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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:40 PM
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Michele Bachmannís political outreach hasnít extended very far, critics say
Source: The Washington Post

WOODBURY, Minn. ó Rep. Michele Bachmannís staff had set up video equipment for six Muslim constituents who had come to her district office for a meeting. The plan was for them to have a teleconference with the congresswoman, who was in Washington.

But Bachmann did not turn up, said Ikram Ul Huq, the Republican activist who organized the 2009 meeting. It was the second time the group had been stood up by Bachmann, whose office blamed a scheduling conflict. Huq said Bachmann offered no apology and did not attempt to reschedule.

ďWe wanted to talk about jobs and the local issues that matter to us. She simply dodged the thing,Ē recalled Huq, who has set up similar meetings with other Republican lawmakers.

In her nearly five years in Congress, Bachmann has connected deeply with tea party activists and social conservatives, but some constituents outside those circles say that she is distant and unresponsive and that, at times, she has snubbed them outright.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michele-bachmann...
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Thor_MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:48 PM
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1. The reason that so many conservatives are convinced they are mainstream
is that they simply don't acknowledge the presence of anyone that isn't themselves. If you don't match their viewpoints, you don't exist. Having multiple, valid answers doesn't fit into thier binary, white/black, right/wrong world.
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bloomington-lib Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:58 PM
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2. Muslim Republican activists that are mad because Bachmann stood them up twice
Now I've heard everything.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:20 PM
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5. Muslim Republican activists? What?
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:16 PM
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3. Man, it's getting worse around here by the day.
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 10:18 PM by OffWithTheirHeads
Anybody else find a reference to Muslim Republicans in the OP?
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:20 PM
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4. Does this count?

"Ikram Ul Huq, the Republican activist who organized the 2009 meeting"
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:53 PM
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6. It is in the article linked in the OP. The 4-paragraph rule means that
you often don't get to read the whole article if you don't follow the link.
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:00 PM
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7. My apoligies. I actually have a life and can't follow every link. Mia Culpa
And I mean that without snark. If I followed every link here I would do nothing else. On the other hand, Muslim Republicans, really? Some people are just so stupid that they should be shot and put out of their dilusional misery.
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bloomington-lib Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:20 PM
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10. Even if you only read the first three sentences and skipped the rest you still could seen it
Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 09:36 PM by bloomington-lib
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 04:08 AM
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8. Dear remaining "sane" republicans,
Give up. What's left of your previously highjacked party has now been highjacked by people so completely batshit bonkers there's no hope of your voices being heard by your so-called leaders.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:59 AM
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9. Aw, did she have another migraine?
Those things seem to pop up at the most inconvenient times for her.
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