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Bachmann: Obama won't be the only one-term prez
Poltico ^ | 2/15/11 | Andy Barr

Posted on 02/15/2011 10:35:06 AM PST by pissant

Michele Bachmann says whoever emerges as the GOP nominee will have to be prepared to be a one-term president.

Bachmann, who hasn’t ruled out a run herself in 2012, said in an interview with conservative commentator S.E. Cupp that whoever emerges from the Republican field will have to be prepared to address unpopular issues. Continue Reading

“They have to have the requisite political courage to stare down the media and all the special interest groups and make it happen,” Bachmann said in the interview shown on Glenn Beck's website Monday.

“They have to be willing to be a one-term president because there’s going to be serious work that needs to be done here. Cutting spending — and that’s going to cause a lot of people to squeal — and getting rid of ObamaCare,” she said.

Bachmann said the job will take one “tough hombre” — or “hombre-ette.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; budget; cuts; michelebachmann; one; term
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Sounds like she's volunteering for the job.
1 posted on 02/15/2011 10:35:13 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

she rocks


2 posted on 02/15/2011 10:37:33 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: pissant

She certainly is thinking ahead, and soberly.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 10:37:33 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: pissant
hombre-ette.

< rolls eyes >

Would it kill her to learn the word mujer, or not use the Spanish language?

4 posted on 02/15/2011 10:38:07 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: pissant
Unfortunately she's right.

But 'staring down the press & special interests' doesn't begin to describe what such a president will have to endure.

The parasites will come completely unglued.

5 posted on 02/15/2011 10:39:24 AM PST by skeeter
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To: pissant
She's right. It's the inheritance from the wuss RINO’s. They have let (and helped) things get so bad that any president that fixes it will have to step on so many entitlement toes that he/she will have no hope of reelection.
6 posted on 02/15/2011 10:46:03 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: pissant

We should keep this up.

The world is sick of spin. The entire world.

Even Bahrain is having riots right now. Never thought I’d see that. I’m shocked that Saudi Arabia hasn’t exploded.


7 posted on 02/15/2011 10:46:11 AM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: pissant

I was thinking the exact same thing. In order to bring the US out of the pit, we have to jettison the biggest weights. SS, Medicare, hell even the IRS need to go. EPA, DoE, DoT, Education... all of them need to go back to the sovereign States.

The only responsibility of the Federal government is to maintain the safety of the States through a powerful national defense. Re-fund our military and even NASA, and let’s get this country moving again.


8 posted on 02/15/2011 10:46:31 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: pissant
I think she's right, and I think such a one-term president ought to govern almost like a dictator. No sacred cows. No third rails. No saving up political capital for some future occasion -- just full throttle all the way, limited government, no deficits, stick to the Constitution, cut, cut, cut and let the chips fall where they may.

The media will feel like it's fixin' to die.

9 posted on 02/15/2011 10:48:08 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: Psalm 144

Perhaps not far enough ahead. The one term prez will be replace by a ‘stop the cuts - increase spending’ democRat. My guess there will be a democRat majority in the house and senate because of the ‘damage’ the one term Republican prez did.


10 posted on 02/15/2011 10:48:37 AM PST by deadrock (Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Philo)
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To: pissant

She seems very comfortable speaking spontaneously.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 10:48:57 AM PST by Tread EZ (God bless you and yours)
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To: pissant

I’ve never thought of it in those terms but she’s absolutely correct. Holy cow...this hole we’re in is pretty incredible.


12 posted on 02/15/2011 10:50:35 AM PST by exPBRrat
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To: pissant

This woman drives the moonbats, here in MN, absolutely apesh*t! Thank you 6th District!


13 posted on 02/15/2011 10:50:44 AM PST by Spruce
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To: ClearCase_guy

AND....if he does it wisely and is able to articulate the rationale concisely and fearlessly, he may be re-elected on top of it.


14 posted on 02/15/2011 10:51:18 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Has anyone other than Rand Paul shown a budget cutting plan that does any serious cuts to entitlements?

I like Michele, but her plan didn’t cut near enough.


15 posted on 02/15/2011 10:51:25 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: skeeter

The parasites will come completely unglued.


They surely will. We’re entering a “Perfect storm”.


16 posted on 02/15/2011 10:52:03 AM PST by unkus
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Her plan outlined $430 Billion in cuts versus Rand Paul’s $500 billion. I wouldn’t scoff at either.


17 posted on 02/15/2011 10:53:17 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

She’s been watching Chris Christie operate here in NJ. Good blueprint to follow, if you ask me.


18 posted on 02/15/2011 10:53:37 AM PST by Antoninus (The slogan for the 2012 election: Better a known enemy than a false friend. Say no to Romney.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

What I do scoff at was Paul Ryan’s 32 Billion pittance in cuts.


19 posted on 02/15/2011 10:54:14 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Antoninus

Imagine. A good looking Chris Christie, and one that understood the 2A to boot.


20 posted on 02/15/2011 10:57:07 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

when did it change? the last I saw , she had a $100 billion cut plan...

personally, I don’t see any serious cuts happening unless everyone’s ox is gored- 20-25% across the board.


21 posted on 02/15/2011 10:58:55 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I think you are confusing her with someone else.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2662484/posts


22 posted on 02/15/2011 11:00:59 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Izzy Dunne
Why? The idea is to put down the Reconquista, not abet it.


23 posted on 02/15/2011 11:01:35 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: rarestia
I was thinking the exact same thing. In order to bring the US out of the pit, we have to jettison the biggest weights. SS, Medicare, hell even the IRS need to go. EPA, DoE, DoT, Education... all of them need to go back to the sovereign States.


The only responsibility of the Federal government is to maintain the safety of the States through a powerful national defense. Re-fund our military and even NASA, and let’s get this country moving again


To get rid of almost 80+ years of big government progressive liberalism will take a 2nd Civil War PERIOD. We have 50% of the people paying ZERO net income tax and almost 20 million on various government payrolls (state/local/federal + contractors) they are the constituency for this sick status quo that is killing the republic. I hate to sound so blue but facts are such stubborn things...Think about a nationwide Katrina moment with the LA/Rodney King riots, Jimmy Carter gas lines with brownouts/blackouts everywhere else...that is what will happen if you try to yank the piglets off the federal sows teats!!

24 posted on 02/15/2011 11:03:39 AM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER from my house....)
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To: pissant

She is one tough hombre-ette.


25 posted on 02/15/2011 11:04:30 AM PST by dforest
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To: pissant

Check this out - I have a running “Official Michele Bachmann Appreciaton Thread” I keep updated as news breaks with her.

http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=363611.0


26 posted on 02/15/2011 11:04:35 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: Nat Turner

I agree 100%, Nat. I’m trying to be positive, but I know as well as anyone that the future is looking very bleak. I have my ammo, food, and water prepped.


27 posted on 02/15/2011 11:05:35 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Hey hey. Very good.


28 posted on 02/15/2011 11:06:37 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Yes, she’s right. I agree. And I really like her. But I really, really think we need her right where she is, a strong voice in congress to help corral our spineless leaders and make them do the right thing.

Let her run for President down the line, after she has finished her current job and maybe gotten some exec experience as a governor.


29 posted on 02/15/2011 11:07:24 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: pissant

I do most of my posting on other sites most people already agree here.

As fr MB - she is awesome and not afraid to go on the far lefts’ own turf and call them out.


30 posted on 02/15/2011 11:09:07 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: Cicero

She’s much like a Paul Revere right now. If we get a George Washington to step in great. If not, she’s going to run, I think. But she’ll be able to retain her House seat anyway.


31 posted on 02/15/2011 11:13:27 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Izzy Dunne

To 4 - Please. It was an ad-lib, she wasn’t pretending to be versed in Spanish.


32 posted on 02/15/2011 11:14:39 AM PST by jla
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To: Izzy Dunne

Hombre-ette would be franglish, or maybe Spench.


33 posted on 02/15/2011 11:17:40 AM PST by Defiant (There is no line on the march towards marxism that Democrats won't cross. Democrat=CPUSA)
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To: jla

I think she’s right. If we can elect a conservative who’s committed to cut the spending, she(or he) needs to be willing to be a one-term president.

It wouldn’t necessarily turn out that way, but that’s the mindset that’s needed.


34 posted on 02/15/2011 11:21:31 AM PST by altura
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To: pissant

In the end, the Feds are supposed to be the servants of the States...not the other way around.


35 posted on 02/15/2011 11:23:06 AM PST by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: pissant

She’s my congresscritter, so I wouldn’t mind them have a battle to see who can outcut the other.

Paul’s plan is $500B in cuts in ONE year. Not sure what
“The time period for the cuts is a combination of one and five years, according to her office “ ,means. I will write her for clarification.

Sadly, most pubbies will favor neither option in favor of meaningless,insignificant cuts, window dressing, and rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.


36 posted on 02/15/2011 11:23:54 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: pissant

She’s correct. Here in NJ, that has been Gov. Christie’s expressed point of view all along.


37 posted on 02/15/2011 11:29:54 AM PST by Huck (one per-center)
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To: altura

If you seriously try to cut the welfare state,you best be prepared to sacrifice more than an office , title or term.
I foresee a lot of attempted assassinations. The entitlement mentality IS that entrenched.

Try taking cheese from a rat some time.


38 posted on 02/15/2011 11:32:13 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: rarestia
That is the one bright side as most conservatives are forward thinking and will plan for any eventuality, while libtards live in the moment or for the now or expect some government program to save them.


The crisis will be that the government will be the one requiring saving and no institution or entity will be large enough to do that! I think that the elites that control the progressive movements and the libtards know just what they are doing and that they can "CONTROL" this crisis to their advantage.


Just like Nimrod thought he could control folks by building the Tower of Babel or how social engineers think they can control human nature or the economy. Their schemes will come to naught...We will have to stay armed, prepared, vigilant and ready for that day... All those that allowed themselves to be changed into sheeple will be eaten and those that went to sleep will have a rude awakening.


The good news is that America 2.0 will be a much better place...



39 posted on 02/15/2011 11:35:19 AM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER from my house....)
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To: pissant

I still don’t know Bachmann very well, but I like her more every time I hear from her. I think she’s right, and has the right stance here. The ship of state is heading for the financial rocks, and only absolutely harsh evasive action, that sends everyone tumbling and cussing, is going to save us. The tough part is, we need not only a president but also a majority of congress that is willing to drive through a radical pull-back in generations of expansive government. I just don’t think it’s going to happen, so the Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times” is what I’m expecting to experience.


40 posted on 02/15/2011 11:47:14 AM PST by Liberty1970 (Thanking God for many blessings :-))
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To: Emperor Palpatine

“Feo, Fuerte y Formal”


41 posted on 02/15/2011 11:49:31 AM PST by kenavi (The good ol' US of A: 57 state laboratories for the future.)
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To: pissant
“They have to be willing to be a one-term president because there’s going to be serious work that needs to be done here.

Good insight. For sure, it will take someone who is committed to doing the job more than they are to having the job.

42 posted on 02/15/2011 12:03:57 PM PST by marron
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To: ClearCase_guy

>The media will feel like it’s fixin’ to die.

Actually, the print papers should be FORCED to recycle, for the sake of THE ENVIRONMENT.

They do care about the environment, don’t they?


43 posted on 02/15/2011 12:21:56 PM PST by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we finally revolt.)
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To: DEADROCK

>majority in the house and senate because of the ‘damage’ the one term Republican prez did.

Nah! There are still more producers than consumers.


44 posted on 02/15/2011 12:22:55 PM PST by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we finally revolt.)
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To: pissant
What I do scoff at was Paul Ryan’s 32 Billion pittance in cuts.

Doesn't that refer to remainder of this year's budget? The Repubs haven't present their 2012 budget, have they? This is finishing what the Dems didn't do?

I might be mistaken but I think this is what's going on with the Ryan cuts.

Feel free to correct me...with facts, please.

45 posted on 02/15/2011 12:30:44 PM PST by lonestar
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To: Izzy Dunne

A-men.

El buena senora!


46 posted on 02/15/2011 1:19:17 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: Nat Turner

I presume the big star is Texas?


47 posted on 02/15/2011 1:20:17 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: altura
To 32 - Absolutely correct.

Too many individuals and businesses need to be removed from the government's (taxpayers') teet. If implemented we'd have to see whether a majority of voters approve or not. Bachmann understands that we have to start somewhere, and soon. Though I believe Palin too shares this opinion.
Either way, a President attempting this will face resistance from Democrats and Republicans.

48 posted on 02/15/2011 1:23:36 PM PST by jla
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To: BenKenobi

You know Ben, I had not even thought of that!! It might well be that we have to DE-TACH our states from DC at RE-ATTACH them to an independent Republic of Texas...


49 posted on 02/15/2011 1:54:51 PM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER from my house....)
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To: DEADROCK

“The one term prez will be replace by a ‘stop the cuts - increase spending’ democRat. My guess there will be a democRat majority in the house and senate because of the ‘damage’ the one term Republican prez did.”

That’s my fear also. A great prez who’ll force cuts NEEDS more than one term (or another one like him to follow) in order to do enough good for people to be able to see results. But our respect in the world would, however, rise almost immediately with friend and foe alike.


50 posted on 02/15/2011 2:47:18 PM PST by llandres
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