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Bachmann Likely to Retire from Congress
Newsmax ^ | 1/7/2012 | Dave Eberhart

Posted on 01/07/2012 1:29:54 PM PST by ak267

The Washington Post reports that political observers in Minnesota are skeptical that Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., will seek reelection this year.

Bachmann, who formally announces that she will end her campaign for president on Wednesday in Des Moines, has a lot to distract her from a return to the rank-and-file of Congress.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2013; bachmann; gop

1 posted on 01/07/2012 1:29:58 PM PST by ak267
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To: ak267

DAMN! This can not be true!


2 posted on 01/07/2012 1:31:50 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: ak267
"Political observers." Wonder who they might be...

It would be great for her to knock off the creepy Franken in a couple years.

3 posted on 01/07/2012 1:33:22 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: ak267

Why?? She is fantastic! Don’t retire, Michelle! We live you and need you!


4 posted on 01/07/2012 1:33:39 PM PST by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: ak267
The Washington Post reports that political observers in Minnesota are skeptical that Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., will seek reelection this year.

Well, if "political observers" say it's so, then by God it MUST be so!

5 posted on 01/07/2012 1:34:00 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ak267

Meanwhile, Bachmann, 55, is a strong candidate for television punditry, and some think she may have her sights on running against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., in 2014”

Oh, I hope so. Seeing Franken, that buffoon, in the Senate is humiliating.


6 posted on 01/07/2012 1:34:00 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: ak267

I can see this happening. The Dems really want to screw her over in redistricting. I hope she runs for governor or senate in 2014 though.


7 posted on 01/07/2012 1:34:00 PM PST by PAConservative1
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To: jessduntno

I agree, TV then take aim at Crazy Al Franken.

Especially since I heard her district is tough and getting tougher for her.


8 posted on 01/07/2012 1:36:18 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: ak267

Look for Michele to be hired by Fox News.


9 posted on 01/07/2012 1:36:26 PM PST by trumandogz (Rick Perry Scored 10% on the Iowa Test.)
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To: ak267

Hey only RINOs can survive for long in the union bastion of Minnesota.

Screw ‘em Michele. Enjoy the rest of your life.


10 posted on 01/07/2012 1:38:29 PM PST by dforest
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“I agree, TV then take aim at Crazy Al Franken.”

If that is her path, she will have to temper her views on TV as they would be used against her is a statewide race.


11 posted on 01/07/2012 1:39:42 PM PST by trumandogz (Rick Perry Scored 10% on the Iowa Test.)
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To: ak267

I wouldn’t blame her if she did. The inhumane treatment a moral person receives by the fascist press and homosexual mafia is hard to tolerate. They are so vile and evil.

That being said-—we definitely need people of her moral fiber and strength. God Bless her for facing the great evil forces in the world that are trying to destroy us.


12 posted on 01/07/2012 1:39:45 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature=Just Law.)
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To: ak267

I hope not! She is terrific!


13 posted on 01/07/2012 1:40:31 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: FrdmLvr

She might as well. The voters don’t seem to know what they want so what’s the point of staying.


14 posted on 01/07/2012 1:43:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: ak267

Michelle Bachmann needs to kick Al Franken’s azz and take his senate seat in 2014. She would be a big asset in the senate.


15 posted on 01/07/2012 1:46:47 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ak267

This is a non-article composed completely around conjecture from her enemies. I certainly hope she does NOT withdraw from congress. I’d sure like to see her boot Frankin from the Senate, however.

Michele Bachmann is a talented, passionate, articulate conservative advocate. It would be a shame to lose her voice.

Considering the way that Palin and Bachmann have been treated by the media I think that it is about time that our educational system revive the 19th century standby for high school students and collegians — elocution! I love both of these ladies, but they both have a problem that many women do and that is allowing the register of their voice to rise as they become excited. I think that a lot of people (mostly men) find that shrill and whiny.

When Michele Bachmann was delivering her withdrawal speach, she sounded so much better because she was a little subdued. She wasn’t down — just peaceful. I would love to see her (quietly) take an intensive training course in elocution and come back roaring strong.


16 posted on 01/07/2012 1:48:21 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: cripplecreek

Does she still have time to establish residency in Michigan and run for Stabenow’s seat? LOL! (nice thought)


17 posted on 01/07/2012 2:02:53 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: ak267

Out to lunch wishful thinking. She leaves and her national ‘voice’ is lost. Not happening,unless for more compelling personal reasons of her large adopted family.


18 posted on 01/07/2012 2:03:12 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: ak267

Who is, presently, running for the same Congressional District seat that Michele Bachmann is in that’s very conservative, on all of the issues? Michele had several “gaffe moments” during her entire run for ‘12 POTUS that were very embarrassing, and Michele had several departures of people from her campaign that were very damaging to her, too. Having any of her troubles while running for ‘12 POTUS interfere with her running for re-election to Congress, makes it understandable why she would consider not running for re-election to her present Congressional seat, but I’m not so sure if this is a correct move by her or not.


19 posted on 01/07/2012 2:03:22 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: ak267

I can’t blame her a bit. Take a little time off, do some TV, build up the IRA with some nice fees that she can absolutely command now, then take a look at knocking off that puke Steward Smalley maybe. Let someone new kill themselves running for re-election every 2 years in a state that voted for Jesse Ventura and Alfranken...


20 posted on 01/07/2012 2:04:31 PM PST by bigbob
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To: ak267

She can maybe do more without the giant task of working to get elected every two years. A candidate, today, like Bachman is an anomaly. In the rare event that we get a true conservative elected, they go through the meat grinder. Every year we are swimming against the tide as our entertainment and academia work to brainwash and crank out more Marxist indoctrinated drones. The ANSWER lies in eradicating the left from these institutions. Sadly, demograpically and culturally speaking, if we do not, there will be fewer and fewer Michelle Bachmans.


21 posted on 01/07/2012 2:07:21 PM PST by riri
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To: jessduntno

>>>Meanwhile, Bachmann, 55, is a strong candidate for television punditry, and some think she may have her sights on running against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., in 2014”

Maybe she’ll set-up housekeeping in her hometown, and take on DungHeap Harkin...


22 posted on 01/07/2012 2:08:01 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: jessduntno
Why wait for 2014? The other less well known but equally statist Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is up for reelection this year.
23 posted on 01/07/2012 2:13:01 PM PST by DrDavid (George Orwell was an optimist.)
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To: ak267

Wow, the left has destroyed two powerful conservative women in less than a year.

Yet Pelosi slithers on... ugh.


24 posted on 01/07/2012 2:15:51 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: FrdmLvr

I haven’t forgotten what Tim Walberg said in 2010 when he was running for office.

Our responsibility doesn’t end at the ballot box and our support must be consistent or we will fail. The left never sleeps, they just wait for us to sleep.


25 posted on 01/07/2012 2:16:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: leapfrog0202

Yes, the Secret Service provides security for ex-presidents and their spouses.


26 posted on 01/07/2012 2:24:46 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: PAConservative1

we have both houses in mn... shouldn’t the repubs control redestricting?


27 posted on 01/07/2012 3:03:09 PM PST by GreaterSwiss
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More lies from the MSM.

She is doing the complete OPPOSITE of retiring from Congress.


28 posted on 01/07/2012 5:51:54 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: GreaterSwiss

Not quite veto-proof....They passed a map some time ago, Gov rejected it.


29 posted on 01/07/2012 7:44:31 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: ak267

Michele Bachmann should stay in Congress. I believe she’ll have the momentum to become Speaker if the TEA Party Republican who is challenging John Boehner wins his seat.

I’m not a Minnesotan but I’ve donated to Michele Bachmann’s campaign because she understands that her votes in Congress affect ALL of us and not just the voters in her district.

Let’s let her know how much she means to us in Congress. Contact her ... donate.


30 posted on 01/08/2012 8:01:23 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (I am Roman Catholic, US Citizen, Patriot, TEA Party Alumni, Oath Keeper, Voter, Auburn Fan!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Congress has basically kicked Bachmann to the curb (IMO). They don’t want her, they won’t give her any choice positions, and leadership sees her as a pain in the butt.

Remember when she warned us about the 105 Billion in stealth funding of Obamacare? The leadership essentially pushed her aside and ignored it.


31 posted on 01/08/2012 8:11:21 AM PST by ak267
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I heard that Margaret Thatcher had to retrain her voice as well.


32 posted on 01/15/2012 2:58:26 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

I think that is mentioned in the new movie about Thatcher — The Iron Lady.

I heard a clip of Eleanor Roosevelt the other day — her voice was just dreadful. She would never be allowed to take the podium today.


33 posted on 01/15/2012 3:24:43 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: cradle of freedom

...continuing the thought...

We ladies do have a problem when public speaking — especially to large groups. Our voices tend to get high and shrill, sometimes whiney. Men just hate it and refuse to listen which curtails our effectiveness. But, clever lasses that we are, we will learn to cope, take lessons and be successful — just like Ginger Rogers dancing backwards in high heels.

The key is recognizing the problem and doing something about it.


34 posted on 01/15/2012 3:28:49 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: jessduntno

That dufus, Franken would not be there if it weren’t for the morons who think they’re too good to vote Republican so they voted “third party”. Because of their stubbornness, we have Obamacare.


35 posted on 01/15/2012 3:29:48 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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