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  • Jezebel Falls for Fake Sarah Palin ‘N****r Hitler’ Interview Story

    07/31/2014 4:32:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 31, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    The National Report, a parody website that typically does a very good job hiding the fact that its stories are fake, put one over on Gawker’s Jezebel site on Thursday. Jezebel’s Erin Gloria Ryan posted an article under the headline “Sarah Palin Interviews Guy Who Calls the President ‘Nigger Hitler’” that was based entirely on the fake story. According to the fake National Report account: Less than five hours after the launch of The Sarah Palin Channel, the fledgling online subscription-based network has landed itself in a major controversy, after a person being interviewed by Palin herself repeatedly referred to...
  • Michele Bachmann On Right Side Of History As She Introduces Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Bill

    07/28/2014 10:00:46 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 26, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    U.S. Rep. (Michele Bachmann) and seven other congressmen have formally introduced (a bill) that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and impose sanctions on its supporters in the U.S. Though the chances of the bill passing with a Democrat majority in the Senate and Barack Obama as President are next to zero, it will force members in each House of Congress to pick a side on a matter of tremendous historical significance. The willingness of House Leadership (hello Speaker John Boehner) to bring the (“Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014″) to the floor will...
  • Leading Liberal Website Falls For Fake Story About Michele Bachmann

    07/28/2014 10:10:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:54 PM 07/27/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Think Progress, a website operated by the liberal Center for American Progress, failed to vet a phony story which claimed that Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann proposed “Americanization” labor camps for Central American unaccompanied children. “I’m calling on all of us, Obama and Congress and everyone, to chip in and build special new facilities…‘Americanization facilities,’ if you will,” Bachmann said, according to Think Progress, which has since corrected its embarrassing flub. […] Think Progress published the erroneous story on Sunday but corrected it and issued an apology after another liberal website, the Raw Story, pointed out the massive hoax. […]...
  • Michele Bachmann Says She Might Seek Presidency in 2016

    07/23/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    RCP ^ | 07/23/2014 | Scott Conroy
    Though set to retire from the U.S. House after her term expires at the end of this year, Michele Bachmann may not be done with electoral politics. The Minnesota congresswoman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate told RealClearPolitics on Tuesday that she is considering a second White House run. Bachmann made the revelation during an interview, in which she was asked for her view on whether any Republican women might seek the Oval Office in 2016. “The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running,” she replied. “They haven’t speculated,...
  • Michele Bachmann, Van Jones spar on border fight

    07/16/2014 2:20:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    CNN’s Van Jones went head to head Tuesday with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann over the border crisis, saying the congresswoman crossed the line in scapegoating the surge of unaccompanied migrant children for crimes committed by other undocumented immigrants. “Are you scapegoating every one of these kids?” Jones asked Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, on CNN’s “Crossfire.” “Well, hold on a second. There are lines that can’t be crossed here. I’m sorry congresswoman, I’m sorry congresswoman. There are lines that can’t be crossed here.” Bachmann, who acknowledged that 57,000 children have crossed America’s southern border into the country in recent months, also...
  • Fox’s Neil Cavuto and Michele Bachmann Get into Epic Shouting Match: ‘You’re Being Silly!’

    06/25/2014 5:40:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 06/25/2014 | Tina Nguyen
    An exchange between Neil Cavuto and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) regarding a lawsuit filed by the House against the Obama administration grew so contentious, that the former cut to commercial in the midst of Bachmann furiously admonishing him.While Bachmann was on Fox to defend the lawsuit, which claims that the administration has abused his powers via over-using executive privilege and wants to defund him, Cavuto exasperatedly pointed out that the timing of the lawsuit seemed too political to make sense. “You’ve been bemoaning it for a long time. Why now the suit?” he asked. “Why not just fix things...
  • The Triumph of Nice (Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government)

    05/01/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 1, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    In the summer of 2012, Michele Bachmann and four other House members sent a letter to the Inspector-Generals of key government agencies asking them to open an investigation into possible Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government.The letter to the Department of State specifically raised concerns over Huma Abedin, then-Deputy Chief of Staff and top personal aide to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The letter stated that Abedin “has three family members—her late father, her mother, and her brother—connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations,” and noted that the Department of State had “taken actions recently that have...
  • Michele Bachmann Endorses in Florida Special Election

    04/19/2014 3:54:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Roll Call ^ | Abby Livingston
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has endorsed businessman Curt Clawson with days to go in the Republican primary race to replace former Florida Rep. Trey Radel. Clawson’s announcement of the endorsement offered no statement from the retiring congresswoman, but the candidate heaped praise on Bachmann, the founder of the House Tea Party Caucus.
  • New Yorker Cover Features Dr. Obama Giving Medicine to 'Petulant Children' Cruz, Boehner, McConnell

    04/07/2014 10:00:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    True Revolt ^ | 7 Apr 2014
    On Monday, The New Yorker revealed its newest cover: President Obama as a doctor spooning medicine to smiling children – Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The cover was designed to push Obamacare’s supposed great success, with artist Barry Blitt stating, “The whole enterprise was just an elaborate excuse. I enjoyed drawing Ted Cruz, John Boehner, and Michele Bachmann as petulant children – and I especially wanted to draw an open-mouthed Mitch McConnell being spoon-fed his meds.”
  • Michele Bachmann: Undeterred and Undiminished

    02/18/2014 9:23:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    With less than a year left in her fourth and final term in Congress, it's a little early for an exit interview, but not too early to get the views of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on issues dear to a "founding mother" of the Tea Party movement and on how to beat Hillary Clinton in 2016, if the Democrat decides to run. Bachmann remains confident and resolute despite many political setbacks. We met in her office while much of Congress was fleeing the Capitol Building ahead of a major storm that eventually dumped a foot of snow on Washington....
  • Bachmann: If Immigrants Were Conservative, Obama Wouldn’t Want to Give Them ‘Amnesty’

    02/08/2014 10:27:55 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 7th, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    During a radio interview this week with Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) shared her views on the immigration reform debate, revealing what she believes to be the real reason President Barack Obama and other Democrats are pushing for a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants who currently live in the United States. Bachmann began by saying she thinks it would be a “terrible idea” to move forward with any immigration plan this year in Congress. “Let’s face it, if these were conservative Republicans coming here illegally,” she said, “the last thing Obama would do...
  • Did Al Franken really cast the '60th vote' for Obamacare?

    02/02/2014 12:50:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1/05/14 | KEVIN DIAZ
    So who did cast the critical 60th vote for the Affordable Care Act, a k a “Obamacare”? Facing a new election year, the GOP has an answer ready to go: U.S. Sen. Al Franken, the Minnesota Democrat whose 2008 recount victory over Republican Norm Coleman helped alter the balance of power in national politics. With the rocky rollout of healthcare.gov, Minnesotans can expect to hear a lot about the symbolic 60th vote; for example, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann recently penned an opinion piece calling Franken “a leading cheerleader and the 60th vote for Obamacare.” But in a body of 100 senators, Franken...
  • Bachmann says House preparing to sue Obama for overreach: ‘He’s not a king’

    01/29/2014 5:19:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/29/14 | Alex Pappas
    WASHINGTON — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann says House conservatives are preparing to sue President Barack Obama for executive overreach in response to his threats of unilateral action on a host of issues. “He’s the president of the United States — he’s not a king,” the Republican lawmaker told reporters after Obama’s State of the Union address. “He may think he’s a king, he may declare himself king, but that’s not what he is under our Constitution.” Bachmann said an effort is underway in Congress to take back their “authority under the Constitution as the House of Representatives.” She said the...
  • Bachmann: Obama's Legacy Is 'Establishment Of Lawlessness In United States'

    01/23/2014 6:46:09 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | Michelle Bachmann
    Because he did not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and now unilaterally adjusts the Obamacare law as it unfolds, President Barack Obama is sending a signal to liberal federal judges to mirror him and, as a result, the president's long-term legacy will be "the establishment of lawlessness in the United States," said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Bachmann also compared Obama's actions to those of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi -- "whatever he said was law."
  • Saturday Night Lies

    01/13/2014 10:00:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 6, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    In October, shortly after her controversial MTV Video Music Awards act, Miley Cyrus hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live.” She gave audiences another R-rated performance by donning a brown wig to cover her blond Mohawk and grinding to the song, “We Did Stop”—a spoof of her summer hit, “We Can’t Stop.” Who was Cyrus supposed to be? Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), partying with a flamboyant Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), portrayed by cast member Taran Killam. Bachmann (Cyrus) and Boehner (Killiam) were celebrating the successful shutdown of the federal government, thus proving they could “do whatever they want.” Ha. Politically...
  • Bachmann, King and Gohmert tour Egypt, Lebanon and Libya (Tea Party)

    12/19/2013 5:31:04 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 19, 2013 | Al Kamen
    Yet a trip this week by tea party Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann, Steve King and Louie Gohmert has been quite hush-hush, even though they went to iffy places like Beirut, Cairo and even to Tripoli — where the U.S. embassy last week issued a “warning” notice “strongly advis(ing) against all but essential travel to Tripoli and against all travel . . outside Tripoli because of ongoing instability and violence.” And, as best we can figure, they even flew commercial, not only to the region but even within the region. They even went to embassy briefings and such. So this is...
  • House Dems about to 'go crazy'

    11/13/2013 12:50:11 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    November 13, 2013, 02:39 pm House Dems about to 'go crazy' By Mike Lillis and Justin Sink House Democrats on Wednesday expressed increasing frustration at the Obama administration’s inability to improve the rollout of ObamaCare. Democrats said they’re worried about "being dragged into this non-stop cycle" of bad news about the ObamaCare rollout, rather than celebrating the successes of the law they helped to pass, a Democratic aide said. "They're voicing those frustrations with the administration," the aide said following a Democratic Caucus meeting where administration officials got an earful from exasperated lawmakers. ADVERTISEMENT With the House vote just two...
  • Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert, and the dangers of foggy 9/11 memories [Read with Barf Bag]

    09/14/2013 10:16:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/11/13 | Tod Robberson
    ...Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota joined fellow tea partying Reps. Louie Gohmert, sadly of Texas, and Steve King of Iowa on a trip to Egypt, where they praised the restoration of military dictatorship and the overthrow of a democratically elected government... Bachmann didn’t just stop with that misportrayal of American values. She somehow managed to confuse Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood with the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks (Afghanistan-based al-Qaeda for those who don’t remember), and congratulated Egypt’s military leader for holding them at bay. “We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world. We stand against...
  • Politically Speaking: Steve King cites anonymous source for Muslim Brotherhood connection to 9-11

    09/14/2013 11:02:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    blog siouxcityjournal.com ^ | September 12, 2013 | Bret Hayworth
    Along with U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, King said the Muslim Brotherhood that supported Morsi had a connection to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That connection has been disputed, and the 9/11 Commission determined Osama Bin Laden and the Al Qaeda terrorist group were responsible for the attacks that occurred 12 years ago this week. the 9/11 Commission determined it was Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda who were responsible for 9/11. Read more at http://www.newshounds.us/bachmann_president_obama_always_sides_with_muslim_brotherhood_09112013#je103CWbXvmvim0X.99to the attacks that occurred 12 years ago this week. King took questions from 10 reporters in the session, and reporters at...
  • GOP Members Of Congress Hold Surreal Press Conference In Egypt Thanking Military For Overthrowing...

    09/09/2013 4:22:49 PM PDT · by sopwith · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Brett LoGiurato
    Republican representatives Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Steve King (R-Iowa) held a press conference last week in Egypt, praising and thanking the Egyptian military for a July 3 ouster of what Bachmann called the "common enemy" Muslim Brotherhood. Via the Washington Post's Max Fisher comes video of the press conference, which is bizarre, to say the least. Bachmann thanked the Egyptian military for the coup and the military-led government's crackdowns on protests, implying that the Muslim Brotherhood — of which former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was a member — was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks....
  • Bachmann: Immigration Bill Would Cost $6 Trillion, Harm Hispanics, Blacks

    06/14/2013 1:02:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 14, 2013 - 1:13 PM | Fred Lucas
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) delivered her case Friday against the comprehensive immigration reform proposal, saying it would cost $6 trillion and particularly harm blacks and Hispanics. “What I’m asking all of us to consider are the profound implications of what this will mean, because amnesty will cost a fortune,” Bachmann said at the Road to Majority Conference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Faith & Freedom Coalition. “We’re looking at a $6 trillion cost for amnesty. Just the retirement benefits alone for illegal aliens—which must be born by the American people—is something like $2.7 trillion.” The Congressional Budget Office has...
  • The Glenn Beck Radio Program, Friday, June 14, 2013

    06/14/2013 6:21:32 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 103 replies
    www.GlennBeck.com/content/radio/ ^ | June 14, 2013, Friday | Glenn Beck
    The Glenn Beck Radio Program, Friday, June 14, 2013 Known for his quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality, Glenn Beck has attracted millions of viewers and listeners throughout the United States with The Glenn Beck Program. His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on over 400 stations and is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. It is the third highest-rated national radio talk show among adults ages 25 to 54. Listen to Live Streaming now.
  • Juan Williams: America's GOP needs its own Margaret Thatcher

    06/07/2013 3:13:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 7, 2013 | Juan Williams
    Michele Bachmann’s decision last week to leave Congress at the end of this term silences the Republican’s best-known female voice on the national political stage. It’s not a secret that her undisciplined style made her unpopular with the party’s leadership. But with women making up just 8 percent of the Republican majority in the House, Bachmann’s Tea Party populism, her run for the White House and her wide-eyed, often inaccurate claims, still made her a GOP stand out. At the moment, the best-known Republican woman at the national level has never run for office – that’s former Secretary of State...
  • As two prominent GOP women fade, a question of how to woo female voters (Guess who they mean?)

    06/03/2013 4:29:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    NBC News Politics ^ | June 3, 2013 | Kasie Hunt, Political Reporter
    Michele Bachmann's taking a bow. Sarah Palin's star has faded. With the brassy, blow-dried bombasts of the GOP moving to the sidelines, there's no elected heir apparent to inherit the mantle and carry the conservative crusade forward on the national stage. What does that mean for a Republican Party struggling to woo the women voters it needs to win national elections? It may be for the best, say some of the GOP operatives who have been pushing the party to rebrand itself after its 2012 losses. "They and their style gives short shrift to other women in the GOP," said...
  • Bachmann opponent suddenly retires, too

    05/31/2013 11:52:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 31, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    After Michele Bachmann announced her retirement this week, many people — Republicans included — thought the move would make it easier for the GOP to hold MN-06 with a fresh face. Looks like Bachmann’s already-announced opponent, Jim Graves, agrees: Minnesota Democratic congressional candidate Jim Graves plans to halt his campaign to replace Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in Congress just days after she ruled out a re-election run, according to his top aide. Campaign manager Aaron Wells told The Associated Press that Graves will issue a statement later Friday explaining the decision. Graves was quoted as saying the goal of unseating...
  • With Bachmann not running, Jim Graves pulls out of 6th District race

    05/31/2013 8:32:34 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 50 replies
    MINNPOST.com ^ | 5/31/13 | Eric Black
    As of today, Jim Graves is going to indefinitely suspend his campaign for Congress from the 6th District. Translation: He is not running. He is dropping out of politics to concentrate on his family and his business. ~SNIP~ “Basically, after all that’s gone on, and with Michele Bachmann now stepping down, I’ve been talking to my friends and family and frankly, the feeling is, ‘Mission Accomplished.’ She wasn’t representing the people of the 6th District appropriately, and now she won’t be representing them. There’s no way anyone could run and win who would be worse than Michele Bachmann. So we...
  • DNC hypes chances at Bachmann’s seat — their candidate drops out the following day

    05/31/2013 9:39:08 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 4 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/31/13 | David Freddoso
    DNC Spokesman Brad Woodhouse (at right) is having a tough week...
  • A Cardboard Cutout of a Caucus: Congressmen who support tea-party values should form a new caucus

    05/30/2013 10:57:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 22, 2013 | James V. DeLong
    The IRS’s targeting of conservative groups raises many questions. Mine is: “Where the heck was the Congressional Tea Party Caucus while this was going on?” The answer is: “Nowhere.” And the obvious conclusion is that the present CTPC should disband and clear the field for others. The CTPC was formed in July 2010, with Michele Bachmann as the spark plug and chair. Some tea-party activists were suspicious, fearing that the caucus represented an effort to ride the coattails of the tea-party movement, or maybe to co-opt it rather than help it, and they turned out to be right. The caucus...
  • Democrats Plan To Run Against Michele Bachmann Anyway

    05/30/2013 2:07:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 05/30/2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro, Kate Nocera
    Michele Bachmann isn’t running for re-election but that doesn’t mean Democrats won’t run against her. Her announcement was a little bittersweet for Democratic groups who have long used Bachmann’s out-there comments to build up e-mail lists, aggressively fundraise, and denounce her House colleagues. But it was especially tough on Adam Graves, the son of businessman Jim Graves — the Democratic candidate who was gearing up for a rematch with the Republican firebrand. A little bit of the wind went out of the younger Graves’ sails early Wednesday morning when Bachmann’s YouTube video appeared. Adam got his first taste of electoral...
  • Video: Michele Bachmann retires

    05/29/2013 3:43:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 29, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Actually, it might be a stretch to call this a retirement. Rep. Michele Bachmann announced last night that she would not seek a fifth term in the House from Minnesota’s 6th Congressional district in this nearly nine-minute valediction. As The Week notes, however, Bachmann doesn’t say she’s retiring from politics or even electoral politics, which means she may have something else in mind already (via Andrew Malcolm): (VIDEO-AT-LINK) On Monday, Politico speculated that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the “bomb-throwing conservative and onetime Republican presidential candidate,” faced an “existential threat in 2014.” Bachmann “may be the congresswoman with nine lives,” said...
  • Bachmann retires — GOP loses one of its biggest financial black holes

    05/29/2013 2:33:51 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 82 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/29/13 | David Freddoso
    ...If anything, Bachmann’s exit means that the conservative movement is about to be better-funded, because conservative small-donors won’t be spending over $10 million to re-elect her to a completely safe House seat every two years...
  • New York Magazine: 'Michele Bachmann Retires As President of Crazyland'

    05/29/2013 11:31:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    New York Magazine: 'Michele Bachmann Retires As President of Crazyland' By Noel Sheppard Created 05/29/2013 - 10:39am With the announcement that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will not seek re-election next year, the liberal media are out in force trashing this woman Wednesday. New York magazine's Jonathan Chait quickly did his part with a piece intelligently titled "Michele Bachmann Retires As President of Crazyland": Bachmann faced a dire threat of losing reelection. But to think she was chased out of her job is an error born from thinking of Bachmann as merely another member of Congress. Bachmann is more than that:...
  • Last call for Dems to fundraise off Michele Bachmann!

    05/29/2013 11:29:13 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 3 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/29/13 | David Freddoso
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee just sent out this fundraising email...For a good laugh, while you read the following, think to yourself: “How many people think Bachmann is a dim bulb, yet will actually believe a word of this and send them the recommended $3?”
  • Column One: Obama and the ‘official truth’

    05/17/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-16-2013 | Caroline B. Glick - OP/ED
    May 16, 2013 Column One: Obama and the ‘official truth’ Caroline B. Glick Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has been sitting in a US federal prison in Texas since his photographed midnight arrest by half a dozen deputy sheriffs at his home in California for violating the terms of his parole. As many reporters have noted, the parole violation in question would not generally lead to anything more than a court hearing. But in Nakoula’s case, it led to a year in a federal penitentiary. Because he wasn’t really arrested for violating the terms of his parole. Nakoula was arrested for producing...
  • Why Obama released embarrassing IRS bombshell Michele Bachmann explains White House's willingness

    05/12/2013 12:21:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    wnd ^ | 05/12/13 | Bob Unruh
    The Internal Revenue Service under the Obama administration – described by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., as the “most feared government agency” – admitted Friday it targeted conservative and tea-party groups during last year’s election because of their politics. Bachmann, a former tax attorney, told WND in an interview the IRS admission means the credibility of the 2012 election is in doubt. Americans, she said, should be wondering whether Obamacare, which is to be enforced by the IRS, will target conservative voices opposed to President Obama with delays or denials of medical care. But why would an administration ever confess to...
  • Does the Tea Party understand the Constitution? (Classic pretzel logic from the Left)

    05/11/2013 12:57:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | May 11, 2013 | John D'Amico
    The Right constantly claims devotion to our founding documents. The problem: Its policies completely violate them. Last month, 20 House Republicans, along with staffers from nearly 40 congressional offices attended the first meeting of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus. The three premises behind the Caucus, according to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who emceed the event, are “we’re taxed enough, we spend less than we take in, and we follow the Constitution.” This purported devotion to the founding documents echoes the themes reverberated at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in March, where Sarah Palin and former Rick Santorum declared that...
  • Michele Bachmann: 9/11 And Benghazi Were God's Judgment

    05/10/2013 8:00:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 119 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2013 | Uploaded by WeAreTheSavageNation
    Speaking at a prayer event inside the US Capitol, Rep. Michele Bachmann said that this nation has experienced God's judgment twice on September 11.
  • A Gang of Six Plots a Revolt {on immigration}

    04/15/2013 4:43:05 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | Bob Costa
    King and his crew are not driving the negotiations, and they increasingly feel like outsiders within their own party. “The meetings of the Gang of Eight and the secret meetings in the House of Representatives — the people who have been standing up for the Constitution and the rule of law haven’t been invited to those meetings,” King tells the assembled group of reporters. The other huddlers — Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Lou Barletta (Pa.), Mo Brooks (Ala.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), and Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.) — nod and grimace. “We’ve got all the rich guys and the elitists talking to each...
  • The Michele Bachmann sideshow is hurting the GOP

    04/01/2013 9:58:54 AM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/1/13 | Joe Gandelman
    The Minnesota lawmaker alienates independents, moderates, and young voters — and she's not going anywhere Attention GOP: Your rebranding attempts are being undercut by a segment of your party getting big headlines and lots of air time — a segment symbolized by the Minnesota quote-machine, Rep. Michele Bachmann. Due to a series of gaffes, she is again on the receiving end of criticism, including from Fox News powerhouse Bill O'Reilly. The Congresswoman is also, as reported by The Daily Beast's John Avlon, "embroiled in a litany of legal proceedings related to her rolling disaster of a presidential campaign — including...
  • Sharpton's Strange Theory: Blames Beck-Bachmann For Egyptians Pelting Hillary's Motorcade

    03/27/2013 7:06:48 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    According to contemporary reports, as here and here, Egyptian protesters who pelted the motorcade of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with tomatoes during her visit to Egypt last July were chanting "Monica! Monica!" So who did Al Sharpton, on his MSNBC show this evening, blame for the tomato pelting? Why, Glenn Beck and Michele Bachmann, of course! According to the Reverend Al, it was the raising by Beck and Bachmann of the possible connection of Hillary's top aide, Huma Abedin, to the Muslim Brotherhood that outraged the Egyptian horde. Sharpton says "there is absolutely nothing" to back the claims...
  • Palin/Bachman 2016. Unbeatable ticket?

    03/26/2013 7:41:44 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 152 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/26/13 | Mr.K
    Before Newt Gingrich and the GOP try to peddle this insanely ridiculous "Reince Revolution" baloney (seriously- with a straight face he said that????) I would like to get out front with what I think would be an UN-BEATABLE ticket in 2016 Palin/Bachman They would get ALL the GOP vote and at least half the Women's vote from Democrats. Plus they would SPEAK THE TRUTH instead of GOP-approved pablum, and -like when Ronald Reagan spoke the truth- the PEOPLE WOULD LOVE IT
  • Michele Bachmann's Presidential Campaign Investigated By Ethics Watchdog

    03/25/2013 8:01:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC's Good Morning America ^ | March 25, 2013 | Russell Goldman
    Federal investigators are probing allegations that Rep. Michele Bachmann, or members of her staff, inappropriately used money raised during her presidential campaign, her lawyer and former campaign staffers said today. Bachmann has not been formally accused of any wrong doing, but staffers said they had been questioned by federal authorities. The investigators are working on behalf of the Office of Congressional Ethics. Bachmann's attorney confirmed to ABC News.com that Bachmann was being probed by the OCE, but denied any wrongdoing. "There are no allegations that the congresswoman engaged in any wrongdoing," campaign lawyer William McGinley told ABCNews.com in a statement....
  • Is the anti-ObamaCare movement finally dead?

    03/22/2013 10:33:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Week ^ | March 21, 2013 | Jon Terbush
    Electoral defeats and the Tea Party's diminishing influence have sapped support for the law's repeal Saturday marks the Affordable Care Act's third anniversary — and with it, the third anniversary of Republican efforts to undo the law. The future of the law, which fueled the Tea Party's rise and cost Democrats control of the House, was for a long time in doubt. But after the Supreme Court upheld the law, and President Obama won re-election in convincing fashion, calls for repeal have grown noticeably quieter. SEE MORE: Africa's devastating elephant-poaching problem Republicans still say they oppose the law, and have...
  • Mark Levin Goes Off On Bill O’Reilly For His ‘Hit’ On Michele Bachmann

    03/21/2013 3:07:40 PM PDT · by Dysart · 48 replies
    Mediate ^ | 3-21-13 | Andrew Kirell
    On Thursday night, conservative radio host Mark Levin attacked Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and the “has-beens” at CNN for their “hit” on Rep. Michele Bachmann after she was caught racing away from a CNN reporter confronting her over factually inaccurate claims about the president’s “lavish” White House living. On Tuesday, CNN reporter Dana Bash attempted to confront Bachmann over her claims that the president has an extraordinarily luxurious lifestyle, but was famously met with deflection and a race away from the camera. On The O’Reilly Factor last night, the eponymous Fox host criticized Bachmann for her “trivial attacks on...
  • RECONSIDERING MICHELE BACHMANN (Most of her policies were right and spot on in hindsight)

    01/21/2013 4:59:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Powerline ^ | 01/21/2013 | John Hinderraker
    The Washington Post reports today that al Qaeda’s successful attack on the Algerian natural gas plant has greatly boosted al Qaeda’s prestige in Africa. Along the way, the Post notes rather casually: The assailants were well-trained and armed with what appear to have been weapons from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s arsenal. The overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi has turned out to be a terrible blunder. It has empowered radical Muslims, led directly to the Benghazi debacle, and scattered Gaddafi’s armory among terrorist elements, including al Qaeda. There has been, of course, no accountability for the Libya decision, either with...
  • Blanking On Her Name, MSNBC's Roberts Calls Michele Bachmann 'What's-Her-Face'

    01/10/2013 9:42:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, we've all blanked on a person's name. But how we handle it can reveal how we feel about the person in question. On the MSNBC Live show he was hosting during today's 11 AM ET hour, Thomas Roberts, blanking on Michele Bachmann's name, referred to her as "what's-her-face." View the video here.
  • Repeal Obamacare bill: Michele Bachmann introduces first bill of 113th Congress

    01/07/2013 10:53:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    UPI ^ | 01/07/2013 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    The Minnesota Representative introduced a bill to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, the first bill of the 113th Congress--but it stands almost no chance of passing. Second verse, same as the first, apparently.Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Tea Party darling and former presidential candidate introduced the first House bill of the 113th Congress Thursday.Of course, the bill she introduced was to--you guessed it--repeal Obamacare in its entirety. At noon today, I introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.— Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) January 3, 2013 Even if Bachmann's bill stood a chance of becoming...
  • House Passes Congressional Pay Freeze, 129 Members Vote for Pay Increase

    01/02/2013 10:04:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    The House approved a bill to rescind the executive order President Obama signed last week that ended the pay freeze on federal employees, which meant that some federal workers would be getting a raise—including members of Congress. A number of lawmakers spoke out about the absurdity of the pay increase and timing of the move. Rep. Michele Bachmann said in a statement, “This executive order was not requested by Congress and we should reject it. We have a spending problem in our country and we should be looking for areas to cut spending. At a time when families across the...
  • Unhinged Lib Arrested After Calling GOP Offices & Threatening: “Back the Bleep Off”

    12/21/2012 9:12:29 AM PST · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-21-12 | Jim Holt
    <p>New Jersey liberal Ronnie McMillian threatened Rep. Michele Bachmann and Governor Bobby Jindal.</p> <p>A New Jersey man who made threatening phone calls to public officials including Louisiana’s governor and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was arrested today. Authorities charged 27-year-old Ronnie McMillian of Hawthorne, N.J., with two counts of transmitting threats to injure another through interstate commerce.</p>
  • Bachmann Warns of Hezbollah Training Camps, Weapons in Cuba

    09/27/2011 7:51:20 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 26, 2011 | Neil King Jr.
    Cuba came up again at a Bachmann campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Monday when a supporter asked her to amplify on her debate comments. This time, the Minnesota congresswoman cited “reports” that Hezbollah, the militant Muslim group based in Lebanon, had established training sites in Cuba and might even set up missile sites 90 miles from U.S. soil.