Bachmann to Robbins: Thanks!

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Michele Bachmann’s office’s has issued a response to a campaign contribution from Hollywood actor Tim Robbins, who is known as much for his liberal politics as his acting skills. “All we can say is thank you,” said Bachmann spokesman Dave Dziok.

The news of Robbins’ $500 contribution to the Minnesota Republican — way back in 2006 — was first reported by Lloyd Grove of The Daily Beast, who called the donation “shocking” and described Bachmann as “Minnesota’s resident wingnut.”

Robbins gave the money to Bachmann on Oct. 23, 2006, federal finance records show, as part of a string of $500 gifts to Republican House candidates in the last two weeks of that election season. At the time, Bachmann was locked in a close race with Democrat Patty Wetterling, which Bachmann eventually won with just more than 50 percent of the vote.

Robbins and then-partner Susan Sarandon famously campaigned for Ralph Nader in 2000, saying after that race that he thought Democrats under President Bill Clinton had “drifted too far to the right.” So strident was his opposition to the Iraq war that the 2004 movie “Team America: World Police” satirized Robbins and other film actors as willing to fight alongside North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il against “Team America.” Robbins has also confessed that he at one time he “recognized all Republicans as evil incarnate.”

You can also learn about all our free newsletter options.

Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by Karl Bremer on 01/05/2010 - 12:28 pm.

    Did Bachmann’s mouthpiece also thank John Birch Society extremist John Stormer for his campaign contribution to Michele that year too?

    Or did he thank Barry Connor for the tens of thousands of dollars Bachmann has raked in from Connor and other advocates of abolishing all public education?

    Or how about the disgraced Woodbury doctor who’s been a longtime supporter of Michele:

  2. Submitted by Ed Stych on 01/05/2010 - 01:30 pm.

    Get a grip, Karl. Bachmann’s spokesman didn’t publicly thank Robbins until the media asked for a response.

  3. Submitted by Karl Bremer on 01/05/2010 - 03:34 pm.

    Well, then maybe the media should get a response about Michele’s other fine contributors. Bachmann is already on camera lying about some of them.

  4. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 01/05/2010 - 05:09 pm.

    The more Bachmann speaks, the more contributions pour in to Democrats.
    Supporting her politicking is a good investment.

  5. Submitted by david granneman on 01/05/2010 - 09:42 pm.

    hey karl in case you havent heard – rep bachmann has recieved considerably more donations than all of the democrates running against her

  6. Submitted by Rita Sanchez on 01/06/2010 - 02:54 pm.

    I really admire Michele Bachmann for her gutsy support for the American people. Thank heavens that she sees the danger of the criminal voter registration group ACORN and the extreme harm and damage ACORN and its affiliates pose for the American people and free elections for our country. It is a travesty that our President and our US attorney Eric Holder are not interested in protecting our free elections. Granting foreign enemy combattants constitutional rights granted to US citizens seems to be more important to them. One has to ask, where are their allegiances?

Leave a Reply