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Rep. Michele Bachmann wins the night
Washington Times ^ | 01/26/2011 | John Creighton

Posted on 01/26/2011 10:20:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Representative Michele Bachmann’s “Tea Party” rebuttal of President Obama’s State of the Union speech was the most intriguing speech of Tuesday night, including the President’s and Representative Paul Ryan’s official GOP response.

The Minnesota congresswoman outperformed the night’s other featured speakers regardless of the trio’s content or delivery. She won the night simply by claiming a place on the national stage alongside the President and the GOP’s official spokesman. Her actions are the latest example of American’s growing disdain for experience and wisdom.

Rep. Bachmann is the Kim Kardashian of American politics. She has accomplished little more than being a celebrity. Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, on the other hand, has offered up more meaty policy ideas than almost any current politician. His Road Map for America’s Future is a courageous contribution to the public dialogue whether one agrees or disagrees with his ideas.

There is little place for meaty ideas in modern American politics. Cable news producers loathe diving too far beneath the surface and reward politicians willing to play the game. Thus, the celebrity Bachmann is able to claim a share of the limelight on par with the hardcore policy wonk Ryan.

As a modern point of reference, my last check of Google trends listed Michele Bachmann in the top twenty. Paul Ryan’s name was absent.

(Excerpt) Read more at communities.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conservatives; michelebachmann; sotu; stateoftheunion; teaparty

1 posted on 01/26/2011 10:20:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Rep. Bachmann is the Kim Kardashian of American politics.

A nasty smear.

2 posted on 01/26/2011 10:22:03 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: SeekAndFind
Her actions are the latest example of American’s growing disdain for experience and wisdom.

... And the train comes off the rails.

3 posted on 01/26/2011 10:22:09 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. What a condescending and pathetic piece of journalism. These women Bachman and Palin are in the line of fire of Washington arent they!!!!


4 posted on 01/26/2011 10:22:38 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...Rep. Bachmann is the Kim Kardashian of American politics...”

Except that KK is a bimbo and Bachmann is one of the more articulate members of Congress.


5 posted on 01/26/2011 10:23:57 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ryan accomplished alot alright. He voted for TARP after saying he was against it. Bachmann said hell no, and stuck to her guns.


6 posted on 01/26/2011 10:24:51 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: SeekAndFind

More reactions here :

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=903876&catid=391

Bachmann under fire for ‘upstaging’ Republicans

From the UK Guardian :

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jan/26/state-of-the-union-address-michele-bachmann

US media opinionators were quick to post their responses to Obama’s address – and to Michele Bachmann’s wacky reply

From Politics Daily :

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2011/01/26/michele-bachmanns-fine-but-superfluous-rebuttal/

Michele Bachmann’s Fine, but Superfluous, Rebuttal

From the Los Angeles Times :

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-michele-bachmann-20110127,0,7008937.story?track=rss

Michele Bachmann stirs talk of a GOP divided


7 posted on 01/26/2011 10:25:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know what latitude FR provides, but is it possible to stick an “Unsubstantiated Bile” warning on an article?


8 posted on 01/26/2011 10:25:27 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: SeekAndFind

We watched all 3 speeches........Bachman was the only one that made sense.


9 posted on 01/26/2011 10:27:02 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: pissant
“...stuck to her guns...”

Uh oh more anti-intellectual violent metaphors...or so the author's type believes.

Bachmann is a great American and just not palatable to the Sophistos.

10 posted on 01/26/2011 10:27:26 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: agere_contra

I’m waiting for a loud cry that, “Enough is enough!” when it comes to attacking articulate and credible women just because they are conservative. So far, the silence is stunning.


11 posted on 01/26/2011 10:27:38 AM PST by ChocChipCookie
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmm, I guess the cries for civility only apply where they say it applies.


12 posted on 01/26/2011 10:27:44 AM PST by jda
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To: agere_contra

As evidenced by the election of a person with NO experience, no integrity, honor or wisdom.


13 posted on 01/26/2011 10:29:25 AM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: SeekAndFind

So did the Moonies re-acquire the Wash Times?


14 posted on 01/26/2011 10:30:16 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Kakaze

RE: We watched all 3 speeches........

You are a VERY PATIENT person. I fell asleep midway through Obama’s speech and waited for 20 minutes before he addressed our budget deficit.


15 posted on 01/26/2011 10:30:48 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Michelle's [speech] was the best of the night, by far.

I think congress has RINO pee all over the floor this morning....LOL
16 posted on 01/26/2011 10:31:49 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind; agere_contra

The inclusion of a (Mega Barf) alert in the title would have been nice.


17 posted on 01/26/2011 10:32:08 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ChocChipCookie

You are so right about the silence of “enough is enough” . I think that is why I get so pissed. I do not hear anyone, esp. our side who is saying “what the hell?”. It makes me furious.

I have been receiving emails from the RNC from Preibus (sp?) and I have been commenting back with until you stand up for the women in this party esp. Palin and now Bachman, I will be sending my money directly to them. We need to let our leadership know that their silence and negativety towards these women will NOT stand.


18 posted on 01/26/2011 10:32:20 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: SeekAndFind

There are only a handful of Representatives out there openly making an effort to represent we who are Taxed Enough Already. She represents us unapologetically and with pride. I respect her for that. It would be easy to cast a POTUS vote for her.


19 posted on 01/26/2011 10:32:42 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: SeekAndFind

“Wacky”? Her delivery is odd but the message is 100% spot on!


20 posted on 01/26/2011 10:36:20 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: so_real

RE: It would be easy to cast a POTUS vote for her.

She has always been my first choice for POTUS over the current lot. Unfortunately, people keep harping on the fact that Congressmen NEVER win the presidency ( as if this is carved ins tone ).


21 posted on 01/26/2011 10:38:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: GoCards

Because they do not fit the rolls the libs expect out of a female.
They eschew both for not supporting abortion, or large gub mint etc.


22 posted on 01/26/2011 10:45:29 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: SeekAndFind
The fact she stands by her positions and is willing to face whatever comes at her is far more important than the "background" of any jelly-spined RINO who's introduced dozens of pieces of legislation that amount to little value.

(Bio from http://bachmann.house.gov/Biography/

Elected in 2006, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota. In only her first term, Congresswoman Bachmann developed a reputation as a "principled reformer" who stays true to her conservative beliefs while pushing for real reform of the broken ways of Washington. And, her strong advocacy for her constituents earned her a second term in Congress in November 2008. She is a leading advocate for bipartisan earmark reform and tax relief and is a staunch opponent of wasteful government spending. She is among the leaders in the U.S. House pushing for increased energy exploration in the U.S. to provide much needed relief at the pump for hard-working Americans and put our nation on the path to energy independence.

Prior to serving in the U.S. Congress, Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate. She was elected to the Minnesota State Senate in 2000 where she championed the Taxpayers Bill of Rights. And, prior to that, Bachmann spent five years as a federal tax litigation attorney, working on hundreds of civil and criminal cases. That experience solidified Bachmann’s strong support for efforts to simplify the Tax Code and reduce tax burdens on family and small business budgets. Congresswoman Bachmann currently sits on the Financial Services Committee. This committee is tasked with the oversight of numerous financial sectors including housing, real estate and banking. This also gives the Congresswoman keen insight into the housing crisis and credit crunch, leading her to be a staunch opponent of the taxpayer-funded bailout of Wall Street. The 6th Congressional District of Minnesota contains parts of six counties, stretching from Stillwater past St. Cloud, including suburbs of the Twin Cities, which encompasses one of the nation’s largest financial services sectors, making Congresswoman Bachmann’s position on the Financial Services Committee particularly important.

Congresswoman Bachmann is a graduate of Anoka High School and Winona State University. Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, live in Stillwater where they own a small business mental health care practice that employs 42 people. The Bachmanns have five children, Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia. In addition, the Bachmanns have opened their home to 23 foster children, which has inspired Congresswoman Bachmann to become one of Congress’ leading advocates for foster and adopted children, earning her bipartisan praise for her efforts.

23 posted on 01/26/2011 10:49:24 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: SeekAndFind
American’s growing disdain for experience and wisdom

While this is a true statement for many of the nations young people (the real reason so many kids fail to graduate or graduate ignorant), it is not the defining feature of Bachmann supporters as this invective implies.

24 posted on 01/26/2011 10:51:14 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: SeekAndFind
You are a VERY PATIENT person. I fell asleep midway through Obama’s speech

Well I have 5 step children,so patients is a must, between the kids and the pols last night......there just wasn't enough beer :)

25 posted on 01/26/2011 10:52:46 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: ScottinVA
"But...but...but..." he sputters "How does that qualify her for public service!?"

< /SARC>

26 posted on 01/26/2011 10:54:09 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just damn. Before yesterday Palin was the Kim Kardashian of politics.

They are the Kardashian twins.

Romney must be Fabio. Huck, Goober Pyle.

ROTFL!


27 posted on 01/26/2011 10:58:32 AM PST by dforest
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To compare Bachmann to Kim Kardashian is a disgusting insult and shameful, John Creighton shows himself to be a nasty little man.

John’s need to belittle and make small Michele Bachmann— in order to lift Ryan— proves his smallness of character and intellect.

Hasn’t Bachmann actually had more formal education than Ryan?

*****She graduated from Winona State University and later received her J.D. degree from Oral Roberts University and an LL.M. degree in tax law from the William & Mary Law School. [8][dead link] She was a member of the final graduating class of Oral Roberts’ law school, and was part of a group of faculty, staff, and students who moved the ORU law school to what is now Regent University
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Michele_Bachmann

****Bachmann served on the Minnesota State Senate starting in 2000 until she went to congress in 2006.

****”And, prior to that, Bachmann spent five years as a federal tax litigation attorney, working on hundreds of civil and criminal cases. That experience solidified Bachmann’s strong support for efforts to simplify the Tax Code and reduce tax burdens on family and small business budgets.”

“Congresswoman Bachmann is a graduate of Anoka High School and Winona State University. Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, live in Stillwater where they own a small business mental health care practice that employs 42 people. The Bachmanns have five children, Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia. In addition, the Bachmanns have opened their home to 23 foster children, which has inspired Congresswoman Bachmann to become one of Congress’ leading advocates for foster and adopted children, earning her bipartisan praise for her efforts.”
http://bachmann.house.gov/Biography/

Video of the first time I took notice of Bachmann and it is still one of my favorites...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C69h5PEsDrE&feature=related


28 posted on 01/26/2011 11:01:52 AM PST by Irenic
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To: SeekAndFind

The way to win a rigged game is simply not to play. She refuses to play by the establishment rules thus she wins.


29 posted on 01/26/2011 11:02:20 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: SeekAndFind
John Creighton

I was wondering how a rump ranging pillow biting poofter would view Michelle Bachmann.
30 posted on 01/26/2011 11:10:00 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: BenLurkin

Who is Kim Kardashian???? I watched neither the Kenyan entity Soetero nor the wussy girly man Paul Ryan - the latter because clearly he has not supported Michelle Bachmann for ANY house or committee leadership position nor did he show her proper respect by deferring to her in delivering the formal response to Soetero’s latest imitation of a zombie on qualudes. Ryan, Cantor and Boehner all appear to misunderstand just which side of their party saved them from having to grab their ankles for the next two years. They also act as if Michelle Bachmann’s Tea Party folks aren’t watching them. Not smart, on a lot of different levels.


31 posted on 01/26/2011 11:16:58 AM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: SeekAndFind
Her actions are the latest example of America’s growing disdain for experience and wisdom

Actually, that's "experience without wisdom". Continually doing something wrong does not make you more adept at doing it properly.

32 posted on 01/26/2011 11:20:17 AM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: SeekAndFind

Harrah Michelle and the new patriotic movement!


33 posted on 01/26/2011 11:36:59 AM PST by veracious
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To: BenLurkin
Rep. Bachmann is the Kim Kardashian of American politics.

Then that makes President Obama SnoopDog........

34 posted on 01/26/2011 11:39:53 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Osage Orange

Rep. Bachmann is the Kim Kardashian of American politics.

Then that makes President Obama SnoopDog........
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Bwahahaha! That made me fall out laughing! That was good!


35 posted on 01/26/2011 11:48:13 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Irenic

Sometimes....I’m funny!!


36 posted on 01/26/2011 11:55:09 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Osage Orange

LOL You’ve got my vote! :p


37 posted on 01/26/2011 12:24:50 PM PST by Irenic
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