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    They don't vote as a block, the way Republicans do.
    in the senate all 60 dems voted for obamacare, in the house 218 of 252

    the stimulus passed the house with 244 dems for it and 11 opposed, in the senate the stim enjoyed blue support 60 to 0

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    Health care reform hasn't even been enacted yet, for the most part. We don't know how it's doing.
    Number of healthcare reform law waivers climbs above 1,000 - The Hill's Healthwatch

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Compare several Obama statements, and Bachmann statements
    well, since YOU ASKED...

    i don't know if trying to move ksm to a civil trial in downtown manhattan before the likes of lance ito is crazy or not

    but, in the context of united states, if not new york politics, it's awful dumb

    so is suing the PEOPLE of arizona for trying to do the feds' job, derelict now for decades, for them

    intruding into a local mosque debate in new york is kinda weird

    and thinking you might possibly effect positive change in iran by personally meeting with its leaders is downright loony

    and these aren't just comments, they're official white house policy

    a really expensive example:

    Obama: "No Such Thing as Shovel-Ready Projects" - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Clinton was Rhodes Scholar, Obama graduated top of his class, Jimmy Carter graduated near the top of his class.
    the topic of the op has a doctorate in tax law

    college transcripts, anyone?

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    How many redneck gun owners are democrat?
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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Just a few months ago, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s appointment to the intelligence committee drew mild resistance and private snickering from her Republican colleagues. Now, it’s becoming a central part of the narrative behind a presidential campaign that is quickly gaining steam.

    At Monday’s Republican presidential debate, Bachmann flexed her newfound national security credentials: She told the nation that Defense Secretary Robert Gates had been unable to identify a vital national security interest in Libya, and she discussed reports that the Al Qaeda branch in North Africa might be coordinating with the Libyan rebels. In doing so, she demonstrated a facility with national security issues that comes with regular access to high-level secrets.

    It was, quite simply, a different Michele Bachmann who emerged on stage at St. Anselm’s College in New Hampshire — a nuanced, focused and polished politician rather than the one-dimensional firebrand she’s been caricatured as in the past. If she is to make a serious run at the presidential nomination, Monday’s debate might be the turning point that gave the GOP establishment a reason to give her a second look.

    Bachmann is following a well-worn path for lawmakers who hope to become prominent national political figures. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi served on the intelligence committee, and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, previously known best for her work on domestic issues, sought a seat on the Armed Services Committee two years into her first term. Now, Clinton is the nation’s top diplomat as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state.

    Bachmann’s aspiration for higher office has been an open secret on Capitol Hill for quite some time. And while many viewed her choice of intelligence over a seat on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee as a sign she might run for president, those close to her say there’s a strategy behind her interest in intelligence.
    Michele Bachmann wields national security credentials - Jonathan Allen and Meredith Shiner - POLITICO.com

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No son, there hasn't been a GOP President who could be called an intellectual since.... well 30 years.

    Clinton was Rhodes Scholar, Obama graduated top of his class, Jimmy Carter graduated near the top of his class.

    Reagan never made it past a BA, Bush Sr got a BA in economics, Bush Jr got a degree in history...

    Again, as I've stated many times, the right doesn't have an intellectual leader to save its soul. Mostly bumpkins who barely make it through school and get by based on popularity.



    The right wing in this country and many others survives based on the support of farmers and country folks. Don't like it? Take it up with Nixon. The last intellectual in the GOP. He decided to try something called "The Southern Strategy".
    Don't believe in Historian as intellectual?
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Historians have got to be one of the most boring of intellectuals. I'd almost rather an art person and both produce an interesting intellectual very very rarely.

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