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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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: michelebachmann
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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To: cripplecreek

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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To: OKRA2012
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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To: dforest

“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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To: OKRA2012

bill o’reilly a power house??? More like power turd.

LLS


21 posted on 04/01/2013 10:33:47 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: OKRA2012

Leftists are telling the GOP to dump Conservatives. Nothing new here.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 10:34:57 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: OKRA2012

God bless her!


23 posted on 04/01/2013 10:43:50 AM PDT by Shark24
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To: OKRA2012; All

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”.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 10:44:48 AM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth" (in spite of BO))
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To: AuntB
Here! Here!!! Well said AuntB!!!

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!!!

25 posted on 04/01/2013 10:50:14 AM PDT by SierraWasp (Mark Twain said: "It's easier to fool someone than to convince them they've been fooled!!!)
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To: OKRA2012

O’reilly trashing Bachmann? That’s an endorsement as far as I’m concerned.


26 posted on 04/01/2013 11:12:39 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: OKRA2012

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???


27 posted on 04/01/2013 11:12:40 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’m with you...I haven’t paid any attention to that fool for at least five years


28 posted on 04/01/2013 11:13:53 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: PGR88
Yahoo is getting worse and worse daily.

They're constantly posting "opinion" articles i.e., liberal hit pieces) that purport to be news.
29 posted on 04/01/2013 11:16:12 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: OKRA2012

“embroiled in a litany”? Wow, that’s gotta hurt!


30 posted on 04/01/2013 11:32:52 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (Better 99 men suffer than 1 man enjoy illicit narcotics-M Bloomberg)
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To: OKRA2012

So the effort by the leftist media to neuter the GOP once and for all rolls on.


31 posted on 04/01/2013 11:44:21 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: OKRA2012

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!


32 posted on 04/01/2013 11:45:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


33 posted on 04/01/2013 11:50:28 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: OKRA2012

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.


34 posted on 04/01/2013 11:51:26 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: ohiobushman

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.


35 posted on 04/01/2013 12:10:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Nifster

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.


36 posted on 04/01/2013 12:16:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

april fools to you too


37 posted on 04/01/2013 3:30:05 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: CyberAnt

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.


38 posted on 04/01/2013 3:37:40 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: OKRA2012

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).


39 posted on 04/01/2013 6:13:25 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Obadiah

Have you ever heard of an extremist liberal or far left Democrat? I guess they don’t exist.


40 posted on 04/08/2013 5:24:20 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: dforest

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.


41 posted on 04/08/2013 6:00:19 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

http://www.familyentertainer.com/

here’s his website - enjoy


42 posted on 04/08/2013 6:09:33 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: OKRA2012

IGNORE THE GOP MICHELLE

WHAT HAVE THEY EVER DONE FOR YOU LATELY? (OR THE COUNTRY)


43 posted on 04/08/2013 6:10:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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