Michele Bachmann schools Chris Matthews

Ann Kane
Even after the much anticipated political tsunami washed over the nation yesterday, the ruling class remained arrogant in the face of defeat. Chris Matthews and his cronies Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, and Eugene Robinson held court on MSNBC while the election returns came in. In an interview with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) Matthews tried to get her to answer a question about the new House majority having the ability to subpoena members of Congress in an investigation of "un-American thinking." Bachmann didn't bite, and went on to give four suggestions for the GOP to consider as their first orders of business.

Since Bachmann had the gall to sidestep Matthews' antagonism, his arrogance level increased as he went on to ask her if she was "hypnotized" because she wasn't answering his questions. He told her she seemed to be in a trance. In the background the rest of the bullies could be heard laughing and snickering at the congresswoman.

A couple of years ago, Bachmann talked about going on Hardball without ever having seen the show beforehand. She found out the hard way how Matthews operates; he had coerced her into saying something she regretted later.

Matthews as well as every other leftist out there, homes in on a word or phrase meant to agitate and confuse the listener. In Bachmann's case, the words were "investigation for un-American thinking." He repeated them over and over trying to unsettle her, and to remind viewers of the hot button issue of the McCarthy era investigation of un-American activities.

In view of the brand new congressional configuration, the bombastic blowhard has no idea how useless his viewpoint will become. What would anyone gain from watching him demean an elected woman official? If he keeps up this childish behavior as the majority of Americans get on with taking back their country from his ilk, he will surely find himself in that working class phenomenon called an unemployment line.


Even after the much anticipated political tsunami washed over the nation yesterday, the ruling class remained arrogant in the face of defeat. Chris Matthews and his cronies Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, and Eugene Robinson held court on MSNBC while the election returns came in.

In an interview with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) Matthews tried to get her to answer a question about the new House majority having the ability to subpoena members of Congress in an investigation of "un-American thinking." Bachmann didn't bite, and went on to give four suggestions for the GOP to consider as their first orders of business.

Since Bachmann had the gall to sidestep Matthews' antagonism, his arrogance level increased as he went on to ask her if she was "hypnotized" because she wasn't answering his questions. He told her she seemed to be in a trance. In the background the rest of the bullies could be heard laughing and snickering at the congresswoman.

A couple of years ago, Bachmann talked about going on Hardball without ever having seen the show beforehand. She found out the hard way how Matthews operates; he had coerced her into saying something she regretted later.

Matthews as well as every other leftist out there, homes in on a word or phrase meant to agitate and confuse the listener. In Bachmann's case, the words were "investigation for un-American thinking." He repeated them over and over trying to unsettle her, and to remind viewers of the hot button issue of the McCarthy era investigation of un-American activities.

In view of the brand new congressional configuration, the bombastic blowhard has no idea how useless his viewpoint will become. What would anyone gain from watching him demean an elected woman official? If he keeps up this childish behavior as the majority of Americans get on with taking back their country from his ilk, he will surely find himself in that working class phenomenon called an unemployment line.