Thursday, May 7, 2009

Someone at the DCCC has a fun job

They've launched the Bachman Watch web site, tracking and correcting the endless string of easily disproved claims by the wacky Republican representative from Minnesota.

Note that the site limits itself to correcting Bachman when she gets her facts and figures wrong (e.g., her assertion that swine flu only breaks out under Democratic presidents). It does not take on the Herculean task of rebutting every preposterous opinion she offers (e.g., her belief that Congress itself should be investigated for anti-Americanism).

Still, whoever is responsible at the DCCC for keeping fresh content on Bachman Watch has job security that the rest of us can only dream about.

Let the clock start: How long until Bachman herself, or the House Republican leadership on her behalf, begins complaining that correcting her numerous public errors of fact is "uncivil," and perhaps even an attempt to deprive Bachman of her First Amendment rights?

(H/t to Doctor TV.)


Anonymous said...

How about an Obama watch?

Nothstine said...

Is that like a Spiro Agnew Watch?

Or maybe a Bush Countdown Timer?


WritingToEducate said...

Bill -- I think you might be sniping in the wrong direction. Perhaps a check-up on Congress vis a vis 'Anti-Americanism' is NOT such a bad idea. You'd have to first start with those representatives who do not uphold our Constitution. Wait, no ... you'd have to FIRST start with those who've never READ our Constitution. No, sorry. I mean, you'd have to FIRST start with those who cannot read ...