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Bachmann took campaign money from Freddie Mac while she was ‘fighting’ them
Daily Caller ^ | 111611 | Matt Lewis

Posted on 11/16/2011 6:41:00 PM PST by Fred

Rep. Michele Bachmann hit former Speaker Newt Gingrich hard on Wednesday for receiving consulting fees from mortgage giant Freddie Mac, but it turns out Bachmann herself received campaign contributions from The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation’s (Freddie Mac) political action committee during the 2007-2008 cycle.

“While [Gingrich] was taking that money, I was fighting against Fannie and Freddie,” Bachmann said on Wednesday.

It turns out that while she was “fighting” them, she was also taking their money.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmanngingrich; bachmannhypocrisy; cronycapitalism; fannie; freddie; gingrich; pork; porkbarrel
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1 posted on 11/16/2011 6:41:02 PM PST by Fred
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2 posted on 11/16/2011 6:41:47 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Fred

None of our conservative candidates are nearly as flawed as the Marxist and Romney.

NONE.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 6:43:58 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREHEE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Fred

Wow!


4 posted on 11/16/2011 6:44:22 PM PST by lahargis
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To: Fred

Ooph!!!


5 posted on 11/16/2011 6:45:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Fred

The journalistas are axing and re-axing ALL the non-romneys, they want it over NOW...and their boy secured in his destiny as the(ir) nominee. So they can ax him. Wake up, America! Make no mistake, we are witnessing a coup via a stolen ‘election’.


6 posted on 11/16/2011 6:46:05 PM PST by thatdewd (I'm tired of watching stupid people do stupid things stupidly.)
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To: Fred

lol@Bachmann


7 posted on 11/16/2011 6:47:58 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: Fred
Only one candidate rises above all of this scandal, hypocrisy and corruption. Sadly, mainstream media ignores him and the establishment neo-cons from his own party ridicule him in order to preserve the status quo of scandal, corruption and hypocrisy.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.” ― Ron Paul

8 posted on 11/16/2011 6:48:29 PM PST by pocat (In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant)
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To: thatdewd

What, they held a gun to Bachmann’s head and said take the freddie money toots or the ole guy is going to get it...


9 posted on 11/16/2011 6:48:42 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: Fred

Amusing,

Any idea exactly what Bachmann claims she did to ‘fight them’ and when?


10 posted on 11/16/2011 6:49:04 PM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: Fred

The difference between a campaign contribution to a sitting Congresswoman and a consulting contract with a former Congressman is the Congresswoman can vote for your interest and the Congressman has to write occasional reports (none of which, to my knowledge, have surfaced from Newt, hence his stance that he was NOT a lobbyist). If one surfaces, that will be different..


11 posted on 11/16/2011 6:49:04 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: Fred

Sarah, please come back.


12 posted on 11/16/2011 6:49:29 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Fred

Someone posted earlier about glass houses...


13 posted on 11/16/2011 6:49:50 PM PST by mnehring
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To: pocat; BlackElk; Absolutely Nobama

Paul above scandal, hypocrisy, and corruption? LOL. It is funny how his fans make a Christ like character out of him, but he was ridden with scandal, hypocrisy and corruption while most of these other politicians were still in diapers.

You should look up some time what happened in his 1988 campaign, why he and Lew Rockwell were locked out of their own offices by the Libertarian Party (locks changed and all) and why they had staffers thrown in jail.


14 posted on 11/16/2011 6:52:39 PM PST by mnehring
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To: pocat

Except that Ron Paul believes our actions caused 9/11 and he is for legalizing pot hence the crazed lunatic following.


15 posted on 11/16/2011 6:54:13 PM PST by lahargis
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To: onyx

‘None of our conservative candidates are nearly as flawed as the Marxist and Romney.

NONE.”
______________________________________________________

Onyx,

Here’s the problem: People are beginning to use similar arguments for their decision to not vote for Cain, and now for Newt. Apparently to a growing number of FReepers, four more years of Obama is more acceptable than some of our GOP candidates.

This is why I’m beginning to believe that our party like our country is dying from within. I think we’ve already doomed ourselves for this next election.

The Left must laugh their A$$es off at us.


16 posted on 11/16/2011 6:54:13 PM PST by Artcore
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To: onyx
A PAC, as everyone knows, is separate and apart from the company or other agency.

Michelle didn't take money from Fannie Mae. She took money from contributors who gave their own money to the PAC.

Good to know the sort of propaganda BS peddled by the enemy ~ they think we are all stupid of course.

Now we can challenge it appropriately ~ to wit: I knew their mothers when they were young, and I turned them down. Their daddies are all second-best and a lot of them are gay.

17 posted on 11/16/2011 6:54:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Fred

Sorry, but i just don’t believe that you believe that she manually reviews and approves every campaign dollar contributed to her campaign, especially before Soros pulled the plug on our economy.


18 posted on 11/16/2011 6:54:39 PM PST by thatdewd (I'm tired of watching stupid people do stupid things stupidly.)
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To: Windflier
Rick Perry is gonna be the only one taking it to Obama and he doesn't hang out in DC.

Perry still has the cash and the fire in the belly. He also has the real jobs record to beat Obama with. He also has the military background to beat Obama with. He also has the governing experience and social conservatism to beat Obama with.

And just for fun he doesn't golf as a hobby but he can almost put 5 rounds in the same hole at target practice at Larue tactical.

19 posted on 11/16/2011 6:55:31 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Fred
I bet if you put a list up of everyone they gave donations to, the list of those that did not get anyone would be really small compared to the ones that did, so look it and and tell everyone.
20 posted on 11/16/2011 6:56:35 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Artcore

The Leftists have no sense of humor. I’d suppose they might snort and ausfahrt in between mainlining heroin or something like that, but they mostly don’t know the difference between right and wrong.


21 posted on 11/16/2011 6:56:35 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Fred
AIG appears to have backed down on their donations considerably in this election cycle but there's still a year to go.

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22 posted on 11/16/2011 6:58:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

Good job. AIG does wll no matter what, I guess.


23 posted on 11/16/2011 7:01:52 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: normy

Normy,

If Perry surges in the polls, he’s the next target. Think they went after Cain and Newt hard? Just wait until the Left-Wing rags get their hooks in Perry.

I never understood why Perry supporters jumped on the Cain/Politico slime piece. Did they not realize that even worse awaits Perry should he surge in the polls? I wonder if those who were fully behind the Cain/Politico slime piece will be just as enthusiastic when they go after Perry?


24 posted on 11/16/2011 7:02:10 PM PST by Artcore
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To: normy
Rick Perry is gonna be the only one taking it to Obama and he doesn't hang out in DC.

I admire your allegiance to your candidate, but I find your post laughable. Let's just say that you and I have diametrically opposed views of the man.

25 posted on 11/16/2011 7:02:28 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mnehring

Oh, I’m sure the liberal/neo-con establishment attack poodles will come out with all of the details if he rises in the polls anymore. They have to keep Saint Mitt in the lead so Obama can trounce him in November.


26 posted on 11/16/2011 7:04:46 PM PST by pocat (In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant)
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To: dynachrome

These banks give money to EVERYBODY just in case.


27 posted on 11/16/2011 7:07:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: lahargis
Except that Ron Paul believes our actions caused 9/11 and he is for legalizing pot hence the crazed lunatic following.

Yeah - it's much more comforting to know that a Republican candidate has to virtually promise another war in order to get elected by its jingoistic base. Talk about a "crazed lunatic following"...

The Party has gone frikin' insane.

28 posted on 11/16/2011 7:10:38 PM PST by pocat (In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant)
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To: normy

If the primary election was today I’d vote for Perry. He has a clear record, a clear plan, and is right on every big issue except immigration, and he’s half right on there. And most important, what you see is what you get. He hasn’t flip-flopped once, even when it’s to his political advantage to do so. And he has the guts to say things straight, Obama’s policies are socialist, Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, and global warming is a fraud.


29 posted on 11/16/2011 7:12:20 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: thatdewd

It is chump chain compared to what Newt hogged up. But she is the one who has the nosurprises2012.com website now doesn’t she??


30 posted on 11/16/2011 7:16:11 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: Windflier

Funny, too, since you don’t have to be in DC to be an establishment crony. But hey, every governor protects their special ‘ag’ friends, don’t they? Or as we often hear, ‘So What!’.


31 posted on 11/16/2011 7:19:46 PM PST by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: Fred

Im thinking she needs to give up the quick draw business. Too much foot shooting going on.


32 posted on 11/16/2011 7:21:46 PM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: normy

“he doesn’t golf as a hobby”

Boy, that would be nice for a change.

I don’t trust golfers, especially those that are NOT professional.


33 posted on 11/16/2011 7:26:35 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Hugin
Yes sir and if you remember the "53 seconds" he could have just said "yeah the EPA" and been done with it but he didn't he said "the EPA needs reformed but that's not it" and when pressed further "You can't remember?"

"I guess not, oops" Perry doesn't lie and shift blame and that is commendable

Cain blaming others in his own party exposed him to me.

34 posted on 11/16/2011 7:27:42 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Everybodys a comedian
35 posted on 11/16/2011 7:29:00 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: rintense
...you don’t have to be in DC to be an establishment crony.

Indeed. I just know that my construction business has been decimated by unfair illegal alien competition in the work force, and that Perry has never done anything to help me and other Americans in Texas with that problem.

Of course, little guys like me don't have multi-million dollar construction firms, and we can't grease Perry's palm like the big boys can.

36 posted on 11/16/2011 7:32:18 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: onyx

Can’t wait for everyone, especially the media, to start digging out the facts on the democrat candidate the way they have been on top of all the republicans!

We might even find out who he really is.


37 posted on 11/16/2011 7:37:43 PM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: pocat; mnehring; BlackElk

RuPaul is scandal free ? Really ?

The last time I checked, accepting donations that were bundled by the neo-Nazi organizations Stormfront and VNN was quite scandalous. You know what else I find scandalous ? The fact that Dr. Demento brought home more pork to his district than Nazi Pelosi did to hers in 2009.

Newsflash: Jew hater Ron Paul is no better than anyone else. In fact, he’s a lower lifeform than everyone else.


38 posted on 11/16/2011 8:52:09 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Fred

This cluster-foxtrot of a candidate lineup is depressing as hell.Nearly all of them are nose-pinchers.I’m still torn as to who to vote for-Cain or Gingrich.They’re so busy attacking each other,and defending themselves from outside attacks,that no one has really seriously stayed on topic.I’m so fed up with all of this.Ugh.


39 posted on 11/16/2011 8:59:13 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: muawiyah

Nice deconstruction of this propaganda.


40 posted on 11/16/2011 9:16:56 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Fred

At least, she was putting money to good use.


41 posted on 11/17/2011 12:41:04 AM PST by cricket (Obama - Be Gone! (Newt could make it happen))
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To: onyx

No Romney fan; but; he is not even close to Barry. No Republican; by any name, can; or wants to. . .prove himself by Marxist MO’s, such as we see in current Administration. Should this one survive into 2012; America; as we knew/loved and hoped for; will be written as the greatest success story; in the Marxist history books. (Muslims are writing theirs; of course and as well. . .)


42 posted on 11/17/2011 12:50:46 AM PST by cricket (Obama - Be Gone! (Newt could make it happen))
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Keep on regurgitating the same tired talking points - it’s all you neo-cons have.

“Jew hater”? Using your logic, the more welfare we give a particular group, the more we love them? Your liberal/neo-con colors are showing.


43 posted on 11/17/2011 4:04:09 AM PST by pocat (In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant)
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To: Fred

The only reliable plank in Bachmann’s Platform is bashing fellow Republicans.


44 posted on 11/17/2011 4:20:04 AM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: normy

Your boy said I’m “heartless”.


45 posted on 11/17/2011 4:55:30 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: TigersEye
Wasn't all that difficult ~ I know these SDS gals and the guys who sniff around them.

A bad lot then; a rotten lot now.

46 posted on 11/17/2011 4:57:01 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Fred

47 posted on 11/17/2011 4:59:18 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: pocat; MestaMachine; Allegra; BlackElk; mnehring

Sorry, but the truth is the truth, regardless of how ugly it is.

Yes, RuPaul is a vicious antisemite. This isn’t some “breaking news” from the dorks at Politico, this has been a known fact in the Conservative Movement for decades.


48 posted on 11/17/2011 9:14:03 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Please cite your sources. Other than not bowing down to one of the most powerful lobbying groups in DC and an insignificant organization donating some money to his campaign, what has he done to earn the "anti-semite" label?

Sorry, but the "Conservative Movement" isn't too specific a source of "truth", considering Ron Paul's popularity with true conservative voters and recieving more of his campaign donations from active-duty military, exceeding all other candidates. Are you implying that our service members are also "anti-semitic"?

Perhaps you get your "facts" from the "Neo-con Movement"?

49 posted on 11/18/2011 7:20:37 AM PST by pocat (In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant)
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To: pocat

Here, chew on this for a little while and then we’ll talk.

http://absolutelynonpaul.blogspot.com/2011/10/jew-hating-rupaulistas-on-display.html


50 posted on 11/18/2011 7:06:40 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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