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Bachmann: 'All we should do' is issue subpoenas and hold hearings
startribune.com ^ | July 22, 2010 | Jeremy Herb

Posted on 07/22/2010 2:06:40 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Should Republicans take back the House in November, Rep. Michele Bachmann said she wants the GOP to focus all of its attention on issuing subpoenas and holding hearings investigating the Obama administration and Democrats.

“I think that’s all we should do,” Bachmann said at the GOP Youth Convention in Washington on Thursday. “I think all we should do is issue subpoenas and have one hearing after another and expose all the nonsense that has gone on."

Bachmann said that Republicans have all their chips on the table in November. “This is the year — this is it,” she said.

Republicans need to gain 39 seats in November in order to retake the House, which even President Obama’s Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has admitted is possible.

By winning the House, Republicans would be able to issue subpoenas through controlling the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which has subpoena power.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; draintheswamp; ethics; injusticedepartment; movealong; nothingtoseehere; pelosicongress; subpoenas

1 posted on 07/22/2010 2:06:41 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Jobs? Two wars? North Korea? Israel?


2 posted on 07/22/2010 2:08:02 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Give the Rats, especially Henry Waxman, a taste of their own medicine. But, the majority of the Congrssional Pubbies don’t have the guts and don’t want to “upset” the Rats. Same old song.


3 posted on 07/22/2010 2:08:29 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Drain the swamp


4 posted on 07/22/2010 2:08:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I think we just found President Palin’s Attorney General, folks!


5 posted on 07/22/2010 2:09:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Soapbox & Ballot Box or Ammo Box.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

we’ve reached hell on the road paved with good intentions... getting through it will now be a rough road. starting is the key to better days, prolonging it will mean more time spent there.

teeman


6 posted on 07/22/2010 2:09:20 PM PDT by teeman8r (NO vember is coming... vote them out)
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To: worst-case scenario

Exactly. What have the Democrats been doing in dark corridors about Jobs? Two wars? North Korea? and Israel?

The American people have a right to know.


7 posted on 07/22/2010 2:10:26 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (posted a total of 1,459 threads and 8,556 replies.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Attack. Find the evidence. Impeach the SOB’s.


8 posted on 07/22/2010 2:11:12 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Michele assumes the GOP will have the ‘nads to go after these crooks.

I haven't seen any evidence of this to date...

9 posted on 07/22/2010 2:12:02 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

We should be so lucky.


10 posted on 07/22/2010 2:13:19 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I think we just found President Palin’s Attorney General, folks!”

####

With Bolton to clean up Foggy Bottom and North as Sec of Defense, now yer talkin’.

Have to find a PROMINENT, substantive spot for the redoubtable Duncan Hunter though.


11 posted on 07/22/2010 2:13:19 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Nachum

No mercy, none whatsoever.


12 posted on 07/22/2010 2:13:48 PM PDT by izzatzo
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m for PUBLIC HANGINGS! These rats need to be EXTERMINATED!


13 posted on 07/22/2010 2:14:09 PM PDT by Circle_Hook
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To: Berlin_Freeper

WOOOOO-HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Somebody gets it!

Until we get a handle on how this communist coup happened and clean house, nothing else makes any difference anyway.

Laws that are broken at will don’t make a hootin’ hill of difference. Why waste anybody’s time on making laws, when the people have no way to enforce them and the people who are supposed to enforce them are all part of the corrupt thugocracy?

At this point, even bickering over what laws get passed is tantamount to Harvey Dent in “The Dark Knight” petitioning government to make the Joker’s crimes illegal. They’re ALREADY ILLEGAL, but the system is so corrupt that it doesn’t even MATTER what’s legal.

That is precisely where America is at right now.

See more about why I believe this so strongly, at http://www.butterdezillion.wordpress.com


14 posted on 07/22/2010 2:14:30 PM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeez, you just about made me cry at the thought of something so awesome.


15 posted on 07/22/2010 2:15:55 PM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeez, you just about made me cry at the thought of something so awesome.


16 posted on 07/22/2010 2:16:06 PM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I completely agree with him. Most of the press isn't going to do any digging and the justice department isn't going to do anything either.
17 posted on 07/22/2010 2:16:08 PM PDT by GeorgeSaden
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To: EyeGuy

Homeland Security? Secretary of the Army? FEMA? ICE Director?


18 posted on 07/22/2010 2:17:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Soapbox & Ballot Box or Ammo Box.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I think she ought to focus on winning the House first.


19 posted on 07/22/2010 2:19:36 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“....the GOP to focus all of its attention on issuing subpoenas and holding hearings investigating the Obama administration and Democrats.”

.
No more reaching across the aisle, you think?

Hmmm, let’s just wait and see before we celebrate.


20 posted on 07/22/2010 2:20:53 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I'd get some legislation repealed/blocked/unfunded first then go drain the swamp (health care, any lame duck ramrodding, etc...).

Don't forget to wash your hands of all the slime you'll find there, though....

21 posted on 07/22/2010 2:21:41 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I love the idea, but to keep from energizing the left’s base, I wish she wouldn’t mention this until a week into November.


22 posted on 07/22/2010 2:22:57 PM PDT by MNDude (Ask the Native American's how their "Open Borders" policy worked out for them.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Another of the slams I’ve always had on Bush, is that he didn’t go after Dem nonsense enough using the Justice Department.


23 posted on 07/22/2010 2:24:20 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Starve the beast at the same time and I would be for this.


24 posted on 07/22/2010 2:26:16 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Rahm and George at Doe's when the knife came down)
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To: Circle_Hook
At some point our Constitution must has to be reinstated or mob kayos is inevitable. This surely would be the preferable route.
25 posted on 07/22/2010 2:26:23 PM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: worst-case scenario
Jobs? Two wars? North Korea? Israel?

Iranian nukes? Economic difficulties? Fiscal sanity?

All minor distractions to the really important GOP business of giving the Dems and the MSM plenty of opportunities to use the hearings as a medium for repeatedly kicking in the GOP's teeth in the two years leading up to Obama's re-election.

26 posted on 07/22/2010 2:26:58 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I completely agree with her. No need creating a crusade. Just a thousand pricks of honesty into the balloon that is the left’s sphere of hypocrisy. No need pointing the stinky finger at Mr. Skittles, just his lackeys, one at a time in slow motion. Slow everything up and investigate everything that has taken place to date. Play the clock not the team.


27 posted on 07/22/2010 2:28:45 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: EyeGuy
Oliver North?

The man has no respect for the Constitution and clearly violated Article I, Section 7, clause 1.

He also personally profited from this unconstitutional money raising gambit when he had a fence built around his property from the illegally gained money.

28 posted on 07/22/2010 2:31:19 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Start with Chris Dodd and Bawney Fwank.
29 posted on 07/22/2010 2:31:57 PM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey thingy workin for ya?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

AFTER you repeal the entire unconstitutional mess.


30 posted on 07/22/2010 2:32:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: worst-case scenario
Jobs? Two wars? North Korea? Israel?

Congress is the wrong branch of government to effectively deal with any of those issues--except jobs. And the most effective things Congress could do about jobs (decreasing taxes and regulations, repealing BummerCare and abolishing the Environtal Protection Agency--it's Unconstitional--would all be vetoed by the Usurpur.)

31 posted on 07/22/2010 2:37:58 PM PDT by sourcery (Let's not use the word 'terrorist.' Instead, let's use 'Islamic Supremacist')
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

True. With the current leadership they would flounder and pontificate.


32 posted on 07/22/2010 2:38:50 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The FIRST thing a new Congress needs to do is to stop the funding of ALL Socialist-installed rules, regulations, legislation, AND APPOINTEES, so that a moratorium on spending is in place (including funding that pays the salaries of all the "Czars" created).

THEN, start the investigations, subpoenas, impeachments, etc. of ALL the bastards who took over the private businesses and/or destroyed private businesses ability to operate without interference.

THEN, expose the CORRUPTION OF UNIONS AND THEIR INFLUENCE/DONATIONS TO THE OBAMANATION.

Finally, re-write the rules for election contributions so that ALL entities, private citizens, PAC's, 501 Groups, etc. are treated equally so NO SINGLE ENTERPRISE OR INDIVIDUAL MAY DONATE MORE THAN $2500 TO A SINGLE CANDIDATE, POLITICAL PARTY, OR ELECTION BALLOT ISSUE CAMPAIGN.

The last item will never happen, as politicians are bought and function ONLY for the corporate and special interests who donate the big bucks.....

33 posted on 07/22/2010 2:39:26 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: FreedomPoster

FBI files come to mind.


34 posted on 07/22/2010 2:41:44 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: FreedomPoster

FBI files come to mind.


35 posted on 07/22/2010 2:41:57 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: FreedomPoster

FBI files come to mind.


36 posted on 07/22/2010 2:42:01 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: FreedomPoster

FBI files come to mind.


37 posted on 07/22/2010 2:42:04 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: FreedomPoster

FBI files come to mind.


38 posted on 07/22/2010 2:42:04 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Do you really think that Americans are going to be eager to pull the lever for a Republican if they hear that the “big plan” for solving America’s problem is two years of congressional hearings? There are plenty of other ways to get that info out without doing nothing but having televised hearings. This smacks of grandstanding at its worst.

If she keeps talking like this, the GOP will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. People don’t care about finger-pointing. They want an improved economy. Point fingers AFTER you’ve put people back to work, saved small businesses, and kept local economies from collapsing.


39 posted on 07/22/2010 2:45:54 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The simple act of calling and urging a like-minded friend to vote on election day is enough to swing close races.

FreeRepublic should create a categories for particular congressional districts where races are close to help facilitate actions by freepers to get conservatives and Republicans to the polls on election day in those districts.

Things like hosting “take back the house” parties on election day can be a big help.

Here’s a list of close races. If you’re in any of these districts, you should start thinking now about how you can get more Republicans and conservatives to the polls.

Arizona District 5
Arizona District 8
Arkansas District 1
California District 11
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Delaware District at large
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Maryland District 1
Mass District 10
Michigan District 1
Michigan District 7
Mississippi District 1
Missouri District 4
Nebraska District 2
Nevada District 3
New Hamp District 1
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New Jersey District 3
New Mexico District 2
New York District 1
New York District 19
New York District 23
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New York District 29
N Carolina District 8
N Dakota District at large
Ohio District 15
Ohio District 16
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Penn District 3
Penn District 7
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Penn District 10
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S Carolina District 5
S Dakota District at large
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Texas District 17
Virginia District 2
Virginia District 11
Washington District 3
West Virginia District 1
Wisconsin District 7
Wisconsin District 8


40 posted on 07/22/2010 2:46:14 PM PDT by GeorgeSaden
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think we just found President Palin’s Attorney General, folks!


This is beginning to become exciting.


41 posted on 07/22/2010 2:52:15 PM PDT by bytesmith
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To: allmendream

Why don’t you just attack your real target, Ronald Reagan? Most freepers think he did the right thing fighting the Sandinistas even though commie traitor RATS supported them.


42 posted on 07/22/2010 2:52:23 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Berlin_Freeper

While I agree the hearings should take it should not be the focus and should be done in parallel with fixing the crap legislation that these bozos have passed

But what strikes me is how utterly stupid a statement for a politician to make. I like her a lot but if she actually said this she must have somehow rattled loose a few screws upstairs.


43 posted on 07/22/2010 3:10:13 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: 353FMG
"No more reaching across the aisle", more like getting a reach around as it gets bent, lets hope the party of the bend over is tired of getting it up the wazoo, can grow a spine and act like it deserves some power.
44 posted on 07/22/2010 3:54:02 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The Constitution doesn't make exceptions for our guys, even if they did work for Reagan and in support of his goals.

What if someone in the 0bama administration sold arms to Iran and used the proceeds to fund a rebel army, would that be OK to you or wrong to you based only upon the letter beside his name?

45 posted on 07/22/2010 4:44:07 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

HEAR HEAR JOE!!!!!


46 posted on 07/22/2010 4:44:15 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Why don’t you just attack your real target, Ronald Reagan? Most freepers think he did the right thing fighting the Sandinistas even though commie traitor RATS supported them.

Ditto.
47 posted on 07/22/2010 4:52:29 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Michele assumes the GOP will have the ‘nads to go after these crooks.

My hope is that if the GOP does retake the House, Bachmann will wind up in a leadership position.

Boom. Instant 'nads'.

48 posted on 07/22/2010 4:59:00 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
She is correct. We don't need any new laws, and 90% of the existing federal laws can be declared unconstitutional by a simple majority on a joint resolution, defunded, discontinued, and foreverafter ignored.

Then, the next day, issue criminal indictments and start building gallows.

49 posted on 07/22/2010 5:03:07 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Should Republicans take back the House in November, Rep. Michele Bachmann said she wants the GOP to focus all of its attention on issuing subpoenas and holding hearings investigating the Obama administration and Democrats.

Nothing on the Bush tax cuts. Nothing on spending. Nothing on Iraq and Afghanistan. Nothing on Obamacare. Nothing on financial regulations. The woman can't be that complete an idiot.

50 posted on 07/22/2010 5:10:22 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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