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RE:Bachmann - I Think Dogcatcher Is Out Of Reach Now

Category: Michele Bachmann
Posted: 07/25/14 17:49, Edited: 07/25/14 17:50

by Dave Mindeman

Remember a few days ago when Michele Bachmann wondered why the press didn't ask her about another run for President?

Well here's a clue...

In an interview this week with the host of a conservative radio show, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said the gay community wants to "do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually."

I have heard Bachmann say some pretty off the wall things, but the absolute hate coming out right now is beyond belief.

She didn't stop there...

She then slammed the LGBT community, saying their ultimate goal was "not to allow for diversity of opinion on this issue" but rather to "force everyone to not only agree with them, but also to finance their agenda."

Bachmann, who has the most intolerant ideas of her own, has the audacity to thinky that the LGBT community is somehow dictating the terms on all the discriminatory practices foisted upon them.

How ridiculous. How stupid.

If Republicans have any sense of decency, they will isolate Bachmann into the intolerant cubicle she seems destined to occupy.

Presidential aspirations? I have the feeling Bachmann couldn't win an election for dogcatcher now.
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Why Isn't Michele Bachmann On The GOP Presidential Short List?

Category: Michele Bachmann
Posted: 07/23/14 15:00, Edited: 07/23/14 15:00

by Dave Mindeman

Michele Bachmann can't understand why the media doesn't ask....

"The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it's going to be various men that are running," she told RCP (Real Clear Politics). "They haven't speculated, for instance, that I'm going to run. What if I decide to run? And there's a chance I could run."

Why don't they ask if you, Michele Bachmann, are running for President?

Because they can't find a person out there, who if asked about you, doesn't fall down on the ground in convulsive laughter at the speculation of a repeat candidacy.

That's basically it.

But, seriously, her question goes to a woman running for the GOP nomination....and that is a legitimate question.

There are possibilities. Olympia Snowe - Susan Collins - Kay Bailey Hutchison.....all of them would be credible Presidential candidates. But they won't run. And the reason for that is they could never get through the primary process. Any woman who would compete in the process the GOP has today, would have to have a Bachmann profile. Evangelical. Social conservative. Fiscally insane.

That last adjective is the closest I can come up with to describe the fiscal policy that appeals to the GOP base. A woman would have to have a more intense, farther right fiscal policy to get noticed. And that, of course, fits the Bachmann profile.

The Republican Party simply is not woman friendly. The extreme anti-choice stance has no moderate position. The lack of support for equal pay is astonishing. And the default position that assumes a lack of competence in female leadership roles is hard to miss when you see how few women are given positions of authority in the Republican Party.

Michele Bachmann may have a point about why the Press doesn't assume a second Presidential run. But the more important question is why the lack of enthusiasm in her own Party.

The answer is almost rhetorical.
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Michele Bachmann Still Dishing Out The Crazy

Category: Michele Bachmann
Posted: 04/13/14 12:25, Edited: 04/13/14 12:27

by Dave Mindeman

On WCCO Sunday Morning, Michele Bachmann was a guest...and once again proves that the crazy will not go away.

Fresh off her 6th District send off yesterday, she vaulted into another round of Benghazi fantasy. During the interview she stated that Hillary Clinton failed a test for commander in chief by not sending a rescue party to protect the heroes there.

You have to wonder why a member of the House Intelligence Committee would think that the Secretary of State can authorize troops to undertake a military mission.

Where does she get this stuff? How can she be considered competent? How in the world does she pass a background check?

Bachmann tells us that she will continue to be engaged in politics. She is not going away. She wouldn't even rule out another run for President in 2016.

She will not go quietly into that good night.

It is embarrassing that she has represented Minnesota. Even though she disowned us during her Presidential run and ran as an Iowa native daughter, we are forced to take the "credit" for giving her prominence.

She has come a long way from her hiding in the bushes days. Now she is out in the open, front and center, and continuing to publicize some of the craziest ideas ever uttered.

She may not be in Congress after next January, but she has a deeply disturbed cult following who will give her money, listen to her every word, and follow her to the ends of the earth. Literally, the ends of the earth because they still think it is flat.

In some ways, it is necessary for Bachmann to exist. Because she embodies a portion of the Republican Party that can't be vocalized any other way. The deep mistrust of government with all of its conspiratorial offshoots has Bachmann as its champion. She believes in all of those theories. She believes the Bible verifies it all. She has God on her side - and thus the argument ends. She is right - even when the facts prove her completely wrong.

No, Bachmann is not going away. She will find a camera somewhere and bring the crazy front and center.

Yes, Minnesota, you have been represented by that. And also realize that she thinks Tom Emmer is the perfect choice to succeed her.

Think about that, 6th District. Really - Think about that.

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