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Bachmann: Subpoenas and Hearings Are Coming in 2011 (w/ audio)
Three Fingers of Politics ^ | July 22, 2010 | JDubb

Posted on 07/22/2010 10:46:24 AM PDT by Superstu321

Want a sneak preview for what the 2011 legislative calendar has in store?

The Intrade prediction market is giving the GOP a 57-percent shot of taking back the House of Representatives this fall, meaning it is more likely to happen than not. And a lot of polls seem to be indicating the same thing. But should that happen, then what?

According to Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., the House Republicans should exercise their power to subpoena and hold continuous hearings. Speaking to a gathering for the GOP Youth Convention on July 22 in Washington, D.C., she emphasized this point.

“Oh, I think that’s all we should do,” Bachmann said. “I think that all we should do is issue subpoenas and have one hearing after another. And expose all the nonsense that is going on. And it’s very important when we come back that we have constitutional conservative leadership because the American people’s patience is about this big.”

Bachmann expressed her concern over the stake the government has in the private economy, which has grown since President Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; congress; subpoena
More plus audio after the jump...
1 posted on 07/22/2010 10:46:26 AM PDT by Superstu321
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To: Superstu321

A tip: invest in popcorn in 2011. It’s going to be a bad year for rats.


2 posted on 07/22/2010 10:52:03 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Superstu321

I just hope that IF the GOP gains control of the House, they have all their ducks in a row. To just start hearings the way D’Amato did in ‘95 with the Whitewater hearings will be as fruitless as his was.


3 posted on 07/22/2010 10:54:37 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: Superstu321

Paybacks are a Mother, and it’s time the Democrats were on the receiving end.

I have absolutely no respect for any Republican who wants to live and let live after the way they were treated by pelosi and the Democrats.


4 posted on 07/22/2010 11:00:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Superstu321

Hearings hell! Guillotine Sessions if you axe me.


5 posted on 07/22/2010 11:03:06 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Superstu321
Michele Bachmann has it right. Hold the Obama administration accountable for their abuse of power (and the U.S. taxpayer). Unfortunately, unless the Republicans gain a huge voting majority, arcane House rules and pouting Democrat politicians that are experts at using them to thwart inquiries, will stymie any attempt to put some light on the Obama administrations shenanigans. Of course, this assumes that the new House majority are not only Republicans, but 'Michele Bachmann Republicans', not 'John McCain Republicans'. No guarantees on that one.
6 posted on 07/22/2010 11:03:47 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Superstu321

FREE THE LONG FORM!


7 posted on 07/22/2010 11:07:28 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Superstu321

I love Michelle’s thinking and am behind her 100%, however she first needs to get the ball-less, gutless, pansified metrosexuals passing themselves off as conservative representives on board. Since this dumba$$ Obamanation has been in power, I have yet to see one of them actually make any demonstrable effort to collectively “right” the ship. Cowards and pansies all...


8 posted on 07/22/2010 11:11:24 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Superstu321

I love Michelle’s thinking and am behind her 100%, however she first needs to get the ball-less, gutless, pansified metrosexuals passing themselves off as conservative representives on board. Since this dumba$$ Obamanation has been in power, I have yet to see one of them actually make any demonstrable effort to collectively “right” the ship. Cowards and pansies all...


9 posted on 07/22/2010 11:11:31 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Gaffer

Let’s sharpen the national razor, and put zero and the Dims’ necks in the hole. You go Bachmann and bring Issa along.


10 posted on 07/22/2010 11:11:36 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Superstu321
Since the rats took congress back, and especially since obamabongo got elected, the dems have conducted - what amounts to - a race riot throughout America. There has been cries of racism and discrimination, looting, and destruction on a National level.

It's time to bring in the riot squad and put an end to this chaos.
11 posted on 07/22/2010 11:12:04 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Venturer

I essentially agree, but if the Republicans are smart, they will keep their mouths shut, get control of the House, and hold hearings using a moderated tone until they get something worth having. Then they can start pulling the dead cats out of the bag to show off.

Instead, what I am afraid we are going to see is every freshman Republican Congressman running his mouth everywhere he can, making promises about things he has no idea about, only to fall on his face in a very public manner.

The problem is that “our guys” in Congress, particularly the new ones, do not understand that for the most part the public is fed up with all politicians. The pubic does not want posturing. The public prefers politicians who “walk softly but carry a big stick”.

Haley Barbour is the perfect Republican politician in my view. Listen to him carefully. He cuts and slices the Democrats totally and completely, but none of them know how badly they are cut until just before they bleed to death from the cuts that he has inflicted.


12 posted on 07/22/2010 11:12:07 AM PDT by Tom D. (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benj. Franklin)
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To: Jim Scott

Issa made a similar comment about a week ago. He’s on the right committee to do it.


13 posted on 07/22/2010 11:12:50 AM PDT by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: grumpygresh

Well, I guess I’m down with that...


14 posted on 07/22/2010 11:13:07 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Superstu321

What a stupid thing, to say this out loud.


15 posted on 07/22/2010 11:13:46 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: wtc911

My question is, what happens if the Democrats hold congress? Not sure if anyone realizes this but if the Republicans do not take congress in 2010, next up would be Fairness Doctrine, the takeover of more industries and the final destruction of the Constitution.

If we lose, by 2012 we will be Venezuela.


16 posted on 07/22/2010 11:15:54 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Helter Skelter. The Revolution is Upon Us.)
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To: Red Steel
Sorry but I think the Reps will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. They cannot even stay on message now.
17 posted on 07/22/2010 11:15:54 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: Superstu321
Let's just win the US House and US Senate back first. OK to strategize BUT first things first.
18 posted on 07/22/2010 11:19:39 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: mad_as_he$$
They are planning ahead this time:

Darrell Issa has eye on subpoena team (we need more like this guy!)

"HERSHEY, Pa.— Rep. Darrell Issa, the conservative firebrand whose specialty is lobbing corruption allegations at the Obama White House, is making plans to hire dozens of subpoena-wielding investigators if Republicans win the House this fall.

Issa has told Republican leadership that if he becomes chairman, he wants to roughly double his staff from 40 to between 70 and 80. And he is not subtle about what that means for President Barack Obama...."

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19 posted on 07/22/2010 11:20:04 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Superstu321

Why is it the only ‘Pubbies who possess any b@lls also wear a skirt?


20 posted on 07/22/2010 11:21:18 AM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: Gaffer

The Guillotine is to quick. I want to watvh the bastards twitch!


21 posted on 07/22/2010 11:23:04 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: Superstu321

This could backfire. However, they could first start by calling the DOJ over the Black Panther crap. This is a lose/lose for the Obama administration.


22 posted on 07/22/2010 11:30:45 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (George W. Bush was the last conservative democrat)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
My question is, what happens if the Democrats hold congress? Not sure if anyone realizes this but if the Republicans do not take congress in 2010, next up would be Fairness Doctrine, the takeover of more industries and the final destruction of the Constitution. If we lose, by 2012 we will be Venezuela

Right On. Can you imagine the corruption & fraud in this coming election & the pubbies will not do anything about it. This is not any sure thing for the dumb party to take over & if so watch them blow it.

23 posted on 07/22/2010 11:31:03 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Red Steel

First up will be Eric Holder, unless he tries to defy the subpoena.


24 posted on 07/22/2010 11:31:58 AM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: Roccus

Trent Lott the progressive republican socialist, but I repeat myself, sold us out on that one.


25 posted on 07/22/2010 11:45:10 AM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Superstu321

Palin-Bachmann 2012

Dear God, please bless America one more time....


26 posted on 07/22/2010 11:48:57 AM PDT by Gator113 (God save the Republic.....)
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To: Superstu321
“Oh, I think that’s all we should do,” Bachmann said. “I think that all we should do is issue subpoenas and have one hearing after another.

One the one hand, I welcome this. An Administration and Congress waging war against each other with subpoenas and hearings will be too busy to do too much damage to the rest of the country. On the other hand, voters do not want to hear that all Republicans want to do once in power is issue subpoenas and have one hearing after another - could be the fastest way to a Democratic restoration in 2012.
27 posted on 07/22/2010 12:00:51 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Gaffer

...and I’m Mme DeFarge.


28 posted on 07/22/2010 12:06:35 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. (TJ))
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To: EQAndyBuzz

You’re not far off.


29 posted on 07/22/2010 12:11:24 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: wtc911

Instead of hearings, they need to repeal or defund Healthcare and thwart Obama’s agenda any way they can; introduce bills that will help get us back on track ....this is ridiculous.


30 posted on 07/22/2010 12:25:36 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (D)
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To: Superstu321

I weep for Representative Bachmann and the good people like her. Our Affirmative Action Kenyan Muslim Pres__ent has been ignoring subpoenas for months, and he now has all the legislation he needs in place. If the only challenges he faces are legal ones, he can stomp Michele Bachmann, you, me, and the rest of white America literally to death. And he’s too stupid to realize that when he “triumphs,” he will rule only rubble.


31 posted on 07/22/2010 12:28:21 PM PDT by JohnQ1 ("I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow)
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To: Superstu321

Republicans better start working on jobs and dismantling Obamacare. Endless hearings will be seen as the usual politics and could cost Republicans in 2012


32 posted on 07/22/2010 12:31:08 PM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: Superstu321

Impeach Obama!!


33 posted on 07/22/2010 12:40:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Superstu321

Given the leadership Michelle has demonstrated in light of the GOP House and Senate collapse, she should be the next speaker of the house. We really need to put the tired old losers of the GOP in the back of the bus. We need new ideas and vision, power, enthusiam and people who can string two words together in front of a crowd and camera.

Michelle is THE ONE.


34 posted on 07/22/2010 1:54:00 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: stockpirate

...and Senator Pothole was over-eager. Had he waited for the investigation into Foster’s “suicide” to be completed, a lot of avenues into the WH would have opened. Instead, it was, “We can’t say anything about an on-going investigation.” Many threads were left in the breeze and there was never a follow-up. Al, and the Republicans came out of it looking like jerks....not an inapt depiction.


35 posted on 07/22/2010 3:30:22 PM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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