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August 22, 2011
I see that Republican candidate Michele Bachmann is now "guaranteeing" gas will be $2 a gallon if she becomes president. Wow! As anyone familiar with the free market knows, there is only one way to guarantee that gas is going to be at the price set by a politician - price controls. Even the "lefty" President Obama hasn't suggested that. That puts Michele Bachmann to the left of Obama and the Democrats in Congress, even that lefty Bernie Sanders fromVermont. So in one day, Michele Bachmann has gone from right-wing darling to the very thing she claims to hate: a socialist!
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February 18, 2014
I'm glad to see Dr. Ben Carson is leading the Republican field of Presidential "hopefuls" - as in "I hope this isn't all they have to offer" ( "O'Malley lags behind Clinton," Feb. 17). I'm sure he will prove to be just as viable candidate as Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry... William Smith, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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NEWS
August 18, 2011
A Christian dominionist won the Republican straw poll in Iowa this weekend ("Bachmann wins; Perry's in," Aug. 14) Michele Bachmann believes that as an elected leader she has a divinely ordained duty to transform American government to the dictates of her Christianity, the separation clause of the First Amendment notwithstanding. Though Iowan voters don't represent America as a whole, liberals and progressives should never underestimate the right-wing predilections of the American people.
NEWS
May 5, 2013
When I read Stanley J. Glinka's recent letter defending the presidency of George W. Bush I wanted to laugh, but it was 6 a.m. and I did not want to wake up my still sleeping wife ("Stop blaming Bush," May 1). Now I know how people like Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin get elected to public office - they just play to the Know-Nothings out there who are eager to elect people just like them. You may think that is a nasty comment, but if the kind of revisionist thinking expressed in Mr. Glinka's letter is widespread in this country - and I am afraid it is - we are in trouble as a nation.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2011
Just one week after a winning interview with comedian Jon Stewart, Fox News host Chris Wallace stumbled in his conversation with what looked like a much friendlier guest, Michele Bachmann, the hottest new GOP presidential candidate. In response to what some analysts see as partisan and sexist claims that's she's "ditsy," Wallace asked her if she is a "flake" on his "Fox News Sunday" show. She wasn't amused. Neither were her followers -- or, apparently, the powers that be at Fox. Wallace offered a near-instant apology in his weekly "post-show" video.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | July 28, 2012
Like the ghosts of Shakespeare's Banquo or Dickens' Jacob Marley, the specter of the late commie-hunting congressman from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, will always be with us. It is summoned up today, by some on the left, who use it as a tool to thwart legitimate questions about people and ideologies that seek to destroy America. According to many commentators, the McCarthy spirit has inhabited Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann. In several letters to high-ranking government officials, Ms. Bachmann has raised questions about Huma Abedin, a Muslim-American, who is deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2011
Last week after "sting" video surfaced of counselors at the Michele Bachmann's Minnesota clinic appearing to practice a discredited form of 'therapy" intended to turn homosexuals into heterosexuals, I predicted the film would haunt her on the campaign trail. That haunting has already begun -- and it is only one of several problems she is now having to contend with. Once the video made it onto ABC  News last week, Bachmann was under fire. The video, which was shotwith hidden cameras by a gay advocacy group,  appeared in reports by veteran investigative correspondent Brian Ross.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2011
I saw a lot of Iowa straw poll coverage this weekend, and some of it was pretty awful. But nothing made me want to gag like this exchange between Mike Huckabee and Michele Bachmann Saturday night on Huckabee's weekly conflict-of-interest hour that Fox tries to present as a variety/talk show. Less than 48 hours after Fox News received high praise from me and other critics and analysts for its handling of the GOP presidential candidates debate, comes this sorry exchange. And understand, the praise Fox News received for Thursday's debate efforts was a result of the tough, journalistic questions posed by Bret Baier and Chris Wallace.
NEWS
By Thomas F. Schaller | July 12, 2011
In case you hadn't heard, Michele Bachmann is running for president as a self-proclaimed "constitutional conservative. " The Minnesota congresswoman, who is surging in the polls, believes the label is a strong selling point for her among Republican primary voters. She's probably right. But what, exactly, is a constitutional conservative? Ms. Bachmann, who boasts two law degrees, recently defined it this way: "I believe our founders knew what they were doing when they designed a limited government with specific, enumerated powers.
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By Luke Broadwater | August 10, 2011
Newsweek's crazy-eyes Michele Bachmann cover has been getting a lot of attention this week, especially from conservatives who are blasting the magazine for the unflattering image of the GOP frontrunner. (You've got to hand it to Newsweek editor Tina Brown. She knows how to stir up a controversy.)  Last night, liberal-leaning comedian Jon Stewart joined the Newsweek criticism, though not exactly for the same reasons that are making Republicans so upset.  "Newsweek, that's a s---y picture of Michele Bachmann," Stewart said.
NEWS
March 24, 2013
The Sun editorial "The GOP confronts its 'stuffy old men' problem" (March 19) was right on the mark. My solution is to divide the Republican Party in two. One part would consist of the conservatives, the religious right, the tea party, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and Michele Bachmann. You can throw in Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The other party would consists all Republicans who still maintain their principles but who don't have "no" in their vocabulary. They should nominate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for president.
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By Cal Thomas | January 12, 2013
As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated, depending on their party, policies and beliefs. Diane Sawyer broadcast a celebratory report last week on ABC's "World News Tonight" on which she gushed about the "record number" of 20 female senators. Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland also praised the Senate female population.
NEWS
November 12, 2012
I really had to mull my response to letter writer Ilene O'Connell ("Ashamed of the country that re-elected Obama," Nov. 8). Initially, I was incredulous and dismissive. I realize that won't help here. First, she could have looked up that he was a U.S. Senator first and that he campaigned for 16 months before becoming the nominee. She's had four years to get to know President Barack Obama and see what he accomplished. Liberals have rolled their eyes at the idea that any president controls the price of gas at anyone's pump.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | July 28, 2012
Like the ghosts of Shakespeare's Banquo or Dickens' Jacob Marley, the specter of the late commie-hunting congressman from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, will always be with us. It is summoned up today, by some on the left, who use it as a tool to thwart legitimate questions about people and ideologies that seek to destroy America. According to many commentators, the McCarthy spirit has inhabited Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann. In several letters to high-ranking government officials, Ms. Bachmann has raised questions about Huma Abedin, a Muslim-American, who is deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | July 1, 2012
"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. " --Sarah Palin, Aug. 7, 2009 The death panels are back. Sarah Palin's vision of a dystopian society in which the elderly and infirm would be required to justify their continued existence before a jury of federal functionaries has been widely ridiculed since she first posted it on Facebook three years ago. It was designated "Lie of the Year" by Politifact, the nonpartisan fact-checking website, something that would have mortified and humiliated anyone who was capable of those feelings.
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By Jules Witcover | March 5, 2012
That catchy little tune from "The King and I" that trumpets the virtues of "getting to know you, getting to know all about you" hasn't seemed to work out too well for the Republican Partythis year. Even after 20 or more televised debates among its presidential candidates, the voters seem to have learned more about why they don't care for them than why they do. From a starting gate of nine competitors, five have been driven from the race: Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry.
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By Luke Broadwater | June 29, 2011
We all know Michele Bachmann has a unique understanding of history: The founding fathers worked tirelessly to eliminate slavery, John Quincy Adams (America's sixth president) was a founder, New Hampshire is Massachusetts, etc.   Lucky for us, we all can now learn these little-known historical facts, thanks to Bachmann's new educational video.  Jimmy Kimmel premiered the video last night on his show. Who knew Napoleon conspired to kill America, the American revolution was fought over the King of England's "liberal agenda," and Frodo of "Lord of the Rings" played a key role in our country's independence?
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By Luke Broadwater | July 7, 2011
If there's one thing Tim Pawlenty's campaign will not tolerate, it's talking about how sexy GOP frontrunner Michele Bachmann is.  I mean, think about it from the former Minnesota governor's perspective: It's bad enough to lose to his state's congresswoman in an election, but losing to her in a "Hot or Not?" contest? Now that's crossing the line.   Thus, only hours after Pawlenty's national campaign chairman, Vin Weber, told The Hill about how sexy he thinks Bachmann is , he was forced to apologize.  "She's got hometown appeal, she's got ideological appeal, and, I hate to say it, but she's got a little sex appeal too," Weber told The Hill.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | February 21, 2012
The epidemic of 20 or more nationally televised debates has turned the 2012 presidential campaign into a political reality show. Tomorrow's installment in Arizona, in advance of its Feb. 28 Republican primary, will be the last before Super Tuesday on March 6, when 10 states will vote. Just when you thought the debate mania of the current campaign might never end, one or more of the four surviving candidates seem to be having second thoughts about the value and wisdom of so many talkathons.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | February 14, 2012
It's not unusual in politics for a party to nominate in haste and repent in leisure. In 2008, many Republicans feared before the election that they had chosen a loser in John McCain, and in 2004 many Democrats felt the same about John Kerry. It's known as buyer's remorse, and in both these cases, the concern was borne out in the outcome. Indeed, the phenomenon goes back at least to 1976, when the Democrats watched peanut farmer Jimmy Carter plod inexorably to their presidential nomination, and then were besieged with doubt about whether they had picked a loser.
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