Michele Bachmann Makes No Sense, Again

Hat Tip to James

Bat-crap crazy on the loose, again.

The House voted Wednesday to appoint a bipartisan commission to conduct a feasibility study for the nearly two-decades-in-the-making National Women’s History Museum. Thirty-three House members, and just two women, voted against the measure. It’s safe territory for Republicans because the plan is to fund the museum with private money. Right now the museum exists only as an idea, with an active Web site.

Bachmann, who ran for president but said recently that many in the country aren’t ready for a female president, bashed the idea of the museum, which she said would “enshrine the radical feminist movement that stands against the pro-life movement, the pro-family movement and pro-traditional marriage movement.”

On the House floor, Bachmann acknowledged cooperating with the museum for a feature on her role as a foster mother. Though “honored,” she said, “I’m deeply concerned that any worthy exhibits are clearly the exception and not the rule.”

Look Who Will Not Speak At Republican National Convention

Poor Michele Bachmann—and she was planning to be president.

Newt Gingrich hoped to get a coveted speaking slot at the Republican National Convention. Instead the Romney campaign will have him teach a series of workshops they have nicknamed Newt University. 

Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain are not scheduled to speak, either. They have decided to stage their own mini-convention of sorts — calling it a “unity rally” to dispel any doubts about their party loyalty — at a megachurch about 20 minutes outside town.

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is trying to be a good sport about getting passed over for a speech. “That’s not my call to make,” he said in an interview this week

Will God Even Make An Endorsement For The Fall General Election?


But Santorum’s withdrawal is also a major milestone for God, the beloved all-powerful deity whose personal endorsement somehow failed to secure the nomination for any of the numerous Republicans — Santorum, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry — whom he reportedly encouraged to run for president. It is unclear at this point whether God will even bother to offer anyone his apparently useless endorsement in the general election.

Irresponsible Michele Bachmann Ends Campaign

I have been waiting for this moment for months.

While I almost always applaud those who step up and run a race for any office, be it from city council to the White House, I am aware that serious minds are required.  When it came to Michele Bachmann and her quest for the White House there was nothing about her that made anyone, politics aside, take her seriously.  She was the one who created her own image, it was not the voters who painted her as a buffoon.

The bombastic image, reckless use of language, care-free attitude over facts including historical ones that were engraved in stone proved over and over that she was not the highest caliber of candidate.

There is a need for critics and opponents for all elected officials, and that includes President Obama.  But the unprincipled and over-the-top way Bachmann went about her role as a candidate made her a clown, and not someone that deserved a vote for higher office.

Michele Bachmann was unable to realize the lack of foundation in her campaign, or the intellectual deficit in her ability to converse on the issues other than to rip and slam Obama.  That Bachmann was so obtuse about her own performance for months while campaigning underscores her lack of reflection and seriousness as a candidate.

There is no way not to admit that Iowa got it right on Tuesday night when they utterly rejected the one they supposedly knew the best.

Michele Bachamnn Spurned By Insider

This must hurt.

Talk about fairweather friends. Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson (R), who was Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s state campaign chairman, endorsed Texas Rep. Ron Paul Wednesday night.

At a rally in Des Moines, Sorenson told the crowd, “We’re going to take Ron Paul all the way to the White House.”

To make matters worse…..

He did not tell Bachmann of his decision until he was en route to the Paul rally, billed as an event for veterans.

Predictions For 2012 Republican Iowa Caucus On January 3rd

Let the Prediction Season begin for Election 2012!

What a year this has been for the Republicans.

First there was a slew of candidates that poured out of the clown car, and frankly not even the most strident conservative could have been proud of the antics that took place.  Every few weeks there was another leader of the pack given the weaknesses of the announced candidates.  Polling numbers are meaningless as the voters are more undecided than firm for any candidate.

Which bring us to Iowa, the first match-up of the nominating process.

There is no way to know for sure what will happen given that a cold snap could keep caucus-goers at home, or some undefined calculation on the morning of the caucuses could alter how people view a candidate.

Given all that I am wading in early, and making my predictions for next Tuesday night.

I have long felt that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.  My feeling in this regard is based on money, organization, and a consistent way Romney has run his campaign.  (Consistency on the issues is another matter.)   Romney has been a very impressive candidate, and much improved from 4 years ago.

When Romney decided to challenge his opponents in Iowa he did so with precision tactics, with the goal not to come in second, but to win.  There is something inevitable about his campaign, and that must be seen even by his Republican opponents. 

In addition, as I have stated over and over the establishment wing of the GOP  is not going to throw their chances of winning in 2012 away with Tea Party madness.    (The Tea Party may be the last to recognize this fact.)  I suspect many Iowa caucus-goers vote for a winner, and not for more base motives.

I have also felt that in places like Iowa there is room for a clean-cut campaign.  One that lifts the hopes of voters, rather than merely blasting an opponent.  This year that means Rick Santorum who has staked out his claim for the evangelical vote with non-stop visits, and all-out begging will make an impression on caucus night. Voters want something more than nasty ads, and the former senator has delivered in that regard, and will benefit as a result.

Ron Paul is the stranger in the Republican tent, in that he does not really belong there given what constitutes GOP thinking at this time.  There are however many cult-like followers of Paul, in spite of his anti-gay and racist leanings, which will provide for a night of political intrigue in Iowa.  The question is how many of his groupies leave their basements and trek to the local caucus site.  I suggest not as many as the polls suggest. 

So here is how I see the final results when the Iowa caucuses come to a close on January 3rd.

Romney (by 4 points)

Santorum ( by 2 points over Paul)



Gingrich (this may be my most risky placement…but I am betting his implosion only gains steam in the final days)

Bachmann ( Now go away….)

What Would Marcus Bachmann Do As First Lady In The White House?


I see this ploy of his as a way for him to meet more gay men.

Laura Bush, a former librarian, dedicated herself as first lady to improving reading. Michele Obama wants to help children become healthier.

But if Michele Bachmann becomes president, her husband, Marcus, said Friday that he would use his time as first spouse to wage a pro-marriage, pro-family and pro-life campaign.

“I’ve decided my cause is not going to be happy meals,” he said during a stop at the Family Table Restaurant here, apparently a dig at Mrs. Obama.

“We are going to be the message-givers,” said Mr. Bachmann, who runs a Christian counseling service that has been accused of trying to “heal” gays by persuading them to become heterosexual.

“We are going to get this message across,” he said. “Marriage is between one man and one woman. We are going to promote families.”

Michele Bachmann Says ACLU Running CIA

One could not make this stuff up.

The American Civil Liberties Union is running the Central Intelligence Agency, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told the CBS GOP primary debate audience Saturday night. Apparently, not CIA Director David Petraeus.

“[Obama] is allowing the ACLU to run the CIA” Bachmann asserted. “We have decided we are going to lose the war on terror under Obama.” The ACLU, which issued a scathing report on Obama’s civil liberties record earlier this year, would probably disagree. The ACLU concluded that “most [Bush-era] policies…remain core elements of our national security strategy today.” Bachmann also said the CIA was no longer interrogating anyone, which is false. The CIA is part of the interagency High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, or HIG. Also, prior to 9/11, the CIA didn’t actually have an interrogation program.