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Bachmann: "I haven't had a gaffe"
thehill ^ | 11/18/2011 | Christian Heinze

Posted on 11/18/2011 1:37:45 PM PST by TBBT

Michele Bachmann, making the case on Fox News that she's the safest candidate in a rather jaw-dropping statement.

BACHMANN: I haven't had a gaffe or something that I've done that has caused me to fall in the polls.

People see in me someone who's genuinely a social conservative, a fiscal conservative, a national security conservative and a Tea Partier. I'm the whole package.

And when it comes to the best Republican who take on Barack Obama and not have any clunker in my record to be able to take him on, it's me. And I've been involved as a private citizen for 50 years, and for the last five years, I've been in the lion's den in Washington, D.C. And so I have a record that I'm very proud of, and I'm happy to take him on in the debates to hold him accountable for what he's done to the economy and the country and our national security while he's been in office.

VAN SUSTEREN: So you're talking about clunker -- you mean the allegations -- underline allegations, no proof of Mr. Herman Cain that there were two women who said that they were sexually harassed, and you had the Governor Perry's unfortunate 53-second gaffe at the -- one of the debates -- is that the clunker that brings people down?

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KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmanngaffes; gaffes; michelebachmann
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Tardasil!!!
1 posted on 11/18/2011 1:37:49 PM PST by TBBT
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2 posted on 11/18/2011 1:39:02 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: TBBT

“I haven’t had a gaffe”.....but I have raised 23 foster kids!


3 posted on 11/18/2011 1:39:26 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Herman Cain Can!)
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To: TBBT

Bachmann: “I yet to make a giraffe”


4 posted on 11/18/2011 1:40:03 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: TBBT
She a real conservative and smart as h$ll.

The problem is that she's as intense as Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. Mucho scary.

5 posted on 11/18/2011 1:40:48 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Libs and the media refused to vet their candidate...ignore their attempts to vet our slate.)
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To: TBBT

Yes folks this is our cast of candidates!


6 posted on 11/18/2011 1:41:23 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Given how soundly Cain and Perry have been beating her in the polls, maybe she’d better start gaffing!


7 posted on 11/18/2011 1:41:46 PM PST by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: TBBT

so vaccination really causes autism?


8 posted on 11/18/2011 1:42:03 PM PST by heiss (heartless)
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To: TBBT
Bachmann: "I haven't had a gaffe"

What about, "What happens when you turn 999 upside down?"

9 posted on 11/18/2011 1:42:13 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: TBBT

"giraffe?....????..oh gaffe, sheeesh"

10 posted on 11/18/2011 1:42:38 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TBBT

I know it’s not nice to make fun of the dead... But better than picking at our live ones...


11 posted on 11/18/2011 1:42:53 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

No? Nothing about mental retardation in children?


12 posted on 11/18/2011 1:43:09 PM PST by samtheman
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To: TBBT

That was awful!

That was the night I met her and spoke with and got my picture taken with her, and some woman gave her a very sad story, but Michele Bachmann should have checked its reliability before running with it.

They’ve all made mistakes. They’re all human.

We don’t have a perfect candidate because “mine” isn’t running.

So there!

:)


13 posted on 11/18/2011 1:43:48 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: TBBT

She had a Rollins.

Same thing.


14 posted on 11/18/2011 1:44:08 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: TBBT

This lady should drop out. I guess it will take a drubbing in the Iowa caucus to get her out of the race. She is an embarrasing distraction. She is useful in Congress and I’m so afraid she has made such a fool of herself that she will lose her seat in Congress. The only thing she seems to have learned was to have gained control of her hysterical speaking mannerism. At least that is an improvement!


15 posted on 11/18/2011 1:44:45 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: TBBT
I haven't had a gaffe or something that I've done that has caused me to fall in the polls.

Sweetheart, ya can't drop if you are already on the bottom...

16 posted on 11/18/2011 1:45:16 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: TBBT

Not to mention, she NEVER criticizes Romney, only conservatives.

That’s a GAFFE AND A HALF!


17 posted on 11/18/2011 1:45:34 PM PST by samtheman
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To: TBBT

Some will say the “6-6-6” was but it sure didn’t bother me. I thought it was funny.


18 posted on 11/18/2011 1:46:48 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: TBBT

Geez, Michele, I want to like you and then you say things like this. :eyeroll:


19 posted on 11/18/2011 1:47:58 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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I haven’t watched one Republican debate. At first I was waiting for Palin to jump in. Now I know they’re going to favor Romney in all the debates, so I don’t watch them.


20 posted on 11/18/2011 1:48:02 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: TBBT
"I haven't had a gaffe"

Not until now.

21 posted on 11/18/2011 1:48:59 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: TBBT

Well there was the bit about Elvis’ birthday and John Wayne’s birthplace...


22 posted on 11/18/2011 1:49:11 PM PST by elli1
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To: TBBT
Bachmann: "I haven't had a gaffe"

Recently.

23 posted on 11/18/2011 1:49:55 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: Politics4US
I haven’t watched one Republican debate.

I thought I was the only one who hadn't.

25 posted on 11/18/2011 1:52:34 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: CAluvdubya
“When you take the 9-9-9 plan and you turn it upside won, the devil is in the details,"
~Michele Bachmann

Comparing Herman Cain's 999 plan to 666, or the devil certainly didn't help her.

26 posted on 11/18/2011 1:53:27 PM PST by South40 (NO RINOS IN 2012!)
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To: TBBT

She was riding high in the polls after winning the Ames Straw Poll, and now she’s fighting Santorum and Huntsman to stay off the bottom. I wonder what it would take for her to admit she’s “dropped?”


27 posted on 11/18/2011 1:55:22 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: TBBT

I really like Michele Bachmann and there is no doubt about her conservative credentials but I sure wish she would have slapped down the idea that the accusations against Cain and Perry’s little brain freeze were anything but trivial matters.


28 posted on 11/18/2011 1:55:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TBBT

Even her “Patty Duke” hair makes people question what she’s really all about. Lately, she has her hair up more often, but “Patty Duke hair” returns, every now and then. Also, she’s behaving just like Rick Santorum with her, “I’m the only one here out of all of the Presidential candidates who...”, on many issues, which is very annoying.


29 posted on 11/18/2011 1:56:43 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: steve86
Some will say the “6-6-6” was but it sure didn’t bother me. I thought it was funny.

I didn't think it was funny. A conservative saying anything that helps Mitt Romney isn't funny at all.

30 posted on 11/18/2011 1:57:00 PM PST by South40 (NO RINOS IN 2012!)
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To: TBBT

I haven’t had a gaffe or something that I’ve done that has caused me to fall in the polls.

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Hilarious.

So there is something substantive behind her fall in the polls? Is that what she is saying?


31 posted on 11/18/2011 1:59:21 PM PST by dmz
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To: elli1
Well there was the bit about Elvis’ birthday and John Wayne’s birthplace...

Oh, yeah, that's important! /s

32 posted on 11/18/2011 1:59:21 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TBBT

Man she sounds like my ex-wife!!


33 posted on 11/18/2011 2:00:23 PM PST by mmanager ( Quit eating our own! Everyone is better than what we have.)
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To: RoosterRedux
She a real conservative and smart as h$ll.

No, she's not. Not really. She buys some poor lady's story about her TEENAGE daughter becoming mentally retarded via a vaccination? That may not be a gaffe, but sure was idiotic. As for true gaffes, that only the current VP can compete against, what about when she gave a whole speech in New Hampshire citing "the shot heard 'round the world" which happened to be down in Taxachusetts? Or that whole John Wayne vs. John Wayne Gacy thing?

Those were classic gaffes. I'd also submit "I'll lower gas to $2 a gallon" (or whatever it was) as a part of her platform. That reminded me of an 8th grader promising longer recess if elected class president.
34 posted on 11/18/2011 2:05:19 PM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: TBBT

I like Bachmann and I think that she is a conservative, but she’s not going to gain momentum if she doesn’t relax a little and develop a sense of humour about herself. It may already be too late, but even if it is, she still has a shot at the VP slot. She’s a fighter, which I admire.


35 posted on 11/18/2011 2:05:24 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TBBT

The good ol’ boys don’t like her.. because she not a “boy”..
But they agree with her mostly..

Thats why Newt, Perry and Cain are mimicing her “destroy” the scope of the federal government meme like a Vegas Ventriloquist...

She been saying it from the git go..
The good old boys may “mean it” maybe not.. trust them at your own risk..
Remember Bush devolved into a slobbering drooling mess at the end.. a tool of democrats..


36 posted on 11/18/2011 2:05:52 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: TBBT

I’d hit it, but not when she has her hair up.

She’s pretty scary that way. It may be the ears.


37 posted on 11/18/2011 2:06:42 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Totally disagree. Even if she has no chance of winning she is an eloquent spokeswoman for conservative ideas.


38 posted on 11/18/2011 2:08:57 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: samtheman
Not to mention, she NEVER criticizes Romney, only conservatives.

Is that right?

Rep. Michele Bachmann slams Mitt Romney

Don't Settle: NoSurprises2012.com (video - hits Romney on abortion, healthcare and the 2nd Amendment)

39 posted on 11/18/2011 2:09:14 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Brett66

That picture is very disrespectful. If there is one type of post that should be refrained from, it’s insulting images of graphic innuendo targeted at conservatives.

If I wanted to see posts like that I’d be looking at far-left websites.


40 posted on 11/18/2011 2:09:23 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: TBBT

H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y, E-L-V-I-S !


41 posted on 11/18/2011 2:10:55 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: TBBT

H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y, E-L-V-I-S !


42 posted on 11/18/2011 2:11:17 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: whattajoke

Since this debate there have been numerous stories about vaccination problems both here and abroad. I guess we shouldn’t take the media seriously either. I know some people who have personally had problems with this as well.

I don’t think that disqualifies her but to the LSM certainly she is TOO conservative, thus she is a non-started.


43 posted on 11/18/2011 2:12:04 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: TBBT

"And I never slice."

44 posted on 11/18/2011 2:13:16 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

“Questions about vaccines” is vastly different than her deer-eyed statement of fact ‘because some lady told her some crazy story.

And as far as I know, those “questions” (which I don’t have) never involved kids over 1, did they?

Note: I should have said her conservative bonafides are unquestioned. I was arguing against her purported intellect.


45 posted on 11/18/2011 2:16:47 PM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: hosepipe; All

I agree 100%.

Michele is the candidate most likely to have a term in office where all her actions are true to conservative causes.

It’s painfully obvious that a majority of people who like to think of themselves as conservative idiotically jumped on the Republican establishment bandwagon and bashed Michele, taking the best candidate for forcing some real change on the establishment government out of contention.

Will Cain win ? Even ol’ big-healthcare Newt ?

Conservatives talk about getting rid of cronyism, then when a real socially and fiscally conservative candidate comes along, they knock them out before the primaries start.


46 posted on 11/18/2011 2:17:00 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: TBBT

I guess not all FREEPERS Tivo Fox news nightly and have watched her and all her recent appearances, but every time I’ve seen her she looks and sounds GREAT.

As well spoken as Cain or Newt with none of the baggage.

I’d have to say her problem is she has been PALINED. The sad part is that most conservatives are going right along with this. She’s crazy, she can’t win, ect.

See the results from 2008 for what happens when we let the media choose our candidate.


47 posted on 11/18/2011 2:19:21 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: TigersEye

In the DEBATES they make goo-goo eyes at each other.


48 posted on 11/18/2011 2:19:54 PM PST by samtheman
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To: TBBT

I’m guessing Bachmann has no sexual harassment skeletons in her closet, if that’s what we’re talking about. No support for Obamacare either.


49 posted on 11/18/2011 2:21:30 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: South40

50 posted on 11/18/2011 2:22:44 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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