It is way beyond comprehension - the dislike, hatred for Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., a relative backbencher in terms of congressional clout, but a strong outspoken conservative leader.
Fliers (posted below fold) have been surfacing around Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. advertising a "F--- Michele Bachmann 2010" tape party featuring the hip-hop artist G-Biz. And on Sean Hannity's June 17 radio program, the Minnesota congresswoman responded to it and likened it to other shots taken at her.
"It was just brought to my attention yesterday," she said. "This is part of a pattern. I know you reported on this before - the Playboy article. They have highlighted various conservative women and talked about very lewd, derogatory, hateful violent things that they wanted to do toward those women. I was one of those women and this is a concert series, as you said, where they're using degrading terminology. Also in Minneapolis, there's a comic book series that was written showing me in a similar light."
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Bachmann questioned why the media have refused to respond to this and other attacks on conservative women. She explained if it were a liberal woman, there would be outrage.
"This is something - what is done to conservative women -," she said. "I think if this happened to a liberal woman, I just think we would see all sorts of commentary. But when something this vile happens to a conservative, most of the media just turns the other way."
And in addition to that attack, Bachmann said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was targeting her as well.
"And it's interesting - this week, Speaker Pelosi put me on the Red-to-Blue campaign, which means she wants all of her fellow Democrat members of Congress to contribute to my opponent," she said. "And she wants all the lobbyists here in Washington, DC to also contribute to my opponent. So this campaign came out at the same time as I was put on the Red-to-Blue campaign."
These vicious attacks are quite regular for the Minnesota Republican. Last month, liberal bomb throwing talk show host Mike Malloy called Bachmann a "phony-ass broad" and a "skank."