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GOP Pulls Bachmann Ads Over Comments

Another profile in courage from the stupid party, via the Minneapolis-St Paul Star Tribune:

GOP fundraising committee pulls plug on Bachmann

But it would be premature to count her out of the Sixth District race, observed one independent analyst, who said she can turn the controversy to her advantage.

By PAT DOYLE, Star Tribune

Last update: October 23, 2008

The national fundraising committee for GOP congressional candidates has canceled its Twin Cities TV advertising for Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is using the flap over her comments about Barack Obama to raise money on her own.

The National Republican Congressional Committee pulled ads scheduled to begin running Monday through Election Day. At just KSTP television, the canceled ads would have cost $50,000 from Oct. 27 through Nov. 4.

A Republican source confirmed Wednesday that the NRCC is pulling its funding out of the Sixth District race.

The ads were canceled Tuesday afternoon, after several days in which Bachmann was the subject of criticism for her televised remark on Friday that Obama “may have anti-American views.” Her DFL opponent, Elwyn Tinklenberg, reports receiving $1.3 million in donations since Bachmann made the comment in response to a question from Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball.”

In addition, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has pledged $1 million to help Tinklenberg.

The Bachmann campaign held a $1 million advantage in cash over Tinklenberg at the end of September, and she moved quickly this week to use her “Hardball” appearance and its aftermath as a fundraising tool.

In a letter Wednesday to subscribers of a national conservative online newsletter, Bachmann wrote that her office has been deluged with calls “full of hate and anger” since her comments. “Nazi. Psychopath. Deranged. Mentally ill. Disgusting human being … these are just a few of the names that my staff and volunteers have been called. …”

“Chris Matthews did what Chris Matthews is paid big bucks to do: Twist my words and set them up for full-fledged distortion when his next guest came on,” she wrote. “And, when the liberal blogs got hold of little clips of my appearance, the spin machine really kicked into overdrive. … They’re motivated entirely by their hatred of me and my conservative beliefs.”

She’s right, you know.

In case you missed it, here is Ms. Bachmann’s crime against humanity:

Mind you, all she said is that Mr. Obama may hold un-American views given his association with the obviously anti-Americans Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers.

What an outrage!

Of course Al Franken will never have anything he said ever questioned by the DNC.

And imagine losing to someone named “Elwyn Tinklenberg.”

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, October 23rd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “GOP Pulls Bachmann Ads Over Comments”

  1. platypus says:

    And imagine losing to someone named “Elwyn Tinklenberg.”


    Careful, big fella. You gonna get this blog put on somebody’s poop list. And that means we’ll be automatically part of the vast right wing conspiracy.

    Next stop after that is we’ll be called – gasp – BITTER CLINGERS!

  2. EvaTheFrisbeeDog says:

    Never heard of this woman before yesterday, but I sent her twenty bucks any way….the RNCC are a bunch of stooges. I saw her on O’Reilly last night — this is exactly the type of person we need in Congress.

  3. VMAN says:

    “may hold un-American” “may hold un-American” “may hold un-American” “may hold un-American” SORRY!!! Just trying to wrap my head around this. OF COURSE HE HOLDS UN-AMERICAN VIEWS!!!!!!!! O’s setting up his coronation blast as we speak. God let it be a huge fiasco for him!!!

  4. Icarus says:

    Scumball was goading her, he wouldn’t stop.

    I Like her!
    Hope she wins again!

  5. Opinionated Jackass says:

    I don’t live in her district, but I just sent her $100 after watching that clip with Chris Matthews. The condescension on that other woman’s face was disgusting. Stupid RNC doesn’t even want to win. It makes me sick.

  6. 1sttofight says:

    The GOP is afraid of winning. They would actually have to do something.

    The conservative party does not live in NYC.

  7. GuppyNblue says:

    The Republican Party is weak and feeble. They only give credibility to the lib’s slanders by pulling their funding. I’ll read some more and probably donate something in the morning. But seriously, the RNCC is just pathetic.

  8. pinandpuller says:

    She beat her 2006 competitor even though she was outspent 2 to 1 so I think she will pull this one out.

    The first time I saw her was during the Republican convention-she’s great.

  9. Lipstick on a PIAPS says:

    If the GOP doesn’t support her maybe this CONSERVATIVE has a chance! LMAO Hey I think I will fly up to Minnesota on election day after I’ve voted here in Georgia and have ACORN register me in her district and vote again! Ah, anarchy ya gotta love it! ;-)

  10. Geo says:

    Anyone who doesn’t march in lock step with the puppet masters in either party are being expunged by insiders. VOTE OUT THE INSIDERS on either side of the isle.

    Too may cross-dressing politicians and journalists. Look at Powell and McClellan voting for the most leftist man to ever run for high office. I guess McCain is TOO right wing for them. If McCain we any more liberal he would be a DEM.

  11. BillK says:

    I’ve donated; I urge all S&L readers to do the same.

    Meanwhile the national GOP shows once more why the RNC has not received dime one from me in the past two years and will not going forward.

    I now only contribute to candidates – Bachman and Palin are two; too bad McCain gets the benefit of the funds in the latter case.

  12. spiffyw says:

    20 does I mean buck’s. I forgot I did it untill I saw it on my statement and no, I dont have more money than brains .

  13. Enthalpy says:

    Not only does Obama hold anti-American views, but cherishes them. No thinking person should guest on Hardball–ever.

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