Because obviously Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota does not, and doesn't care. This segment is the most alarming and most significant segment shown on any American news network in weeks if not months. When it aired on Friday, I dropped everything and watched it twice, just to be sure I heard her correctly. She named Michelle Obama, the late Saul Alinsky (a teacher of the young Hillary Clinton), and even Tony Rezko as part of an anti-American fringe that has been advising Senator Obama his whole adult life. That would make Obama anti-American as well, although she did not say that. Thanks to some great questions from Chris Matthews, she went on to say that the news media should conduct a hunt to expose other anti-Americans in US politics. I haven't seen anything this disgusting from a House member since Jean Schmidt called John Murtha a 'coward' on the House floor in 2005. Watch:
The people of Minnesota elected this monster to the House two years ago, and it is up to them to vote her out in 3 weeks. And an online petition asking the House to censure Bachmann has been launched with nearly 20,000 signatures so far.
The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel responded with raw emotion and a proclamation that Obama will win and people like Bachmann will lose. In order to preserve our freedom, they must lose.
I just watched Good Night, And Good Luck for the first time this morning. Obviously something triggered me to get around to watching it. Thank you, Congresswoman Bachmann.
UPDATE, 17:14: The petition to censure Bachmann is now up to 30,000 signatures. Go sign the petition and hope it falls into the hands of a Democrat or Republican with a spine.