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The Michele Bachmann sideshow is hurting the GOP
Yahoo ^ | 4/1/13 | Joe Gandelman

Posted on 04/01/2013 9:58:54 AM PDT by OKRA2012

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 an Office of Congressional Ethics investigation into campaign improprieties." It's almost as if Bachmann is a Democratic mole embedded in the Republican Party with the purpose of chasing away a wide range of voters.

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The media in their search for an April Fool's joke has perpetrated a vendetta against Michele Bachmann.

The article is not just the simple April Fool's gag, but one that proves the media does in fact fear the power and ability of Michele Bachmann.

1 posted on 04/01/2013 9:58:54 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012

I’d like to see a Counter-Attack:

“Michelle Bachmann for Speaker!”


2 posted on 04/01/2013 10:00:23 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: OKRA2012

Is the author channeling his inner Rove?


3 posted on 04/01/2013 10:01:12 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: OKRA2012

The media, the left and the GOPe all fear her. I expect to see a concern troll or two turn up on this thread before the day is over as well.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 10:03:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: OKRA2012

What is a “Joe Gandelman?”


5 posted on 04/01/2013 10:05:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: cripplecreek

The GOP elites like McCain and his crew of dirtbags want to hurt her because she dared to point out their hypocrisy when it comes to Islam infiltrating the US government.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 10:06:56 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: OKRA2012

I’ll take Michele Bachmann over most any Rep. any time.To me she is a “True” republican who doesn’t give in to the libs.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 10:07:42 AM PDT by ohiobushman
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To: dforest
We managed to sneak a conservative onto the republican national committee and they're trying to get rid of him too.

Mich. RNC member: I won't resign for Facebook post (about statistics on homosexuals)
8 posted on 04/01/2013 10:09:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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That’s exactly what articles like this are. Yahoo is concern-trolling.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 10:09:57 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: OKRA2012

On her worst day Bachmann has more character in one finger than Obama or Biden have in their entire family tree’s.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 10:09:58 AM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: OKRA2012

Don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t give a crap what O’Reilly thinks about anything.


11 posted on 04/01/2013 10:10:37 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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I still remember FReepers joining the likes of Politico in trashing this good lady.

Disgusting!

12 posted on 04/01/2013 10:14:08 AM PDT by Artcore
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“The GOP elites like McCain and his crew of dirtbags want to hurt her because she dared to point out their hypocrisy when it comes to Islam infiltrating the US government.”

She also dared to out Newt Gingrich in the primaries for the open border amnesty lover he is. Does no one recall him referring to all of us as ‘inhumane’ when we didn’t want Bush’s amnesty? When you cross Newt, you cross CPACs
radical islam loving Grover Norquist, the author of Bush’s amnesty ( and likely this one!)
Newt Gingrich describes Norquist as “...the most creative and most effective conservative activist in the country.”

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=michelle+bachman


13 posted on 04/01/2013 10:15:25 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

BORing.


14 posted on 04/01/2013 10:20:03 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: OKRA2012

Ever notice how [insert any Conservative name] always seems to hurt the GOP?

Ever see a headline proclaiming that some Liberal, or RINO, is “hurting” Democrats?


15 posted on 04/01/2013 10:20:46 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: OKRA2012

Yahoo is getting worse and worse daily.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 10:26:24 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: OKRA2012

I quit watching O’Reilly.


17 posted on 04/01/2013 10:29:45 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: OKRA2012

Well, I suppose if the headline said “The Media Take on Michele Bachmann is hurting the GOP” it might be closer to the truth. They love to take her out of context and paint her as the ulta-right bogeywoman who secretly runs the GOP. A take which doesnt survive even cursory analysis, but since most Americans are hard-pressed to finish reading a headline, much less an article, it does have the effect the media wants; demonizing Bachmann, splintering the opposition against the Left into small fragments, and generally sowing discord among those who would like to move the country forward.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 10:30:10 AM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: Obadiah

Yup I have never heard anyone call for the democrats to moderate themselves. They’re goose stepping into full on fascism and the Rovians are whining about how out of control conservatives are.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 10:30:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: OKRA2012

They fear conservative women.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 10:31:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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