Who in Congress would you assign to another McCarthy -era HUAC witchhunt? Is anyone dumb enough to do it? Michele Bachmann, you say? BINGO! Calling someone a "commie pinko!" seems to suit her ever vicious, ever ungrammatical style.
Yesterday - Same idiot, different venue, different tune:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: So you believe that Barack Obama may have anti-American views?
BACHMANN: Absolutely. I’m very concerned he may have anti-American views.*
Alright. So Bachmann is in the news, asking newsmen to investigate Barack Obama and other members of Congress who might not have worn flag lapel pins in the last several weeks. Or bringing to light congressmen who have funny first, middle or last names. They could be suspected of being anti-American!
HOST: You do feel his [Obama’s] views are anti-American?
BACHMANN: I feel his views are concerning. (note bad grammar - should be "are of concern" - then again, it's the new Republicanspeak) I’m calling on the media to investigate them. I’m not saying that his views are anti-American. That was a misreading of what I said. And so I don’t believe that’s my position. (Again, bad grammar - like a child who is covering something up with a grown-up style she's not comfortable with.) I’m calling on the media to take a look at what his views are. (Hmmm...can't she research it herself? Is she saying that the media may have missed something these last two years?)
And what's Bachmann's standard for being anti-American? Not a member of The Assemblies of God Church? Not white? SAT scores a little too high?
No matter what Bachmann's ideas of being anti-American, rest assured she'll tell us someday. And it will, of course, be bad timing.
Please vote for her opponent, Elwyn Tinklenberg.
*Her comment was denounced by Colin Powell as "nonsense" in an October 19, 2008 interview. Powell said: “This business of... a congressman (sic) from Minnesota who’s going around saying, ‘Let’s examine all congressmen to see who’s pro-America and who’s not pro-America. We have got to stop this kind of nonsense and pull ourselves together and remember that our great strength is in our unity and our diversity.”