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Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:45 AM

Bachmann: Vote for Romney because Obama is ‘extremely wealthy’

Former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is encouraging voters to support Mitt Romney because President Barack Obama is “extremely wealthy” and can’t relate to the “common man.”

USA Today caught up with Bachmann at the Republican National Convention earlier this week and asked her how someone with “vast wealth” like Romney could “connect with the American public, really understand what the plight of the American public?”

“Well, President Obama is extremely wealthy,” Bachmann replied. “He and his wife have been wealthy for a number of years, and so I think that’s really the issue. Obama is wealthy, what do, or — what does he understand about the common man right now?”

“And I think what people care about is not hating someone for what their assets are — the American people don’t hate President Obama because he’s a very wealthy individual,” she added.

“What they care about is how their lives are, would their lives be better? And I think it’s very clear under the Romney-Ryan ticket the average Americans’ lives will be much better, they’ll have a lot more money to spend in the way that they want, and they’ll also have a much more secure future for their children.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/30/bachmann-vote-for-romney-because-obama-is-extremely-wealthy/


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Reply Bachmann: Vote for Romney because Obama is ‘extremely wealthy’ (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Aug 2012 OP
jsr Aug 2012 #1
Flashmann Aug 2012 #10
rfranklin Aug 2012 #2
Angry Dragon Aug 2012 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2012 #12
Angry Dragon Aug 2012 #19
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2012 #20
jberryhill Aug 2012 #4
Kalidurga Aug 2012 #5
hifiguy Aug 2012 #15
Kalidurga Aug 2012 #22
hifiguy Aug 2012 #23
phantom power Aug 2012 #6
warrior1 Aug 2012 #7
Raster Aug 2012 #13
Arkansas Granny Aug 2012 #8
malaise Aug 2012 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2012 #11
hifiguy Aug 2012 #14
gordianot Aug 2012 #16
Ichingcarpenter Aug 2012 #17
Raster Aug 2012 #18
bongbong Aug 2012 #21
sakabatou Aug 2012 #24

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:47 AM

1. Up is down, left is right

false is true.

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Response to jsr (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:54 AM

10. At least batshit crazy is still batshit crazy........

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:47 AM

2. Remember when Rove said "we create our own reality?"

 

They have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:48 AM

3. bachmann has more wealth than President Obama

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:58 AM

12. Not so:

She has $3 million (some sources say 1.1 million); he has $11 million. But he made his money by working for it (writing books).

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:39 AM

19. Is her $1 million plus home on there?? (on a golf course)

and she lists the clinics at $500,000 each
I have to believe the clinics are worth a lot more than that if he went to sell them

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:41 AM

20. Not sure - but the McMansion on the golf course

might be hugely mortgaged.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:48 AM

4. And Bachmann suffers from an extreme poverty of the mind

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:50 AM

5. Are they getting their news from The Onion again?

I mean seriously, no one is this stupid. No seriously, if anyone was this stupid they would be in a home under constant care and on a soft food diet. It just isn't possible to be this stupid and be a functioning adult. Well unless you are like one of those functioning zombies. But, not possible for a human. This is just bat shit crazy and stupid. There isn't anything to compare this to. I would like to compare it to something, just to get an understanding of it, but there isn't anything. Perhaps a translator will come along. Or, someone will admit this is a joke.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:04 AM

15. Batshit should be taken away to a nice quiet place

that is surrounded by razor wire, where the walls are soft and the nuts hunt the squirrels. And she should be administered a horse-sized suppository of Thorazine every four hours.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 03:05 PM

22. I know we joke about Bachmann being crazy...

except I am not joking. I really think she is very deranged. She is also dangerous. Her mouth could get people killed. There is no bat shit crazy theory that she isn't willing to float and that could put people in jeopardy.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #22)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 03:20 PM

23. I'm not kidding either.

I've seen and heard her shenanigans here in Minnesota for going on a decade. She is delusional and I am reasonably sure she fits into some diagnostic criteria for a severe mental disorder. Hearing voices - which she readily admits to - is a leading indicator of schizophrenia. Listening to them makes it pretty much a lead-pipe lock.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:50 AM

6. you can practically see the moment when her brain caught up with her mouth....

and she realized that the immediate followup was going to be "whuuu, wait - Romney is like 1000x (literally) as wealthy as Obama, and he was born that way, so he must be far more out of touch!"

-- quick! change the talking points! mid-sentence!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:51 AM

7. what is she huffing?

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:01 AM

13. seriously. bachman is one can of krylon away from...

....full-on foaming at the mouth and barking like a dog.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:52 AM

8. And sometimes I just have to ask myself, "Do they really believe this shit?".

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:53 AM

9. That woman is beyond batshit crazy

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:56 AM

11. Every time that goofball opens her mouth

something falls out that's more overwhelmingly stupid than you ever could have imagined. And each new industrial-strength stupid thing is even more stupid than the last incredibly stupid thing she said. It's almost like she tries to be the stupidest politician ever to say something stupid in public.

The Obamas are not "extremely wealthy." They are pretty well-off because he wrote three books that hit the best-seller list, and that financial success has been quite recent (and allowed them finally to pay off their student loans, which I doubt Mittens ever had to worry about). Neither of them grew up wealthy like Mittens. He's more or less in the same league financially as a successful lawyer or doctor. Yes, he would qualify as a member of the 1% - something he's always freely admitted - but he's not in Mittens' league, not by a long shot. His net worth is said to be about $11 million - pretty good coin, but not like the Romney fortune of $200 million (that we know of).

Maybe La Bachmann is jealous: She's worth only $3 million. But money can't cure stupid.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:02 AM

14. Stupidest person on the planet?

I don't know, but she's definitely in the finals.

Hey dee-doo, Willard is worth a minimum of $250 million (and likely a couple of times that) nearly every nickel of which he stole, and Obama is worth $10-15 million, mostly from book royalties. So you can't do math, either. This woman is an embarrassment to the entire planet.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:05 AM

16. Add to her list of conditions "dyscalculia". n/t

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:12 AM

17. LAY OFF PEOPLE!!! She's on the United States House

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #17)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:16 AM

18. that's an oxymoron.... heavy emphasis on the "moron"

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 01:28 PM

21. She makes her money the old-fashioned way

 

By having a bunch of foster children & getting paid by the gov't for each one.

(not a ding on foster children or their support, rather her uber-hypocrisy)

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 03:25 PM

24. *facepalm*

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