A Minnesotans thoughts on Michelle Bachmann

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Michelle Bachmann has turned into quite a hot topic here in the netroots after her disgraceful performance on Hardball that that you can watch for yourself here.

It’s hard to even begin on how horrifying that McCarthyesque, hateful interview was. But a lot of us Minnesotans have known about Michelle Bachmann and her hateful, extreme ways for years. Thankfully we’ve got a real shot at beating her this year, and you can help send her and her hateful brand of politics packing. Keep reading to find out how!

The Bachmann Record:

First a little more about Michelle Bachmann and why it is so critical that we win this race. You already know about her shameful performance on Hardball. But Michelle Bachmann has been embarrassing Minnesotans for a long time on a lot more then just that.

Blames Economic Woes on Minorities:

Just recently she blamed the financial crises on minorities,

Anti-Gay Zealot:

She was Minnesota’s leading anti-gay politician and now she’s a favorite of the anti-gay movement. When there was a march for GLBT rights on the day the Minnesota legislature voted down a hateful anti-gay constitutional amendment of hers she literally hid in the bushes and spied on them, I’M NOT KIDDING! During her rallies for her hateful amendment people carried signs calling for the murder of gay and lesbian people and she’s since said she’s proud of that rally.

Energy Dumb:

Bachmann is a global warming denier despite all the evidence out there. She also thinks if those horrible Democrats didn’t take over Congress gas would magically be 2 dollars a gallon. Yes she’s from the “Drill Baby Drill” school of thought.

Worst Person in the World:

Michelle has been appearing frequently on Keith Olbermann’s Worst Person in the World segment for over two years now. Here was her first time

and here is her latest

If you want to know more about why we need to Dump Bachmann head over to the good folks at Dump Bachmann who have been working hard to do just that since before she was even in Congress!

Send El to Congress!

Photo by Aaron Landry

Thankfully we’ve got someone great running to replace her. Elwyn Tinklenberg. El was a city councilman and mayor of Blaine (a big city in the district), Minnesota Transportation Commissioner and is currently president of the The Tinklenberg Group a transportation consulting firm. He’s a big advocate for public transit, strongly pro-union and for smart economic policies, supports universal healthcare, is for ending the war in Iraq and is a strong advocate for a transition alternative energy and a green economy.  

But he win?

Yes! A recent poll showed him only 4 points behind Bachmann or within the margin of error with 15 percent undecided. El’s got a perfect profile for the district but while Bachmann has raised 2 million as of the end of Q3 Tinklenberg has only managed to raise 1 million. In short, he needs our help to get his message out and win.

So donate!

Every little bit counts.

Goal Thermometer

I set up a fundraising page with a goal of 10,000 so we can show Michelle Bachmann that we reject her politics of hate and so we can tell El Tinklenberg and his campaign that we embrace his politics of hope.

So donate to El Tinklenberg!

If Bachmann wins this race it will be a lot harder to beat her in the future and her politics of hate and fear could be in Congress for a generation. This is our best shot to prevent that. Michelle Bachmann is a disgrace to Minnesota and decent people everywhere in our nation.

So please, please. Donate to El Tinklenberg.

Originally posted at The Populista Report


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  1. Bachmann is “pro-choice”…on light bulbs.

  2. a big “Tweety” fan. But if putting her on his show last night and allowing her to spout her hate for all the world to see helps get her defeated…I’ll be forever grateful to him. She is indeed an embarrassment to all of Minnesota.  

  3. Bachmann, Palin, McCain and their followers so very obviously care only about getting and keeping power, no matter what they must do or say to get there.  They don’t care if the nation comes apart at the seams, or if their rhetoric incites people to the point of rage that they wouldn’t stop at violence to keep power.  They just want to win.  They don’t even flinch at using God as a prop.  

    Bachmann and her sisterhood and brotherhood of the traveling hatemongers have to be thrown out of power ASAP, because as long as she’s got power, America’s slide toward chaos will continue.

  4. completely falls apart the moment one turns the tables and starts bringing up the Bush family’s decades-long friendship, still extant to this day, with the bin Ladens!

    Did that relationship somehow magically go away? If so then why is Halliburton now headquartered in Saudi Arabia? Why was BushCo ready to hand control over every seaport in the northeastern United States to the United Arab Emirates? Why are gas and oil three times as costly as they were before Bush took office?

  5. as anything not of Satanically correct origin.

    Am I incorrect in associating “MS” with the Microshaft Corporation?  As a US patent holder of three US patents I consider my ability to generate some idea that a multi-national company considers worthy of spending thousands of dollars in legal fees to protect a neat accomplishment.  In the egalitarian scientific persuit I willingly give this to all humanity and may they easily ask me for help.  They can access my lab computers I did the experiments with,,,,,well actually they can’t,  they can’t because for one they are behind a corporate firewall and second because the world doesn’t have my password and third because they didn’t have my most recently computer mandated renewed password.  Yes assholianism in this case has been institutionalized via the constructs of software.  The software may have helped in the creation of said patentable ideas but now prevents those very same ideas from becoming widespread public knowledge.  Yes you can split an atom and heat millions of homes but you can also vaporize millions of homes via the very same noo-cue-lar technology.

    Microshit has always been about assholianism and the amount of control assholes exert over other people for parasitic profit.  I want control over my computer because I want it to perform services for me and not what the global community and Microshit decides it wants to give me.  I have no desire to pay for Microshit propaganda products of little value.


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