Michele Bachmann paid Bush speech writers $5,000

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Blame the speech writers!
Michele Bachmann is a force of nature when it comes to raising campaign cash. She busted all kinds of fundraising records in her 2010 race for re-election to Congress. She hauled in $2.2 million in the first three months of this while teasing everyone with the idea she might run for president.

But then we found out how she spent some of that cash: Bachmann paid $5,000 to former President George W. Bush's speech writers.

The Star Tribune unearthed that little factoid in a review of her most recent FEC records. And it got us wondering, which speech did they write?

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Was it the January speech to Iowa anti-taxers in which she wrote the slave trade out of American history?

"It didn't matter the color of their skin, it didn't matter their language, it didn't matter their economic status. Once you got here, we were all the same. Isn't that remarkable?"

Was it the epic March gaffe in which Bachmann told twice told New Hampshire Republicans that the Granite State was the cradle of the Revolutionary War -- rather than neighboring Massachusetts?

"You're the state where the shot was heard round the world in Lexington and Concord. And you put a marker in the ground and paid with the blood of your ancestors the very first price that had to be paid to make this the most magnificent nation that has ever arisen in the annals of man in 5,000 years of recorded history."

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Or was it the speech the other day to teabaggers in South Carolina where she conveniently attributed the 2008 Wall Street bail out to Barack Obama, even though Obama wasn't president.

"When he came in as the president of the United States," she said of Barack Obama yesterday in South Carolina, "he decided we had to have this $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. He's the best friend that Wall Street has ever had."

We think Bachman should demand her money back if Oval Office Writers had anything to do with such epic blunders. Either that, or she starts blaming them for helping turn her into a laughing stock. She never would have made those errors on her own.

Oh. Wait. This has been going on a while.

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Obama the candidate promised to close Guantanamo Bay and try Muslim terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammad in the US. Now that Obama is running for re-election Obama will follow the bush doctrine and try them in Guantanamo.

Candidate Obama promised to balance the budget then spent 5 trillion bucks.

Candidate Obama promised to spend 800 Million to keep unemployment under 8%. We now had twenty some months of 9% unemployment. Of course the labor department redefined the unemployment rate formula to get it down (it really is closer to 16%). And minority unemployment rate is higher than when he was elected. So much for being for the minority.

Obama was against the bush tax policy before he was FOR it and then against it again – all within the last three months.

Obama’s 4 trillion tax cut is about 1 trillion after you figure out his 2011 budget raises spending by 3 trillion. Of course then he is going to have another budget because Ryan was serious.

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Obama’s best business friend is GE who made 5 billion in 2010 but didn’t pay FED taxes.

Obama is a tool for Goldman Sachs.

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But no, you focus on a congressional rep because you are a sexist PIG! Obama SUCKS!

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