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Bachmann: 'We cannot elevate political correctness over national security'
twincities.com ^ | 07/30/2012 | Megan Boldt

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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; bachmann; minnesota; nationalsecurity; pc; rubiorino

1 posted on 07/31/2012 5:47:10 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

For dissing her remarks Rubio should be out of the running for VP. Apparently he hasn’t a clue.


2 posted on 07/31/2012 5:49:03 PM PDT by madison10
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It works for Obama... why not for every other illegal alien and international terrorist?


3 posted on 07/31/2012 5:49:07 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Damn straight.

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4 posted on 07/31/2012 5:49:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: madison10

“For dissing her remarks Rubio should be out of the running for VP.”

Bingo! My thoughts exactly.

He’s done.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 5:51:08 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

BTW “Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.” another reason to dislike this PHONEY.


6 posted on 07/31/2012 5:53:32 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: madison10

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.


7 posted on 07/31/2012 5:54:06 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: BarnacleCenturion; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...
Read the story and:

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Michele Bachmann
Is it a legitimate line of inquiry to investigate U.S. officials' possible ties to The Muslim Brotherhood?
Yes
No
I don't know

8 posted on 07/31/2012 5:56:33 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: BarnacleCenturion
"We cannot elevate political correctness over national security."

That this has to be said at all illustrates our dilemma.

9 posted on 07/31/2012 5:56:33 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: cripplecreek
Thus I present you with the GOP Civil War-

One Side the Grand Army of Republicans-Ignoring or being Bought off by Progressives, The Brotherhood or Crony Corporations.

http://www.jessicaswell.com/images/vichy_gop.jpg

VS

The Conservative States of America

http://constitutionalwrites.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/CSA-and-FSA-II.jpg

Who have to Choose Conservative Republicans, which side are you on?

10 posted on 07/31/2012 5:57:11 PM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 5:58:56 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

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.

blessings, bobo


12 posted on 07/31/2012 5:59:07 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: cripplecreek
Oh Yeah

http://bachmann.house.gov/UploadedPhotos/MediumResolution/a89781a7-c26d-43f2-8852-71dbac11836e.jpg

I Stand with Michele Bachmann!


13 posted on 07/31/2012 6:01:35 PM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: KC_Lion

Me, too.


14 posted on 07/31/2012 6:03:03 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: KC_Lion

Vichy Republicans.

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.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 6:05:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

.

She’s right.
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
http://frontpagemag.com/2009/jamie-glazov/rep-sue-myrick-obama-weak-on-jihad/

Sue Myrick Wants to Wake Up America
http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2008/05/sue-myrick-wants-to-wake-up-america.html

Rep. Sue Myrick’s Foreword to ‘Muslim Mafia’
http://washingtonindependent.com/64104/rep-sue-myricks-foreword-to-muslim-mafia

.


16 posted on 07/31/2012 6:09:32 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Wow....that’s messed up

Total Votes = 473
Yes 32.76 %
No 64.69 %
I don’t know 2.536 %


17 posted on 07/31/2012 6:12:32 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: cripplecreek
Touche!

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.

18 posted on 07/31/2012 6:13:04 PM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: KC_Lion

You wouldn’t want Yukon. Their government bureaucracy is massive per capita.


19 posted on 07/31/2012 6:25:04 PM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

FReeEEeeped:

6:38 PM California Time. This needs to go viral!!

Total Votes = 481
Yes
33.88 %
No
63.61 %

Looks like a lot of others agree with Rubio, Boehner and Rollins — idiots!

Kudos to Cantor and Gingrich!!


20 posted on 07/31/2012 6:39:40 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: dynachrome

Is it a legitimate line of inquiry to investigate U.S. officials’ possible ties to The Muslim Brotherhood?

Total Votes = 487

Yes
34.49 %

No
63.03 %

I don’t know
2.464 %


21 posted on 07/31/2012 6:45:25 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (This too, shall pass, unless we're in Harry Reid's Senate and "this" is a budget.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Minnesota is obviously now occupied by the enemy.


22 posted on 07/31/2012 6:45:46 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Too bad Bachmann got nowhere in her try for president. But by the same token it was upsetting she never hammered Romney. Still hasn’t. So I have mixed feelings about the whole primary. Michele was my first choice. Then I moved to Cain and Santorum.


23 posted on 07/31/2012 6:48:06 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Our country is systematically being sold down the river. The perps must be sent “Up the River” and damn quickly before the damage is fatal. There is still room at Leavenworth and GITMO!


24 posted on 07/31/2012 6:49:05 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: bobo1

“if it were up to me i would bulldoze down every mosque in america, outlaw islam and deport anyone that disageed.”

I am with you on that. Someday that chance will come, and it is probably not that far off. Fewer and fewer Americans are falling prey to polical correctness.


25 posted on 07/31/2012 6:49:35 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Mozilla
Michele was my first choice. Then I moved to Cain and Santorum.

The same for me, in that same order.

But I guess now I'm a mittbot because I do not want a second Obama term.

26 posted on 07/31/2012 6:57:32 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: dynachrome

The mozlim “homohood” has anti-FReeped this one.

Total Votes = 492

Yes, of course it is, you suicidal morons!
34.95 %

No, let ‘em all in to infiltrate our government. 0zer0’s arms and [redacted] are open to them.
62.60 %

Huh? I’m your typical idiot who pays no attention until my throat is being slashed.
2.439 %


27 posted on 07/31/2012 7:02:30 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: bobo1

Agree.


28 posted on 07/31/2012 7:04:59 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Jay Redhawk

until people realize that this is a religious problem, and we are dealing with fanatics, we are doomed.

i would bury them all in pig excrement, feed those at guantamano pork and bacon, they would either eat it or die.

they wouldn’t have their prayer rugs and korans. screw them, they lost.

u can’t be nice to fanatics, that doesn’t help.

blessings, bobo


29 posted on 07/31/2012 7:06:52 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: cripplecreek

That’s a really nice graphic.


30 posted on 07/31/2012 7:10:01 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: bobo1

On that note, see tagline.

It is a totalitarian misogynistic political system that uses religion as a beard and for control of the masses.


31 posted on 07/31/2012 7:16:45 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

i think that means that islam must be destroyed?

blessings, bobo


32 posted on 07/31/2012 7:33:09 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: FreedomPoster

I’m thinking about making some larger versions to sell them through zazzle online. T-shirts, bumper stickers posters etc.


33 posted on 07/31/2012 7:37:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The Pentagon already put political correctness of embracing Islamic supremacist muslims ahead of national security.

Recall the handwringing over the Ft. Hood shooting. We were told by the men on top that it would be a “bigger tragedy” to question letting Islamists hold power over national security.


34 posted on 07/31/2012 7:56:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I am VERY happy to see a COUNTER ATTACK instead of an apology by Bachman. This is the way to victory!!! ATTACK AND COUNTER ATTACK.


35 posted on 07/31/2012 7:57:23 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Done. Needs more voting:

Yes 36.98%
No 60.66%
I don’t know 2.348%


36 posted on 07/31/2012 8:06:51 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

2014: I cannot wait to primary out La Raza Rubio...or is that now Mo’ Bro’ Rubio?

Kudos to Michelle Bachmann for speaking up, and continuing to do so

A vote for Michelle Bachmann’s critics is a vote for terrorism


37 posted on 07/31/2012 8:22:24 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Remember when RINOs were something you hunted in Africa?)
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To: SeminoleCounty; All

Oops...should be “2016” to primary out La Raza Mo’ Bro’ Rubio


38 posted on 07/31/2012 8:25:24 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Remember when RINOs were something you hunted in Africa?)
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To: bobo1

“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.”

Indeed.

The time will come when Americans and their leaders will have to make a choice whether to do just as you said, or not.

I’m NOT optimistic that they will make the right one.

I wish I could believe they would, but I’m a realist.

What’s coming is someday going to get VERY ugly.

Ms. Bachmann may have some faults, but on this subject she is as solid as the rock of Gibraltar. Her warnings bring to mind those of Churchill. The West desperately needs someone with his courage.


39 posted on 07/31/2012 8:31:55 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Placemark.


40 posted on 07/31/2012 8:41:07 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: dynachrome

Is it a legitimate line of inquiry to investigate U.S. officials’ possible ties to The Muslim Brotherhood?
Total Votes = 524
Yes 38.16 %
No 59.54 %
I don’t know 2.290 %

Joseph McCarthy was right. So is Michelle Bachman.


41 posted on 07/31/2012 9:13:34 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: dynachrome

FReeped! And it needs serious FReeping,too!!


42 posted on 08/01/2012 8:46:50 AM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“We cannot elevate political correctness over national security.””

Sure we can, Michelle! We’ve been doing it for a couple decades.


43 posted on 08/01/2012 8:57:20 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: dynachrome

Can you call out the posse, DU is gonna hit it they are in shock over the whole Chick-Fil -A thing..

http://www.waff.com/story/19169250/customers-line-up-for-chick-fil-a-appreciation-day


44 posted on 08/01/2012 12:26:09 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: dynachrome

Got another good one that needs FReepin!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2913261/posts


45 posted on 08/01/2012 12:30:46 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; All

I’m not surprised that Newt spoke up to support her. I’m sure he agrees 100%. “Political correctness” is nothing more than a gag on our First Amendment rights & a systematic movement to manipulate society’s perceptions. It’s one thing to be respectful (when it’s warranted). It’s something entirely different to try & change the truth or the practical aspects of any given situation.
Senator Bachmann’s efforts are *especially* important in light of who Huma Abedin is in relation to the SoS from a national security perspective.

If we haven’t learned anything else from the last (almost) 4 years, it should be that *no one* in our government should be above rigorous scrutiny.


46 posted on 08/01/2012 4:48:39 PM PDT by KGeorge (Eat More Chikin!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

bfl


47 posted on 08/01/2012 8:06:30 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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