Minnesota’s Republican congressional representative, Michelle Bachmann, isn’t exactly popular around ScienceBlogs for many reasons, including her creationist beliefs (sadly, that might be the least awful thing about her). Over at AmericaBlog, Joe Subday writes:
Yesterday, I posted a video of Rep. Michelle Bachmann’s insane rant on MSNBC. It was one of the most bizarre and disturbing performances I’ve seen this year. When I linked to the ActBlue page of her opponent, Elwyn Tinklenberg, his total raised was under $4,000. But, across the progressive blogosphere, there was a visceral reaction to Bachmann. This morning, Tinklenberg’s ActBlue page has raised over $100,000.
While the rightwing bloggers are good at scalp hunting, as far as I can tell, that’s all they’re good at, whereas the lefty blogosphere can actually make a candidate viable. Not to engage in blog triumphalism, but $100,000 in 24 hours isn’t too bad.
If you want to help Tinklenberg defeat Bachmann, go here. And here’s the video of Bachmann:
Because we need another four years of Republicans calling those who differ with them on policy, and who have been proven right, traitors.