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Showing posts with label BACHMANN QUITS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BACHMANN QUITS. Show all posts

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bachmann's Legislative Incompetence, Master Story Teller And Drain On GOP Veracity.
Despite the well developed and produce statement from Michelle Bachmann related to her decision not to run for a 5th Term in the US Congress, we are reminded of the scope and depths of her penchant for lying.  As we moved through the 2011/2012 General Election campaigns, we realized that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's first thoughts and responses to elections issue was to tell a lie.  Their penchant for lying manifest in many instances. The most notable of which was Paul Ryan's "bull-rush" (unscheduled, unannounced visit) of a soup pantry with cameras and family in tow.  Ryan's "bull-rush" was bad enough, but when compounded with their using clean posts and pans as a prop, the true level of their mores` and ethics were revealed.  Our second and third most notable instances of a serious lack of personal integrity and respect for others was Romney's tan-face at the Univision Event and his stumble over his ethics with the Chrysler/Jeep Plant closure lie. 

Politifact recently published information supportive of their position that the GOP exercise far more falsehoods than their counterparts in the Democratic Party.  

"PolitiFact Rates Higher Percentage Of Republican Claims As False, Study Finds"
 We offer yet another piece that shows Bachmann as the "Queen of Pants on Fire."
 The Progressive Influence: Politician Veracity: "Pants on Fire."

Well, are you surprised? If you are surprised your time spent on the International Space Station was far too long and obviously without news coverage beyond,, Fox News and The Daily Caller.

If PolitiFact runs another review of political party veracity across the political spectrum in two yeas, the GOP may pull-up from the gutter.  Their Number Three (#3) "naysayer and chicken little false hood spewer" has announced she will not seek a 5th Term in the US Congress.

As you review the abbreviated segment from last evenings Rachel Maddow show, think about the real prospect the absence of Mitt Romney and the absence of Michelle Bachmann could increase the potential for veracity in the GOP.  

Rachel Maddow in classic form!

If you are like me and like a nice spread of icing over your cake, Jason Linkins, Huff Post published a piece about Bachmann's legislative incompetence. And, the icing really does close it all out very well.
Michele Bachmann's Complete Legislative History (source:

Other than that, sure, Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan are essentially correct when they say that Bachmann "has never had a bill or resolution she’s sponsored signed into law" and "never wielded a committee gavel, either at the full or subcommittee level" and that her "amendments and bills have rarely been considered by any committee, even with the House under GOP control."  

But, you know, details. There's still a chance between now and the time she leaves office on Jan. 3, 2015, Bachmann might sponsor something that becomes law. Isn't there? You never know what could happen! Minnesota is 155 years old now, for instance.
Bills Sponsored58
Referred to Committee (aka: went nowhere)53
Reported by Committee (Got out of committee)1
H.R. 850 (112th): To facilitate a proposed project in the Lower St. Croix Wild and Scenic River, and for other purposes.
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)3
H.Res. 373 (111th): Expressing support for designation of the month of September as “National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month"
H.Res. 923 (110th): Recognizing the State of Minnesota’s 150th anniversary.
H.Res. 789 (110th): Honoring public child welfare agencies, nonprofit organizations and private entities providing services for foster children.
Passed House1
H.R. 45: To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010
Signed Into Law0
It is intriguing and disappointing to think that Bachmann could go down in US History for the reasons delineated above.
Intriguing because her history is deserving. disappointing as we consider those who placed Bachmann in office.
Who voted for their congresswoman across four election cycles?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Michelle Bachmann Quits!


The adjectives related to Michelle Bachmann's decision to "Not seek reelection" are covering just about every imaginable adjective that comes to mind. I can muster a couple of adjectives that are being used less frequently:   brainless, incessant and master hyperbolic liar !  

The Huffington Post piece linked below has a headline that reads:  
"Michele Bachmann Retiring From Congress In 2014 (VIDEO)."
The headlines reads such that Bachmann can retire on our tax dollars. We will undertake a quick review of congressional benefits to see if there is the prospect the headline has any substance beyond a simply attention grabbing headline.  I can personally think of little more distasteful than Bachmann living off my tax dollars after adding absolutely nothing to the United States beyond that of a "Chicken Little" like liar and demagogue. Well, I can think of one more distasteful item and that is former President Bush is costing the nation more in post-presidential expenses than any other president in US history.  The worst president in United States is still draining the tax payers in a most distasteful way.

Someone please tell me my tax dollars will not be paid for her in some for of Congressional retirement?   

This morning, CNN hosts speculated on a possible quest for higher office. CNN hosts and writers must have wanted to appear benevolent.  Bachmann has attempted a run for the GOP presidential candidate twice. Surely, the people of Minnesota will not support a zany candidate like Bachmann running for governor of the state.  

I am hearing Joe Scarborough, MSNBC Morning Joe, commented about the high level of Bachmann's intelligence.   Well, there are times when superior intellect must be accompanied with related psychical manifestations and tendencies towards veracity.  It appears Bachmann was never taught such.

Our completely unqualified opinion: Bachamnn does not want to be in office as the current ethics investigation  moves towards completion. Of course, Bachmann addresses the investigation in a manner similar to most politicians when caught with their "fingers in the cookie jar."

The conservative lawmaker also made it clear that her decision not to run had nothing to do with the ongoing ethics investigation about alleged misconduct during her failed presidential campaign in 2012.
Michelle Bachmann might be extremely intelligent. In fact, she must possess high intellect to have completed law school with a background in taxation.  She will not go down in US History noted for stellar legislative acumen with verifiable examples of good governance. She will go down in US history as one member of Congress who contributed to the following.

Huffington Post
"PolitiFact Rates Higher Percentage Of Republican Claims As False, Study Finds"