Tarryl Clark has issued this statement criticizing Michele Bachmann for saying GOP chairmen should investigate the Obama administration. It isn’t shocking that Tarryl is going negative yet again because she can’t hope to win by telling voters that she’s hostile to small businesses. Here’s the text of Tarryl’s statement:

On the same day that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann voted against extending unemployment for families struggling in the wake of the recession, she said that Congress should spend all of its time investigating Congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama.

“I think that’s all we should do,” Bachmann said at the GOP Youth Convention in Washington on Thursday. “I think all we should do is issue subpoenas and have one hearing after another and expose all the nonsense that has gone on.”

This isn’t the first time Bachmann has called on a 1950’s-style investigation of Congress. Bachmann became infamous in October of 2008 when she called for an investigation into whether then Sen. Obama and other members of Congress were “pro-America or anti-America” in an appearance on Hardball with Chris Matthews.

“Millions of Americans and countless Minnesotans, including too many in the 6th District, are struggling to make ends meet, and now we find out that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s answer is subpoenas and hearings meant to obstruct or delay meaningful action on important issues,” said Zach Rodvold, Campaign Manager for Tarryl Clark’s campaign for Congress.

“This makes it clear yet again that Bachmann cares more about baseless partisan witch hunts than she does about actually addressing the needs and priorities of Minnesota’s families and small businesses in Congress. Her constituents have no interest in showboating and partisan obstructionism. What they want, and what they’ll get in Tarryl Clark, is someone who is willing to work across ideological and party lines to get results that make a meaningful difference in their lives.”

Rodvold concluded, “While Bachmann builds her ‘enemies list,’ Tarryl Clark’s friends list continues to grow because people in the 6th District are facing real challenges that need real solutions, and they know Tarryl is the only one they can count on to deliver for them in Congress.”

It’s unfortunate that Michele said that conducting one oversight hearing after another should be what a new GOP majority is about. Having talked with Michele more than a few times, I know that she’s said what the House Republicans will be about in 2011 whether they’ve got gavels or not.

They’ll certainly be about creating true energy independence, basing their energy policy on actually increasing energy production rather than basing it on passing legislation that causes electrical prices to “necessarily skyrocket.”

Opening up oil exploration will make us less reliant on oil from the Middle East or Venezuela while growing high-paying jobs here in the United States.

Other things that will be a high priority for Republicans will be a) creating private sector jobs, b) doing financial regulation reform right rather than the legislation that President Obama signed and c) keeping all of the Bush tax cuts intact.

With all of the Democratic corruption that’s happened in DC, it’s important that the next congress dig into some of the things that’ve been done, starting with investigating why Holder’s DOJ dropped charges on 2 of the 3 NBPP thugs and reduced to a wrist slap the sentence for the thug that carried a nightstick. It’s important that oversight hearings are held to find out what logic was used in closing GM dealerships.

Tarryl’s theme has been that Washington isn’t working for us. I agree. HINT TO TARRYL: (a) Democrats currently run Washington, (b) Speaker Pelosi, Harry Reid, Charlie Rangel and President Obama don’t listen to We The People and (c) Democrats insisted on ramming through one piece of legislation after another that was, at best, supported by only the fringe elements of the Democratic Party.

It’s just a crazy thought but you don’t ‘make Washington work for us’ by sending another rubberstamp to the failed policies of the last 4 years.

During her time in the Minnesota Senate, Tarryl voted with Larry Pogemiller and John Marty almost 100% of the time. The point is she won’t rock the liberal boat. It’s foolish to think that she’d suddenly develop the spine to challenge Speaker Pelosi.

At a time when change is coming to DC, Tarryl is a rubberstamp for more of the same. NO THANKS.

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One Response to “Michele Bachmann, Oversight & Tarryl Clark”

  • walter hanson says:

    Gary:

    Lets not forget the whole mess started in 2008 because the reporter asked that question.

    So when America was being offered help to clean up the oil spill President Obama was refusing to give waivers for us to be helped because he didn’t want to upset his buddies.

    Is it asking too much as a voter what policies that Terryl and Obama support that put unions before the country?

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

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