Page 7 of 36 FirstFirst ... 5678917 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 358

Thread: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

  1. #61
    Noblesse oblige
    Ockham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Jersey
    Last Seen
    01-27-17 @ 07:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    23,909
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I saw deep fried Coke at the Texas state fair....
    Must be hell on the sinuses.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


  2. #62
    pawn in the game of life
    pragmatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    10-17-17 @ 05:33 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,984

    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yeah...the media told me that. That's it.....

    Look: Paul is a fringe element lunatic who has zero chance, but keep telling yourself otherwise. It will be fun to watch.
    Think Ron Paul does have pleasant common sense ideas and can appreciate why he has a following. But enough of his ideas are "out of the mainstream" that he isn't going to get the nomination.

    That and the fact that every time I see/hear Ron Paul, the picture in my head is of the crotchety old man down the street hollering: "Hey you kids, get off of my lawn...!!!".




    .


    “Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.”

  3. #63
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    11-22-17 @ 04:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,858

    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Source: USA Today

    What is really impressive is that Paul was a mere 150 votes from winning himself. Unfortunately the fact he did not win gives the media an excuse to focus on the big win for Bachmann and the big loss for Pawlenty while completely glossing over the runner-up and the polls putting him third at 16% in Iowa.
    A lot of young folk seem to like Paul here, but I think some conservatives may want to help Obama by pushing Bachmann. I don't think Paul can win the general election either, but at least he has a few decent thoughts.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

  4. #64
    He's the most tip top
    Top Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:01 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    22,309

    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Her winning shows just how screwed up the republican party is....When obama ran and I did not vote for him...it was all about how unqualified he is...and now Bachman is qualified to be president? you gotta be kidding me....
    Do Republicans actually believe this nutbag can beat Obama? Really?

  5. #65
    pawn in the game of life
    pragmatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    10-17-17 @ 05:33 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,984

    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    A lot of young folk seem to like Paul here, but I think some conservatives may want to help Obama by pushing Bachmann. I don't think Paul can win the general election either, but at least he has a few decent thoughts.

    My opinion is neither will Bachmann. She won't get past the primary, let alone the general election....


    “Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.”

  6. #66
    He's the most tip top
    Top Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:01 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    22,309

    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    It absolutely blows me away at the lack of a viable candidate from the republicans. I don't see any one of them that can beat Obama. And that's pretty amazing condidering how vulnerable he is.

  7. #67
    Noblesse oblige
    Ockham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Jersey
    Last Seen
    01-27-17 @ 07:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    23,909
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    It absolutely blows me away at the lack of a viable candidate from the republicans. I don't see any one of them that can beat Obama. And that's pretty amazing condidering how vulnerable he is.
    A pile of sand can beat Obama.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


  8. #68
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    11-22-17 @ 04:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,858

    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    My opinion is neither will Bachmann. She won't get past the primary, let alone the general election....
    I tend to agree.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

  9. #69
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    11-22-17 @ 04:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,858

    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    A pile of sand can beat Obama.
    It may be comforting for you to think that, but it isn't likely true. Republicans will have to feild a reasonable candidate. Those who vote who are not so partisan will be leery of someone like Bachmann.
    Last edited by Boo Radley; 08-14-11 at 04:29 PM.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

  10. #70
    Professor

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Last Seen
    11-21-14 @ 03:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    2,120

    Re: Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, keeps momentum

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    A pile of sand can beat Obama.
    And a pile of sand would likely beat Bachmann as well. I would personally vote for the sand as I feel it would do less damage than she would.

Page 7 of 36 FirstFirst ... 5678917 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •