Skip to comments.The Michele Bachmann sideshow is hurting the GOP
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 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.
I’d like to see a Counter-Attack:
“Michelle Bachmann for Speaker!”
Is the author channeling his inner Rove?
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.
What is a “Joe Gandelman?”
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.
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.
That’s exactly what articles like this are. Yahoo is concern-trolling.
On her worst day Bachmann has more character in one finger than Obama or Biden have in their entire family tree’s.
Don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t give a crap what O’Reilly thinks about anything.
“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.”
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?
Yahoo is getting worse and worse daily.
I quit watching O’Reilly.
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.
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.
They fear conservative women.
bill o’reilly a power house??? More like power turd.
Leftists are telling the GOP to dump Conservatives. Nothing new here.
God bless her!
I was in Michele’s corner until she betrayed Sarah Palin.
The first day out of the gate, Michele’s newly appointed campaign manager (for President) went after Palin hot and heavy. To make it worse, Michele made her campaign manager apologize to Sarah personally .. but Michele never made a public apoligy to Sarah .. and that really bothered me.
I was stunned by Michele’s actions. Sarah had supported and helped Michele all during her campaign .. and this betrayal told me not to follow Michele anymore.
Funny thing, when Michele visited with Trump - He later made a comment about her “being disloyal”.
The same nonsensical "ethics investigations" as were perpetrated against Sarah Palin are being propounded against Bachmann's campaign for POTUS!
When will the GOPe stop persecuting their own fantastic conservative women and start giving them unmitigated support???
AuntB I include you, even though you're not running for anything that I know of, you are a consistent conservative and an honorable activist that I've admired since the great battle against federal tyranny at Klamath Falls, OR and at Jarbidge, NV even before that!!!
Your support of a rational immigration policy that restores the rule of law and legitimacy to the whole process since the huge effort we all made in 2007 should earn you the highest citizen's award given by a legitimat occupant of the White House!!!
God bless you AuntB!!!
O’reilly trashing Bachmann? That’s an endorsement as far as I’m concerned.
Bachmann has been under attack by the roveios of the rino party for quite a while now.....we will see if she can survive. My real question is why are they all so hot to trash her???
I’m with you...I haven’t paid any attention to that fool for at least five years
“embroiled in a litany”? Wow, that’s gotta hurt!
So the effort by the leftist media to neuter the GOP once and for all rolls on.
No, it is not. Without fail, elitist GOP hacks, wonks, consultants, staffers, politicos, et al are just trying to keep the playing field clear from distractions for 2014 and 2016. They are hankering for another Bush, perhaps a Rubio, or someother ‘accepted’ Party-approved loser. I will vote for NONE of them, and I could give a damn what MB is doing that may “harm” the GOP; I want the GOPe crushed!
Count me in. Stopped watching these gasbags like BOR and Geraldo a long time ago. With Rush Limbaugh now saying that gay marriage is inevitable, is there anybody else worth listening or watching? May be with the exception of Laura Ingraham. The elites in the Republican Party can’t stand Micele Bachmann and this tells you a lot about the RNC crowd.
What’s hurting the GOP is not Bachmann, but that she is marginalized. She should be the mainstream of the party, and the hacks that attack her should join the Democrats. Until that day, they won’t understand why they keep losing elections, and why they will lose the House in 2014.
I lost all respect for Bachmann when she became a European socialist. If the United States isn’t good enough for her, she should go live in her Swiss paradise. She’s a brazen traitor, and she should be impeached and replaced by a real American.
There is a legitimate reason to trash her. In 2012 she and her family defected to Switzerland and transferred her loyalty to the Swiss and European socialist. She used to be good, but the traitor should be removed from office.
april fools to you too
Michele is fine right where she is. I like her. I hope she continues to push the conservative agenda from her House seat.
No more “president” dreams, though.. That hint of “runaway bride” insanity in her eyes unnerves me a little.
Ms Bachmann s one of the few repubs that is worth a darn. They should listen to her rather than mock her. As it is, the GOP is rapidly becoming totally irrelevent - why have them when there are plenty of rats around that will do and say the same things? I don’t give two hoots in hell for the GOP any more - will only vote for Christian conservatives regardless of party, and would proudly vote for Michelle Bachmann for any national office she cares to run for (unless Sarah Palin is also running).
Have you ever heard of an extremist liberal or far left Democrat? I guess they don’t exist.
I hope Michele uses the Democrat stealth tactic of posing for pretty pictures in the local newspapers. It works like a dream for my local Democrat rep. She gets free campaign publicity by visiting schools and businesses in the district. She gets lots of face time, name recognition and leaves the impression with the voters that she is really involved and cares about her district. She barely utters a peep on anything controversial but she always votes with Pelosi. Hmmm. Very clever. I think this stealth campaign is probably going on all over the Democrat map.
I like Michele’s bold positions on the issues but I hope that she takes a lot of non controversial photos for her local papers. It creates a sense of familiarity with the candidate. You have to beat the Dems with their own tactics.
here’s his website - enjoy
IGNORE THE GOP MICHELLE
WHAT HAVE THEY EVER DONE FOR YOU LATELY? (OR THE COUNTRY)