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Saturday, October 18, 2008

GOP Congresswoman: Bring Back McCarthy

A stunning bit of television in which Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) calls for an investigation into congressional members to find out whose holding "Anti-American" views. Guess she was following up on Palin's remarks that she was happy to be in "pro-America" parts of the country. Chris Matthews can barely contain his anger after the interview ends. He has a spokeswoman on from the Obama campaign, but he just rants at her and lets her nod in agreement. Why wouldn't you? He's right. Just watch:

From the Huffington Post:
"If we look at the collection of friends that Barack Obama has had in his life," she said, "it calls into question what Barack Obama's true beliefs and values and thoughts are. His attitudes, values, and beliefs with Jeremiah Wright on his view of the United negative; Bill Ayers, his negative view of the United States. We have seen one friend after another call into question his judgment -- but also, what it is that Barack Obama really believes?"

Goaded by a Chris Matthews to explain exactly what she was talking about (at one point Bachmann seemed to imply that liberalism was anti-Americanism), the congresswoman waded deeper into the mud.

"Remember it was Michele Obama who said she is only recently proud of her country and so these are very anti-American views," she said. "That's not the way that most Americans feel about our country. Most Americans are wild about America and they are very concerned to have a president who doesn't share those values."

Matthews later pressed her to name a single member of Congress other than Obama who she thought was anti-American. Bachmann, who initially wouldn't budge, called for a major "expose" into the matter.

"What I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. I wish they would. I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out if they are pro-America or anti-America," she said.
Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Editor of the Nation, can't contain her anger at what she just heard on Hardball, and tears Bachmann apart.

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