Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann is an idiot, part 3,743

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July 28, 2011
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Michele Bachmann signed up for a government-backed home loan just weeks before she called for the dismantling of Fannie and Freddie Mac, according to the Washington Post.

Don’t you just love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning?

As an aside, WTF is the government doing backing loans of more than $400K? ?

Michele Bachmann is laughing at Pawlenty, along with everyone else

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July 14, 2011
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Two more polls show that Michele Bachmann is already vaulting over Romney and the rest of the field in Iowa, to which I continue to say I told you so. In fact, Romney insiders are already leaking that they are conceding Iowa to her.

And while Michele Bachmann is now claiming that she only signed part of the pledge to ban pornography and claim that black kids in slavery had it real good, that’s just the kind of truthiness that 2011 Republican crave.

But don’t look now, it’s Tim Pawlenty!

Who?

Tim Pawlenty! And he’s here to flip this race upside down with this amazing 6 minute campaign video about Faith and Family and Values and Tim Pawlenty’s Real Ultimate Power of God!

So what do you say? Does Pawlenty drop out before Iowa, or immediate after the results from Iowa are official on February 6th?

Bachmann is on fire

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July 13, 2011
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We’ve been slacking on our Michele Bachmann coverage over the last two days, but wanted to pass along this news if you hadn’t heard it.

Two new polls from Iowa show that she has finally taken over the lead (which is only going to grow). Bachmann fever is spreading like The Plague.

And speaking of fire, if you go to the awesome clinic that she and her husband run, you dirty homosexuals can be cured of the gay and avoid the fires of hell:

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Don’t worry, I don’t think this will hurt her a great deal among Republicans.

Onward, Michele!

Rand Paul’s wife working to defeat his father

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July 8, 2011
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This is fun:

Michele Bachmann’s first television ad raised eyebrows among some political consultants, not for its content but because of the firm that produced it.

That’s because the Strategy Group for Media, which made Bachmann’s Iowa spot, happens to have close ties to the family of another presidential candidate, Texas Rep. Ron Paul. SGM has worked for Ron Paul, did Rand Paul’s media during last year’s Kentucky Senate race and now employs the senator’s wife, Kelley Paul.
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The firm held a tense meeting with Ron Paul last month ahead of Bachmann’s campaign launch, according to a source familiar with the sit-down. The fact that SGM is now working for one of Paul’s major competitors remains “a little awkward, but that’s the business,” the source said.

John Yarmuth talks with ABC about debt hostage crisis

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July 7, 2011
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Rep. John Yarmuth gave a pretty good interview with ABC’s Topline about the GOP hostage demands:

And he repeated that he is also rooting for Michele Bachmann to win the nomination:

Your morning Michele Bachmann update

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July 7, 2011
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Michele Bachmann is already on the air in Iowa, releasing this ad today that tries very hard to make her look non-crazy:

Iowa Republicans who’ve been paying attention know better, and they love her for it.

And here’s more evidence that Bachmann can catch up to Romney and make this a race, from the Voice of Republicans:

“I swear every time Mitt Romney opens his mouth I think he’s running against me.”

– Rush Limbaugh, speaking on his talk radio show, criticizing Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney for “running against the Tea Party.”

This can happen.

Bachmann surging in New Hampshire

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July 6, 2011
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GOP presidential nominee Michele Bachmann. Yes, this could totally happen. PPP shows that Romney’s huge lead in New Hampshire is shrinking, along with his approvals, while Bachmann continues to surge within 7 points of him.

Mitt Romney- 25%
Michele Bachmann- 18%
Sarah Palin- 11%
Ron Paul- 9%
Rick Perry- 7%
Herman Cain- 7%
John Huntsman- 6%
Tim Pawlenty- 6%
Newt Gingrich- 4%

Romney’s starting to show some signs of weakness in New Hampshire. His support is down 12 points from 37% on the iteration of our April poll that didn’t include Mike Huckabee or Donald Trump. His favorability numbers are headed in the wrong direction as well. He’s dropped a net 18 points from +49 at 68/19 to +31 at 60/29. He’s certainly still the front runner in the state but he’s not looking as inevitable as he did a few months ago.

With seven months to go, he’s not.

Tea Party taking their country back!

GOP 2012 Circus Roundup

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July 6, 2011
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In case you lost track over the holiday weekend, here’s a roundup of what’s been happening in The Greatest Show on Earth:

  • Mitt Romney is a human pinwheel, which is fascinating to watch. Over the span of one week, he’s managed to say Obama made the recession worse, then denied ever saying it, then managed to say that again. It’s not huge in itself, but when your base is wary of this and you have a new one every week, it adds up.
  • Another New Hampshire poll shows Mitt leading easily. Unfortunately for him, it’s the second straight NH poll to show Michele Bachmann sprinting up to 2nd place.
  • And look at this. Joining Oregon and Montana as states where Bachmann is leading the GOP field in a poll is New Mexico. The West is looking like Bachmann country, and it’s only July.
  • Ron Paul must have done something to really piss off David Duke, because he’s thinking about withholding his support of Father Liberty and running for president on the GOP ticket himself.
  • Even if Ron Paul doesn’t have David Duke in his corner, he does have another SPLC certified extremist campaigning for him in Iowa soon. In late June, Rand Paul will take part in Liberty Bus Tour through the Hawkeye State.
  • Unfortunately for Ron Paul, Iowa grows corn, not poppies. He’s going to lose hard, but he might be able to compete with Pawlenty.
  • HermanCainia is so full of Liberty and Awesomeness that he’s already got some kind of gay witch hunt happening with his staff and volunteers. Catch the Fever, not The Gay!

PPP: Bachmann leading GOP in Oregan, Montana

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June 28, 2011
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I’m serious folks, this could happen. Look who has vaulted to the top in Oregon and Montana, according to PPP:

Oregon
Bachmann- 29%
Romney- 28%
Paul- 10%
Gingrich- 9%
Cain- 7%
Pawlenty- 6%
Huntsman- 2%

Montana
Bachmann- 25%
Romney- 22%
Gingrich- 11%
Paul- 10%
Pawlenty- 9%
Cain- 8%
Huntsman- 4%

Meanwhile, today’s lesson in Bachmann American History is that John Quincy Adams was one of the Founding Fathers that bravely ended slavery. Edit your wikipedia page accordingly (ex: “But even as an embryo, John Quincy Adams could feel pain and was a Founding Father.”).

The best part of this is, the more we laugh at her, the greater her chances of winning the Republican nomination.

This is your moment to shine, GOP!

"John Wayne’s America"

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June 27, 2011
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John Wayne Gacy, that is.

Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a thing for John Wayne. In an interview yesterday with Newsmax, she said she wants to live in “John Wayne’s America.” And in the Iowa town of Waterloo today, where she announced her presidential candidacy, Bachmann told Fox News, “John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.” But unfortunately for historically challenged Bachmann, as the Washington Times points out, the John Wayne born in from Waterloo is John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer who murdered 33 teenage boys and young men, not the iconic Western actor.

Oh, this will only get better.

UPDATE: Inevitable. Smells Like Teen Spirit.

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