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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:15 PM
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Tea party group to Bachmann: Quit the presidential race
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/27/tea-par... /

A tea party group has a surprising and harsh urging for long-time tea party favorite Michele Bachmann: Quit the presidential race.

"It's time for Michelle Bachmann to go," reads the first line of a statement from American Majority President Ned Ryun. His group operates in seven states, trains thousands of tea party supporters and is "liked" by over 371,000 people on Facebook.

(snip)
"I think it's pretty obvious that Michele Bachmann is about Michele Bachmann," American Majority Executive Director Matt Robbins said.


http://insider.americanmajority.org/post/11958318766/ba...
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In Bachmanns case, it is clear that the campaign has become less about reform and more about her personal effort to stay relevant and sell books; a harsh commentary, but true. Its not about tea party values or championing real plans to solve real problems. While other campaigns are diving into the substance, the supposed tea party candidate Bachmann is sticking to thin talking points and hanging on for dear life.
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:17 PM
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1. well looks like she has outlived her usefulness
Your 15 minutes are up bat shit crazy lady.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:20 PM
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2. Her Republican campaign approval numbers have gone into the toilet
but she can take great comfort in just becoming a regular member of Congress again, with an outstanding approval percentage of 9 percent.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:23 PM
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3. Bat shit crazy is finished.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:24 PM
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4. Wasn't she the muse of the Tea Party movement?
nt

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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:27 PM
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7. She founded the Tea Party Caucus in the House
It was behind the sofa, believe it or not; Michele felt dumbfounded!

It must be disheartening to have your true blue pals turn on you like that. It's been a long, long time since those heady days in Iowa, when Rep. Bachmann was thinking about new drapes and furniture, and what she might do with the White House closet as a surprise for Marcus.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:26 PM
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5. note that outside a FOX News stable--O'Reilly, Coulter, Hannity--and Limbaugh
no conservative lasts past their 24th month in the media: anyone remember Dennis Prager? even Beck, the bete noire of 2008-11, got the boot and is doing some weak-ass form of Jerusalem Syndrome

the Teabaggers themselves are old hat, just like the Minnie Mice Minute Men

anyone remember any other short-cycled big righties?
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:27 PM
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6. Bachmann's Response .....


yeah yeah I photo shopped this of the bat-shit crazy woman a couple weeks ago per another DU'rs request. ;)
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:31 PM
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8. They know it is just a matter of time before she asks Romney about planet Kolob
She has to go.

Don
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:32 PM
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9. Me to Bachmann:
Don't be a quitter! Stay in the race. Solicit millions of $$ from those that admire you, and want to see you in the White House.
They're depending on you to save Amurka! :patriot:
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:50 PM
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10. Time for a Tea Party Reboot!
Sounds like yet another astroturf conservative group trying to redirect the idjits towards a more electable candidate. Not sure why they need to push this, Michelle seems to be imploding quite nicely on her own. I guess their desire to elect a Republican outweighs any principled support for a Congressperson who gave them some amount of legitimacy, early on. Oh well, here's hoping she ignores this and continues to embarrass herself and the entire Party with her campaign in the coming months.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:57 PM
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11. When two consecutive polls show a pol with less than 10% support, they should be gone
gone at least from the "debates" and from the media.

Perhaps not at first, but after a couple of debates, the handwriting should surely be on the wall..
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:59 PM
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12. Of course she is only in it for herself
I have seen this for years as she was a state senator and US congresswoman. It is so transparent.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:01 PM
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13. Hopefully the good People of Minnesota will retire her at the earliest opportunity. n/t
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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:08 PM
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17. They won't.....too stupid
The woman admitted she's done nothing for her constituents and they still overwhelmingly elected her.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:03 PM
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14. Someone should ask all the (R) candidates to sign a pledge promising...
...to not profit from their candidacy (through book deals, speaking fees, television and/or radio shows etc etc etc) for a period of not less than two years.


They are all happy to sign a pledge to not raise taxes, not increasing revenue for our government, it seems fair to ask them to not raise their personal revenue through this process.


It might help clear out the kooks who are pandering to an audience just to try and cash in later.



It is unlikely that any of them would do it, even though they are millionaires already. If one of them did though, Mitt maybe, it would cause quite a stir.
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:04 PM
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15. I keep seeing all of these campaigns implode
Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann, - Santorum who like Gingrich never really had a campaign to begin with - Romney, now we've got Cain. When his falls apart, and it will, what lunatic will they dig up next?

I'm just trying to imagine who they could possibly pick next that is crazy enough. I'm having a hard time figuring out who is nutty enough for them. Some unknown nut job?
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:07 PM
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16. Romney seems to be steady at about 23% throughout


He hasn't really imploded.

Cain is peaking now, but he is just the latest in a line that started back with Trump. I expect him to collapse by around Thanksgiving, leaving the last 4-5 weeks before Iowa wide open.


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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:13 PM
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18. The Tea Party is smarter than I thought, if this is true.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:50 PM
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19. this is a first ...
someone too bat*hit crazy for the TEA party ...
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:04 PM
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20. Poor Michele, the house in her future wasn't to be the one on PA Ave...


:)
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