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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Enough = Enough!


On the October 17 episode of MSNBC's Hardball, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota claimed that Barack Obama and other members of Congress share anti-American views.

Bachmann thinks that anyone who disagrees with her personal political agenda is unpatriotic. But she is the one who has a lot to learn about what it means to love America.

Her fellow members of Congress need to take a stand and tell Michele Bachmann that her disgusting accusations have no place in our country. Tell Congress to censure Rep. Bachmann.

Watch the video, and then sign the petition here.

Warning: To listen to Michele Backmann is to watch someone channeling Joe McCarthy. It may cause your skin to crawl and a cold chill to go up your spine. Should this happen, stop the video immediately, take some deep breaths and then sign the petition.

P.S. This effort is on a private website, which, as I post this, has almost 40,000 signatures. It wouldn't hurt to call or write your own Congressional Representative.

6 comments:

FranIAm said...

Michelle Bachman has always been offensive to me, but never more than this.

You know, after reading that piece on the Daily Episcopalian about the McCain Halloween display in Minneapolis, hearing about Bachman and other things, including something from a private email that I received from someone in that city, I worry.

That is not to malign Minneapolis, but it does concern me and I think that it is the tip of the ugly racist iceberg that is most of our country.

Lisa Fox said...

Amen, Elizabeth.

But there's another option. Why try to get Congress to censure her when we can help defeat her so she won't even be in Congress after the election? Go to AMERICAblog for some commentary and a link to make a donation to her Democratic opponent. At the moment, the incumbent Bachmann has only a 4-point lead over her challenger. Defeating her would be much more satisfying that censuring her, dontcha think?

VTcrone said...

According to TPM's blog yesterday, Bachmann's Dem. opponant has raised $500,000 since she let loose on HARDBALL. (Bachmann's almost as scarey as She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.)

I'm one of the 40,000 who signed the petition and I'll probably make a donation to Tinklenberg's campaign.

rick allen said...

Utterly off-topic remark:

I always enjoy the "side matter" of blogs, and I noted the following in your "Today in History":

"1812 Napoleon's beaten French army began its long, disastrous retreat from Moscow."

Which isn't quite right, I think. It was actually today that Napoleon's VICTORIOUS army left Moscow. After all, he had decisively defeated Kutuzov at Boromino, IIRC, and had occupied Moscow without opposition. Had be been so minded he could have slung a great "Mission Acomple" banner across the Kremlin.

There is much talk among some of our fellow citizens about the need for victory in Iraq. Seems to me we've had one, and, as with Bonaparte, it doesn't seem to have had the effects we anticipated. I certainly hope that we can do a better extricating ourselves.

Jim said...

Thanks to the wrong wing press, there exists a substantial block of voters who actually think "liberal" means "anti-American." That video shows the equation working. By shouting "liberal" she justifies in her deluded mind, "anti-American."

The conduct is familiar, after all we get it with 'liberal' and 'apostate.' I suppose it is handy for those who refuse to think.

;;sigh;;

FWIW
jimB

Muthah+ said...

"You don't have to define others in order to define yourself." Madpriest