Posts Tagged ‘Michele Bachmann’


Iowa Caucus

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
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I am now officially back from my Turkish vacation, eating my half kilo of Turkish Delights and reading about the Iowa Caucus.  I think this may just be me, but I sometimes like to imagine a political race like watching American Gladiators, especially “The Eliminator,” and see how they survive.  Herman Cain could not defeat the “sex scandal” obstacle, and it seems as though Michele Bachmann has hit the “popularity snag.”  And Mr. Gingrich may lose the hike over “morality mountain.”  We look at the top three contenders from the Iowa Cacus, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul.  Now Romney technically won the Iowa Caucus, by 8 votes.  In the sports world that’s a photo finish, but in a political primary that means absolutely nothing.  Considering that Romney and Santorum each held roughly 24.6% of the vote, and Paul held about 21% of the vote.  The Republicans were hoping that the Iowa caucus would give a better indication of who would be the candidate to defeat Obama, or at least who would be the “anti Romney” candidate and now the party is more disjointed than ever.  Now we will see more trash talk and villany pulled out of these candidates with average citizens having to pick from the best of back stabbers and cheats?!  Most Democrats I know see the Republican race as a melodrama being played out on national television for their entertainment, and it is, because the party will not be strong enough to defeat Obama if they can’t get their party in order.  On to New Hampshire, bring a towel though to wipe your face from all the mud these candidates will be slinging at each other.

 

Your 2012 Republican Candidates…. Michele Bachmann Final Edition

Saturday, December 17th, 2011
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For the final edition of Your 2012 Republican Candidates I bring you Michele Bachmann, the reason I went in backwards alphabetical order.  Michele Bachmann is famous for being the honey of the Tea Party.  Bachmann is a fiery Republican who is known for strong rhetoric, and sometimes questionable lapses in judgment and fact checking.  Bachmann has drawn criticism from both the right and the left on her stances of gays, religion, taxes, and politics in general.  She calls herself a Constitutional Conservative, although I question what she really means by that.  I am entertained that the photos she uses on her website are the same ones used on many other republican websites, I don’t know if they stole from her or if she stole from them but it is still funny to me.  It seems funny to me that the more “high-profile” a candidate is the less that is actually on their website.  They tell you that, Obama is wrong and I wouldn’t do what he did, but they won’t tell you what they will try to do.  It just bugs me.  What also bugs me is that her website doesn’t display the Christian conservatism that she is so well-known for.  Maybe you already can tell but this woman bothers me, mostly because she has very little grasp on foreign issues and would scare the crap out of me if we ever had to go to war.

 

Is the Tea Party Still A Factor in 2012

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Well short and simple, yes!  But not as much as in 2008.  Where is this coming from?  As Republican candidates are debating for their chance to face president Obama in the 2012 election we as the American people get a front row seat on televised, or YouTube if you are like me and live overseas currently, debates.  Now the thing we all have to remember is that the people who vote in primary elections are not the “average” voter.  They are not the everyday middle of the road voter.  Seventy to eighty percent of the voters in primary elections are the most conservative of Republicans and the most liberal of Democrats, and who are the most conservative of Republicans, that’s right those who belong to the Tea Party.  Now Mitt Romney has a problem, in a general election he could face Obama head to head, and has the charisma and the voting record to get conservative leaning Democrats and undecideds to vote for him, but the Tea Party and most conservative Republicans hate him.  Rick Perry on the other hand, governor of Texas, good start for Republican presidents, but I don’t think will be able to win a debate against Obama, this is the whole Nixon-Kennedy debates, and Obama is an excellent speaker.  We then have Michele Bachmann,  this Senator is an excellent speaker, could easily go toe to toe with Obama, the problem is she’s too conservative, and there is no way she could carry win into the general election, she’s too Tea Party.  So what will happen?  I don’t have a crystal ball, but I can easily see the Tea Party splitting the Republican Vote, either having a candidate against Obama who is too conservative, i.e Bachmann, or a third-party.  I would be surprised in Obama doesn’t win this election simply because the Republican party is still too divided.

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Your Republican Presidential Candidates… Vern Wuensche

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Hello readers.   As promised I will begin a series of weekly postings about the Republican Presidential candidates, that way if you are a Republican you can make an informed decision, and if you are not, then at least you know what you are talking about when you are mocking individual candidates.  First of all I would like to say that I am taking my list of candidates from the website 2012.republican-candidates.org .  I know that some of you out there will disagree with me not including such characters as Sarah Palin, but as of yet she has not declared her candidacy and I am not taking my time for people who won’t make up their minds.  So to begin the first candidate I will bring to you, in reverse alphabetical order is Vern Wuenche.

Verne Wuenche pronounced (win she) is a tenacious candidate who has spent his entire life proving people wrong and doing so on the regular person’s budget.  He is a business man out of the state of Texas.  Wuensche isn’t one of the most popular candidates but his points of view are very down to earth, and maybe a little naïve.  People on unemployment don’t want to work because they get money for free, so let’s take them off unemployment so they will find jobs.  As opposed to realizing that these magical jobs don’t exist.  Wuensche ran in 2008 and was able to place 10th, in a field of 17 in the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries while only spending $36,159, which he is very proud about.  Here is the link of his beliefs and campaign point http://voteforvern.com/issues.html but the ones that really got to me were, eliminate unions, allow the line item veto, repeal the minimum wage, create a state based id card system (don’t we already have that?), reinstate ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ (why does he put that under national security?),focus on preventive health care, require proof of citizenship to vote (only american citizens can vote), institute term limits on congressmen, repeal hate crime laws (that’s an american value?).  Yes this guy who has a lot of point that people agree with also has a lot of points that make no sense whatever.  But alas he is one of the choices that Republicans have.  So let’s see what happens in Iowa again.

 

2012 Elections

Monday, September 5th, 2011
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Can you believe that almost four years ago the nation elected the first African-American president.  Now the question on many people’s minds is quite simple, will he get elected again.  In November 2012 the US will have another presidential election and the candidates are already gearing up on the Republican side.  It’s already been stated that President Obama will run for a second term on the Democrats side, so no need for a primary in that camp.  The Republican candidates are working their tails off for the February primaries where the die-hard Republicans will choose their candidate for President.  Now, why do I say die-hard is because during a primary that is all who votes.  The average voter is too lazy to vote in a primary election, but then complains about how the candidate doesn’t cater to the average voter.  That’s because the average voter only votes in November elections.  In the next few weeks I will be doing profiles of the information I can find on the internet, of the top contenders for president.  Currently I am doing research on Michele Bachmann, the controversial Tea Party Republican candidate.  I hope this will help all make informed decisions.