Skip to comments.John Wayne's Parents Lived in Waterloo, Iowa
Posted on 06/29/2011 3:33:32 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
Michele Bachmann says "John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa" and the media goes nuts. Ohhhhhhhh what an idiot, she confused John Wayne with John Wayne Gacy the serial killer. Ha ha ha.
Now comes word that yes indeed Clyde Morrison and his blushing bride Molly got married in . Waterloo, Iowa. And settled there.
Later moving to Winterset, Iowa. Where they had their bouncing baby boy ...Who grew up to become -- yes indeed -- John Wayne.
Not John Wayne Gacy.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Thanks for the update. I was up all night wondering where they were from.
Incredible how quickly the media can research every nuance of Michele Bachmann’s statements and point out the most subtle inconsistency, but Obama emits countless groaners and they go into the memory hole.
He refers to “my muslim faith” in a face-to-face one-on-one with a nationally prominent media personality, and that personality gently prompts him to correct his language, even suggesting the wording of that correction, and that’s that.
Obama got his own daughter’s age wrong? I would say that’s a bigger gaff than MB’s, although I doubt the MSM sees it that way.
"She clearly meant the actor, because otherwise it makes no sense to normal humans. The only people obsessed with serial killers, and criminals in general, are liberals that want them to vote. Are you one of them? By the by, how much did Obama grew the national debt today?"
Now, we have Bachmann supporters reviving the issue trying to argue that John Wayne's parents lived in Waterloo, so Bachmann wasn't really wrong. The problem is, that's not what she said;
Neither John Wayne nor John Wayne Gacey are from Waterloo. Both sides are spinning.
She should have simply said: “I made a mistake, he must have been from one of the other 57 states”
John Wayne Gacy did live in Waterloo for a while but wasn’t born there.
True. However Bachman has run her mouth as the one to beat.
“Obozo will beat here and it is sad if she cannot show where she did not propose to cut disabled Vets.”
Superior tagline Steely Tom.
Liberals are not normal people, otherwise they would think for themselves and not automatically parrot the liberal medial talking points.
With that epic flub on her resume’ the libs will be demanding that she pull out of the race. LOL!!
1) No sense of how to build a coalition - Ed Rollins being exhibit A and Bachmann's unwillingess to publicly acknowledge the problems Rollins has caused being exhibit B. If Palin does not enter the race, Bachmann is a natural crossover for Palin supporters. I have yet to see that either Bachmann or her supporters realize just how much Rollins has created a chasm for that movement if the opportunity arises. And she will not be a natural crossover for the establishment pubbies. She has to win on the right - and not alienate potential allies.
2) Not being prepared for what is likely to come. Bachmann stated on Fox News Sunday that she never got a penny from her father-in-laws farm. Her congressional filings indicate otherwise. She has to be preparted for such questions to answer then in such a manner that she doesn't raise even more questions - there may be an explaination for the discrepency, but she has not offered up one for it.
3) Making unforced errors. The John Wayne statement is a prime example. It was completely unneeded and unscripted. And it was a Youtube bonaza against her.
4) Not admitting she was wrong. See failure to aplogize publicly for Rollins and admitting her mistake in the John Wayne matter.
5) Thinking this will all go away if she pretends it doesn't exist. It won't.
Now I'm sure the usual suspects will be coming along to bash Palin and tell me I must want Romney or Obama to win.
Horsecrap. Bachmann should be a logical conservative option. But she has to show she understands what it takes to win more than a Congressional election. So far she hasn't, and there isn't a lot of time for a learning curve in this game.
I see part of my point 4 is wrong - Bachmann did admit a mistake on the John Wayne matter. Good, maybe she is learning from the mistakes.
I listened to part of her on Hannity today, and what troubled me is the overuse of the word ‘I’, including the claim she ‘I am a uniter’, meaning she’s said she’s uniting conservatives, libertarians, independents and some democrats.
You run to the middle AFTER you win the nomination. I don’t see Bachmann competing for the establishment vote to win the nomination.
John Wayne Gacy was a registered democrat.
Every candidate is going to make mistakes. How the candidate deals with their mistakes determines if it's a big story or a one day event. I should have prefaced these rules only apply to Republicans, as I'm still waiting for Katie or Joe to explain FDR going on TV in 1930.
You are correct. She has created doubt in every person’s mind except a few women who like her. My wife taught me years ago how women will trash another decent looking female like Palin. Now Bachman is a decent looker, too.
Please get off a woman running now for Pres. Try Bachman for VP.
You'd think a person going back to her hometown to announce her Presidential campaign might have encountered such historical details during the course of having lived there, too. Made her sound like an interloper, misattributing something that likely most native Iowans know.
Issue 6) 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 and has recently been
indicted on a ponzi scheme.
If you google both John Waynes you will find John Wayne's biography first then you will find John Wayne Gacy right under his. Gacy visited Waterloo for a few months and lived there in that short period. That was it. So the main stream media no doubt google the info. on John Wayne to try and catch any mistakes that Bachman may have made and saw that John Wayne was born in a town a couple hours away from where Bachman had indicated. By chance the main stream media also noticed that John Wayne Gacy had moved to the town of Waterloo later in his life and lived there for a short period. So they try and implicate that Bachman confused the two John Waynes. I bet Bachman never knew that John Wayne Gacy even lived in Waterloo because he did not commit any murders until later in his life.
Since John Wayne’s parents were married at Waterloo is it possible that he was conceived there prior to them leaving? If that was the case and since life begins at conception then I would say that he was alive in Waterloo. Therefore one could say he was from Waterloo.
Where is the proof? Getting a bunch of foster children to get along doesn't count.
I heard that one day, John Wayne’s second cousin ate lunch in De Moines.
And Look At The Soil Around De Moines!
My husband couldn't tell you all our kids' current ages accurately, nor their middle names or birthdays. I think it's a Male Thing.
Maybe say something more like...In a few days, my daughter will become a teen...a major stepping stone to becoming an adult.
So it is a big boo boo. And a huge insult to his daughter. Almost as big as his snitching that she was having trouble with school.
What a crappy dad. Why not give up golf on Sundays and be with the girls?? Work in the garden with Moochelle. Walk the dog. BE A FATHER!!!
I just love it.
Agreed. That would have been awesome!
She said it’s because libertarians, conservatives, independents and democrats all came up to her and said, ‘I’m for you.’ Perhaps. But that’s a pretty big stretch to say you’re a uniter. Would have been more appropriate to say she has a message that resonates and attracts many different people.
But according to her, her supporters resonate with her message or something like that.
She also said DeMint would be a great VP. I wonder if she would have said that if she weren’t in SC?
I’m glad I missed her on Hannity. She is anything but a uniter. She created a splinter group in Congress called the Tea Party Caucus. I guess they are more pure than other Republicans; that’s the only message I get from it.
However, she did “unite” with Dennis Kucinich on his meaningless “withdraw the troops” from Libya resolution.
Yes, she unites with every political stripe but Republican and now she wants to be the GOP candidate...?? I find that ironic.
John Wayne was born at the northwest corner of East South Steed and South 2nd Street in Winterset, exactly 146 miles from downtown Waterloo.
The word ‘uniter’ is one to avoid, esp. after 2008.
All politicians run their mouths. What’s your point?
Should form a club with "There was no mistake. Or if there was the Queen made it. Anyway maybe we should do it this way in future, since Obama's way is better. He's so dreamy, he couldn't possibly make a mistake." Obama gaffe? Orchestra premature? Her Majesty rude?
It was plain to see.
Thanks. She will not get the Vet and active duty vote. Not a good start.
Again, for your perusal.
Nobody can top Obama’s Gaffes, Mistakes, Lies, & Confusion:
Barack Obama - Gaffe Mania:
Obama’s royal gaffes:
Fort Drum Gaffe:
and so on...
Michele Bachmann is tons more articulate than Obama.
Elected president I believe that either Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman could do what this amazing woman did in Australia. I received this a few mornings ago:
NO - The Second Time she has done this !
AMAZING You must read it !!!!
Shes done it again..
She sure isnt 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 Australias 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 nations 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 arent happy here then LEAVE. We didnt 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 .
I have nothing nice to say about her.I say zip.
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