Glenn Beck Offers to Hold a Fundraiser for Rep. Michele Bachmann

Despite Glenn Beck’s protests that he is non-partisan, on his radio show today he offered to hold a fundraiser for right winger Rep. Michele Bachmann. Beck asked Bachmann how he could help her raise money, and then said, “We should have a fundraiser for you, Michele.”

Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:

Beck tried to say that Bachmann doesn’t care about the parties, “May I say, I believe you are one of a handful, give me a number, I am thinking 5, and handful of people, maybe 3, that actually are in there doing the right thing, and you’ll fall on your sword if you have to, but you’re in there just, you don’t care about the parties anymore.”

Bachmann claimed that she is Nancy Pelosi’s number one target, “That’s right, and I think that’s why Speaker Pelosi has made me her number one congresswoman to defeat next year. She just released the list, and I am at the top of her list to defeat next year. She’s raising money hand over fist to defeat me next year.”

Beck asked how he could help Bachmann raise money, and after letting Bachmann making an appeal for donations, he suggested, “We should have a fundraiser for you, Michele.” Bachmann said that she would take it because Beck would be a huge draw. Beck then added that he can’t take the Lindsey Grahams of the world anymore.

Glenn Beck, who claims not to care about either of the political parties, that even Rush Limbaugh has avoided. He is using he media fame to raise money for Republican candidates. Beck always says that he isn’t a journalist, and this pretty much proves it. It is beyond laughable that he would claim that hyper partisan Bachmann is beyond both parties, while in the same segment, slamming Lindsey Graham for a truly bi-partisan move, in supporting cap and trade.

Bachmann is being targeted, not because she is a threat to Pelosi, but because she is extremely vulnerable. Successful political parties target seats based on the potential for winning a seat, not personal feelings. Bachmann barely survived last year, so it makes sense to go after her seat again. Her loony comments have destroyed her fundraising ability, which is why she was on Beck’s show begging for dollars.

People also need to know that Nancy Pelosi is not in charge of fundraising for House Democratic candidates. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) is the DCCC chairman. Political leadership in either party is too busy to also handle the daily nuts and bolts of campaign strategy and fundraising. Bachmann understood though, that Republicans despise Pelosi, and probably don’t know who Van Hollen is. It is easier to get into people’s wallets if they think they are battling Pelosi.

If Beck actually does hold a fundraiser for Bachmann, he will have crossed the line from media figure to being a player in GOP politics. I don’t think it is a good for the Republican Party to have their talk show hosts raising money for their candidates. It would lend the appearance that the party is being run by people like Beck and Limbaugh. If this would come to fruition, the transformation of the GOP into a fringe right wing movement would be complete.

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  2. Glenn Beck says he is non-partisan. If you believe this lying sack then you just hate facts, don’t you?

  3. beck is a patriot, unlike the loons of media matters. theese groups are just another part of george soros….look at the ratings of beck… america votes with their remotes and these loons can’t stand it. air anerica has no advertisers because no-one listens to them.. just the fact jack..

  4. The way I took Beck’s comment about a fundraiser for Bachmann is that she is trying to do the right thing by the American people. She is actually trying to change the corruption going on in big government today…like recently uncovering more Acorn scandal and their ties directly to the white house. Beck has made it perfectly clear that he has problems with members of both the republican and democratic party. I do not believe that he’d be trying to promote a republican as much as I believe that he’d be promoting a candidate that is trying to do the right thing. We need more people like Bachmann in government.

  5. Bachmann is a wackadoodle. Total nut job. The only way she has been able to get elected to Congress was by an extreme hatchet job of Gerrymandering a district for her – one that is not likely to last.

    Factcheck.org has outlined the number of pants -on-fire outright LIES this woman tells. We need more people like Bachmann in little rooms with locked doors and mattress wallpaper, in other words nut-houses.

  6. The democrats are dying that every day passes. Fox News is thruthfully exposing their corruption,incompetence,lying,anti-America,anti-military,anti-white,anti-CIA,anti-police,anti-veteran ,islamic and rogue nation terrorrists sympathizer and will irreversibly destroy the US and the American people militarily and economically if not stopped by the US Miliatry now. Time is running out.

  7. Glenn Beck is a Libertarian but what is that to you? He can hold a fund raiser for any one he pleases. No big deal as celebrities hold fund raisers for Democrats all the time.

  8. Beck, You have to be kidding us. no one in their right mind, would say and believe the things you say and believe to be true. Are you kidding us? Please say you are. You and that weirdo Michelle whatever, from up north snowy land, deserve each other. Fund raiser? For what? Get her nails done. Fools.

  9. I do not believe that he’d be trying to promote a republican as
    much as I believe that he’d be promoting a candidate that is trying
    to do the right thing. We need more people like Bachmann in
    government,Really.

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