Rep. Michele Bachmann on Hardball

In the days following this interview, Michele Bachmann’s opponent, Elwyn Tinklenberg, raised over $1 Million, as many people were put off by her comments about Barack Obama, and her call for the Media to investigate “Anti-American” Views in Congress.

Today, Representative Bachmann is in Damage Control Mode.

Bachmann is now claiming she never said Obama was “Anti-American,” and that she was Set Up by Chris Matthews.

If all else Fails, blame the “Evil East Coast Elitist Media.”

I find the Reaction to Jeremiah Wright’s comments about “Chickens Coming Home to Roost” especially Tiresome, and Disingenuous.

For those who forgot, this is what Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson had to say several days after the attacks on 9/11.

Falwell- “What we saw on Tuesday, as terrible as it is, could be minuscule if, in fact, God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve.”

Robertson- “Well, Jerry, that’s my feeling. I think we’ve just seen the antechamber to terror, we haven’t begun to see what they can do to the major population.”

Falwell- “The ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for this. And I know I’ll hear from them for this, but throwing God…successfully with the help of the federal court system…throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools, the abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked and when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad…I really believe that the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who try to secularize America…I point the thing in their face and say you helped this happen.”

Robertson- “I totally concur, and the problem is we’ve adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government, and so we’re responsible as a free society for what the top people do, and the top people, of course, is the court system.”

You can read more at Snopes.

When you couple Bachmann’s comments with Sarah Palin’s remark about  “Real America,”you have to wonder-

What Exactly is the GOP Doing?

Here we are in the Midst of the Worst Financial Crisis since the Depression, and Republicans are running on a Platform that can only be described as “Naziesque.”

Remember, Hitler used the Depression of 1933 to Stir up Extreme Nationalism, and Racial Hatred in Germany.

As the Election Approaches, the GOP is Working Diligently to Narrow the Appeal of the Republican Brand.

They Incessantly Stir Up their Base, which already Drank the Kool-Aid Decades Ago, and seem Utterly Disinterested in Broadening Their Reach.

Where is the GOP headed?

Do they actually have any Plans for the Future other than Accusing Any, and Everyone who disagrees with them of being “Anti-American?”

Is that a “Platform?”

After Eight Years of Chimpy’s Divisiveness, Hate Mongering, and Failed Policies, shouldn’t they be offering an Apology to the American People instead of Lashing Out like Narcissitic Children?

Where’s the “Christian Humility?”

The GOP, in its Current Incarnation, is Committing Suicide, whether they Acknowledge It or Not.

Running on Hatred, and Bitterness only Goes So Far.

And-

Even if Mc Cain/Palin somehow Win the Presidency, the Republican Party’s Downfall is Inevitable.

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~ by fairlane on October 22, 2008.

9 Responses to “Rep. Michele Bachmann on Hardball”

  1. ahh yes … those horrid “pagans” and “abortionists” and “feminists” and “gays” and “lesbians” … i had forgotten that it was THOSE GUYS who caused 9/11, not saddam hussein [obama!!!].

    just to show you how things never change, recall what bill bennett said the other day (yesterday) to rick davis, about the Liberal Feminists being JEALOUS of sarah palin because she is GOOD LOOKING and HAPPY.

    that’s right. i forgot that too. we angry liberal feminists are not only UGLY but we’re UNHAPPY as well. hmmm. can you blame us (at least for the unhappy part!!). although, i personally know quite a few “liberal feminists” who are quite hot and, conversely, some right-wing dogmatics who are, yes, surprise!! dogs.

    not that looks are everything of course.

    😉

    oh my.

  2. Anita! You ARE still around!

    I wish I could be a pagan gay lesbo abortionist feminist but I’m unhappily ugly.

    fairlane, I was right with ya until the last part. The Republican party will not be down for long. The economy, like Perot in 92, is helping the Dem out. You know they’ll find some way to fuck it up and some gooper will be back in charge soon enough.

  3. U know, it’s still hard to imagine people still can think like this.
    Yet, a week or so ago on local radio, we heard the same shit. Someone from our community called the station and complained. The dj apologized, then followed with the same rhetoric.

    I notice he doesn’t talk politics anymore. Maybe a small portion of indy-anna will change ……

    We shall C!

    Cheers to ya jonesy! ; )

  4. fairlane… thought you might like to know that the RNC has stopped funding Bachmann’s campaign for a house seat from MN. Apparently, even they could countenance her bullshit.

  5. randal, yes, i remain a ghostly shadow wandering the blogosphere, blogless, yet still, i have the occasional thing to say.

    but seriously, you’re NOT a pagan gay lesbo abortionist feminist? i had you completely wrong, i guess!!

    i’ll return to the shadows now … but i’ll continue to blow in (no pun intended!!) time and again …

  6. ooops, or is pun intended? obviously i’m a CONFUSED apparition.

  7. It’s difficult to straddle both places at once. I’m not sure if any puns were intended there either. Stop confusing me.

  8. That’s good news Spartacus.

  9. U know, it’s still hard to imagine people still can think like this.
    Many times people complaint that we heard the same shit. Someone from our community called the station and complained.

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