Skip to comments.Bachmann Warns Beware Soviet Union
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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A laugh a day.
They’ll always be Soviets to me.
I mean COME ON, Michelle. JEEEZ. Stop setting up hits like this. Fergodsake, I’m starting to wonder about this chick.
Ed Rollins is the campaign guy...see what Ed Rollins brings?
I don't agree with you about much, TD, but on this one I think we are simpatico.
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.”
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.
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*^&...
LOL! Well played.
Not only is she lacking in class, but just a nut job!
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!
Imagine the outcry if Sarah had said this?? Bachmann will mostly get a pass
I mean, I really wanted to like her, but whatever the press is saying about Palin might needed to have been reserved for Bachmann.
Stick a fork in her! She’s done!
Not with me, she doesn't. This happens TOO OFTEN.
Bachmann is irrelevant, nobody even takes her seriously enough in the first place.....More are scared of Palin, so they will target her more.
It just happens too often. If it happened once, twice, maybe even three times.... but this has gotta be about time six.
Now I understand why!
For some reason she forgot to mention the rise of the Ottoman Empire.
At least she didn’t say she was worried about the Soviet Union invading Czechoslovakia.
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.
I was really trying to hang on...don’t think I can anymore.
I refuse to be their footstool.
You summed it up for me. This might be the deal breaker like Newt had.
Maybe she’s been taking lessons from “Sloppy Joe” Biden..
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.
I thought she was in Waterloo when she mentioned Elvis.
She bugs me.... ALOT
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.
Big deal. I still equate the USSR with Russia and sometimes call it the USSR.
She is self-destructing day by day.
Palin will mop the floor with Perry, she is in!
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.
Howard Dean did the same thing on Chrissy Matthews show in 2004, and Chrissy did not call him on it.
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?
Putin hated the Soviet Union's domestic policies, but appreciated her role on the international stage. But he's no Communist.
Huh? The Soviet Union. Michele, please don’t implode so fast.
You are making me dizzy. LOL
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
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
“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.