Michele Bachmann blames news of federal ethics investigation on "political adversaries"

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It's always somebody else's fault, isn't it Michele?
Michelle Bachmann's spokesman blames the disclosure of a federal investigation into allegations Bachmann violated campaign finance rules during her ill-fated presidential run on "political adversaries in an attempt to disparage her reputation as a top target of the DCCC [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] and Democratic Super PACs."

"Unfortunately, the disclosure of the existence of this review is a predictable and politically motivated attack," Bachmann's spokesman, Dan Kotman, told the Star Tribune.

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But John Avlon, the author of the original Daily Beast scoop about the investigation, flatly denies Democrats had anything to do with the disclosure.

Here's what he tweeted last night: It should also be noted that the financial misconduct allegations were first brought to light thanks to a FEC complaint filed by Peter Waldron, Michele's colorful and embittered National Field Coordinator during her presidential campaign.

In other words, it appears Democrats have little to nothing to do with the latest mess Michele finds herself in. So it appears her spokesman's statement is another example of Michele making shit up as she goes.

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Ed Burn
Ed Burn

Did someone say BS charges? Aren't BS charges Michele's specialty? Karma!

Bill Bachman
Bill Bachman

The left are trying to go the route that they did with Sarah Palin, bringing on a bunch of BS charges and forcing her to spend all her time dealing with court issues and distracting from her job. Mrs. Pailin had (I believe) 19 charges, each one found groundless. The low information voter wouldn't know that though...thumbs down to City Pages.

green23 topcommenter

For someone who is supposed to some kind of heroine fighting the "evil libs", Bachmann mostly just whines about how everybody's being mean to her. Like reporting things that she said, or (in this case) what her former friends said about her. 

How can someone be in politics and demand that no one criticise them? That seems unreasonable. But Bachmann takes into the realm of idiocy when she demands that everyone be nice to *her*, but then she calls *other people* traitors, communists, degenerates, etc. and accuses them of trying to destroy the country.

People evaluating your words and logic is not "oppression" or "silencing" you. It's pretty much how adults carry on rational discourse. 

Apparently, the conservative outrage-du-jour is that people disagree with them, which is some kind of terrible censorship, and awfully unfair. We're supposed to unquestioningly accept all of their unsubstantiated assertions, crazy predictions, wild conspiracies, and logical leaps because they're "the good guys".


Dear Ms. Bachmann and her minions, the folks doing this ethics investigation are both Republicans and Democrats. Stop playing the "victim" and own up to any wrong doing on your part.


There's NOTHING a flim-flam artist like Bachmann enjoys more than the chance to say she's a victim.

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

Well of COURSE it's predictable - you break the law, you get investigated.


@Onan And like it would matter. Any ethics investigation will be leaked, because...they are politicians and its gossipy news. The GOP would leak it on a dem and vice versa. That's the business they are in.

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