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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Michele Bachmann to Endorse Mitt Romney

Posted by on Thu, May 3, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I don't know why this bugs me as much as it does:

While seeking the Republican nomination for president for much of last year, Michele Bachmann urged voters in her party to support her as the true conservative in the race — a plea that was an implicit dig at front-runner Mitt Romney.

But four months after dropping out of the race, the Minnesota congresswoman will endorse the presumed Republican nominee at an event Thursday in Portsmouth, Va., according to campaign officials.

Well, that's not exactly true. It's the same thing that bugs me about teabaggers who try to insist that they're not a Republican movement: it's just disingenuous. Bachmann is a purity Republican. She insists that the world has to be her way, or the world is wrong. Or at least, that's what she promises when she runs for office. Now that she needs money and cache for her Congressional race, she comes cowering back to the mainstream. This is more than standard political backstepping—I expect Newt Gingrich to say two completely contradictory things on two different days (sometimes at two different speeches on the same day). Bachmann pushes her own party rightward with the crazy shit she says about vaccinations and religion and taxes, but when she's called on to stand up for her principles, she can't do it. (Remember all her talk about innocent little twelve-year-old girls during the debates? Is she just forgetting about those innocent little twelve-year-old girls? Or did she never care about them in the first place?) That's the kind of exceptional wishy-washiness that makes people hate all politicians. I just wish that these purity candidates would stand up for what they supposedly believe in when their ideology crosses traditional Republican party lines. At least then I could respect them for that.


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Gay Dude for Romney 1
This isn't anything new.

Politicians, democrat and republican, have been compromising their principles ever since our republic was founded - for the good of their party. Voters, as well, often compromise their principles to vote for the lesser of two evils.
Posted by Gay Dude for Romney on May 3, 2012 at 9:01 AM · Report this
@1 Does it bother you at all, that you and 'Crazy Eyes' Bachmann both support the same candidate?
Posted by Ken Mehlman on May 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM · Report this
She should just go back home to Minnesota, strap on her dildo, be a dutiful wife just like the Bible says, and start giving her hubby exactly what he wants.
Posted by tniel on May 3, 2012 at 9:24 AM · Report this
Vince 4
That woman embodies everything wrong with politicians. She's a caricature of right wing women in general and she's made a career of robbing taxpayers despite her bloviations to the contrary.
Posted by Vince on May 3, 2012 at 9:28 AM · Report this
Paul said: "I just wish that these purity candidates would stand up for what they supposedly believe in when their ideology crosses traditional Republican party lines. At least then I could respect them for that."

Paul, that's not exactly true, because liberals mock Ron Paul for saying the exact same thing every time. His ideology crosses Republican party lines and he doesn't care. He just keeps asying it. But rather than respect him for it, you think he's just the crazy guy who talks about gold standards all the time.

Frankly, Republicans and Democrats are all just big jokes. They are both janus.
Posted by soldia on May 3, 2012 at 9:33 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 6
Mitt just jumped the Swiss banking shark.
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 3, 2012 at 9:33 AM · Report this
Gay Dude for Romney 7
@2 No, just as it probably doesn't bother you that Louis Farrakhan and you support the same candidate.
Posted by Gay Dude for Romney on May 3, 2012 at 9:36 AM · Report this
Backyard Bombardier 8
@5: They don't mock Ron Paul for being consistent. They mock him for beeing consistently loopy.
Posted by Backyard Bombardier on May 3, 2012 at 9:49 AM · Report this
Bauhaus I 9
Well, that's the way, isn't it? Politics? Politicians? They go on and on and on about the slime they are running against in the primaries, and when that slime gets the nomination....they all act like they can't wait to unzip him/her and give oral satisfaction.

It is true, though, that this was a generally understood chain of events - so people didn't criticize their primary rivals too deeply. No one likes eating their words. No one likes missing out on a possible appointment. That seems to have changed in the Republican Party. And the candidates all hope that memories are short. Has anyone ever not voted for someone in the general election because of what other candidates said about him/her in the primaries?

And all those Southern Baptist preacher-creeps who would have had us believe that Mitt was the Devil Incarnate a few weeks ago have their tongues so deep in his crack now as to sound like they are eatin' chitlins!'s our man now 'cause he'll do what the Bible says. Sigh. I'm moving to Oslo.
Posted by Bauhaus I on May 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM · Report this
Speaking of the most deserving when it comes to endorsements:



THU May 3, 4 pm - Jill arrives Seattle
THU May 3, 7 to 8 pm - phone interview with David Cobb on Humboldt County radio
FRI May 4, 3 to 6 pm - Reception in Olympia at the Urban Onion, 116 Legion Way
SAT May 5, 8 to 8:30 am - Skype conversation with Maine Convention
SAT May 5, 9 to 5 - Spring Gathering in Seattle at the Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave; see menu to left
Sat May 5, 6 to 9 pm - Openhouse/fundraiser at the Labor Temple again
SUN May 6, 12 noon onward - Port Townsend at the Port Townsend Senior Center, 620 Tyler St.
SUN May 6, 6:30 to 9 pm - Reception in Mt Vernon at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S 1st St, Rm 309
MON May 7, early AM - flying to SF…
Posted by sgt_doom on May 3, 2012 at 11:08 AM · Report this
merry 11
"money and cache"

Do you mean 'cachet'? Or is it that she needs to establish a stockpile of food high up on stilts so that bears can't reach it?
Posted by merry on May 3, 2012 at 11:44 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 12
@9 going to see the trial for the guy who shot all those civilians, and many kids?
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM · Report this
If Bachmann is involved then there is a some pegging going on. As a Virginian I want these clowns out of my state ASAP. Maybe the Rombot 2.0 will take McDonnell with him when he leaves?
Posted by DrSlipnSlide on May 3, 2012 at 12:09 PM · Report this
The problem with the Tea Party is that everything is a matter of principle with them. Consequently they are unwilling to compromise on anything. That might work for an elected executive, such as the president or a governor, but it does not work for legislators who need to reach compromises for the system to function.
Posted by Charlie Mas on May 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM · Report this
Bauhaus I 15
9: No, Will. That isn't the attraction. I'm thinking that when you turn on the TV there, you won't have to listen to Mitt and his band of merry-men decrying that everything will be solved if only we would cut taxes,etc. I need a rest from all the crap.
Posted by Bauhaus I on May 3, 2012 at 2:58 PM · Report this

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