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Bachmann runs from CNN's Dana Bash

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  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    So Bachmann made a bunch of absurd, unsupported claims about how money is being spent in the White House. When she was asked about those claims by Dana Bash, she ran instead of defending them or even discussing them further. I wish there was some way we could make politicians more responsible for the crap they spit out sometimes.

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  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Well this woman is most definitely a few inches short of a foot! She was reflected by the slimmest of margins and hopefully, the next time around people will see what a fruitcake she truly is.

    i for one won't be holing my breath, however ;)
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    pr Wrote: Well this woman is most definitely a few inches short of a foot! She was reflected by the slimmest of margins and hopefully, the next time around people will see what a fruitcake she truly is.

    i for one won't be holing my breath, however ;)
    I guess she is not the only one; I'm still surprised on how certain people get into certain jobs; is Bieber her son?
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    If you saw the interview with her voters you would not doubt her being reelected forever. That had to be the dumbest package of crackers I have ever seen.
  • Democrat
    Lawrence, MA
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    Zach F Wrote: So Bachmann made a bunch of absurd, unsupported claims about how money is being spent in the White House. When she was asked about those claims by Dana Bash, she ran instead of defending them or even discussing them further. I wish there was some way we could make politicians more responsible for the crap they spit out sometimes.

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    There is a way...not perfect...bur a way
    I. Educate the public concerning the real history of the U.S., including all the labor history and the reason why organizations like OSHA , and Civil Service and Medicaid and food stamps were needed in the first place.
    2. At a reasonable age,,,say...25 or 6, give all potenltial voters a test on their knowledge of history and civics.
    3. Issue or deny a voting card depending on the test results.
    4. People wil still vote for bad laws if they think this will benefit their pocketbook. but I'd be willing to bet 3/4 or more of the folks in Congress today would never make it past the primary.

    P.S. This last proposal would probably never make it past the Congress unless we slated it to take effect in 20 or 25 years.......Require anyone seeking public office....form mayor on up....be given a psychological test. In one of the magazines I recieve there was a piece that says a recent poll shows that a lage percantage of our elected officisls are psychopaths. Good luck to us.
  • Liberal
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    There is a very sickening story on the front page of today's Boston Globe about voters in Kansas, their beliefs, mis-beliefs actually, and their obstructionist Congressman. It is because of their very wrong but basic deep down beliefs these types have that the US public are in such a mess today and they don't even have a clue they are the problem!

    http://epaper.bostonglobe.com/epaper/iphone/homepage.aspx#_article09e12890-fd0b...e
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    Philadelphia, PA
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    A lot of the times politicians speak down to the level of to whom they are addressing, Bachman's message although delivered a little bit askance, was to me , about the extravgance being employed by this Administration while at the same time asking everyone for a equally shared involvment in our shared financial dilima,the arguement that past Administration's spent nearly as much or in some cases more than the current one is false because those administrations were not faced with this country's huge debt problem, I don't find fault with the Presidents vacations or his family time,but it does send a mixed message to the electorate.
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    johnnycee Wrote: A lot of the times politicians speak down to the level of to whom they are addressing, Bachman's message although delivered a little bit askance, was to me , about the extravgance being employed by this Administration while at the same time asking everyone for a equally shared involvment in our shared financial dilima,the arguement that past Administration's spent nearly as much or in some cases more than the current one is false because those administrations were not faced with this country's huge debt problem, I don't find fault with the Presidents vacations or his family time,but it does send a mixed message to the electorate.
    Nope. Just the rightwing part of the electorate. The rest view Obama as one of the few sane people in DC. I can't fault the man for taking time off when the right is still acting like they did prior to the election. Do those numbskulls actually think he is going to run again? Or do they not know a different way to behave? What does FoxNews say about this?
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Don't delude yourself, Obama's favorable ratings have dropped mainly because of the Debt, and his trips and or parties does send a mixed message as far as shared suffering is concerned to the electorate, his rating with the African _American voter has declined not because of the huge difference in unemployment figures as opposed to the white unemployment numbers, but because of the perceived notion of his not caring for the poor,again looks can be decieving, just last night a member of the Black Caucas mentioned that white America would not stand for 17% unemployment as that is what the current Black unemployment figures show,whether or not the Black community expected more from Obama than what has already occurred is fodder for debate, but the fact of the matter is that his current life style does, as reported by the right wing ,give a mixed message.
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    johnnycee Wrote: Don't delude yourself, Obama's favorable ratings have dropped mainly because of the Debt, and his trips and or parties does send a mixed message as far as shared suffering is concerned to the electorate, his rating with the African _American voter has declined not because of the huge difference in unemployment figures as opposed to the white unemployment numbers, but because of the perceived notion of his not caring for the poor,again looks can be decieving, just last night a member of the Black Caucas mentioned that white America would not stand for 17% unemployment as that is what the current Black unemployment figures show,whether or not the Black community expected more from Obama than what has already occurred is fodder for debate, but the fact of the matter is that his current life style does, as reported by the right wing ,give a mixed message.
    That would be the bubble. Which is for entertainment only. But some do see it as real news.
  • Democrat
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    What would be the bubble, the perceived extravagance or the Black unemployment figures?
  • Democrat
    Lawrence, MA
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    pr Wrote: There is a very sickening story on the front page of today's Boston Globe about voters in Kansas, their beliefs, mis-beliefs actually, and their obstructionist Congressman. It is because of their very wrong but basic deep down beliefs these types have that the US public are in such a mess today and they don't even have a clue they are the problem!

    http://epaper.bostonglobe.com/epaper/iphone/homepage.aspx#_article09e12890-fd0b...e
    There was book published in 2004- What's The Matter With Kansas, by Thomas Frank. This eye poper will tell you everytjhimg that's wrong with Kansas. Evangelicalism is a big part of it. Add to that that although blue caollar workers are ( or were) a big part of the population....they have been royally screwed in the past few decades. If you haven't read this book you have no idea how bad things are politically in Kansas or its neighboring ststes.