I couldn't believe what I was hearing and seeing when Michele
Bachmann was on Hardball last week and seemed to spew hatred and modern day
McCarthyism. She, in my opinion, showed her true divisive colors and folks
around the country sent her opponent
a ton of money. After receiving over $800,000 in campaign contributions in less
than 72 hrs, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has added
Tinklenberg to its Red to Blue program, a list of candidates deemed capable of
beating a Republican incumbent. This race wasn't even on the national radar
until this weekend.
This Congresswoman is a real wingnut.
As a state legislator, she was filmed hiding in the bushes at a rally against her same-sex marriage amendment. She once brought people into the Minnesota Capitol to pray over the desks of lawmakers who opposed her. Highlights of her time in Congress include the uncomfortably long embrace of George W. Bush after a state of the union address. More recently, her opposition to energy-efficient lightbulbs garnered jeers and notoriety.
Chris Matthews Hardball Transcript:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: So this is a character issue. You believe that Barack Obama may -- you're suspicious because of this relationship -- may have anti-American views. Otherwise, it's probably irrelevant to this discussion.
REP. MICHELE BACHMANN, R-MINN.: Absolutely. I absolutely...
MATTHEWS: Do you believe that... Barack Obama may have anti-American views?
BACHMANN: Absolutely. I'm very concerned that he may have anti- American views. That's what the American people are concerned about. That's why they want to know what his answers are. That's why Joe the plumber has figured so highly in had the last few days...
MATTHEWS: OK. I just want to get off this...
BACHMANN: What I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. I wish they would. I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out, are they pro-America or anti-America? I think people would love to see an expose like that.