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Aug 8th, 2009

Summary: The sheer weight and volume of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s assault on reason may have reached critical mass, crossing the tipping point beyond which Minnesota media could no longer tune out the insanity or avert their gaze from “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in embarrassed silence. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the 25th day of his campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination as House of Representatives candidate in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman prepared for the August 9 kick-off of his walking tour from Freeport in the northwestern corner of the Sixth District to Stillwater in the southeast on the Wisconsin border. … As a public service announcement to help draw attention to the sacrifice of National Guard citizen soldiers serving in Iraq and the families they leave behind, Immelman featured Part 6 of the Associated Press series, “The Longest Deployment” (the story of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota National Guard and its tour of duty in Iraq).


Feb 26th, 2009

Summary: “The DCCC is after me again!” read a fund-raising e-mail Rep. Michele Bachmann has sent to supporters. Its the first time Bachmann has acknowledged — at least implicitly — the uproar her comments on KTLK two weeks earlier caused among progressive, and even a few conservative, blogs and media outlets.



Summary: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), criticizing the economic stimulus plan on KTLK radio in the Twin Cities with her trademark gloom-and-doom histrionics, foresees a “national rationing board,” claims “your doctor will no longer be able to make your health care decisions with you,” and catastrophizes that “we’re running out of rich people in this country.”



Summary: Some Republican politicians are taking credit in their home districts for stimulus money coming their way, even though they voted against it, but U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is going the extra mile by claiming the stimulus bill is nothing but a payoff for those who supported President Barack Obama during his election campaign.