Current Events and the Psychology of Politics
Loading

Featured Posts        



categories        



Links        



archives        



meta        




Jul 20th, 2009

Summary: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s outlandish behavior, uninformed, misleading, and unsubstantiated comments, and inability to craft viable public policy may have reached critical mass, crossing the tipping point beyond which Minnesota media can no longer tune out the insanity. … One-year retrospective: On the sixth day of his campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination as House of Representatives candidate in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Sunday, July 20, 2008, Aubrey Immelman took a break from campaigning on the day of rest.


Jul 10th, 2009

Comprehensive summary and documentation of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s extremist rhetoric, incendiary demagoguery, and misrepresentation since her 2008 reelection to the United States House of Representatives in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District.


May 4th, 2009

Summary: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann responds to the launch of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) “Bachmann Watch” site with a fundraising appeal. … Her Republican challenger, Aubrey Immelman, responds to Bachmann’s fundraising letter with an appeal of his own for campaign contributions to help defeat Bachmann in the September 14, 2010 primary election.


May 3rd, 2009

Summary: The sheer weight and volume of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s assault on reason may have reached critical mass, crossing the tipping point beyond which Minnesota media could no longer tune out Bachmann’s insanity or avert their gaze from “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in embarrassed silence.


Apr 25th, 2009

Summary: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee created a Web site devoted to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s controversial statements, intended as a virtual “truth squad” to expose Bachmann’s “fantastic claims and lies … that can quickly be disproven.”



Summary: At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., Rep. Michele Bachmann congratulates the new African-American chairman of the RNC with the words “Michael Steele, you be da man, you be da man!”


Mar 1st, 2009

Summary: Salem-News.com published a commentary on Rep. Michele Bachmann by Dorsett Bennett, a self-described “moderate to liberal Republican” from 1971 until 2004 who “now considers himself an Independent/Libertarian.” “There’s no point in trying to fact-check such unhinged stupidity,” writes Bennett, “but I should note that none of this is in any way grounded in reality. I should also note that we’re not talking about some strange nut screaming on a street corner; this is all coming from an elected member of Congress.”


Feb 26th, 2009

Summary: “The DCCC is after me again!” read a fund-raising e-mail Rep. Michele Bachmann has sent to supporters. Its the first time Bachmann has acknowledged — at least implicitly — the uproar her comments on KTLK two weeks earlier caused among progressive, and even a few conservative, blogs and media outlets.



Summary: Some Republican politicians are taking credit in their home districts for stimulus money coming their way, even though they voted against it, but U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is going the extra mile by claiming the stimulus bill is nothing but a payoff for those who supported President Barack Obama during his election campaign.