During a TV interview, Representative Bachmann accused Barack Obama of being “anti-American”. That’s crazy enough to warrant attention, but Bachmann didn’t stop there. Bachmann called for an investigation to identify anti-American members of Congress. She said,
“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.”
An investigation to identify anti-American members of the government? It seems like I’ve heard about that happening before. When was that? Oh yeah – the Joseph McCarthy hearings back in the 1950s before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Apparently, Michele Bachmann thinks that Americans would love to see a repeat of those hearings. Count me out.
The response to Bachmann’s call for a hunt against anti-America members of Congress has drawn a strong response, but not the sort that Bachmann was hoping for. Her challenger, Democrat El Tinklenberg, has received something like half a million dollars has been donated to the Tinklenberg for Congress campaign in just the 24 hours since Michele Bachmann’s outrageous remarks were broadcast on TV. These aren’t big donations. They’re small donations from grassroots opponents of Michelle Bachmann. There have been hundreds of thousands of donations to the Tinklenberg campaign from Friday to Saturday.
An opinion poll taken a few days before Bachmann started calling Barack Obama “anti-American” showed her with a just a 4-point lead over her opponent – within the margin of error. Keep your eyes out for a new poll taken after this weekend, to see where Bachmann’s tirade leads her.