Michele Bachmann plans her own State of the Union address

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Her party bypassed her for a leadership spot, so she's bypassing her party.
Michele Bachmann went to Iowa on Friday. She shook hands with the locals, huddled with GOP big shots, made a speech with scary talk about America looking like the Titanic, and forged ahead with her big tease about a possible presidential run.

On Tuesday, she's going to offer her own State of the Union address.

President Barack Obama will offer the real State of the Union address, of course. Seven-term Republican congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will offer the official Republican response. Then Bachmann plans to freelance.

Ryan's a guy whose economics ought to make a teabagger's pulse race. He wants to privatize Social Security, make individuals rather than employers responsible for their health insurance, gut the tax code in favor of something much simpler and less confiscatory, and more. He even likes to throw the red meat around with comments about Obama's America following "the failure of European socialism."

But Bachmann wants the spotlight again, and she's going to bypass her own party to get it. The Tea Party Express is going to livestream her version of the State of the Union -- and raise some cash at the same time.

Maybe we'll get some more of the Titanic talk she dished in Iowa, with Bachmann in the role of the Unsinkable Molly Brown, directing everyone to the lifeboats.


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Tammy Bruzek
Tammy Bruzek

I am in her district and have always voted against her. She is a victim of her own success. The more people get on her bandwagon the dumber and crazier she talks. Getting louder and louder all the time. I don't know why the people in my district don't realize that she wants nothing to do with us. She has somehow snowed these people into thinking they have enough money to be afraid of it being taken away by the little person all the while big business is in their back pockets sneaking it away. Her and her religious right exhibit the most unChristian like attitude toward everyone that doesn't look like them or have enough money to overlook that they don't look like them.

By the way ... less than 50% of the district voted for her. Do not tar us all with the same brush.

Tammy Bruzek
Tammy Bruzek

I am in her district and have always voted against her. She is a victim of her own success. The more people get on her bandwagon the dumber and crazier she talks. Getting louder and louder all the time. I don't know why the people in my district don't realize that she wants nothing to do with us. She has somehow snowed these people into thinking they have enough money to be afraid of it being taken away by the little person all the while big business is in their back pockets sneaking it away. Her and her religious right exhibit the most unChristian like attitude toward everyone that doesn't look like them or have enough money to overlook that they don't look like them.

Ch
Ch

This should be hilarious goldmine of ridiculous nonsense.

Amy_donahue
Amy_donahue

AGAIN, HART VAN DICKHEAD HOW THE HELL DO U HAVE A JOB AT CITYPAGES, THESE PEOPLE ARE AS DUMB AS YOU ARE, I THINK YOU WISH YOUR MOM WAS LIKE BACHMANN THEN MAYBE YOU WOULD HAVE GROWN UP WITH SOME BALLS..

Wellcareclinic
Wellcareclinic

the riots will first begin in minnesota the most socialist state with the most social of writers and readers.... unless michelle or some one can upright th e titanic...well..lets just let another 10 or 20 million illegals in on the feeding frenzy before th sship goes down. lets open the door to more welfare....so the few of us left paying taxes will cover for them.

mindboggeling
mindboggeling

Michelle, it is time to go away. Far, far away. You are an embarrassment to all of us in Minnesota. I don't understand the voters in your district at all. Either they are close relatives of yours or all insane. It doesn't matter because when you go you need to take them with you! Maybe you could all live on a commune in the desert some place. Start some religious group and you can be the way to heaven for them all. Instead of a constant pain in the butt for the thinking people of Minnesota!

Minnesota Nice
Minnesota Nice

Is this typical Henburg writing? Sexist, closed minded, homophopic, hateful. Does this writer represent the typical writing for the CityPages? If not, I'd think there are many articulate, thoughtful, open minded writers looking for a gig that will gladly replace this idiot and do a wonderful job!

whaleyboy
whaleyboy

Bachmann is hot. Since politicians are a bunch of liars as a group, I would rather listen to a lying hottie than a lying uglypoo.

Quique457
Quique457

THIS WOMAN IS A MORON....PLAIN AND SIMPLE

Minnesota Nice
Minnesota Nice

Another obvious Herr Obermann fan. What will you do to think on your own now that he is history? Michelle is my congresswoman and I'm agnostic, a landowner, property tax paying citizen who appreciates an open mind. It is obvious your education failed you. President Obama has called for toning down the hate but you show the true liberal socialized training you've received... closed minded, hateful and willing to get rid of anyone who doesn't think just like you. I'm really sorry for you but I will not be moving anywhere unless the taxes go up in this state. Then I'm taking my business to a state that prefers property owning, tax paying business owners. Unfortunately that means my employees will go on the unemployment line here! I hope you are not one of them?

Jeff
Jeff

Never stick your dick in crazy, man.

Joe
Joe

Sick dude... that's just.... that's wrong.

Zman
Zman

It amazes me how short memories folks have. When I spoke out against Bush I was called unpatriotic and ignorant of the facts by the right and you want to tone down the hate now? I hope you practice what you preach, doubt it. This woman is so ignorant of the facts it amazes me they still ask her to speak. Perhaps it is just the uneducated that enjoy listening to her talk and for eye candy.

mindboggeling
mindboggeling

Even her own party is upset with her. I have always wondered who are the people who are voting for this moron. What do you think of all her lies or do you actually believe them? And by the way the Democrats aren't the ones shooting people and encouraging violence dufus. I believe it was bachmann who said she wants the citizens of Minnesota "armed and dangerous"! I just don't understand how thinking people can listen to her idiotic rhetoric and believe it! I guess if thats what you want to believe you will believe it. I used to feel sorry for the people in Michelle's district and then you voted her ito office again!

lookng 4work
lookng 4work

Zman who gives a fck about George H. W. Bush. Read my post, It's President Obama that wants to tone down the hate. Your teachers failed you. Obama just spoke in Wisconsin and told the crowd that "sputnik" landed there. What an idiot - but I guess that is required for the office of President these days. 17 million unemployed and Obama says we need to create jobs here. Of course he and klobuchar will let another 1,250,000 "legal" workers with visas come in each year. 2.5 Million since Obama has been president. Klobuchar is worthless garbage who doesn't care about any minnesota worker except (illegal and H1B visas). screw them all.

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