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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:14 PM
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Boehner and Cantor ‘wary of the possible damage inflicted on the party’s reputation’ by Bachmann.
:rofl: She's all yours!


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

Boehner and Cantor ‘wary of the possible damage inflicted on the party’s reputation’ by Bachmann.


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.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:15 PM
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1. I seriously don't think she'll win back her seat in 2010.
She's such an embarrassment to my wonderful state.
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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:19 PM
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2. myrna minx, are there many who feel that way?
Does it feel as though that is the widespread sentiment?
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:24 PM
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4. I don't live in her district - but El Tinklenberg would have won her seat -
he had the endorsement of the Independence Party too - but at the last minute a fellow jumped onto the ballot as the Independence party candidate carrying just enough vote to carry Bachmann to a narrow victory. She narrowly won a second term. While her district leans conservative, they're good, decent people - they're not like her.
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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:44 PM
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24. What a relief that is to hear. Thanks.
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:22 PM
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3. I seriously can't stand that woman
Who is running against her for that seat next year and where can I donate to him/her?
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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:26 PM
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5. This bothers them?
She is mild compared to some of the dysfunction in the GOP.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:27 PM
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6. Force her out and make her the Republican nominee in 2012
Sounds like a fabulous plan!

Have another drink and a 3 hour tanning session Boner, you're going to need it.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:28 PM
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7. Well, I guess I can't blame them for that, but
....aren't they also worried about the possible damage inflicted on the party’s reputation by Boner and Cantor??

Boner paints himself orange and bursts into tears on the House floor. Cantor plays around on Twitter during a Presidential address to a joint session. They really should be embarrassed of their whole fucking party.

Hell, I'll openly admit I'm embarrassed that Max Bluecross and K*nt Co-op call themselves "Democrats".
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:29 PM
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8. "Batshit" Bachmann has nothing on
"Tears Of A KKKlown" Boehner and "No We Can't" Cantor. They're worried she will make them look bad? Dream on, dumbfucks. :rofl:

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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:37 PM
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9. I think she fits in perfectly with the GOP. When Rep Foxx (R-NC) and
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 12:38 PM by AlinPA
Bachmann talk, republicans cheer them. I can't see Boehner and Cantor worrying about Bachmann any more than they worry about Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, Savage, Coulter, Hannity, Malkin and those fundamentalist "Christian" preachers. The base loves it.
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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:47 PM
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25. Bachmann & Foxx...
what a combo. :rofl:
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:42 PM
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10. K&R
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:43 PM
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11. You're just re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, fellas.. but go right ahead -n/t
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:45 PM
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12. how does a batshit crazy right-winger damage the reputation of a batshit crazy right-wing party?
and did they ever worry about people like limbaugh, beck or coulter damaging the reputation of their party?
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:49 PM
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13. She's your crazy aunt...
and the genes are in your blood, repukes.
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:49 PM
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14. And Joe Wilson makes them look good? Cheesh.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:50 PM
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15. The GOP OWNS Bachmann, Schmidt, Wilson, and Taitz
Teh Republican Party is now more batshit insane than the Federalist Party was in 1814.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:50 PM
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16. The republicon party answers to rash limpbaugh
and they're concerned about bachman? Seriously? So many people vying to take the job of mayor of the Village Idiots away from orly taitz.

I'd say bachmann is the republicon's party "karma is a bitch". Have they gotten permission from the limp one to worry about the insane one from Minneasota?
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:51 PM
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17. Is there any Rethug left that is not embarrassing?
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:52 PM
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18. They need to worry about a couple of dozen more, like Palin, Schmidit, 'Joe' Wilson, etc.
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Lucy Goosey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:59 PM
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19. Whatever.
This is what the Republican party gets for courting the right-wing christofascist nutjob demographic.

(I happen to kind of love the crazy bitch for her entertainment value.)
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:00 PM
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20. What the...? These lunatics are embarrassed by another lunatic?
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:06 PM
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21. A "kook"? Gallagher is a kook. Carrot Top is a kook. Michelle Bachmann is a batshit crazy ...
certified fucking lunatic who should be locked in a rubber room, fed only soft foods, and allowed no utensil other than a spork.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:07 PM
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22. It's frigging hilarious that they're making her out to be the lone scapegoat
for their party's problems!! :rofl:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:09 PM
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23. "possible" damage?
:rofl:

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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:38 PM
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26. I think that is what will happen. With the GOP abetting the black and white
world the wingnuts and freepers and birthers and religious nuts want, what else are people supposed to believe but that the crazy base of the gop, that 30%, have control over the party. Democrats will win elections from here on in. There is no way that centrists are going to vote for nutjobs and liars and crazies like Sarah Palin but the base will insist on people like that being candidates. The GOP just sits there and says nothing. Don't they have any policy?
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:40 PM
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27. HAHAHAHA!!!
They are YOURS you morons.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:28 PM
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28. LOL!! They just made her 'anti-America' list.
:rofl:


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