To Mic(hel)e (and) (Bach)mann

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, appearing Tuesday night on Fox News’ show with Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes, derided President-Elect Barack Obama as “more of the same” over reports that many of his new appointments are recycled Clintonistas.

The Minnesota Republican also accused DFL Senate candidate Al Franken of trying to “stuff the ballot box” in his recount struggle with GOP incumbent Norm Coleman.

All the while, Bachmann managed to reserve enough ammo to dismiss as an “urban legend” reports that she had suggested on a pre-election episode of the “Hardball” show with MSNBC host Chris Matthews that Obama and other members of Congress were “anti-American,” and that the media should investigate them as such.

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Resident Fox liberal Alan Colmes, who read a transcript of Bachmann’s “anti-American” quote from her appearance on MSNBC, offered to have her watch the video clip of her remarks on his own web site. But the segment ended before Bachmann could fully respond.

Not, however, before Bachmann pummeled Obama over some of his recent presidential appointments, including the pick of former President Clinton official Eric Holder as Obama’s new attorney general.


“I don’t think any American sees this as change,” Bachmann said. “It’s back to the future.”


Bachmann […] reserved some of her sharpest barbs for the Senate race recount process in the Minnesota, where Franken has sought to review rejected absentee ballots.

“He wants to stuff the ballot box with rejected ballots,” said Bachmann, adding that the dispute “calls into question what the record is and who’s watching the books.”

Her comments about the fairness of the recount seemed at odds with those of GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty as well as with Coleman himself. They have both expressed confidence in the recount process in recent days, though some campaign and GOP party officials have criticized Franken’s aggressive lawyering in the recount.


Reminded of [remarks she made on Hardball] by Colmes Tuesday night, Bachmann suggested, as she has before, that she was baited and trapped by the media, which created an “urban legend” about what she says she really said.

“What I said was ‘do your job,’” Bachmann said. “That’s what I said.”

Let’s rewind and see exactly how she said “do your job.” From MSNBC (Hardball October 17, 2008 transcript):

MATTHEWS: How many congresspeople, members of Congress, do you think are in that anti-American crowd you describe? How many congresspeople you serve with? I mean, there‘s 435 members of Congress.

BACHMANN: Right now…

MATTHEWS: How many are anti-American in the Congress right now that you serve with?

BACHMANN: You‘d have to ask them, Chris. I‘m focusing on Barack Obama and the people that he‘s been associating with, and I‘m very worried…

MATTHEWS: But do you suspect there are a lot of people you serve with…

BACHMANN: … about their anti-American nature.

MATTHEWS: Well, he‘s a United States senator from Illinois. He‘s one of the people you suspect as being anti-American. How many people in the Congress of the United States do you think are anti-American? You‘ve already suspected Barack Obama. Is he alone, or are there others? How man do you suspect of your colleagues…

BACHMANN: Look, I think that…

MATTHEWS: … as being anti-American?

BACHMANN: What I would say—what I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. I wish they would. I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out, are they pro-America or anti-America? I think people would be—would love to see an expose like that.


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19 responses to “To Mic(hel)e (and) (Bach)mann

  1. Eep! Nonnie, you made her eyes ever scarier than they really are! However, they’re just as scary as they should be.

  2. neon vincent,
    shhhh, don’t tell anyone. i took her right eye from another pic in which she looked her bat$hit crazy best, copied and flipped it, stuck them together, and then pasted the whole shebang to another pic of her face.
    and don’t even ask about the legs! oy! those took forever! (and, no, they aren’t hers)

  3. Oh, no wonder she looks scary–the eyes are perfectly symmetrical. That’s actually very subtly unnatural.

    BTW, here’s a result for your blog from It determines your MBTI from your writing style.

    The analysis indicates that the author of is of the type:

    ISTJ – The Duty Fulfillers
    The responsible and hardworking type. They are especially attuned to the details of life and are careful about getting the facts right. Conservative by nature they are often reluctant to take any risks whatsoever.

    The Duty Fulfillers are happy to be let alone and to be able to work int heir own pace. They know what they have to do and how to do it.

    So, Nonnie, how does that work for you?

  4. neon vincent,
    at first, i had her face as it was, but i didn’t think it projected her profound loopiness. there is a pic where she looks like her true deranged self, so i took the eye from that pic. then i lightened them a bit so they would really show up. the eyes are the windows to the soul, and she needs some windex.

    that’s an interesting analysis, but i am not sure if it describes me or the newspaper articles i copy and paste. i should find a post where i actually wrote the text and see if it comes out differently.

  5. as i suspected, neon vincent, when i put in the urls for 2 other posts, one only with a parody song, and one with a song and some newspaper text, i got ‘the performers’ and ‘the mechanics’, respectively. i guess that makes me a multiple personality! 😉

  6. nightowl724

    nonnie… Oh, my! And, that’s how she looks after only half a glass of Kool-Aid! I didn’t notice the symmetrical part, NV, but I sure did notice the diabolical one! And, nonnie, Windex won’t help because she has no soul…

  7. She looks just like she is, or,
    what you see is what you get.

  8. How did that utterly bat$hit insane woman get elected? What a freak!

    Love the poster.

    It’s priceless how she sits there claiming what she said is an urban legend. Does she not realize she said it on the TeeVee?

  9. We need to get Bill Prendergast to post here. He’s Daily Kos’ expert on Bachmann.

  10. nightowl,
    i’ve used the little eye trick before. a lot of times, the subject is looking in the wrong direction, so i move their eyeballs. you’d be surprised how complicated that can get. certain people pop up in the news, and there are not enough images on the internets to choose from, so you have to finagle your own.

  11. karen,
    if what you see is what you get, michele would be transparent. or a lump of poop. perhaps a transparent lump of poop. there’s no substance, but the stink is still there.

  12. helen,
    i guess she figures she will be raptured before anyone can check the videotape! 😆
    the fact that she got elected does not flummox me as much as the fact that she got reelected! fool me once, shame on, shame on you, fool me… can’t be fooled again. or something like that! 😉

  13. neon vincent,
    i have posted michele bachmann posters in bill’s diaries over at big orange. he’s used them at his blog.

  14. bachmann is the stupidest person in america — even more than bush or palin. the ONLY saving grace is that at least we will have 2 years to completely abuse and mock this total piece of doody.

    nonnie – we need to do a joint bachmann production

  15. dcAp,
    after completing jury duty (which i told you about over at your place), i would tell people that some of the dumbest people in the world have somehow managed to get through law school. bachmann is another example of that. i wonder if she has comic relief listed on her resume.

    i would love to do a joint bachmann production. i have a couple of ideas. i’ll write to you later!

  16. What a pod person.

    Wish I could sign up for Photoshop lessons with you. What fine touches! What vision! What gratitude I feel that we’re on the same political side!

  17. thank you, lulu! 🙂
    i don’t know if i would be the one to give photoshop lessons. i took the introductory course at night in one of the local high schools, and everything else is the result of trial and error. there are some really good tutorials online that i have made use of. unfortunately, once i finally figure out how to do something the first time, i usually forget how i did it the next time i want to do the same thing. i don’t know how to use lots and lots and lots of stuff in photoshop.

  18. Um … is she Ann Coulter’s brunette sister?

  19. hi jaliya!
    i think she’s a mixture of ann coulter and princess sarah. she’s almost as mean as coulter and as dumb as princess sarah.