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Michele Bachmann, please proceed

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To quote President Obama as he watched his presidential opponent Mitt Romney commit political suicide during a debate, "Please proceed," Michele Bachmann. No seriously. Proceed. Please. This country needs a little levity. As Rachel Maddow put it in the above segment, she is the "living, breathing embodiment of the crazy in American politics. It's almost an American pastime to watch Michele Bachmann do her thing."

But Maddow also added, "She's more influential than she gets credit for... She may look like a kooky also-ran all the time, but she also has a way of saying things that stick."

Oh stop being so even-handed and astute, Rachel. You're ruining all our fun.

Via Real Clear Politics:

The Minnesota congresswoman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate told RealClearPolitics on Tuesday that she is considering a second White House run.

Bachmann made the revelation during an interview, in which she was asked for her view on whether any Republican women might seek the Oval Office in 2016.

“The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running,” she replied. “They haven’t speculated, for instance, that I’m going to run. What if I decide to run? And there’s a chance I could run... Like with anything else, practice makes perfect,” she said. “And I think if a person has gone through the process -- for instance, I had gone through 15 presidential debates -- it’s easy to see a person’s improvement going through that.”

There are more quotes from Bachmann at the link.

Fasten your seat belts...

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AUDIO: Michele Bachmann is twerk-free!

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A few days ago, Paddy posted Video- SNL: We Did Stop (The Government), a strangely entertaining little parody starring "John Boehner" and "Michele Bachmann" (as played by tongue enthusiast Miley Cyrus). They spoofed the GOP shutdown with their version of “We Can’t Stop."

The "real" Michele Bachmann commented about all that and more in a conference call on a conservative talk show hosted by Rusty Humphries. After going into her usual "impeach President Obama" routine, she responded to the SNL sketch.

Via Right Wing Watch:

...Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota suggested that the House hold hearings on impeaching the president. Bachmann said that “impeachment is the stain” on the presidency and “We can have an impeachment hearing in the House and in my mind the President has committed impeachable offenses.”

Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever so anyway blah blah blah...

Bachmann:

“You know, I have a good sense of humor and I never take that personally."

"...The Monday after Saturday Night Live aired, we had a lot of calls in the office, and we had people thought that actually was me in the skit. And let me tell you, as a 57-year-old woman, it’s been a long time since I’ve been confused for a 20 year old.”

“I’ve never done twerking in my life and I don’t intend to take it up.”

Twerk-Free Bachmann? I never thought I'd say these two words to 'Chele, but here I go: Thank you.

H/t: My pal @Anomaly100 at FreakOutNation

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What giddy Republicans have said about their government shutdown, how one Dem responded

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Shortly before the federal government shut down at midnight, Rep. John B. Larson (D-Conn.) had a little something to say on the House floor.

"Do you stand with your country? Or do you want to take it down this evening? Stand up for your country!"

Here's what a few conservatives had to say about the shutdown, courtesy of an email sent to me by the Democratic party:

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They're positively giddy! Why? Because their little shutdown is intentional - The GOP Secret Game Plan.

Don't you think it's a little odd that Raffy Cruz, Michele Bachmann, and Marco Rubio are getting a chill up their leg over what they have done to us?

shutdown listAnd it's all because they:

  1. Hate President Obama
  2. Hate government (despite the fact that they have government jobs paid for by you and me)
  3. Hate the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), which means they...
  4. Hate keeping their fellow Americans alive and healthy. And finally, they...
  5. Hate looking forward to the day that they can't pull in donations by merely mentioning the word "Obamacare"

outreach my ass reach out inclusive

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Paging Olivia Pope! Michele Bachmann hires "fixer" to "clean up mess"

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Michele Bachmann's been in hot water lately. For example:

It is now getting so jittery in Michele World that she has summoned her very own quasi-Olivia Pope, because her crises certainly need management.

Via Roll Call:

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has brought in a new treasurer for her congressional campaign and leadership political action committee in the wake of a federal grand jury probe, a potential House Ethics investigation and a possible inquiry from the Federal Election Commission.

Nancy Watkins, a well-known campaign finance treasurer in GOP circles, submitted paperwork a few weeks ago naming her the new treasurer of both campaign accounts for the Minnesota Republican. Watkins is still the treasurer for Bachmann’s failed 2011 presidential bid, and despite allegations of impropriety surrounding that campaign, Watkins’ stewardship of that account has not been questioned.

She is a fixer, in terms of coming in and cleaning-up the mess that other people left behind,” said Brett Kappel, a campaign finance lawyer at Arent Fox.

Yes indeedy, Bachmann's in legal trouble. That sound you hear is Rep. Family Values' hypocrisy hitting the fan.

An Office of Congressional Ethics report released Wednesday said there was “substantial reason” to believe that Bachmann authorized or failed to prevent illegal contributions between her campaign committees, and that she improperly mixed promotion of her book, “Core of Conviction,” with her presidential campaign activities.

As Rachel Maddow says, "Watch this space."

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VIDEO: "If you value your life, please seek shelter from Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry leaves trail of death, Rubio sucks"

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Adam Mordecai  posted some brilliant video snarkitude at Upworthy that caught my eye:

There are members of Congress who don't understand or accept basic science concepts. This hilarious video is dedicated to them.

Dedicated to the ignorant, stubborn, backward, self-serving Republicans who lack foresight and continue to cater to Big Oil, Mother Earth and her inhabitants be damned.

This one is a must-watch:

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Even though she's retiring, Bachmann still fundraising on her campaign website saying Dems "trying to defeat her"

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Here is what you see if you click on Michele Bachmann's campaign's donation page:

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Obama and the Democrats are targeting Michele for speaking out against their extreme liberal agenda. They will do, say and spend whatever it takes to defeat her.

Please make a secure online contribution today to help defend Michele and the conservative values we share!

That would be the same Michele Bachmann who said she won't run for re-election.

The very same Michele Bachmann who frequently finds herself in hot water (Can Michele pray this away? FEC fines Bachmann $8,000 for 2010 campaign finance violations).

Why does she still have her hand out? Targeting Michele for what? Getting into ethical and legal trouble? Embarrassing herself? Retiring? Being herself? Here's an idea, Michele: Stop drawing those bullseyes and we'll stop aiming.

Still, you never know what she's capable of; after all, there's always the Senate, right?

eek!

But with all the baggage she's lugging around, a Senate run seems unlikely... or does it?

Smart Politics:

Nearly two weeks after announcing she would not seek a 5th term from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, Republican Michele Bachmann's congressional campaign website is still locked and loaded to take in money. [...]

Bachmann has not officially ruled out another campaign in the current 2014 cycle or beyond - recently telling FOX's Sean Hannity, "I may run for another public office."

However, since her retirement announcement, Representative Bachmann has not issued a tweet on her campaign Twitter account, a press release on her campaign web site, or a post on her campaign Facebook account.

How can we stop targeting you miss you if you won't go away?

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Palin Version 2.0: Bachmann will "cash in before she becomes politically irrelevant."

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Today's Los Angeles Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "Bachmann bows out of House race," May 30

Now that Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann's star is waning in Washington, she will do what 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin did and cash in before she becomes politically irrelevant. Watch for the 2012 GOP presidential primary candidate to make millions delivering speeches, becoming a conservative media star with her own television or radio show, writing a book or doing something else lucrative.

It is all very predictable these days — national politics as a stepping stone to great wealth in the partisan celebrity-media circus.

Joel Anderson

Studio City

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