Friday, March 27, 2009

Michele Bachmann, Saving America

I'm looking at Memeorandum, and again not one conservative blogger is listed next to all the leftist attacks on Representative Michele Bachmann. I should note that my friends at Legal Insurrection and Snooper Report have posts up on this, although I'm still looking around the conservative blogosphere for additional essays. Glenn Beck gets it, of course. Below is the video from his show this afternoon, where he excoriates Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, saying "the international reserve currency is the dollar!" Beck also has spoke with Representative Bachmann this morning, in "Glenn talks with Congresswoman Bachmann."


Meanwhile, Fox News reports that the Minnesota congresswoman may be positioning herself for higher office:


Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has shown an uncanny knack for infuriating critics with sometimes off-the-wall behavior and comments, all the while advancing her own political career.

Minnesota politicos say the Republican congresswoman, having fended off perhaps her toughest challenge last year, could hold on to her seat indefinitely -- thanks in part to the conservative makeup of her district.

But Bachmann, a lightning rod of the left, also may be poised to run for governor or senator, according to the political chatter. Either way, the longer Bachmann stays in office, the more she seems to rile her opponents nationwide with a style some call genuine, but others call clueless.

"For what pisses off the Democrats, it really energizes that conservative base she has," said Lawrence Jacobs, a political professor at the University of Minnesota. "This is not a strategic politician. This is a movement conservative. She's a true believer."

Bachmann, 52, is a born-again Christian -- she has said God called her to go to law school and to run for Congress -- who cut her political teeth in the Minnesota Legislature pushing for an amendment to ban same-sex marriage. She won election to the U.S. Congress in 2006, going against the wave of Republicans forced out of office that year. Since then, she's concentrated more on tax and spending issues. She was in the spotlight this week as she questioned Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a hearing about federal intervention in the financial system.

Bachmann told FOXNews.com her ultimate goal in Congress is to overhaul and simplify the tax code, while fighting the efforts of the Obama administration to expand government and increase the tax burden. She said President Obama has gone on a spending "blitzkrieg," and she argued that the recent flap over AIG bonuses is just another sign that Washington needs an exit strategy for its financial intervention.

As for her re-election last year, she said it was just proof of her appeal.

"The fact that people knew that I am who I say I am and I'll vote the way that I vote and do so unapologetically, that's one thing people appreciate," she said. "You know, we're the state that voted in Jesse Ventura."

"The nation needs all the conservative fighters we can get in D.C.," she added.
There's more at the link, but the conclusion to the article, a quote from political scientist Lawrence Jacobs, is worth citing: "The larger party infrastructure is about winning elections, and Michele Bachmann is about saving America ... Michele Bachmann is a microcosm of the tension between the Republican Party that wants to win elections and conservatives who want to fight and win policy battles. That is the core of it."

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UPDATE: Allahpundit posts
on Glenn Beck, so at least somebody's getting close!

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UPDATE II: Newsbusters defends Bachmann, in "
Matthews Calls Bachmann the 'Mata Hari of Minnesota'; Rolling Stone's Taibbi Says 'Guy Huffing Glue' More Sensible" (with video).

7 comments:

jgocht said...

Sedition: "Incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful [duly elected] authority."

The difference between sedition and treason consists primarily in the subjective object of the violation of the public peace and trust. Sedition does not consist of attempting to change the government by democratic means such as is proscribed by our representative [duly elected] democracy or by constitutional convention.

Simply stated, Representative Bachnann and two of her public yakker quislings, Hannity and Beck are tantalizingly close to advocating sedition; Defined above as the stirring up of rebellion against the [duly elected] government in power.

Treason by definition is the violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or state and has to do with giving aid to enemies or levying war. Sedition is more about encouraging the people to rebel, where treason is actually betraying the country.

Sedition may run a very close second to treason and in Bachmann's case represents its' featured ditsy and erstwhile handmaiden.

Olde soldier sends…

VinceP1974 said...

I'm utterly confused by this statement:

"Michele Bachmann is a microcosm of the tension between the Republican Party that wants to win elections and conservatives who want to fight and win policy battles. That is the core of it."

So the trade off is

The Republicans must...

Win elections with non-Conservatives

or

Run Conservatives who give a crap about the country and lose

What a clever way of saying that America should be a One Party state... everyone a Leftist Democrat while maintaining the pretense that it isn't.

And to the amusing moron above me.... nothing invites more mockery than a Leftist invoking sedition and treason.

Dave said...

jgocht,

Wow, the extreme mental gymnastics required to come up with that steaming pile of psychobabble bullsh*t must have been damned painful.

Hope you didn't give yourself a cerebral hernia.

On second thought...

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Treason by definition is the violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or state and has to do with giving aid to enemies or levying war...where treason is actually betraying the country.

By that definition, 90% of the enemy-coddling lefties should be rounded up and put on trial immediately.

-Dave

jgocht said...

"...By that definition, 90% of the enemy-coddling lefties should be rounded up and put on trial immediately.

-Dave
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"Only by your definition,Dave."

HAL...2001

jgocht said...

VinceP1974...said

"And to the amusing moron above me.... nothing invites more mockery than a Leftist invoking sedition and treason.

March 27, 2009 8:25 PM"
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Hey Vince...

I once was once a proud "moron" until Ace hung up my jock...

Do yah thunk you could get me back into his good "graces"...?

Olde soldier sends...!

Snooper said...

I guess you woke up the small minority of brave souls defending Rep Bachmann! GOOD JOB!

Snooper said...

I find it amazing how the libtards pretend to be the intellectuals they wish they were.

I was in "the field" when a libtard reporter asked me where we were going. I raised my rifle and said, "Get some".

These mental midgets on the left PROMOTE shredding the Constitution and when they are asked to reconcile their train of thoughts (trains derailed) they cannot because none of their mental issues can be reconciled with the US Constitution. Ever.

I have asked libtards to come onto my show and prove me wrong and none of them have. I wonder why that is.