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Jul 16th, 2010

Following is the reader comment that has been removed from the St. Cloud Times’ online commentary for “violating the terms of service,” along with the associated letter to the editor.


St. Cloud Times online:

StandintheDoor’s comment has been removed for violating the terms of service.

7/16/2010 1:13:27 AM



The rest of the story:

Including . . .

Bachmann and Violent Extremism
Bachmann Call for Armed Revolt?
Bachmann ‘School Sex Clinics’
Michele Bachmann’s Abortion Lie
Bachmann Finalist for Liar Award
Bachmann’s ‘Anti-American’ Rant
Bachmann Rebuked for Nazi Image
Bomb-Throwing Bachmann
Bachmann: “Slit Our Wrists”
Michele Bachmann ‘Lies in Christ’
Bachmann Ignites Truth-O-Meter
The Empress of Exaggeration
The Princess of Pork
Bachmann Big Spender
Michele Bachmann Unmasked
Bachmann’s Census Paranoia
Bachmann Brainwashing Paranoia
MN-06 Endorses Conspiracy Nut
Bachmann Says “I’m Not a Kook”
“Craziest Interview” in U.S. History
Bachmann Retort “Kind of Stupid”
Bachmann “Wingnut of the Week”



TEXT OF ST. CLOUD TIMES Letter to the Editor

Bachmann Never Forgets Where She Came From

Kate Paul, Arden Hills
Letter to the Editor
St. Cloud Times
July 16, 2010

It was so exciting to see Congresswoman Michele Bachmann out and enjoying the Andover Fun Fest parade this past weekend. It’s easy to see how much passion and desire the congresswoman has to offer the constituents of the 6th District.

I really think the people of Andover and the surrounding areas appreciate that she never forgets where she came from and, most importantly, who she is working very, very hard for.

Michele is one of the few politicians who listens to the voice of her constituents and who makes sure Washington is working for them. It’s empowering to see such a strong, fearless Minnesotan woman like Michele Bachmann speaking her mind and working to not only better the great state of Minnesota, but also strengthen and better our country on a national scale.

I’m sure that I will be seeing her more this summer, and I cannot wait to see her back in Washington continuing her excellent work for the people of Minnesota.


FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — July 16, 2009

Bachmann Faces Two-Front Fight

One-year retrospective: One year ago today, I reported that Rep. Michele Bachmann, in addition to three likely Democratic opponents (Elwyn Tinklenberg, Maureen Reed, and Tarryl Clark), also faced a battle on a second front — a potential primary challenge from within the Republican Party.


I take issue with the substance of [Alex Koppelman’s article in], in which he notes that the DCCC may not “really want to get rid of Bachmann,” who “energizes Democrats all over the country,” serves as “a club against her fellow Republicans,” and helps Democrats raise money “to win races elsewhere.”

I, like many of Bachmann’s outraged constituents, am offended when outside observers dismiss Bachmann as a mere embarrassment, cheap entertainment, a stealth weapon to relegate the GOP to permanent minority status, or a fundraising tool for Democrats. In my opinion, that is both short-sighted and a grave mistake.

Bachmann is not a buffoon, nor does she misspeak or make careless gaffes, as is the conventional wisdom. What she says — her extremist, inflammatory rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and political paranoia — is what she truly believes.

The message I’ve tried to convey in my campaign is that Bachmann’s position of political power in high office amplifies her voice and incites a receptive audience of like-minded political extremists, some of whom may lack the clarity of mind, soundness of judgment, and emotional restraint necessary to refrain from acts of violence.

It’s irresponsible to tolerate Bachmann’s demagoguery and fear-mongering in return for the short-term benefits of national Democratic fundraising efforts and defeating Republicans outside Bachmann’s district.

When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.
— Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
— Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Years Ago — July 16, 2008

On the Campaign Trail: Day Two

Two-year retrospective: Two years ago today, on the second day of my 2008 campaign against incumbent U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, I spoke about the challenges for a self-funded political outsider in setting up a campaign office, building a campaign organization, and introducing himself to voters.

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