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Controversy dogs Michele Bachmann, police reports show
sun-sentinel.com ^ | July 12, 2011 | Marc Caputo

Posted on 07/12/2011 9:37:15 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

With a penchant for tough talk and polarizing positions, Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann is a magnet for controversy — and there's a trail of police reports to prove it.

She and her staff over the years have requested police protection or investigations when her house was egged; when protesters threw glitter on her or held up critical signs; when her campaign yard signs were stolen; when a man wrote an email perceived as a threat; and when she screamed that two women were holding her hostage "against my will" in a city hall restroom.

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1 posted on 07/12/2011 9:37:20 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

They make it sound like its her fault for being the target of union thugs.


2 posted on 07/12/2011 9:38:26 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: ilovesarah2012
She and her staff over the years have requested police protection or investigations when her house was egged; when protesters threw glitter on her or held up critical signs; when her campaign yard signs were stolen; when a man wrote an email perceived as a threat; and when she screamed that two women were holding her hostage "against my will" in a city hall restroom.

I have no problem with any of this. (That is, requesting police action on vandals, thieves, and abusive/threatening actions.)

3 posted on 07/12/2011 9:39:03 AM PDT by kevkrom (Imagine if the media spent 1/10 the effort vetting Obama as they've used against Palin.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

This is all they got? Sounds like Palin redux. Good thing they didn’t announce the thousands of hours they spent going over police records with a fine toothed comb like they did with Sara’s emails.


4 posted on 07/12/2011 9:40:40 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: ilovesarah2012

Looks to me like scumbags doing what scumbags do....hope the cops arrested most if not all of them.


5 posted on 07/12/2011 9:40:55 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: ilovesarah2012

Looks to me like she had good reason to call the police. The article should read, “threats and harassment dog Michelle Bachmann”


6 posted on 07/12/2011 9:41:17 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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To: justsaynomore

Dont worry the haters will be on shortly to tell us why she cannot win


7 posted on 07/12/2011 9:42:12 AM PDT by italianquaker (When will Wallace ask obama if he is a flake?)
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To: FrdmLvr

They’ll start inventing stuff next.


8 posted on 07/12/2011 9:42:24 AM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: italianquaker

The same haters tell me the same thing about Herman Cain all the time.


9 posted on 07/12/2011 9:43:43 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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To: ilovesarah2012

So you wish to attack a conservative for getting attack because she is a conservative??? This is twilight zone stuff.


10 posted on 07/12/2011 9:45:26 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: ilovesarah2012

Controversy?
How about left wing violence.


11 posted on 07/12/2011 9:45:53 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Bachmann’s threatened and it portrayed in the header as she deserved it?


12 posted on 07/12/2011 9:48:04 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: ilovesarah2012

All the bad info dug up by the “free” press on Obastard amounted to a lot of stuff but America didn’t buy it and elected him anyway.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 9:51:16 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Shows you pay a price for being a conservative. So much easier to be a lazy liberal.


14 posted on 07/12/2011 9:55:07 AM PDT by DManA
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To: New Jersey Realist

I remember thinking after the Rev. Wright videos that he didn’t have a chance. Boy, was I wrong.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 9:55:48 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They make it sound like its her fault for being the target of union thugs.

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Yep. Complaint that the Jew used his face to keep hitting the Brownshirt in the fist.


16 posted on 07/12/2011 9:56:50 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yes I love the way that somehow you are a wrongdoer if you are under attack by the progressive thugs and you call for help. It never ends.


17 posted on 07/12/2011 9:58:25 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Are you kidding me? When did Freeper Palin supporters who've gone over the edge become reporters for the Sun Sentinel?

You are no different than Pissant...same type of obsession.

Wardaddy and Mrs pay large to see Sarah at private event in Nashville..what did you do for Sarah besides be a jackass on Free Republic?< a>

18 posted on 07/12/2011 9:59:57 AM PDT by wardaddy (Palin or Bachman..either with Marco....I'm often on DroidX..in bed late...hence my spelling..sorry)
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To: italianquaker
Dont worry the haters will be on shortly to tell us why she cannot win

That's because she CAN'T. She's a back-bencher Congresswoman who hasn't sponsored any significant legislation or chaired a committe. Nor has she won a state-wide election. She has about as much of a chance of being nominated as my dirty socks.

19 posted on 07/12/2011 10:01:30 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Controversy

Controversy?

Controversial to whom?
The media?

OK. Now I get it...
Smear with made-up headlines.
20 posted on 07/12/2011 10:02:31 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (Because he was the son you bore, And gave to that wind blowing and that tide!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“make it sound like its her fault”

The good old liberal way. Do you reckon the Founding Fathers had to deal with such bald-faced liars. Probably.

The best way to shut them up is to loudly proclaim exactly what they do and who they are.

I am confident that when the voters have lost their ability to lay around in luxury and have to face the fact its time to go to work or starve, many will remember Common Sense, then the libs loose.


21 posted on 07/12/2011 10:02:31 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: New Jersey Realist

Who dug that up? The press?

Actually I think people here looked in every nook and cranny they could to find this stuff. The MSM couldn’t be bothered.

Right now the media thinks his birth certificate has been provided. They thought so before this version too.

That’s been the model for the press so far as it relates to Obama. Yes, you’ll get some local paper do some digging. It’s never picked up by the major papers. There’s no follow through.

I’m not sure the Left ever took this information serious, because they never saw it presented in an earnest sober manner by big papers and the evening news.

At least that’s my take on it.

Your premise about his stuff being out there and them voting for him anyway, may be true for folks who really did try to look him up on the internet.

I’m thinking a possible corn on Bachmann’s left foot will get more MSM attention than Obama’s past did. And the Left will be convinced that makes her unfit.

Obama not born here? Ah no big deal.

Bachmann’s corn? Why she can’t be president. No way! She’s outa the running I tell ya. ;^)


22 posted on 07/12/2011 10:02:31 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: frankenMonkey

Sounds like 2008 when the MSM spent more time investigating Joe the plumber Wurzelbacher than they did Baraq.


23 posted on 07/12/2011 10:05:24 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: New Jersey Realist
All the bad info dug up by the “free” press on Obastard amounted to a lot of stuff but America didn’t buy it and elected him anyway.

I think it would be more accurate to say "...America didn’t buy see it...".

24 posted on 07/12/2011 10:07:53 AM PDT by Bob
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To: frankenMonkey

When I read the headline, I thought it would be about something Bachmann had done. Turns out it was about what others had done to her. Accident? Hardly.


25 posted on 07/12/2011 10:08:01 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

The flak is getting thick.


26 posted on 07/12/2011 10:09:11 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: wardaddy

When is Sarah having a $5 a plate fundraiser? Sign me up for that!


27 posted on 07/12/2011 10:09:20 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Spruce

Yep, gonna be a long election season.


28 posted on 07/12/2011 10:10:16 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Well, just wait til the papers start publishing all the police reports on Obama! That’ll show ‘em!


29 posted on 07/12/2011 10:11:47 AM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: ilovesarah2012
We have a bastard in the White House who never really came clean on HIS background.

His wife was the daughter of a Democrat Party Boss in Chicago - now THAT must have a TON of dirt behind it.

Yet SILENCE from the Lamestream media. They were too busy beating up on Palin and now Bachmann.

THis is crap and everyone on this forum should DELUGE papers like this with letters and e-mails, as well as the particular authors of these vituperative articles.

The Presidential Election has started already and the mainstream media are in all out campaign mode, attacking any of those candidates they view as a real threat to their Marxist Kenyan God. Except NOTABLY - the one they KNOW who can't win - ROMNEY.

They are going for a repeat of the McCain fiasco with another loser for us.

30 posted on 07/12/2011 10:11:47 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“I remember thinking after the Rev. Wright videos that he didn’t have a chance. Boy, was I wrong.”

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Yeah, me too.

And then I thought the same thing when the RaceMarxist selected his running mate by grabbing the first utter idiot that emerged from a clown car at the circus.


31 posted on 07/12/2011 10:12:22 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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THEY’RE NOT DONATING MONTHLY!


** help .. click **

32 posted on 07/12/2011 10:16:10 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: bvw

That is exactly why we paid what we did then. We wanted to see her in person at a private smaller event and knew that price was only going to go up given her star power and meteoric rise.

It was around 350/ticket for her dinner(?)

I remember being invited to a Bush dinner here in Nashville in 2002 with around 250 folks and it was 2500/plate...more for meet and greet

Even Fred Thompson exploratory dinner at Mike Curb’s digs in 2007 was around 2000/head

My dad used to go for Reagan stuff and was a Bush I pioneer...it’s just expensive.

I have only ever paid like that to see Sarah Palin and it seemed like a bargain...it was worth it...there were several freepers there...I met two of them...ladies from North Carolina...I don’t want to put them out on jump street right now


33 posted on 07/12/2011 10:16:10 AM PDT by wardaddy (Palin or Bachman..either with Marco....I'm often on DroidX..in bed late...hence my spelling..sorry)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Note how the headline makes it appear or implies SHE has a police record.


34 posted on 07/12/2011 10:18:46 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: ilovesarah2012

All that the idiot who wrote this article has done here is to further dilute the meaning of “polarize.” He uses the term as though it’s a bad thing for the voters to represent two opposing points of view. That, of course, is typical of any liberal, to whom the term “bipartisan” means that democrats get their way on every aspect of an issue.

Nothing going on here that amounts to anything.


35 posted on 07/12/2011 10:18:55 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: wardaddy

That was a discount!


36 posted on 07/12/2011 10:20:10 AM PDT by bvw
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To: ZULU

And the MSM didn’t question who Michelle got a giant raise at the hospital after her husband was elected to the senate, yet her valuable job was eliminated after Obama was elected president.

What? She’s not a doctor? No, she’s the “Vice President of Community and External Affairs” at the University of Chicago Hospitals. She was promoted to that position shortly after her husband became a Senator, and her salary jumped from $121,900 to $316,962. (Oh, and did I mention that Barack Obama managed to get an additional million or so in tax dollars for her employer in one of his “earmarks?”)

Exactly what does a “Vice President of Community and External Affairs” for a hospital do? To the average American, it sounds something like “public relations,” and brings to mind the hospital executive who stands behind a lectern (yes, lectern; a podium is something you stand on, not behind) full of microphones to tell reporters whether the celebrity who overdosed has died yet. But I’m from Chicago and I don’t recall ever seeing Mrs. Obama on television (at least not until her husband was elevated to sainthood), so she must perform some other function.

“I don’t know how much work is involved in community and external affairs for a hospital, but inasmuch as Michelle is only a vice president, there must be someone above her who does something even more important. And he or she must be good at it, or Mrs. Obama would certainly have been awarded that presidential position. After all, if Barack wants to waltz right into the Presidency without paying his dues for even four more years, why make Michelle suffer with such a lowly title as VP? But let’s not feel too sorry for her, as one can assume she’ll get another raise if hubby makes it into the White House.

At any rate, it turns out that Mrs. Obama’s main achievement at the University of Chicago Medical Center has been to figure out a way to steer people away from its emergency rooms and toward neighborhood clinics. Located on the South Side, the hospital is surrounded by a large number of poor, uninsured Chicagoans. As such, those people are profit-takers, not profit-makers. The fewer you take in, the better your balance sheet. We all know that an awful lot of poor (and even non-poor) people go to emergency rooms for non-urgent health situations. Many have nowhere else to go, have no regular family doctor, have no insurance, and have little money. Hospitals have no choice but to accept some of those patients, but to recover the expense they must overcharge their insured patients. It’s a delicate balancing act performed by all hospitals.

Mrs. Obama’s plan is called the Urban Health Initiative. It was promoted aggressively, with the help of David Axelrod, a long-time Chicago political consultant (and now Barack Obama’s main campaign strategist). Community leaders were recruited to support the initiative, and articles about it were placed in Chicago magazines and newspapers. Mrs. Obama’s main function was apparently to spread the word to area residents not to use the hospital, making them believe it was better for them not to rely on a facility with an excellent reputation – a reputation so good that even citizens of Canada venture to Chicago for treatment. (And everyone knows Canada has the best health care someone else’s money can buy… except when the lines are too long… and you die while waiting for that care.)”

http://www.colony14.net/id19.html

Not a peep from the MSM. And Axelrod was involved. That should have been a big red flag. Imagine what else is out there. And Obama’s mother working for Geithner’s father - I would love to know what that was all about. These people make me sick!


37 posted on 07/12/2011 10:21:55 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Well, I think it's obvious now that we must all go vote for a Marxist/Democrat! </sarcasm>
38 posted on 07/12/2011 10:24:26 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: ilovesarah2012

My headline: “Leftists Repeatedly Attack Michele Bachmann”.


39 posted on 07/12/2011 10:24:56 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: ilovesarah2012

What is Bachman’s problem?! She must be stupid!

The message for her to sacrifice her principles was loud and clear......all she has to do is comply and stop wasting the authorities’ time!!!!


40 posted on 07/12/2011 10:26:57 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: donhunt

They’re busy in the basement of WAPO and NYT as we speak!


41 posted on 07/12/2011 10:32:06 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: ilovesarah2012

Well, true, this is a lot like the treatment Sarah got. But there’s an extra angle to this. This attempt to portray her as almost paranoid is grist for the “flake” meme (and this is just a pet theory I have), which is part of a larger just-in-case strategy to be deployed if Bachmann should secure the GOP nomination, a trap play. She has a mentor, John Eidsmoe, who can be portrayed as the conservative version of Jeremiah Wright, proslavery, pro-theocracy, etc. Distortions, of course, but Daily Beast’s Michelle Goldberg is already out there outlining the basic themes of the strategy:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/06/14/michele-bachmanns-unrivaled-extremism-gay-rights-to-religion.html

They are clearly going with a general narrative (“flake, extremist, paranoid”) that will play into this endgame stunt (tapes of some controversial Eidsmoe remarks surface just weeks before the election, for example) or something like it. So if I were Bachmann, I’d be thinking about preempting this somehow. Because if this comes up too close to the general election, she may not be able to do effective damage control in time.

I want Sarah to win, but I also want a fair fight.


42 posted on 07/12/2011 10:36:57 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: rogue yam

That would have been much more accurate.


43 posted on 07/12/2011 10:44:58 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“That’s because she CAN’T. She’s a back-bencher Congresswoman who hasn’t sponsored any significant legislation or chaired a committe. Nor has she won a state-wide election. She has about as much of a chance of being nominated as my dirty socks”

FWIW,

Obummer was elected with less.


44 posted on 07/12/2011 11:27:52 AM PDT by Bruinator (God is Great.... God is Good....Evil is Real.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I guess controversy dogged JFK because he was shot.

Bizarre how this is reversed.


46 posted on 07/12/2011 12:24:40 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: All
Red text signifies that the comment in the original article was actually somewhat reasoned, and I didn't bother to rephrase it.

Controversy dogs Michele Bachmann, police reports show


Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann the Target of Vandals and Thugs


By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald

10:37 p.m. EDT, July 11, 2011


With a penchant for tough talk and polarizing positions, Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann is a magnet for controversy — and there's a trail of police reports to prove it.

With a strong set of moral values, and a willingness to express them in public, Republican presidential candidate Congresswoman Michelle Backmann attracts more than her fair share of kooks, and there's a trail of police reports to prove it.

She and her staff over the years have requested police protection or investigations when her house was egged; when protesters threw glitter on her or held up critical signs; when her campaign yard signs were stolen; when a man wrote an email perceived as a threat; and when she screamed that two women were holding her hostage "against my will" in a city hall restroom.

Over the years, Congresswoman Bachmann and her staff have requested police protection or investigations a number of times.  When the paint and exterior of her home was damaged by eggs thrown at it, when protesters threw glitter on her endangering her eyes, when her campaign yard signs were stolen, when a man wrote an email precieved as a threat, and when she was blocked from exiting a public restroom by two citizens who disagreed with her views and wanted to intimidate her and teach her a lesson, the Congresswoman or her staff made reports to the police, requesting their involvement.

The series of police reports from the Stillwater Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota show a side of a candidate rarely seen on the campaign trail, where Bachmann has described herself as having a "titanium spine."

Upon investigation we found that the police reports from the Stillwater Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Minnestoa, reveal that even a Congresswoman can be the victim of vandals, thugs, and criminal conduct.

Bachmann's campaign and congressional offices wouldn't comment, but her fellow Minnesota Republicans say they're not surprised by the reports.

"Michele Bachmann is someone who tells it like it is with the courage of her convictions," said Tony Sutton, state chairman of Republican Party of Minnesota. "There will be people on the other side who will react in an inappropriate way. There are a lot of liberals who can't cope with the fact that she's an outspoken conservative who sticks by her guns."

But those who have been a target of her calling the cops say Bachmann doesn't walk the talk.

But the people who have vandalized Bachmann's home, have stolen her property, have blocked her movements, specifically the exit of a bathroom temporarily imprisoning her, have issued vailed threats against members of her family, accuse her of not being a tough Congresswoman at all.  And we here at the paper think vandals, thugs, and people who make vailed threats on a Congresswoman and her family deserve to be heard.

"She seems paranoid," said Brad Trandem, a Lakeland, Minn., resident who excoriated Bachmann in an email this year, only to face investigators. "She does all this criticism of other people's lives and talks about how people should be 'armed and dangerous.' But then someone says something critical about her and she calls the police."

In Trandem's case, Bachmann's staff who forwarded his correspondence to U.S. Capitol Police with the headline "Email Threat to Rep. Bachmann."

At issue, this last sentence of the 128-word email referring to Dr. Marcus Bachmann: "I would also keep a little closer tabs on the dear hubby if I were you."


I'm not going to provide enough information for you to know what actually took place here, so you'll have to guess if this was implying Dr. Marcus Bachmann was a homosexual, if this guy planned to do him harm, or both.  That's what we in the business call "TOP NOTCH PROFESSIONAL REPORTING".

Bachmann's husband has become the focus of controversy himself, suggesting in a radio interview that homosexuals were "barbarians (who) need to be educated." Though the Bachmanns have denied it, gay activists say the Christian counselor is associated with a type of therapy aimed at stopping homosexuality through spiritual training.

Bachmann's husband has come under attack for his premise that homosexuality is a lifestyle that can be changed over time.  I'm not going to bore you with the details of programs that have been successfully facilitiating these lifestyle changes though.  We don't need to go there.  Let's just remember what the take-away should be from this.  Bachmann's husband is a flake.  Therefore Bachmann is a flake.  Conservatives are flakes.

Trandem said his email wasn't intended to threaten anyone, and he wasn't suggesting the congresswoman's husband was gay. He said he was just drawing attention to what he sees as the hypocrisy of social conservatives who accuse others of the offenses they commit.

In Trandem's defense, he did deny he was threatening Bachmann's husband or attempting to say he was a homosexual, the only two conclusions one could derive from his comments.  Instead he claimed he was only making an important point, Bachmann's husband and Conservatives are hypocrits.  And what better way to do that than imply that they are homosexuals themselves or that you may be planning to kill one of them?  We here at the paper found that compelling enough of an argument to put it in print.  You deserve to know.

Trandem's email, though, came a day after a watershed moment in American political history: The Jan. 8 shooting spree of Jared Lee Loughner, accused of killing six and wounding 14 others – including Tucson Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords. In his letter, Trandem referred to "tea baggers" and suggested conservative talk of armed revolt was to blame for the Tucson rampage. Loughner, it turns out, was mentally ill and wasn't a tea party member.

Capitol police referred the email to the Washington County sheriff's investigators, who determined Trandem posed no threat. Capitol police wouldn't comment.

Despite the evidence of what can happen to a Congresswoman if things are ignored, Capital Police found the emial troubling enough to refer to the the Washington County Sheriff's invesigators, but those investigators determined a Leftist could not be a serious threat to the Conservative Congresswoman.  Move along... move along...

A spokesperson for another congresswoman and friend of Giffords, Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, said Bachmann's staff acted appropriately in referring the matter to Capitol Police, who have asked staffers to report any suspicious or potentially threatening information.  (do ya think)

"I wouldn't fault her or her staff," said Schultz spokesman, Jonathan Beeton. "Whether the incidents happen in a bathroom or wherever, it's better to err on the side of caution."

Beeton said Wasserman Schultz, head of the national Democratic Party, has police protection when she has events in South Florida, which is partly the result of the Giffords shooting.


But even before the shooting, Bachmann sometimes worried about the intentions of her constituents. The eight police reports concerning Bachmann exceed the number of reports connected to Miami-Dade's congressional delegation and calls to Wasserman Schultz' home, according to South Florida police.

But even before the shooting, Bachmann had already had reasons to show concern over the behavior of certian citizens.  The eight police reports exceed the number of reports connected to Maimi Dade's Congressional offices and home of Congresswoman Wasserman Shultz.  And yet Bachmann hasn't demanded police protection.  (Don't you think for a second that's showing character and a titanium spine though.  You hear me?)

Though her social-conservatism has helped inspire loathing on the left, it's a potent force in a GOP primary. Some polls show she's leading in Iowa and is now running in second place to Mitt Romney in Florida.

Though her views have caused the Radical Liberal Leftist Marxists in her district to loathe and despise her, she is a potent force for the GOP whose base agrees with much of what she believes.  Some polls show she's now leading in Iowa and is running second only to Romney in Florida.

In April 2005, Bachmann held a meeting at Scandia City Hall in her state senate district. But she cut the meeting short when the topic turned to gay marriage. Two Minnesota voters, Pamela Arnold and Nancy Cosgriff, wanted the congresswoman to answer their questions.

We're not sure what the Congresswoman's schedule was, but it's more colorful to describe her as having cut the meeting short due to questions being asked that she didn't want to repond to.  That's what we like to refer to as accuracy in media.

Cosgriff, a former nun, said she wanted to know about the "theological underpinnings" of Bachmann's stance on gay marriage. While trying to get a response, Cosgriff said she followed Bachmann into the restroom where the congresswoman washed her hands but wouldn't respond. Palmer then came in and asked about education as well.

Cosgriff, a former nun (and of course someone I would rip to shreads along with any other religious icon or institution if I didn't need to make her look like a sympathetic figure for purposes of destroying Bachmann here), said she wanted to know about the "theological underpinnings" of Bachmann's stand on homosexual marriage.  So Cosgiff followed Bachmann into the restroom and demanded answers to questions while Bachmann relieved herself.  Then Palmer came in and did the same thing on the subject of eduction.

When Bachmann had done her business, these two women blocked her exit.  When they did so, they detained her in a manner that is against the law.  It's called, false detainment, false imprisonment.  They were demanding she do something before they would let her pass.  That's coercion or a form of Blackmail.

"You have to get away from the door because I have to go," Bachmann said she asked repeatedly, according to a police report.

When Arnold tried to get an answer, Bachmann yelled "help me! Someone get me out of here!" Bachmann told police. Arnold and Cosgriff told police Bachmann said something like "Help, help you're holding me against my will!"

As a writer for this paper, I have always found it strange what people will do and say when they are being held against their will.  It makes no sense at all.

Said Cosgriff: "I was amazed and concerned when she erupted in this emotional outburst without provocation… I tried to apologize for any misunderstanding.

Editorial note: I've seen this tactic used a number of times in my presence.  The Leftist are trained to do anything they like, but to do it in a manner where they can deny any responsibility for their actions.  Phrases like, "Oh no, that's not what we were doing, it's all just a silly misunderstanding."  (of course the inference is that the Conservative target wigged out for no reason at all)  "No, we didn't really block the door.  It just seemed to her like we were, but there was plenty of room to pass."  (of course they were stainding directly in front of the door making it impossible for the Congresswoman to pass, without a physical altercation)  (Putting a Congresswoman in the position of have to use physical force to pass, is false imprisonment, pure and simple.  It's most likely a felony from the moment it starts.  Doing it to a public official like a Congresswoman is a serious crime.)

As the startled women looked on, Bachmann ran out of the restroom. She later filed a police report, which an investigator described as a "possible false imprisonment" inquiry. The women weren't prosecuted because the investigator determined that there were "conflicting accounts" and a "lack of any strong corroborating evidence that would suggest criminal activity."

Being called on what they were doing, these women allowed Congresswoman Bachmann to pass before anyone could catch them in the act.  The Congresswoman was in essence, using the same tactic a woman would use if they were being assulated or raped.  She yelled out for help.  Any time a crime is being committed against a woman, that is what they are supposed to do.  Here it worked precisely as it is intended to.  Unfortunately, it worked before people could come to Congresswoman Bachmann's aide and witness what was taking place.  The police had no choice but to drop the investigation.  The intimidation was used.  They got off.  They just hope that Bachmann was scared enough to change how she operates.  That's how the Left operates.

The year before, Bachmann and a Republican state representative sponsored a proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment to stop gay marriage. State Capitol activists put the lawmakers' pictures and home phone numbers on placards and pamphlets that said "shame" and "sponsoring hate crimes legislation."

Bachmann called the Stillwater police "in case she starts to get threatening phone calls," a report said.

Congressman Bachmann called the Stillwater police so that they could document the group that was doing this.  If you don't get it on the record, later on the police have no leads if things go south.

Gay activists also hunted her down in Minnesota, where someone tried to throw glitter on the congresswoman as a protest on June 18 — shortly after she declared her presidential candidacy. Bachmann barely reacted publicly. But she called the Capitol police, who notified the sheriff's office of the glittering and a tweet someone posted that suggested "they would be using guns as their right."

Homosexuals also targeted her in Minnesota, where someone tried to assult her using glitter.  This almost sounds laughable, until you consider the effect of a lot of glitter thrown into your eyes.  Congresswoman Backmann kept her composure in the face of this, but later notified the Capital police, who notified the Sheriff's ofice of the incident, as well as a tweet that stated, "...they would be using guns as their right..."

Separately, Stillwater police have also investigated the theft of her campaign yard signs in 2002. And she called them to her house in 2007 when she complained her house was "substantially egged" for the second time.

Stillwater police have also investigated other acts of vandalism at the Bachmann residence.  Hundreds of dollars worth of campign sings were stolen in 2002.  In 2007 her home was substantially damaged by eggs thrown at it.  Paint and cleanup costs to restore the home to it's prior condition, were deemed not worthy of establishing for this report.

None of the inquiries resulted in arrests.

These things were all so petty, that the police didn't even bother to arrest anyone, even though they knew exactly who did it.  /s

"Michele is engaged and she's articulate and she is not one to back down," said Scott Fischbach, a Bachmann constituent and executive director Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. "They've tried everything to stop her," he said. "They've thrown the kitchen sink at her."

They've even thrown eggs.

They've even attempted to assault her, falsely imprisoned her temporarily, have stolen her property, have implied that her husband is a homosexual, have threatened her and her husband's safety/lives, and have actually damaged the home of her and her family two times that we know of.

I'm still going to stick with the eggs, as it is the most effective way to make Bachmann look silly, and marginalize her.

47 posted on 07/12/2011 12:28:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Not when you compare her to the idiot in the WH


48 posted on 07/12/2011 12:30:05 PM PDT by italianquaker (When will Wallace ask obama if he is a flake?)
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To: DoughtyOne

WELL DONE!!!


49 posted on 07/12/2011 12:30:49 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: DoughtyOne

Post 45 had a small error in it. I corrected the error, posted it again, and asked for the mod to delete Post 45.

Some of you may be wondering why you got pinged twice, and why one of the pings was to a post that disappeared.


50 posted on 07/12/2011 12:32:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (F me, you, everybody, the new Dem/Pubie compromise. No debt reduction, + wild spending forever...)
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