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Thu May 10, 2012, 03:41 PM

BREAKING on MSNBC: Bachmann withdraws Swiss Citizenship

Details to follow. Guess she wasn't as proud of it as she said she was.

DETAILS from USA Today:

May 10, 2012
Bachmann asks for end to Swiss citizenship

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/05/michele-bachmann-swiss-citizenship-withdrawn/1#.T6wdOTJhC-Y

Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's withdrawing from dual citizenship with Switzerland.

"I took this action because I want to make it perfectly clear: I was born in America and I am a proud American citizen," the former GOP presidential candidate said in a statement. "I am, and always have been, 100% committed to our United States Constitution and the United States of America."

The Minnesota congresswoman said she sent her request to the Swiss consulate. Her statement follows one from Wednesday, in which she declared her dual citizenship to be a "non-story."

Bachmann has dual citizenship because her husband, Marcus, is of Swiss descent and is a citizen of both the United States and Switzerland. She says the status was conferred to her automatically under Swiss law when she and her husband married in 1978.

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Reply BREAKING on MSNBC: Bachmann withdraws Swiss Citizenship (Original post)
Amerigo Vespucci May 2012 OP
CTyankee May 2012 #1
closeupready May 2012 #38
Big Orange Jeff May 2012 #49
marmar May 2012 #2
gratuitous May 2012 #3
awoke_in_2003 May 2012 #19
rocktivity May 2012 #36
Rambis May 2012 #4
mmonk May 2012 #29
provis99 May 2012 #5
gratuitous May 2012 #8
goclark May 2012 #39
woodsprite May 2012 #6
Courtesy Flush May 2012 #77
MineralMan May 2012 #7
demilib May 2012 #9
CTyankee May 2012 #10
KamaAina May 2012 #14
CTyankee May 2012 #15
Lars77 May 2012 #23
Rex May 2012 #11
Blue Owl May 2012 #12
KamaAina May 2012 #13
stockholmer May 2012 #34
cr8tvlde May 2012 #16
KamaAina May 2012 #17
Anarcho-Socialist May 2012 #24
marble falls May 2012 #25
bloomington-lib May 2012 #42
marble falls May 2012 #48
bloomington-lib May 2012 #50
cr8tvlde May 2012 #56
marble falls May 2012 #72
cr8tvlde May 2012 #45
Anarcho-Socialist May 2012 #53
cr8tvlde May 2012 #58
leftynyc May 2012 #79
nadinbrzezinski May 2012 #51
cr8tvlde May 2012 #59
nadinbrzezinski May 2012 #61
cr8tvlde May 2012 #65
Bosso 63 May 2012 #69
nadinbrzezinski May 2012 #74
obamanut2012 May 2012 #71
obamanut2012 May 2012 #70
Anarcho-Socialist May 2012 #76
leftynyc May 2012 #78
Faygo Kid May 2012 #18
cap May 2012 #20
Lars77 May 2012 #22
aint_no_life_nowhere May 2012 #60
Historic NY May 2012 #21
rocktivity May 2012 #40
LynneSin May 2012 #26
mmonk May 2012 #27
marble falls May 2012 #28
mwb970 May 2012 #30
Amerigo Vespucci May 2012 #31
Life Long Dem May 2012 #32
BlueMTexpat May 2012 #33
Doc Holliday May 2012 #35
Renew Deal May 2012 #37
YankeyMCC May 2012 #41
Kyad06 May 2012 #43
aquart May 2012 #44
cr8tvlde May 2012 #46
deacon May 2012 #47
riverbendviewgal May 2012 #52
tammywammy May 2012 #57
cr8tvlde May 2012 #63
tammywammy May 2012 #64
nxylas May 2012 #54
RB TexLa May 2012 #55
cr8tvlde May 2012 #62
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cr8tvlde May 2012 #68
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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 03:42 PM

1. Good! I was worried for the Swiss!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #1)

Fri May 11, 2012, 01:44 PM

38. LOL, yeah.

I'm glad they conquered that crisis.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #1)

Sat May 12, 2012, 12:53 PM

49. I guess she found out they have universal health care <nm>

nm

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 03:42 PM

2. That sound you hear is a collective sigh of relief in Zurich.

nt

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 03:42 PM

3. Switzerland mourns, I'm sure

I heard they were even contemplating changing the name of one of their hallowed institutions to the Bachmann clock.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Thu May 10, 2012, 10:28 PM

19. well, I think...

village idiots are not common over there

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Fri May 11, 2012, 01:32 PM

36. DUzy candidate!


rocktivity

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 03:46 PM

4. Shame for her as they have excellent mental health services

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Response to Rambis (Reply #4)

Fri May 11, 2012, 08:31 AM

29. +1

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 03:46 PM

5. the power of Ed Schultz is awesome!

 

he shamed her into the withdrawal.

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Response to provis99 (Reply #5)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:16 PM

8. Mitt Romney taking credit in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

Thank you, Mitt, for your efforts in making sure that Michele Bachmann remains in the United States. Yerk.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #8)

Fri May 11, 2012, 01:45 PM

39. Maybe he wants her to be his "running mate"

and she is getting herself ready.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:04 PM

6. I don't like her at all, but it's a shame she felt she had to do that. n/t

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #6)

Mon May 14, 2012, 09:22 AM

77. She's reaping what she sows

She has every right to have dual citizenship, and if she hadn't fired up irrational jingoism in America, she'd still enjoy that privilege.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:10 PM

7. Bachmann was a Swiss citizen before she wasn't.

Another freaking flip-flopping Republican.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:32 PM

9. Too bad.

I was hoping she would self-deport

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Response to demilib (Reply #9)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:40 PM

10. Sounds like her kids are thinkin' it might not be such a bad idea...

As citizens, they could live there, get free health care and free higher education. They could choose between the French speaking and the German speaking sections. Not a bad thing, ya know...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #10)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:47 PM

14. There's even a small Italian-speaking section!

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #14)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:54 PM

15. hey, there ya go...I'm sure they could pick up one of those 3 languages...

I'd go for the French, myself. I have some Italian, but I'd like to revisit my high school french.

I was an ESOL tutor for a young man from Lucerne in the summer of 08 for a month. He told me about life there and it sounded like heaven. I told him I was sorry he had to be subjected to our bad American food. He seemed impressed by the fact that we had bi-lingual bus schedules. He thought no Americans spoke any other language but English. He was cute as a bug's ear. It was during the 08 campaign of course and I had to explain the whole "lipstick on a pig" issue. He was mystified, couldn't fathom what it was about...

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #14)

Fri May 11, 2012, 06:00 AM

23. Or you could go hard core and learn Reto-Romansh :) They have four official languages.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:46 PM

11. Ahhh...Repukes...will do ANYTHING to appease the M$M.

TALK ABOUT A GROUP OF PEOPLE WITHOUT A SPINE...

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:46 PM

12. Switzerland's 6th district has standards...

Whereas Minnesota's -- well, not so much...

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:46 PM

13. And a nation mourns....

this one.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #13)

Fri May 11, 2012, 12:22 PM

34. in the US, perhaps,but in Switzerland, hell no..they are celebrating with a nice cold Vollmond bier

 

It is only brewed during a full moon, so Bachmann can howl at it like the bat-shite lunatic she is.



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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:56 PM

16. There are another group of prominent dual citizens

who are exceedingly more powerful than MB could ever be. There are a great number of dual American-Israeli citizens, many of whom influence and control global finance, major corporations, hold national intelligence posts and occupy high places in the government.

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #16)

Thu May 10, 2012, 08:26 PM

17. Care to name names?

Or did you just pull that off some shady conspiracy theory website?

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #16)

Fri May 11, 2012, 06:42 AM

24. That's a truly awful post

I think what you're alluding to is pretty shameful.

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #16)

Fri May 11, 2012, 08:27 AM

25. Anti-Semite.





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Response to marble falls (Reply #25)

Fri May 11, 2012, 05:32 PM

42. I didn't see anything hateful about jewish people

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Response to bloomington-lib (Reply #42)

Fri May 11, 2012, 11:39 PM

48. Just exactly what do you think cr8tvlde was talking about is his coy little hate screed?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #48)

Sat May 12, 2012, 04:12 PM

50. I took it as the conservative Israeli government and citizens influencing politics in the US

You don't have to equate that with being Jewish. The conservative American government influences other countries all the time. I don't like that either, but that doesn't mean I'm anti-white protestants.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #48)

Sat May 12, 2012, 08:02 PM

56. Dude, I'm a "her" and it isn't coy nor is it hate

Find the hate...enlighten me.

Sometimes facts are inconvenient and unpopular. I didn't think Michelle, even though I would not vote for her, should have been pressured to give up her Swiss citizenship. But I will say, and not in a coy or shy way, that those who control global finance are by far more powerful than any POTUS...or candidate for POTUS.

Done.

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #56)

Sun May 13, 2012, 10:07 AM

72. So what is your point of these dual citizens who control so much, whats the implication ...

of their influence? Do you feel these "Israelis" who have strong influence over world banking and politics are worrisome? That their influence is out of proportion or not in the interest of others they influence? Frankly I don't care if Bachmann is a Swiss Miss or not, my stepson holds US, UK and French citizenship by birth (born in France of a US mother and British father), you seem to find significance in dual citizenship Israelis, why is that?

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #16)

Fri May 11, 2012, 09:58 PM

45. Good lord have mercy. This is a fact. Who said it was bad?

Anti-Semite? Do your own Google Search or notice the names on the majority of international financial houses. It's a fact.

As a Liberal, which identifies to me someone who is willing to reflect and think beyond kneejerk reactionaries, why did Michelle Bachmann feel she had to renounce her dual citizenship from "I don't care where it was" but it happened to be in Western Europe? Could have been Kenya or Canada or Brazil or Russia. As a Liberal, I don't think she should have had to do that.

I lived for almost 50 years in Southern and Northern California and Hispanic surnames abound. But not dual citizenship. Sorry. And further while doing due diligence rather than just emoting, Arabs and many other wonderful people are Semites, as well. All of the above are of the caucasian race, not that it matters, but happens to be true.

"The term Semite means a member of any of various ancient and modern Semitic-speaking peoples originating in southwestern Asia, including; Akkadians (Assyrians and Babylonians), Eblaites, Ugarites, Canaanites, Phoenicians (including Carthaginians), Hebrews (Israelites, Judeans and Samaritans), Ahlamu, Arameans, Chaldeans, Amorites, Moabites, Edomites, Hyksos, Arabs, Nabateans, Maganites, Shebans, Sutu, Ubarites, Dilmunites, Maltese, Mandaeans, Sabians, Syriacs, Mhallami, Amalekites and Ethiopian Semites."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semitic

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #45)

Sat May 12, 2012, 07:16 PM

53. who are these "dual American-Israeli citizens who control global finance" you speak of?

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Response to Anarcho-Socialist (Reply #53)

Sat May 12, 2012, 08:15 PM

58. I'm going to assume you can use Google

I never indicated it was bad, nor is there "a link" or my job to educate you. Just that it is an opinion, shared by many, from my years of research on that and many other issues. I'm a Liberal who doesn't believe in intellectual sacred cows...from any religious or cultural perspective. And anyone may disagree if they so choose.

Yet, the main financiers of the oil industry are Arab...and one can usually tell by their surnames. The main producers of quality watches are the Swiss, etc.

Peace.

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #58)

Mon May 14, 2012, 09:34 AM

79. Just name one fucking person

in government that claims dual citizenship with Israel. Shouldn't be so hard if you're not talking out of your ass. Who are "they"?

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #16)

Sat May 12, 2012, 04:15 PM

51. Right out of the Protocols.

But go on.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #51)

Sat May 12, 2012, 08:18 PM

59. No, that's likely not a real document and is not "research"

It's propoganda...there's a difference.

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #59)

Sat May 12, 2012, 08:35 PM

61. Yup, propaganda.

It's lie when I am told us media is controlled by Jews...

Look some folks are Jews with even double citizenship...that is far from the Rotchilds control banking. Yup, tm Germans pulled this crap too, in Der Stumfuehrer.

Some does not translate to full control all, but you go on.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #61)

Sat May 12, 2012, 09:04 PM

65. With all due respect...

and my apologies as no offense was intended.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #61)

Sun May 13, 2012, 09:07 AM

69. Jews? Last I heard the media is controlled by the "liberal elite".

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Response to Bosso 63 (Reply #69)

Sun May 13, 2012, 01:40 PM

74. This February I was told this trope

At an occuy by a Veteran for Peace. It is regular staple in a few circles. It's been a regular staple since at least the 1930s.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #51)

Sun May 13, 2012, 09:12 AM

71. I said that

In my alert.

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #16)

Sun May 13, 2012, 09:11 AM

70. Shades of "Protocol" here

Wow. Cannot believe this was voted as okay.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #70)

Mon May 14, 2012, 09:12 AM

76. Yeah I agree

it craps all over the board rules.

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #16)

Mon May 14, 2012, 09:32 AM

78. Name names or STFU

Somehow I just knew someone here would bring this up - just fucking knew it.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 09:31 PM

18. Michelle who?

Didn't she matter once?

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 11:07 PM

20. You don't automatically get Swiss citizenship

Michelle had to apply for it. Because her husband obtained Swiss citizenship, Michelle automatically had the right to obtain Swiss citizenship. In order to get Swiss citizenship, Michelle had to get copies of her birth and marriage certificate and sign an application form.

She had to do something. It's not like god descended from on high and bestowed it on her.

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Response to cap (Reply #20)

Fri May 11, 2012, 05:56 AM

22. "I's not like god descended from on high and bestowed it on her. "

No that only happens in America

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Response to cap (Reply #20)

Sat May 12, 2012, 08:25 PM

60. She's on Fox right now repeating the statement that it was automatically conferred

I don't know about Switzerland but France recognizes dual citizenship but you have to apply for it if you marry a French citizen. My mother is French and my father wasn't given automatic French citizenship. I doubt that any country on Earth confers automatic citizenship through marriage.

You know this repeated lie could be very damaging to Bachmann.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 05:39 AM

21. Bachmann withdraws Swiss citizenship, she found out it had holes in it.....

like the ones in her head.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #21)

Fri May 11, 2012, 01:49 PM

40. DUzy Candidate, The Sequel!


rocktivity

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 08:28 AM

26. That's not a windstorm passing thru Europe...

that's a giant sigh of relief from the people of Switzerland finding out that Michelle Bachmann isn't going to be a Swiss Citizen.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 08:28 AM

27. The Swiss thank her.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 08:31 AM

28. "You know what the fellow said .......

—in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace—and what did that produce? The cuckoo Michele Bachmann."

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 08:54 AM

30. What would Michele have said if Obama were revealed to have dual citizenship?

I'm pretty sure she would have assailed him as an un-American impostor. Maybe that's why she has kept this hidden throughout her political life, until she got caught. Then she immediately abandons it.

She's a coward, just like Romney.

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Response to mwb970 (Reply #30)

Fri May 11, 2012, 09:17 AM

31. That's it in a nutshell, I believe...

...seriously, how could she maintain a hard line on her "Let's test every American to see how American they really are" meme while holding citizenship in a country that's...GASP...NOT America?

And the short version is that the only reason it was "wrong" is that SHE MADE IT "WRONG," so she was exposed as someone who did something "wrong," and her immediate, knee-jerk reaction was to make it go away.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 09:33 AM

32. Political

 

She wants to make it perfectly clear that she was born in America before her 2016 run.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 10:53 AM

33. Michelle did not "automatically" get Swiss citizenship by marriage.

As usual, she "skews" the facts.

Her husband was automatically Swiss by birth by virtue of both of his parents' being Swiss - and married. http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/Specials/Switzerland:_How_to/Politics/Becoming_a_citizen.html?cid=29288376

But the spouse of a Swiss national must request citizenship, although the process is fast-tracked. By virtue of Michele's marriage to Marcus - which he did not inform the Swiss about until this year when he first exercise d his Swiss citizenship option - and her subsequent request, the process was fast-tracked for her. http://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home/themen/buergerrecht/einbuergerung/erleichterte_einbuergerung.html

Had she married Marcus in 1992 or later the process might have been a tad more complex. As a non-resident spouse, she would have had to show "close ties to Switzerland." There is obviously no requirement to be sane.

Whatever she says, it required an affirmative act on her part for her to acquire citizenship. This was no "operation of law" situation.

But she proves once again that she is even more stupid than a rock - and I apologize in advance to rocks.

Note: I personally have no problem with dual nationality, nor does current US law, although it may make things very difficult for those who are looking for work in "sensitive" positions. What surprised me about this whole situation is that MB's TP admirers are so xenophobic that having dual nationality certainly would not be perceived as a plus.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 01:09 PM

35. Am I the only one

who wonders why this is even "news"? Who gives a tin shit about Bachmann anyway?

A desperate has-been grasping for relevance (and free publicity) is so undignified....but perhaps quintessentially American.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 01:42 PM

37. That's pathetic

But I'm sure the nativists that support her are pleased.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 01:57 PM

41. I'm sure many asked before but I don't can't understand

how did this woman get elected by anyone? I mean running a congressional campaign even one were maybe the district isn't full of people very involved or engaged in politics, or current issues, or have fixed ideas, takes intelligence and professionalism.

I can't understand how a person who can also be the same person that says and does the things she does.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 08:47 PM

43. Batshit finally comes clean

"I am 100% committed" She got that part right Calling Nurse Ratchet

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 08:51 PM

44. Was she planning to be POTUS and citizen of Switzerland?

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Response to aquart (Reply #44)

Fri May 11, 2012, 10:09 PM

46. What if she was ...

or what if Obama were a dual citizen of Kenya and America or Israel and America or Canada and America? Why does it matter?

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2012, 10:23 PM

47. ' Swiss Say No Thanks'

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 04:23 PM

52. I am a dual citizen of USA and Canada

Born in the USA and a Canadian by choice.

It seems that now we Canadians in Canada who have US citizenship must file US taxes and now report ALL our money in the banks and the Canadian Banks have to report to the US what we have...


How does dual citizenship in Switzerland work for taxes? anyone know? . Would Bachman have to pay if she kept Swiss citizenship and her children.. How about her husband?

My son born in Canada and never worked in the USA must file taxes now for America. This is insane and now this law HIRE is going to make everyone who is American report their banking, investing income, real estate to America , even if they don't have income from America. This is going to cost me...My husband left me a pension in investments...I am going crazy as I just found out about this and there is a June 15th deadline....So far one tax accountant who has the official US number to do taxes gives me a quote of $400 a tax year. Minimum year of taxes is 6....I am a widow with a pension. don't own a home...living on CPP and a small CDN company pension.
Anyone else in this boat?. Email me on my account email here.

My late son's widow, born in Israel and Canadian now..says Israel dual citizens do not file Israel income tax if they live abroad..

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #52)

Sat May 12, 2012, 08:14 PM

57. All US citizens regardless of where they live must file income taxes

http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/international/article/0,,id=97324,00.html
http://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/index.html

Bachmann keeping a Swiss citizenship would not alleviate the income tax requirements since she is still a US citizen.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #57)

Sat May 12, 2012, 08:44 PM

63. Another interesting situation regarding the co-founder of Facebook Eduardo Saverin

has reportedly renounced his American citizenship...he lives in Singapore...so he will not have to pay taxes from the IPO.

http://bazaardaily.com/2012/05/12/facebook-co-founder-ditches-u-s-citizenship-to-evade-ipo-taxes/

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #63)

Sat May 12, 2012, 08:56 PM

64. There's been articles over the last couple of years

regarding expats renouncing US citizenship over taxes.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 07:40 PM

54. Lee 'Scratch' Perry must be relieved

He has won the "Most Barkingly Insane Person in Switzerland" award for the last 20 years, and doesn't need the competition. Though at least, unlike Bachmann, Perry's insanity is benign, and he has given us some great music.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 07:52 PM

55. What the hell does she think is wrong with having Swiss citizenship?????

This makes no sense.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #55)

Sat May 12, 2012, 08:35 PM

62. She was pressured into it by the surprised Republicans

It was a political "gotcha" that she had to fix quickly.

Dual citizenship is often considered politically "inappropriate" depending on the circumstances, and may be considered a patriotic/nationalistic form of conflict of interest....regardless of the other citizenship's national identity.

There was also rightful examination that she and her family...all of whom apparently recently applied, directly based on her husband's Swiss birth, possibly because of the access to liberal health care and other social privileges the Swiss have and that she opposes in the US. Adding a rather cynical double standard to the situation.

I do not believe she could have been elected President as a dual citizen, however, again, regardless of the nationality, so perhaps it made her candidacy appear a bit more cosmetic than serious.

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Response to cr8tvlde (Reply #62)

Sat May 12, 2012, 10:41 PM

66. Dual citizenship wouldn't effect one's ability to be president. I really don't see how this could


have been an issue. But some people are weird and will make something out of anything I guess.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #66)

Sun May 13, 2012, 12:21 AM

68. Yeah, it would. Would not happen.

I mean, John McCain had to literally get an act of Congress because he was born in the Panama Canal, not in America. His saving grace was that both parents were American citizens and I believe it was on a military base. But it literally took An Act of Congress.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sat May 12, 2012, 11:12 PM

67. "An' I'm PROUD to a MURRIKAN..."

"... Cuz my Swiss bank account is tax-free. And I spit on the grave of the men who died securing that privilege for me..."

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 12:56 PM

73. So do you think a scriptwrither could do with this ...


Ms Bachmann loses her grip on the the 6th district and is out of a job and moves to Zurich. She takes her Hubby the Psyho-oligst and goes to develop an office between the Swiss Army Knife works and Neslie, so Marcus can fully study gay studies. Then Mittens and his little family have decided to move out of the US and decide to move to somewhere where they have money and people that look like them.

They get to become good neighbors!

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2012, 12:50 AM

75. The swiss tolerate gay marriage.

So naturally, Marcus and Michelle would fit right in.

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