Michele Bachmann's message to Minnesotans, that she's an "independent voice" working across the aisle to get things done for her district, has been undercut by Michele Bachmann, the debater.
"Well, what I've done is something absolutely remarkable this last term," she said. "I've brought Democrats and Republicans together and solved a problem."Then comes the fun stuff.
Bachmann was campaigning for president most of last year when the bill was moving through Congress. [...]
Moderator Tom Hauser asked Bachmann about accusations she made last summer that a senior member of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Those accusations were widely denounced by Republicans and Democrats alike. But in the debate, Bachmann did not back down.No, sending a bunch of letters to the inspectors general of five government agencies telling them that Huma Abedin, special assistant to Secretary of State Clinton, has family members connected to the Muslim Brotherhood and must be investigated, should not at all be construed as an accusation.
"Thank God we have members of Congress that are asking questions; that's all we did," she said.
Hauser replied: "But you went beyond asking questions—you made an accusation about the Muslim Brotherhood."
"No, we did not make an accusation. We asked questions," Bachmann said.
That's not an accusation in the same world in which Bachmann was the glue bringing Democrats and Republicans together. Not the world in which the rest of us exist.