Your "anti-America" is my campaign finance bonanza

Michelle Bachman's impersonation of Joe McCarthy raises $400,000 for her Democratic opponent.


Andrew Leonard
October 19, 2008 12:42AM (UTC)

Hint to Republicans running for office in 2008: Maybe you should think twice before going on national television and ranting about "anti-American" Democrats. As has been documented here, there and everywhere across the political blogosphere, Rep. Michelle Bachman, R-Minn., channeled Sen. Joe McCarthy on "Hardball" Friday night and called for the media to do a "penetrating exposé" of "the views of the people in Congress and find out, are they pro-America or anti-America?"

Bachman has a well-deserved reputation for extreme religious right-wing antics:

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So how 'bout that appearance on "Hardball"? In the 24 hours since, her Democratic opponent, Elwyn Tinklenberg, has raised $438,346.57, according to his campaign.

If there is a God, she appears to be ticked off at Michelle Bachman.


Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

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