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Bachmann Playing With House Money
http://www.rollcall.com/issues/56_141/bachmann-plays-with-house-money-206599-1.html ^

Posted on 06/21/2011 8:24:20 PM PDT by RED SOUTH

According to House expense reports, Bachmann and three conservative GOP colleagues — Reps. Tom Price (Ga.), Steve King (Iowa) and Todd Akin (Mo.) — each paid $3,407.50 that day, a total of $13,630, to a sound and stage company called National Events, apparently for the sound system used at the rally.

The money came from the Members' taxpayer-funded office accounts, despite House rules prohibiting the use of these funds for political activities.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agwhoaxbachmann; alreadyposted; bachmann4romney; backstabberbachmann; elections; obama; palin; pds; rinobachmann; rollinsdirtytricks; romney; romneydirtytricks; romneymeddling; searchisyourfriend; trashingmichele; waronsarah
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1 posted on 06/21/2011 8:24:21 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: RED SOUTH

People need to look up and understand the term “fungible.”


2 posted on 06/21/2011 8:25:35 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: RED SOUTH

I don’t understand why Bachmann decided to move hard left the last few weeks. I guess everyone has decided that a conservative can’t win the GOP primary.


3 posted on 06/21/2011 8:26:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: RED SOUTH

Total BS, nothing illegal was done here.


4 posted on 06/21/2011 8:28:03 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

Bachmann - flavor of the week.

Cain ....flavor of last week.

Trump ..... flavor of the week before Cain.

Perry ....flavor of next week.

Bachmann supports ethanol subsidies and has recieved over 250k in farm subsidies with her family through a trust for a farm she owns with her family. Hardly walking the talk. And earmarks , Bachmann loves them just look at her record.

Michele Bachmann wrote several letters to Bush adm in 2007 advocating a presidential pardon for Frank Vennes who was a large donor to her , Norm Coleman and Tim Pawlenty. Vennes pleaded guilty and no contest to federal charges of money laundering, cocaine and firearms trafficking in 1987.

This week Bachmann has been busted using taxpayer-funded congresional office accounts to pay for campaign appearances which makes her no better than a petty thief. As this scandal brews her campaign may end as quickly as it started


5 posted on 06/21/2011 8:31:02 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH

Maybe not illegal but do you want an unethical another President?


6 posted on 06/21/2011 8:32:07 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH

You palinistas are absolutely shameless!


7 posted on 06/21/2011 8:32:44 PM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: RED SOUTH

Agree with you.


8 posted on 06/21/2011 8:33:28 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: nickcarraway

Hard left? That’sone of the most dishonest things I’ve seen posted here in a while.


9 posted on 06/21/2011 8:33:54 PM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: nickcarraway

Gee, Reagan understood that, that is why he lost his presidential bid in the 80’s


10 posted on 06/21/2011 8:34:47 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: pgkdan

certainly this shows that Bachmann may have a tendency to cut corners when it comes to ethics.


11 posted on 06/21/2011 8:34:59 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: org.whodat
It matters not.
RINO Bachmann (wench to Rollins and Romney)
had several days, now WEEKS, to correct her error,
fire Rollins, apologize, and show she was Presidential material.

RINO, backstabber Bachmann did NOT.




12 posted on 06/21/2011 8:36:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: doc1019

Reagan understood what?


13 posted on 06/21/2011 8:39:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I guess I should have include the sarcasm symbol, just thought most would understand. Please re-read my post.


14 posted on 06/21/2011 8:42:45 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: pgkdan
pgkdan: " You palinistas are absolutely shameless!""

Shameless? Do favor us with your explanation
for the endless backstabbing by Team Bachmann-Rollins
and Team Romney?

.......... [crickets]


15 posted on 06/21/2011 8:43:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: pgkdan

So dishonest, you couldn’t explain how it was. Hey, I think Bachmann used to be a conservative, but what she’s done lately is very troubling. She hired a horrible anti-conservative activist Ed Rollins to manage her campaign, and then allowed him to attack conservatives. Maybe she didn’t order him to, but as long as he’s her campaign manager, she gets the credit. (Same as any other candidate) Now Karl Rove is backing her. As recently as April he trashed her. Why does an anti-conservative jerk like him support her all of the sudden?


16 posted on 06/21/2011 8:46:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; doc1019

I think that was sarcasm...in response to conservatives can’t win...which of course, he did.


17 posted on 06/21/2011 8:46:55 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Sarah Palin is the mirror by which evil reflects back upon itself until consumed out of existence)
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To: RED SOUTH

If elected president I believe that either Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman could do what this amazing woman did in Australia. But I think Palin has a better chance of winning because of her extensive executive experience, though I think Michelle would also do a bang up job. I received this article this morning:

“NO” - The Second Time she has done this !
AMAZING You must read it !!!!
She’s done it again..
She sure isn’t backing down on her hard line stance and one has to appreciate her belief in the rights of her native countrymen..
A breath of fresh air to see someone lead. I wish some leaders would step up in Canada & USA.

Australian Prime Minister does it again!!

This woman should be appointed Queen of the World.. Truer words have never been spoken.

It took a lot of courage for this woman to speak what she had to say for the world to hear. The retribution could be phenomenal, but at least she was willing to take a stand on her and Australia’s beliefs. The whole world needs a leader like this!

> Prime Minister Julia Gillard - Australia

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

Separately, Gillard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying she supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques. Quote:

‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.’

‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom’

‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society. Learn the language!’

‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’

‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’

‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’

‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.’

Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves in Canada & USA, WE will find the courage to start speaking and voicing the same truths.

If you agree please SEND THIS ON and ON, to as many people as you know .


18 posted on 06/21/2011 8:50:19 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: MestaMachine

TY


19 posted on 06/21/2011 8:50:39 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: Diogenesis

just as i suspected.

no rules were violated.

These were OFFICIAL duty. they were already there, and it was
on a pending issue.

I went to the one Nov, 2009 on a Saturday. That Sat. when Obamacare passed
the House the first time. (the House version).

Dude people have to check themselves before they wreck themselves.

Rep. Pete Hoekstra started unraveling the 2000 page bill, from the Capitol steps.
It went along the lawn, almost to the street in front of the Supreme Court.

It was two cents and a paper clip.
It was trying to COMMUNICATE issues.

Your representative can’t comment or COMMUNICATE an issue?


20 posted on 06/21/2011 8:54:20 PM PDT by preamble
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To: Paperdoll

Oh wow! Boy oh boy could we use even half that courage in a leader. That is phenominal!


21 posted on 06/21/2011 8:57:16 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Sarah Palin is the mirror by which evil reflects back upon itself until consumed out of existence)
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To: RED SOUTH
Duplicate post... But you knew that since you commented on this article already ..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2737577/posts

22 posted on 06/21/2011 9:04:53 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: RED SOUTH

I’m convinced
it’s time to donate to Michelle Bachmann’s campaign


23 posted on 06/21/2011 9:06:53 PM PDT by AeWingnut (Soccer: a symptom of a greater ill)
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To: pgkdan

What does Palin have to do with Bachmann being unethical along with allowing her liberal manager to bad mouth conservatives? Now the RINO’S OWN Bachmann.


24 posted on 06/21/2011 9:07:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: Paperdoll

I like that a LOT! I want one! LOL


25 posted on 06/21/2011 9:07:22 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: RED SOUTH

In other news, Moochelle Zer0, kids and mother, a whole planeful of SS has departed to a safari in Africa.

As the MSM did not report, the kids summer vacation will cost the taxpayers $6,500,000 to be able to see a few zebras, giraffes, maybe lions.

As Zer0 Obama stated “I can see her plane taking off all the way from here at the 10th hole of Andrews AFB”.
“Tootaloo Mouchelle, talk to you in a week or so.”


26 posted on 06/21/2011 9:08:49 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: presently no screen name

Sickening. Just sickening. Palin has nothing to do with it but her twisted, jealous and spiteful supporters do.


27 posted on 06/21/2011 9:10:46 PM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: preamble

incoherence sometimes?


28 posted on 06/21/2011 9:19:01 PM PDT by saltus (God's Will be done)
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To: pgkdan

29 posted on 06/21/2011 9:23:13 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: RED SOUTH

I just don’t think Bachmann deserves your wrath. If she is rising above Romney, I find that trend very encouraging.


30 posted on 06/21/2011 9:25:17 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: pgkdan
Palin has nothing to do with it but her twisted, jealous and spiteful supporters do.

Well, then, Palin supporters are very very powerful then - that they can make Bachmann unethical along with making her liberal manager bad mouth conservatives. Michele must be easy to be led.

Why would a Palin supporter be jealous of Michele? Palin is not owned by anyone and her experience is FAR greater than MB's.
31 posted on 06/21/2011 9:33:35 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: Diogenesis

I am getting to dislike this woman.

Is she really the face of the Republican Party?


32 posted on 06/21/2011 9:38:04 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: nickcarraway
Now Karl Rove is backing her. As recently as April he trashed her. Why does an anti-conservative jerk like him support her all of the sudden?

Palinphobia?

33 posted on 06/21/2011 9:47:31 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: nickcarraway
I don’t understand why Bachmann decided to move hard left the last few weeks.

Name one way she has moved to the left in the last week. The charge is nonsense.

34 posted on 06/21/2011 9:47:50 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: RED SOUTH
Maybe not illegal but do you want an unethical another President?

Do you really think spread hate and lies against other conservative candidates is the best way to advance the cause of your candidate?

35 posted on 06/21/2011 9:51:21 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: pgkdan
That’sone of the most dishonest things I’ve seen posted here in a while.

It's any lie they can think of to slime Bachmann.

What's the point of being a conservative if conservatives act with the same lack of decency as liberals do?

36 posted on 06/21/2011 9:52:47 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: RED SOUTH
I had a blackhead zit one time, right next to my nose. I eventually popped it, and it felt good, physically, emotionally, and cosmetically.
37 posted on 06/21/2011 9:57:59 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: nickcarraway
, I think Bachmann used to be a conservative

Name one position she has been advancing that isn't conservative of late.

Recent positions by Bachmann:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Tax-VOX/2011/0617/Michele-Bachmann-would-knock-20-000-millionaires-off-tax-rolls

In a revealing interview with Steve Moore of The Wall Street Journal, Representative Michele Bachmann(R-MN) called for repealing taxes on capital gains. She also said she strongly believes that everyone should pay some income tax.

http://www.minnpost.com/minnpotus/2011/06/20/29313/bachmann_takes_aim_at_romney_on_abortion_pledge

Bachmann takes aim at Romney on abortion pledge

38 posted on 06/21/2011 9:59:17 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: pgkdan
Palin has nothing to do with it but her twisted, jealous and spiteful supporters do.

I agree. Unfortunately, the tactics of some of her supporters are turning many against her.

39 posted on 06/21/2011 10:01:45 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: All

There is only one true conservative out there that might run, and this candidate has been vetted for three years in every way imaginable, and is squeaky clean.

I wouldn’t mind seeing Herman Cain on the ticket, but need to know more about him.

But it seems Cain knows how to turn around failure.

Obama only knows how to point fingers and shuck and jive his way out of giving a straight answer.


40 posted on 06/21/2011 10:04:53 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (David Horowitz: "The War on Sarah Palin is really a War on Conservatives.")
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To: Paperdoll

It sounds like Sarah Palin has a twin running Australia.

If you want a leader that outspoken, and will back it up, Sarah Palin is the choice.


41 posted on 06/21/2011 10:10:01 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (David Horowitz: "The War on Sarah Palin is really a War on Conservatives.")
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To: RINOs suck; pgkdan
I agree. Unfortunately, the tactics of some of her supporters are turning many against her.

Both of you are biased.

All potential candidates have their bad supporters. Some candidates have their obnoxious campaign managers and the lack principle to correct their campaign managers.

42 posted on 06/21/2011 10:35:24 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Diogenesis

43 posted on 06/21/2011 11:08:16 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: going hot

LMAO


44 posted on 06/21/2011 11:14:54 PM PDT by paltz
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To: RED SOUTH; Admin Moderator; 11th Commandment
Duplicate post... But you knew that since you commented on this article already .. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2737577/posts

BTTT.

RED SOUTH commenting on that copy of the same article in Post 79

45 posted on 06/21/2011 11:33:17 PM PDT by newzjunkey (49% of CA registered voters would reelect Obama? I need out of this state.)
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To: RED SOUTH

Still nothing illegal happened.


46 posted on 06/21/2011 11:36:33 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: RINOs suck
She hired Ed Rollins, the radical anti-conservative, and allowed him to trash conservatism as her campaign manager.

Don't get me wrong, I hope she corrects course. But she needs to fire Rollins ASAP.

47 posted on 06/21/2011 11:55:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: RINOs suck
"Name one position she has been advancing that isn't conservative of late."

Ms. Backstabber Rollins Bachmann - RINO

Ms. Bachmann Global Warming - RINO

Ms. Bachmann ROMNEY - RINO

Ms. Bachmann TAXES4IntelligentDESIGN - RINO

Ms. Bachmann Rollins Romney COVERUP - RINO

BACHMANN is the GOP legacy of CARTER.

Any more questions, RINO-supporter?

48 posted on 06/22/2011 3:22:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: RED SOUTH

More Bachmann bashing from RED SOUTH. zzzz


49 posted on 06/22/2011 3:42:38 AM PDT by ejdrapes (Jump in Sarah, the water is warm...)
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To: nickcarraway

Move hard left? How so? FR seems to be going the way of DU more and more each day.


50 posted on 06/22/2011 3:44:13 AM PDT by ejdrapes (Jump in Sarah, the water is warm...)
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