As I watched Chris Matthews interview Congressman Michelle Bachmann from Minnesota on Hardball last night I could not believe my ears. Surely no one this stupid could ever be elected to Congress. I immediately checked the calendar Nope, it’s not April 1st. Then I thought, this must be a parody, maybe a clip from SNL. Nope, it’s Friday night.
The more she rambled reality finally hit me, this is for real. This is an actual member of the House of Representatives saying these ridiculous things. That’s when my incredulousness turned to depression and all I could do was to shake my head and lament, this is what has become of the Republican Party.
She went through the entire litany of Sean Hannity/GOP talking points. Radical, anti-American, Ayers, Wright, Rezko, liberal, leftist, etc., etc., etc., the usual suspects. And just when I thought I had heard it all, at the conclusion of the interview Congresswoman Bachmann began to channel Joe McCarthy. The media should investigate members of Congress for anti-American behavior, she said.
I expected the next thing out of her mouth to be that she was re-convening the House Un-American Activities Committee and would start hold hearings ASAP. I could tell by the look on Matthews’ face that he as disbelieving of what he was hearing as I was.
See for yourself, but be prepared to have the desire to laugh, cry, and bang your head against the wall, all in less than a 9 minute time span. Take it away, Congresswoman Nutjob:
Minnesotans must be bursting with pride this morning.