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Bachmann Formally Announces Presidential Bid

June 28, 2011 by  

Michele Bachmann will run for President.Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) formally announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for the 2012 Presidential election.

Bachmann made the announcement in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, and stressed her connection to the Hawkeye State, which hosts the nation’s first caucus.

“I often say that everything I needed to know I learned in Iowa,” she said. “I know what it means to be from Iowa — what we value and what’s important.”

The Congresswoman, who founded the House’s Tea Party Caucus, came out firing at President Barack Obama, whom she called a “one-term President.” Bachmann also stressed that America was in trouble because of policy decisions on both sides of the aisle.

“Our problems don’t have an identity of party, they are problems created by both parties,” the Representative said. “Americans agree that our country is in peril today and we must act with urgency to save it. And Americans aren’t interested in affiliation; they are interested in solutions, and leadership that will tell the truth.”

Bachmann joins a crowded field of contenders for the GOP nomination for the Presidential election, which includes former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) and businessman Herman Cain.

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  • Rosco1776

    They all parrot Ron Paul. Go for the real thing!

    Ron Paul 2012!!

    • Crystal

      Ron Paul is anti-family and a low-end refer-head. Only someone completely high all the time would vote for Ron Paul.

      • Average Joe

        Crystal,

        Please ask your doctor to reduce your med intake, it is obvious that you are over-medicated if you actually believe what you just said. Also you might consider reducing your intake of mainstream media talking points (AKA propaganda or misinformation to further an agenda). You might try doing a it of “real” research on Dr. Paul …rather that to keep parroting everything you heard from someone else or the abbreviated versions known as “soundbites” that only tell you the parts “they” (MSM) want you to hear…..Education is a wonderful thing to have….get some!

        The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
        Robert A. Heinlein

        • http://Personalliberty Tony

          To Average Joe:
          Right on!! Michelle Bachmann is so out of it that she doesn’t know where the battles of Lexington and Concord were fought. I learned this info. in elementary school. The Only chance Repubs. have of winning the White House in 2012 would be Ron Paul or maybe John Huntsman. Thanks!!

          • Cawmun Cents

            This from the”supposed”conservative Tony…haw!

          • http://Personalliberty Tony

            Cawmun Cents:
            Please man, safe for another time. You know sir, you’re not a conservative nor a libertarian, that’s a true believer “constitution”.
            You’re , obviously, a reactionary authoritarian. No offense man, but we got to call things the way they are. You, basically, want to go back to the early 19th cent. before the 19th ammendment and the Emancipation proclaimation. It’s because of these view points Repubs. will lose in 2012. I’ll bet anyone an expensive steak dinner this will happen. However, it might be good, then conservatives can cleanse
            ourselves of such nonsense. Finally, we can go back to the principles
            of the late William F. Buckley to get our nation in the right direction. I mentioned this before a few months ago. So long for now.

          • Jim

            WOW! You may be right about her making some faults on details about history..maybe? Being resourceful is key though in my opinion. Henry Ford’s story in court goes something like this; was sitting in court while questioned about his knowledge in his own industry: He had no quick answer..So they tried to question his ability or how he could consider himself fit for this industry..–his answer something like “Give me any question you have and I’ll receive a detailed answer for you quickly, just give me the phone. ITS CALLED SMART THINKING IN A REALISTIC PRACTICAL WAY. Have you ever taken on ownership of a business. ITs FOOLISH TO WAIST TIME TRYING TO BE a Know it ALL when the bottom line is the bottom line. We all have plenty of knowledge to be president if that is what it was based on. You just don’t get it do you? And by the way Bachman is incredibly sharp because she has common sense backing her skills in getting things done. That does not exist in the White House. I am embarrassed that we have these intellectual elites continuing do DO such foolish things. It seriously embarrasses me and that is the truth! Sorry if I sound harsh with you.. I respect your view, I just strongly disagree!

          • Jim

            I think these intellectual elites are very insecure deep inside because that is all they have. They have no guts to simply make decisions. That is human nature by the way. It is especially difficult if your environment prides itself on knowledge alone. Taking action to contribute to creating jobs is risky. You better know your why. And you better have strong self esteem because of that why. You better know in the back of your mind that its about something bigger than yourself. You better know that your purpose is to serve..i could go on and on but I think you get my point.

      • Jim

        WOW! This sounds like lib talk. I am just surprised how we get to this stage of speaking so negative. I am at fault too! So lets just hope that both of us can speak more diplomatic (civil)(certainly not what the libs consider diplomatic). Can we soften our hearts to view people from their own point of view and respect that? I have a lot of trouble with that one myself! I don’t know much about this Ron but from what I’ve seen he seems to me like a very honest man. And I could not imagine him not being a good family man. Am I wrong?

  • Jon Dee

    Congresswoman Bachmann is the freshest breath of air that has thusfar surfaced on the line-up for a Presidential seat at the White House.

    This Lady has really got Her stuff together. When she aswered a probing question by a Fox News pundit who opined “She may get the nomination, but is not likely to become President”.

    Her answer was just what this Nation needs at these devided times; she replied without blinking an eye “My goal is to marshall the diseffected Democrats, Independents,Libertarians and Republicans and those have never voted before; into a formidable voting block that will guarantee that Obama will cease to be a threat to the solvency of our wonderful Country.

    What about a “Bachmann – Palin Ticket” ????
    Jon Dee

    • BigBadJohn

      What about a “Bachmann – Palin Ticket” ????
      Jon Dee

      That would guarantee Obama a second term….

      • Dagney

        Oh, how ignorant you sound……

        • BigBadJohn

          Little side wager????

          If Bachmann/Palin is the ticket the republicans pick – they will lose.
          I am not debating who would be better for the country, I am simply stating the obvious.

          • Kate8

            BBJ – If that happened it would only be because the the fury of h*ll would break out against them from the same media who remains dead silent on the ACTUAL truth about BO.

            He gets glorified while anyone else is demonized. And there are still lots of folks out there, like yourself, who fall for it, hook, line and sinker.

            No to mention the rigged voting.

          • BigBadJohn

            Kate, Like I said not debating who would be better, just stating the obvious.

            Little side wager?

          • BigBadJohn

            Dagney, Kate,

            This is wager with each of you. Loser donates $500 to the libertarian party. You must post a receipt we can all see.

            Here is what I propose for a wager. It takes a couple of “if’s”.

            IF Bachman/Palin is the chosen republican ticket.
            AND
            IF they win the presidency, I will donate $1000 – 500 each.

            If they lose – each of you must donate $500 to the libertarian party.

            Of course if they never make it through primaries, the wager is off.

          • Kate8

            BBJ – And I didn’t say that Bachmann would win.

            I just said the reason why she may not.

          • Christin

            BBB,
            I like Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul.

            Unfortunately, the Left attacked and demonized Sarah Palin and made her ‘toxic’ to run…

            I say, unfortunately, not because I think she should run or is qualified, but because she is the one who gave us our FIRST real breath of Fresh Air in 2008 with her Enthusiasm for American Patriots, Our Faith, Conservatism and Belief in our Founding Documents as our Road Map to Govern and direction for our Moral Compass.

            She was and is a voice for the Tea Party folks who are rightfully angry at the status quo on both sides of the isle.

      • Wayne937

        BigBadJohn, Obama would not make a good pimple on Bachman’s rear end. She has everything that Obama does not have: better looking, honest, sincere, integrity, and believe that the people should be the boss of the goverhment, not the government being the boss over the people. In other words, she believes in the U.S. Constitution which instills power to the people, not the other way around. We don’t need a Communist Liberal President running a Republic. If Obama wnats to be the president I suggest he go back to his birth place in Kenya, and do it there.

        • ellen

          Right on.

          Obama is the usurper, the clear and present danger every moment he occupies the White House

        • BigBadJohn

          “She has everything that Obama does not have: better looking,”

          Unfortunately this is exactly what politics in America has boiled down to – a beauty contest.
          When Kerry ran the most repeated comment that I heard from conservatives was “and his ugly wife Teresa Heinz”.

          • Doug

            No Big&Ugly Big bird is a traitor of the USA just like Jane Fonda! Beside the fact he is a liberal demorat and has no morals and lies almost as much as Obamayamadingdong

          • Kate8

            BBJ – Ugly is as ugly does. But then, it didn’t stop anyone from electing O, in spite of the fact that, on an ugly scale, she’s got Theresa beat by a long shot.

          • Wayne937

            BBJ, how many states do we have? You most likely knew this answer even without thinking about it. Obama said he had campaigned in all 57 states. Obama forgot that he was a Christian. When he said he was a Muslim, George Stephanoplous had to jump in and correct him ,and say, you mean Christian. I personally heard him say both of these things on each occassions. You are supporting a Communist LIberal, most likely born in Kenya. When a man does not know what religion he belong to, or how many states there are in this country, there is a problem some where. I don’t know why you Liberal can’t see this. Maybe you do see it, but don’t give a hoot. BBJ, checl out all the youtube videos I listed previously listed then come back and tell us you know that Obama is a lying fool but you support lying fools.

          • BigBadJohn

            Wayne – Just what are YOU smoking? I NEVER said I supported Obama.

            I do not support Obama, but I am smart enough to realize it was the republicans that ran the deficit up 1500% and doubled the national debt that put us in the position we are now.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Big B J,
            Read the whole comment and don’t make the argument on just one word out of a whole sentence of qualifyers!! Of course, this is your usual tactic!

      • Average Joe

        BigBadJohn,

        I have to agree with you on this point (for those that disagree, I actually like Bachman, but would not vote a Bachman/ Palin ticket and I do not dislike Palin).
        As for my pick…..Ron Paul / Andrew Napolitano…2012…Both are Conservative Republicans with Libertarian views.

        http://www.voteronpaul.com/newsDetail.php?Andrew-Napolitano-Ron-Paul-s-VP-Prospect-3471

        • Wayne937

          BBJ, the way you were talking against the Conservative folks led me to believe you were supporting the Communist Liberal Obama. What about the roughly $3.600,000,000.000 that obama has spent in just 2 1/2 years. At least Bush was in office for 8 years. Compare the difference. Let’s see, Obama spent $3.600,000,000,000 in just 2 1/2 years. Let’s see now, this means if he continues spending the same amount with 8 year in office that would be a total of 3.6 X 8 = $28.3 trillion dollars. Wow, Bush never spent this amount of money in 8 years. We now around $14.4 trillion dollars in debt. I am fairly certain that the National Debt was around $7,000,000,000,000 or maybe $8,000.000,000,000 when Bush took office. Beyond that amount belongs to our Communist Obama.

          • Average Joe

            First, you replied to me , rather than BBJ (no biggie).
            Second, I believe you are off base with your comment…since BBJ never said he supported Obama….only that a Bachman/ Palin ticket would insure another four year term for Obama. As A Conservative Republican with Libertarian views, I have to agree with him…that particular “ticket” would not get the support it would need to defeat Obama….my own personal observation…Palin would be the ticket killer…because her appeal has dwindled over the last year or more within the party…just sayin’.

          • BigBadJohn

            Wayne, I agree Obama has spent more in three years than any prior president. But let’s break it down.

            Bush and the republicans inherited a 100 billion dollar deficit.

            They started TWO UN-FUNDED wars – for 400 billion per year.
            An unfunded prescription drug plan for 100 billion per year
            increased military spending by 300 billion per year
            cut taxes by 400 billion per year.

            So out of Obama’s 1.7 trillion dollar deficit – 1.2 trillion of it can be traced right back to Bush and the republicans.

            My Simple solution – UN-DO everything that Bush and the republicans did in the first place. Think that will ever happen?

          • Rock

            BBJ! Be honest with yourself! Slow down and get off your speed..
            In 2004 the Dems had the house! Hello!!!!! Are you another that chooses to ignore the truth. We were watching and listening to what was happening with shock. Dumb Barny and dumb banks is what our logic was saying. And both Dems and Conservatives still seem to ignore the root cause of that $14 trill. debt. STATED INCOME! “Write what ever income you need in order to qualify for that purchase right? ALL because of political greed (Power) not performance. Barny made buck off that debt business too. And the government basically forced banks to give out these risky loans. And those dirty senators had the audacity to act as if they were concerned by scolding the banks during that 2007 melt down. And to much degree I feel the banks were knowingly ignoring the issue that they knew would come. BUT I also feel that the big problem there is a lack of individual thought or responsibilty because the banks have become too huge for clear accountability. Institutions..By the way that is not entrepreneurism! I may be broke but I’m not a fool. Shoot you can at least notice that the Union’s lobby power with our government forced banks to not go bankrupt..hmmm I wonder why?? And yes I believe going bankrupt would of been ugly for our economy for a while yet it would have at least given us a way to recover healthy. This is not even close to a recovery! Its really bad! This spending idea has become the norm for too long. Too many decades! Let me guess..you feel its those greedy business people right?

          • BigBadJohn

            ROCK – Please double check your facts before making a fool of yourself again.

            http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/l/bl_party_division_2.htm

            Republicans controlled all three branches of government from 2000 – 2006
            In 2001, a republican congressman changed parties and gave the democrats the majority by 1. That only lasted for one year.

          • Rock

            BBJ,

            Your absolutely right and I am very sorry! I did make a fool of myself and your right the Repubs. had 6 years to shift gears in the right direction during the Bush Admin. They failed! How they let Barney Franks wishes roll forward I do not know. And I find it quite amusing after listening to what Barney said back in 2003 while strongly opposing regulation of Fannie Mae..F. Mac. I do not trust him and I feel that though one can rationalize that his intentions sounded good, it was clearly greed to me. My observation shows me that from the 1990s to 2007, the Democrats simply closed their eyes to the mounting threat that these reckless, highly secretive operations posed to our entire financial system. Repubs. like McCain pressed for Regulation.

            The New York Times on Dec. 20, 2008, blaming the financial disaster on the Bush administration and everyone else except the Democrats: BUT:
            The New York Times on Sept. 11, 2003, reporting on President Bush’s proposal to end the high-risk lending by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and noting that Rep. Barney Frank opposed Bush’s call for reform: AND look: President Clinton, in that somewhat self-serving statement Sept. 25, 2008:

            “I think the responsibility the Democrats have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was President to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”
            In The New York Times’ Dec. 20 report, Clinton’s Sept. 25 statement isn’t mentioned. The Times censors all evidence of the Democrats’ central role in destroying the economy.

            Read the articles at http://frankwarner.typepad.com/free_frank_warner/2008/09/barney-frank-op.html

          • Rock

            In the Times, the president who tried to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s lending practices in 2003 is accused of opposing regulation. As usual, the newspaper’s whorish writers give the criminally reckless Democrats a free pass.

      • Bob Marshall

        With Palin on the ticket, i would have to agree!

  • http://www.easyinvest.co.za peter

    Go get them Michelle – with you all the way.

  • Billtgh

    The problem with Mr. Paul is he doesn’t get enough exposure. On top of that, Libertarians are despised because we are pro legalization (and truly constitutionally conservative). And he just sponsored a marihuana bill; what’s up with that? NOW? I think it was a bad move, but at least he is getting a little more exposure. How’s cleaning the Fed going?

    I contributed to and voted for the man, and I would again, but the Tea Party candidates are in the news every freaking half-hour, and in my opinion, that seals the deal. I think a very smart move would be for him to come in as a VP, say for Ms. Bachmann. To me, that sounds like a winning combination. If he runs on his own independent platform, he will likely steal the votes needed to beat the anti-christ.

    • Victoria Larsen

      Bachmann will only say what she thinks/knows what the people want to hear. She is a lying slitch and has no business running for President. She will mess up our country just like the rest of the Republican/Democrat morons running. Ron Paul is our best bet. The only reason he doesn’t get enough exposure is because the Republicans are as afraid of him as the Liberal Democrats. If you really look into the Tea Party ideas they are pretty much the same as the Libertarians. And we all know that Libertarians are basically Constitutionalists. Yes, we believe that most things should be legal unless they hurt others. We believe that people need to be responsible for their actions. AND we believe the rest of the world can go to the dog house, we protect our own and leave the rest to kill themselves as they wish. Don’t let them in our country and don’t trade with them. If it can be made in China, India or Japan, it can be made HERE. Get rid of the unions, especially the dumb teachers unions and start teaching our kids something other than SPORTS and other unimportant garbage. Math, Science, English, and TRUE History. Arts and music are also important. Anything else should be out of parent’s pockets except for Physical Ed EVERY DAY!

      • Billtgh

        Yeah, I know all that about the Tea Party/Republitarians, and I agree with you. Mr. Paul is the best bet to turn our country around. Problem is, Libertarians don’t get voted into office much. What percentage of votes did Mr. Paul get last election? I’m fairly sure it was under double digits. I have no reason to believe it will be much different in 2012. Do you, really?

        Would you cite the instances that cause you to so vividly hate Ms. Bachmann? I still have to weed through her voting record to make my final decision.

        • BigBadJohn

          The ONLY way to change the direction this country is going, is for people to vote their conscious. If you think Ron Paul is the right choice for our country – VOTE FOR HIM, even if you have to write him in on the ballot.

          I for one see no difference between the Democrats and the Republicans.
          When the republicans controlled both houses and the presidency, they started TWO UN-FUNDED wars, they started an UN-FUNDED prescription drug plan AND CUT taxes at the same time. Under Bush, our deficit increased by 1500%. Sorry but I do not believe voting the same party back into office that destroyed our country, is the right course of action. Ron Paul gets my vote.

          • http://Yahoo Bob from SoCal

            Hey John,

            You really need to get your facts straight. You are complaining about the mid level management, when you should be going to the heart of the matter. Its true many of the Republicans and Democrats have sold their soles to their NWO masters. So in that sense they are to blame. In truth they are just puppets having their strings pulled to the tune of the New World Order agenda. If you just take out the heart of this creature it will grow right back. We need to take off its head to stop it.

          • BigBadJohn

            OK Bob – I’ll bite. Just who are these NWO puppet masters and how do we decapitate the snake?

        • Victoria Larsen

          Check out her stance on “agricultural pork” that her family has enjoyed. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/20/michele-bachmann-government-pork_n_880765.html

          • karolyn

            I knew I read somewhere that her family farm had received subsidies.

          • Jana

            Victoria Larsen
            YOU ought to get your facts straight BEFORE you spread falsehoods.
            Your own post does NOT back you up. She didn’t get this for herself.

            It states:

            Agriculture shows that she leaned heavily on federal officials for help — never more so than when it came to aiding the pork and dairy producers in her state.

            On Oct. 5, 2009, Bachmann wrote Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack praising him for injecting money into the pork industry through the form of direct government purchases. She went on to request additional assistance.

            “Your efforts to stabilize prices through direct government purchasing of pork and dairy products are very much welcomed by the producers in Minnesota, and I would encourage you to take any additional steps necessary to prevent further deterioration of these critical industries, such as making additional commodity purchases and working to expand trade outlets for these and other agricultural goods,” Bachmann wrote.

            At the time, the pork industry was facing a two-pronged calamity: fallout from the H1N1 influenza crisis and the ripple effects of the recession. Pork producers had lost nearly $4.6 billion in equity …

          • Jana

            She was doing what she was supposed to be doing, Representing her state.

      • Wayne937

        I don’t care what person is running against Obama they will have my vote. We can only improve over what we have now.

        • Don

          Amen !!! to Wayne

        • Don

          Amen !!! to Wayne937

        • http://Yahoo Bob from SoCal

          Any conservative will be far better than Satans dish rag (Obama).

      • ellen

        Bachman is an all American patriot who cares about Americ’s future. She is also very talented and smart.

        Obama is a piece of garbage that was placed there for the leftist and communist agenda. He is a LIAR and stealing out money every time he flies airforce 1, and flying his dog on a separate plane because Muslims do not keep dogs.

        PUT MICKEY MOUSE IN THE WHITE HOUSE TO REPLACE OBAMABA, IF NO ONE ELSE.

        • Average Joe

          ellen,

          While I actually like Michelle Bachman, I have issues with the fact that she was for the “patriot Act”….before she was against it….In other words, she has flip flopped in order to gain a better standing…. and to get votes…. I know this is petty (I admit it) but, I also take issue with her Nancy Pelosi hairdo…that hair is so stiff, it could resist a Cat. 5 hurricane.

          Ron Paul on the other hand, has never changed his stance on any issue put before him. He always tells the truth….even if it hurts him politically….that takes integrity and high morals…..something that I cannot attribute to any other candidate vying for the position of POTUS…..Ron Paul is a “Statesman”….not a politician….
          Statesmen founded this nation…politicians have destroyed it…..time for some real “Change”……Ron Paul 2012!!!!!

      • Wayne937

        Now, now Victoria, come on back down to the earth. You’ll be safe.

        • Average Joe

          I believe Victoria’s feet are planted firmly on the ground….where might I ask….are yours?….Open mouth….switch feet……

          • Wayne937

            Average Joe, your right up there with her. You can come down to earth also. I would take Bachman over a Muslim Communist any time. If you two like the Communist way of doing things you are in the wrong country. I still believe this is a Republic, not a Communist Country like Russian or China. If Obama get another term in office I will not be able to say this as we will all be sensored.

          • Average Joe

            Wayne937,
            Have you always been retarded or have you been working to attain the status? I believe you have a serious defficiency in comprehension skills.
            If someone doesn’t agree with your candidate of choice…somehow they are communist? Ron Paul is far from being a communist and is actually the closest candidate in the running to our founding fathers and their vision of a Constitutional Republic in the last 200 years….you tell us to read the Constitution, when you obviously have no understanding of the document youself. I think it is you that needs to read the document as well as the Federalist papers and letters between the founders…in order to understand the document and the reasons that it was written in the manner it was written…simply reading the document means nothing….if you don’t understand the principles behind it…..I am betting that you believe that the Constitution “grants” you rights…..it doesn’t…not one single right is guaranteed to you, me or anyone else for that matter by the Constitution….go ahead…argue with me on the subject…you will lose…and show yourself to be ignorant…for the ignorance that you hold as truth. You are another of those “knowitalls”…that actually knows….nothing…….

      • Rock

        Victoria, You may be right! In regards to education I feel you may not even know the severity of our problems in those unionized public schools. Its not education that is the big issue. They are indoctrinating children and maybe many of those teachers just don’t know any better. That environment is brainwashing in a very unhealthy way. Many are angry teachers that expose their views in a nice and seemingly collective way but as facts not opinion to our children. We have professors saying that affirmative action is racism..Hmmm I feel absolutely opposite on that one! But he left no room for discussion on that one. That was my college professor who bragged about being a professor at UCSB for 30 years.

        • Rock

          SORRY I made a error in my writing. I meant to say that my professor made the conclusion that being against affirmative action was racism..

          SORRY AGAIN!

    • Crystal

      I agree with some of what you said, but the legalization of marijuana made me lose all respect for the man.

      • Albino.

        Then what the hell are you doing on here a PERSONAL LIBERTY blog????

      • Kate8

        Crystal – We will never have someone with whom we agree on everything.

        I would go with a candidate who stands for liberty over one who seeks to build bigger government and reduce liberty.

        That is one of the problems we have. We nitpick the smaller issues and ignore the ones with monumental impact, like the NAU and being part of the NWO, like being slaves to the FED. Like losing ever more of our rights.

        There are a lot of issues of greater import than that one.

        • Kate8

          BTW, If anything discourages me about Paul, it would be his weak stance on immigration. He doesn’t seem to want to take that one on.

          • Average Joe

            Actually Kate, he has. He has stated that he would like to make the path to citizenship easier to attain, through work visa’s and temporary visa’s within the US. He has also stated over the years that he would make them contribute to the nation through taxes and SSI payments etc. He does not believe that they should be granted welfare of any type…unless they have contributed. He does not believe that just being born here (to illegals) should grant automatic citizenship….creating “anchor babies”…..Please do more research on Dr. Paul…it’s out there….sometimes you just have to dig deep to find it. It is a bit easier for me than most….simply because I have been following Dr. Paul for over 15 years…..Peace be with you always….and happy hunting! Ron Paul 2012…..2016….Rand Paul 2020 (just thought I’d throw that in…lol)

          • Kate8

            Thanks, Average Joe. I was going by something I read awhile back.

            I have, for a long time, been on Ron Paul’s email list, and have also supported him in the past. And will continue to support him.

            He is one of the VERY few who writes legislation to protect our rights to choose our own way of health management, select our own foods and supplements, etc. This is a huge issue with me.

            Thanks for the info. I’ll look deeper into the immigration thing.

      • Wayne937

        This is for Average Joe since he does not have any reply under his name:
        Average Joe, you appear to be an arrogant individual just like Obama. I have a right for stating my opinions as well as you. What makes you think your the “King of the Hill”. and that your opinions are better than anyone else? My opinion is as good as your opinion, and I will express it accordingly, whether you agree, or not. You might disagree with me, but others will agree with me. I think this forum is for everyone to express their opinions and that is what I intend to do. Don’t call other people ignorant, or silly because you disagree with them. This makes you look like an idiot, not me.

        • Average Joe

          And you asppear to have no clue at all….You say I am arrogant….I certainly can be when dealing with complete and utter morons who think they have all of the answers….when in reality they don’t know jack. Usually I am quite civil….but your utter clulessness gets under my skin….don’t like it?….get a clue…. Now, while your opinion may be as important as mine, that does not make it “as good”….as you put it…if you are obviously wrong in your assumptions…..like labling us “Communists”, “Arrogant just like Obama” etc. For one who accusses other of being this or that, you fail to look into the mirror at yourself. It is obvious that you do not understand what we are saying and rather than ask for clarification on a matter, you resort to putting your own biased spin on the comment and start labling us and calling us names….and then have the audacity to be offended when we fire back at you….when you put a shot over our bow….be ready for us to fire back….if you’re not man enough to accept the consequences of your actions….then maybe you shouldn’t fire the first shot….some of us will retaliate and with bigger guns. Now, you can either play nice…..or suffer the slings and arrows being fired back….the choice it yours……now, man up or shut up!As for Opinions, we all know what they say about those, right?….back them up with facts….or keep them to yourself. Sorry I forget that you have cop syndrome….you have the gun and the badge….so you must be right….NOT!

          • Pat

            Reading through these responses, I am appalled by the spelling errors, the wrong use of words and the ego-centric bickering, infighting and insults. Why is it so hard to stay on topic? It reminds me of my favorite statement…”What? Me, arrogant? Why not, after all, I haven’t made a misteak in years!”

          • Wayne937

            Belowaverage Joe, since it is fruitless to respond to an arrogant person like you since you think you have all the answers, I’ll not waste anymore of my time on your arrogant comments. I will appreciate it if you could honorably respect my wish by not making anymore post on my comments. I don’t want to waste my time on your silliness. I don’t mind debating with an intelligent person that will listen to both sides of the story before making a final decision. When I was wearing the badge, and the gun, I did not put up with any BS from people like yourself when I was enforcing the law. I know you will be chompping at the bit to post more anger to this comment, but you will be wasting your time. My comments to you is now finished.

          • Average Joe

            Pat,
            I loved the comment. :)

            Wayne, Wayne, Wayne, you still don’t get it..You call me arrogant while starting your post with “Belowaverage Joe”…Nice of you to be so “civil”. Next you show us all… your true colors with your comment, “When I was wearing the badge, and the gun, I did not put up with any BS from people like yourself when I was enforcing the law.”…yes sir…you just showed us all what an arrogant, power hungry, authoritarian that you truly are…..the “law” didn’t matter to you…the power did….(is it true that you needed the badge and gun to make up for your small mind…amongst other small attributes?)…yep….anything other than what you believe and it’s a beatdown…or a bullet. Well, you aren’t wearing the badge or gun anymore so,….anytime you feel froggy over my uppityness….feel free to bring it on. Again, I will state for the record that you are a clueless, egotist….who thinks his badge and gun made him more intelligent and more important than the rest of humanity, when in truth, you were hiding behind them like the scared schoolyard bully that you are…what a waste of space you are…..and to think…my tax dollars paid for you to mistreat others and flash your obvious insecurities around as if you are somebody important……you’re not….you’re just a bad apple that got handed an undeserved job……which was supposed to be “to protect our rights”….not to abuse them…..Loser! Before you respond….I’ll throw a pity party for you….not! You are correct about one thing though….conversing with you “is” a waste of my valuable time…..something that cannot be replaced…… but thanks for showing your true colors……

          • Jim

            Wow! you don’t give up. Is your anger a productive route. Maybe.. I suggest we all calm down here. Not paticularly you but all of us. This is a blog..No need to take comments personally. We hardly know one another. You sound really sharp Average Joe! I mean that! And yes I also disagree with you on many matters. Is that OK? I value your passion and of course from our own personal experiences we come to different conclusions. Love your passion! We are on this journey together trying to keep justice alive and avoid confusion often brought on by our own mainstream media in my opinion. Maybe I’m wrong.. And Wayne maybe you should just stop expressing your views about this guy who comments about yours.

    • Wayne937

      Billtgh, we already have one bad drug on the market. Alcohol is a drug that kills many people each year in related accidents. Why legalize another drug that will kill many more. Talk with some of the folks who have pulled folks out of wrecked cars. Some times the bodies are in several pieces. Is this what excites you? If you know of anyone who has lost a family members, or a good friend talk to them and see if you can convince them to legalize another nasty drug. If you give in to all the people who wants to legalize Marijuana, what will be next, herion, lsd, of all the other nasties that people use. You have to draw the line in the sand some where.

      • Average Joe

        Wayne937,

        Where do you get your info?….STOP IT!

        Yes, alcohol is a very devistating drug….yes, alcohol destroys health and causes a great many accidents…yes…alcohol is a bad drug.
        Marijauna on the otherhand has never killed anyone…you would have to ingest a mountain of marijuana in a short period of time (say and hour) to actually overdose.
        Most people that have been pulled over for driving under the influence of marijuana…were pulled over for going too slow….if they had an accident, the result would be a dented fender and a broken mailbox in the worse case scenario. When was the last time you heard of someone getting “tanked” on marijuana …going home and beating their wife and children?….it doesn’t happen…the same can’t be said for alcohol. Aparently marijuana “has” medicinal value since it has been given medical status in at least 16 states so far….with more joining on a regular basis.

        I believe you are suffering from an irrational fear of the unknown…coupled with large helpings of government propaganda and mainstream media misdirection….I might suggest a new diet for you… consisting of large doses of facts and truth….sprinkled lightly with large chunks of common sense and critical thought….

        • Kate8

          Wayne – While I have never been a drug user, and do think that smoking pot is really stupid (I’ve seen what happens to those who do), I’m curious about what your answer is. Look what happened the last time they tried to outlaw alcohol. Much the same as with drugs, it became an underground industry, with lots of crime and home distilleries. People will have the things they want, even if it means breaking the law.

          Ever tasted moonshine? Whew!

          The problem is that the messages from “educating” are mixed. People will believe what they want to believe because, like with everything else, one can find evidence to back up any stance.

          BTW, a friend just passed from mesothelioma. While he never used it in his life, his doctor gave him marijuana in his last days to ease the pain, and it seemed to help. Hard to argue with cases like that, especially when pharmaceuticals are no better.

          This is normally a subject I try to avoid because, while I oppose it personally, I’m not sure that more laws are the answer. People need to be better informed. I haven’t seen that the war on drugs has had any positive effects at all. While laws are passed against it, it is encouraged from other corners.

          • Wayne937

            Kate8, I am talking about folks using marijuana socially. If marijuana was used for a medicinal purposes, I would not have any problen with that. Anything that would give relief to anyone suffering could take any type of drug as far as I am concerned. I try to be a reasonabale and caring person for anyone that’s in pain. I have seen a lot of bad thing over the years due to alcohol, and illegal drugs. I have seen, and investigated, a lot of suicides, murders & rapes. If you can name the crime I most likely have investigated it. When crumpled up bodies of families are pulled from the wrecks I have seen, and when it is related to alcohol, or illegal drugs, it will make a believer out of anyone. Getting back to marijuana, when the young kids, even before the teenage age gets using pot they will commit all kinds of crimes to get this it. The most frequent crimes committed are: house burglary, theft from automobiles, shoplifting, and even strong armed robbery where they will wait for a helpless older, mostly a female person, then they will run up and grab their purse and at times will seriously hurt the victim. I don’t have any patience with thieves, or liars. I was raised by my parents to treat others as I would expect to be treated. There is not much of this going around any more.

          • Kate8

            Wayne – I’m with you on that.

        • Wayne937

          Average Joe, your stupid comments are making you look bad. Stop it. I am a retired law enforcement officer with over 30 years. I worked around all kind of drugs. I know the destruction they cause. I think I know a little more than you do in this area as this was my forte. When you call a specialist to do a job for you, do you tell them their stupid, or do you let them make the decisions? Is it psssible that you smoke weed and are trying to cover for it. Look Average Joe, if you have anything further to say, make sure it is logical and toned down a little. I will not talk to anyone who has all the answers like you think you do.

          • Average Joe

            Ok, you say that you have 30 years experience as a law enforcement officer…..and this makes you an expert on?….oh yeah….following proceedures as given to you by your manuals….nothing more. You are not a doctor, a researcher or any other kind of an expert….period. As a law enforcement officer….who happens to be following the “book” in procedures, it has become obvious from your posts that you have no clue as to what the law is or isn’t….because the “LAW” is the Constitution….and everything else is….”public policy”….and therefore….not law at all. According to UCC 1-103 (look it up) anything that is not in accordance with the Constitution…is in fact…not law. You are just another dim-wit that believes everything his dim-wit handlers tells you is the truth…and you…eat it up like candy….ok…so you are law enforcement…and apparently not a very bright one at that….Did you take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the US when you became a law enforcement officer?….if so, why aren’t you upholding that oath? Don’t try to tell me that you are….we both know better…You are nothing more than a crony for the establishment….another silly puppet and therfore…part of the problem.Don’t want to talk to me?….I really don’t care…silly of you to think otherwise. Do I smoke weed?…I have been know to do just that on occasion…problem with that?…again….I really don’t care. You say that I need to tone it down?…..I need to do things my way…as you have no right at all to tell me what I need to do ….in order to please you (First amendment numbnuts)…my life is not about pleasing you….it is about pleasing me and being true to myself and my values….not yours…..IF you believe otherwise, then I think you need to take a very long walk…off of a very short pier…so, you first….nimrod.
            If you are unable to find a clue…I’ll sell you one real cheap….now learn the facts about what you say and stop spouting your uniformed “law enforcement” “Bovine Scat”….I ain’t buying it. BTW…you can take your tiny little badge and pin it to your tiny little……. I am guessing that your IQ is about the same as your shoe size…..now, go chew on that for a while.

          • Jim

            Thank you Wayne for your service and we appreciate your input.

        • karolyn

          Sounds like that old propaganda film from the 30s “Reefer Madness”, with the crazed marijuana addict going psychotic.

          • Kate8

            karolyn – There are some people who do react like that to marijuana. I happen to know one.

          • Average Joe

            Exactly!

          • Average Joe

            Kate8,
            In all of my 55 years, I have never met anyone with that type of reaction to marijuana….unless it was spiked by some other “additive”….not meaning to argue with you about it…because we usually agree on most subjects….just an observation from someone who has been within the culture and honestly, I have never seen it…without the additives….such as angle dust, pcp etc. sprayed or sprinkled on it. Yes, I hate to admit it….but I was raised in a liberal democratic household and at one time (many years ago) I was a Koolaide drinker……because it was expected of me…..but then I grew up…..and now I am the “black sheep” of the family…or as I like to say…the “white sheep”….

  • Matt

    She’s still part of the same “head game” players to keep the two party system in office.
    Wake up America and the ones who vote!
    As long as we have this game of “hot potato” being played by the two party system(Republicans & Democrats)nothing will change.
    Isn’t it quite obvious by now since our present president ran on “Change”?

  • Donald

    Huntsman for President

    • ellen

      A man that says he respects Obama, is a flake.

      He did not have to say that. He is a replica of democrats.

      • Wayne937

        ellen, I have to agree with you. He could just have kept his mouth shut and not say anything.

    • Wayne937

      No, not Huntsman. He has a wonderful father, but Jon is for “Cap & Trade”. Stay away from “Cap & Trade” unless you want your energy bills, and everything else you purchase which uses oil, to skyrocket. This “Cap & Trade” will take money out of your pocket and a lot of folks living from payday to payday will have to give up something else just to pay their energy bills.

  • eddie47d

    Michelle Bachmann was in Waterloo Iowa yesterday and was happy she was in John Wayne’s hometown. Problem was is that he was born in Winterset Iowa. It’s a small potatoes gaff but since you all love mocking Obama in any little gaff then it does become relevant. Michelle also made a statement awhile back that the Lion King movie should be boycotted. Why? Because “the story was written by a gay man and is homo propaganda”. Now that is a real Presidential worry! So you can see where this election is going.She also went after singer Melissa Ethridge who is also gay and whom developed breast cancer. Says that Melissa needs to pray to God to change her wicked ways and that she would be praying for her too. Why in the world would she single her out when many thousands of “normal” women get breast cancer.That makes Tea Party candidates suspect in why they go after certain people and not others. Now in 2009 Michelle held a rally outside the Capitol which cost $13,630. They used this money to buy a sound system with taxpayer money which is her business. The rally was billed as a press conference yet no questions were allowed to be asked by the press. Thus voiding the use of taxpayer money at such an event. These may be minor issues in a campaign but can get the candidate into alot of hot water over time.

    • libertytrain

      Did anyone ask her how many States there are? Obama didn’t know that one, I bet she did.

    • Jana

      eddie,
      Sorry, but John Wayne’s parents are from Waterloo and that is enough to claim him for most towns.

    • Wayne937

      eddie47d, yes we know. It’s like Obama saying he had campaigned in all 57 states. I’ll bet you that Bachman would know that we don’t have 57 states in this country. If you want the source of this check out my previous post. Oh, Obama said our corpseman instead of Corpman. Oh! you really do have a smart president. Hang in there eddie57d some day you may learn the difference between Obama and a good American that stands for freedom.

      • Kate8

        Wayne – He got mixed up because, apparently, there are 57 Islamic states.

        • Wayne937

          Oh! yes. I forgot about that, Kate8. Thanks for reminding me. I don’t know why any decent loyal American would ever vote for a Communist Muslim that sprang up from out of the dark. We really don’t know anything about him as all his records has been sealed. An honest man without anything to hide would gladly show you his background records. Just by hiding these things makes me worry about who in the world to we have leading this country. I don’t like dark places as there can be many, many Trojan Horses hiding in these places. I want some one who will come clean, and prove to us he is legitimate. Obama has never done this… Since he took over 2 years to come up with a birth certificate, I still believe he was not born in this country. There is something very fishy here. In other words, I can smell a rat. Being in law enforcement for around 30 years, gives me the ability to see that something is not right here. If I had believed everything that people told me, there would have been a lot of criminal that would have went free and the victim would have lost out in more ways than one.

          • Kate8

            Wayne – It’s because we have so many liberal morons who are more captivated by glitz and empty promises than they are interested in facts.

            They simply don’t WANT to hear anything negative about Obama. The democrat, sycophant politico says he is great, and that’s enough for them.

            There is ample evidence of what’s going on here. The Left just closes their eyes and ears and goes “la la la”.

          • eddie47d

            Kate; Then why are you hiding from the truth about Bachmann? My point was that everyone makes a gaff. Yup,that includes you and I and Obama and Bachmann. That is a fairly simple concept to grasp. The last time I checked we are all humans who make human mistakes. When you are willing to expose all you faults then harp on. If not then take the beam out of your eye before speaking.

          • libertytrain

            Yes Eddie, you should take that beam out of your eyes before speaking – :)

          • Kate8

            eddie – Gaffs? Obama’s negatives are a lot bigger than a few gaffs!

            Besides, there is a difference between an honest gaff and a Freudian slip.

          • Jana

            Actually eddie, we did,’t start talking about Obama’s faults till YOU tried to bring Michelles up.

          • Kate8

            Jana – It seems that Obama’s numerous faults are off-limits.

            Everyone else is fair game.

          • Jana

            Kate8,
            I noticed that too.

          • bob wire

            “There is ample evidence of what’s going on here. The Left just closes their eyes and ears and goes “la la la”.”

            Hmm? so does that mean we could expect some evidence forth coming?

            Oh goody! Lets hear it Katie.

            You know, the same could be said about most here as I bring forward “fact” and “data” that gets little response other then name calling.

            When was the last “fact” offered on this thread that could transcend the Enquirer a super market Rag?

            Here is a fact for you,Before Obama had been in office 90 days, Mich Mc Connell publicly stated that “The number one priority of the GOP was to make Obama a one term president” ~ and since the GOP has ignored “JOBs”, “Immigration”, Banking Reform, Tax Reform,Trade Imbalance, and only wants to balance the budget on the backs of the “working American” I’ll take him at his word ~ nothing else matters. ~ I expect more from a statesmen, I expect more from elected officials. I’d expect more from a fellow citizen.

    • Wayne937

      eddie57d, it sounds to me like your an atheist. I would say that most people still believe in God so your outnumbered.

      • eddie47d

        Wayne; Explain to me how God got into the conversation about me? Why are you making an assumption you obviously don’t know the answer to. Please practice what you preach since earlier you said to Joe “Your opinions are better than anyone elses” or ” I will not talk to someone who has all the answers”. You seem to think that you do.

        • Average Joe

          “Why are you making an assumption you obviously don’t know the answer to.”

          Because that is what Wayne does….make assumptions….without having facts…..See eddie….we can agree on something….

        • Wayne937

          I don’t believe I said say you were an Atheist, eddie47d. I said you sounded like one by saying what you said.

          • Jana

            Actually eddie has claimed to be a Christian all along. The only problem is it appears he tries to hide it in his ideologies of Liberalism / Socialism. Many times I have wondered if he belonged to the same church as Obama did under the Rev. Wright.
            eddie, I hope I am wrong on this.

          • Average Joe

            While you may not have said it directly, you did “Insinuate” that eddie was an ” Atheist”.
            Since I don’t want my statement misconstrued…here’s the definition of insinuation…….

            in·sin·u·a·tion   /ɪnˌsɪnyuˈeɪʃən/[in-sin-yoo-ey-shuhn] –noun
            1. an indirect or covert suggestion or hint, especially of a derogatory nature.
            2. covert or artful suggestion or hinting, as of something implied.
            3. subtle or artful instillment into the mind.

        • bob wire

          I don’t know why your Christian credentials have fell under attack either Eddie, ~ so I look back thu the thread to find the reason.

          You posted ; “She(Bachmann) also went after singer Melissa Ethridge who is also gay and whom developed breast cancer. Says that Melissa needs to pray to God to change her wicked ways and that she would be praying for her too. Why in the world would she (Bachmann) single her out, when many thousands of “normal” women get breast cancer. That makes Tea Party candidates suspect as to why they go after certain people and not others.”

          This was all I found that could be responsible eddie, as you brought forward worthy argument that defied a good Christian explanation and none was offered. (They do that here alot)

          They don’t like that~! Don’t cha know?

          Don’t tarnish her Christian “image” or your will come under attack. While we all know that you are not likely to be running for the highest office in the land while Bachmann is, ~ is not important.

          Don’t be pointing out any hypocrisy, especially any that can’t be refuted. We kill the messenger here! Surly you knew that when you entered.

          It will be interesting to watch and listen as all these Candidates come under the magnifying glass. ~ I really got a chuckle from Snutty Newty ~ and his “revolving Jewelery Acct” to the tune of close to 100k while he bousted of being a frugal conservative in the same breath.

          It’s beginning to like a Bachmann “family” has enjoyed tapping into some 450 million in federal dollars via , medicaid, farm subsidies, etc over the last few years or “year” ~ now of course, to their credit that not 450 mill free and clear but a gross figure.

          All quite legal I’m sure, but when you stand on your soap box and demonize school teachers, fireman and public worker and speak out as a government tax cutting Christian crusader while taking in that kind of serious loot from the Fed ~ Houston! We’ve got a problem.

          I’ve never met a woman yet that would fall on their own sword! That an act left for stupid men to do. Women are just not “that” proud or that stupid.

          This crowd will ignore any hypocrisy regardless how blatant but they will roost you or anyone with an objective view.

    • Crystal

      …problem is when Obama make a mistake, it has a nasty affect on the country.

    • Crystal

      I’m glad you established the difference between gay women and normal women.

  • MAL

    Her statement that the EPA is a “job killer” takes her off the table for me as a candidate. I guess she’s unaware – “they make the profits, we get the cancers”

    • Wayne937

      MAL, the EPA is a job killer whether you know it, or not. It started out as a good thing, just like the unions, but now they both have some much power they think they can do about anything, and get away with it. Unions at one time was an essential tool for people to get a head in money, and good working conditions. We all agree with this, at least I do. However, their demand got to expensive for the corporations that the corporations had to go over seas to make a profit for their stockholders. Back in the early years the big 3 auto companies employed hundreds of thousands of people. I don’t know the exact figure, but I can assure you that this number is a lot less today. Why, you ask? it was all due to greed and power on the unions part. They spoiled it for everyone. Corporations had to make money for their stock holders. When the Obama administration took over GM and Chrysler the money due to the stock and bond holders all went to the unions and all the stockholders and bond holder lost this money. Do you think these folks will vote for a criminal enterprize (Obama administratiion) like this? Why would anyone ever want to invest under the Obama Administration if he is going to do this to the stock and bond holders? I really do relieve that is you, and folks like you really understood what this administration has done to this country, that you would definately want this Communist Liberal Dictator out of power and you would join forces with the Conservative Base.

    • Cawmun Cents

      Ever notice that China and India(which comprise a full third of the worlds population),do not have an EPA?Hmmm that ought to tell you that their emmission standards will trump ours within a decade or so.What I am saying is…(to a global warming true believer),you might as well be pissing in the wind.-CC.

  • steve in AZ

    I like her alot. Nonetheless,

    VOTE RON PAUL 2012!!!

    • Jana

      steve in AZ,
      Be careful, according to ruffus’s ideology you stole the Libertarian Party.

  • http://bachman ruffus

    Ron Paul and Alex Jones are the one’s that invented the tea party.then Palin and Glen Beck stold the idea now all of these loosers are tea party members. the Cochk brothers are the ones that are pushing this tea party movement now. they have no intrest in saveing america.people better wake up and see that Ron Paul is the only true tea party.what probly will happen is Rick Perry will run and he will use most of what Ron paul is promoteing. acept once he.s in the white house say good buy to our freedomes whats left of them.

    • Jana

      ruffus,
      OH NO gasp gasp, they stole the TEA Party from Ron Paul? I don’t think so!
      Since Dave who is on this site all of the time is a Libertarian and promotes this party does that mean he STOLE it from someone else????

      • Jana

        ruffus,
        Get real. Just because someone KNOWS something is a good idea and carries the idea forward does NOT mean they stole anything.
        I mean: sound like sour grapes!

      • Average Joe

        Jana, Please read my post below concerning the “Tea Party” origins. I believe what Rufus is trying to convey, is that many people in politics jumped on the Tea Party bandwagon…..when they realized that it was going to be a force to be rekoned with in the election cycles of the future. Many of them switched their rhetoric to Tea Party “views” in order to obtain the Tea Party vote….essensially hijacking the Tea Party movement….by pretending to be something that they were in actuallity….not. While they pretended to be Tea Party candidates, the were actually busisness as usual candidates…trying to convince us that they were really on our side…many of the GOP candidates for the POTUS….are wearing their Tea Party outfits……until the election is over…..and then they will pull off the outfit….and say….FOOLED YOU!

        • Jana

          Average Joe,

          I agree with you that many people in politics ie: Socialists, Rhinos, Democrats have jumped on the TEA Party bandwagon, but they have not hijacked the TEA Party movement. They have come in under false pretenses.
          ruffus did NOT mean what you say he meant, he made himself quite clear. He stated:**********
          Ron Paul and Alex Jones are the one’s that invented the tea party.then Palin and Glen Beck stold the idea now all of these loosers are tea party members**************

          This is why we have to vet these candidates OURSELVES, and not depend on someone else to do it.
          I do understand what you are saying and I do agree, but that isn’t what ruffus said.

          • Jim

            Are you saying that someone owns the roots or views of the Tea Party movement..Hmmm I am confused..Should I just shut up then! I thought all opinions were important. I was very excited about this Tea Party becuase it happened or developed from regular people with very different experiences and views yet these working class people with some common sense come together taking time away from their regular schedule because they are waking up to the fact that our politicians are destroying our nation. I think that most of us agree that spending has been out of control for too long and the crisis is coming. Call me a radical but I really would not be surprised if this melting down of our financial system was methodically planned by those Americans who hate America and have no clue about the chain of respect or care one bit about it. We can not change this over night but we must get O out. Not because I hate him or feel he is evil, but because he has a false sense of Identity and is taking actions that demonstrate he could very well be vulnerable to become a strong conduit for enhancing our most dangerous enemy to this world.

    • Crystal

      Your history on the “Tea Party” is moronic at best. The present day “Tea Party” started in the 90s. Called themselves after Paul Revere. They made a lot of changes in the early part of this century. It has developed to this point that you’re seeing now.

      • Average Joe

        Crystal,
        Your history on the “Tea Party” is moronic at best.
        In 2006, a libertarian political party called the “Boston Tea Party” was founded.
        The ‘Modern day Tea Party” came about on Dec. 16, 2007 when a 37-year-old music promoter named Trevor Lyman, with no politcal experience or affiliation with Ron Paul launched a “money bomb” for Dr. Paul on the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party…It was timed for the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, a day meant to resonate with the Libertarian sensibilities of his supporters. On that day, over 6 million dollars was raised in support of Dr. Paul’s presidential race (6.04 mil. to be exact)…..the single most money raised in a single 24 hour period (at the time) by individuals ( read: no corporate sponsors) in the history of election contributions to a single presidential candidate.
        On that day, the term “Tea Party” was coined in response to the unbelievable turnout of support for Dr. Ron Paul…..That is where the modern day Tea Party got it’s start.
        BTW, Paul Revere had nothing to do with the original Boston Tea Party….did you pull that one from your backside….or just thought it sounded good….if not too heavily scrutinized?

        http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2007-12-17-ronpaul-fundraising_N.htm

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Tea_Party

    • Wayne937

      ruffus, just think, with what you are saying is that all the electronics, computers, cell phones and the rest of all the electronic inventions, that we use today, were stolen from Benjamin Franklin. ruffus, get with it. This is the way things work in a free society. We took Franklin’s idea and built on it to have what we have today in electronics. This works the same in everything, including mathamatics. We took what Wilbur and Orville Wright done and built on their ideas to come up with all the supersonic planes we have today. Do you really feel we stole the folks ideas. No! we did not, we used their ingenuity to built much better things from their inventionms. These old timers, Wright brothjer, and Ben Franklin, would love to see that their inventions has turned out to be so great. ruffus, to me this is all common sense, I don’t know why you cannot see it this way. Be sure to vote for a Conservative Republican in 2012. These folks, Franklin and the Wright Brothers were Conservatives living without government interference and without the mighty EPA. We certainly don’t want to disappoint them now, do we?

      • Jim

        With you on that one Wayne!

  • LibRep

    Bachmann is a wolf in TEA Party clothing. She voted “YES” to the Patriot Act last month.

    http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2011/05/28/tea-party-roll-call-may-2011-patriot-act/

    Ron Paul 2012.

    • Bob Marshall

      Glad you said that because i was supporting her.Michelle Bachmann,not Sarah Palin.

      • Wayne937

        Bob, can you tell me what is wrong with Sarah Palin? Tell me everything you personally know about her that is wrong, and why we should not vote for her as president? The crooked left wing media has indoctrinated many people with their hatred of Mrs. Palin that has done a lot of damage to this country. Do you not like her because she is honest, well educated, a person who loves nature, a person who believes in God, a very self reliant person, or just what is it you dislike about her? I can only assume that you do not know one thing about her personally, and everything you think you know, you have read, or heard it from the left wing jealots through some Liberal Media. I don’t think they hate here, I just think they are jealous.

        • Buckeye

          When she opens her mouth you can bet something stupid will come out.

      • bob wire

        There’s nothing wrong with Palin that a dirty sock and duct tape couldn’t fix in 2 minutes.

    • Jana

      LibRep,
      Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) released the following statement upon voting for the expiring national security provisions tonight:

      “This evening I was faced with a vexing vote on three national security measures that would expire at midnight. I know there are strong opinions about these provisions, and I am convinced they will continue to stem the very real threat of terrorism on our soil.

      “For decades, law enforcement has had access to roving wiretaps and the ability to subpoena business records, and our national security community must continue to catch terrorists through the same methods. Civil liberties in these instances are still upheld because court orders are necessary before action can be taken.

      “Since 9/11, we have seen our intelligence community break up terrorist plots and keep our citizens safe. By upholding these provisions, we will ensure that the threats of modern terrorism are addressed.”

      I know this had to have been a tough decision after all the Patriot Act can be abused, and we all see how Obama wants to abuse it by controlling what we do ie: the internet.
      Our country is still in danger of terrorists, and we need the national Security Agencies to be able to do their jobs. We do need a provision however to protect us from the likes of Obama.

  • MR.Washington

    FYI: Bachmann Addresses Security Provisions. After viewing you must decide if she stands with the Constitution or not.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mos0blynBiI&feature=digest

    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    Benjamin Franklin

    • Wayne937

      MR. Washington, I think the blame should be placed exactly where it belongs; that is on the terrorist who are trying kill American. Wouldn’t it have been nice if we would have had that in place before 911. Just think, we may have been able to get the information that could have saved approx. 3000 of our citizens. In your mind, would that have been good, or bad?

  • Buddy

    Bachman sounded good when I listened to her comments on Face the Nation, Sunday. However, when asked 3 times about lying regarding the present administrations issuance of Ocean Drilling permits, she ignored the question and went on about this and that. We already have politicians who regularly use “misstatements”; we don’t need to support a new crop.

  • American #1

    I ask each of us to stop and think about what direction is our country going. I know we all want what is good for our country. It does not matter what race or if its a man or women that is elected the leader of our country. We can say whatever about whom ever, but are their goals in the best interest of our country. Who among these candidates is a true American. Yes they can say whatever but have they lived and shown us they are true Americans. I guess the real question is, are we true Americans also. We make many comments about people but stop and look in a minnor, are we the type of people that we really should be. Are those that are running for office going to be whom they say they will be. I am not just only talking about the president but all elected officals. Let us review not only the candidates lives but our own and then let us choose the true American to guide our country. Yes I know your going to asks, what is the definition of a true American. Read the Constitution of the United States.

    • Wayne937

      My advice to anyone is to vote for who ever runs against Muslim Communist Obama. This country cannot stand another 4 years of this, well, what ever you would like to call him. If he gets in anther term I know the Chinese will be here asking for the keys to the White House. What a dismal thought.

    • Wayne937

      American @1. Read the Constitution of the United States. This is something that Obama does not believe in unless it would benefit his cause. No Obama for 2012. Obama is going to lie to you just like he did in 2008, but I hope most people are smart enough this time around not to believe in his rhetoric.

  • MAL

    The EPA stops profitmakers from killing us and our children even more that they do now – NO JOBS FOR LIVES! Put your child thru chemo and maybe you would like an organization to watchdog polluters. EPA should do more!

    • Harold

      You seem in favor of controlling our intel community, but you want the EPA to be used as a political weapon by the crooked Liberals. Have you ever read the Constitution?

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    Michelle Bachmann spoke with Mark Levin on his radio program last night. Among other things, she said it is critical that we elect a POTUS next year who wants to repeal Obamacare. If we wait until 2016, Obummercare will be fully implemented, and far more difficult to repeal. Again we must consider – If Nitwit Romney is our nominee, how can he debate BHO on this issue if he’s guilty of a similar raw deal in Massachusetts?? I’ve heard it said that no one has been elected from the House to POTUS since the late 19th century. However, anything’s possible. I have no doubt that Michelle Bachmann would be a far better choice than Huntsman, the senile Newt Gingrich or RINO Nitwit Romney. 2012 is probably the most critical election in history. We must not only defeat BHO, but also replace him with a Bachmann or Palin type who will reverse the damage of the past 2 ½ years!!

    • Harold

      How about “Babes in the White house” Palin for POTUS and Bachman for Veep

  • Wayne937

    In Dec. 2009 Obama signed this executive order that I bet there are only a hand full of people are aware of it.

    On Wednesday, however, for no apparent reason, President Obama issued an executive order removing the Reagan limitations. That is, Interpol’s property and assets are no longer subject to search and confiscation, and its archives are now considered inviolable. This international police force (whose U.S. headquarters is in the Justice Department in Washington) will be unrestrained by the U.S. Constitution and American law while it operates in the United States and affects both Americans and American interests outside the United States.

    Interpol works closely with international tribunals (such as the International Criminal Court — which the United States has refused to join because of its sovereignty surrendering provisions, though top Obama officials want us in it). It also works closely with foreign courts and law-enforcement authorities (such as those in Europe that are investigating former Bush administration officials for purported war crimes — i.e., for actions taken in America’s defense).

    Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?

    See this website for Confirmation” http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/191918/why-does-interpol-need-immunity-american-law-andrew-c-mccarthy

  • chuckb

    electing bachmann will be like putting another george bush in the white house, we can’t afford these laid back bleeding hearts, the bolsheviks will eat them for lunch. palin and trump are the only two that will have the needed courage. we can’t afford to place people in power that
    give in to pressure. bachmann has already declared she will sign on to raise the debt ceiling, what more do you want. this debt ceiling is the key for barry’s re-election and watch out for the wimpy republicans,

    • Jim

      Maybe your right? Maybe not? When have the Republicans had control over 2 thirds majority for more than one term and how many times have those Dems had it…Our whole system is failing there. They have broken the constitution, strategically made a mess that the Republicans try time and time to clean up when they get the chance but those Dems planned well in order that nothing productive could ever get done. I am loosing faith a feel a bit scared for our nation that has such a great history. Our story is remarkable yet few care. We are a republic and I am extremely proud to know why. Just listen to the conduct in which those liberal politicians talk. They are completely lost souls and they have been the ones moving their agenda forward for the last 50 years while the Republicans just simply have not had power to ever even make a move forward. During Reagon we successfully shifted the right gears to position ourselves to begin bring us back to greatness. Our economy would look much different today if people did go on this entitlement minset and think that being a politician was a career. Complacency is a big problem today. Our own politicians ignore the ones who provide them the money and have the audacity as senators to scold the businesses in public on news who they are responsible for screwing and screwing us who work for them or did. Even conservatives show confusion on that 2007 financial melt down. They actually took the bate as those liberal politicians were using that WORD GREED so loosely to create tension and then direct it for their own political gain. Does any one know who Barney Frank is? or fredie mac Who runs that? OUR GOVERNMENT. Too many things pointing towards our nation is positioning itself to go back into bondage which is Why this nation started in the first place. Maybe we need to start over. I hope not!

  • Antonio

    you are all welcome in the land of the FREE where everything is ILLEGAL.
    http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/03/1855997/congress-looks-at-laws-that-criminalize.html

  • Yeshua friend

    I was leaning heavily in Michele Bachmann’s favor until I heard her say “that she worked for the U.S. Tax Court.” Actually it is better known as the IRS Tax Court, the most corrupt Kangaroo Court in the land. All of there Judges are selected and appointed from amongst the most unconscionable hard-nosed corrupt IRS agents the Agency has; you have no constitutional rights in the IRS Tax Court, only the rules of the IRS Manuel apply. You have no right of appeal to any other Court, until you have paid everything they say that you owe in full. Which usually includes the original claim with inflated interest and penalty’s added on, and often as much as a $1,000.000 jeopardy assessment to keep you out of any other Court of law. Anyone which could work for the IRS Tax Court, either does not have any understanding of the U.S. Constitution, or has sold there conscience and soul for there own personal enrichment. Sorry but those are the facts. Shalom!

    • Jana

      Yeshua friend,
      Before closing your mind do a little research.

      Prior to serving in the U.S. Congress, Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate from 2000-2006. As a Minnesota State Senator, she championed the Taxpayers Bill of Rights. Before holding elected office, Bachmann worked on hundreds of civil and criminal cases as a federal tax litigation attorney.

      She didn’t work “for” the court, she stood AGAINST the court.

  • Buckeye

    Be aware of this wicked woman. On a news interview today she stated she wants to do away with any minimum wage. She said this will put all Americans back to work.. She wants to get you off unemployment and work you for $2.00 per hour. Wake up voters or years of your rights will be lost and you will be a slave to someone. There are other repubs with bills up to eliminate the minimum wage and also do away with child labor laws. Check Mike Lee US senator from Utah and state senator Cunningham from Missouri.

    • Jana

      Buckyeye,

      NO she didn’t. She said that was one of the things that needs to be LOOKED at.
      Pay attention. We all need to pay attention to all of the candidates and NOT make things up.

    • bob wire

      Well being foolish is not wicked ~ just foolish.

      She’s a good woman, just naive.

      If Everyone lived in Iowa and share the same idea, values, dreams she’d be in good shape to apply all that she might know~ Why has she not ran for governor? Greater aspirations I suppose?

      I’m never met anyone from Iowa that considered themselves
      “accelerated” from the experience. In fact,the people I’ve met was proud to leave the state after almost starving out.

      It’s good that someone is proud of their home state ~ but it’s not so good when they want to applying things they have learned there and expect them to be well received in other more “advanced” parts of the nation. If it wasn’t for Corn Gas ~ Iowa , like Arizona would be a welfare state. ~ Not to mention, Corn Gas is joke and the mislabeling of a program that should be sub tile of Welfare.

      Our politicians created and sold “Corn Gas” to the American people as a “good thing” to keep the corn belt from starving out some 20 years back.

      To burn a gallon of diesel to make a gallon of flex fuel and claim you are decreasing the demand for imported crude truly makes little sense. UNLESS you consider federal farm subsidies and only then does it begin to make any sense. Not to mention the crap doesn’t burn well and it damages older engines and maybe the newer ones for all I know.

      I feel some compassion for the people of Iowa ~ and I suppose our government does as well or it’s hiding the fact that the grain belt is being poorly utilized while it’s not really the people of Iowa’s fault but those that control markets and exports.

      Make no mistake Ms Bachmann is in a unique position, and will be a winner regardless but I don’t see her as the 45th president.

  • Pete

    If the beautiful, gorgeous Michele Bachmann wins the Republican candidacy for Prez – SHE SURE HAS MY VOTE !!!!

    I read women voters voted for Bill Clinton because he they found him “attractive”. Women sure do think differently.
    So I’m going to vote for Michele Bachmann for the same reason … Equal Rights for Men ! Right On !!!

    • Jana

      Pete,
      You are too funny :D

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