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Clark: Michele Bachmann hasn't done @#%! for her district

A new Web ad from Democratic congressional candidate Tarryl Clark charges that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is "not doing @#%! for the people of the sixth district."

The ad was posted to YouTube Monday and has a relatively innocent beginning. It accuses Bachmann of working on behalf of special interests. "No one does more on behalf of special interests than Michele Bachmann," says the announcer. But at the end, the announcer says, "Michele Bachman. Not doing [bleep] for the people of the sixth district." The expletive is entirely implied, and Politico reports that the Clark campaign insists that the ad not be described as using an expletive.

Bachmann is one of the tea party's most vocal supporters and chairs the House Tea Party caucus.

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By Emi Kolawole  | October 5, 2010; 3:23 PM ET
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Comments

She's right. Bachmann runs around the country trying to get attention with her radical views. It's well known that she is a pawn for the lobbyists and special interests. I wish Clark well but I don't see how she is going to compete with the big money Bachmann is getting from her supporters. Bachmann is a hypocrite but apparently her district likes that.

Posted by: sharronkm | October 6, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

If the voters of MN re-elect radical Bachman than I lose respect for their intelligence and caring about the future of our country.

Al Franken? Really?

Posted by: daggar
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Al Franken is an intelligent, thoughtful person. Michelle Bachman is a stupid, thoughtless lunatic.

Posted by: luridone | October 5, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Michelle Bachmann is un-American ... she is against anything that helps the working class and for everything that the rich want!

Posted by: paris1969 | October 5, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

If the voters of MN re-elect radical Bachman than I lose respect for their intelligence and caring about the future of our country.

Al Franken? Really?

Posted by: daggar | October 5, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

If the voters of MN re-elect radical Bachman than I lose respect for their intelligence and caring about the future
of our country.
This woman is a cannon just waiting to explode.

Posted by: kathlenec | October 5, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

While I agree with the substance, I'm not sure I appreciate the complete disregard for an already low level of political discourse. Seriously, this reminds me of the movie "Idiocracy".

Posted by: largewu | October 5, 2010 4:20 PM
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And I don't appreciate the constant 24/7 disrespect, demonizing, vilify and bashing of our duly elected President, his wife Democrats and anyone who might support the President. This has gone on since the election and it is extremely tiresome. Did you read the comments from those on the right about the One Nation Rally? They were disgusting!! But, heaven forbid should anyone say something about Republicans. They whine like babies and tell us how horrible Bush was treated. You know, so bad they had no protest zones and Bush never, ever spoke to a group of American who didn't agree with him. But, I digress......

Posted by: catmomtx | October 5, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

"Calling Obama a tax-and-spend liberal Muslim terrorist Nazi socialist celeb-Kenyan anticolonialist abortion Marxist Satan-Stalin Hitler apologist is low-brow"

Agreed. It's low-brow, although surprisingly accurate.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | October 5, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

This isn't low-brow. Calling Obama a tax-and-spend liberal Muslim terrorist Nazi socialist celeb-Kenyan anticolonialist abortion Marxist Satan-Stalin Hitler apologist is low-brow. This spot against Michele Bachmann is dead on. You can't argue with the facts. She did vote against those things and she was pro-BP during the worst Gulf spill ever - you remember, when it was so bad that the dolphins were jumping into tuna trawling nets to get out of the water? Yeah, they don't call her Batsh_t Bachmann for nothing.

Posted by: fbutler1 | October 5, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Why would she do anything? Her whole party platform was to just say no, and they kept their promise. That clearly provided more calendar flexibility for golf, tans, marketing, and forming a Tea Party caucus. And repukes seem to be fine with that. I think we could've saved lots on GOP salaries and bennies by just printing "No" signs.

Posted by: USA4ALL | October 5, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

One can only assume that Rahmbo was brought in as script writer! (LOL)

I think it's great. The folks who might be offended are probably not the "target voters", in any event. And there's not much that can be done to lower the integrity level of politics and political discourse more than it is already.

Posted by: nan_lynn | October 5, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Well the truth is the light, so let it shine - what has Michele Bachmann done for her District? Name one thing she has accomplished!

Posted by: sun52shine | October 5, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Clark probably did mean to say %?!@ but you can't say the real thing in a campaign ad. But that's not important. How about the substance of the ad -- Bachmann is a do-nothing member of Congress who has done nothing for her district or Minnesota. Clark and Bachmann will hold three debates the last week of October. Then we can see if she knows the answer to 2 + 2.

Posted by: interactingdc | October 5, 2010 4:26 PM

They were scheduled to have 6 debates. Or I should say Clark agreed to 6 debates. Bachmann has neglected to say whether she'll debate or not. One was supposed to be this week and the sponsor canceled because they couldn't get an indication from Bachmann whether she would show up or not.

Posted by: James10 | October 5, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

This is the only ad Clark needs. It is spot on. Nothing like an all-American swear word to make the point resonate and resonate and resonate.

Posted by: dozas | October 5, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Ah. How refreshing. Just insert any, well practically any GOP candidate's photo in her place and .... voila ... another "pledge to America" ... Tee hee hee

Posted by: deepthroat21 | October 5, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Imagine if a bunch of teabaggers had hurled vile, racial epithets at African-American Congressmen ... oh, wait: nevermind ...

Posted by: chert | October 5, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Dems are desperate. Resorting to low brow discourse and cursing. Like a bunch of second graders.

Imagine if a Republican had run this ad....the Times and WaPo would be wtting their pants and headlining the story!

Posted by: dnara | October 5, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

myskinsdiehard wrote:

"Bachmann is just the ways Rethugs & teabaggers like their women: kinda-sorta pretty & really, really stupid."

*****

100% correct. See Fox "News", The View, Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell for irrefutable corroboration of same. I'm guessing teabagger men don't even take teabagger women too seriously. Against the Bible 'n all. What a dumb, dumb bunch.

Posted by: chert | October 5, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Bachmann is just the ways Rethugs & teabaggers like their women: kinda-sorta pretty & really, really stupid. She always has that look on her face that tells you the lights are on but nobody's home...in fact, they've moved out & won't ever be home! Palin & O'Donnell also fit this description.

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | October 5, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I live in Minnesota's sixth district and am not content in my ignorance. I work hard to defeat Ms Bachmann at every election and join with my community in voting strongly against her. Unfortunately, the 6th is a large gerrymandered district that was created just to elect nuts like her. Her cronies were added to our district and we will work hard for redistricting back to saniyt because she clearly has not done %?!@ for us!

Posted by: babloom | October 5, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

I live in Minnesota's sixth district and am not content in my ignorance. I work hard to defeat Ms Bachmann at every election and join with my community in voting strongly against her. Unfortunately, the 6th is a large gerrymandered district that was created just to elect nuts like her. Her cronies were added to our district and we will work hard for redistricting back to saniyt because she clearly has not done %?!@ for us!

Posted by: babloom | October 5, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

I am sure it was a plant from the democrapers.

Posted by: mightyheidi | October 5, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Clark probably did mean to say %?!@ but you can't say the real thing in a campaign ad. But that's not important. How about the substance of the ad -- Bachmann is a do-nothing member of Congress who has done nothing for her district or Minnesota. Clark and Bachmann will hold three debates the last week of October. Then we can see if she knows the answer to 2 + 2.

Posted by: interactingdc | October 5, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

One must surmise that the folks in Bachmann's district are content in their ignorance.
The same might be said for Boehner's constituents.
Easier than thinking, I suppose...

Posted by: OldUncleTom | October 5, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

While I agree with the substance, I'm not sure I appreciate the complete disregard for an already low level of political discourse. Seriously, this reminds me of the movie "Idiocracy".

Posted by: largewu | October 5, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

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