Bachmann's Remarks Instigate Netroots Retaliation

The full fury of the progressive netroots has turned on Minnesota Republican congressman Michelle Bachmann -- and it might put her House seat in jeopardy. This story begins with Bachmann going on MSNBC's Hardball and raising worries that Barack Obama might hold "anti-American views" and pal around with "people who hate America." [YouTube clip here.] That appearance lead to a spontaneous burst of anti-Bachmann fundraising, of which her Democratic challenger Elwyn Tinklenberg was the happy beneficiary. Tinklenberg has hauled in nearly half a million dollars since Friday, at least a quarter of that through ActBlue. That, of course, is no small potatoes in a House race, especially in the midwest. But with online fundraising, anyone from Minneapolis to Millinocket, Maine and beyond could kick in some change with a couple of clicks, even if they'd never heard of Congresswoman Bachmann before her sitdown with Chris Matthews. The local paper, the Star Tribune, put it this way: "Suddenly, Bachmann Race Looks Different."

#story_page_post_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.