Democrat Tarry Clark is using comments by her Republican opponent, Rep. Michele Bachmann, to raise money. Politico reports that Bachmann said at a private fundraiser for Susan B. Anthony List, a group opposed to legalized abortion, that she looks like Nostradamous for suggesting last year that President Obama had anti-American views:
Bachmann also said that her controversial remarks of more than a year ago - in which she called Obama "anti-American" and suggested members of Congress be investigated for "anti-American activities" - have proven prophetic.
"I said I had very serious concerns that Barack Obama had anti-American views," she said. "And now I look like Nostradamus."
Bachmann's 2008 opponent, El Tinklenberg penned a fundraising e-mail on Clark's behalf criticizing Bachmann's comments:
We need to put an end to this kind of fear-mongering from Michele Bachmann and her right-wing allies, which we're already seeing incite hatred and violence across the country in recent days.
In 2008, you rallied to my side and flooded our campaign with the resources necessary to take Bachmann on. Today, I need you to do the same for Tarryl Clark so that she can beat Michele Bachmann and send a message that Minnesota's 6th District is tired of her rhetoric and ready for real leadership in Congress.
Clark is seeking the DFL endorsement against Maureen Reed.
It is truly amazing for Bachmann, surely one of the most explicitly un-American members of Congress, to make this idiotic claim about Obama, a true patriot. Thinking people across America shake their heads in vexation whenever this awful person opens her mouth.
A friend of ours from Mississippi asked me during a phone call is we lived in the "Nut case's" district. I clarified by asking "you mean Michele bachmann?" and he said yes. Thankfully, I could say no, we live in the 5th district.