Skip to comments.Bachmann: 'We cannot elevate political correctness over national security'
Posted on 07/31/2012 5:47:05 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said the backlash and national headlines in the past two weeks over her calls for an investigation into alleged Islamic influence in U.S. government show that political correctness is trumping national security concerns in this country.
"The concerns I have and my colleagues have are real," Bachmann told the Pioneer Press on Monday, July 30. "We cannot elevate political correctness over national security."
Bachmann was in Minnesota touring work on the St. Croix River for the new bridge near Stillwater and meeting with small business owners in St. Michael and Hanover.
Many other prominent Republicans condemned her allegations, including House Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and her former presidential campaign chairman Ed Rollins.
But others have come to her defense, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who wrote an op-ed for Politico in support of Bachmann.
"We have replaced tough mindedness about national security with a refusal to think seriously and substituted political correctness and a 'solid' assurance that people must be OK because they are 'nice' and 'hard working' for the systematic, intense investigations of the past," Gingrich wrote.
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For dissing her remarks Rubio should be out of the running for VP. Apparently he hasn’t a clue.
It works for Obama... why not for every other illegal alien and international terrorist?
“For dissing her remarks Rubio should be out of the running for VP.”
Bingo! My thoughts exactly.
BTW “Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.” another reason to dislike this PHONEY.
Exactly. He is a turncoat. FUMR! Bachmann is a patriot. You know she is because of the level of disdain she receives from the government-run media. I’d be more concerned about Iran-born Valerie Jarrett than Abedin though.
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Is it a legitimate line of inquiry to investigate U.S. officials' possible ties to The Muslim Brotherhood?
I don't know
That this has to be said at all illustrates our dilemma.
One Side the Grand Army of Republicans-Ignoring or being Bought off by Progressives, The Brotherhood or Crony Corporations.
The Conservative States of America
Who have to Choose Conservative Republicans, which side are you on?
Bachmann isn’t my favorite, but the more Rubio talks, the more he is cementing his reputation as a RINO and a complete ass. He is either 1) exactly that, or 2) listening to very, VERY stupid advisors.
love bachman, but she is too considerate.
if it were up to me i would bulldoze down every mosque in america, outlaw islam and deport anyone that disageed.
look at the mess in europe, or bother yourself to read the koran.
they are not our friends and they do mean you harm.
I Stand with Michele Bachmann!
The Vichy French sold out to the nazis for the illusion of power but they were only puppets who actively hunted the French Resistance for their masters.
The Vichy Republicans will sell out to every socialist ideal for the illusion of power. They’ll be nothing more than socialist puppets and they’re already attacking the tea party for their masters.
One of the brave few who dare to tell the truth about Islam danger to America.
Another brave little lady is Sue Myrick:
Rep. Sue Myrick Takes a Stand on Obama, Fort Hood and CAIR
Sue Myrick Wants to Wake Up America
Rep. Sue Myricks Foreword to Muslim Mafia
Wow....that’s messed up
Total Votes = 473
Yes 32.76 %
No 64.69 %
I don’t know 2.536 %
That is a much better analogy than my Civil War one.
Once again the GOP-E can be described as the "Moderates" of the Right Wing, they like the Low Taxes and Big Military, but still think they can run your life better than you can.
You wouldn’t want Yukon. Their government bureaucracy is massive per capita.
6:38 PM California Time. This needs to go viral!!
Total Votes = 481
Looks like a lot of others agree with Rubio, Boehner and Rollins — idiots!
Kudos to Cantor and Gingrich!!