Saturday, October 18, 2008

Censure Michele Bachmann

Representative Michele Bachmann did something so reprehensible that she deserves to be censured by Congress.

On yesterday's edition of Hardball, with Chris Matthews, the Representative from Minnesota, went one step beyond the familiar Obama/Ayers lies, she indicated that Senator Barack Obama, and others in Congress, share anti-American views.

She even went so far as to recommend that journalists investigate liberal members of Congress.

Watch the video for yourself:

That McCarthy-esque moment was followed by some refreshingly powerful words from Katrina Vanden Heuvel. Watch:

A website has been set up to gather petitions to urge Congress to censure Michele Bachmann. Please visit the site and access the petition here.

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Justin said...

I saw the interview last night, she was totally outrageous. According to her anyone who is a liberal is a leftist terrorist. I am going to contribute to her Democrat opponent campaign.

I think she is dangerously flirting with inciting violence.

She called Obama, a terrorist who is who is un-American. Goes to show how desperate the Republican are getting.

Not once did she talk about the many economic issues facing this country.

I can only hope she loses her re-election.

Peter David said...

Look...I'm a liberal. Unrepentant about it. I'm voting for Obama and think that the McCain/Palin tactics trying to link Obama and terrorism are repulsive.

But I just watched that interview, and that was just shoddy journalism. In fact, it wasn't even journalism. Matthews didn't interview her. He interviewed himself. He strung various separate observations together, linked them as if SHE had linked them, and then questioned her as if she had said them. Granted, her closing comment about the media doing an in-depth investigation wasn't well-advised, but he kept hammering away at her and I think she just said the first thing that popped into her head. There's a huge difference between saying that the media should investigate liberals and saying that committees should be formed to investigate them.

I've never heard of Michele Bachmann before, but to me it sure looked like Matthews had an agenda and was using her to perpetuate it. She was out of her depth; I'd be inclined to cut her some slack.

scootmandubious said...

I know what you are saying, but Chris Matthews was doing what he was doing for a very specific reason.

People like Michele Bachman like to make aspersions about character, and the un-Americanism of those of us on the left.

Chris Matthews was deliberately getting her to advance to the real connection Bachmann was trying to put into people's minds.

That is EXACTLY the message about the left that she wanted to convey.

I know it was a tactic, but it was calling on these hatemongers to say what they really are implyijng with this ugly rhetoric.

THAT is why I found his line of questioning acceptable.

If she didn't feel that way, about those she disagrees with politically...if she didn't have such a lack of respect for opposing viewpoints...Matthews questions would have been easily pushed away.

I know what your point is, but I respectfully disagree.