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October 27, 2011
It’s time for Michelle [sic] Bachmann to go.
Tea party training group American Majority’s president, Ned Ryun • Offering up an assessment of the GOP candidate for president. Ryun doesn’t seem too pleased with Bachmann’s campaign thus far, claiming that she “has ridden her tea party credentials from obscurity to a national platform like no other.” With a wide reach — the group is active in seven states and trains thousands of budding activists — the group could prove dangerous to her presidential run. Even though Bachmann’s campaign manager claimed in response that Ryun is a Rick Perry supporter (Ryun denies the endorsement), American Majority has not endorsed any candidate, saying they “don’t care which one of the personalities wins, as long as they’re conservative.” We’re assuming they’d prefer if the winner wasn’t Bachmann, however.  source (viafollow)
23:20 // 2 years ago
October 25, 2011
The manner in which some in the national team conducted themselves towards Team-NH was rude, unprofessional, dishonest, and at times cruel.
A memo from five of Michele Bachmann’s former New Hampshire staffers • Explaining why they quit her campaign last week. The memo went on to say that it was “more concerning was how abrasive, discourteous, and dismissive some within the national team were towards many New Hampshire citizens. These are our neighbors and our friends, and some within the national team treated them more as a nuisance than as potential supporters.” These lapses of communication within Bachmann’s camp seem to show some glaring weaknesses in her campaign strategy.  source (viafollow)
0:18 // 2 years ago
October 23, 2011
I believe that Iraq should reimburse the United States fully for the amount of money that we have spent to liberate these people. They are not a poor country.
Rep. Michele Bachmann during an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning.• Bachmann added that Iraq was a “wealthy country” that would be “subject to dominance by Iran and their influence in the region” once American troops withdraw by the end of the year. source (viafollow)
16:33 // 2 years ago
October 18, 2011
The good news is, the cake is baked. Barack Obama will not be re-elected President.
Michele Bachmann, delivering her final remarks (which she had to interrupt Anderson Cooper to make).
21:53 // 3 years ago
Are you all willing to condemn Ronald Reagan for trading weapons [to Iran] for hostages? We all know that was done.

Ron Paul, challenging Michele Bachmann’s assertion that America cannot negotiate for hostages with terrorists. Obviously, Iran is a state rather than an assemblage of terrorists, which was the retort his comment drew, but it does highlight the lack of nuance being expressed in this conversation.

Be sure to check out all the further debate coverage over at DC Decoder!

21:43 // 3 years ago
Michele Bachmann pledges she’ll build a border across the entire U.S./Mexico border, and referenced President Obama’s aunt living in the U.S. illegally.
Be sure to check out all the further debate coverage over at DC Decoder!

Michele Bachmann pledges she’ll build a border across the entire U.S./Mexico border, and referenced President Obama’s aunt living in the U.S. illegally.

Be sure to check out all the further debate coverage over at DC Decoder!

20:53 // 3 years ago
October 14, 2011

Why are some of the GOP candidates threatening to boycott Nevada?

  • what A number of GOP candidates — including Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich — have threatened to boycott the Nevada primary. Jon Huntsman went a step further, promising to boycott Tuesday’s Nevada-based debate.
  • why Nevada is attempting to gain influence on the primaries by pushing their primary up to mid-January, meaning New Hampshire would have to hold theirs in December to ensure that theirs is still the first one. In effect, it gives weaker candidates less time. source

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11:49 // 3 years ago
October 11, 2011
When you take the 9-9-9 plan, and you turn it upside-down, I think the devil’s in the details.
Michele Bachmann, making it clear the 9-9-9 plan is a bit too tax-heavy for her. She’s said in the past she ideologically believes in no taxes whatsoever, though she conceded that wasn’t realistic. This remark actually drew a slightly peculiar reaction from the crowd; suffice to say it didn’t go over like she wanted.
20:51 // 3 years ago
I don’t want fifteen bureaucrats to make a health care decision for a beautiful, fragile 85-year-old woman who should be able to make her own decisions.

Michele Bachmann on health care, a staple issue for her campaign. She has pledged to seek repeal of the Affordable Care Act (popularly and/or derisively known as Obamacare) if she is elected President.

Be sure to check out more coverage over at DC Decoder!

20:25 // 3 years ago