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Bachmann Declares Husband Off Limits In Campaign

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posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
reply to post by incrediblelousminds
 


you see what you want to see.



I am running for the presidency of the United States. My husband is not running for the presidency.


she did not say all spouses, just that her husband isn't involved in her campaign, and so he shouldn't be a target.


If he makes an appearance with her then he is involved with her campaign. Maybe she should just pray the bad away.




posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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it seems you are reciting the bias from your source.

the reason she bashed michelle was because of a politically motivated statement that many americans found offensive. until bachmann starts attacking people on the sidelines for no reason, then i would have to say she is being consistent.

however, bachmann's husband has kept out of the political ring to my knowledge. he has not made any speeches supporting his wife, and he hasn't really been involved in her campaign. despite that, the opposition sought him out at his place of work, staged a consult, and tried to frame him in a negative light with a hidden camera.

there is a HUGE difference in tactics here. bachmann has been consistent so far as i know.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
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i never said it was illegal, just nefarious.

if someone steps into the arena that is politics, then have at 'em, but it is silly to attack someone who is barely involved with the intent to hurt your opponent's chances at winning. its below the belt.


So I would assume that you also agree that O'Keefes videos of Acorn and subsequent editing was nefarious also.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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Ohh, come on, she has a husband that is obviously gay but does not act on his feelings because "God" says it is bad to be gay and bashes homosexuals and says that they are barbarians for feeling the way they feel and accepting the way they are... How does she expect us not to talk about it?



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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Bachnann consistent -- in regards to what is it in regards to government programs that are handouts -- for other people



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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you could possibly argue that, but he isn't being hounded on because of an appearance he made with his wife, now is he? it is his wife, and them being seen together is hardly evidence of him being politically involved.

he may go to her political rallies to support her as a father goes to his son's baseball game, but it doesn't mean hes actually playing.

fyi, i'm 85% sure i'm not voting for bachmann. anyone that gets voted in at this late stage in our nations history is going to be corrupt. if it was obama's wife being attacked because of something non political she said in a private setting i would be defending her.
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posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 10:00 PM
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If the next president has a wife or husband that hates a certain minority and thinks of them as being less human than the rest, I would like to know that, because it means that most likely the president will have the same views.
We should be able to know every single thing about a person who wants to be the President of the United States, we should know who are their friends, who do they do business with and anything else that might affect anything that has to do with decision making. For a simple job they do background checks, credit checks, facebook check. If you want to be the president of the USA we the people should be able to know every single thing possible about the person who will be in charge of our nation.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by Elieser
Ohh, come on, she has a husband that is obviously gay but does not act on his feelings because "God" says it is bad to be gay and bashes homosexuals and says that they are barbarians for feeling the way they feel and accepting the way they are... How does she expect us not to talk about it?


Hmmm, I just realized something. Bachman is actually ASKING the media to go after her husband with this statement. The ore the media bash her husband for being a very obviously closeted homosexual, the more it will solidify her base around her. So, basically, I`m furthering her efforts by posting this article!



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by incrediblelousminds

"Remember it was Michelle Obama who said she is only recently proud of her country and so these are very anti-American views," she said at the time. "That's not the way that most Americans feel about our country. Most Americans are wild about America and they are very concerned to have a president who doesn't share those value


ISnt that the same thing, Mrs. Bachman


Actually no. There's a difference between someone's personal or occupational religious views, and someone making political statements about their overall view of the country.

The truth is, homosexuality isn't black and white and isn't 100% innate. Everyone is on a range as far as predilection. After that they make a choice. Some people may be borderline and may want to explore the choice of trying to live as a heterosexual, and may use religion as their therapy or tool to do so. It's intolerant of you to condemn those people for that choice.

So, as usual, we have the right-wingers doing the right thing for the wrong reasons, and the left-wingers doing the wrong thing for the right reasons. I try to let that amuse me rather than anger me.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 10:45 PM
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She's just throwing out the meme, so the victim card can be played later, when needed, to distract from legitimate questions about her actual campaign.

I agree that the only one that should put through the MSM meat machine is the candidate themselves, but you also must consider the ones closest to them. And for those who think he won't be in her ear are crazy. Why is it OK for people to question Obama's connections to people in the past, but it's not OK to question ones spouses' beliefs who have more influence that an associate? After all isn't marriage suppose to be to one's "soulmate"?



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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If you don't want your family to get swept up into political tirades, well, don't get involved in politics. I agree - it's tacky as all hell to drag spouses, children, distant relations, whoever into the argument. But it happens, and it happens frequently (I've seen some of you trying to attack Obama on the basis of his grandfather for crying out loud)

There is no "safe ground." What's called for is just getting a thicker skin and learninhg to overlook the tackiness of others.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 11:14 PM
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The guy says this stuff on the radio but nobdy is supposed to talk about it?WTF!


And he said it was doctored so the film was showed to prove he was lying that it was doctored.

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posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 11:51 PM
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Hahahahahahaha.

Yeah good luck with that.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 03:16 AM
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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
reply to post by buster2010
 


you could possibly argue that, but he isn't being hounded on because of an appearance he made with his wife, now is he? it is his wife, and them being seen together is hardly evidence of him being politically involved.

he may go to her political rallies to support her as a father goes to his son's baseball game, but it doesn't mean hes actually playing.

fyi, i'm 85% sure i'm not voting for bachmann. anyone that gets voted in at this late stage in our nations history is going to be corrupt. if it was obama's wife being attacked because of something non political she said in a private setting i would be defending her.
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No he is being hounded because he is going around doing interviews spreading his anti gay BS. The only reason he is able to do these shows is because his old lady is running for president. If she wanted him off limits then she should have told him to stay home and keep his trap shut. Also you didn't pay any attention during the Obama campaign his wife was attacked before she said anything and not only was she attacked but their kids were attacked also.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 04:02 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
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If Mr. Bachmann makes public statements, then he is fair game. As far as I know, however, he hasn't.

Michele Obama does and did make public statements.


His little "Barbarians need to be educated" was plenty public. Maybe you missed that hard lisping little speech? Besides, Obama never said he does whatever Michelle tells him to do and Bachman has said that she does what her husband tells her to do. That makes him fair game right there. Ignore the fact that he collects medicaid payments to convert people straight while his wife rails against socialism.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 04:05 AM
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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
reply to post by buster2010
 


you could possibly argue that, but he isn't being hounded on because of an appearance he made with his wife, now is he? it is his wife, and them being seen together is hardly evidence of him being politically involved.


Give it up guys. She already made him part of her campaign. Yes he made public statements.

As first reported by the Think Progress blog, Marcus Bachmann, who in March was described by former Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Ron Carey as part of Michele's "brain trust," was a guest on the Christian-based "Point of View" radio talk show on May 12, 2010, where he came out strongly against the LGBT community.

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It is over.
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posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 04:08 AM
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Reminds me of this...

news.bbc.co.uk...
and
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posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 04:10 AM
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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
reply to post by incrediblelousminds
 


so in your mind, a politically active wife of the president saying something provocative to americans in a speech to a crowd is the same as a private patient/doctor conversation that was recorded with a hidden camera for character assassination?



What are you talking about?
Marcus Bachman has made public statements about how wrong being gay is. Why are you stuck on that private video when the OP did not even use that?



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 06:07 AM
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I think if you get into politics you have to go in expecting that your spouse will be a target, at least somewhat. Presumably your spouse is an adult and can handle it. If not, maybe politics isn't for you. Kids, however, are off limits and attackers should be made targets of opportunity.

/TOA



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 07:33 AM
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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
reply to post by buster2010
 


if it was obama's wife being attacked because of something non political she said in a private setting i would be defending her.
edit on 28-7-2011 by Bob Sholtz because: (no reason given)


Hell Obamas wife was attacked because she has a big butt and she is attacked because she is black. Clintons daughter was attacked because Rush Limbaugh decided she was ugly. Hillary Clinton is attacked because she has cankles. Bachmann and her husband are attacked because they are hypocritical unapologetic bigots, he is controlling enough that he chose her career for her and she was OK with that.

And you are only 85%???



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