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Michele Bachmann subject of doctored video
The Daily Caller ^ | 08/29/2011 | Amanda Carey

Posted on 08/29/2011 7:42:39 PM PDT by martosko

Ever a magnet for controversy, Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is once again the subject of a vicious rumor. A doctored video surfaced this week that appears to show Bachmann asking an audience, “Who likes white people?”

Accusations of racism followed, as blogs and websites including Wonkette used the video as evidence of Bachmann’s supposedly extreme views.

Alice Stewart, a spokesperson for Bachmann’s presidential campaign, explained to The Daily Caller: “She said, ‘Who likes wet people?’ It was pouring down rain that night.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thedc.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: bachmann; christianity; racism; slander
Original story includes both the original video and the sinister doctored version
1 posted on 08/29/2011 7:42:47 PM PDT by martosko
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To: martosko

they treat palin and bachmann poorly because they are Christian women.


2 posted on 08/29/2011 7:44:57 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: martosko

I like Bachmann but with the obvious dual standard treatment of Bachmann/Palin to Perry/Romney it’s obivious who the media is wanting to be the GOP Nominee....


3 posted on 08/29/2011 7:47:48 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: ken21

They treat them poorly because they are Republican women.


4 posted on 08/29/2011 7:51:31 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: martosko

I expect MSNBC to pick this vidio up and include it in the breaking news broadcast. Seems they have no problem doctoring up stories and this one should fit right in.


5 posted on 08/29/2011 7:53:55 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: martosko

In before the obligatory, “I have supported Bachmann for years, and now she pulls this. I can’t support her now.” post. (c)


6 posted on 08/29/2011 7:54:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 yr right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

They treat them poorly because they are Republicans.

The men get this treatment too.


7 posted on 08/29/2011 7:55:29 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 yr right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: ken21
They treat both of them poorly because the Democrats/media see them as a threat, a huge threat. If they didn't have a chance to win, the media would be attacking someone else.
I would love to see a Bachmann/Palin nomination. But it will never happen. I don't believe Palin will join the fight.
My biggest wish is that Romney would just go away and do what politicians do after they retire.
8 posted on 08/29/2011 7:56:31 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: martosko

Heh. With my bad ears I thought she said “Who likes wet backs?”


9 posted on 08/29/2011 7:59:09 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: DoughtyOne
They treat them poorly because they are Republicans.

The men get this treatment too.

Yeah, but not as much. Santorum, for example, has made quite a few bloopers in this campaign, and I don't remember the media criticizing any of those. I remember them jumping on every little thing Bachmann or Palin has said, however. The media has it in its head that men are allowed to be Republican, but minorities and women are to be savaged for their decision.

10 posted on 08/29/2011 8:01:54 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: martosko

One thing I noticed when seeing the video was how fantastic she looked. Not that anybody asked but seeing that video made me rethink Michele. We’ve got some great contenders on our side for 2012, I’m heartened.

Palin, Perry, Bachmann.


11 posted on 08/29/2011 8:07:01 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

Those seem like reasoned points, so I’ll give you that round. ;^)


12 posted on 08/29/2011 8:08:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 yr right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: DoughtyOne

Yep. And it isn’t just the fact that those in the media attack the Republican women more, it’s that they’re substantially more vicious and personal in their attacks. When Rick Perry says something stupid, or contradicts himself, the media doesn’t really seem to make it personal. I think the worst thing they’ve said about him was to compare him to President Bush. When it comes to Palin and Bachmann, however, the media really seems to love getting personal. They’ll try to smear Bachmann (who I don’t even support, by the way) with some petty crap while at the same time ignoring the fact that Mitt Romney has basically flip-flopped on every single important policy issue of the last 30 years. There’s no race on the Democratic side, so the media has no excuse for not covering Romney’s repeated distortions and lies. I feel like the media is trying to pick our candidates again. I think the media still wants Romney, because they’d probably agree with a lot of what he’d do as president if elected. They’ll settle for Perry, however, either because his policy positions aren’t that conservative or because they think Obama can beat him in the general.


13 posted on 08/29/2011 8:15:33 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

I don’t take exception to anything you said there.

I do think that the women get more pointed criticisms.

Bachmann is my early favorite, so I try not to get too touchy when it comes to Leftists being Leftists. That’s what they do, and it shouldn’t surprise us when they do it.

The idea you have to be an extreme Conservative to adhere to what you believe in, has always been a ridiculous premise to me.

If you’re a Conservative, your not an extreme Conservative. You’re just a Conservative.

Imagine them calling Obama an extreme Leftist


14 posted on 08/29/2011 8:21:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 yr right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

Uh-huh.. So when MSNBC doctored a comment Perry mde about “black clouds” and said he was making a racist statement about Obama...that never happened? When the establishment went ballistic implying he wanted to hang Bernanke...that never happened?

Know what I feel like? I feel like certain people want to pretend their candidates are pure, perfect and innocent victims while people doing better in the polls are only doing so because the media is giving them a free ride...even if it’s a lie.

Not to take this out on just you...several posters in here are being either willfully disingeuous or just blissfully ignorant about what other candidates they don’t care for are subject to.


15 posted on 08/29/2011 8:26:48 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can.”- Perr)
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To: DoughtyOne

Obama is an opportunist, first and foremost. Even if he secretly had Republican views, he’d have to know that his best chance to get elected president was as a Democrat. He’ll throw anyone under the bus to stay in power, and he will compromise every one of his political principles. Look how he caved on extending the Bush tax cuts, after swearing for years he’d never sign an extension of them. If repealing ObamaCare meant he’d get a second term, he’d sign onto it in a second, because that’s really all he cares about. He doesn’t care if he accomplishes anything. He pretends to care, because he knows that’s what his base wants to see.


16 posted on 08/29/2011 8:29:01 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: martosko

They just can’t help themselves with the lies, can they?


17 posted on 08/29/2011 8:31:15 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Soul Seeker
Oh, come on. Ed Schultz is a wacko. That black cloud thing was ridiculous. And I, for one, thought his Bernanke comment was irresponsible. Bernanke was appointed by President Bush. He doesn't care if Obama is re-elected or not -- he knows that he's serving through 2014 regardless. I support auditing the Federal Reserve and ultimately getting rid of it, because it is an unconstitutional agency that does more harm than good, but Bernanke is not the enemy. He is simply a tool of the system -- the establishment.

You seriously think that the media have been as hard on Romney or Perry as they've been on Palin or Bachmann?

18 posted on 08/29/2011 8:32:57 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

Oh c’mon...Ron Paul is even advertising for women who slept with Rick Perry...the slurs about Perry’s wife being unhappy are still pouring forth. And the democratic lies and propaganda are being put even here as the truth as the democrats can’t crank out the lies fast enough to make the many republicans happy to pick it up and spread it.


19 posted on 08/29/2011 8:35:19 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: martosko

The MSM will stop at nothing to stop a GOP conservative from becoming the first Woman President. They would never do this to shrillary.


20 posted on 08/29/2011 9:13:08 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: martosko

It’s stuff like this from the commie pigs that has convinced me that we’ve got to start deporting some of the piggies that were born here. The piggies who doctored this are not Americans. They are bottom-feeding, freeloading scum. And that includes the Wonkho.


21 posted on 08/29/2011 9:13:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us too?)
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To: martosko

Who was the guy in the jorts?


22 posted on 08/29/2011 9:15:22 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

No, they treat them poorly because they are Pro-Life. A woman in politics, Republican or Democrat, is only allowed to succeed past a certain level if she pays homage to the bloody altar of “choice”.

The idea of a Pro-Life woman President scares the Feminazis and their supporters worst than anything else because they know that a majority of the population would love to overturn Roe and end the horrendous butchery of partial-birth abortion.

They have to stop Sarah and Michelle. They’ll do it any way they can.


23 posted on 08/29/2011 9:23:06 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: Ronin

Don’t men support abortion more than women? That’s what I’ve seen in polls.


24 posted on 08/29/2011 9:28:49 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: martosko

Rednecks of any color have respect for rednecks of any other color.


25 posted on 08/29/2011 9:40:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

Male support for/against abortion is (to women) a completely different issue than what women say about it.

Men who are “pro-choice” are appreciated and respected like Clinton was/is, regardless of how despicably they act towards women as individuals. Men who don’t, are written of as male chauvinist pigs, bigots, women-haters, etc...

But Pro-Life women. Especially a Pro-Life women who are powerful on the political stage are much harder to marginalize and ignore. It is exactly that point that makes them so dangerous to the Feminazis and their self-assumed positions of authority.

No male, not even Perry, West or Cain, could effectively marginalize the NAGs. Sarah and Michelle, as living breathing role models of successful female mothers and warriors, can.

That’s the threat. That’s what they fear.


26 posted on 08/29/2011 9:40:55 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: blasater1960

‘____________never do this to shrillary.’

Got that right.

Almost nothing excites me more than the possibility of having a GOP woman become the first USA Lady President.


27 posted on 08/29/2011 9:41:51 PM PDT by USARightSide (Next month will be 10 years since 9-11. What have you learned?)
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

To a certain extent I agree with your premise. I do get a bit uncomfortable when we explain away his devotion to anti-US and pro our enemies policies though.

I think you can only explain away so much with this guy.


28 posted on 08/29/2011 11:13:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 yr right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: DoughtyOne

Are his views really that different than Gore’s or Kerry’s? The sad fact is that Obama represents the mainstream of the Democratic Party. More of them say he’s too conservative rather than too liberal. His base wanted single payer socialized health care. His base wanted all of the troops out of Afghanistan by 2009. His ideas are nothing new. He’s FDR on economics and Carter on foreign policy.


29 posted on 08/29/2011 11:29:23 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: DoughtyOne

Carter has accused Israel of maintaining an apartheid regime. Obama hasn’t gone that far but it’s clear he’s no friend. He is simply copying the playbook.


30 posted on 08/29/2011 11:31:25 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: martosko

I hope they keep this up right until the time it gets Obamas ass kicked out of the White House..............


31 posted on 08/30/2011 4:00:05 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: DoughtyOne

You are absolutely correct about this. The left does this to all conservatives. It goes with the territory.


32 posted on 08/30/2011 6:18:13 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: RowdyFFC

Well, to stick up just a little bit for Ron Paul, that crazy Robert Morrow who posted that ad is a Ron Paul supporter and Ron Paul certainly should have condemned the action but there is no evidence Paul is directly behind it, as far as I know.


33 posted on 08/30/2011 6:22:17 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

Obama is extremely inept, except in one area. He is particularly adept at tearing down the United States. This is the guy that goes on a diplomatic trip to humble himself on behalf of the United States, and apologize for the crimes of his own homeland.

What’s different about him, is that he was probably born in Kenya, moved to Asia to attend a Islamic school as a young boy, getting pumped clear full of anti-US rhetoric. He returned to the United States, lived in near poverty, mingled with people who had a chip on their shoulder concerning our nation, and moved up the food chain to education institutions preaching radical anti-US dogma, and developing relationships with some of the worst of the worst of U.S. haters as an adult.

He was doing this sort of thing right up until he was elected to office.

He has insulted our best allies. As you say, he is no friend of Israel. One can only guess what he’s doing behind the scenes in full, but we know it isn’t focused on making Israel safe, or supporting it’s existence in any way shape or form.

I am a firm believer that his excess spending has been with the express intent to place this nation so deeply in jeopardy, that it will no longer be able to influence events around the world.

He hasn’t one clue how to increase business. I’m not even convinced he really wants to. Once again, as you say, he is a Lefty at his core, and isn’t fully convinced that business is critical, jobs are necessary. The government is the sugar daddy, so what’s the big deal about private sector employment.

We’re probably a lot luckier than we know, to be involved in several war zones around the world. If we weren’t, this guy would have butchered the military.

His cancellation of the F22 program will affect this nation negatively for the next thirty years. His cancellation of parts of the space program will set us back ten to fifteen years. His attempts to amnesty 300,000 illegals, will affect this nation forever. I say that, because this is just the start.

This guy is different than Carter. Carter was a total idiot, but he at least thought he was doing what was right. This guy knows damn well he’s destroying us.

At a time when China is ramping up, Obama is tearing us down.

You watch as he mothballs about half our carrier groups. That would mean that China would within a few short years have half our carrier groups.

We’re giving the green light to our adversaries to become adventuresome. As usual, our kids will pay the price for that.

We need someone with some bedrock Conservative principles in the White House. If not, we’re going to watch as our guys make cuts that will cause great harm to our nation, while leaving other things that should be cut alone.

We’re in a very precarious situation here.


34 posted on 08/30/2011 8:13:19 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 yr right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I appreciate the note of agreement, but the case was made that our women do seem to get an extra dose of hate from the Left. Even though I do believe the men get slandered too, it does seem the women do get ‘special’ treatment.

Thanks for the note. I appreciate it.


35 posted on 08/30/2011 8:18:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 yr right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: martosko
They posted it at DU too. Here's the link. For a while many fell for it, but common sense ultimately won out.
36 posted on 08/30/2011 2:48:32 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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