Monday, October 20, 2008

Ignorant Dolt-of-the-Week Follow-up ... Censure Michele Bachmann!

Just a little follow-up, on our Ignorant-Dolt-of-the-week, that we posted last Friday (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised).

I half expect, for McKKKain and Palin, aided mightily by the Right Wing Freak Show, to turn around Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's both-feet-in-mouth call for a McCarthyism-inspired expose to weed out those in Congress who are Anti-American and blame it as a left-liberal witch hunt, with tentacles tying in ACORN going out and registering Pet Rocks to vote, and the type of thing that will be a daily occurance if Barack Obama is elected.

Just so everyone is clear on this, here is the full interview of our Ignorant-Dolt-of-the-Week (IDOTW), with Tweety on 'Hardball'

McCarthy's back: Bachmann on Hardball

The first volley of it being the above-referenced witch hunt comes from the IDOTW, herself;

The McCarthyist Liar: Bachmann Denies Saying What She Said

But Wait!

As it turns out, the IDOTW has turned herself into a fund-raising machine - FOR HER OPPONENT!

Minn.'s Bachmann Dials Down Obama Criticism

The comment by the first-term Republican fueled a surge of campaign donations to her opponent, Democrat Elwyn Tinklenberg. His campaign says Sunday evening that he has raised $640,000 since she made it.

Bachmann appeared on a WCCO-TV show earlier Sunday to say she isn't saying that Obama's views are anti-American. She says, "That was a misreading of what I said."
Here's a heart-felt post of thanks from Elwyn Tinklenberg, last Friday evening, last Friday evening, as the "anti-Bachmann money started to roll in.

Something tells me, she is going to run the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, from the considerable amount of dialing back she's going to need to do.

And it's a good thing IDOTW has one of the "gold-plated-Cadillac" health plans, for there's always the chance, in attempting to walk this back, she trips and falls.

Maybe, she'll need to go into full battle-mode, and carve out a bunker to work from, say, something like adopting the McKKKain hack Nancy Puss'n'Boots policy, and announcing that she's in the "Real Minnesota".

For the flak has been flying, aimed squarely at IDOTW.

Like Colin Powell, yesterday, in his endorsement of Obama.

And this juicy morsel, "The Republicans have lifted the lid off their rightwing id", from Michael Tomasky, at The Guardian;
Before we go any further - who is this Bachmann? She's a first-term backbencher from exurban Minneapolis who says the Lord told her to run for Congress. She declared herself "a fool for Christ" in 2006 when she announced her candidacy. By all accounts she's down with the whole rightwing Christian package: immigrants bring disease and pestilence, homosexuals want to indoctrinate straight children, and so on. Republican leadership undoubtedly pushed her out on to television because she is, as you Brits say, a looker - at least by the standards of Congress.

The call for an investigation into the beliefs of every federal lawmaker, and an exposé of those found wanting in their patriotism, certainly takes us into deeply creepy territory. I would not call Bachmann herself a fascist. Odd as it sounds, to do so would be to grant her far too much credit. For one to embrace an -ism, even a repugnant one, one needs to have read a certain amount of history and political philosophy. Bachmann is just an idiot. She wouldn't know Edmund Burke from Billie Burke (she played the good witch in the Wizard of Oz), and she obviously has no idea that, in her rejection of the two bedrock American principles of separation of church and state and freedom of thought, she is the one who is as anti-American as they come.
Oh man, you could spend the day teeing off on IDOTW like this ...

But there are better things to do, and better ways to slap down IDOTW.

Like joining the nearly 50,000 folks who have signed the petition for having Congress censure IDOTW;
Tell Congress to Censure Michele Bachmann

You can also visit, and get more info on the IDOTW, over on Dump Michele Bachmann, which boasts "Michele Bachmann is Minnesota's Answer to Florida's Katherine Harris. This blog is here to chronicle Michele Bachmann's antics."

Bonus IDOTW Riffs

David Neiwert: Michelle Bachmann gives voice to the right's darkest impulses

TChris: You're Either a Republican Or You're Anti-American

The Jed Report: McCain and Palin Resurrect McCarthy's Attacks

Eric Kleefeld: GOP Rep. To Environmentalists: Jesus Already Saved The Planet

Nicole Belle: Michelle Bachmann is one crazy person

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are being way too hard on Ms. Bachman.
I think we should thank her for showing the country what kind of people the hard right wingers really are.
Shoot, we might even owe her a debt of gratitude when the Democrats win the House, Senate and White House.

Look - this lady tells it like it is, instead of hiding behind pseudo populist lies of Joe the Occupation (fill in the blank).

She clarified the right wing agenda in a way few have.

I love it!!