Dems Cash In When Hardball Goes Gotcha

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Oct 19, 2008 6:53 PM
The fringe left is threatened by Townhall friend Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.) because she has the nerve to speak aggressively about Obama's bad judgement.

(I gotta tell you, liberals just can't contain themselves around attractive, conservative politicians like Sarah Palin and Bachmann. It drives them up the wall)

Bachmann drives them so nuts they used one of her recent appearances on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews to raise money for her opponent.  This incident also illustrates a cozy relationship between the blogs, shows like Hardball and Democratic political candidates.

So what did she do that was so, so terrible? She had the audacity to say flat-out that Barack Obama associated with people who have anti-American views like William Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright. She stated these facts and Chris Matthews didn't like it one bit.

In the segment, Bachmann plainly said Obama's  former associates, who said things like "GD America!" (Wright) and posted photos of Che Guevara on the door of his office (Ayers), gave her concern Obama "may have anti- American views."

Matthews tried to spin that and make her say she thought ALL liberals were America-haters. The tape is truly stunning.

His line of questioning from there went like: "What parts of America would you say are anti-American? What parts of this country?" and " Do you think those 30 percent liberals [living in the US] are anti-American? The 30 percent of this country that calls itself liberals, are they ant-American?"

Bachmann said some of them, like Ward Churchill, probably were.

Matthews followed up: "
How many congresspeople, members of Congress, do you think are in that anti-American crowd you describe?"

Bachmann told Matthews the media should figure that out for themselves and Matthews was incredulous Bachmann would suggest such a thing.

The liberal blogs, which regularly make fun of Bachmann's faith in God, went nuts over the spot. Bachmann's Democratic opponent
El Tinklenberg said she went "too far" and blogged about it on the DailyKos.

It got picked up around the HuffingtonPost, Democratic Underground and lots of other liberal activist blogs. Tinklenberg's complaints helped him pull in $450K in one day. And he was nice enough to write a thank you note to the Kossacks.

Maybe he should thank Chris Matthews for the checks, too. I expect it won't be long until Matthews has an official (D.) after his name and then they can all officially start raising money for their party together.