Modern day McCarthyism backfires

On the Chris Matthews Show last night, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, (R) Minnesota, suggested that all members of Congress should be vetted to see who is anti-American in a stunning attempt to resurrect the ghost of Joseph McCarthy.  Drawing a line between liberals, leftists and anti-Americanism,  Bachmann went on to say that, “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 if they are pro-America or anti-America.”  Here’s video of the exchange.

After her appearance on Hardball, bloggers began calling for those outraged by her comments to donate to her opponent for her Congressional seat in MN-06, Elwyn Tinklenberg.  A campaign called, “Time to kick Michele Bahman (sic) out of Congress,” was established and as of the time I write this, it has received $30,490 from 701 donors, killing it’s $10,000 goal.  If you would like to contribute, visit ActBlue.



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2 responses to “Modern day McCarthyism backfires

  1. David R

    As a former long time resident of Minnesota (1956 – 1972), and a 1972 graduate of the University of Minnesota, with family that still lives there, I strongly urge you to do all you can to get rid of Michele “Josephine McCarthy” Bachmann.

    I saw her Friday, October 17, 2008, interview on Hardball on MSNBC. The woman is an odious and disgusting individual who should not be allowed anywhere near the U.S. Congress.

    As a result, I contributed $50 to Mr. Tinklenberg. Please do the same.

    Please make me proud to be a Minnesotan.

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