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Bachmann plays coy on 2012 as she courts Iowa

There are 140 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 21, 2011, titled Bachmann plays coy on 2012 as she courts Iowa. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann made her first big appearance as a potential presidential candidate here Friday night with what she described as a "somber, serious speech" warning of the dangers of the expanding federal government and growing national debt.

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Karen the fox

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 22, 2011
We need somone with a shred of common sense on how things really should work. At least she's going down the right road.

People are fed up with the hate mongering on the left and the way they are destroying our once great country.

What she is saying is we need to stop this madness and quite soon or we will all be in trouble. The President and his administration are not getting the job done.

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MFB

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#2 Jan 22, 2011
I was lead to believe that Michelle Bachmann was recently re-elected to represent the Minnesota 6th district in Washington DC. There is nothing of any importance or use to the 6th district in Iowa! It seems that Ms. Bachmann continues to represent Ms. Bachmann and not the 6th district.
Jackpine savage

Gilbert, AZ

#3 Jan 22, 2011
She will pass Timmy on the 2nd turn of the Iowa race. Need to keep her in there as long as possible.....in insure the moderate President is re-elected. No script is fun but she never, ever retracts false statements, even when her staff inform her. No legislative record in Congress, provocative mouth, just discovered the 25 year old problems with Medicare and Social Security. Impressive !! Read the details of her group's proposed changes in health-care and impact on middle class, the details for your coverage, and then be afraid, be very afraid.
Teadrinker

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 22, 2011
Jackpine savage wrote:
She will pass Timmy on the 2nd turn of the Iowa race. Need to keep her in there as long as possible.....in insure the moderate President is re-elected. No script is fun but she never, ever retracts false statements, even when her staff inform her. No legislative record in Congress, provocative mouth, just discovered the 25 year old problems with Medicare and Social Security. Impressive !! Read the details of her group's proposed changes in health-care and impact on middle class, the details for your coverage, and then be afraid, be very afraid.
She has talked of SS reform for quite some time. Remember how Clark lied about her wanting to kick Grandma off SS?

There are some things liberals are no good at; money and truth.

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It doesnt surprise me

United States

#5 Jan 22, 2011
Be afraid....be very afraid! This woman is the scariest I have ever seen!

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MinnesotaGuy

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 22, 2011
She wants to run? Good. Go for it. Let someone else represent the 6th so that our state is no longer a national laughingstock.
Futher Mucker

Maple Grove, MN

#7 Jan 22, 2011
Mrs. Bachmann and her ilk use language like we have to "save the country," or "take OUR country back." No one ever asks the follow up questions: Who is the our in our country? Or save the country from what? After all, didn't the Bush/Cheney years bring us the Great Depression 2, increased wealth for the wealthy and a shrinking of the middle class. The so called Tea Party is nothing more than a front for disaffected mostly conservative Whites whose biggest fear was realized when a Black became the most powerful man on the planet 2 years ago. True, Conservatives hate liberals and wanted to destroy Clinton, Carter,LBJ, etc. But if Joe Biden were the president and had worked to institute the same policies that Obama has, there would be no Tea Party. The driving forces behind the Tea Party are all emotional: fear, anger, and hate. It has benefited conservatives in the short term. Unfortunately, emotion alone cannot sustain a movement.
Teadrinker

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jan 22, 2011
Futher Mucker wrote:
Mrs. Bachmann and her ilk use language like we have to "save the country," or "take OUR country back." No one ever asks the follow up questions: Who is the our in our country? Or save the country from what? After all, didn't the Bush/Cheney years bring us the Great Depression 2, increased wealth for the wealthy and a shrinking of the middle class. The so called Tea Party is nothing more than a front for disaffected mostly conservative Whites whose biggest fear was realized when a Black became the most powerful man on the planet 2 years ago. True, Conservatives hate liberals and wanted to destroy Clinton, Carter,LBJ, etc. But if Joe Biden were the president and had worked to institute the same policies that Obama has, there would be no Tea Party. The driving forces behind the Tea Party are all emotional: fear, anger, and hate. It has benefited conservatives in the short term. Unfortunately, emotion alone cannot sustain a movement.
I think you need to return to earth. The race card does not work anymore except with your fellow sheep. Sorry, but the teaparty was getting going even when Bush was president. Liberals rewrite history as best suits them.

I love the emotion fallacy. I listen to liberal and conservative radio. The liberals have an incredible difficulty in using numbers. They rely almost exclusively on emotion. They do not let things like facts get in the way. Conservative radio hosts can get emotional to a lesser degree but there is far more data and facts to back what they say.

Bush and Cheney were fellow globalists like Clinton, Gore, Obama... Go ahead and bash Bush. He was not a true conservative.
Here it comes

Carol Stream, IL

#9 Jan 22, 2011
The liberals hate and fear strong intelligent women.

They will not discuss the issues Michelle raises. They will spew bile, hate and name calling.

Stand by...

Here it comes...

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changewecanbelie vein

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jan 22, 2011
Bachmann is what America needs. Someone needs to play parent to the liberals, progressives, socialists, and dems that are ruining a once great country called the USA. Go Bachmann.
Teadrinker

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 22, 2011
Only the left has the right to have women candidates.

Also, why does the left have to resort to name calling, especially when it is obscene?

Why does the left refuse to talk issues and the facts behind them?
Chicago Guy

Evanston, IL

#13 Jan 22, 2011
Teadrinker wrote:
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I think you need to return to earth. The race card does not work anymore except with your fellow sheep. Sorry, but the teaparty was getting going even when Bush was president. Liberals rewrite history as best suits them.
I love the emotion fallacy. I listen to liberal and conservative radio. The liberals have an incredible difficulty in using numbers. They rely almost exclusively on emotion. They do not let things like facts get in the way. Conservative radio hosts can get emotional to a lesser degree but there is far more data and facts to back what they say.
Bush and Cheney were fellow globalists like Clinton, Gore, Obama... Go ahead and bash Bush. He was not a true conservative.
You are 100% incorrect in your assertions about the roots of the Tea Party.

It began in February of 2009, when Obama had been in office less than one month.

I don't think all Tea Partiers are overt racists... but I agree 100% that racism fuels the movement.
Chicago Guy

Evanston, IL

#14 Jan 22, 2011
Teadrinker wrote:
Only the left has the right to have women candidates.
Also, why does the left have to resort to name calling, especially when it is obscene?
Why does the left refuse to talk issues and the facts behind them?
The right is welcome to have strong women candidates-- in fact, they SHOULD.

There are very smart, capable Republican women, like Kay Bailey Hutchison.

But Michelle Bachmann is an idiot. She's malignant, hateful, and stupid. That is a lethal combo.

Sharon Angle was a radical racist.

Sarah Palin is a intellectually weak-minded attack dog, good only at stirring up hatred, just like Bachmann.

And don't forget, three months ago national GOP leaders were telling us Christine O'Donnell was Senate material!!

Since: May 10

King City, CA

#15 Jan 22, 2011
"A Strong Refutation" Of Tea Party Principles

Following up on an earlier post, Greg Sargent asked an expert how "An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen" which was signed by John Adams in 1798 relates to the constitutional debate over the Affordable Care Act and the individual mandate. According to Georgetown professor Adam Rothman, there are differences between the two laws, but the earlier bill is "a strong refutation of the basic principles that some Tea Party types offer," and the Framers "clearly thought that the national government had a role in subsidizing health care":

But Rothman says that it's perfectly legit to see shades of today's debate in that early initiative.

"It's a good example that the post-revolutionary generation clearly thought that the national government had a role in subsidizing health care," Rothman says. "That in itself is pretty remarkable and a strong refutation of the basic principles that some Tea Party types offer."

"You could argue that it's precedent for government run health care," Rothman continues. "This defies a lot of stereotypes about limited government in the early republic."

http://politicalcorrection.org/blog/201101200...

“REUNITE GONDWANALAND!”

Since: Jun 08

Woodbury

#16 Jan 22, 2011
Here it comes wrote:
The liberals hate and fear strong intelligent women.
They will not discuss the issues Michelle raises. They will spew bile, hate and name calling.
Stand by...
Here it comes...
"Liberals hate and fear strong intelligent women."
Really? We hate and fear women like Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonya Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gabrielle Giffords, Barbara Boxer, Debbie Stabenow, Amy Klobuchar, Katrina Venden Heuvel, Katha Pollit, Kirsten Gillibrand, Carolyn Maloney, Carolyn McCarthy, Nita Lowey, Hilda Solis, Barbara Jordan...I could go on, but, surely you get the picture.

Since: Dec 10

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jan 22, 2011
SCARE TACTICS, the conservative movements number 1 strategy. UTTERLY SAD & PATHETIC JUST LIKE THEIR CANDIDATES

Since: May 10

King City, CA

#19 Jan 22, 2011
Darwinian wrote:
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"Liberals hate and fear strong intelligent women."
Really? We hate and fear women like Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonya Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gabrielle Giffords, Barbara Boxer, Debbie Stabenow, Amy Klobuchar, Katrina Venden Heuvel, Katha Pollit, Kirsten Gillibrand, Carolyn Maloney, Carolyn McCarthy, Nita Lowey, Hilda Solis, Barbara Jordan...I could go on, but, surely you get the picture.
I think he meant stoopid vapid woman:

Bachman-Failin Palin.
suzie on vacaton

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Jan 22, 2011
MFB wrote:
I was lead to believe that Michelle Bachmann was recently re-elected to represent the Minnesota 6th district in Washington DC. There is nothing of any importance or use to the 6th district in Iowa! It seems that Ms. Bachmann continues to represent Ms. Bachmann and not the 6th district.
Kind of like Obama, the Sen from ILL, running for President! Or like Biden running for both Senator and VP!
Can You Hear Me

Saint Louis, MO

#21 Jan 22, 2011
Chicago Guy wrote:
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You are 100% incorrect in your assertions about the roots of the Tea Party.
It began in February of 2009, when Obama had been in office less than one month.
I don't think all Tea Partiers are overt racists... but I agree 100% that racism fuels the movement.
The birth of the TEA Party, watch and learn.



Rick Santelli and the Start of the Tea Party.wmv
fred

La Crosse, WI

#22 Jan 22, 2011
"...warning of the dangers of the expanding federal government and growing national debt."

Does this mean she's going to give back the $250,000+ Bachmann Farm's has raked in from the Feds?

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