Monday, October 20, 2008

Patriotic Americans Donate to Defeat McCarthy Protege

Over the weekend, I wrote about Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann. If you recall, she claims Sen. Obama and those with whom he associates have "anti-American" views and she demanded an investigation into which members of Congress were also "anti-American". She essentially implied that all liberals are "anti-American". I also wrote about her (lame) attempts to clarify her statement (she was "misread" she claims...) and Colin Powell's reference to Rep. Bachmann's comments as an example of why he was endorsing Sen. Obama and why he was upset with the tone of this campaign.

Following Bachmann's comments, "pro-Americans" all across the country stood up for such ideals as democracy, the marketplace of ideas, freedom of speech, thought, expression, and association, and the very concept that we can disagree with each other and with our government without being unpatriotic. The day after Rep. Bachmann spewed her vile McCarthy-esque claims, her opponent, Elwyn Tinklenberg raised over $450,000 from more than 9,000 contributors and by this morning, had raised $640,000 from more than 13,000 contributors. Apparently there are quite a few people who didn't take kindly to Rep. Bachmann's venom.

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