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Bringing Down Bachmann
Daily Beast ^ | Nov 6, 2009 | Benjamin Sarlin

Posted on 11/07/2009 1:24:34 PM PST by yongin

The far right’s star House member just hit the headlines with a rowdy health-care rally on Capitol Hill. Benjamin Sarlin reports on the Democrats lining up in Minnesota to send Michele Bachmann into early retirement.

Michele Bachmann took her paranoid campaign against the White House to new heights on Thursday, leading a mass protest inside the Capitol itself that led to multiple arrests. Antics like these have made her one of the breakout stars of the Republican Party in the Obama era, drawing praise from Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and even George Will. But her stunts have also made what is otherwise a relatively safe Republican seat potentially vulnerable to Democratic takeover.

Her bid for reelection to a third term is still a year away. But two credible challengers have already emerged to vie for the Democratic nomination: physician Maureen Reed and State Senator Tarryl Clark. Both are making Bachmann's extremist rhetoric the centerpieces of their campaigns.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 111th; bachmann

1 posted on 11/07/2009 1:24:34 PM PST by yongin
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To: yongin

I will say, bring it on!


2 posted on 11/07/2009 1:26:50 PM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: yongin

There’s always redistricting looming on the near horizon too.


3 posted on 11/07/2009 1:27:34 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
There’s always redistricting looming on the near horizon too.

Aided by the GPS locating of every house coupled with voter registration lists.

4 posted on 11/07/2009 1:30:27 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: yongin

Bachmann knows that the left is always trying to go after her. Her efforts have cause her to be on Pelosi and MSNBC’s hit list. No surprise. I also say bring it on.


5 posted on 11/07/2009 1:30:42 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Paladin2

Funny that you bring up redistricting. The MN legislature is dominated by Dems. Pawlenty is not running for re-election for Governor. He wants the White House in 2012. MN i slong overdue for a Dem Governor. If the Dems have full control of redistricting in 2011, they will redraw Bachmann’s district out of existenance. Under such a scenerio, Bachmann has two options in 2012. Run for Senate against the popular Amy Kulouchar or run for President.


6 posted on 11/07/2009 1:31:35 PM PST by yongin
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To: yongin

I know that MN is HHH country and redistricting would likely be in the hands of the state ‘rats. Is MN likely to lose one or more seats next go-round?


7 posted on 11/07/2009 1:37:13 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: yongin

I left a few choice comments. I seriously doubt they’ll make it past the preemptive moderator, though....


8 posted on 11/07/2009 1:39:27 PM PST by clintonh8r (My country. Not my government.)
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To: yongin

She’s not one to walk away from a fight. We need more like her.


9 posted on 11/07/2009 1:39:45 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: yongin
"Her bid for reelection to a third term is still a year away."

Bring it on biatches! I will ONLY give to Conservative's running for office. The RNC has lost this wallet.

10 posted on 11/07/2009 1:43:50 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Where's The Birth Certificate)
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To: yongin

The arrests were of madmen having nothing at all to do with the peaceful rally of Americans against O’s health care.


11 posted on 11/07/2009 1:46:01 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: raybbr

Unfortunately for the Dems, the GPS coordinates for the actual locations of the ACORN-registered voters are most likely in Chicago, IL.


12 posted on 11/07/2009 1:47:00 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Impeach Zerobama and his band of Commie Czars.)
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To: yongin

We should pay any attention to the craptastic DailyBeast, home of the slutty McCain offspring?


13 posted on 11/07/2009 1:47:17 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Paladin2

I haven’t heard much about the reallocation of each state’s electoral votes. We’ll probably hear more about it next year.


14 posted on 11/07/2009 1:56:01 PM PST by yongin
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To: yongin
"...Bachmann's extremist rhetoric..."

No bias in this reporting!

15 posted on 11/07/2009 1:57:59 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: yongin

Don’t worry. Newt will fix this.


16 posted on 11/07/2009 1:59:11 PM PST by LiberConservative ("Sarah Palin irritates all the right people." -Dennis Miller)
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To: yongin
far right’s star... her paranoid campaign...But her stunts have also made what is otherwise a relatively safe Republican seat potentially vulnerable to Democratic takeover.

ROTFLMAO!

Michele is the best damn representative one could vote for and makes the 6th district a proud district to live in.

Far right....heh!

And the likes of Al Franken are center to right.

17 posted on 11/07/2009 2:00:06 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: RightWingConspirator

maybe in those impounded Acorn computers in Louisiana.


18 posted on 11/07/2009 2:08:48 PM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: yongin

I don’t think Pawlenty will get far as POTUS candidate.


19 posted on 11/07/2009 2:13:10 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: yongin

John Batchelor says we are cultists and cranks chanting “kill the bill!kill the bill!.
Read his story on the link. What a pile of puss.


20 posted on 11/07/2009 2:18:38 PM PST by certrtwngnut (go to you tube @see screw the state of n.j.)
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To: yongin

So far, Michelle is the best candidate that I see out there representing me, and I don’t live in her area. At this time I would love to see her run for potus.


21 posted on 11/07/2009 2:20:52 PM PST by xmission (www.iwilldefendtheconstitution.com)
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To: yongin

To Benjamin Sarlin:

So it’s paranoia to not want a Communist President and Congress to force their totalitarianism down our throats? That’s paranoia?

You are a fool sir.

“a mass protest inside the Capitol itself that led to multiple arrests”

The behavior that brought arrest was performed, as usual, by Democrat goons.

You, sir, are a liar.


22 posted on 11/07/2009 2:33:53 PM PST by RoadTest ( But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do)
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To: yongin
One scenario from a few years ago shows MN being on the hit list.

"If a reapportionment were performed using projections of the 2010 state populations (mid-term trend model)

- Gainers (9 states, 14 districts): Texas (4), Arizona (2), Florida (2), Georgia (1), Nevada (1), North Carolina (1), Oregon (1), South Carolina (1), Utah (1)

- Losers (12 states, 14 districts): New York (2), Ohio (2), California (1), Illinois (1), Iowa (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), Pennsylvania (1)

23 posted on 11/07/2009 2:43:13 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: yongin

Lets Roll!


24 posted on 11/07/2009 2:44:06 PM PST by MajorThomas
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To: yongin

Palin/Bachmann Overdrive 2012.


25 posted on 11/07/2009 2:45:34 PM PST by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: yongin

We are going to take these far lefites on with common sense, and win!~ You see they can’t win with arguments.


26 posted on 11/07/2009 2:45:59 PM PST by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: yongin
Michele Bachmann took her paranoid campaign against the White House to new heights on Thursday, leading a mass protest inside the Capitol itself that led to multiple arrests.

From what I read, the arrests were of Code Pink pinkos that were inside the capital. Anybody know different? Just gotta love the way the left twists the news.

27 posted on 11/07/2009 2:59:21 PM PST by upchuck (New sign on my pickup: Are you a "Hope and Change" regretter?)
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To: exit82
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28 posted on 11/07/2009 3:01:54 PM PST by OwenKellogg (GOE 1, July 4, Sep 12, and Nov 7 DC rallies)
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To: Paladin2

The secretary of state in Minnesota, Mark Ritchey, has been bought and paid for by ACORN. As in dead people, Mickey Mouse, and Lucy van Pelt voting multiple times for the Frankenfraud.


29 posted on 11/07/2009 3:17:04 PM PST by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: iopscusa

Home of both McCain’s and WFB’s buttdroppings.


30 posted on 11/07/2009 3:18:05 PM PST by Rastus
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To: upchuck

Some pro-lifers got arrested in Pelosi’s office.


31 posted on 11/07/2009 3:25:23 PM PST by 30Moves
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To: upchuck

How news is made, an insight:

I was in the front row at the rally Thursday. Just after I shook hands and spoke to Michele, I commented that if the GOP had any sense they would run Palin/Bachmann in 2012. A CNN reporter standing next to me suddenly perked up and ran after her saying “We have heard from sources that your being considered as a potential VP candidate with Sarah Palin, any comment?” So now we can see the solid sourcing used at CNN.
If they can use a guy named Big Noodle as a source, they WILL use anyone. :)


32 posted on 11/07/2009 3:25:36 PM PST by Big Noodle ("Proud bus rider for freedom")
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To: yongin
Michele Bachmann took her paranoid campaign against the White House to new heights on Thursday, leading a mass protest inside the Capitol itself that led to multiple arrests.

Anyone have documentation of any arrests? Freepmail me, please. I'm just very curious. Unless there were some DUmmies in the audience who acted up, I sincerely doubt that the "mostly over age 50" crowd got so rowdy that they got arrested.


I don't know if the person who made this photo was for or against the two Conservative ladies.
33 posted on 11/07/2009 3:29:30 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (Abortion-Euthanasia kills the very people for whom Social Justice is needed.)
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To: yongin

If they take her Congressional seat we can run her for Vice President on the Palin ticket.


34 posted on 11/07/2009 3:49:38 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

BUMP!


35 posted on 11/07/2009 4:13:58 PM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: yongin
Michele Bachmann took her paranoid campaign against the White House to new heights on Thursday, leading a mass protest inside the Capitol itself that led to multiple arrests.

communists have no shame. The arrest were not made on protesters of the health care bill, they were made on proponents of the bill who were in Pelosi's office.

36 posted on 11/07/2009 5:00:10 PM PST by calex59
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To: yongin
Michele Bachmann took her paranoid campaign against the White House to new heights on Thursday, leading a mass protest inside the Capitol itself that led to multiple arrests.

It's obvious she scares the bejeezers out of them and that's a good thing. They should be scared. Especially if they pass the "health" care madness they've been working on.

From what I've heard from various call in programs, a LOT of people showed up to protest, not that the state run media would report it. Instead, they report the arrests. From what I heard, some pro-lifers were arrested at Pelousy's office...surely they're not blaming Bachmann for that?

37 posted on 11/07/2009 5:51:38 PM PST by GBA
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