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Submitted for your disapproval, in case you haven’t already seen the clip elsewhere. Compare and contrast with the Fishbone original. The dumbest part of this, of course, is the drummer tweeting about it to make sure everyone got “the joke,” which defeats the purpose of disguising the insult. If you know the media’s going to be buzzing about it tomorrow, why not just call Bachmann a “lyin’ ass bitch” to her face? At least that way she’d get to defend herself and the show wouldn’t look like it’s stabbing her in the back.

A Twitter user asked the drummer last night, “you don’t think indirectly calling a guest on your show a ‘bitch’ might blow up in your face? & maybe it should? (I’m a democrat)”. Here was the response. Fallon himself tweeted a few hours ago that the drummer is “grounded” but we’ll have to wait ’til tonight’s show to find out if that means anything more than “please stop yelling at me about Bachmann.”

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     Texas Gov. Rick Perry asn’t physically present, but he was there. So was the presumptive GOP heir, Mitt Romney.

     But after the debate Thursday night, and the sttaw poll vote on Saturday, this moment belongs to Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann.

     Winning the Ames straw poll vote is not an overall indicator, but it is setting the scene for a GOP race that will not “be over” before the key states of Florida get to weigh in.

      Less than 12 hours after the straw poll results, the field has changed. Gov. Tim Pawlenty has withdrawn from the race. Rick Santorium was slightly bouyed by his results, albeit it may not transform into cash or votes.

        The pundits see the race going as follows: Bachmann will take the win in the Iowa caucus, Romney will take New Hampshire, and Perry will take South Carolina (no coincidence that he made his announcement in SC). So going into Florida, there will be a three way split to solidfy the forces. The dems will promote this as a party divide, but the actuality is that it may give the GOP a better chance at electing THE CANDIDATE, the one who can dethrone THE ONE!

        Fasten those seat belts, for its going to be a bumpy ride!!

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Michele Bachmann steadfastly refused Thursday to answer questions about her family’s business and finances, saying that she — not her husband — was the one seeking the White House.

The Minnesota Republican faced queries about Marcus Bachmann’s Christian counseling clinic that attempts to convert gay patients as well as her own beliefs on sexuality during a luncheon at the National Press Club. With her husband sitting nearby, Bachmann said she expected scrutiny as a candidate but questions about her family were off-limits.

“I’m running for the presidency of the United States. My husband is not running for the presidency. Neither are my children. Neither is our business,” she said.

“I am more than happy to stand for questions on running for the presidency of the United States,” she continued. “I have no doubt that every jot and tittle of my life will be fully looked at and inspected prior to November of 2012.”

Bachmann, who is campaigning hard ahead of next month’s debate and straw poll in Iowa, has steadfastly refused to discuss the family’s business that has faced criticism from gay rights groups. When asked to describe her beliefs on gay therapy, Michele Bachmann said she loved her husband of 32 years and then said her husband was not a campaign issue.

She also faced questions about her opposition to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Washington Post reported this week that its analysis of her loan documents suggests her family used those federally subsidized programs in 2008.

“Unlike all of you, who I’m sure paid cash for your homes, there are people out there like myself who actually have to go to a bank to get a mortgage. This is a problem: it’s almost impossible to buy a home in this country today without the federal government being involved,” she said.

“We need to get the federal government out of these programs.”

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NOTE: For those who have mortgages on their homes, the involvement of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac in the process is usually “out of your hands”, being done by the bank at the time of the mortgage.

     The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that sources in the Ohio Statehouse are furious with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for his public display of not backing Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling bill. They believe that they hold the cards to punish him as they redraw the Congressional districts:

Meanwhile, Speaker Boehner has spoken out against any “retribution” against Jordan:


     You just cannot make these things up:

They still haven’t uncovered Barack Obama’s college thesis but are determined to investigate and harass Michele Bachmann’s foster children.

Stephanopoulos: Finally one—one final question. I think one of the most impressive things that people find in your background is the fact that you and your husband have helped raise 23 foster children and I know you want to shield them but are they prepared and are you prepared for the loss of privacy that comes with the president campaign? And is that something you are concerned about for them?

Bachmann: Well when we were making this momentous decision we sat down for a long time as a family and contemplated what this was meaning and yes, we are ready. We have five wonderful biological children. Our last one is off to college our oldest one is a doctor. And then we had great – a great 23 foster children in our home as well. And as you can imagine and appreciate we’ve tried to keep a good handle on their privacy and we will do that, we will respect their privacy. We are thankful that we had them but we also want to observe their privacy and that of their families.

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from the Guardian UK:

She is a striking brunette with a decidedly outspoken attitude. She lambasts President Barack Obama as a socialist and has become the darling of America’s right-wing activists who flock to her appearances. She is hated by liberals and loved by conservatives.

Sarah Palin? Not quite. Meet Michele Bachmann, a Republican congresswoman from Minnesota who is being hailed as a new and increasingly powerful voice in American politics.

Bachmann, at 53, is a darling of the so-called Tea Party movement, which has campaigned vociferously against healthcare reform, the economic stimulus package and legislation to combat climate change. Her followers have been behind mass rallies in Washington and smaller ones all over the country. She has emerged as one of the most visible politicians in America, frequently appearing on the conservative Fox News channel, whose hosts often champion her causes.

She is part of an increasingly visible “female brand” of conservatism that is rising in America in the wake of the election of Obama. They include notable syndicated commentators such as Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter, whose dislike for liberals has grown ever more shrill in recent months. And, of course, Palin herself. She is still a giant of the political and media landscape and next week embarks on a book tour to sell her autobiography. It has already sparked a media frenzy, with a heavily hyped appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s show, and become a huge bestseller on pre-orders alone.

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     Some of the problems at Speaker’s Pelosi’s office today were sparked by Right-to-Life and Code Pink’s actions at the same time the Tea Party Patriots were seeking to speak to the Speaker and her staff.

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The AP is reporting that the 12 arrests in Speaker Pelosi’s office were from the “Right to Life” activists, some of whom were the same as those arrested when the President spoe at Notre Dame.



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