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Bachmann Warns Beware Soviet Union
MyFoxNews ^ | Thursday August 18, 2011

Posted on 08/18/2011 7:28:42 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

(NewsCore) - COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Minnesota congresswoman and 2012 presidential candidate Michele Bachmann left some listeners scratching their heads Thursday when she said during a radio show interview that the US was in danger of being eclipsed by the Soviet Union.

Bachmann made the remark during an appearance on the Jay Sekulow radio show while campaigning in South Carolina.

"It really is about jobs and the economy," Bachmann said when asked what was on the minds of American voters she met on the trail.

"But what people recognize is that there's a fear that the United States is in an unstoppable decline. They see the rise of China, the rise of India, the rise of the Soviet Union and our loss militarily going forward."

The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 at the end of the Cold War.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmanngaffes; edrollins; feminism; gaffe; gaffes; homosexuals; michelebachmann; palin; sarahpalin; snags; sovietunion; women
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Happy Birthday Elvis!
1 posted on 08/18/2011 7:28:46 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

A laugh a day.


2 posted on 08/18/2011 7:33:21 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Bigtigermike

They’ll always be Soviets to me.


3 posted on 08/18/2011 7:33:44 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I mean COME ON, Michelle. JEEEZ. Stop setting up hits like this. Fergodsake, I’m starting to wonder about this chick.


4 posted on 08/18/2011 7:35:14 PM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: Lazamataz

Ed Rollins is the campaign guy...see what Ed Rollins brings?


5 posted on 08/18/2011 7:36:43 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: trumandogz
A laugh a day.

Y'*KNOW*???!?

I don't agree with you about much, TD, but on this one I think we are simpatico.

6 posted on 08/18/2011 7:37:41 PM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Is there no one of quality on her team that she can spend five minutes with before heading out on stage to discuss her basic points?

“How about I wish Happy Birthday to Elvis?”

“Oh, it’s his birthday?”

“Well, Google it to make sure.”


7 posted on 08/18/2011 7:37:55 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Same here.

Russians don't really deserve a moniker for their own nation. I remember some of the Russian posters that used to be here; whenever I'd bring up the crimes of the USSR, they'd always blame it on the Georgians, always.

8 posted on 08/18/2011 7:38:47 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Lazamataz

yea she does have a duh factor it seems..but its with gusto eh?
But that could work, in negotiations as president she could just go off and shake her head a few times and say she feels better now, the other side would be , she’s a craaazy b*^&...


9 posted on 08/18/2011 7:38:47 PM PDT by aces
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To: Al B.; Brices Crossroads; sarah fan UK; onyx

Aye carumba!


10 posted on 08/18/2011 7:40:04 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: aces
But that could work, in negotiations as president she could just go off and shake her head a few times and say she feels better now, the other side would be , she’s a craaazy b*^&...

LOL! Well played.

11 posted on 08/18/2011 7:41:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Not only is she lacking in class, but just a nut job!


12 posted on 08/18/2011 7:42:24 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: LostInBayport

No! These aides are like this: “Look, you’re in South, down here they love Elvis, say something about Elvis to connect with the crowd, I think there’s something going on big at Graceland, it has to be his birthday, wish him a Happy Birthday!”

That’s how it goes!


13 posted on 08/18/2011 7:43:44 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Imagine the outcry if Sarah had said this?? Bachmann will mostly get a pass


14 posted on 08/18/2011 7:44:49 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I mean, I really wanted to like her, but whatever the press is saying about Palin might needed to have been reserved for Bachmann.


15 posted on 08/18/2011 7:46:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: Lazamataz

Stick a fork in her! She’s done!


16 posted on 08/18/2011 7:47:02 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Bachmann will mostly get a pass

Not with me, she doesn't. This happens TOO OFTEN.

17 posted on 08/18/2011 7:47:15 PM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Imagine the outcry if Sarah had said this?? Bachmann will mostly get a pass

Bachmann is irrelevant, nobody even takes her seriously enough in the first place.....More are scared of Palin, so they will target her more.

18 posted on 08/18/2011 7:47:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tatze

It just happens too often. If it happened once, twice, maybe even three times.... but this has gotta be about time six.


19 posted on 08/18/2011 7:48:26 PM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: dfwgator
Bachmann is irrelevant, nobody even takes her seriously enough in the first place

Now I understand why!

20 posted on 08/18/2011 7:49:01 PM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: Bigtigermike

For some reason she forgot to mention the rise of the Ottoman Empire.


21 posted on 08/18/2011 7:50:14 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Bigtigermike

At least she didn’t say she was worried about the Soviet Union invading Czechoslovakia.


22 posted on 08/18/2011 7:51:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lazamataz

The woman is missing parts in the attic, something that should be obvious to any casual observer. I’m a bit baffled how it came to pass that she is considered a serious Presidential contender. I can only imagine it is due to the gaping void where actual leadership on the right should be. We’ve been without credible leadership for so long that people don’t even know what to look for anymore.


23 posted on 08/18/2011 7:51:26 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: Bigtigermike

I was really trying to hang on...don’t think I can anymore.


24 posted on 08/18/2011 7:52:32 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: trumandogz

I refuse to be their footstool.


25 posted on 08/18/2011 7:53:05 PM PDT by edpc (Ruck Famadan)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
I was really trying to hang on...don’t think I can anymore.

You summed it up for me. This might be the deal breaker like Newt had.

26 posted on 08/18/2011 7:54:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: Lazamataz

Maybe she’s been taking lessons from “Sloppy Joe” Biden..


27 posted on 08/18/2011 7:59:42 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: icanhasbailout
Since there is a nightly news blackout about life in Russia you might be interested to know that there has been an Orthodox priest assigned to each and every military unit.

The regime in D.C. has committed billions to new mosque construction around the globe, the encouragement of 'Arab Springs' and Islamic expansion.

Russia has seen enough misery to know trouble when it appears. We are becoming the source of world instability - economically, and culturally. If things get worse - it would be in Russia's interests to do something to stop it.

28 posted on 08/18/2011 8:00:38 PM PDT by x_plus_one (Obama's legacy: Trashing the North American continent into a third world hell hole.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I thought she was in Waterloo when she mentioned Elvis.


29 posted on 08/18/2011 8:08:31 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Terry Mross

Nope....Spartanburge S.C.


30 posted on 08/18/2011 8:11:51 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

She bugs me.... ALOT


31 posted on 08/18/2011 8:18:23 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Lazamataz; Tex-Con-Man
I was really trying to hang on...don’t think I can anymore.

I'm thru with her. I don't know if it's the drugs she takes or she is just not up to the job, but I do know that Obammy would shred her in a debate w/o the royal teleprompter. I wanted to believe but it's Perry all the way for me now.

32 posted on 08/18/2011 8:25:16 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Big deal. I still equate the USSR with Russia and sometimes call it the USSR.


33 posted on 08/18/2011 8:31:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Bigtigermike

She is self-destructing day by day.


34 posted on 08/18/2011 8:34:43 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: chesty_puller

Palin will mop the floor with Perry, she is in!


35 posted on 08/18/2011 8:34:59 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: LostInBayport

You don’t think her people are pulling their hair out over this stuff? The staff is not responsible for the stupid things she says.


36 posted on 08/18/2011 8:36:45 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (George Lopez is the black hole of funny. Nothing funny can escape his suck.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Howard Dean did the same thing on Chrissy Matthews show in 2004, and Chrissy did not call him on it.


37 posted on 08/18/2011 8:50:36 PM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
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To: Bigtigermike

How come FReepers are so quick to criticize without thinking?

Anybody here think that when Putin returns to power in a few months, he won’t attempt to reconstitute the Soviet Union?


38 posted on 08/18/2011 8:56:28 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: G Larry
Anybody here think that when Putin returns to power in a few months, he won’t attempt to reconstitute the Soviet Union?

Putin hated the Soviet Union's domestic policies, but appreciated her role on the international stage. But he's no Communist.

39 posted on 08/18/2011 8:58:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Friendofgeorge
I got to be honest with myself and others. Palin is no different than Bachmann, a light weight. They are female Sean Hannitys. They just spew out talking points. Sometimes I feel they do not even know or understand what they are saying. Its a two person race, Perry and Romney. All the others are just filler.
In order to win in 2012, we have to be honest with ourselves. We cannot afford to lose this one because we are delusional about our candidates. Too many of us have a tendency to stick our heads in the sand and deny the obvious. For example, Christine O'Donnell was a terrible candidate for the office of Senator.An office held by Daniel Webster and Henry Clay. Till this day people still think she was terrific. It is like believing Mario Mendoza belongs in the Hall of Fame. Our country needs our A team on the field, not our scrubs. This is not a time for amateurs.
40 posted on 08/18/2011 9:00:00 PM PDT by gusty
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Huh? The Soviet Union. Michele, please don’t implode so fast.
You are making me dizzy. LOL


41 posted on 08/18/2011 9:17:46 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Big deal. I still equate the USSR with Russia and sometimes call it the USSR.

Yes, but you're not running for president of the United States. I can forgive you for old habits, but a presidential contender? I don't think so.

I'm beginning to see why this congresswoman hasn't gotten any major legislation passed, nor has she held any leadership position while in office.

42 posted on 08/18/2011 9:23:24 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: gusty

“Its a two person race, Perry and Romney. All the others are just filler.”

Two Rinos like Mitt ‘n Rick? Sure it is. The GOP is 72% very conservative and you think you can make it a two person race because the Establishment tell you that is what it is.

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“I got to be honest with myself and others. Palin is no different than Bachmann, a light weight. They are female Sean Hannitys.”

Be honest with yourself at DU. This is a Conservative forum. Your post is very light on weight, facts and syntax.


43 posted on 08/18/2011 9:24:04 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: G Larry
How come FReepers are so quick to criticize without thinking?

We ARE thinking. It's Michelle who's not thinking before she speaks. This is her sixth or seventh major gaffe lately. Only a fool or a monkey would ignore that.

44 posted on 08/18/2011 9:26:13 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: gusty
Palin is no different than Bachmann, a light weight.

Seriously...where'd you get that talking point -- Chris Matthews or Ed Schultz?

Light weight, huh? Read some of Governor Palin's many articles or opinion pieces on current events, and come back and say that. It's a complete fiction, and a rotten slander.

45 posted on 08/18/2011 9:30:46 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Lazamataz

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10190/pub_detail.asp


46 posted on 08/18/2011 9:35:13 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: Brices Crossroads
All I know is that I cannot afford another four years of Obama, so I am in it to win it. If you want to be cult like in your choices, go ahead, I just hope there is just a few of you. In my opinion Perry and Romney have the chops to win this race, while the others do not. I'm not interested in feeling all ideologically high and mighty and losing. They have a name for someone like that, a Loser. I was an athlete when younger, and I played to win. I just implore my fellow Conservatives to also play to win, its just that important at this time of our history.
47 posted on 08/18/2011 9:40:05 PM PDT by gusty
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To: gusty

Moderates play not to lose and end up losing anyway! The list of those Republicans who ran as conservatives and won in the modern political era is 100%, those who ran as “honorable, above the fray” and moderately lost. So your analogy of Romney doesn’t work and Perry somewhat


48 posted on 08/18/2011 9:48:03 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: gusty
I hate to tell you, but some RINO took over your screen name.

Cheers!

49 posted on 08/18/2011 9:51:35 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: gusty

“I’m not interested in feeling all ideologically high and mighty and losing. They have a name for someone like that, a Loser”

No. The name we conservatives have for that is “Reagan”. Educate yourself about what he did in 1976 and 1980 against the odds when everyone, and I mean everyone, called him a sure landlside loser.

“I was an athlete when younger, and I played to win. I just implore my fellow Conservatives to also play to win, its just that important at this time of our history.”

You play to lose. In fact you have already conceded the game. A choice between Mitt Romney and Obama is no choice at all. Ditto Rick “Gardasil” Perry. You are part of the problem. We had people like you telling us McCain was electable. You are so afraid of standing for something that you wind up falling for anything. And the thing that infuriates me is people you always trash the conservatives like Palin, Bachmann and O’Donnell, calling them lightweights. In Palin’s case, this is a ridiculous and ignorant assertion, which you cannot back up except with misogynistic intuition.


50 posted on 08/18/2011 9:51:45 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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