Michele Bachmann betrayed tea party with PATRIOT Act vote

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Did Bachmann vote against liberty?
Right before she showed up at CPAC and received a drubbing in its presidential straw poll, Rep. Michele Bachmann voted for a a temporary extension of the PATRIOT Act, and proudly announced the vote on her Facebook page:

"As a mother of five and a foster mother to 23 children, I voted for these authorities so that our laws keep pace with the evolving threats posed by terrorists," she said.

Bad move.

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The chairwoman of the House Tea Party caucus promptly found her Facebook page under attack from tea partiers who couldn't believe she voted in support of a law that grants the federal government all kinds of prying access into the lives of ordinary citizens.

Here's a sample:

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Bachmann is the congresswoman who has insisted that her colleagues be able to cite the specific passage in the Constitution that validates any bill before the House. She created classes on the Constitution, the first of which was taught by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Then, when she had a chance to stand up for liberty, she voted to keep in place a law tea partiers see as fundamentally at odds with liberty.

Liberty, it seems, is in the eye of the beholder.

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MagiforChrist
MagiforChrist

She won't be getting my vote, I already decided in favor of Ron Paul.

justin evans
justin evans

I love it when republicans make democrats look conservative.

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Ron Paul Shirts

Yeah, this will pretty much kill any chance of her being anything but a sideline distraction for a day or two. Thank goodness the Patriot Act extension vote adequately shows the rhinos in the room. Buh-bye Bachmann.

KathleenRileyDaniels
KathleenRileyDaniels

She doesn't like seeing the truth on her Facebook page -- if you post it, you too will be scrubbed. Guess constituents aren't welcomed by their elected employee...

kae granley
kae granley

I would like to know how much Michele was paid to foster 23 kids, monies and food stamps, gas mileage, and anything else she charged the state for? Has any of thee 23 kids ever stood up and said how wonderful she is? It looks like she used their lives as a business and political fluff.

Pay attention
Pay attention

"Stop calling yourself a conservative and a tea partier and join the democrat party"

The Patriot Act was created by a congress in which only 1 person voted against it. That person happened to be a Democrat. It was created and later extended by a conservative Republican president. Don't forget that when the Democrats do the same thing. The problem isn't one party or the other. It's both.

Lookitup
Lookitup

LIberal = smart.Conservative = dumb.

Freedom
Freedom

What's the going price for her head?

Ash
Ash

"Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country."-Ronald Reagan

Imbill3
Imbill3

I don't care if she's a mother of 5 or a nazi .. she voted to take away the constitutional rights of every man woman and child in America and she's nothing but another political hack !

Dennis
Dennis

I would remind my Tea Party friends that Bachmann is right on this. The Constitution is not a suicide pact.

Cory Martin
Cory Martin

*I* care that the hypocrisy of a monster like Bachmann is finally getting some long overdue attention.

Bo
Bo

Who cares if all of these people agree on everything all the time?

Crunch
Crunch

Kae, you are right on point! Foster kids are a Big business.... So much so that women are being forced by some states to have a sonogram before they have an abortion!

Leggy6
Leggy6

Wrong, Ron Paul voted against it and he is a republican.

Proud Conservative,
Proud Conservative,

Interesting how you forgot to mention in your history of the Patriot Act that the obama administration EXPANDED the act and are now throwing up road blocks to prevent it from being removed. In fact, it is probably the biggest single reason the obama admin even exists. It was used constantly to make voters consider that the Bush admin didn't care about the people and were compromising their personal information. But after election, obama embraced the same act they earlier painted as satanic. So who is in bed with the devil now?

Pay attention
Pay attention

"It was created and later extended..."

This is supposed to read "It was signed into law by..."

djfanon
djfanon

Democrat = DumbRepublican = DumbAmerican Voters = Clueless

Josephine
Josephine

Lets see what you say when the Commies come callin on you

morgino
morgino

So how do you feel about illegal seach and seizure, eminent domain and search warrants? Apparently it doesnt matter to you that the govt can roll over anyone in this "free" society as long as you feel safe. You my friend are a huge pussy

Scott
Scott

Man up and provide for your own security instead of cowering and letting the government take away your rights under the guise of security. You're pathetic.

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