With a big side of xenophobia.

The words batshit crazy barely begin to describe MN Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. However, a competitor for the title of looniest loon in Minnesota has emerged to take on US Representative Keith Ellison.

Lynne Torgerson is running for US Rep. in district 5.To spread the word, she has created a website with her platform and views for all the world to see. Among these views is a healthy dose of ranting against Muslims in general, and Keith Ellison in particular.

Now, with all due respect, America, and its people,  should be lauded for its goal of promoting to public office and other high ranks, people of color,  women, minorities, etc.  However, quite frankly, in our zeal, we simply went too far with Keith Ellison.  Keith Ellison simply is not a proper person to have in our federal government.  I think it is interesting that Keith Ellison, in the past year or so, introduced a bill entitled “Global Peace.”  “Global.”  I think that word is telling.  Globalization of Islam.  It is also my understanding that when people of the Muslim faith use the word peace, that “peace” to them means the elimination of Christians and Jews.

Good stuff, right? Try reading it without hearing it in a monotone, 4th-grader-reading-in-front-of-his-class voice. It simply can’t be done. The entire website is written at a 4th grade level, with almost no compound sentences and very simple words. If this woman somehow passed the MN state bar exam, it must have been read to her and her answers dictated.

Is there something in the water in MN? Maybe a little too much lye left in the lutefisk?

4 Thoughts on “Worst campaign website ever

  1. Psst, someone should tell Torgerson that for years the fastest growing religion in the US military is Islam. I wonder if chicken-hawk Torgerson thinks they bleed other than red.

  2. Randall on December 14, 2009 at 4:56 pm said:


    VERY interesting read. And I thought Bachmann was nuts/stupid. Wow.

    I think; what we have here is another religious whack-job.

    Did you read her rant about 1st Amendment protections of speech and religion? …unless you’re not a christian of course…

    “Now again, we cannot discriminate against anyone because of race, nationality, religion, sex, etc. However…


  3. Ghost of Dude on December 15, 2009 at 8:44 am said:

    The whole website reads like a Palin speech.

    Most people write in a different style than the one they speak with. Normally, given the time and ability to edit, people write using proper syntax, whole compound sentences, and without using filler words as an introduction (ie. “now again” or “now, with all due respect”).

    It’s like she dictated a speech and had it typed out on her website with no editing.

  4. Ghost of Dude on December 15, 2009 at 8:46 am said:

    Apparently, she’s picked up on the ridicule she’s taking from the internets:

    (please note that Gawker and various websites have misquoted the text herein and thus one must closely read this text to actually know Congressional Candidate Torgerson’s positions)

    Nobody misquoted anything. In fact, I lifted text directly from the site for my quote. So did Gawker.
    What a maroon.

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