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Requiem For A Fake Jim

Posted by Phoenix Woman on September 22, 2010

Looks like it’s official — Michele Bachmann’s paid actor spokesman’s persona “Jim the Election Guy” is no more. He hasn’t been seen on the air in over a week.

The Real Jims of the Sixth District put together this little tribute to him:

In lieu of flowers, donations to Tarryl Clark’s campaign are appreciated.

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Yet Another Excellent Tarryl Clark Video

Posted by Phoenix Woman on September 20, 2010

Tarryl Clark’s media people are doing a fabulous job.

Their “Real Jims” response to the “Jim the Election Guy” ads succeeded in driving them off the air, forcing Bachmann’s camp to retool. For the meantime, Bachmann’s backers are settling on running a generic cut-and-paste national ad called “Your Economic Leaders?” wherein the name and face of whichever Democrat is being targeted is slapped into the center square.

Well, guess what? The Clark team has a response to that one, too:


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Who Michele Bachmann (and every other GOP congressman) is fighting for

Posted by Charles II on September 18, 2010

Minnesota 6. The lady who makes stuff up, Michele Bachmann vs. the lady who tells the truth, Tarryl Clark.

The tax choices. Extend tax cuts for everyone (including the very wealthy) on the income up to $250K/year married filing jointly ($200K filing singly), but not the additional cut on income over $1M per year. People with income less than $250K would pay no more in taxes than they paid this year. Even people earning $1M per year still enjoy a $26,932 tax cut over what would happen if we did nothing. That’s the Democratic plan.

Or, do that but give the very wealthy a special tax cut on income above $250K/year at a cost of $700B. This gives the million-a-year people an additionall $41,800 tax cut. That’s the Republican plan. Cost difference: $700B (!) over ten years, 80% of it going to people earning a million per year or more.

Now, a word of explanation. If you earn between $250K and $1M per year, your taxes don’t go up very much over what they are presently. That’s because your income below $250K is getting a tax break. If the Congress is gridlocked and unable to agree on a tax plan, your taxes will rise from what they are this year to what they were under Clinton.

Who is affected. In district 6, 2.2% of taxpayers would be affected, since they have incomes above the threshold. But only 0.2% of taxpayers, those earning over $1M/year would be significantly affected. This is because the amount of the tax cut is much less than the amount of taxes they are paying.

But if nothing gets done, the taxes on people earning $50,000 per year will jump $900 from where they are today. For all too many families, an unexpected bill of that size could put them on the street.

The entire district has about a half a million people. Michele Bachmann cares about 1,000 of them. The other 499,000 can go to hell for all she cares.

If you’re not from Minnesota 6, this still matters, because the same story is being played out in district after district. You can look it up. The fears of middle class voters are being exploited so that a thousand people or so in each district can siphon more money out of the treasury. The ultimate cost of government debt is borne in higher interest rates on cars and homes and credit cards… and, of course, taxes.

The choices could not be clearer. The lady who tells the truth vs. the lady who will tell any lie for the thousand people in her district who want to enrich themselves even if it means the country fails.

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Michele Bachmann Must Really Be Scared Of Tarryl Clark

Posted by Phoenix Woman on September 2, 2010

She’s spent $200,000 in attack ads this week alone against Tarryl.

Besides being notable for having a minimal amount of Bachmann in them — because a little of that grating voice and hyperactive manner goes a long, long way — the attack ads are also notable for fibbing like crazy. Instead, they have an actor with a pleasing voice and a deceptively “just folks” demeanor that only the most expensive and slickly professional thespians can attain. However, the actor with the pleasing voice is spouting typical Bachmann bogosities.

For example, the thespian in the Bachmann ad claims that Tarryl Clark voted to tax corn dogs and bacon at the State Fair. Here’s the reality:

In 2008, Clark voted for a constitutional amendment that would have raised the sales tax by 3/8 of 1 percent to protect water and land — commonly known as the Legacy Amendment. After the Legislature passed it, voters approved the tax increase.

So, it’s wrong to say that Clark voted for the sales tax increase. Rather, she voted to let Minnesotans vote on the Legacy Amendment.

In other words, Tarryl Clark allowed Minnesotans to cast a vote on their own fiscal destiny. And guess what? The Legacy Amendment passed by a 56 percent margin, and is now raising $250 million a year for the next few decades, money that’s going to clean up Minnesota lakes and rivers and do other good works as well.

If that’s the sort of thing you think your representatives should be doing, help Tarryl Clark take Michele Bachmann’s seat and send Crazy Bachmann back to Mac Hammond and what’s left of his megachurch.

Posted in 2010, Michele Bachmann, Minnesota, Tarryl Clark, taxes | 1 Comment »

Minnesoda-6 strikes oil

Posted by Charles II on June 19, 2010

Bachmann challenger Tarryl Clark is on the airwaves with this one.

Meanwhile, the Bachmann campaign is not taking this lying down. They are standing up against the world’s greatest menace: rude, adolescent-minded writers for Playboy and their hip-hop counterpart:

Michele Bachmann’s Husband To Supporters: Don’t Let Them F*** Her
Megan Carpentier | June 18, 2010, 6:35PM49

Michele Bachmann’s husband, Marcus, issued an urgent appeal to supporters Friday: we cannot let the assaults on her virtue stand!

The Bachmanns are concerned about a concert in Minneapolis entitled “F*** Michele Bachmann,” which they apparently think is a reference to the organizers’ desire to engage in coitus with Mrs. Bachmann rather than a desire to see her out of office. To help them get over the pain and despair, they would like their supporters to send them money.

Because of course if we can silence rude people by putting conservatives in power, you will never have to look at an oil-stained pelican again.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in Minnesoda news, Al Franken speaks (via John Cole):

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Reality costs $50 extra

Posted by Charles II on March 30, 2010

Greg Sargent tells us of the Michele Bachmann chronicles. Today’s installment, courtesy of Steve Benen, as reported in Politics Daily:

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told a crowd at a Duluth, Minn., rally over the weekend that there is no evidence that several black lawmakers were harassed by conservative protesters on Capitol Hill in the days leading up to the health care reform vote.

Black lawmakers, including civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), reported that they had been spat on and slurred by protesters demonstrating against the health reform bill last week.

“Democrats said that they were called the ‘N word,’ which of course would be wrong and inappropriate. But no one has any record of it. No witness saw it, it’s not on camera, it’s not on audio,” she said. “They said that they were spat upon. No one saw it.”

She went on, “There’s a $10,000 reward right now for anyone who can produce a video or an audio. Don’t you think we would have seen a video or an audio by now if there was something out there?”

Just give your money to Tarryl Clark. All of it. Now.

Posted in Michele Bachmann, Republicans acting badly, rightwing moral cripples, Silly Republicans, Tarryl Clark | 4 Comments »

And Now, A Word From El Tinklenberg

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 6, 2010

You might remember that Tinklenberg’s the guy who in 2008, with minimal and late-delivered support, still nearly took out Michele Bachmann in a congressional district designed to elect Republicans. He’s not running this year, but he’s endorsing someone who is — Tarryl Clark.

Here’s some of what Tink had to say about Tarryl in the endorsement e-mail he sent out last week:

Tarryl Clark knows how to win in districts that have been tough for Democrats – she’s already done it. She was elected to the State Senate in a special election to fill a previously Republican seat. Just a year later, she was re-elected with the highest vote totals in her district, and selected by her colleagues to serve as the Senate’s Assistant Majority Leader – the number two position in the Senate.

As a Senator and a leader, Tarryl has been a champion for the issues that matter to us – from creating jobs to expanding educational opportunities, from protecting consumers to standing up to insurance companies. Tarryl will go to Congress and be the steadfast advocate for people that Minnesota’s 6th District deserves – and currently lack in Michele Bachmann.

Most importantly, Tarryl is already putting together a tremendous campaign. She’s lined up thousands of supporters, countless endorsements, and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. She’s building the kind of grassroots campaign it will take to win – with an army of volunteers on the ground and the resources to take Michele Bachmann head-on over the airwaves.

The only thing she still needs is you.

Check her out at her website. If you’re so moved, give her some coin. She’s a good’un.

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