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Michele Bachmann links Rick Perry on HPV vaccine to Solyndra
LA Slimes ^ | September 16, 2011 | Seema Mehta

Posted on 09/17/2011 8:33:28 AM PDT by AAABEST

Reporting from Costa Mesa— Michele Bachmann, struggling to regain her footing in the GOP presidential contest, Friday assailed rival Rick Perry, saying he abused his power as governor of Texas and rewarded political donors in a manner similar to President Obama.

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She compared it to the federal controversy unfolding around Solyndra, a solar equipment maker that received a $535-million federal loan guarantee and which went bankrupt last month. Republicans have suggested that the guarantee was pushed by the White House to reward a major campaign donor with ties to Solyndra's biggest shareholder, a charge the Obama administration denies.

Bachmann also sought to tie Perry's effort, which was ultimately blocked by the Texas Legislature, to Obama's healthcare law in a Web video and fundraising appeal to supporters in which she dubs his efforts as "Perrycare," a riff on the "Obamacare" label that some use to describe the president's healthcare reform package.

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Bachmann received credit for calling Perry out on the matter during a debate Monday night, but she quickly stumbled by claiming that the vaccine was dangerous and could cause "mental retardation." According to the CDC and physicians, even among people who have the most severe reactions, the vaccine does not cause cognitive disability.

Bachmann repeatedly refused to walk back on her remarks, saying she had heard from a mother whose daughter experienced such a reaction.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antivax; bachmann; bachmann4romney; backstabberromney; backstabbers4rick; backstabbers4romney; barkingmoonbat; captaingardail; desperation; gardasil; glaxosmithkline; hypocrite; jumpedtheshark; perry; perrybotsattack; rinnocerousdepends; rinocerousdepends; rinorick
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1 posted on 09/17/2011 8:33:33 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: AAABEST

Bachmann has jumped the shark. Time for her to shut up and let the big boys campaign.


2 posted on 09/17/2011 8:34:33 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: shield

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3 posted on 09/17/2011 8:34:43 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

Sorry Michele, you have run out of sharks to jump. There are a couple of dolphins and a manatee you can try jumping but it doesn’t seem to be the same.


4 posted on 09/17/2011 8:34:58 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: AAABEST
Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment in Solar Power Company

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the state will invest $1 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) in HelioVolt Corp. of Austin for the construction of a 125,000 square foot manufacturing facility and development space to test and produce the company’s thin-film solar power cells, which convert sunlight into electricity. The deal will create nearly 160 jobs and $62 million in capital investment.

HelioVolt Corp. puts off growth. Plant is ready but demand not there yet

After months of stealthy operations, solar cell maker HelioVolt Corp. has delayed by two years its job creation projections.
5 posted on 09/17/2011 8:35:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: mnehring; Astronaut

Just because she’s been dinged up as a messenger, doesn’t mean that her messenge isn’t legitimate and important.


6 posted on 09/17/2011 8:36:41 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

7 posted on 09/17/2011 8:38:00 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: AAABEST

Thank God for this woman. She is forcing the truth out. I think she is brave. Perry needs to have all skeletons out and Michele is not afraid to do it.


8 posted on 09/17/2011 8:38:00 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: AAABEST

And to think, I was *this* close to supporting her in the primary.


9 posted on 09/17/2011 8:38:22 AM PDT by RockinRight (Carter Obama and Reagan the nation!)
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To: cripplecreek

Just a heads-up, you spelled “permanent” wrong in your tagline.


10 posted on 09/17/2011 8:38:55 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

LOLOLOL


11 posted on 09/17/2011 8:39:16 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: napscoordinator

Well, she had won the argument at the debate, until she kept going and made the accusations of corruption and then the “retarded” comment.

She should have quit while she was ahead (not the campaign, but this Destroy Perry crusade she’s on).


12 posted on 09/17/2011 8:39:34 AM PDT by RockinRight (Carter Obama and Reagan the nation!)
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To: AAABEST
I really like Michelle. I've never really criticized her, and I've defended her on many threads.

Personally, I think that she is right on the HPV issue, but it is clearly not working for her. I think good judgment would tell her to drop this issue. I'm disappointed that she is keeping it in the news.

13 posted on 09/17/2011 8:39:53 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: AAABEST

Just a heads up, you didn’t have the courage to mention St Rick’s little Solyndra style scam.


14 posted on 09/17/2011 8:41:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: AAABEST
Bachmann - please do us all a service and drop out NOW. How do you define campaign desperation? This statement seems to do it well.

We still respect you and will support your continued efforts in Congress, but the role of Romney's pitbull doesn't suit you well and it is beginning to cost you credibility. You are serving no purpose other than to cause division within the party at this point - I thought you were better than that. Bow out gracefully and don't delay.

15 posted on 09/17/2011 8:41:32 AM PDT by RobertClark (People sleep peaceably in their beds at night b'cse good men are rdy to do violence on their behalf)
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To: cripplecreek
There you go peeing on the perrywinkles hate campaign again.
16 posted on 09/17/2011 8:41:32 AM PDT by org.whodat (so Perry's purchase price starts at $5001.00: and $29,000 , was a sell.)
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To: Astronaut; P-Marlowe; wmfights; Cincinatus' Wife

Michelle Bachman received $30,000 from American Crystal Sugar.

American Crystal Sugar is in the middle of a strike by its workers.

Michelle Bachmann is a co-sponsor of: H.R.2040 - National Right-to-Work ActTo preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities

If Gardasil/Merck is a quid-pro-quo, then why isn’t Right-to-Work/American Crystal Sugar a quid pro quo?


17 posted on 09/17/2011 8:42:20 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: 9YearLurker
Just because she’s been dinged up as a messenger, doesn’t mean that her messenge isn’t legitimate and important.

At least to you and Michelle.

18 posted on 09/17/2011 8:42:47 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: AAABEST

Wow. The liar has now “tripled down.”


19 posted on 09/17/2011 8:43:09 AM PDT by Grunthor (Almost any republican currently running for POTUS would be light years better than Obama)
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To: AAABEST

I’m liking Bachman less and less these days. I wish she’d just go away.


20 posted on 09/17/2011 8:43:23 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: AAABEST
Just a heads-up, you spelled “permanent” wrong in your tagline.

Details, logic - who pays attention to such matters anymore?

21 posted on 09/17/2011 8:44:00 AM PDT by RobertClark (Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.)
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To: AAABEST

we donated to her campaign in 2010 but now i’m getting irritated with bachmann.


22 posted on 09/17/2011 8:44:10 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: cripplecreek

The TEF isn’t just a one person item in which that person can do as they please with the money. Use of the money must be unamiously agreed to by the Governor, Lt. Governor and Speaker of the House. This business incentive fund was created by legislation in 2003. So there are more than just the Governor involved in it’s founding, funding and operation.

Bring on the jobs.............. Keep Texas working.


23 posted on 09/17/2011 8:44:24 AM PDT by deport
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To: napscoordinator

She’s a proven liar.


24 posted on 09/17/2011 8:44:37 AM PDT by Grunthor (Almost any republican currently running for POTUS would be light years better than Obama)
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To: cripplecreek

thin-film solar cells is the future of solar if it is to work in our era


25 posted on 09/17/2011 8:45:02 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: AAABEST

What an idiot. She was running a great campaign, and was winning - or did win - that entire debate by taking it over. Then she said an idiotic thing on Greta, and refused to back down. She has fallen to pieces ever since. It is just pathetic.


26 posted on 09/17/2011 8:45:31 AM PDT by montag813
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To: AAABEST
Perry's support for wind farms, so Obummer like. http://www.keepconservativesunited.com/2011/09/16/more-crony-capitalism-perry-style/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=more-crony-capitalism-perry-style
27 posted on 09/17/2011 8:45:34 AM PDT by org.whodat (so Perry's purchase price starts at $5001.00: and $29,000 , was a sell.)
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To: AAABEST

Whoa...she’s gone way too far now.


28 posted on 09/17/2011 8:45:49 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: xzins

Because it doesn’t damage Perry?


29 posted on 09/17/2011 8:46:03 AM PDT by Grunthor (Almost any republican currently running for POTUS would be light years better than Obama)
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To: Grunthor

Bull crap.


30 posted on 09/17/2011 8:46:12 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: AAABEST

See #17


31 posted on 09/17/2011 8:46:27 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: deport

Whatever it takes to justify it for yourself.

http://governor.state.tx.us/files/ecodev/TEF_Listing.pdf

BTW why Ecodevelopment?


32 posted on 09/17/2011 8:46:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: 9YearLurker
Just because she’s been dinged up as a messenger, doesn’t mean that her messenge isn’t legitimate and important.

That's true. But this messenger lost credibility by being dishonest and/or ignorant of the facts before speaking.

Seems to be a pattern with this candidate.

33 posted on 09/17/2011 8:47:49 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: ClearCase_guy

I disagree on the HPV issue, at least as far as her claims that it causes retardation. That just about did it for me. You can’t take just one person’s claims, without any research, without any peer review, and pretend it’s a fact. The vaccine might have its problems—stick with those, don’t make up nonexistent problems. As a result, as far as I’m concerned, she has NO credibility on this issue at this point.


34 posted on 09/17/2011 8:48:08 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: RobertClark

“Bow out gracefully”

Too late. I’d settle for her not letting the proverbial door smack her on the butt on the way out.


35 posted on 09/17/2011 8:48:16 AM PDT by Grunthor (Almost any republican currently running for POTUS would be light years better than Obama)
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To: AAABEST
Bachmann repeatedly refused to walk back on her remarks, saying she had heard from a mother whose daughter experienced such a reaction.

If true, this is conclusive evidence that Bachmann has severly impaired judgment and would be a horrible choice. No one in their right mind would risk a campaign for the presidency on the unsubstantiated word of one blubbering anonymous face in the crowd.

The woman who planted this discredited BS may well have been a shill for some other candidate, but I guess that never occurred to Bachmann. She needs to quietly bow out and go back to the congress.

36 posted on 09/17/2011 8:48:24 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: cripplecreek

Love them jobs. Keep them coming.


37 posted on 09/17/2011 8:48:54 AM PDT by deport
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To: hinckley buzzard

“The woman who planted this discredited BS may well have been a shill for some other candidate”

If she exists at all.


38 posted on 09/17/2011 8:49:25 AM PDT by Grunthor (Almost any republican currently running for POTUS would be light years better than Obama)
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To: AAABEST
Bachmann really missed it when she didn't jump all over Perry's remark...."I find it insulting that you think I can be bought for $5,000.00"...or words to the affect....what can you be bought for Mr. Perry, if not $5,000.00 then what?

Her over the top response is somewhat damaging......

39 posted on 09/17/2011 8:49:47 AM PDT by yoe
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To: AAABEST

“According to the CDC and physicians, even among people who have the most severe reactions, the vaccine does not cause cognitive disability. “

I don’t know if death is considered to be a “severe reaction”, but I suppose it is technically correct to say that death is not severe cognitive disability. To be disabled I suppose one has to be alive.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/update-foia-uncovers-16-new-gardasil-related-deaths


40 posted on 09/17/2011 8:50:09 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Grunthor

She also is unstable. Get out Michele you’ve made a total ass out of yourself.


41 posted on 09/17/2011 8:50:19 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: AAABEST

It appears to me that Michelle Bachmann tried to hang this Guardisil stone around Perry’s neck, but succeeded in hanging it around her own neck.

Seems like all she’s asked about now is this issue, whereas Perry looks to be in the clear.

Don’t know what else to say other than wow...


42 posted on 09/17/2011 8:50:19 AM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: org.whodat

I do support the “all of the above” position on energy. Anything that’s viable should be used, and research should continue on those things that show real promise of viability.

It may be far into the future, but there will come a day when solar, wind, etc., will be important.

I do support research of future possibilities; I don’t support forced government subsidizing of manufacturing and marketing of any kind of research that isn’t ready for prime time; i.e., that can’t pay for itself. That’s just insane.


43 posted on 09/17/2011 8:50:51 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: deport

You mean the HelioVolt jobs jobs that don’t exist.

You clowns have all the courage of Obama voters and half the brains.


44 posted on 09/17/2011 8:51:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: AAABEST

Bachmann needs to stop digging.

She’s digging herself out of serious contention for the GOP nomination.

She needs to choose her battles. This is not one that is going to help her.


45 posted on 09/17/2011 8:51:01 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: AAABEST

What’s Perry’s excuse?


46 posted on 09/17/2011 8:51:02 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: napscoordinator
Thank God for this woman. She is forcing the truth out. I think she is brave. Perry needs to have all skeletons out and Michele is not afraid to do it.

Minor shi!. Well, lets see, who's left? Find anyone that is totally clean and have no skeletons in their closet? Or what seems right at the time, now distorted, becomes a death blow. How juvenile.

47 posted on 09/17/2011 8:51:31 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: AAABEST

This chick needs to STFU. What a screwball.


48 posted on 09/17/2011 8:54:10 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: dynoman; AAABEST

AAABEST has the CDC. You have an article from the Washington Examiner?

Really?


49 posted on 09/17/2011 8:56:43 AM PDT by Grunthor (Almost any republican currently running for POTUS would be light years better than Obama)
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To: lonestar

Perry may be Blago of the South, but he’s your Texans’ Blago of the South, eh?

(In case you haven’t noticed, Obama’s getting lit up with crony capitalism charges, such that having a crony capitalist challenger is as much an unforced error on the part of the GOP as having proto-Obamacare’s sponsor be our candidate.)


50 posted on 09/17/2011 8:57:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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