Skip to comments.Bachmann took campaign money from Freddie Mac while she was ‘fighting’ them
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 Corporations (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.
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None of our conservative candidates are nearly as flawed as the Marxist and Romney.
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’.
Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once its realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy. ― Ron Paul
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...
Any idea exactly what Bachmann claims she did to ‘fight them’ and when?
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..
Sarah, please come back.
Someone posted earlier about glass houses...
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.
Except that Ron Paul believes our actions caused 9/11 and he is for legalizing pot hence the crazed lunatic following.
‘None of our conservative candidates are nearly as flawed as the Marxist and Romney.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good job. AIG does wll no matter what, I guess.
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?
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.
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.
These banks give money to EVERYBODY just in case.
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.
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.
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??
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!’.
Im thinking she needs to give up the quick draw business. Too much foot shooting going on.
“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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nice deconstruction of this propaganda.
At least, she was putting money to good use.
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. . .)
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.
The only reliable plank in Bachmann’s Platform is bashing fellow Republicans.
Your boy said I’m “heartless”.
A bad lot then; a rotten lot now.
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.
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"?
Here, chew on this for a little while and then we’ll talk.