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What’s Behind The Hullabaloo Over Bachmann’s Migraines?

July 21, 2011 by  

What’s Behind The Hullabaloo Over Bachmann’s Migraines?

Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who is seeking the Republican nod for the 2012 Presidential race, is trouncing her male competitors. In a national poll released on Tuesday from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, Bachmann was ranked the No. 1 choice among likely Republican primary voters from across the United States.

So it is unsurprising that the mainstream media have latched onto The Daily Caller’s article about Bachmann suffering from migraines. The initial allegation was that, because her headaches are stress-induced, Bachmann may find the stressful job of the Presidency “incapacitating.” The article also pointed to her use of prescription medication to control the headaches as a “particular concern.”

At a rally on Tuesday, ABC investigative reporter Brian Ross chased Bachmann into a parking area behind the stage, “asking (shouting) whether she had ever missed a House vote due to a migraine,” according to an account provided by TIME’s Michael Crowley.

Crowley continues: “Her aides grew alarmed. When Ross made a beeline for the white SUV waiting to carry Bachmann away, two Bachmann men pounced on him, grabbing and pushing him multiple times with what looked to me like unusual force. In fact, I have never seen a reporter treated so roughly at a campaign event, especially not a presidential one.”

The TIME opinion piece ends with Crowley wondering why Bachmann was not “prepared” to answer questions about her migraines, reading: “The trail is a messy place where reporters will swarm you. It’s definitely not always fun — and can be enough to give even a seasoned candidate a migraine. The question raised this afternoon is whether Bachmann is ready for it.”

According to the National Headache Foundation (NHF), nearly 30 million Americans suffer from migraines. Of that number, it is estimated that only 7.5 million sufferers, or one quarter, are male. This has led to migraines being dubbed a “woman’s disease.”

That the mainstream media have continuously attacked Bachmann as an off-the-rails conservative is unsurprising; after all, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) has faced similar treatment throughout his political career. What is unusual is how Bachmann’s media treatment is specifically tailored to her being female.

“(W)hen women run for public office, the press is more likely to talk about their dress and appearance, more likely to challenge their competency,” Caroline Heldman, an associate professor at Occidental College, said in an interview with CNN.com. “It’s already started with Bachmann.”

In case you missed it, the headline for The Daily Caller piece was: “Stress-related condition ‘incapacitates’ Bachmann; heavy pill use alleged.”

In a statement addressing her migraines, made just moments before the Ross encounter, Bachmann said, “Let me be abundantly clear — my ability to function effectively has never been impeded by migraines and will not affect my ability to serve as Commander in Chief.”

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  • s c

    I wouldn’t put much importance into the current hullabaloo. From what I’ve seen, Bummer was stressed-out before he moved into the W H. This is the same guy who can’t read from a teleprompter or properly pronounce Marine Corps the first time ['KOR,' not corpse, Mr. prez]. And, we have 50 states, not 57. Haavid, b l a h.
    Of course, he has ‘advisors’ who are members of quasi-”elite” groups to watch over him 24/7. And, he has a wife who seems to have a curious influence over him.
    As long as Bachmann can tell the difference between
    elected, career criminals and shinola, I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt. When it comes to Bummer, it’s strictly thumbs down and ‘hit the road,’ bubba. Your comrades in other countries need you.

    • Michael

      sc;
      This sort of press coverage is what ensured the Republicans fielded a candidate in 08 (McCain in case you have forgotten) that Obama had no trouble in defeating. The press will attack any and all who they think will give Obama a real run for his money and the primary voters will shrink away from strength and vote for weakness, just as the press wants them to do.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Michael,
        Hell man, Kennedy was taking pain meds the whole time he was president for injuries suffered in WW2!!! Didn’t seem to bother his job performance! OPIATES AT THAT!!

        • Christin

          Joe H,

          I’d take Conservative Michele Bachmann ANY DAY with her migraines than Imperialsit Barak obama… heck he’s probably out of the WH MORE with his apology trips, gulf playing, expensive dates, community organizing, and Cam’pain’ing for 2008 and 2012.

          • bus

            This is just the old PMS argument about why women can’t govern dug up and given a little twist by those enlightened jounalists. Margeret Thatcher already proved that wrong—however from her appearance N. Polosi may have a permenant case of PMS?

      • Mike in MI

        Got it right, Michael!!
        When all is said and done I’d much rather have a full-fledged All-American girl like Rep. Bachmann (who has enough care, concern and love to take in and handle 24 foster kids) who is proud to produce for us her bonafides regarding her advanced degrees than a wimp like the Conmanduh-of-Grief presently in the Offal Orifice. Hell, for all we know Obama’s only certificate from Haavid may be simply for attendance at the campus children’s daycare and headstart. If all his verbal gaffes are any indication they didn’t even teach him phonetics or vocabulary (maybe ebonics…duh-h-h-h). They did, however, teach him how to point his forehead at the ceiling and look down his nose at those he disdains (most of us).
        Anyway, I’d much rather have a president who occaionally GETS a headache than gives me one. It sounds like her headaches are muscular/stress related instead of migraines, anyway. Her kind of head poblem is, at least, treatable and intermittent. His is permanent and hereditary. Liberalism has been shown scientifically to be a mental aberration caused by a genetic mutation. Like Ron White says, “There ain’t no cure for stupid.”
        I wonder…
        Does anybody know if there is a scripture anywhere that gives the reason for Armegeddon as being God’s way to get all the world’s liberals together in one place? Then He can send His son back to annihilate them all together at one time and clean-up the gene pool. Seems to me the Anti-christ is probably going to be someone like Obama, only less of a megalomaniac (a megalomaniac, yes. But at least able to function).

      • Christin

        Michael,
        Yep, you are right.

        Here we go again…

        The Progressive Left going in for the kill on Conservative Michelle Bachmann to demonize her and make her look weak and incompetent… just like they did to Sarah Palin.

        What a bunch of poor sports Losers who could only Win unless they ‘libel’ someone and ruin their character.

        Commandment #9:
        “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”

        Oops… God’s got those Liberals on that one… its not gonna be good.

        • http://NA SPARKY SAYS

          Whats worse a Migraine or a pain in the back side of a south bound horses behind

    • helen sabin

      No one in the press mentions that Obummer takes anxiety pills, drinks like a thirsty whale and smokes – all means to alleviate stress. I am sure he also has high blood pressure but since he won’t release his records the few comments about his health are hidden like all his records. What we should call for is a release of his medical records – he was never vetted and must be!

      • Wayne A.

        Helen, Congress claims that he was vetted.

        • Harold Olsen

          And Congress is always truthful and honest. Yeah, right!

        • JeffH

          Wayne, beg to differ. There is no specific “federal” agency to review candidates for federal office…it is the states resonsibility.

          A congressional document posted on the Internet confirms no one – not Congress, not the states and not election officials – bothered to check Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president, and that status remains undocumented to this day.

          It’s because state and federal law did not require anyone in Congress or elsewhere to check to see if Obama was a “natural born Citizen” under the meaning of Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution, according the document.

          The analysis by the Congressional Research Service, a research arm of the U.S. Congress, openly admits no one in the federal government, including Congress, ever asked to see Obama’s long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate. It explains no one was required to do so.

          Rest at link:
          http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=225561

          • Mike in MI

            So, it’s one of those “Chicago Mysteries”, eh-h-h. What happens in Chicago NEVER leaves Chicago…unless it bumps along on the bottom of the Chicago River.
            Hm-m-m, maybe that’s why Obama doesn’t want to have anything to do with disturbing his river (there is a running battle to keep some invasive carp species out of the Great Lakes, but Obama won’t allow anybody to mess around in his river.) – - – couldn’t afford what it might divulge about the people who wanted to vet him in Chicago.

        • http://NA SPARKY SAYS

          If he was vetted the news never announced it.

      • Ellen

        I find it interesting these reporters would make such a huge deal out of migraines when Obama has the issues he has. Maybe these people aren’t aware of the issues. If Obama has to take anti-anxiety pills to perform his job, then perhaps he wasn’t the right choice for one of the most stressful jobs in the world.

        • Mike in MI

          Ellen, Ellen – W’at ‘n hellenden pro’len?
          It’s a diversionary tactic entirely.
          Don’t tell me you never called your mom outside and when she got there you pointed with the free hand at the ground, squealed, “Snake!!!” and ran in the house with the big old warty toad in your other hand.
          Diversionary tactic.

          • Ellen

            It’s an odd diversionary tactic,then, considering mental health issues are far worse than migraines.

      • Carol

        OBAMA SHOULD BE VETTED NOW -BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!!

        • Mike in MI

          Carol – Vet him no??
          They can’t find a medical doctor who wants to lay a hand on him now.
          what makes you think any reasonable vet is goingto want to touch him either – - – he’s toxic.

    • Harold Olsen

      “… he has a wife who seems to have a curious influence over him.”

      After he left office, Jimmy Carter’s wife claimed she made all the decisions for her husband. Shortly after taking office, Obama’s wife made a similar statement. Neither ever refuted what their wives said.

      • Mike in MI

        By George, Harold, I think you’ve got smething there.

        Michelle seems like an empty head but she’s definitely the one with all the brains in THAT family.

        • http://NA SPARKY SAYS

          You can tell by the rear view

    • Bob from Calif.

      Maybe Bachman can use Obama’s stress relieving techniques. Spend 1/2 hour a day doing his job and the rest vacationing, playing golf, and having parties and concerts at the White House.

    • Old Henry

      S C:

      Remember a while back when Little Barry awarded the Medal of Honor and then tried to give the recipient a hug?

    • Denno

      Has obama showed HIS medical records??? Did Clinton ever have to show any of his health records??? The lefties NEVER have to show anything. Clinton’s travels during college were shaded to the side by his handlers and NO ONE knows what obama was up to for a twenty year period. The Republicans need another Lee Atwater type that although the press loathed him, they feared his responses. The media always gets away with playing favorites (leftists of course) because there aren’t many conservatives to smack them down.

    • David

      This all started from a slim hit piece article in The Daily Caller. I am SICKENED by the DAILY CALLER becoming a TRASH RAG SMEAR MERCHANT SITE. It was at one time interested in reporting FACTS but has now become a propaganda mouth-peace for the Old Guard Republican Establishment. Jonathan Strong is a total sleaze reporter of the type usually seen only on the far Progressive Socialist left.How much did they pay you Jonathan Strong to write this trash about Bachmann? Was it worth your integrity to sell out and become a smear merchant? Has the last bit of honest reporting drained from your veins? Are you now on the guess list for Obama’s buddies who sleep in the Lincoln bedroom at the White House? I can not say for sure if it is true but Mr. Jonathan Strong I did see on the internet from a reliable source that you were once stopped by police and questioned. Was that about a incident involving a young child. Did your sleaze nature come out at that time too? Are the allegations from anonymous sources that you fondled with your keys unfounded? Crawl back in your closet of lies you slime trash merchant. One thing is for sure Jonathan Strong… you will always have a spot on Obama’s slime slinging re-election team

  • Ronald Bell

    Six things the Lord Hates… Yes, Seven which are an abomination to Him:…Haughty Eyes,… lying tongue, …And hands that shed innocent Blood, …a heart that divises wicked plans,…. feet that run rapidily to evil, ….a false witness who utters lies,…. and one who spreads strife among brothers….Proverbs 6: 16…………………..G​od Knows Obama..And So Do We the People

    • mark

      In your Scripture is correct, the Lord hates George W. Bush even more! He lied about WMD and Iraq’s connection to the 9/11 attacks. He started two horrendous, bloody wars that have cost over 6,000 U.S. lives, 40,000 U.S. wounded, amputees, and paraplegics plus hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghani dead (not to mention $2 trillion in war costs). He deeply polarized the nation with Iraq, Katrina, torture and the Patriot Act assault on civil liberties. If the Lord hates Obama according to this scriptual proscription, He must absolutely despise George W. Bush!

      • Ray

        Even though George Bush was not the ideal President from a conservative point of view the, mantra of wmds came from the liberal progressive left, who incidently supported the intervention when it was convienent for them. Does God hate George Bush, I dont think so. What God hates is sin, not the sinner, which holds true for every single person on the planet. He hates unrepentent sin because sin destroys our souls and deprives us of receiving his grace and forgiveness for which his Son”s precious blood was shed on the cross at Calvary.

      • TexasPatriot

        Why waste time bashing George W Bush, dimwit? Want to devote about a dozen posts about Stalin, Hitler, and Mao? W has been a private citizen for three years now, while the current Liar in Chief is making every effort to “transform” our proud Republic into another third world dictatorship! Get on point and keep your foolish grudges to yourself.

        • mark

          We are a democracy – not a third world dictatorship – that is why the Tea Party Republicans won such a tremendous Congressional election victory in 2010 that has greatly constrained Obama’s agenda. That is why Michelle Bachmann is running. If we are a third world dictatorship there would be no election in 2012 and millions of conservatives, independents, and libertarians wouldn’t be making such an all-out effort in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina right now for the 2012 nomination fight and subsequent campaign against President Obama next November. There is also no need to stoop to ad hominen attacks. Just because you disagree with me over politics and George W. Bush’s policies would never mean that I would consider you a dimwit. You are simply a fellow U.S. citizen who has different political views than me which I can respect. Ultimately we will decide all this in an election booth in November 2012. Because the United States is NOT A THIRD WORLD DICTATORSHIP. It is a functioning democracy with a wide variety of legitimate viewpoints and scheduled elections every two years to settle them.

          • Hazmae

            I believe we are a Republic NOT a Democracy. Common misconception.

          • TexasPatriot

            Read my post again. I never said we were a third-world dictatorship. I said our tyrant in office was attempting to make us one. Your reply was irrelevant. Put your fervent socialist talking points aside long enough to understand what you are addressing.

          • eddie47d

            Marks reply was was excellent and some of you are berating Obama as a dictator when no such thing is occurring. Both G. Bush and Obama make the usual Presidential mistakes but the viciousness against Obama is 24/7 non-stop. There are truths and lies about all Presidents and always have been.The lies should be thrown in the trash bin but they keep coming back like someone rising from the dead.

          • professor

            Bush has been out of the picture for three years! Catch up!

            The “here and now” is the tyrannical foreign puppet that occupies the White House, with the blessings of people like you….

          • Lost in Paradise

            Not only are you mistaken, but your shining bright as a liberal. We are a Republic, and will stay that way if we have the choice. We do not like fools like you liberals trying to dismantle our republic, the way you have been doing.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Mark,
            The man said he was TRYING TO TURN US INTO! He didn’t say we were one YET!! Read a little closer!!

          • Mike in MI

            Joe – Be easy on him, man.
            Got to remember. It’s a genuine badge of goodness and love to be kind and generous to one so handicapped and disadvantaged.
            Remember…he is a “l-i-b-e-r-a-l”.

          • eddie47d

            Thank God for Liberals to keep the extreme right in check. Government’s can and do become heavy handed under far right authorities also. Both sides will always exist so look for a balance or lose everything from either extreme.

      • ceejay

        How did George Bush get included into this discussion. GET OVER IT. OBAMA has been in office for 2 1/2 yrs. BUSH BASHING had reached its statute of limitation. You are regurgitating this verbal diarrhea for lack of anything intellectual to say.

        • TexasPatriot

          I totally agree. I could post all day about incompetent past administrations and the damage their failed policies did, but what would be the point. We could all just read the history works. This forum should be about current issues and real time impact on ‘we the people’ and our lives today. The ‘Blame Bush’ strategy is so lame it would be humorous – if it weren’t so juvenile and petty.

          • eddie47d

            Stalin,Hitler and Mao has nothing to do with Obama yet some of you keep bringing up past history. So what is good for the goose is good for the gander. Yes we should concentrate on present day problems but all those hateful attacks on Obama always get in the way.They do take away from the solutions so I think some folks have other motives.

          • Song

            @Edie: The only way you can make that statement Edie is because you haven’t read Stalin, Hitler or Mao. If you had, then you would see the striking similarities, almost line for line. Besides, what does any of this have to do with migraines?

          • Mike in MI

            Song – what this has to do /w migraines is eddie is one and doesn’t like to be bantered about so in public.
            And, he is a non-reader – except for one line, non-punctuated union posters. That points him where to vote and where to collect his money, afterwards.

          • eddie47d

            Because Texas Patriot brought it up and got off the migraine issue.

        • mark

          No, as long as just one U.S. amputee or one paraplegic or quadriplegic veteran survives that horrific and misguided war, the charge still stands. As it does for the thousands of families whose sons, daughters, husbands, and fathers made the ultimate sacrifice. Bush gets no pass or statute of limitation for that one. Just like liberal Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Republican Richard Nixon gets no pass on the bloodbath of Vietnam. All four are war criminals who should have sat in the dock in the Hague like Milosevic for their crimes against humanity and against their own people, for their constant lies and misrepresentations. I would also include many of the members of their cabinets. There is no statute of limitation for murder and particularly for mass murder.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Mark,
            Then by your own twisted logic, Nobummer should be there as well!!! HE got us involved in Libya, no one ELSE!! At least Bush confered with congress BEFORE we got involved in Iraq and Afghanistan!

      • helen sabin

        Marc – many countries including the US thought Saddam had WMD’s. I had an Arab student whose father worked on the projects and they did exist. Did Saddam move them to Syria or bury them beneath the sands in Iraq no one knows. But given that an entire jet was buried in the sands, its not too far a logical leap that these WMD’s are there also.

        My student told me that one day all prisoners in the jail in bagdad were released and shortly thereafter many trucks pulled up and soldiers started carrying boxes, trunks, metal containers into the jail – and the student and his father believe that some WMD’s are buried beneath the floors in that area.

        When Bush and other countries believe that WMD’s existed they might hve been lying but that would take a lot of diplomacy to get them to agree – if he did that he then indeed was a good president. At any measure, Bush was far superior to Obama as a President!

        • eddie47d

          We had a no fly zone for several years and spy equipment telling us what was going on on the ground.They didn’t detect nothing of values (WMDs) and Iraqi scientist(after the war) have said Saddam didn’t have any nuclear capabilities. Maybe our Intelligence Department isn’t so intelligent. There were also several defectors who lied about Saddam (Chalabi for one)who’s only reason was to get us into this war.Too much trust but little verification.

          • Jana

            Eddie,
            There is a difference between nuclear weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction. No one ever claimed they had nuclear weapons.

          • JeffH

            “Too much trust but little verification.”
            Sounds eerily familiar…Obama’s supporters as one example, big government suporters as another.

          • Mike in MI

            JeffH – Righto! Just like Obama’s “transparency” in response to Issa’s Committee hearings into “Fast and Furious”. Oh, but you can trust eddie to be totally oblivious or feign ignorance in re that mess.
            Issa asked for Justice Dept. records from various offices and all they got back were, for the most part, totally blacked out reams of papers.
            OBAMA’S OFFICE of TRANSPARENCY and FORTHRIGHTNESS (or is it FORTH REICH NETS)… another Obama promise waiting to be kept.

          • eddie47d

            Jana; There was plenty of ruckus about Saddam having Nukes. Where you out of school that day or still in bed.

          • Jana

            Eddie,
            What they said was he was preparing to be capable of nuclear weapons. They did not say he HAD them yet. Maybe YOU need to get out of bed and go back to school.

            What was all of that uranium they found in Iraq anyway? Hmm,???

          • eddie47d

            I love you convected doublespeak Jana.

          • Jana

            eddie,
            YOU are KING of doublespeak. Congradulations!

        • mark

          OK but that is just anecdotal evidence. Someone who says he saw something told you something that he thinks might have happened. We need hard evidence: physical possession of large amounts of WMD to show to the whole world. After scouring Iraq for years, the Bush adminstration could not find any. No one was more motivated to find it than they were, as it would have justified that horrible war that they started. But they never found any.

          • JeffH

            mark, mark, mark…back on subject…Bachmann’s migraines…which have nothing to do with nothing.

            I suppose we all could say that being a pathalogical liar could inhibit almost all politicians from doing there job. Take Pelosi, Reid and Obama as exmples of pathalogical liars unable to do their jobs.

          • Jeep

            Mar, mark mark…I guess the 20,000 lbs of uranium recovered from Iraq in 2009 dosen’t count…I suppose the mustard and sarin gas shells we blew in place wouldn’t count either…as WMD’s…but, do really think the numerous Russian advisors that fled prior to the invasion left with just their clothes? Get a grip…and, Bachman’s headaches are a non-starter.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Jeep,
            to be exact, it was yellow cake and was sent to Canada!

          • Jana

            JoeH,
            I couldn’t remember the kind of cake it was. Cheesecake came to mind but I didn’t think it was right. Now, I thought uranium and yellowcake were the same thing. Is that not so?

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Jana,
            One is refined more than the other.

      • DavdS

        Ten Reasons Why Even American Liberals Should Root for the GOP

        1) Incredibly weak recovery: President Barack Obama’s tax/spend/regulation policy — “stimulus”; continuation of TARP; bank, insurance company and auto industry bailouts; “quantitative easing” (aka the printing of money); cash for clunkers; minimum wage hikes; new regulatory rules on businesses; tripling of the deficit; addition of $4 trillion to the debt — failed miserably to produce jobs and grow the economy at the historical rate expected after a deep recession.

        2) ObamaCare: President Barack Obama promised it would “bend the cost curve” and that “if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan.” The chief Medicare actuary said neither of those claims is true. Two-thirds of doctors believe that ObamaCare will lower the quality of health care.

        3) Bogus Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission: Comprised of six Democrats and four Republicans, the commission issued a majority report (with the Republicans dissenting) that blamed Wall Street greed. “Reckless Endangerment,” a new book on the financial crisis co-authored by a New York Times columnist/business and financial editor, blames the central role played by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as government policy that pressured banks into relaxing lending standards so that the “underrepresented” could buy homes they could not afford. One o f the FCIC’s commissioners and its chief investigator both work for a major law firm that is suing a number of Wall Street players. The two stand to benefit financially from the commission’s Wall-Street-is-the-bad-guy conclusion. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who recommended a commissioner in question, now claims he was unaware of his tie to the law firm. The commission chairman, Democrat Phil Angelides — who received $225,000 in campaign donations from the same law firm — works for an offshore hedge fund that shorted mortgage-backed securities just before the crisis.

        4) Texas justice vs. “Viva Mexico”: The Obama administration unsuccessfully filed a court action to stop Texas’ planned execution of a Mexican illegal alien found guilty of brutally raping, torturing and murdering a 16-year-old girl. The U.S. Justice Department argued that as an illegal alien the accused should have been advised that he had a right to go to the Mexican consultant to obtain an attorney. Since the accused didn’t reveal he was an illegal alien when arrested, the Obama administration sued Texas for not asking the accused about his status. Texas executed the rapist/murderer, who right before the lethal injection, reportedly shouted, “Viva Mexico.” Meanwhile, the administration obtained an injunction against Arizona to prevent law enforcement, during a lawful stop, from inquiring about legal status.

        5) Libya: Against the advice of the top lawyer in the Pentagon and the State Department, Obama ignored the War Powers Resolution and authorized a military mission in Libya without congressional approval.

        6) Left-wing judicial appointments: An Obama re-election could mean one or more additional liberal Supreme Court justices, ensuring that the “living, breathing document” view of the Constitution will apply to critical issues like gay marriage, the Second Amendment and the legality of ObamaCare.

        7) Boeing vs. the National Labor Relations Board: In a recent press conference, Obama falsely called this a matter of Boeing “relocating” and “shutting down a plant or laying off workers because labor and management can’t come to a sensible agreement.” No, Boeing constructed a new facility in South Carolina with no related job losses at Boeing’s home state of Washington. In fact, Boeing has been adding jobs in Washington. Here’s the question: Can Boeing, subject to four costly strikes since 1989 in the non-right-to-work state of Washington, build a facility where it wishes?

        8) The Obama-Loving Media Protective League: Consider two issues that would have generated huge and continuing headlines were a Republican in the White House. Obama promised to diminish the influence of lobbyists, so members of his administration hold meetings off White House premises where they do not show up on White House logs. After promising “the most transparent administration in history,” the secrets-obsessed Obama administration has issued more subpoenas of reporters’ phone records and other information than did the Bush administration in eight years.

        9) Democrats’ race cards: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz calls the GOP anti-woman and anti-gay, and says it wants to “drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws.” Democrats — from former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to Sen. Reid — routinely attack Republicans by whipping out the race card.

        10) Anti-voucher for urban schools: The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program gave vouchers so that parents could choose the school for their children. The Department of Education hired an outside evaluator, who called it a success — it improved reading scores and, most importantly, increased graduation rates from 70 percent to 82 percent. Despite the popularity of vouchers among Hispanic and black urban parents, Obama and the Democrats oppose them, and the D.C. program was canned.

        Any questions?

      • http://www.frank1737@msn.com frank1737

        Mark,

        Are you a veteran an fought in Iraq?? I doubt it. You sound more like a candy ass Liberal! I agree Bush did lie but Obama is nothing less than a puppet to George Soros, which is a Psycho! Obama is a Socialist S.O.B with one objective: To abolish the U.S.A. Democracy!!!

        • mark

          Then why didn’t he cancel the 2010 election that he knew his party would lose so badly? Why hasn’t he closed down critical newspapers, shut down conservative blogs like this one, closed down FOX, prohibit all Tea Party demonstrations, enforce martial law, take away everyone’s guns? He has done absolutely NOTHING to infringe anyone’s democratic right to criticize, protest, and/or vote against him and against his party. After 2 and a half years of Obama’s term, our democratic processes are all still in place, in fact stronger than ever, given the 24/7 365 days a year criticism and condemnation of the Obama administration by conservatives, libertarians, and many liberals who are disappointed that he has not accomplished more. So I don’t see what components of democracy he has damaged? This is the reason there has been no effort whatsover to impeach him even from his most ferocious Republican political enemies. There are no charges that would stick. They are just going to vote against him next November within our democratic/republican system. That George Soros charge of yours is a ludicrous. With all his money and supposed influence Soros could not prevent a huge Tea Party victory in November 2010. I have served in the U.S. military but not in the Iraq or Afghan War. I served in the 1991 Gulf War and left the army with an honorable discharge two years later in 1993.

          • Mike in MI

            You know Mark, for all your ferocious liberal slapping and slamming, you in the end – when Obama (his mentors and his minions) get your way. You are going to be just as suppressed and oppresed by those who want you under their thumb as anybody else. Just remember Mike in MI, on July 21, 2011. I’m the one who warned you where they’re taking us and you with this thing. It’s the Communist/Socialist way of domination – tried and true, over and over: “Break it then Take It”.

      • Denno

        Mark posts first a leftist talking pointer about Bush. Parroting his lines better than chris matthews could. Then in his next he kissesass
        on the Tea Party. A confused person, he is.

    • wandamurline

      At least she has a brain to cause a headache where the POTUS is minus one and that is why he never knows what he is doing, what he is saying unless he has his promptor and changes from one thing to another in the blink of an eye. So, the lady suffers from headaches, I suffer from migrains sometimes, but they don incapacitate me…you take a pill and they go away…wish we could take a pill and Obama would go away…I think it would make the drug companies richer.

      • Bud Tugly

        There are many brilliant conservatives. Bachmann is not one of them. let’s get a real intellect into the White House.

        • Lost in Paradise

          Who would you suggest? Someone who is well connected, and a game player. That outta help tons.

        • http://www.frank1737@msn.com frank1737

          Who would you suggest: One of Obama’s Czars! Probably if Obama Would Turn A Sharp Corner You Would Brake Your Nose!!

        • Bud Tugly

          Get serious. Bachmann spouts the mantra as memorized. We need someone who can actually BEAT Obama. Let the most capable rise from the field of candidates.

      • http://na William F. Streiff, D.C.

        Regarding migraines: I am 90 year old retired Dr. of Chiropractic, practicing many years in Kansas And Texas. Patients with this problem are remiss not to try Chiropractic, especially the Gonstead methodology. All drugs can be legal and should not be used only after all other methods have failed. Gonstead claimed to be the only scientific method of Chiropractic, and has results that beat most others. Call Drs. Doug and Alex Cox for a referral in your area, as not all are the same. I have nothing to gain by this, but only interested in your health and welfare. Call me if you wish: 620-624-3486

    • TexasPatriot

      Amen, Ronald. Don’t know why the sheeple haven’t caught on to the evil that is the imposter, Osamabama.

  • Patticake

    Michelle Bachmann with a migraine is by far superior to any day with the current obama-nation!!!

    • TeaPartier

      We the People are the biggest migrain to the Prez. That’s far bigger than any migraine Bachmann could have!!!

    • Harold Olsen

      Obama is a malignant cancerous tumor on our nation!

    • Cawmun Cents

      I believe the wise man once stated,”I cant deny it,with that smile on my face,its not the kill,its the thrill of the chase.”-CC.

  • dan

    funny,when it comes to the mainstream-media/propaganda ,I just have a pain-in-the-a$$.

    • Harold Olsen

      The brain dead media is one giant pain in the [removed].

  • Bear

    I saw this one coming. It doesn’t take the Obamamedia long to start the frontal on anyone who could possibly dethrone the omnipotent one. Patticake is right on and so is Ronald Bell. The lord hates those who embrace the 7 abominations and any day with Michelle Bachman and a migraine is a cake walk compared to the black muslim that is in there now. We will continue to see our news teams from NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and MSNBC reporting their progressive liberal agenda oriented and preparred reports to damage Bachman. Time to fight fire with water. Wef need to start a full all out frontal again on how Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud and start letting the masses know how Obama is planning to start cutting wellfare and child support programs. We already know how he threatened to stop Social Security checks. He is all about thug scare tactics and so is his pocket media groups.

    • mark

      But it is Romney, Pawlenty, Gingrich, Huntsman, Cain, Palin, Perry, and Santorum who want to destroy Bachmann’s campaign – fellow Republican rivals! Democratic liberals would love to have Bachmann win the Republican nomination. They desperately want her to run against Obama since they see her as a weak national candidate. The Repubican establishment fears Bachmann much more than the democrats do!

      • TexasPatriot

        The sheeple are awakening in spite of the progressive/socialist/communist mainstream media. That is what Osamabama, his appointed czars and minions should fear. The American electorate is getting the truth from alternate sources and 2012 will make 2010 look like a cakewalk for the left-leaing ruling elite, who will be swept out in a landslide.

        • eddie47d

          Bear and Texas Patriot; It was the Daily Caller who brought up that information on Bachmann. That is a Conservative/moderate venue who exposed her migraine problem. Yet you attack the left once again for something they didn’t do. I definitely see a pattern here. Can you figure it out?

    • wandamurline

      Everyone is complaining about the Republicans cutting Medicare for the elderly, when, in fact nothing changes for people 55 and over, but if you look at Obamacare…it will cut Medicare 500 billion dollars, a bunch of bureaucrats deciding whether or not you deserve your knee replacement or heart bypass, and by yearly increments, seniors RIGHT NOW will be paying over $300 more for their premiums by 2016. So, who is trying to cut Medicare? Me thinks it is this ineligible president and his Demorat cronies. Wake up Seniors, you are being used.

      • mark

        The $500 billion is to be cut over a ten year period (around $50 billion per year from an annual Medicare budget of nearly $600 billion and rising 8% or more each subsequent year so that in 2021 it wculd be a $50 billion cut from a 1.3 trillion annual Medicare budget) These cuts that will start out being 8% of the overall Medicare budget will end up as only 3% of the 2021 Medicare budget and mostly made up for with improvements in technology, billing sharing of records, more use of generic rather than brand name drugs, greater effort to curb fraud etc. The hope is that it will not significantly hurt care for seniors who will also gain some compensating benefits from the larger 2009 Health Reform Bill, most commonly called Obamacare

        • ValDM

          mark,

          You still don’t have it right. Read below:

          If you think $50 billion per year, extrapolated over 10 years is the plan, you are sadly mistaken.

          For those of you who are on Medicare, read the article below. It is
          about the monthly amount of money you are going to pay in Medicare
          premiums in 2011, 2012 and the huge increase you will pay in 2013.
          It’s a short but important article:

          Congress will not allow an increase in the social security COLA (cost
          of living adjustment); however, the per person monthly Medicare
          insurance premium will be increased from the 2009 premium of $96.40 to
          $104.20 in 2012, $120.20 for the year 2013 AND increases to a
          wonderful $247.00 in 2014. Thank You Obamacare!

          Congress also gave themselves a $3,000 a month Cost of Living Adjustment!

          Send this to all seniors that you know.

          REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER 2012

          • TexasPatriot

            Thanks for your fine post, but where is the ‘short but important’ article you mentioned?

          • sylviam

            I only get 267.00 to begin with ao there goes the whole thing then.
            Now tell me that I don’t have to worry about my MEDICARE, but if this paultry amout will get rid of OBAMA then take the other few bucks I will get. I would GLADLY GIVE IT ALL TO GET THIS BUNCH OUT OF MY COUNTRY.
            GOD BLESS AMERICA

          • Wayne A.

            Don’t know where you got your information from, but the insurance begining this July 2011 the insurance for Medicare is $115.40 or when they round it off it is $116.00. It’s funny how when you owe them something they round it up, but when they owe you they drop it off.

          • eddie47d

            That is funny that the right hallows that the American people should pay may more of their own load in life yet when Medicare goes up you hallow some more. If there is inflation the costs go up and there is always inflation so let’s get real.

          • Song

            Try getting insurance as an adult worker whose company does not offer any benefits and making less then $30k per year. $201.00 per month with a $10,000 deductible is the lowest I can find.

          • mark

            What you have cited from that viral internet article are completely fabricated figures. There is no way premiums will rise to this extent in three years. It is a patently false assertion that Medicare itself has denied in response to this urban legend internet article that is floating all around the web and unnecessarily scared the hell out of lots of seniors. These types of articles like that the tax payers are paying for Michelle Obama’s hair stylist and make-up artist (Michelle Obama pays for this) or that the UN is taking over Jerusalem on July 26th (Yeah right! Tell that to the Israeli military!) or that Obama spent $2 billion on his trip to India last year (he spent around $50 million, the same George W. spent on his last Asian trip as President) are just nutso fantasies that ideologically blinded individuals swallow hook, line, and sinker, and swear to as God’s truth like you apparently have. They are just lies and/or totally distorted stories that activists put out there to fire up the conservative, libertarian base for upcoming elections. The left also sends out similar twisted tall tales. But it is incumbent upon us as informed voters to investigate the truth about these crapjobs not just to accept on faith ANYTHING that aligns with our own political prejudices. I mean if I was to send out a story that Barak Obama was a serial killer in his teens within a matter of hours, my conseravative friends would be sending me back the same crackpot article claimings: “See Obama killed people in Indonesia when he was seventeen!” I mean, many of them would actually swallow this! Like the story about Bill Clinton’s out-of-wedlock black baby that went all about the net before the 1996 election. Totally unsubstantiated and unproven, but accepted by millions of Americans who voted against him! This is what is most pernicious about the practice. IT WORKS! In the political arena, total flat-out lies work! So they just keep coming! Like the ludicrous Amero coin hoax that Hal Turner was peddling while ago. A complete joke, but millions fell for it.

          • eddie47d

            Great comments Mark and easy for the Conservatives to understand.

        • professor

          People like Marc are fine with taking healthcare from our Seniors! Medicare and Social Security are the first choices of the radical left, for budget cuts! None of them bring up Medicaid!

          I would like to see cuts from Medicaid, Workman’s Comp, and Unemployment! The radical communists are at war with this country and they are attacking the elders in our population… How about kicking out the lazy, young, healthy bums on Medicaid. They fill our hospital Emergency Rooms and must be seen, under penalty of huge fines if the hospitals delcare them “non-emergencies!”

          These are the “slugs of society,” parasites that think it is a great accomplishment to make “Whitey” work and support their every need
          The muslim has “doubled the number of Medicaid recipients” in the last two and a half years! Yesterday, on the radio, they were advertising to sign up additional Medicaid recipients. The intent of the ad was to let people know that there is free money available and that it is easy to qualify.

          I submit that supporting parasites should be voluntary..and, count me out! Let the communist, socialist, Marxists pay that bill! In fact, I opt out of all their “social justice” programs..

          • mark

            Most of what you are saying here is just pathetic racism. It’s really sad.

          • eddie47d

            Is he a right wing professor in our colleges? Then America is in deep trouble.

          • Mike in MI

            What? Racist? You must be talking about the Communist, marxist, socialist remark = the highest, grandest and purest form of stuff on the fattening pen floor. Race is determined by the hard and fast rules in play at conception.
            On the otherhand, any form of Socialism would be a relio-political choice. As such it would be utter rebellion and high treason against God. So, atheists tend to have a preference for socialism. This particular choice seems to make it easy to rationalize just about any form of unjust or unethical actions toward one’s fellow-citizens. Thus it will never serve as a solid basis to establish civil order. But fools are drawn to it.

  • stavros cosmopulos

    obama is the biggest headache in the history of the world!

    • mark

      No there have been many far, far worse. You know their names – Hitler, Himmler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Milosevic, Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, or the long string of mass-murdering U.S. allies: the Shah, Somoza, Trujillo, Pinochet, Castillo Armas, Perez Jimenez, Marcos, Papa Doc, General Zia, Chiang Kai-Chek, Rios Montt, Vorster, Sukarno, Saddam Hussein belongs here as well as a staunch U.S. ally 1980-1990, this list could just go on and on. Obama is an Eagle Scout compared to aforementioned guys, a male version of Mother Theresa. Unless you want to hold providing platforms for NATO strikes against Libya against him, which I do but this is very small potators compared to most of the big league practioners of genocide listed above.

  • mark

    This is a ludicrous article. The whole stink about Bachmann’s migraines was leaked and pushed by her CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN political rivals – not by the liberal media. Loads of liberal women are coming to Bachmann’s support on this issue which appears to them as blatantly sexist. Bachmann’s early success in Iowa polling is outraging her Republican competitors who desperately want to damage down her campaign for their own selfish interest. Bachmann’s campaign exposes the split in the Republican party between the more moderate establishments conservatives and the Tea Party hard-core conservatives. The Republican establishment is out to get Bachmann, witness Chris Wallace of Fox News asking her if she was a flake a couple of weeks ago. Liberals are more than willing to sit back and watch Republicans savage one another over ideological purity on gay marriage, no-tax pledges, immigration, etc. Bachmann has really shook up the Republican Establishment with her widespread popularity in Iowa. That is the real story, not the liberal media which has never liked Bachmann from day one.

    • TexasPatriot

      For once, we agree about something. The media is indeed liberal. Chris Wallace, however, is a progressive in conservative’s clothing. Remember the “tingle down my leg” comment referring to the newly anointed messiah? The lamestream has always hated anyone who truly loves America, our freedoms and liberties, and our blessed constitution which guarantees them.

      • Atwood

        I think you are talking about Chris Matthews from msn.

        • TexasPatriot

          You are right. Thanks for the correction.

          • eddie47d

            You must have a migraine in all that confusion. Have a great day!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Eddie,
            Nobamma must have a migrane up his wazoo as that’s where your head always is!!!!

        • eddie47d

          You’re so funny Joe I could pinch you cheeks.That would be your facial cheeks. LOL

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Don’t worry eddie, I know which cheeks you want to pinch and you aren’t getting anywhere near them!!! Just keep your head up nobummers wazoo and stat the he!! away from mine!!!

        • Thinking About

          It was indeed Chris Wallace of Fox News.

  • http://goggle John Ouzts

    Michelle Bachmann is a true American patriot. One who has fought for it’s citizens rights and continues to preserve our independence of the free. Has served faithfully for the people and would not bow to any cartell that is stealing from the American people as our present president has done. A true leader with a brilliant mind to take the American people out of bondage.

    • mark

      Bachmann’s brilliant mind? My God. Have you listened to her speeches? Brilliant is not the word that comes to mind. But I can tell you this from conversations with Democratic friends, most Democrats are praying she gets the nomination. They may even be sending her contributions for her campaign.

      • Ray

        Compared to what sits in the oval office right now, the so called weakest candidate in the Republican field will have a heyday. This guy is doing more to destroy the American dream than any other president. That is saying a lot because we have had some bad, really bad presidents, Jimmy Carter, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton to name a few. We are just praying that he is arrogant enough to run on his record.

      • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

        mark,

        You are right,with friends like that, who needs enemies.

      • MSSouth

        Mark, my question is, do you have a mind? With some of your comments, I lean toward believing that you had a lobotomy at a really early age.

        • mark

          OK but what you are giving me is insults – not a competing argument. It is like when someone makes an complex point about a difficult topic and his opponent answers: “Yeah but you’re just a fat, stupid idiot!” That isn’t an argument, it’s an ad hominem attack. In a debate, you immediately lose when you make a statement like that. Because you haven’t addressed the points that your opponent has made and dismantled them with the logic and evidence. All you have done is insulted him. Anyone can do that.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            mark,
            you overinflate your importance when you say they lose as they only lose in YOUR little mind and very few others. most here consider it a pretty accurate description!!! Have a nice day, Bubba!!!

          • DavdS

            Why Bachmann Could Win in 2012

            So the LEFT likes to speak of BACHMANN’S lack of ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
            She has had major accomplishments. SHE SINGLE-HANDEDLY OPPOSED OBAMACARE, SHE OPPOSED (UNLIKE PAWLENTY) CAP AND TRADE AND SHE fervently OPPOSED the 2008 WALL STREET “BAILOUT” (or Givaway). She also has the best record or Obama or any republican candidate on Immigration/Border Security. She’s also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

            Experience in their own ranks is a non-issue to radical socialists. The only experience that Obama had was voting himself “present”. But when it comes to the loyal opposition, experience takes on an all new and important specter. Bachmann’s experience, for example includes:

            The Committee on Financial Services
            Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade
            Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
            And The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

            THAT IS MORE THAN ENOUGH ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR ME.

      • TexasPatriot

        The old saying comes to mind. Be careful what you ask for – you just might get it. The lying libs are underestimating the unmitigated power of a wave of anger and resentment within the citizen electorate for the misery and hopelessness their corrupt ideology and failed policies have wrought for many years. If they didn’t get the message in 2010, they will be reduced to a footnote in history in 2012 and beyond.

        • eddie47d

          You attack Liberals when it was a Conservative report that brought this story out. So who is lying?

      • skipfoss

        Mark have you ever listened to your hero when he tries to give a speech with out his teleprompter, He is nothing but an empty suit,with out his pupet masters putting the words there for him it’s nothing but AH OH AAH DA& EWA

  • Harvey

    The individuals making alarming statements about prescription medication for migraines do not understand anything about them. As a lifelong migraine sufferer, I take prescription medication any time I feel one coming on. They reverse the condition of the blood vessels causing it and correct the condition. They are not prescription pain medications or mood altering medications – zero side effects and are pretty much 100% effective in eliminating the migraine. (Varoius offerings in the Triptan families of medications – Immitrex, Relpax, etc. – look them up.) Every migraine sufferer has found the medications that are available to make their life better and more productive. These days it is a non-issue.

    • Song

      Exactly Harvey. Excedrin for Migraine works well for me, for example. As with any chronic condition, you just learn how to function with it. If anything she should be commended for not letting a chronic condition get in the way of her doing her job.

  • Thinking About

    So she is against stealing from the American people, prove it by returning substities her LLC farm has taken. Get it straight it is repub candidates getting this one out and keeping it going.

    • mickey

      There’s a difference between accounting and tax legality and out and out fraud. Check veritas and see what is happening with the great progressive experiment. Wonder why NY and CA want more illegals?

    • TexasPatriot

      Thinking About (Nothing?), Check your facts and offer some proof of wrongdoing. You might want to check your spelling and grammar as well.

      • Thinking About

        Well it seems like even you got the point. If it is worn she claimed income from the LLC farm then she disclosed it and the farm received redistribution of wealth. Check your facts.

  • http://n/a Anna M

    I also suffer from migraine headaches for years. I have a successful business and many employees and for 24 years have not ONCE missed work because of it. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE regarding Michelle Bachmann’s ability to run the US while having a headache – it’s FEAR on the part of the current admin., the liberal press and the DEMS who want to keep their lofty posts. What a bunch of BS – they need to get serious if they want to be taken as serious.

    • eddie47d

      Migraines can be debilitating and can affect different people in many ways. We all don’t react the same to the medicines out there and it takes time to find the right one. Apparently Michelle can control her pain.To make it once again clear it was not the liberals or Democrats who pushed this issue to begin with so why do you always fall into that trap?

  • nancy m

    do any democraps remember their beloved JFK being incapcitated with a bad back??? (maybe from too much action with marilyn monroe and the likes). he was on a s*%# load of drugs for various reasons. i guess that doesn’t count!

  • armyblue

    We’ve had all kind of Presidents in way worse condition than Migraines, in fact, every time I hear Obama speak he gives me a migraine. His words don’t match his actions. Rocking chairs, polio, heart conditions, have all served Presidents. What about personality disorders? Why don’t we talk about that?

  • American Citizen

    Migraines tend to run in families. My mother had them, I had them, some of my children get them. The medications do nothing more than head them off. Women tend to get them around the age of starting menopause. They only last a couple of years. I haven’t had one for years. There are signs when one is probably going to start and people who get them know what they are. The meds ward them off. They are not addictive or have any side effects. Too many people in this country need to get a life.

    • ValDM

      AC,
      I think you meant the advent of menarche, or the beginning of menstruation. I had migraines for years, but when menopause was just around the corner, they stopped.

    • sylviam

      I have had migrains since childhood, the Dr. said no way because little children don’t get headaches. But I did, and there are migrains with NO PAIN also now that is what I get. Thank God, because a true migrain is worse than anything I have had to suffer with.
      Michelle Bachman is a very vibrant intellegent woman, GET OVER IT, she is far more elligeble for PRESIDENT THAN OBAMA EVER WILL BE.
      GOD BLESS AMERICA

  • Jeff in OH

    Go Michele!!!We are all with you, and keep on socken’ it to the Democraps……

  • Elle

    Yeah, lets not forget how the MSM didn’t care about NOT procuring Clinton’s and Obama’s health report. WOW migraine head aches! The Liberal Loons only report on what they deem we deserve to know. Never trust them,like Satan.

    • eddie47d

      Wow! I wouldn’t trust you with your bias comment. Clinton was in good health while President.Obama is very active and still healthy but will have problems down the road (possibly from smoking).

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Yes, but he had a definite personality disorder!! He was addicted to SEX!!! If you’re a Scott and wear a kilt, better watch yourself around him!!!

        • eddie47d

          I’m more concerned about you Joe. Now have a great rest of the day.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            eddie,
            i think your “concern” is hot to trot!! you follow me around like a sick puppy!!! I told you, stick with nobummers wazoo, it’s more your “type”!!!!

          • eddie47d

            I believe you are following me. Have a good evening.

  • JD

    OK FOLKS, PRETTY CLEAR “MARK” IS A LIBERAL HACK BLOGGER WITH AN AGENDA. SORRY, MARKEY…WE’RE NOT BUYING IT. YOU ARE A SAD, PATHETIC PERSON WITH DEAD END MESSAGE. GIVE IT UP DUDE. COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, THE OBAMA-NATION OF THIS COUNTRY WILL END COME NOVEMBER 6, 2012.AND, THE LORD WILLING, HE WILL GIVE US ANOTHER CHANCE TO RESTORE THE GREATNESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    19 Jul 2011 … A report that the 2012 candidate suffers from crippling migraines creates a special challenge for a woman.http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/19/michele-bachmann-for-president-2012-migraines-a-political-headache.html

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Patti Brown

    I guess it is too much to expect that reporters today get their facts straight before printing. There is no doubt that stress will make any ailment worse; however, migraines are rarely stress induced. They are most often inherited from the mother. At the start of a migraine attack unusual changes in the brains chemical activity are believed to instigate a number of unusual reactions, including how the brain responds to its own tissues and blood vessels. Doctor’s are still unsure what instigates this sudden chemical change but food intolerance is a prime consideration. Blood serum antigen testing will usually reveal the cause. Any good insurance (even Medicare) will pay for this testing. P. Brown, R.N.

  • http://none john eastin

    What it is all about is that the Loons have found the only thing they can talk about. You sure cannot talk about any headache on Obama, the [removed] has no brains to give him problems with.

    • TexasPatriot

      Maybe we could coin the term “LibLoons” . . .

  • joanio

    What’s next? Will her detractors say she suffers from PMS? Oh wait, maybe I shouldn’t give them any more stupid ideas.

  • Kevin Beck

    I remember back to 1992, when there were allegations about Bill Clinton being a cocaine user. There were never any of these sane media organizations reporting on his alleged cocaine use, nor were any of these same entities asking for his medical records. So those asking for Bachmann’s records should just stuff it!

    • Thinking About

      Actually it was W with the nose candy and records of his military and such as his dwi and candy removed.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Thinking(?)About,
        At least HIS DUI didn’t kill a young girl!!! Your dead libbie hero’s DID!!! And to think he didn’t even get charged! too much money spread around, I guess!!!

  • MR.Washington

    FYI: Bachmann Addresses Security Provisions

    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

  • Chuck

    Hey Mark, we might be a democracy but under Obama’s stewardship we’re not functioning so well!

  • just little ole me

    I want someone who in office is wise and honest. I don’t see that with some of the republican candidates. I don’t see the attraction to Mitt Romney for many. He was back on forth on abortion and he isn’t honest about his Romney care. It is time we only look for honesty and wisdom. The only two in that I can see that with so far is Michelle Bachmann and Hermain Cane. I still am researching them and anyone who might come in. I am lied to even once they will not get my vote. I am a Mormon and Mitt Romney does not get my vote just because he is a member of my church. To me he is not a good one and politics should be kept separate. He is not honest. Number one qualification on my list is someone I can trust. I cried the day Obama was announced as our next president. My husband thought I was nuts but there are many of us who saw it coming because we listened to our guts and researched him with his associations and beliefs. It was all there for those who would not be blind but many do not listen or chose to see. I knew he wanted to destroy America because he doesn’t believe in it. I blame the people of the United States and say let us educate and wake up so this doesn’t happen again. We should not stand for anything less than an honest and wise person. We haven’t held each other to a high standard therefore we voted in someone who is much like many of the people dishonest, cheating and don’t hold to their word. And let us emphasize HONEST. Honesty we can work with no matter how horrible the situation looks. I don’t want to leap with my eyes closed. Politicians stop lying to us. Let us be honest one with another and we can fix the mess. I am convinced though we have a horrible and extreme mess to fix. It can be done however because we are Americans.

    • mickey

      I don’t like Romney nor Perry. Michelle I would vote for but my preference is Ron Paul. Time to get off this merry go round of who looks good in front of a teleprompter.

      • TexasPatriot

        I like most of what Ron Paul says, but just can’t get past his positions on legalizing things like prostitution and dangerous drugs.

        • Cawmun Cents

          The Government legalized the Fed didnt they?The biggest ring of prostitutes(we call them lobbyists)and drug pushers(we call them lobbyists as well)ever in history,came here to America as a result.Pharmaceuticals are FDA approved,and Porn is FCC approved….do I need to paint a picture for you?Insurance,unions(protection racket),stock market,credit cards(booking the numbers)…you do get the idea now dont you?They took over organized crime,because they didnt want the competition.-CC.

    • Wayne A.

      What Training Monkeys Can Teach Us About Congress
      April 29, 2011 by Chip Wood

      I think you’ll agree, it has important lessons for us about how to make changes in Washington.

      Start with a cage holding five monkeys. Hang a banana from the top of the cage and underneath it, put some stairs going up. Before long, a monkey will start climbing the stairs to get the banana.

      When he does, spray cold water on all of the monkeys. The first monkey will scamper into a corner. But after a while, another monkey will start climbing the stairs. When he does, spray all the monkeys with cold water again.

      Do this a few more times when a monkey tries to climb the stairs and pretty soon you won’t need any water. As soon as a monkey gets on the stairs, the other monkeys will stop him.

      At this point, remove one of the monkeys and replace him with a new one. The new monkey will see the banana and start climbing the stairs. To his surprise, the other four monkeys will grab him and start beating him up. After two or three efforts to get the banana with the same thing happening, pretty soon he’ll give up, too.

      When that happens, replace another of the original five monkeys with a new one. Not knowing any better, he’ll try to get the banana. But as soon as he starts climbing the stairs, all of the other monkeys – including the previous newcomer – will start beating him.

      When the new monkey has been trained not to try for the banana, replace another of the original monkeys and repeat the process. After three more switches, all of the original monkeys will be gone. None of the ones that remain will have ever been sprayed with cold water.

      But here’s the amazing thing: None of them will try to get the banana. Each one knows that if he does, the other four will beat the crap out of him. Why? They have no idea. They just know that’s the way it has always been.

      The moral is obvious: This is how Congress operates. And it explains why, from time to time, YOU HAVE TO REPLACE ALL OF THE MONKEYS.

    • eddie47d

      Just little ole me; I don’t agree with with everything you said yet honesty is is extremely important. No one is perfect and humans make human mistakes,fibs,lies or whatever. When I hear a person I always tell myself :was it deliberate or a slip of the tongue and a bad recallection? I always give the benefit of the doubt unless it becomes a habit. I won’t hate the person I just stay away from them.

  • mickey

    Sounds more like cluster headaches to me, the light sensitivity, the dark rooms. It maybe any medications (hormones) she is taking.

    I seldom have these cluster headaches any more since I don’t work in artificial light but I still have light sensitivity (blue eyes). She could wear sunglasses but then the press would have a field day. I can count on one thumb the number of days I missed work because of the headaches.

    I say we visit her medical records right after we visit obama’s qualifications for two natural born parents. After all, we already know he is a druggy(self admitted).

    I don’t know about the repubs on this but I do know progressives have little respect for women. The most foul mouthed people ever–calling their moms “b’s” or “p’s”.

  • don

    It is Liberal SOP to attack all conservatives on personal grounds – Remember the Bush-Kerry College Grade fiasco? Supposedly, Kerry was smarter. His grades were about the same as Bush’s. Attacking Palin about killing a moose? Does anyone remember Teddy Roosevelt? Bachmann Migrains. Does anyone remember JFKs heavy use of Pain pills and Migrains? Does anyone Remember Ted Kennedy and his alcoholism fueled vehicular murder of a young girl? Does anyone remember FDR being too ill to properly negotiate the Yalta agreement and giving the Soviet Union control of Eastern Europe? Does anyone remember Bill Clinton’s sexual escapades while running for office and thereafter? Seems to me the Liberal character assassination tool has been selectively used for decades. This is not a new or surprising item. What is disgusting is that the press continues to repeat it.

  • ceejay

    Most women suffer MONTHLY HEADACHES because of bloating caused by their “period.” Does that mean we women can’t function normally because of this? JFK suffered from ADDISON’S DISEASE and constant pain. Did that deter him from making decisions? This is SEXIST and another LIBERAL PROPAGANDA which will be repeated AD NAUSEAUM.

  • Thor

    With a bit of reverse-engineering of what we see in the state-run media, the formula is clear: they attack most often that which poses the greatest threat to their agenda (the state’s agenda). Conservatives may therefore find the choice of GOP hopefuls easy. Since they attack Palin, Bachmann and Ron Paul, maybe conservatives should like them more. Since they seem to like Romney, perhaps he should be shoved to the back of the pack. Most importantly, progressives seem to attack most frequently any candidate who embodies core conservative values on all the important moral and economic issues. Anyone who has compromised on anything dear to them seems to get better treatment. Progressives should never be allowed to dictate the GOP platform but this modus operandi is worth noticing by anyone intent on making a prudent choice.

    • TexasPatriot

      Well said. Thanks for a very fine post.

    • eddie47d

      If Conservatives are so enlightened and want to face the truth head on why hasn’t the Murdoch issue been brought up for discussion? All that murder and intrigue. All the lying and deceit. All the spying and arrests. All the connections to Murdoch and his son who did know what was going on. All the buying up pathetic and disgusting tabloids who always “tell the truth”. Murdoch’s connection to the FOX network and their controversial talking heads. When it is a Conservative who gets in a pickle you(conservatives) try and bury the news under concrete. Liberals have their questionable talking heads but aren’t afraid to tackle the issues when it involves their side.

      • Cawmun Cents

        Only you can prevent liberal bias.So…shmucky the liberal,Why ahould we be discussing problems with British Tabloids?Are you aware of the things that are posted in those rags daily?Ever heard of a page 3 girl??Why would someone….anyone be surprised about British Tabloid scandals?Is it because it is Murdoch?Probably.Some folks will stop at nothing to discredit those they disagree with.I think the wise sage once exclaimed,”Search and,seek and destroy!”.”So shall it be written,so shall it be done”.Sent to find the smoking gun.But no one says much of anything when a black man makes up stories for the New York Times.Hmmm….I dont think there is a double standard here.But what do I know?Apparently very little………-CC.

        • eddie47d

          In other words you would shove it under the rug faster than that Liberals.

      • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

        eddie47d,

        Murdoch Hacking Scandal Spread From Celebrities to Murdered Girl …

        The phone-hacking scandal that rocked Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. media empire spread from royals to politicians and celebrities over five …http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-19/murdoch-scandal-spread-from-royals-to-murdered-girl-timeline.html

  • Patriot

    Most of the electorate in 2008 had a migraine or was dumb drunk, if not we would not be in this position! A bad deal for the Aug. 2, would not be good for this country, Republican leadership grow a spine. I believe Bachmann has bigger “Balls” then all of these guys put together!

  • mickey

    Aug 3 is the “Mommy check” day. As far as I know, Military and Civil Service get their checks on the first. So it is the welfare checks he is wanting to withhold, lol. The SSA checks are sent on Wednesdays throughout the month.

    Talk about blowback, all minorities, women, disabled are now to be looked at as incompetent? Well, we know about Pelosi, sorta speaks volumes about what the DSA’s think of women. While I wouldn’t rule out the repubs support of this, it smells more like the growing number of DSA’s in the dem party.

    • TexasPatriot

      DemocrapSupportingAmorality ?

  • JudyG46

    Michelle

    I too suffered from excruciating migraines that would wipe me out for two or three days. Then my doctor prescribed Cafergot and it changed my life! It’s an old remedy but works far better than these newer ones. I pray you will be fine and forget about all these nutty, left-wing naysayers. There have been dozens of candidates and presidents with all sorts of maladies. At lease yours can be treated with a pill! Go Michelle!!!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      JudyG46,
      do you know what Cafergot is mostly made of? Caffeen! It helps open or dialate the blood vessels in the scalp to ease the migrane!

      • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

        Joe H.

        You got caffeine spell wrong.Just a reminder.

      • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

        Joe H.

        I meant spelled wrong.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    We’ve heard it said that FDR’s final words on 4/12/45 were: “I have a terrific headache”. (For all you drones and Obama supporters, that was the day FDR died in Warm Springs, GA.) Unlike FDR, Michelle Bachmann knows of her condition, which is treated by prescription medication. If FDR was able to serve over 12 years as POTUS despite all of his health problems, why can’t Michelle Bachmann serve for 4 or 8 years?? YEAH!! YEAH!! We know FDR was the favorite president of drones, welfare moochers, socialists and diehard liberals. As for Michelle Bachmann, despite her migraines, I’m confident she can eliminate headaches for millions of Americans if we vote to send her to The White House, and send the current whining Marxist in chief back to Chicago next year. Since the disastrous date of 1/20/2009, I bet migraines are also at a record high among Americans, along with foreclosures and bankruptcies. Not to mention the fact that over 1/6 of Americans have been long term unemployed or underemployed, thanks to BHO and his socialist Democrap Party!!

    • TexasPatriot

      Don’t forget the 40 million on food stamps, 9 million since Osamabama came to power, thanks to tons of taxpayers’ money spent to recruit them. This number is still rising at a rate of more than 250,000 per month to provide more blindly loyal votes to sustain the Socialist welfare state.

  • Harold Olsen

    Michelle Bachmann so terrifies the left, the GOP elite and the brain dead media that they will grab at anything to criticize and attack her. If she does get the nomination, I will definitely vote for her. I don’t think she will though. I don’t believe the party will support her. I still think they will anoint Mitt Romney and the sheep in the party will obey their masters and support him, whether they like him or not. A Romney presidency would be, in effect, Obama term 2. Obama even admitted that Romneycare, failure that it was, was his template for Obamacare. No way will I vote for Romney.

    • TexasPatriot

      A Romney nomination will hand Osamabama a second term. Too many Tea Party folks and true conservatives will vote for a third candidate or just stay away from the polls. More than likely, a third (Conservative) party would arise and the Republican Party would be severely damaged if not destroyed.

  • TML

    She shouldn’t be voted for because she voted to extend the patriot act, even despite her constituents urging otherwise… not because of some migraines

    • Jana

      TML
      Wrong! She voted to extend three (3) provisions that were up for vote at that time of the Patriot Act.

      ********************
      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.
      ***********************

  • Bob Marshall

    I will take migraines over cancer any day. What we have in the Whitehouse is a cancer that is eating away at our rights and freedom day by day. The only cure for this cancer is removable by vote in Nov.2012. It is not just the president that needs to go.

  • Yeshua friend

    THE ANSWER; Joh 15:18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as one of its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have mocked my saying, they will mock yours also. 21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they do not know him that sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they would not have had sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 He that hates me hates my Father also.” Amen!

  • Win

    This plain and simmple is the evilness of the main stream media machine. They know NOTHING about her medical condition yet they always want to make something out of nothing. It has been substantiated by Representavice BAchman that they are under control with medication. eND OF STORY.

    I personally know that stress isn’t necessarialy the cause of migrains. I suffered migraines for many years. Finally the medical profession had a discovery within the chemical make-up of the brain. After testing it wAs discovered I had a chemical imbalance. They put me on medication and I havenn’t had a migraine since.(26 YEARS AGO)

    So media, GROW UP, and leave this very dedicated. qualified lady alone!

  • chuckb

    why worry what the bolsheviks say, bachmann is not going to get the nomination, if rubio doesn’t run she may get the vp nomination behind palin. then watch the crazies come out. this would drive the msm to suicide. it will be fun to watch and more so watching michelle and barry packing up and heading for kenya. i wonder if they will clean out the white house like the clintons did. i doubt very much if barry will be nominated by the bolsheviks anyway, the clintons are cowering in the shadows, hillary is practicing her acceptance speech, i really don’t think barry will be asked to run again, if he does it proves the bolsheviks are throwing in the towel. he will get 43 million votes, blacks, mexican, fraudulent votes, unions, fed and state workers.(that’s the makeup of the democratic party) that won’t get him there. yoiu migh

  • Ruth

    She is obviously a threat or this wouldn’t be an issue.

  • Sarah M. Barbour

    Haven’t you people learned yet that the Administration creates a crisis in order to pounce, criticize, smear in the effort to diminish a person or vote or legislation?
    Why did they not absolutely destroy JFK with that horrible back injury, back pain and medication? He even had to restrict himself to the Oval Office at times in order to work from his rocking chair.

  • Tazio2013

    The possibility of Bachmann becoming POTUS 45 is remote to nil. Maybe a VP (a Palin wannabe) under Romney or Perry. FYI, the winning ticket will depend on the the votes of middle-class, middle-income, nominally christian, collage-educated, urban/suburban, white female Independents.

  • http://google gary gerke

    The Obama administration wants to run against Romney, they are even praising him,they know in a head to head election they will win hands down. They are deathly afraid of the the new faces, Backmann and Perry scare the shit out of them they now invent new scandles and lies to obscure thier rationality on current events, the budget and up holding the constitution as we have always known it. Rand Paul, Sara Palin and the rest of the group cannot beat Obama!

  • http://gunner689 gunner689

    The only headache that matters is the one she’s causing the demorats.

  • http://ba jeb bush

    who cares if she has head aches the problem you all need to worie about is the dollar getting weaker and inflation is stealing your saveings.(FEDERAL RESERVE) and she wont stop that from happening.

  • Another Voice

    What’s Behind The Hullabaloo Over Bachmann’s Migraines? The same thing that is behind the Hullabaloo over Obama’s birth certificate: Bullsh*t.

  • Another Voice

    Hey, people – it’s the Karl Rove army that is doing all the squawking about Bachmann’s migraines, not the liberals. Rove wants to get her (and possibly Palin) out of the way so that their candidate can get the nomination – whoever that might be. (I assume it’s Romney)

    • http://deleted Claire

      Karl Rove is adding to the hype concerning Michelle Bachmann. He is a jerk. He is a person that has debatable character-in fact, he has no ethics or character at all.

      • http://ahalbert@smart-technology.net Allan

        I don’t like the Republican in-crowd stuff Rove sometimes does, but assuming that you have no personal knowledge of him, would you make these comments you wrote to his face or better yet to his wife’s face?

        • http://deleted Claire

          Allan–Apparently you do not know me. Yes, I would make those comments to him face to face. He has already been involved in shady escapades. He does not frighten me and his opinion of governmental affairs and his so-called endorsement of any candidate does not impress me in any way. His wife? She has enough problems with having a husband like him. He is her problem, not mine. I do not put any stock in anything he has to say. His words mean zilch to me. I believe in honesty and truthfulness, and not very many politicians, if any, have these attributes. If he or she doesn’t like it, then so be it. Truth hurts.

          • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner
          • http://ahalbert@smart-technology.net Allan

            There are statements Rove has made that I consider arrogant, but not enough to convict him of having no character or ethics. I don’t have enough knowledge to do so. That is why you’d want me on a jury of your peers.

  • AJ

    A head line that is blocked in Minnesota
    by the Liberal Press is: “Stress-related condition ‘incapacitates’ Govoner Dayton; heavy pill use Confirmed.” This Democratic Govoner
    is only good for four hours a day because of the perscription drugs he takes. Leaked by a top aid.

  • J.M.FELS,,NEW JERSEY

    Here we go again lets berate a conservitive for taking meds. for migrain…..how come nobody made a big stink from the left when JFK was taking heavy pain meds for his back and also durning the Cuban missle situation they all were up on medidcal anphetemines..but that is ok…cut the bull crap ….every one on you on the hill are on some kind of medication for a littiney of reasons ..not only that a number of all who are on the payroll are heavy drinkers … My sister is on the same med for her migranes and she dose her job very well….You on the left are nothing but muckrakers and antaganists and most of all a bunch of liers from the white house on down

  • chuckb

    sarah m barbour, jfk’s back didnt interfere with his love life, remember maryiln, when he visted with dean martin, frank sinatra at their beach house in malibu, the women where flying by helicopter from all directions, yes i was envious. jackie was doing her thing right in wash. d.c., don’t your remember when she got caught with marlon brando after a five day stint. the media really didn’t do their job as well then as they do now and of course they were democrats, that makes a difference.

  • http://ba jeb bush

    he (JFK) also took L S D to sooth his back ache.

  • http://www.myghcstore.com/174130 Martin

    I am into health and wellness. Washington needs a little of both with a lot of honesty..

  • Carlos

    Bachmann has given birth to what? 5-6 children and raised 23 adopted children. Migraines didn’t slow her much, then. I’m guess’n they won’t be much of a problem, now.

  • Brian

    Oblabadaba has his finger on the largest weapon on this planet (the american military and its nuclear arsinal) yet he would deny Americans their second ammendment rites for taking the same medication (happy pills) he is taking.

    Remember if his hands are moving he is lying.

    • Jim, Michigan

      Actually, if his lips are moving he is lying. He never met a lie he didn’t like and could mispronounce or contradict later.

  • Jim, Michigan

    The Obama MO is to get rid of any competitor who could possible beat him in an election – that is how he has gotten to where he is. And the MSM is his license to do what ever he (or his minions) want since it will not be reported for what it is. He is about to get his come up ens and won’t even know what happened.

  • jopa

    Aj; I think the only thing leaking around here is the brain matter out of your left ear.Tim Pawlenty also said Bachman’s migraines are a problem but backed off later on and he wasn’t as ignorant about it as Karl Rove.

  • chuckb

    jopa, don’t worry about bachmann, you better get back to bad mouthing sarah, she’s the one that’s going to keep you and barry up at night.

  • BimBam

    Sorry everybody but BACHMANN IS OUT!.

    Sarah Palin is IN. Does anyone know if Sarah is going through menopause too?

  • chuckb

    bimbam, only those women with envy in their eye.

  • Irene

    while all of the slanted press is troubling, my concern is the problem of election fraud. It is obvious that there was lots of hankey pankey during the last presidential election. There is no check of id when you go to vote. Also how about all those millions that have been reported to have been garnered for re-election campaign funds. Are they all from US citizens??? The powers that be definatley do NOT report the truth!!!!!

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