Skip to comments.Michele Bachmann: No Matter What Happens in Iowa We're not Dropping Out
Posted on 01/02/2012 12:25:40 PM PST by freespirited
No matter what happens at the Iowa caucuses Tuesday, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Monday she will not drop out of the race for president.
During an appearance on MNSBCs Morning Joe, Bachmann said her campaign has already bought our plane tickets. Were headed to South Carolina as soon as were done on Wednesday morning. Well be there. Were going the distance.
Bachmann won the Iowa Straw Poll in August, but suffered a fall hard as the campaign season went on. The most recent Des Moines Register poll shows her in last place, with 7 percent.
This isnt over, she said. Were not here for a post mortem. Were here because I intend to continue to launch our campaign out of Iowa. I think were going to do very well.
Yeah, Michele - it’s all about you, we know.
Flaky has just been proven.
I’m a little worried about my home district. MN6.. If she keeps going shes not going to be able to fight off the nasty attack from the left in her home turf.
Not wanting to be mean spirited or be looked at as a defeatist, but if I were a paid staffer and my candidate were to utter the words “No matter what happens in (noted location), we’re not dropping out”, I would be polishing up my resume before going to sleep that night and spending about 20 minutes at Kinkos getting 4 or 5 copies of my resume professionally bound the next morning.
Just being realistic.
I had 9 supporters at my last rally, we will win this. MB. Time to pack that grip Michele.
In all fairness, what else could she say?
She’s allowed to put on a show until the actual vote.
Afterwards, if she goes 7% or under then it’s about something else, as Iowa should be her high-water mark (excepting perhaps MN).
I doubt Michele will be in Congress much longer.
Not much, and that’s the problem. When faced with a daunting task, and your only response is “we’ll keep doing what we’re doing”, that isn’t very reassuring.
I HOPE she is saying this because it’s the day before the Caucus. Otherwise ... she’s just splitting the Conservative vote which means one thing ... RINO Romney.
She may not drop out, but judging by the actions of her staff lately and her poll numbers, she may be a woman alone very soon. I hope she can hold on to her House seat after this.
I’ve always like Michele Bachmann and admired her courage but the writing is on the wall. She could’ve been great. She has probably the clearest record of any and one of the most principled. Somewhere along the line her campaign decided to let her become a plastic pretty face as if she were being groomed to be Romney’s running mate which they should’ve known was never going to happen. The fact that she has been scattershot and small in her attacks and has failed horribly to leverage her clear strengths is unbelievable.
If she does better than expected in the final result then she may be justified in continuing but if she can’t do well in Iowa where can she do well? The worst thing to come out of the Iowa Caucuses is to have no one drop out. Selfish shortsighted conservatives will leave us stuck with Romney and that is the worst possible outcome in my book.
Yeah, like Fred “whats his name” in 2008...
She won’t do well in Iowa, she won’t do well in New Hampshire, so that leaves South Carolina. I don’t know what her prospects are in South Carolina but if she does not do well there then she should pack it in.
She is on TV before the caucus' get together and and become cauci, she can't say she is going back to her foster kids, take them to Target and start a breast feeding protest.
At least she pretends that it's not over, but since her campaign is broke, busted and disgusted, she has no real options remaining after the cauci.
You can't run a campaign on a Discover Card and food stamps.
Bachmann policy statements; the only one that I have not much interest in is repatriation, but it’s necessary to throw a bone to big corporate America.
1. REPATRIATION. More than 1.2 trillion United States dollars could be brought back to America in days as an immediate “stimulus” if the government would zero out the tax rate on that money until December 31, and then permanently keep it here in the U.S. if taxed at a rate of 5 percent. Foreign earnings totaling over $1.2 trillion is more than the President’s failed stimulus and it won’t come out of taxpayer wallets. It would increase the value of the dollar, provide valuable capital for the job creators in this country and pump tremendous amounts of money into our economy.
2. CUT SPENDING AND GOVERNMENT. I have already voted to cut federal spending in the years ahead, every single time I have had the opportunity. In addition, I would phase out quasi-governmental enterprises, such as Fannie and Freddie, and eliminate duplicative government programs and costs. We must decrease government salaries to bring them in line with their private sector counterparts, and we must decrease the number of government employees. Over-spending by the government hurts job creation by devaluing the dollar and stealing capital from the private sector.
3. REPEAL OBAMACARE. Healthcare is one-sixth of the U.S. economy and this unconstitutional takeover of healthcare by the federal government is creating crippling uncertainty for employers across this country. This legislation does nothing to address the true problem with our healthcare system cost and will cost states trillions. I believe it is an intentional backstop to imploding healthcare entitlement programs Medicare and Medicaid to transition toward a single payer-system. This is the number one hindrance to job creation in the United States (according to a recently released UBS study).
4. CUT TAXES. I’ve demonstrated a firm commitment to cutting spending and balancing the budget. We need to reduce the number of tax brackets, repeal taxes outlined in Obamacare, fix the Alternative Minimum Tax, and eliminate the Death Tax. In addition, we must make the corporate tax code simpler and fairer, and allow U.S. companies that generate earnings overseas to bring back those profits and invest them in American jobs and growth.
5. REPEAL THE JOBS AND HOUSING DESTRUCTION ACT, ALSO KNOWN AS DODD-FRANK. This law tightened regulations on banks, made it harder for Americans to obtain credit, and failed to address the systemic problem that caused the Wall Street collapse leverage. This 849-page bill calls for 400 new sets of rules that will be written on 6000 Federal Register pages, all written by bureaucrats, many of whom have never worked in the financial services field. The law also creates a potentially intrusive Financial Services Consumer Protection Bureau that is not accountable to Congress and which has but a vague mandate to combat misconduct so in the wrong hands, it could cause its own kind of misconduct.
6. LEGALIZE AMERICAN ENERGY PRODUCTION AND AMERICA’S NATURAL RESOURCES. This could create 1.4 million jobs, bringing $800 billion of new revenue into the U.S. Treasury, and increasing domestic energy supplies by 50 percent. The price of energy has a direct impact on nearly every facet of our lives. We have to abandon the parochial and political energy policies of the past and install a comprehensive energy plan that not only reduces our reliance on unfriendly foreign regimes, but also creates millions of American jobs and generates increased tax revenues. According to the Congressional Research Service, the U.S. has more energy potential than any other country in the world. We should use that potential. It is a better policy to create American jobs and explore in an environmentally-sound way, than to rely on foreign dictators who give little regard to the environment. This includes specific strategies like reviving the logging, timber, mining and metals industries, and bringing federal lands back into productive activity by repealing radical environmental laws that kill access to natural resources.
7. REPEAL JOB KILLING REGULATIONS. America’s job creators and small business owners have lost economic liberty under the weight of $1.8 billion annually in compliance costs with government regulations. Together we sent $2.2 trillion in taxes to the federal government this year. By comparison, job creators spend nearly as much annually to comply with bureaucratic mandates. Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the string of mandates and rules from the Environmental Protection Agency as well as other agencies are creating such incredible uncertainty in the market. The House Republican leadership has identified 219 planned Obama administration regulations, each of which will cost the economy more than $100 million. This red tape rampage must stop.
8. INCREASE EXPORTS. This President has been holding hostage trade deals with Colombia, Panama and South Korea as he tries to negotiate favor for Big Labor. The world needs to know that we are open for business and U.S. Companies need to expand beyond our borders to the 95 percent of people who do not live here.
9. UNLEASH AMERICAN INVESTMENT. By eliminating unnecessary taxes and regulation, and expanding trade, we will create an incentive for investment in America again. We must do whatever it takes to restore our ability to manufacture here in the U.S. We can do this by reforming the tax code, providing incentive for growth, and allowing the private sector to control the market with little government involvement.
10. PAVE A PATHWAY FOR INNOVATION. Recent reports indicated that the United States has now slipped to 5th in the competitiveness rankings, and 47th in education. How do we expect to lead the world economically when we are not doing what is needed to inspire and foster innovation here at home? The future of the American economy lies with the innovation of this and future generations.
11. ENFORCE AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWS. The failure of the federal government to enforce its immigration laws costs federal, state and local governments billions of dollars annually. Our nation was founded on the rule of law, and we must ensure U.S. immigration laws are respected and enforced not only to preserve our national security, but to protect federal, state, and local budgets, and to curb the unfair strain on our country’s job markets.
But she’s “crazy” according to some “conservatives”.
More “crazy conservative” talk...
Generating Jobs and Growth
The jobs picture two years into President Obamas recovery is abysmal. The Administration projected that its trillion-dollar stimulus package would keep unemployment below 8 percent. But unemployment last month turned back upwards to 9.1 percent and has not dipped below 8.8 percent since April 2009.
Whats worse, the economy in May generated an anemic 54,000 jobs, and America still has 6.8 million fewer jobs than when the recession began. And official unemployment would be even higher if labor force participation werent the lowest in more than a generation the result of discouraged workers simply giving up.
The Presidents economic advisor calls this state of affairs a bump in the road. But its more like the Grand Canyon. President Obamas economic policies have failed: employers are paralyzed by record spending and debt, a weakened dollar, exploding energy prices, the explicit threat of new tax increases on top of the highest corporate rates in the world, Obamacare with its burdens on businesses, and a flood of new rules such as carbon regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency which should be renamed the Jobs Killing Agency.
As the co-owner with my husband of a small business, I understand what it takes to grow a company and meet a payroll. Thats why as President, I will work to reverse the current state of affairs by ensuring businesses the resources, freedom and flexibility to do what they do best: create jobs.
I will lead the way in cutting spending, reducing taxes and deep-sixing our 3.8 million-word Internal Revenue Code so companies can invest again. As a first order of business, I will direct the elimination of counterproductive regulations, repeal Obamacare and stop cap-and-trade in its tracks so companies can operate again. And a Bachmann Administration will create the climate of sound currency and certainty employers needed to start hiring again.
I thought you liked fighters, not cavers. Or do you like non fighters and cavers who talk tough and refuse to fight best?
Or are you just a bitter one one because you ain’t gettin’ what you wanted?
I doubt Michele will be in Congress much longer.
If that is the case, it would be a loss to America. Seriously she is a great Congressman. She should not lose her seat because she is running for President. She is the one person who is passionate about dumping Obamacare. We need her in Congress 100 percent if she does not become President.
Even more “crazy conservative talk”...
No Debt Ceiling Increase
The US government will spend a record $3.8 trillion this year, with a deficit of more than $1.6 trillion meaning we will need to borrow an astounding 43 percent of our budget. The national debt this year is larger than Americas economic output for the first time since World War II, and every year we are accumulating more debt than in the first 200 years of our nations existence. And it only gets worse.
President Obamas February budget proposal would add another $2.7 trillion to that debt over the next two years and $9 trillion over a decade. Over the long term, the unfunded liabilities of Social Security and Medicare alone two programs which already consume 95 percent of federal revenues have recently been estimated at more than $45 trillion. As never before, we are sentencing our children and grandchildren to a future of indentured servitude to foreign lenders.
But these frightening numbers are only a symptom of the real problem: Washington has lost touch with the constitutional vision of limited government and has far outgrown its bounds. Its why the Democrats have dug in their heels and are demanding huge tax increases that would only heighten their unprecedented power grabs.
Its time to draw a line in the sand, and put the federal government back in its place. Congress cannot and should not vote to increase the borrowing limit for the government unless serious steps are taken to reduce spending, and most important, unless the legislation to raise the debt ceiling includes the full repeal of Obamacare, which will add at least $1 trillion to the budget.
Then, as President, I will demand a return to our Founders vision of smaller, smarter government within the enumerated powers laid out in the Constitution. The resulting reforms will result in deep cuts in federal spending and ensure that we never face a debt crisis of this sort again.
This stuff is all on her website, but a lot of conservative posters on FR seem completely unaware of her positions on this uses, so I’m putting it right here so it’s unavoidable.
Without creating a negative headline for herself, not much. However, a poor showing in Iowa after 'winning' the straw poll there should dry up her fundraising ability going into New Hampshire. It will become increasingly hard for her to campaign effectively without money.
Let's all vote for progressives, and corrupt phonies instead of the ONLY legitimate conservative in the race.
She is not into K-Street crap like Boehner, Cantor, Newt Gingrich...and Rick Santorum. And she is no progressive like "Newt Romney", John Huntsman...or Santorum when he proves who he really is with his opposition to Pat Toomey and his support of numerous other liberal infiltrators into the GOP...and most tellingly of all to anyone paying attention:
HIS REFUSAL TO FIGHT AGAINST THE DEBT CEILING INCREASE, AND HIS ATTACKS ON THOSE WHO WERE FIGHTING IT, SUCH AS MICHELLE.
Wake up and smell the coffee. While you can.
And unlike the rest of the GOP...she has won.
She is going all the way. Better be ready to find as solidly anti-communist a replacement.
I love the smell of coffee in the morning. We don’t have anyone in the race that is worth a crap. And you really nail the others.
How can she be Romney’s running mate if he doesn’t win?
I don’t support her, but I’ve got to admit she’s not a quitter even when confronted with mountains of evidence she should cut her losses and go tend to her home district.
9 bill(s) matched your search for bills by sponsor or cosponsor. Showing bills 1 through 9.
Bills sponsored or co-sponsored..
Bill Status Last Action
H.R. 850: To facilitate a proposed project in the Lower St. Croix Wild and Scenic River, and for other purposes. Reported by Committee Oct 5, 2011
H.R. 1286: Healthcare Fiscal Accountability Act of 2011 Introduced Mar 31, 2011
H.R. 1450: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate any time limitation for granting equitable innocent spouse relief. Introduced Apr 8, 2011
H.Res. 433: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children in foster care awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, recognizing current programs and efforts designed to promote adoption, and encouraging people in the United States to seek improved safety, permanency, and well-being for all children. Introduced Oct 12, 2011
H.R. 3130: Heartbeat Informed Consent Act Introduced Oct 6, 2011
H.R. 87: To repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Introduced Jan 5, 2011
H.R. 86: End Tax Uncertainty Act of 2011 Introduced Jan 5, 2011
H.R. 1285: Military Health Care Affordability Act Introduced Mar 31, 2011
H.R. 849: Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act Introduced Mar 1, 2011
I think you have reason to be concerned. All her baggage including the staffer who bailed last week is going to haunt her
From the 111th Congress
H.Res. 373: Expressing support for designation of the month of September as “National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month”. Passed House 07/29/09 03:38 PM
H.R. 4696: To expand the availability of health savings accounts, to eliminate restrictions on the deduction for medical expenses, and to provide for cooperative governing of individual health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce. Introduced 02/25/10
H.R. 4903: To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Introduced 03/22/10
H.R. 2715: Taxpayer Protection and Anti-Fraud Act of 2009 Introduced 06/04/09
H.R. 3582: Census Improvement Act Introduced 09/16/09
H.R. 5382: To provide for a temporary freeze on the pay of civilian employees of the Federal Government. Introduced 05/25/10
H.J.Res. 41: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit the President from entering into a treaty or other international agreement that would provide for the United States to adopt as legal tender in the United States a currency issued by an entity other than the United States. Introduced 03/25/09
H.R. 4909: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2168 7th Avenue in Anoka, Minnesota, as the “Richard K. Sorenson Post Office Building”. Introduced 03/22/10
H.R. 4924: To allow the Secretary of the Interior to clear a proposed project in the Lower St. Croix Wild and Scenic River, and for other purposes. Introduced 03/24/10
H.R. 943: Truth in Accounting Act of 2009 Introduced 02/10/09
H.R. 1750: Tracking Registered And Convicted Known (TRACK) Sex Offenders Act Introduced 03/26/09
H.R. 502: Health Care Freedom of Choice Act Introduced 01/14/09
H.R. 636: Positive Alternatives Act Introduced 01/22/09
H.R. 1810: Fast Track Shale Act Introduced 03/31/09
H.R. 1813: Emergency Energy Cut the Red Tape Now Act of 2009 Introduced 03/31/09
H.R. 2072: School Choice for Foster Kids Act Introduced 04/23/09
H.R. 1811: Getting Resources Efficiently and Effectively Now Act Introduced 03/31/09
H.R. 1812: Promoting New American Energy Act of 2009 Introduced 03/31/09
This is true. Bachmann is a good conservative fighter, but she may have fought too hard to no avail. But her money is drying up and Palin fans won’t forgive her for Rollins. Face it, people now prefer Mitt, Newt, and Perry. Well they now think Santorum too, but that is a face saving thing. He is also low on money.
They will get Romney or Paul. LOL ugh
BOGUS. All you can do is smear.
Guess you want liberals...and then its never about them...
How did she manage all this stuff being the 11th most absent Congresswomen out of 435?
The maliciousness has exceeded even that which Sarah Palin endured. And Bachmann has endured as well.
DES MOINES If Mitt Romney wins the Iowa caucuses, the race for the Republican nomination is over.
If Mitt Romney comes in second in Iowa, the race for the Republican nomination is over.
And if Mitt Romney comes in third in Iowa, the race for the Republican nomination is over.
Why? Is his message of goodness and decency and American exceptionalism so overwhelmingly persuasive or are his personal attributes so awesomely compelling?
No. Its because the Iowa caucuses do not pick winners as much as they eliminate losers. And the Iowa caucuses Tuesday are likely to eliminate from serious contention the only two men who might have blocked Romneys path to victory: Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry.
Well, I can’t disagree with that except Perry isn’t leaving because he has bucks.
Seriously? Did they file 50 ethics charges against her? Move in next to her? Burn her church? Blame her for a nutjob shooting a congresswomen 7 states away? Michele has had a cakewalk. She did herself in grasping at strawmen early and often.
If she stays in I would check whether Romney is financing her campaign.
Smear? It’s her own words - she is staying in the race while at the bottom of the barrel. What is that about? OUR COUNTRY? LOL! Get a grip, paulie.
Either Bachmann is a liar or she is stupid.
She'll be out of money BEFORE SC.
You are now sounding like many an EX WIFE.
Once you start running for President...you aren’t IN Congress. Roll Call, is a rather liberal entity, has complained about both her and Ron Paul on this. They never complained about Obama missing far more than the 54% of votes they admit to his missing after running for President. And the frauds of the Daily Kos I don’t think we need to dwell on.
Toddlers Rules seem to fit Bachmann .
1. If I like it, it’s mine.
2. If it’s in my hand, it’s mine.
3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine.
4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
5. If it’s mine, it must NEVER appear to be yours in anyway.
6. If I’m doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
7. If it looks just like mine, it is mine.
8. If I saw it first, it’s mine.
9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically
10. If it’s broken, it’s yours.