Icing on the cake
by Erin Alecto
Five days after Rep. Michele Bachmann went on a McCarthy-esque rant suggesting Barack Obama was unpatriotic and urging the major newspapers of the country to investigate anti-American sentiment in Congress, the national Republican political parties are running for cover.
Two sources aware of ad buys in Minnesota say that the National Republican Congressional Committee is pulling its media purchases from Bachmann's race. If true, it is a remarkable fall for a congresswoman who, until recently, seemed relatively safe in her predominantly conservative district.
It does my heart good to finally see someone get called out for going over the line, especially when my donation to Bachmann's opponent may have helped deliver the instant karma she's receiving for her truly extremist position. Can it be that we've finally found the outside of the envelope of what the people will bear? Or was it just a matter of "right place at the right time in the news cycle" for Bachmann, who, to be honest, didn't say anything worse than what one hears daily on Fox or talk radio?