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New GOP political equation: Criticize Bachmann at your own peril

There are 443 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 28, 2011, titled New GOP political equation: Criticize Bachmann at your own peril. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

When Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was named to the House Intelligence Committee earlier this year, one of her Republican colleagues responded this way: "Is that a punchline?" Another simply said, "Jumbo shrimp.

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CHRISTvsWARHOL

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 28, 2011
An honest question for Bachmann supporters - Can someone name her accomplishments in the 6th district? This is her third term, and I would dearly like to hear what she has done for her constituents over that time period. Thank you.

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Continence

Cold Spring, MN

#2 Jan 28, 2011
In this day and age why are so many still fearful of a "strong woman"?.

The stories....(always with negative spin)....just keep coming. Right Wingers, and Leftists all fear Mrs Bachman....they may attempt to cover their fear with irrational assertions that are easily refuted, but spin this any you want, the bottom line is that those in seats of power on the Left and Right FEAR HER! and the sheeple from both sides say Yup, Yup, Yup...uh huh!
To bad

United States

#3 Jan 28, 2011
Why do they criticize her on both sides? Because this makes the two party establishment uneasy! They are so used to thier little game in Washington. Your either a Democrat or Republican and they dont want anyone raining on their parade. You have to follow your party or no one at all. Weather you like her or not its good to see both parties squirming a little in their seats. I like it!
Chuck

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 28, 2011
CHRISTvsWARHOL wrote:
An honest question for Bachmann supporters - Can someone name her accomplishments in the 6th district? This is her third term, and I would dearly like to hear what she has done for her constituents over that time period. Thank you.
Don't care.

“REUNITE GONDWANALAND!”

Since: Jun 08

Woodbury

#5 Jan 28, 2011
Continence wrote:
In this day and age why are so many still fearful of a "strong woman"?.
The stories....(always with negative spin)....just keep coming. Right Wingers, and Leftists all fear Mrs Bachman....they may attempt to cover their fear with irrational assertions that are easily refuted, but spin this any you want, the bottom line is that those in seats of power on the Left and Right FEAR HER! and the sheeple from both sides say Yup, Yup, Yup...uh huh!
No one is "afraid" of Rep. Bachmann - we may find her ignorant and extreme, but "frightening"?- No.

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Since: Sep 08

Rosemount, MN

#6 Jan 28, 2011
Its the daily Pioneer Press / Bachmann article.

I think somebody at the PP might have a bit of obsession over her
wolverines

San Jose, CA

#7 Jan 28, 2011
CHRISTvsWARHOL wrote:
An honest question for Bachmann supporters - Can someone name her accomplishments in the 6th district? This is her third term, and I would dearly like to hear what she has done for her constituents over that time period. Thank you.
Would you feel better if she brought billions of dollors in new deficit spending to her district in the form of pork, why do people such as you want to be a pig feeding at the trough of deficit spending, she must be doing something right if she has all the lowlifes mad at her, keep it up.

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Continence

Cold Spring, MN

#8 Jan 28, 2011
To bad wrote:
Why do they criticize her on both sides? Because this makes the two party establishment uneasy! They are so used to thier little game in Washington. Your either a Democrat or Republican and they dont want anyone raining on their parade. You have to follow your party or no one at all. Weather you like her or not its good to see both parties squirming a little in their seats. I like it!
EXACTLY!

I couldn't tell you one thing about Mrs Bachmans positions...but I can tell you she is a threat. She stands inside, but acts outside the process... if whack jobs like Chris Matthews and Co are against her, and if the Fatcats that manipulate markets for their personal gain are against her.....I gotta be for her.

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Joan Aykens

Randolph, MN

#9 Jan 28, 2011
How sad that some people feel they don't have freedom of speech.
Continence

Cold Spring, MN

#10 Jan 28, 2011
Darwinian wrote:
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No one is "afraid" of Rep. Bachmann - we may find her ignorant and extreme, but "frightening"?- No.
Maa'm you are exactly the "type" of female that fear her....I won't explain why, but any that have seen your rants know I am right.

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Continence

Cold Spring, MN

#11 Jan 28, 2011
I wasn't quite honest, not as a malicious act, but....I do know Mrs Bachman has Foster Children, doesn't want to kill babies in the womb, and that she doen't always measure her words for the proper PC content.....so that sets her apart from the Angry Feminists.
Freedom

Hopkins, MN

#12 Jan 28, 2011
wbigs wrote:
Its the daily Pioneer Press / Bachmann article.
I think somebody at the PP might have a bit of obsession over her

All the liberals do. By hating her and constantly attacking her, they have made her a national political figure.

Its amusing that they quote the heretofore root of all evil republicans, as if conservatives don't like bachmann. But reality is far different than the fantasies of our local pravdas. Conservatives like bachmann and they no longer trust the republican party.

RINOs out, tea party in, so sorry liberals, but your media has no cred with conservatives.

“REUNITE GONDWANALAND!”

Since: Jun 08

Woodbury

#13 Jan 28, 2011
Continence wrote:
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Maa'm you are exactly the "type" of female that fear her....I won't explain why, but any that have seen your rants know I am right.
LOL.
Freedom

Hopkins, MN

#14 Jan 28, 2011
CHRISTvsWARHOL wrote:
An honest question for Bachmann supporters - Can someone name her accomplishments in the 6th district? This is her third term, and I would dearly like to hear what she has done for her constituents over that time period. Thank you.

Its amusing to see you sheeply parrot the slogans you have received from the thought leaders, but any conservative can see its her accomplishments in advancing conservatism that are troubling you.
ButSeriouslyFolk s

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jan 28, 2011
The danger here does not lie in the criticizing of Ms. Bachmann, but in the actual fear to criticize her. Do not be afraid to criticize someone who cannot be taken seriously and has a misguided political agenda.
cjrian

United States

#16 Jan 28, 2011
Darwinian wrote:
No one is "afraid" of Rep. Bachmann - we may find her ignorant and extreme, but "frightening"?- No.
Prototypical Leftwing response.
EVERYONE who is not of the Left is ignorant and extreme.

Bullstuffin'!

Since: Jun 09

Olathe, KS

#17 Jan 28, 2011
CHRISTvsWARHOL wrote:
An honest question for Bachmann supporters - Can someone name her accomplishments in the 6th district? This is her third term, and I would dearly like to hear what she has done for her constituents over that time period. Thank you.
What have Franken and Klobuchar done for you? Oh wait, I heard Amy won a hotdish contest created by Franken the other day. My bad.

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not right

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jan 28, 2011
Continence wrote:
In this day and age why are so many still fearful of a "strong woman"?.
The stories....(always with negative spin)....just keep coming. Right Wingers, and Leftists all fear Mrs Bachman....they may attempt to cover their fear with irrational assertions that are easily refuted, but spin this any you want, the bottom line is that those in seats of power on the Left and Right FEAR HER! and the sheeple from both sides say Yup, Yup, Yup...uh huh!
First of all, the no politician on either side fears her. They are not speaking out against her besides anonymously because it looks tacky. It's the same reason pro football players don't (or shouldn't) criticize their teammates in public, and why actors don't criticize their co-stars, because it makes both people and the organization look petty. Remember a year and a half ago when Joe Wilson flipped out & called Obama a liar in the middle of the Congressional address? It was the GOP leaders who urged him to apologize, not the dems.

Also, I find it a ironic that you are playing the sexism card in regards to people's dislike (or imagined fear) for Bachmann (& you also spelled her name wrong), yet you refer to her as "Mrs" instead of "Congresswoman".
LeDumbo

Burnsville, MN

#19 Jan 28, 2011
CHRISTvsWARHOL wrote:
An honest question for Bachmann supporters - Can someone name her accomplishments in the 6th district? This is her third term, and I would dearly like to hear what she has done for her constituents over that time period. Thank you.
I could say the same about Keith Ellison, or Betty McCollum. What have they done for their constituents?
Continence

Cold Spring, MN

#20 Jan 28, 2011
ButSeriouslyFolks wrote:
The danger here does not lie in the criticizing of Ms. Bachmann, but in the actual fear to criticize her. Do not be afraid to criticize someone who cannot be taken seriously and has a misguided political agenda.
From where, from whom, do you feel the danger to "criticize" ?

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