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Michele Bachmann's platform (should she choose to run)
c-span ^ | April 29, 2011

Posted on 04/30/2011 8:02:58 AM PDT by ejdrapes

Michele Bachmann spoke at the Americans for Prosperity Forum in New Hampshire (along with Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain and Rick Santorum). From her speech you get a good idea of what Bachmann's campaign would be should she choose to run.



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For as much as Bachmann is painted as a radical or extreme she comes across to me as about as policy wonkish as anyone in the GOP. What other candidate or possible candidate is talking with this much specificity? This is what we need. I'd love Bachmann to get in. Even if she doesn't have a chinaman's chance in hell if this is where she forces the debate to go, if these are the issues she forces all GOP candidates to talk about and take positions on that is a good thing. And who knows what might happen. If a nobody like Obama can make it to the white house anyone can.
1 posted on 04/30/2011 8:03:00 AM PDT by ejdrapes
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To: ejdrapes

Extreme = anyone who does not adopt a far left position.

We need extreme.


2 posted on 04/30/2011 8:04:16 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ejdrapes

Works for me. Now if only Mrs Bachmann would officially get it the hunt.


3 posted on 04/30/2011 8:07:15 AM PDT by jla
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To: ejdrapes

That platform is great.


4 posted on 04/30/2011 8:11:33 AM PDT by impimp
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To: ejdrapes

That list paints with a very broad brush. But, like you said, it’s the most complete platform put forward so far. May this serve as a kick in the ass to the other candidates!

Michele BUMP. Plain talk. Straight talk.


5 posted on 04/30/2011 8:12:00 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: ejdrapes

This is a good start, but only a start. There must also be cuts in non-discretionary spending, protection of the border etc. If she runs, she has my support.


6 posted on 04/30/2011 8:14:07 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: ejdrapes

I ADORE this woman.

Bachmann/Cain 2012!


7 posted on 04/30/2011 8:17:48 AM PDT by Grunthor (The man or woman who doesn't forgive has forgotten the price that Christ paid for them on the Cross.)
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To: ejdrapes

Sign me up!!


8 posted on 04/30/2011 8:19:40 AM PDT by RockyMtnMan
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To: upchuck

This list will not comply with the GOP rules of engagement.


9 posted on 04/30/2011 8:22:28 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: ejdrapes

Bachmann has my vote!


11 posted on 04/30/2011 8:23:43 AM PDT by CheezyD
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To: ejdrapes
What other candidate or possible candidate is talking with this much specificity?


None that I have see so far. Most of the other candidates are dealing in sound bites and platitudes.
12 posted on 04/30/2011 8:29:00 AM PDT by rob777
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To: ejdrapes

She needs to say something about borders and illegal immigration. Probably already has.


13 posted on 04/30/2011 8:38:45 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Pray like it all depends on God. Shoot like it all depends on you.)
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To: VRW Conspirator
I hope she does. I haven't heard her speak about it that much. I wish she'd get asked about it because I'd love to know her views.
14 posted on 04/30/2011 8:41:56 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: rob777
In this forum in NH Bachamm also said we need to deal with balancing our budget THIS year. That's quite bold. I'm not even sure if the RSC put out a balanced budget. But I'd still rather have someone be bold and not get everything they want than be timid and have the same result (and yes I'm referring to John Boehner here).
15 posted on 04/30/2011 8:44:32 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: ejdrapes
*Drill, baby, drill.
16 posted on 04/30/2011 8:46:26 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ejdrapes
25% cut in federal discretionary spending (or 38 Billion).
17 posted on 04/30/2011 8:46:41 AM PDT by Errant
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To: ejdrapes
I hope she does. I haven't heard her speak about it[borders/immigration] that much.

It is a wedge issue. Whe approximately 75% of America wants illegal immigration stopped and the borders secured, a candidate MUST comedown on the issue. It is a win-win for someone like Bachman and lose-lose for the Dems.

18 posted on 04/30/2011 8:52:25 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Pray like it all depends on God. Shoot like it all depends on you.)
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To: ejdrapes

She already has a job to do in congress. Couldn’t she possibly spend a little time on that? She certainly hasn’t done very much to get Boehner in line or to fight the constant cave-ins taking place in congress—again.

That’s what she was elected for, and instead she’s running around smiling at the cameras and completely neglecting her job.

Her campaign has been bugging me with phone calls the past couple of days, because I donated last year to support her for congress. I just told them I don’t take phone solicitations, and I’m wondering if I made a mistake donating to her congressional campaign.


19 posted on 04/30/2011 8:54:46 AM PDT by Cicero
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To: ejdrapes

This is awesome. Looks like a Maggie Thatcher platform. Its what the economy needs.


20 posted on 04/30/2011 8:58:32 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: ejdrapes

I like the platform except that it has both an income tax AND a consumption tax. No, no, NO! Adoption of a consumption tax MUST be tied to the elimination of the income tax, otherwise we’ll have both, and that’s worse than what we have now.


21 posted on 04/30/2011 8:59:16 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: ejdrapes

MOARB ! MOARB ! MOARB !

I love it.


22 posted on 04/30/2011 9:04:30 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: ejdrapes

Personally I hope she gets in and despite what the conventional “wisdom” turds say I believe she can win.


23 posted on 04/30/2011 9:07:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: FlyingEagle; ejdrapes

The headline should say “(if she chooses to run).”

I agree with her, about many issues, but I hope that she won’t run, since she’d probably lose. Only person was elected president while he was a congressman, James Garfield, in 1880. I hope that she’ll run for the U.S. Senate, in 2012. She would probably win and be re-elected, in 2018. If that happens, she could be elected president, in 2020 or ‘24.


24 posted on 04/30/2011 9:10:30 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: ejdrapes

I think the field will narrow pretty quick. It’s getting to be all about “why spend the money”.


25 posted on 04/30/2011 9:24:06 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: PhilCollins
Only person was elected president while he was a congressman, James Garfield, in 1880.

Manufactured consent, its not just for 1920s progressives anymore.
26 posted on 04/30/2011 9:27:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ejdrapes

I do like MB a lot, but I find myself wondering who would be interested in buying Fannie and Freddie if they own all the “toxic assets”? (I guess maybe we could sell them to China if we agreed to resurrect the concept of debtors’ prisons.)


27 posted on 04/30/2011 9:32:44 AM PDT by The Duke
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28 posted on 04/30/2011 9:47:26 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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Wow, great platform! Now if we could just sweet talk em' into running together:

I'm serious. Which two possible runners have more conservative principles, values, goals and are true Americans? Read the wishy-washy moderate Rinoesque platforms of the others? Sarah and Michele are the Real Deal! Conservatives Win Elections!

29 posted on 04/30/2011 9:52:55 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: screaminsunshine
This list will not comply with the GOP rules of engagement.

I know. Isn't that wonderful? Michele BUMP.

30 posted on 04/30/2011 9:59:50 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: ejdrapes

I didn’t see any thing about cutting off paying for all those out of wed lock babies by 13 year old’s who were ordered by their moms to get preggers so they can get more welfare money. Or the welfare queens who keep having a kid a year to get more money.

And I don’t like her idea of rolling our Veterans health care into Medicare. Medicare is rationed health care, and our Veterans don’t deserve that.


31 posted on 04/30/2011 10:12:37 AM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: screaminsunshine
This list will not comply with the GOP rules of engagement.

Hey RNC, the GOP is going to be 68' all over again if you foist a rino on us. Two million Tea Partiers are going to be at the gates demanding a conservative. Capisce?

32 posted on 04/30/2011 10:28:51 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: arbooz
Sure is radical in comparison to what other potential candidates are talking about. But I think if you presented it to most Americans they would view it as common sense.
33 posted on 04/30/2011 10:37:05 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: libertylover
Well in her speech she talked about reform and then said we could go even farther and have a consumption or flat tax. I'm going to assume if she's talking about a flat or fair tax it would be to replace the current income tax.
34 posted on 04/30/2011 10:42:09 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: Cicero
How do you know she's not doing that already and being ignored by the leadership? There was a blog post on NRO a week or two ago that mentioned a contensious GOP meeting and the main bone of contention was Bachmann. The one guy that stood up to defend her was Steve King. Also don't forget she put herself out there for a leadership position and she was snubbed in favor of Jeb Henserling. The GOP leadership wants nothing to do with her.
35 posted on 04/30/2011 10:47:58 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: The Duke
Well she did say she'd auction them off for 50 cents. :-)
36 posted on 04/30/2011 10:48:44 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: PhilCollins
As much as I would support her, her chance of winning the nomination is slim. But at least it raises her profile. And maybe this is to position herself for taking on Amy Klobuchar. God knows she needs to be defeated.
37 posted on 04/30/2011 10:50:40 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: ejdrapes

No, I’m certainly not saying it’s going to be easy. But she was the obvious person to lead the new conservative freshmen in congress, and I think she needs to concentrate on that. Someone certainly needs to do it, or maybe a few people need to get together and do it.


38 posted on 04/30/2011 11:02:45 AM PDT by Cicero
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HOW do we get the GOP to pay attention to these other candidates (Palin, Bachman, Cain, West, etc.), rather than to the regular RINOs (Romney, Huckabee, Pawlenty, etc.)? How do we make it known who WE want for the nomination??


39 posted on 04/30/2011 1:02:27 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to)
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