Michelle Bachman's crazy tirade raises $400,000 for her opponent

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    Following Rep. Michele Bachmann’s appearance with Chris Matthews yesterday, America is learning what many in Minnesota already knew, which is that putting Bachmann in front of a live microphone is like handing an excitable 15-year-old a bottle of gin and a loaded gun. The only question is when something unspeakable is going to happen.

    Bachmann is no stranger to the hysterical off-the-cuff reaction. In her BC (Before Congress) incarnation, perhaps the most celebrated instance of Michele being Michele was a bizarre 2005 incident in a little town called Scandia. At the conclusion of a heated town meeting, then-state Sen. Bachmann retreated to a bathroom, where a couple of her constituents followed to continue the argument.

    Then, according to a police report (PDF) that Bachmann later filed with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

    BACHMAN [sic] STATED THAT WHEN SHE WAS GETTING READY TO LEAVE SHE WENT TO THE RESTROOM. SENATOR BACHMAN STATED THAT WHEN SHE WAS TRYING TO LEAVE THE RESTROOM, 2 WOMEN BLOCKED IN AND TOLD HER THEY WANTED TO CONTINUE TALKING. SEN BACHMAN STATED SHE WAS AFRAID AND SCREAMED FOR HELP. THE 2 WOMEN LET HER LEAVE THE RESTROOM WHEN SHE SCREAMED. THE WOMEN ARE BELIEVED TO BE W/ THE GLBT GROUP.

    In short, Michele Bachmann claimed to have been briefly kidnapped, and caused to fear for her safety, by a pair of argumentative lesbian constituents. The incident never resulted in charges, in part because Bachmann’s own account of it kept shifting. (The Dump Bachmann blog has a good contemporaneous summary.)

    Shortly after arriving in Congress, Bachmann briefly made headlines by revealing to St. Cloud Times reporter Lawrence Schumacher that the US government had agreed to a secret plan to turn half of Iraq over to Iran: “There is already agreement made,” said Bachmann. “They are going to get half of Iraq, and that is going to be a terrorist safe haven zone where they can go ahead and bring about more attacks in the Middle East, and come against the United States.”

    Minnesota Independent: News. Politics. Media. Michele Bachmann’s Hardball blowup: Minnesotans knew it was only a matter of time
     
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    A statement from her opponent El Tinklenberg:

    "24 hours ago, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced that all those who disagree with her are “Anti-American.” Since then, the outpouring of support for my campaign has been extraordinary. Since Congresswoman Bachmann’s outrageous remarks, my campaign has raised $438,346.57, and we’re working to reach $500,000 by 5 p.m. today. Congresswoman Bachmann’s extreme ideology divides people, but her comments on MSNBC’s Hardball have united all of those who believe that I will jump start the ecomomy on Main Street by creating jobs and rebuilding our infrastructure. As a Minister and Mayor, I brought people together. I believe that we build by addition, not division. I want to thank you all. It is now clear that we have the momentum to win and I ask for your financial support. I will keep everyone posted."

    http://minnesotaindependent.com/13730/tinklenberg-we-raised-438k-since-3-pm-friday
     
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    :lol: This is good stuff.

    Its a good metaphor for why I like strong, lefty women. Remember that incident with Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney? When that cop grabbed her did she "scream" for help? Fuck no, she sucker punched him. :lol:
     
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    yeah, I think this is the same lady who blamed the housing crisis on blacks too.
     
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    You are correct.

    She makes Katherine Harris look like Albert Einstein.
     
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    Now what exactly did she say that was so offensive? I mean she's from Minnosota... That same state just put te first Muslim in congress and will vote to elect a radical Muslim Marxist to the office of the US Presidency, just 7 years after the US was attacked BY radical Muslim Marxists... and is PRESENTLY AT WAR WITH SAME.

    And please don't repost your URL... just tell me what it is you think she said that was responsible for the 'outrage.' As for the leftist asserting that he raised half a meg because of her comments... he's a leftists, and as such, much like yourself this would mean he's not very bright and prone to misrepresenting the facts for the purposes of propping up ideological delusions.
     
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    Why insult Albert, LOL? I mean not drop dead gorgeous, but passable and VERY SMART! GO AL!!! Kathy has a long way to go!
     
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    I don't think that is what she did... I think she blamed it on black leftists... which is true... to the extent that black leftists are in large measure the ones that demanded that the US Government take measures to manipulate the private sector, forcing lending standards to be lowered to accommodate those that cannot qualifiy for a mortgage... this on specious PC grounds.

    Now that is an incontestable fact... the CBC was up to their black communist asses in the mortgage meltdown and to suggest otherwise is either throughly dishonest, stupefyingly ignorant or both... which woul dbe the default leftist position on pretty much everything.
     
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    You don't know what your talking about. The CRA was started in 1977. If you read the actual percent of those defaulting today, you will find out that the minorities are a minority. There were more control with these loans than with the general loans in the last few years. All you had to do is say you were a "whatever" and they caluclated what you could make as a "whatever" and then gave you the loan.

     
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