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Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:33 PM

"Bachmann says she may make another presidential bid"

Bachmann says she may make another presidential bid

by Donovan Slack, USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/22/bachmann-presidential-bid/13020225/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories

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Rep. Michele Bachmann says she is considering a run for president in 2016.

The Minnesota Republican told Real Clear Politics on Tuesday that she learned a great deal from her failed bid in 2012 and will "certainly" draw upon those lessons if she runs again.

"Like with anything else, practice makes perfect," she said. "And I think if a person has gone through the process -- for instance, I had gone through 15 presidential debates -- it's easy to see a person's improvement going through that."

She also suggested her fundraising talents could prove to be an asset. Bachmann has been a Tea Party favorite and virtual fundraising juggernaut, drawing millions in individual contributions from across the country. She told Real Clear Politics that she is "one of the top -- if not the top -- fundraisers in the history of the United States Congress."




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Reply "Bachmann says she may make another presidential bid" (Original post)
applegrove Jul 2014 OP
annabanana Jul 2014 #1
Chasstev365 Jul 2014 #46
TexasTowelie Jul 2014 #2
ChairmanAgnostic Jul 2014 #3
City Lights Jul 2014 #4
Action_Patrol Jul 2014 #5
Blaukraut Jul 2014 #6
kelliekat44 Jul 2014 #7
RKP5637 Jul 2014 #10
RKP5637 Jul 2014 #8
truebluegreen Jul 2014 #9
onecaliberal Jul 2014 #11
aint_no_life_nowhere Jul 2014 #12
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2014 #13
pokerfan Jul 2014 #14
delrem Jul 2014 #15
Jamaal510 Jul 2014 #39
Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2014 #40
delrem Jul 2014 #44
immoderate Jul 2014 #16
2naSalit Jul 2014 #17
SummerSnow Jul 2014 #18
Brother Buzz Jul 2014 #19
Hoppy Jul 2014 #20
Xolodno Jul 2014 #21
Gothmog Jul 2014 #22
oldandhappy Jul 2014 #23
Terra Alta Jul 2014 #24
Johonny Jul 2014 #25
lunasun Jul 2014 #53
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2014 #26
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #27
MoonchildCA Jul 2014 #28
lovemydog Jul 2014 #29
Scuba Jul 2014 #30
Zambero Jul 2014 #31
donco Jul 2014 #32
Aerows Jul 2014 #33
sakabatou Jul 2014 #34
thucythucy Jul 2014 #35
Jim Lane Jul 2014 #36
BrotherIvan Jul 2014 #37
agentS Jul 2014 #38
corkhead Jul 2014 #41
Mike Daniels Jul 2014 #42
Brigid Jul 2014 #43
L0oniX Jul 2014 #45
Contrary1 Jul 2014 #47
NastyRiffraff Jul 2014 #48
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Guy Whitey Corngood Jul 2014 #50
RKP5637 Jul 2014 #51
trublu992 Jul 2014 #52
ErikJ Jul 2014 #54
Rex Jul 2014 #55
Separation Jul 2014 #56
yortsed snacilbuper Jul 2014 #57
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spanone Jul 2014 #59
Aerows Jul 2014 #60
flamingdem Jul 2014 #61
TeamPooka Jul 2014 #62
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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:35 PM

1. OH god YES!

Lets get the clown car up and rolling... asap

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 11:55 AM

46. Dam it: You beat me to it!

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:35 PM

2. ...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:35 PM

3. (Insert Farside Comic with dog, cat, washing machine and "fud" sign)

"Oh, pleeze, oh pleeze, oh pleeze!"

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:36 PM

4. Haha, please run, Michele!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:36 PM

5. Someone turn off the money spigot!

In other words 'idiots will give me buckets of money if I can say their crazy held beliefs in a public forum'.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:37 PM

6. Please proceed, Ms Bachmann! n/t

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:37 PM

7. Spouse just said: If Bachmann and Palin don't kill the GOP, it can't be killed. nt

 

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:42 PM

10. She's like a Whack-A-Mole! n/t

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:41 PM

8. She must have had another delusional conversation with her god. n/t

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:42 PM

9. Oh Goody!

 

They should get the whole clown car together for a reunion tour.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:44 PM

11. Is she still under investigation?

I thought she was headed to the big house not running for the White House.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:49 PM

12. I miss them crazy eyes, i do







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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:51 PM

13. And the Democratic faithful CHEERED ... Loudly. eom.

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:53 PM

14. please, please, please, please....

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:53 PM

15. I don't like it when the bar is set so low.

Rather, when the opposition sets the bar so low.

It's disgraceful that Michele Bachmann has the voice (empowered by voters!) that she has.
Does the USA want to bury itself in wingnut stupidity, just for the entertainment value? There're consequences that come along with that, the most destructive consequence being that well-reasoned discussions about serious issues are smothered and die.

To be sure, when the bar is that low and one is happy that it's that low, then all one has to do is slide into home base on the muck.

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Response to delrem (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 03:09 AM

39. That's a good point.

"It's disgraceful that Michele Bachmann has the voice (empowered by voters!) that she has.
Does the USA want to bury itself in wingnut stupidity, just for the entertainment value? There're consequences that come along with that, the most destructive consequence being that well-reasoned discussions about serious issues are smothered and die."

As much as I have enjoyed seeing the GOP make fools of themselves and jeopardize their electoral relevance flirting with all of these far-right nuts, it simultaneously kind of makes their extreme agenda come off as "mainstream" and moves the entire debate rightward. As their ideas appear more mainstream, things that were once considered common sense in the past (like minimum wages keeping up with worker productivity) get portrayed as "far-left".

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #39)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 06:12 AM

40. This and the various other methods the RW has used to move the center waaaaaaaaaay over to the right

of the utmost importance and the Dems desperately need to counter that.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #39)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 11:41 AM

44. Yes.

The only upside is that it's comedy gold for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and although I used to find that kind of comedy hilarious and look forward to the next weeks batch, I'm starting to find it repulsive. Self-indulgent and cowardly, when in fact we need voices who explain that something is wrong when it is so very wrong, and explain that there's nothing funny about it.

I guess I'm a wet blanket. No fun at parties.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 09:57 PM

16. Bring it ON!

 




--imm

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:03 PM

17. !!!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:10 PM

18. Oh my, make my day. The circus is in town.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:12 PM

19. Reporters are celebrating everywhere

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:18 PM

20. The Girl With The Far-away Eyes !

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:19 PM

21. The Gift that keeps on giving!!!!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:22 PM

22. This is great news

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:33 PM

23. go go michele !!!!!!

Is this a true story? I did not check. Well, she is going to be unemployed in six months. So == run for office or become a lobbyist.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:36 PM

24. Yes, Michele, please run

Her running would provide much needed comedy to the Republican primaries! Run, Michele, run!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:41 PM

25. We all know every GOP grifter will be "running" there's too much free $ not to run.

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Response to Johonny (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 06:06 PM

53. True

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:48 PM

26. Please proceed, Congresswoman.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:52 PM

27. The ayes have it!

Run Michele Run~





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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:54 PM

28. Oh my! Do we dare to dream? n/t

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:55 PM

29. Good. I enjoy comedy.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 11:01 PM

30. The Bachman - Warren debates will be magnificent!

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 11:13 PM

31. Rev up the clown car!

Hop on board Michele. Be sure and make rook for Ted, Rick & Rick, Rand, Chris, Scott, and the whole gang!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 11:14 PM

32. KInda looks

like a clown car rerun.gov OOPs orders the guard out from Iowa now the half term gov is making waves.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 11:16 PM

33. I had the weirdest dream last night

 

My cousin, whom I love dearly (and is a liberal democrat) was driving, and I was in the back seat. Michelle Bachmann got into the back seat with me and we started arguing over a word on a crossword puzzle.

Good god, even in my dreams the woman is a nightmare.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 11:16 PM

34. And she'll still be crazy

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 12:14 AM

35. Oh please please please!!!

From her lips to Satan's ear.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 01:14 AM

36. Michele, if you win the nomination, Ted Cruz would make a good running mate, eh? (n/t)

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 02:07 AM

37. I'll empty my bank account to see her debate HRC, EW or Sanders

It is my special wish.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 02:17 AM

38. A couple of English idioms comes to mind with this scenario

1) A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted:
Who's more foolish, Bachmann or her donors who should know better?

2) Like a chicken with its head cut off:
Her statements are over the place.

3) Loose Cannon:
If she goes full birther/anti-vaxx/dominionist, she will be an anchor on the GOP slate, sinking other candidates

4) Not Playing With a Full Deck:
Well this one is pretty obvious.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 06:52 AM

41. President of Cell Block H

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 09:08 AM

42. Somewhere in RNC HQ Reince Priebus is slamming his head into a brick wall

Here's the first test to see just how serious the RNC is about killing off any clown-car candidates before they can suck all the oxygen out of room.

You figure there's got to be an bank account set up somewhere whose sole function is to supply pay-off money to "candidates" like Bachmann in the hopes that they'll go away sooner than later.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 10:13 AM

43. Hey Crazy Eyes!

How are you going to run for President from a prison cell?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 11:45 AM

45. PLEASE PROCEED!

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 12:32 PM

47. "A spokesman for the Republican National Committee declined to weigh in,

citing a policy of not commenting on candidates."

Let's see how long that lasts.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 05:46 PM

48. Gotta find my popcorn popper!

The big one. This will be comedy gold!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 05:48 PM

49. Please, let's have a Perry/Bachmann ticket! Oh, pleeeaaase!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 05:49 PM

50. Another? She never ran in the first place. I mean, she did run for higher speaking fees but

that's about it. It's he same bullshit Allan Keys "Presidential Campaigns" scam.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 05:53 PM

51. Oh Goodie, another Comedy show starting, "Delusional Candidate," first episode is

"I hear voices!"

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 05:57 PM

52. PLease do Michelle you'll be the crown on a clown cake!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 09:27 PM

54. Face of our idiocratic future nt

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 09:27 PM

55. ...

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 09:45 PM

56. Gonna have to GOTV for her in the primaries.

One can only wish she would be the (R) candidate. I think America would finally wake up.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 09:51 PM

57. Dubya won twice,

and he wasn't wrapped to tight either!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 09:52 PM

58. It's official. She is completely insane.

But that should help our side!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 11:02 PM

59. bwahahahahahaaaa k&r...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 11:12 PM

60. I had the worst dream the other night

 

one of those where you ate something you shouldn't have and it invaded your dream.

My cousin, who is extremely liberal and I love him to death, was driving and Michelle Bachmann got into the backseat with me and she was ranting. He got a new SUV and it's probably what prompted it, but she and I got into an argument over ... well, everything. My cousin nearly wrecked the truck in this dream, because he was laughing at her being a lunatic.

Weird dream. I wish I could remember the details of what she was ranting about, but it had something to do with corn, Sarah Palin, and abortion.

OH SHIT. I already made a post about this. Now I remember, and it was a crossword puzzle with corn, abortion and Sarah Palin involved. Holy crap.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5278664

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:32 AM

61. yay!

late night comics will have a blast

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:01 AM

62. "God spoke to me and said 'Fleece the rubes'."

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:53 AM

63. if she teams up with the

nuj, she'll be a shoe in.

That my friends is the perfect puke team.

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