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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:16 PM
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Michelle Bachman encouraged conservatives to “slit” their “wrists” to oppose health care reform
Over the course of the past year, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has encouraged conservatives to “slit” their “wrists” to oppose health care reform, called AmeriCorps a “re-education camp” and called for McCarthy-like investigations into whether members of Congress are pro-America or anti-America. Politico reports that House Republican leaders are worried that Bachmann’s overboard rhetoric could hurt the reputation of their entire caucus:

Long before the tea parties or Wilson’s outburst, Boehner and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) had struggled to moderate the rhetorical excesses of House conservatives hammering away on Obama’s birth certificate, decrying the creation of “death panels” and ferreting out signs of creeping socialism.

Sources say they have been especially wary of the possible damage inflicted on the party’s reputation by bomb-throwing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who last fall called for an investigation into whether members of Congress are “pro-America or anti-America.”

Bachmann has previously said that she’s been “labeled a kook” throughout her entire political career. Apparently, House Republicans are concerned that she’ll make that label stick to them as well.

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/09/17/boehner-cantor-bach... /



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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:18 PM
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1. This part is weird....
House Republicans are concerned that she’ll make that label stick to them as well...


Yes, because they need the extra help.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:19 PM
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2. Uh, fine by me. I hope she has a big audience that is easily indoctrinated. nt
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:23 PM
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3. Rippy the Razor says "Down, Not Across!!!"
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:24 PM
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4. I can support the slit their wrists part.
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vinylsolution Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:33 PM
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5. Some of them might even do it....
.... just because she told them to do it.

Bachmann is turning into Jim Jones v2.0





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robo50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:24 PM
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14. That is exactly who I thought of, Jim Jones....
I wonder if we can give her some island or jungle to move to.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 05:42 AM
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19. Looks like there's a "Vacancy" sign in those eyes...
nothing behind them but a musty, cobwebbed chamber... ;)
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:45 PM
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6. Can we donate razor blades?
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:47 PM
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7. Just make sure to clean up after yourselves...... If you're still conscious and all. nt
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:50 PM
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8. Remember cut vertically, not horizontally. n/t
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:59 PM
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9. Too bad it wasn't Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh telling them to do it ...
there would be overwhelmingly large landslide victories for Dems ... and the nutcases who would be totally freaking about the elections would already have been silenced ... literally by their own hands ...
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mscuedawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:16 PM
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13. I swear my dup post was sincere...
:hi:
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 05:07 AM
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17. I'd say that great minds think alike, but ...
I don't like lying about myself ... and I am not sure I would be honest in the assessment of my faculties ...

:)
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:02 PM
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10. Ugh. She's so weird.
Weird in the worst way possible.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:12 PM
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11. Send this to Freepers...
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mscuedawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:15 PM
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12. Good thing it didnt come from Glen Beck or Rush Limpballs...
...then again... :sarcasm:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:56 PM
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15. I called it last night. Instead of money or sex scandals, this group of GOPers are going to be
labeled for the loud nuts that represent them. All a Democrat will have to do will be to read a list of the nuts (including palin) come election time and the centrist voters will all vote democrat.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:43 PM
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16. No worries, republicans, she can't hurt your reputation!
At only 32% party identification and 29% approval rating, you don't have a reputation to worry about!
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shaniqua6392 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 05:36 AM
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18. This will not be reported in the main stream media.
Same as Rash Limpballs saying that we should re-segregate our school bus system because some black kids beat up on a white kid. What a bunch of crap. I wish we had our own network to get some of this out.
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