for an investigation of Congressional liberals, and accused Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama of "anti-American views," and of "having the most liberal views in the Congress." Bachmann "called into question what his (Obama's) true beliefs and thoughts are," and accused Michelle Obama, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and Rev. Michael Pfleger of having "over-the-top anti-American views." Conflating liberal politics with "anti-American views," Bachmann called for a media investigation of "anti-American members of Congress."

Bachmann described Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Sen. Obama as a "troika" having "far-leftist views." However, when pressed by Hardball host Chris Matthews, Bachmann declined to go so far as to equate "liberal politics" with "anti-American politics." Bachmann went on to claim that Obama's associations with Rev. Wright, Rev. Pfleger, Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers, and surprisingly, community organizer Saul Alinsky (who died in 1972, when Obama was 8 years old), were "troubling", and that they held "un-American" views. Repeatedly saying that she found "(Obama's) associations with people who hate America troubling," Bachmann nonetheless equivocated on calling all liberals anti-American.

Matthews questioned Bachmann on her interchangeable usage of liberal, leftist, and anti-American, asking her "how they all fit it." Bachmann stalled, then went on to express her concern that Obama and other members of Congress "might have anti-American views." Matthews then asked her exactly "how many members of Congress are in that 'anti-American' crowd you describe?" Bachmann weaseled out of the question by saying "you'd have to ask them, Chris." Bachmann ended by calling for a "penetrating expose" by the media of congressional liberals.

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Katrina vanden Heuvel appeared later on Hardball, shaken and angry at what she'd just heard (thanks to Stiffa at Daily Kos):

Update 2
As of 00:30 tonight, this story has hit all the major liberal blogs, the Rachel Maddow Show, and who knows what else! The netroots have responded by reaching into their pockets, and as of this moment, Tinklenberg's ActBlue page has raised over $82,000....over $1,000 in the last five minutes. Keep it going!

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