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Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:20 PM

Bachmann plays gender card as Iowa GOP vote nears

Desperate for a late lift in Iowa, Republican Michele Bachmann is increasingly stressing a distinction in the presidential field: She's the only woman competing for the nomination.

The Minnesota congresswoman has made the gender card central to her closing argument. She's urging voters to embrace the idea of a "strong woman in the White House" and is molding herself as "America's Iron Lady" in the vein of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

It's a play that carries as much risk as potential reward because some of the ardent religious conservatives she's aggressively courting have traditional views about gender roles.

History is not on Bachmann's side, either. Iowa has never elected a woman as governor or to its congressional delegation, a footnote shared only with Mississippi.

More at: http://news.yahoo.com/bachmann-plays-gender-card-iowa-gop-vote-nears-140934217.html

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Reply Bachmann plays gender card as Iowa GOP vote nears (Original post)
Zorro Jan 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Jan 2012 #1
Politicalboi Jan 2012 #2
BeaufortPenguin Jan 2012 #3
hlthe2b Jan 2012 #4
CarmanK Jan 2012 #5
russspeakeasy Jan 2012 #6
Sedona Jan 2012 #7
Scootaloo Jan 2012 #8
AlbertCat Jan 2012 #10
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Kalidurga Jan 2012 #11
ScottLand Jan 2012 #12
mwb970 Jan 2012 #13
KharmaTrain Jan 2012 #14
Scottybeamer70 Jan 2012 #15
GoCubsGo Jan 2012 #17
Wait Wut Jan 2012 #16
Octafish Jan 2012 #18
HappyMe Jan 2012 #19
MineralMan Jan 2012 #20
opihimoimoi Jan 2012 #21
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vrp Jan 2012 #23

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:26 PM

1. poor michele

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:28 PM

2. What happened to her miracle?

Is God going to let her down? How could he? Does God hate Michelle? Or does he have other plans for her? I guess we will know tomorrow won't we. Is Michelle losing faith? Will Marcus ever be First Lady?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:28 PM

3. Must Be

 

"That time of the month".........

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:29 PM

4. What an irony-- "strong" woman that declares herself to be submissive to her husband on all things.

I'll decline to make any comment on the husband, but the declaration is bad enough.... Like Thatcher or hate her, no one can suggest she "deferred" or (gasp) vowed submission on all things to her husband. These RETHUG fundy women are beyond nuts if they think this would make any sane person think them to be Presidential material.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:34 PM

5. She never should have been on the candidates' list to begin with. Hope she's out after loss in IA.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 11:09 PM

6. Which one did it decide on ?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 11:30 PM

7. I'm willing to bet Bachman had no idea who Thatcher was until her handlers wrote that for her

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 11:56 PM

8. Of course, Thatcher was called the "iron lady" because she was as useful as a rusted-out truck

Her government was an abject failure, until she was able to "rally the troops" so to speak, around the Falkland islands, and translate that fervor into anti-unionism.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 01:35 AM

10. Remember that cartoon...

... that had Thatcher with a big cigar in her mouth saying "We will fight them on the beaches...."?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 01:31 AM

9. Lots of "cards" being played!

We have the "gender card", "race card" "victim card" (in VA) and the "liberal card"...


And not a single candidate is playing with a full deck.

To quote Babs Bush... what a "sorry lot".

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 03:20 AM

11. Disgusting...

win on merit or not at all.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 05:35 AM

12. Missing the connection? Did Thatcher have a gay husband too?

Why use Thatcher? What about the Virgin Mary?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 07:20 AM

13. Did Thatcher ever pour water for the other candidates at a debate?

I didn't think so.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 07:25 AM

14. That'll Go Over Well In A Party Full Of Mysogonists...

Michele's problem was she was mamarily-imparied in the eyes of too many of Iowa's good ole boys. Women are supposed to be barefoot and preggers, not doing a "man's thing" like being a politician. The GOTB is stuck in the 19th century where women are to be seen (scantily if possible) and not heard (especially when it comes to their reproductive or civil rights). She only made slight ripples due to the failures of others and most likely will finish well out of the money. What's really "sad" (crocodile tears I tell ya) is how she overplayed her perceived personality...coming out looking weaker not stronger.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 07:37 AM

15. Desperation on the cusp of madness!!

n/t

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Response to Scottybeamer70 (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 09:32 AM

17. Indeed.

I almost feel sorry for her.

Almost.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 08:59 AM

16. Okay.

If I had any shred of respect for Bachmann, this would have eliminated it. Thatcher is not a woman I would ever want to identify with. Hell, I'd rather be compared to any one of the GOP bimbos than Thatcher. And, I give Thatcher the credit of being a very intelligent, strong and independent woman. None of those traits are ones that our dear Bachmann holds. But, I can honestly say that I like Bachmann 100 times more than Thatcher. The war-mongering, evil bitch. She's Britain's version of Cheney.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:12 AM

18. Bachmann sounds like Batman. Batman sounds like Batboy. Batboy sounds like nutcake...



Nutcake sounds ironic. Ironic sounds like Iron Lady.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:23 AM

19. What a fool.

Good grief! So she expects women to support/vote for her because she's a woman. lol! FAIL!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:38 AM

20. She's the "batboy" candidate.

Never mind that she's a woman.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 11:13 AM

21. Conservatism ....Baachmann is an airhead...very shallow in civics and general intellect..perfect for

public Office....up to the Oval even...

But Evangelicals want MEN to run things...nuff said

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 01:43 PM

22. Michele Bachmann == Margaret Thatcher? rotflmao!!!!

Thatchers' politics are way far to the left of Bachmanns'. Pro choice, pro gay rights, pro universal health, pro gun control??? Yes there are policies that Bachmann and Thatcher would agree with but on these points these two individuals have a very different track record.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 01:45 PM

23. Wow!

What an incredible ego this woman has. She can't stand up to Donald Duck, let alone Thatcher....

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