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Michele Bachman to O'Reilly: Night After Night, Day After Day, ACORN Offers Phony Registrations

Reported by Julie - October 8, 2009 -

On last night’s O’Reilly Factor (10/7/09), Michele Bachmann returned from whatever planet she normally resides on to serve as O’Reilly’s ACORN-basher of the day (specifically, how ACORN might have somehow wrested the Senate win away from Norm Coleman to give it to Al Franken), to accuse NBC of being her “personal stalkers,” and to explain why left-wingers don’t like her – and the reason isn’t because she hears voices in her head. With video.

O’Reilly began by noting that ACORN registered about 43,000 voters in Minnesota and “that is raising some suspicion of fraud.” He claimed that Governor Tim Pawlenty has launched an investigation into ACORN’s use of funds, and said that Bachmann is calling for a full audit.

O’Reilly then turned to Bachmann, saying, “Al Franken – now here’s my problem . . . that vote swung all different crazy ways. ACORN obviously under scrutiny for fraud in a lot of states. Now it’s not fair to say that ACORN did fraud, committed fraud, in Minnesota, your state. But for 43,000 new voters, almost 100% of them going Democrat, you gotta take a look at it on a 312 margin, do you not?”

“Well you do,” Bachmann said, “Especially in light of the fact that Senator Norm Coleman actually came out with more votes at the beginning prior to the recount, and that’s why I think it’s very important – you said it yourself, Bill, 43,000 new registrations under ACORN and in state after state, night after night, day after day, there were phony registrations that were put in . . . .” Oh-oh, here we go with Bachmann’s conspiracy theories. Night after night, day after day, ACORN workers huddle in darkened basements diligently filling out phony voter registrations.

O’Reilly chimed in, “I think the governor has to look at all 43,000 of these registrants, see if Mickey Mouse is on there, see if Donald Duck is on there, and who they voted for . . . I don’t have any hard evidence, but if you don’t do it there’s always gonna be that cloud [translation: That Fox News cloud] that ACORN threw that election to Franken.” No hard evidence, but O’Reilly still thinks that after court battles galore by Norm Coleman to gain the Senate seat win, everybody somehow missed the fact that ACORN single-handedly threw the election Franken’s way. Even Coleman’s lawyer “confirmed at oral argument that Coleman makes no claim of fraud on the part of either voters or election officials.”
And, again, there has never been a single case of fraudulent voting connected with ACORN’s phony voter registrations. Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck don't generally show up to vote.

Jeez, does Bachmann have that effect on everyone, that simply being in her presence stops brain cells dead?

Bachmann claimed that “ACORN has received taxpayer money in Minnesota and I want to make sure that there’s a full review and audit on how that money was spent and where it went . . . was any taxpayer money interchangeably used . . . so that it may have been used for election purposes . . . .”

Right! Investigate ‘em all, just like Bachmann thinks we should have a McCarthy-like investigation of all members of Congress to make sure none of them are un-American . . . uh, wait: No state money went to ACORN in Minnesota in 2009. Which means no taxpayer money, which means no basis for a full review and audit, which means that, once again, Michele Bachmann is nuts. Sure, according to the Minnesota Public Radio, Governor Tim Pawlenty told the commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget to “stop funding to ACORN unless the state is legally obligated to provide such funding.” That’s just political posturing. I wouldn’t put it past Bachmann to fund ACORN in Minnesota just so she can later jump up and down and scream bloody murder about taxpayer money going to ACORN – and then demand a full audit.

But, enough about ACORN being bad and corrupt and about how they brought the entire Disney cast (including the Seven Dwarfs) out to vote for Al Franken -- let’s get to the theory about why Bachmann, along with dumb-as-dirt Sarah Palin, has become a target of the left. But first, I’m forced to confront left-wing women about being in denial about the real reason we dislike Bachmann – and it’s not because she’s crazy as a bedbug (abortion field trips for 13-year-olds, dumping the dollar, her goofy theories on the census, and so much more). We’re jealous of her, don’t ya know, because she’s a woman who doesn’t need the government to be successful. Hmmm, I think I need to go back to school or something, because I could have sworn that being a Senator was a government job – and her “success” has been largely a result of being a politician.

Bachmann said that a “competing cable network” took an interest in her, and it’s almost like she has “personal stalkers” (What other kind is there?!) Of course, it doesn’t bother Bachmann that NBC News (ah-ha – NBC is outed as the “personal stalkers”) is, as O’Reilly noted, “Using its cable arm to make your life difficult.” After all, Bachmann grew up with three brothers, she said, which is the best preparation for politics anyone can possibly have. What the . . . .I was thinking more like, you know, education, compassion for others, desire to serve the public. Sigh.

When O’Reilly said he doesn’t understand why the left is targeting her, Bachmann opined, “It may bother them that conservative women are happy and don’t need government in order to be successful in life. I have a great husband, great kids, I had a great career as a federal tax attorney . . . They have a stereotype for women and I don’t fit in their stereotype.”

O’Reilly, true to form, noted, “Both you and Sarah Palin are good-looking women . . . who other women can identify with . . . I think that’s it! . . . I think that the success of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann drive the far left crazy . . . because . . . you can attract others to listen to you . . . .” Well, yeah, we listen -- I mean, we go to the zoo, too, and watch and listen to the antics of wild animals in fascination, but that doesn't mean we want to jump in the cage with them -- or elect them Senator.

“Well,” Bachmann said modestly, “And if we pull away votes from them, especially in a block, a woman block, a middle-America woman block, that makes them very upset about that and so consequently I’m Public Enemy No. 1 right now for Speaker Pelosi.”

Okay, now, in our defense, left-wing women could possibly not like Michele Bachmann because, one, she’s friggin’ crazy, and two, her values are based on intolerance and narrow-mindedness. I mean, this is a woman who helped open New Heights Charter School in Minnesota – a school that “refused to allow the in-school screening of the Disney film Aladdin, feeling that it endorsed witchcraft and promoted paganism.” This is a woman who said, “God called me to run for Congress.” This is a woman who really doesn’t like gay people and said, of the gay community and same-sex marriage, “This is a very serious matter, because it is our children who are the prize for this community, they are specifically targeting our children.” This is a woman who thinks global warning is “voodoo” and a “hoax.”

This is a woman Nancy Pelosi would ever find threatening?