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GOP must stand up to batty Michele Bachmann: She is not presidential material
New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, July 26th 2011 | Richard Cohen

Posted on 07/28/2011 10:23:33 AM PDT by presidio9

Edited on 07/28/2011 10:25:37 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

For a second, I could not believe my eyes. I saw a headline, or at least I thought I did, which went like this: "Pawlenty Questions Bachmann's Fitness." I rose out of my chair and exclaimed hallelujah, because here in the person of Tim Pawlenty, the former governor of Minnesota, was a Republican willing to say that Michele Bachmann was not qualified to be President; moreover, up to that very moment, not a single other Great Republican had been willing to say anything like this. But it was true, of course, it was true.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bachmann; batty; michelebachmann; minnesota; nyuhomo; richardcohen
Richard Cohen is an angry untalented pooly closeted homosexual, still trading off the fact that he was for the Iraq war before he was against it. His articles speak for themselves, but I will take the opportunity to point out that, while the MSM frequently equate the two, the converse of this article would never appear in the New York Post.

They are equally misguided when they do the same thing with MSNBC and Fox News.

1 posted on 07/28/2011 10:23:37 AM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9
That disturbed self hater who thinks Israel is a mistake. He is the one who is batty not Michelle Bachmann.
2 posted on 07/28/2011 10:27:01 AM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: presidio9

Obama is president.

Threfore, no one can question anyone running for the office...on terms of intelligence, leadership, morality, or background.

We have already accepted the lowest standard possible in a live human being...why debate anyone who MUST be superior to the Cretin-in-Chief just by definition?


3 posted on 07/28/2011 10:27:21 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: presidio9

However batty she may or may not be, she is nowhere near as batty as Richard Cohen.


4 posted on 07/28/2011 10:29:52 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Maceman

I would think Debbie Wasserman-Schmuck would be the appropriate comparison. She makes even Cohen look sane (at least he can put two sentences together that end up making sense).


5 posted on 07/28/2011 10:34:21 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: presidio9

LOL, so I guess now only Richard Cohen approved GOP candidates need apply.


6 posted on 07/28/2011 10:36:52 AM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: presidio9

GOP must stand up to batty Michele Bachmann Barack Hussein Obama: He is not presidential material


7 posted on 07/28/2011 10:37:41 AM PDT by McGruff (I'm with the Tea Party, not the Republican Party)
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To: presidio9
Their vision is blurred and the reason is obvious.


8 posted on 07/28/2011 10:40:49 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: presidio9

Isn’t it nice of the libs to try to save us from ourselves?


9 posted on 07/28/2011 10:42:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: presidio9

Yet obama was qualified to be president.


10 posted on 07/28/2011 10:45:09 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: presidio9

Nitwit Richard Cohen should have been writing columns like this about Zerobama in 2007.


11 posted on 07/28/2011 10:46:48 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (The original "Cash for Clunkers" program: the DNC Campaign fund)
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To: presidio9

Who the F**k is Richard Cohen, and why does his opinion matter?!

Like I need some ......oh never mind!

Go Michelle!


12 posted on 07/28/2011 10:50:33 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (Most leftism can be traced to childhood birthday trauma)
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To: presidio9

Richard Cohen is an expert on what makes up “presidential material”? Who knew? I think he just doesn’t like women...if you know what I mean.


13 posted on 07/28/2011 10:50:37 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: presidio9

He’s smart...I’ll just send him my voting ballot and let him fill it out for me.


14 posted on 07/28/2011 10:55:04 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: presidio9

...but Howard Dean is fine, right?


15 posted on 07/28/2011 10:56:14 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: presidio9

Perhaps she isn’t right for POYUS but she is absolutely right for V-POTUS and needs to continue her campaign. A Romney - Bachmann ticket may well be unbeatable.


16 posted on 07/28/2011 10:58:55 AM PDT by MCCC (The White House has turned the audacity of hope into the audacity of indifference)
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To: Da Coyote
Threfore, no one can question anyone running for the office...on terms of intelligence, leadership, morality, or background.

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Utter nonsense.

17 posted on 07/28/2011 10:59:53 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: presidio9

Bachmann / Palin.. the dream team...
Iconoclasts.. dream weavers... the Ultimate House cleaners..


18 posted on 07/28/2011 11:04:43 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: wtc911

I think you misunderstand his point.


19 posted on 07/28/2011 11:15:51 AM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: presidio9

They’re doing a remake of the Mel Gibson movie THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE. It’s about Richard Cohen and it’s called THE MAN WITHOUT A BRAIN.


20 posted on 07/28/2011 11:23:12 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: presidio9
So what makes Ubama "presidential material," other than George Soros' money?
21 posted on 07/28/2011 11:26:56 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: E. Pluribus Unum

It is now obvious the polish wore off the turd.


22 posted on 07/28/2011 11:45:57 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: presidio9

RINO criticizes Conservative. News at 11:00. They don’t even hand out cigars anymore.


23 posted on 07/28/2011 11:47:01 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: presidio9
"Richard Cohen is an angry untalented pooly closeted homosexual..."

batty. 1)A slang term of Jamaican origin referring to the male anus. 2)A slang term for a homosexual 3)concatenation of the jamaican words for the human posterior (batty)-Urban Dictionary.

24 posted on 07/28/2011 11:48:16 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: SendShaqtoIraq
No, I got it exactly...since our standard in 08 was so low then we should not question anybody. I submit that the opposite is true...future candidates must be placed under a microscope and vetted to multiple levels.

BTW...I like MB but I do not think that she can win. For a GOP candidate to beat dear leader that candidate must pull 12-20 million votes away from the numbers who voted for him in 08. I do not see that happening with MB or SP.

25 posted on 07/28/2011 11:49:19 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: MCCC
A Romney - Bachmann ticket

Except for the 'Romney' part, I am with ya!

26 posted on 07/28/2011 11:52:21 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: presidio9

cohen really means that she has no marxism in her like mccain and the left’s other poofter loving repubics.

LLS


27 posted on 07/28/2011 11:57:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: BelegStrongbow; Maceman
[Maceman] However batty she may or may not be, she is nowhere near as batty as Richard Cohen.

[Beleg] I would think Debbie Wasserman-Schmuck would be the appropriate comparison. She makes even Cohen look sane (at least he can put two sentences together that end up making sense).

Do I understand you guys correctly? That you both think Michele Bachmann is "batty"? And that Bachmann should be compared to the infamous lowlife Debbie Wasserman-Schulz of Florida, the poster girl for the intellectual and moral decay of the Democratic Party?

28 posted on 07/28/2011 12:18:47 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: MCCC
A Romney - Bachmann ticket may well be unbeatable.

It would clone the losing McCain-Palin ticket of 2008, but with a presidential candidate whose credentials for engaging Obozo are even weaker than McCain's, primarily because, anticipating he might face Romney, Obozo and his co-felons in Congress explicitly and deliberately shaped Obozocare to resemble Romney's fetid Sovietcare program from five years ago in Massachusetts.

Any ticket led by Romney would be fatally ill-suited to campaign against Obama and his Cloward-Piven wrecking crew.

Put Bachmann at the top of the ticket and you have a much different proposition, assuming Romney's nowhere around. A Bachmann candidacy would have its own problems, but we'd be fortunate to have her services as Chief Executive, should she win.

29 posted on 07/28/2011 12:26:22 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: MCCC
A Romney - Bachmann ticket may well be unbeatable.

RomneyCare=ObamaCare forgetaboutit. Palin-Bachmann ticket!

30 posted on 07/28/2011 12:38:36 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: Da Coyote
We have already accepted the lowest standard possible in a live human being...why debate anyone who MUST be superior to the Cretin-in-Chief just by definition?

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That's not the issue. The issue is, which candidate is best for our country? We have a number of candidates and potential candidates. Which one do we want to vote for in the primaries?

31 posted on 07/28/2011 12:44:24 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Do I understand you guys correctly? That you both think Michele Bachmann is "batty"?

I specifically phrased my original response to NOT say that. No I don't think she's batty.

I was simply using the rhetorical device of accepting an opponent's premise merely for the sake of argument, and making the point that even if one thinks she is batty, she is nowhere near as batty as Richard Cohen.

32 posted on 07/28/2011 12:54:55 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: fight_truth_decay

You reminded me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqbeWQh3F_A


33 posted on 07/28/2011 1:09:49 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: AliVeritas

I forgot the graphic language warning on the above song... be warned.


34 posted on 07/28/2011 1:11:07 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. For all the latest, check out: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/)
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To: wtc911

Really? How do you know YOU got it exactly right? I took it totally differently. Maybe I got it exactly right. Maybe he’ll explain exactly which way he meant it.


35 posted on 07/28/2011 3:28:28 PM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: SendShaqtoIraq

Who cares?


36 posted on 07/28/2011 4:50:48 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Stepan12

“He is the one who is batty not Michelle Bachmann.”

Well said.


37 posted on 07/28/2011 8:31:20 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

I am very sorry if I gave the impression I am anything less than a great fan of Michelle Bachmann. I wrote very poorly and meant to say that if anyone should be considered batty it would DW-S, not in any way Michelle.

Many apologies for typing like an idiot.


38 posted on 07/28/2011 9:25:57 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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39 posted on 07/29/2011 12:48:27 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: MCCC
A Romney - Bachmann ticket may well be unbeatable.

I for one would never vote for Romney. Bachmann is a force to be reckoned with, though.

40 posted on 07/29/2011 8:49:23 AM PDT by Kleon
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To: Kleon
Let's not forget the party over person policy. Or you'll get a rat like McCain. He has shown how feably bad he is lately.
41 posted on 07/29/2011 9:40:18 AM PDT by MCCC (The White House has turned the audacity of hope into the audacity of indifference)
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To: wtc911

no need to be rude


42 posted on 07/29/2011 11:06:59 AM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Cohen may have supported the Iraq war, but he has never been a Republican.


43 posted on 08/01/2011 1:19:15 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: americanophile

...but Howard Dean is fine, right?

I had a better example in mind.

44 posted on 08/01/2011 1:22:32 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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