Enter your email address to subscribe to Irregular Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 255 other subscribers

Irregular Times Newsletters

Click here to subscribe to any or all of our six topical e-mail newsletters:
  1. Social Movement Actions,
  2. Credulity and Faith,
  3. Election News,
  4. This Week in Congress,
  5. Tech Dispatch and
  6. our latest Political Stickers and Such

Contact Us

We can be contacted via retorts@irregulartimes.com

Michele Bachmann Calls For Revival of McCarthy Hearings

It seems that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is the Sarah Palin of Minnesota – and no, that’s not a good thing.

michele bachmann is too kooky for congress campaign buttonDuring 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.

bumper sticker against michele bachmannThe 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.

1 comment to Michele Bachmann Calls For Revival of McCarthy Hearings

  • Karl Leuba

    So, what else is new. Republican Phil Graham set banking regulations back to the time prior to the Great Depression, and got to be co-chairman of the McCain for President Campaign.

    Michelle Bachmann is just following the great Republican Tradition of reviving all the things that allow for the subjugation and exploitation of the working class.

Leave a Reply

  

  

  

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>