Bachmann in St. Louis: Defund the Left, Beware One-World Currency

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 3:22 pm

ST. LOUIS — Speaking to a packed hotel ballroom at the conservative How to Take Back America Conference, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said that exposes of “criminal tomfoolery” inside of ACORN could kick off a campaign to “defund the left.”

Bachmann was introduced warmly by Phyllis Schlafly, the iconic conservative activist whose Eagle Forum was the chief sponsor of the event. “She’s one of our Republican stars,” said Schlafly, “and some of you came here just to see her.” She got a second introduction from Dick Bott, a conservative radio host who briefly broke down talking about Bachmann’s hospitality to foster children.

Taking the stage, Bachmann thanked Schlafly, calling her an inspiration as a mother who transitioned into conservative politics, and said she considered the conference “a farewell party for ACORN!” The community organization group, she said, was the first, not the last, weak link in the liberal establishment.

“Defunding the left is going to be so easy,” said Bachmann, “and it’s going to solve so many of our problems.” She praised James O’Keefe III and Hannah Giles, the people behind the ACORN sting. “Hannah and James used Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ — that’s the community organizer’s bible — against ACORN! Brilliant!”

Bachmann touched on the priorities of Republicans if they retook Congress in 2010, to “pass repealer bill after repealer bill,” to prevent the creation of a one-world currency, and to pull the government back from the “36 percent of private business profits” that she claimed it now controlled. And she said Michigan residents were “depressed enough” without Gitmo prisoners being relocated to state facilities where they could inspire more terrorists.

“This is where they learn conversion to Islam!” said Bachmann. “In the prisons!”

After the speech, Bachmann had only a few minutes to sign autographs and collect a stack of CDs and books from fans who’d followed her into the lobby. I caught up to her as she headed outside and asked if she had any response to the murder of a Kentucky census worker, having noticed that the Census, a constant target for Bachmann, did not figure into her speech. Bachmann recoiled a little at the question and turned to enter her limo.

“Thank you so much!” she said.

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JupiterSuite
Comment posted September 26, 2009 @ 7:31 pm

So, will Barack be reprising his role as ACORN defense lawyer?

ACORN: Association of Criminals Obama Represented in the Nineties

“I've been fighting alongside of ACORN on issues you care about my entire career [including child "services", financial "services", and "voter" registration?] Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote in Illinois, Acorn was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.” –Obama, 2007

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Jordan Jenkins
Comment posted September 26, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

Why do Republicans think A.C.O.R.N. will win them elections? Did anybody watch the 3rd presidential debate? Aside from the ludacris amount times “Joe the Plumber” was mention, A.C.O.R.N. was brought up and Barack Obama addressed it. He still won, but if didn't work them, why would it work now?

Mr. Weigel, good for you for asking about poor Bill Sparkman. Rep. Bachmann should be worried. What is wrong with Kentucky law enforcement that they haven't started a homicide investigation yet? Clearly poor Bill Sparkman was murdered and his killer(s) wanted his body to be discovered quietly. I mean the Daniel Boone Forest is huge and yet they strung up his body in a cemetery that it used and maintained. Even if that family visiting a relative's gravesite hadn't found him, eventually the sexton would have.


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Comment posted September 26, 2009 @ 7:43 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you your 2010 GOP slogan: Socialism, ACORN, and Uppity Negroes – Because It Worked So Well For Us In 2008


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mnblue
Comment posted September 26, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

Michele Bachmann has got to go! Democratic candidate Dr. Maureen Reed is running against her and she is the ticket to beating Bachmann's craziness! You can learn more about Maureen, and donate, at:
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chrisjay
Comment posted September 26, 2009 @ 8:39 pm

This sorry imitation of a human being should be held accountable for the lynching of the census worker in Kentucky. Either that or she can be designated Empress of Kentucky—We'll build a wall around the state to protect Bachmann and her scumsucking subjects from foreigners, non-whites, non-Christians & Feds. Oh, and from federal dollars and services, of course.


Kris_Kringle
Comment posted September 26, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

Dude, you got to talk to a crock star!


mardod
Comment posted September 26, 2009 @ 9:12 pm

It's easier for the GOP to focus American's dissatisfaction with the country's myriad problems (most of which were caused by the GOP over the last 8 years), by aiming it all at a few select groups than debating the complex policy issues we face. It's a tactic that's worked for them for so long, they don't know how else to respond. In Bachmann's case, though, I think she actually believes the bile she's spewing. She's never come across as being all that bright.


Irish_Wake
Comment posted September 26, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

Don't dismiss the 'defund the left' idea. Remember, the right has followed the same idea applied to federal government – Reagan referred to it as 'starving the beast'.


jennifergordon
Comment posted September 26, 2009 @ 11:08 pm

This crazy lady is typical of republicans who try to scare the public about the evils of government. They talk about the incompetence of government and use the word “bureaucrat” to conjure up an image of nefarious types of people working in civil service. They hate programs that offer any kind of safety net and abhor the concept of the common good. They believe that taxes should only be paid on income that is earned through actual labor; unearned, inherited wealth and income derived from investments and capital gains should never be taxed lest their trust fund constituents have to pay their fair share.
Since the Bachman-types of Washington so obviously despise the government and see it as a force of evil trying to impose itself upon their individual freedoms and rights, why on earth do they spend so much time and effort trying to get elected to serve in the government? Why do they so desperately want to be part of the government they claim is so terrible, incompetent and corrupt?
They spend most of their terms in office running for reelection and whore themselves out to the special interests and groups that will give them enough money to defeat their opponent so they can keep their government job.
Is Michele Bachman really that stupid that she doesn't see what a hypocrite she is or is she just a liar who happily sucks on the government teat?
Personally, I think Bachman and her crazy band of birthers, teabaggers and death panel predictors are the first ones in line when it comes to getting their share of the benefits our government has to offer, but delude themselves into believing they are true libertarians that don't need oppressive government in their lives. I think they should go and live in the libertarian paradise of Somalia and then they can experience all the freedom from government that they can possibly stand!


thorneycroft
Comment posted September 26, 2009 @ 11:12 pm

Now that someone's commited an act of terror by murdering a census worker for being a federal employee maybe we can send Bachman to Guantanamo for being a right wing terrorist leader. It's a good thing the USAPatriot act was renewed.

The funny thing is it wouldn't even be unconstitutional. Suspension of habeas corpus is constitutional during a rebellion and taking a census is one of the constitutional functions of the federal government, advocating non compliance with the census therefore constitutes an act of rebellion and Michelle Bachman may find herself lawfully jailed for the rest of her life without charge. Oh well, no great loss.


chrisjay
Comment posted September 27, 2009 @ 12:36 am

Got to make sure that the Demo leadership is not so spineless as to go along with defunding ACORN while ignoring the fraud among defense contractors which DWARFS the fraud alleged here.


wayoutwest
Comment posted September 27, 2009 @ 12:49 am

The Defund ACORN Act may blow up in the Right's face. Because it was written so poorly by these brilliant legislators it may apply to the whole Military Industrial Complex. Rep. Bachmann and Rep. Boner have pulled a real boner and may cause trouble for the corporations who fund their campaigns.

They will probably have to go to the Supreme Court and beg that they overturn their law as unconstitutional. If that happens ACORN may get its funding renewed.

The Repubs prove again that government doesn't work, especially when they govern.


littybell
Comment posted September 27, 2009 @ 1:47 am

The singling out to defund one group does not pass the constitution smell test (Bills of attendar are banned under Article one). You are going to have to include Black Water, Lockheed Martin, Northorp Gruman, KBR, ArmorGroup. DynCorp in that little passive aggressive conservative dragnet. So go ahead, defund ACORN but if you cannot do the same for these federally funded companies who have done the same things that ACORN is currently accused of and WORST. But hay, never mind a little thing like the constitution, lets just scape goat ACORN so the Repubs can have something to tout during mid term elections


majii
Comment posted September 27, 2009 @ 3:49 am

You can't have it both ways. Now which is it? Was Obama working for ACORN or was he the head of ACORN?
The GOP= revisionist historians, along with Fox News, the we distort, lie, and support the republicans network.
You all are irrelevant to President Obama, as seen by his round of interviews with every network last Sunday, except Fox News.
Have you teabaggers received a response from him regarding your cries for attention as demonstrated at the August townhalls yet? LOL


capatinpiett
Comment posted September 27, 2009 @ 5:47 am

The problem with a person like Bachmann is her words are real and for record; encouraging people to cut their own wrists; the Census blowup, etc. This is not a Judas Priest/Ozzy Osbourne
or Zeppelin “masked” or “subliminal” message on an album but very real and not afforded
the same protections as film or songs,as they are not intended to be taken as an actual
call to act.

Her statements may have incited unhinged persons in an area already known as a hotbed
of anti-Federal sentiment; low education and high drug and unrefined alcohol production
and distribution. In addition, her inflammatory claims about the elected President, who, btw,
did not need Daddy's wealth and GOP justices to become CIC, can be interpreted as
an incitement of insurrection.

She is a Class A fraud and nutcase. If I had my druthers, this is what I would do:

Arrest and incarcerate her; try her for various charges of incitement and inciting/inspiring
violence against a Federal agent.

When she is sent to prison, send a bill to her family reflecting the costs of trial and imprisonment with the following message:

Dear Houses of Bachmann & Amble (her maiden name),

I regret to inform you that Michele has been convicted of incitement of insurrection against the
Republic.

She was an incompetent, yammering boob and she will be missed by none. I have allowed the staff to pillage her personal belongings, which is why we have enclosed nothing but the sole remaining item: a torn advertisements page from a magazine of midget pornography. May it shock and disturb you, and may you think of it always when you remember your dearly jailed kin, the ninny.

Know also that her limitations as a sub-par American and human being caused the deaths of one of Federal government's loyal workers , whose funeral expenses will appear on your next tax assessment.

Traitors deserve noting less.


Anais
Comment posted September 27, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

Thank you, Mr. Weigel, for holding Michele Bachmann accountable for her inflammatory words against the U.S. Census. It seems you are the only reporter to do so. Public officials must be held accountable when they use words to inflame constituents because there is the possibility these constituents might then take it upon themselves to enforce their points of view with violence.


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24AheadDotCom
Comment posted September 27, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

What's hilarious about this sad story is that over a year ago, I chided Weigel for just being a lightweight hack who's afraid to ask people with power questions (search for “Sinclair” here: reason.com/blog/show/128124.html). Yes, that's right: the only previous time that I'm aware of that Weigel has confronted someone was Larry Sinclair.

Now – working for a Soros-funded pseudo-paper – he's a regular MikeStark, and just as sleazy.

P.S. Here's a list of around fifty people who are politicizing this case. When the facts come out, don't ever let them forget it.


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24AheadDotCom
Comment posted September 27, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

Minor correction, but because – unlike Weigel – I care about getting things right, there are only about 24 people listed at the link. The total number of entities trying to politicize this is about fifty when all their various publications (such as this site) are included.


davidehrenstein
Comment posted September 27, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

ACORN is Republican for “Nigger!”


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Comment posted September 27, 2009 @ 11:38 pm

“Dick Bott” is a perfect generic name for today's Republicans.


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Comment posted September 28, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

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Comment posted September 28, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

You know, it's true that Michele and Marcus Bachmann have shown tremendous goodwill to foster children. That is a nice thing that they're doing. But they're not solving the underlying systemic issues that cause children to end up in the foster care system – issues like economic injustice, bad schools, unfair criminal prosecutions that disproportionately attack minorities, etc.


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Piffle.

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