Michele Bachmann appeared on The O'Reilly Factor tonight to cash in on the tragic bus crash that occurred in Cottonwood, Minnesota. O'Reilly is infamous for portraying illegal immigrants as murderous rapists and Bachmann was more than willing to play along. It is unfortunate when our representation in Congress is more concerned about guns being taken out of public housing projects and using issues such as immigration to get her air time than she is about the people affected by these situations.

6th District Candidate, Bob Olson, was quick to respond:

Olson: Bachmann's Fear-Mongering Fails Minnesota

For Immediate Release

Contact: Christopher Truscott



ANOKA—Bob Olson, a DFL candidate in the 6th Congressional District, released the following statement regarding Rep. Michele Bachmann's Wednesday night appearance on the O'Reilly Factor:

"In the wake of the tragic accident in Cottonwood, Minnesotans had a right to expect smart and compassionate leadership from those in power. That Michele Bachmann chose instead to go on the O'Reilly Factor and play along with O'Reilly's fear mongering is absolutely disgusting.

"It's true that we need comprehensive immigration reform, but it's important to remember, as John McCain reminded us recently, that we're all children of God. This serious debate must be handled in a manner consistent with the human decency that has defined our great state for 150 years.

"Countless number of lives were forever changed after that crash. Instead of scape-goating an entire class of people, it's time Mrs. Bachmann demonstrate leadership worthy of her office and the people of Minnesota."

If anyone has a copy of this interview, please post it on youtube or send it to me at political_muse@hotmail.com so that we can get it posted.

Cross Posted on Dump Bachmann


2 responses to "Bob Olson Response To Bachmann Appearance"

  1. Gary Gross On February 28, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Bob Olson should be ashamed of himself for accusing Rep. Bachmann of "scape-goating an entire class of people."

    I watched that interview. Contrary to Mr. Olson's accusations, Rep. Bachmann didn't "scape-goat an entire class of people."

    I demand that Bob Olson either cite the specific statement where he thinks Rep. Bachmann "scape-goated an entire class of people." If he can't, then I'll demand that he issue a formal apology to Rep. Bachmann.

  2. Anonymous On February 29, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Just another over-the-top race-baiting statement from "we know what is best for you" Democrats.

    Does Mr. Olson believe that we should treat child-killers with compassion and "human decency"? That is just the type of liberal insanity that helped put us in this situation to begin with. 20 million illegals is not a "serious debate" - it is an invasion.