Bachmann: Voters worried about jobs, not gaffes

Aug 19, 2011 Full story: The Kansas City Star

Voters are more concerned about jobs and the economy than an occasional gaffe by a candidate, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Friday.Bachmann who made two appearances before enthusiastic crowds on the strongly Republican South Carolina coast, also said the appeal that helped her win last week's straw poll in Iowa will carry ... (more)

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Lance Winslow

Aptos, CA

#1 Aug 20, 2011
We forgive you, Laura. We know it's hard for you to feign intelligence.
HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#2 Aug 20, 2011
Republican ALEC

Report Lifts Veil on ALEC’s Pro-Corporate, Anti-Consumer Mission

Front group ghostwrites the law for corporate America on behalf of oil, drug, asbestos, and insurance interests

Washington, DC—The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has secretly taken millions of dollars in corporate money to infiltrate state legislatures and push legislation that, amongst other anti-consumer measures, would give complete immunity to asbestos manufacturers and undermine recently-passed health care reform, according to a new report released today.

On its surface, ALEC’s membership is mostly comprised of thousands of state legislators. Each pays a nominal membership fee in order to attend ALEC retreats and receive model legislation. But ALEC’s corporate contributors pay a king’s ransom to gain access to legislators and distribute their corporate-crafted legislation. As a result, thousands of bills have been introduced across the country that would protect corporate interests at the expense of consumers’ rights.
“While many have read about the disturbing influence of corporations in national politics and government, corporations are also looking towards state legislatures for more immunity and less accountability,” said American Association for Justice President Anthony Tarricone.“ALEC is the ultimate smoke-filled back room: another opportunity for corporations to buy access and protect their profits at the expense of consumers.”
One example of ALEC’s influence in state legislatures is its work on behalf of Crown, Cork & Seal which purchased a small company that manufactured asbestos insulation. At the time of the transaction, the dangers of asbestos were well known, and Crown was in full knowledge of the future liability of asbestos claimants. Even though its own financial filings state that claims from asbestos victims will have no material adverse effects, Crown, Cork & Seal paid ALEC to persuade state legislatures to cap its liability, leaving thousands of injured workers without legal recourse. This legislation has already been enacted in several states, allowing Crown, Cork & Seal to escape accountability and increase profits at the expense of consumers.
ALEC has also worked on model legislation with Blue Cross Blue Shield to roll back the recently-passed health care bill, as well as with ExxonMobil to challenge the science behind global warming.

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HumanSpirit

High Springs, FL

#3 Aug 20, 2011
ALEC: Puppetmaster for Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and Scott Walker

Not coincidentally, bills similar to those in Florida and Wisconsin have been introduced in Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Vermont.”

Naturally the Koch brothers are involved in ALEC and you know by now when you sniff a Koch, a Palin, Bachmann or Walker is not far behind. The puppets are “Copyright, ALEC”, just as the “model” legislation is marked before it’s sent out to the folks you pay to represent you in DC and at home, in your state government.

The ALEC puppet, brought to you by the GOP, because nothing says democracy like a for sale sign on your back and a corporate logo where your heart is supposed to beat.
Beware the ALEC puppet. They just keep making more of them. We expose one and out comes another soulless monster, with a plastic smile and an empty resume, full of “common sense conservative values.”

More:

http://www.xydo.com/toolbar/24476446-alec_pup...

The Conservatives' ALEC Philosophy: Everything Related to Government Should Be Demonized, Starved or Privatized

Any force in civil society that contests the right of business to grab all social surplus, and to treat people like roadkill and the earth like a sewer, should be crushed.

http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/151662/the_c...

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

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Super Woman

Williamson, WV

#4 Aug 20, 2011
She is going to make gas $2 a gallon. She is also going to make all the gays disappear, all the muslims will be christians, and the skies will always be blue. Of course she is going to say voters don't care if she knows facts from fiction. When you are married to a gay man, and call yourself anti-gay, make a living off of the same government you claim should stop helping others, and not sure what is real and what is not real, what else can you say. This crackpot needs to stay in Minn where they vote for loons like her.

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