"The Most Un-American Member in the American House of Representatives"

Let me start out by saying I’m a recent covert to the hilarious Mr. Keith Olbermann, so I am not sure how many times our fair Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, has been featured on Mr. Olbermann’s show, but oh man: did you hear? Michele Bachmann is Keith Olbermann’s worst person… in the world! Do you know why?

Sixth District Representative Bachmannn read into the congressional record, from the magazine Investor’s Business Daily, that a Clinton-era rule pushed:

“Fanny and Freddy to aggressively lend to minority communities,” to offer “home ownership for blacks and other minorities to enter the middle class.” In other words, Congresswoman Bachmann blamed the meltdown on blacks and other minorities. In other words, Congresswoman Bachmann is a racist!

HOLY SHIT. Did she actually say that? I don’t care if those were her words, if she read them from somewhere else, or she even vaguely hinted at them. I say again: HOLY SHIT. I always knew Ms. Bachmann was not exactly aligned with my politics, but… wow.

Please, PLEASE, let the world know what you think in the comments section.

7 Comments so far

  1. jarrin on September 30th, 2008 @ 11:17 pm

    She really said that??

    Michelle Bachmann = Bitch, please!


  2. amycrea on October 1st, 2008 @ 6:59 am

    It makes me wish I lived in her district just so I could vote against her.


  3. Erica M (ericam) on October 1st, 2008 @ 8:17 am

    It makes me wish I lived in her district just so I could vote against her. — I know, right?

    Rep. Bachmann of course says that just because she blamed minorities for the situation we’re in doesn’t mean she’s racist.

    Without going into a dissertation I’ll just point out that irresponsible lending practices is what got us into that trouble. Institutional racism is responsible for minority populations traditionally being more risky to lend to and for the fact that minorities still routinely face discrimination in lending even if their credit is on par.


  4. kevinfromminneapolis on October 1st, 2008 @ 10:25 pm

    Well people raising issues with Fanny and Freddie were also considered racist, so I guess it’s a no win situation, unless you were standing up for Frannie and Freddie on the basis that it helps low-income and minority lenders get loans, then you’re a fighter whose actions can’t be questioned after the two companies go completely bust. You can forgive plain old white people like me for being confused.


  5. Erica M (ericam) on October 2nd, 2008 @ 7:23 am

    I think we can all agree with the notion that Michele Bachmann is ridiculous, whether she made a racist statement or not.


  6. brupie on October 3rd, 2008 @ 8:54 am

    I thought Keith Ellison said it best, "Poor blacks caused this?" and elsewhere, "That takes some Chutzpuh."


  7. JasonT (minn_jasont) on October 3rd, 2008 @ 11:00 am

    Sounds to me more like she’s trying to blame Clinton.



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