Michele Bachmann Proudly Shows Off Tea Party Delusion During CNN Interview (Video)

bachmann-cnn-tea-partyLeave it to Michele Bachmann to perfectly personify Republican and tea party delusion following this year’s elections. While almost every Republican you meet is sure to tell you how this year’s elections were a “message from the American people,” it was actually one of the saddest days democracy has seen in decades.


While Republicans overwhelmingly “won” this year, it’s not because a massive surge of Americans rallied in support of their ideological beliefs. They won essentially because when voter turnout is low, their party always does well. That’s honestly the biggest strength for the GOP. Their core voters – older white Americans – are the most consistent voting demographic in this country. So when liberals and independents “sit out” elections like we saw this year, Republicans are going to succeed.

Well, during an interview on CNN, Michele Bachmann tried to push the ridiculous idea that this year’s elections were some kind of a mandate from the American people that they want Republican ideology to reign supreme.

“What we heard on last Tuesday from the American people, they do want us to move forward, they do want us to get things done,” she said. “But the first thing they did is they held up a big stop sign. They said, ‘We don’t like what’s been coming out of Washington, D.C. Listen to us.’”

“And if we here in Washington, D.C. only are talking about D.C. and not about back home, then we’re going to be in trouble,” Bachmann continued. “We have to implement what people said to us on Tuesday, then we’ll be successful.”

That’s not at all what these elections told us. Voter apathy is something both parties should be ashamed of. Instead, Republicans like Bachmann seem proud that their congressional obstruction has killed the will of millions of American voters. Then again, as I’ve said before, when voter turnout is low, Republicans benefit. Conservatives like Bachmann actually love when voter turnout is low during elections.

But then she went on to insist that the tea party is really what Americans voted for.

“That’s what the Tea Party is, it’s maligned. And people don’t — misunderstand what it is, but it’s really about bringing fiscal sanity,” she insisted. “That was the message of Tuesday, and that’s a united message, both in the House now and in the Senate.”

Actually, a big part of the reason why Republicans did so well this election was because the tea party has been marginalized by much of the GOP. They backed more “sane” (I use that term loosely) candidates this year and did a great job at keeping a lid on the tea party radicals who did win their primaries.


The reality is, Republicans didn’t run on their ideology, they simply ran against President Obama. But once the American people begin seeing the crap they’re going to try to get passed, that’s when millions of Americans are going to realize just how radical the Republican agenda really is.

Watch the segment below via CNN:




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • The GOP will never see the inside of the White House. And no Teabag will EVER be POTUS. They are completely delusional. This article is spot on.

    • ProfL

      I don’t know about never. For the foreseeable future at least.

    • Jim Bean

      POTUS has now given the House and Senate to the Pubs and you think he wouldn’t dream of giving them the WH? Hope springs eternal among fools. Reason is more elusive.

      • Little Liberal Larry

        African Americans vote Dem by 87 pts
        Asians vote blue by 47 pts
        Hispanics vote blue by 44pts & are the fastest growing demographic
        Women vote dem by 11 pts and make up half the electorate while single females break blue by 71%

        You can’t lose those demographics by those numbers & win Presidential elections

      • Jim Bean

        Possibly so. But you can’t (as is being so succinctly demonstrated right now) effectively govern the USA en masse if you’ve sold your soul to identity politics and the hatred and divisiveness that goes with it.

      • Geoffrey Martin

        You mean the way the Republicans have done?

        The thing you don’t seem to understand is that the divisiveness is, and has always been, a right-wing construct. They’re anti-public assistance, but those “marginalized” groups Little Liberal Larry just listed are the ones who benefit most from them. Their strategy has, on the whole, revolved around attacking liberals and anyone who disagrees with them, and has also intentionally highlighted the fact that Obama got in “because of his skin color.” How is that not divisive? They claimed Obama was elected because he’s black, because black people voted for the black guy and white liberals voted for the black guy because of racial politics. That’s what they boiled his entire campaign down to, and then they claim that the left is being divisive. They’re against comprehensive immigration reform that doesn’t involve immediately shutting down the southern border and deporting anyone who crossed it illegally, then try to pit hispanic voters against the left. Really?

        The reason Republicans win is because older people, the ones that go to the voting booths, are easily manipulated and frightened. They’ve been misled and outright lied to. The Republicans have painted liberals as enemies of the state (when all they are are people with a different political point of view – you know, the whole point of having a government run democratically, the ideal of which is what American government supposedly embodies), as unAmerican, and has turned hating the left into some sort of cool game. And people BUY it, because now they get to be part of a super cool club where, well, at least they’re not dirty LIBERALS, those unAmerican bastards.

        Get it together, man. Pull your head out of the sand and stop being manipulated.

      • Jim Bean

        Saying Obama got in only because of his skin color is not inflammatory unless you are a liberal who can’t stand having his shallowness and hypocrisy spotlighted. If Obama’s skin had been white, Hillary would have been the Dem’s nominee. That is indisputable.

        Pubs didn’t devise the war on women, war on coal, war on WalMart, war on corporations, war on hobby lobby, war on whites, war on success, war on self sufficiency, and war on personal responsibility. Those were your doings.

      • Geoffrey Martin

        Thank you for demonstrating exactly the type of nonsensical rhetoric that I was referring to. Obama got in because his message was more aligned with what liberals wanted when he was campaigning than Hillary’s. Hillary was positioned more moderately.

        You’d know that if you could get past the skin color, but that would require you to stop being a divisive asshole.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        it is his only real weapon in this discussion– numbers are ignored by him or spun away from and altered to fit his socio-economic regression
        ========================================
        I always enjoy asking him ( to his dismain) ” what EXACTLY are conservatives ( see: regressives) conserving”?

      • Jim Bean

        So you’re going on record as saying the Dems would have still picked the unknown Obama over Bill Clinton’s wife even if he had been white?

      • Al Hubbard

        Yes.

      • Jim Bean

        I’ll not tell you what I’m thinking.

      • Al Hubbard

        Not necessary, it’s very apparent.

      • Geoffrey Martin

        I’m saying the probability is very high that they would have chosen him regardless of his skin color, yes, because his platform was more progressive, and that’s what the primaries are about – pandering to the party base.

      • Geoffrey Martin

        Also, I don’t know who you think you’re kidding – if Hillary had won, we’d be having the same conversation except that you’d be accusing liberals of only electing her because she was a woman. Get real.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        regressive aging male jim bean will NOT respond to that– as what U said is irrefutable

      • Jim Bean

        No, not on that go round. But now that you’ve shown you’ll choose skin color over qualifications its reasonable to conclude you’ll do the same with gender if you think it will get you a win. What’ll you do if a white woman turn out to be a hundred times better President than your black man? How will you spin that?

      • Geoffrey Martin

        “No, not on that go round. But now that you’ve shown you’ll choose skin
        color over qualifications its reasonable to conclude you’ll do the same
        with gender if you think it will get you a win.”

        So basically what you’re saying is that you have zero reading comprehension skills, since that was literally the opposite of what I just said. What I said was that they chose him based on his PROGRESSIVE PLATFORM, NOT HIS SKIN TONE. Go back and take third grade reading comprehension, champ. Obama’s platform was significantly further to the left than Hillary’s. And NO ONE believes you when you say you wouldn’t have made this about gender if Hillary had made it into the White House – know how we know? Look at how she’s been run through the ringer over Benghazi. Get real, you liar.

        “What’ll you do if a white woman turn out to be a hundred times better President than your black man?”

        That would be super, provided she’s not a Republican. Oh, but I forget myself – it would be impossible to have a President better than our current one who is also a Republican. The two statuses are mutually exclusive.

      • Geoffrey Martin

        It’s also extremely telling how fixated you are on Obama’s skin tone. Tell me more about how this isn’t about race for you.

      • Jim Bean

        Hey, sport, YOU”RE the one that introduced his skin color into this conversation in the first place and now I”M the one making it about race? Typical liberal chain of events.

      • Geoffrey Martin

        No, champ. You did that all on your own with your claims that the left was divisive. That’s on you. You then further emphasized your position by trying to claim that Obama was elected based on his skin tone. Still on you.

        You do know that the entire thread is still visible, right? And that people can see the crap you’re posting?

        Just accept that his skin color means more to you than anything else. The rest of us can already see that.

      • PeedroPaula

        “Pubs didn’t devise the war on women, war on coal, war on WalMart, war on corporations, war on hobby lobby, war on whites, war on success, war on self sufficiency, and war on personal responsibility.”

        Pubs sure as shit devised the goddamn War on Christmas…and women and LGBTQ and Hispanics and reason and Muslims and science and Blacks and the environment and atheists and green technology and anyone with an IQ over 100 and on seniors, children, and the disabled, not to mention “libtards.” You and your kind have exactly ZERO credibility.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        here are more FACTS for my factually-impaired friend jimbo:::::::::
        this midterm election had LOWEST voter turnout since 1942——– 1942- about when jim bean was born
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        36.38% of voters voted;
        that’s what regressives call a ” mandate”?????
        2016 will be ( arte Johnson) ”VERRRRY EEEN-TERESTING”

      • Jim Bean

        You’re argument then is, “What happened here was that our base was too dumb and lazy to show up to vote but all those dumb and lazy folks really wanted the Dems to stay in control?”

        Whatever brings you piece, man.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        (a) its not an argument– its simple mathematical FACTS
        (b) as you know- midterms are always like this- witness the destruction of the democrats by the tea party(???) in 2010 ( and the subsequent reversal in 2012) now playing again- tennis anyone?
        (c) when I hit U with FACTS U(again as always) spin
        (d) its is properly spelled PEACE- please attempt less heteroclitical mistakes in the future
        ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    • Jimmy Jaz

      Bull? Cuckold?

    • PeedroPaula

      I’ve been saying something similar for months, but I do think that members of the GOTP will visit the White House as guests of Democratic presidents.

  • ProfL

    The Republican party will not allow their members to enact the policies of the Tea Party. That would be political suicide. There are sane Republicans who realize Tea Party ideas are unpopular (sometimes disastrous). They will enact a lot of legislation that will screw over the working classes. This will happen with Democratic complicity.

    • regressive teaparty trash

      sadly accurate

    • Geoffrey Martin

      “The Republican party will not allow their members to enact the policies of the Tea Party.” While I desperately would love to believe this is true, with the weird popularity that idiots like Ted Cruz enjoy (likely because Texans are woefully underinformed) I wouldn’t hedge my bets that it would be impossible for them to successfully subvert mainstream Republicanism

      in favor of their own agenda, which would be an absolute atrocity for the country.

  • Trevor Bordelon

    I find it odd that all these Republican talking heads keep saying that the election was a “message from the people;” especially when liberal initiatives were passed in red and other states, while conservative measures failed. People voted for ‘ideas’ that made sense to them, and then voted for ‘people’ who want nothing to do with those ideas. That to me is a textbook definition of an uninformed voting public.

    • Andy Kinnard

      What’s even MORE odd is how this exact same argument with a LOT more supporting evidence was ROUNDLY rejected by all of the GOP just two short years ago (when Obama was re-elected with a sound popular majority and a dramatically higher voter turnout).

  • Alan Anderson

    Why is this trash not in prison yet!!

  • Stephen Barlow

    I am amazed at how QUIET she has been since her campaign manager implicated her in the ELECTION FRAUD in Iowa in 2012. I am waiting for HER indictment. John McCan should be getting one also, but …his wife has an assload of money from the Beer Business. He left his LOYAL wife fo this one because SHE wanted a political hubby and wounded POW’s make great idiot bait.

    then what is the FIRST THING he does? Get CAUGHT taking bribes in a hotel room with his BEST friend who liked entertaining his wife in the Bahamas.

    Then he bought a Senate seat, and passed ‘Election Reform” to gain a shred of credibility. 40 years later… he’s at it again.

  • Lee Coddens

    She’s very pretty, isn’t she?

    • Eg Kbbs

      That was a snark wasn’t it ? (admittedly, I subscribe to the idea that beauty is skin deep but ugly is through and through. And also want to make a snark about going to eye doctors who were certified under Rand Paul’s Opthalmology board). 😉

      • Jaim-o

        She has beautiful eyes. Yes, she’s very pretty.

        That’s why liberals here mock her so much.

      • Geoffrey Martin

        So you’re saying you only value female legislators based on their looks, then?

      • regressive teaparty trash

        shes gross,,,,,,,the only sexy rightwing female is sarah palin,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the rest have no breasts- thus are not sexy-
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        then again; U jerkoff 2 internet porn so U probably like michelle malkin

      • Lee Coddens

        Snark? I think not, Good Sir!
        This is serious political dialogue we got here.
        Republicans suck!
        Democrats blew it!
        Ebola arrives in a canoe!
        (I must confess, I took liberties with my Michele Bachmann comment: I have no idea if she ever went to Trader Vics and drank a Pina Colada. My bad.)

    • regressive teaparty trash

      palin is sexy; Bachmann is not.

      • Lee Coddens

        Seriously, Dude?
        Michele is every bit as sexy as Sarah.
        It is a fantasy of mine (one I’ve posted on FaceBook several times) to have Michele and Sarah face off in the squared circle.
        Sarah Palin; Michele Bachmann
        Nude. Jello. Wrestling.
        And if I was promoting this special event, I’d sign up Ann Coulter as the “prize”.
        Whoever wins the Nude Jello Wrestling match would get Ann as a sex toy! (‘Course, you couldn’t be that explicit, you’d lose the Fundie crowd. You’d have to identify Ann as the winner’s “companion” for a day: you know; like that one time; in college.)
        I can picture it now, Ann anxiously fretting and wringing her hands outside the ring, her Adam’s Apple a-bobbin’.
        Who’s gonna get the “girl”?
        Dominatrix Sarah?
        Or L’il BoPeep Michele!
        That’s why we Righties got all the girls – can you imagine anyone paying to see Hillary and Elizabeth get it on (ya know: like that one time in college)?
        Me neither.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        palin has nice breasts,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Bachmann and coulter and (UGGH) malkin are flat= end of story
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        U want to see the finest looking woman EVER? Look up MARILYN LANGE photos,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, not Jessica lange or Marilyn Monroe– Marilyn lange

  • Lee Coddens

    And, her hair is perfect!

    • regressive teaparty trash

      ” werewolves of London” ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,!

  • Eg Kbbs

    Bigger picture – Palin also was on news ranting very similar. Both cases seem like folks who are totally out of the picture trying to rabble rouse and threaten Congress in a desperate attempt to seem relevant.

    • v2787

      It’s Bachmann and Palin. Consider the source. Those two are raving lunatics who are only good at one thing: making lots of money for themselves.

  • forpeace

    There is no need to show off for so many morally bankrupt and the most ignorant candidates on the planet that were voted by GOTP voters to get into U.S. Congress, local, and state offices. That is not something to be proud of.

    She has to send a “Thank You” card to Koch Brothers & its affiliates, Tea Party, Citizens United, ALEC, NRA, and etc. that made it possible.

    Go away, Michele.

  • lindylou

    And a hearty thanks/raspberry to CNN for showcasing the lunatics in full
    moon-garb! We are always advised to not feed the trolls, but when CNN trots them out, it’s their fault.

  • Darkthunder

    “The Senators and Republicans”

    Something wrong in that statement I think. Either she meant Democrats and Republicans (doubtful), or “The Senators and Congressmen”. Either way, the statement is wrongly worded. Just more idiocy from this tea bagging loonie.

    • regressive teaparty trash

      im glad YOU mentioned this– I heard it also and just snickered: or as the director says—————-
      “…..CUT !!………………………………back to one”

  • Jim Bean

    The saddest day democracy has ever seen was the day Obama took office and replaced it with an autocracy.

    • Lee Coddens

      Hard to tell exactly what you are referring to. I assume you mean that Obama replaced American democracy with autocratic rule.
      I guess he must have suspended the 2014 midterm elections , for the nonce. Works for me: I didn’t like them Republicans anyway.

      Now we Obamarxists can proceed apace with our forced collectivization of America’s Health Care Industry

      TO THE DEATH PANELS!!!

      • Jim Bean

        What I mean is that he went ahead with Obamacare despite the overwhelming objections of the electorate. It now appears he will do the same with immigration. 50 years from now, history will speak of him as the anti-American President.

      • dmarie

        Did you hear yourself? Those immigrants you speak of fifty years from now will have kids and grand kids and possibly great grand kids–all will be Americans so it is highly doubtful he will be labeled the anti-American president by the majority of the population at that time. This is America and all of our ancestors were immigrants. That’s what America is, a melting pot. Please take your idiocracy elsewhere.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        jimbo is an archetypal aging white trash republican —
        rats cannot vomit; jimbo cannot avoid doing so

      • Lee Coddens

        “What I mean is that he went ahead with Obamacare despite the overwhelming objections of the electorate.”

        Not to mention his refusal to beware the JubJub Bird and his inaction in shunning the Frumious Bandersnatch, eh Mr. Bean?

        BTW, your assessment of the opinion of the populace of the Musselmann Usurper Obama is off by about 50 years!

        We the Electorate made it pretty clear what we thunk of the anti-Amurican Colored Man in 2008 and again in 2012.
        But your point is well-taken: just do a comb-over and no one will notice.

      • v2787

        My guess is that Mr. Bean has never read Lewis Carroll and therefore has no idea of what you’re talking about. Conservatives don’t think much of books, ya know.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        c’ept the highly purchased book of VOODOO ( see: bible)

      • regressive teaparty trash

        and remind jimbo that a whopping 36.38% of voter turnout( total) is the lowest since 1942; probably jimbos birthyear– some “mandate”
        ************************************************************
        the comb-over thing is delightful!

      • Jim Bean

        Slightly over one third of the voters supported Obama. Slightly less than one third supported Romney. The other third saw nothing to like in either of them. Obama never enjoyed more than roughly one third of the electorate’s support.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        allow me to clarify with STATS— james:
        Obama – 65,915,796 popular vote 51.125%
        ………………………..332 electoral votes
        Romney- 60,933,500 popular vote 47.2%
        ………………………..206 electoral votes
        Hmmmm,,,,,, I seemed to have missed the “slightly over 1/3” bullsh*t U found in your needed hat ( and the slightly less than 1/3 Romney ETC)
        ************************************************************
        58. 22% of eligible voters voted.
        ……………..wanna double down on your quotidian stupidity; or just remain silent as U often do when marinated in FACTS?
        regale us james,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, in baseball parlance: “your up”

      • Jim Bean

        Man, you gotta get off whatever illegal substance it is that is eating your brain. Lets compare what I said to what you said.

        I said about a third didn’t vote. You said 58.22% DID vote. (We both said the same thing)

        Of all eligible voters, I said a little more than a third voted for Obama. You said 60,933,500 voted for Obama. That is a little over a third of all eligible voters. (We both said the same thing but you didn’t know it). While that is 51% of the *actual* voters, it is not 51% of the *eligible* voters – it about 33%..

        Of all eligible voters, I said a little less than a third voted for Romney. You said 60,933,500 voted for Romney. That’s 47% of those that ‘actually’ voted but only about 33% of those ELIGIBLE to vote. (We said the same thing but you didn’t know it.)

        Your brain is fried to a crisp. I feel for you.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        by using your ” metric”………… answer me this: what PCT% of eligible voters voted for the GOP in this 2014 election? FAR FAR less than even those who voted for ROMNEY— ( if U get my drift)
        going backwards– Obama had a HUGE majority vote( in comparison to Romney) and even larger in comparison to what just happened 2014- much much larger margin(s) that either GW elections- which; if U remember– GORE actually got MORE popular votes than GW.- by 1/2 a million. OBAMA had 61.25% “eligible” people vote in 2008; BUSH had 60% in 2004,,, 54% in 2000…Clinton 49% in 1996,,,,,clinton 55.2% in 1992,,,,Bush1 50% in 1988,,,, Reagan 53% in 1984,,,,reagan 52.48% in 1980,,,,Carter 53.6 in 1976—-so do NOT try the stupidity of “OBAMA had less that 1/3 crap– seems all presidents ( ive gone back to when I was in highschool) don’t seem to garner much % voting ; do they JAMES??? and – AND: the PCT of OBAMA trumps substantially ST REAGAN’s numbers ( both elections) and has shown to be the HIGHEST on this scale which I have researched here for you ( see: FACTS) which has been slowly increasing since the 1976 barometer I have here– THUS nullifying your attempted pedantic argument. >>>>>> IF ( as shown ) the numbers are going UP,,,and the repubs have such a REALLY sh*tty turnout ( see: 1942) it bends to suggest that the repub ” victory ” this month is damn near irrelevant ( by using YOUR “metric) AFTER ALL; dictator/ muslim communist Kenyan martian Obama pulled over 51% of 58% voters where as your blessed “mandated” repubs just pulled their ‘victory’ from a 36% turnout,,,,,
        seems to my fried brain that your attendance in this symposium just got vanquished,,,,,,,,, unless of course U have a sweet refutation here for us all
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        in several of your otiose posts U asked me for ( and also claimed I do not provide) “FACTS”
        to quote our president,,,,,,,, ” please continue governor”

      • Jim Bean

        You’re fatiguing the English language. Bottom lines:

        You/the Left lost.

        They lost, not because Pubs had a better message, but because the Left got everything wrong – from the economy to foreign policy to the war on women – and because the corruption of this administration is simply too blatant and too far reaching to be ‘nuanced’ away as the Left is want to do.

        You’re boy has a choice to make: he can knife Hillary in the back with his lone-wolf super-hero campaign, or he accept that he is but a player on a team of many players and commit himself to advancing the team goals.

        Pubs will have to choose between stubborn obstructionism and making some concessions to demonstrate their leadership abilities. However, if Obama refuses to make concessions likewise, if he tries to rule by executive fiat, that means smooth sailing for the Pubs because the jig is up. The only people remaining fooled by Obama are those desperately desiring to be fooled.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        ahhhhh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I plaster facts all over U and U reply with opinions–spinning at your ZENITH!
        =================================
        ahhhhhhh,,,,,,,! damn those FACTS eh jimmy boy??? facts—————
        me: facts
        jimbo: opinions
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        ahhhhhhh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 72 degrees here with nary a cloud in the sky!
        facts raining all over opinions,,,,,
        love it!!

      • Jim Bean

        You need to give this up and devote your time to developing the spin for Obama’s newest big scandal – and its a dandy.

        You’ve got to figure out how to ‘nuance’ the videos of Jonathan Gruber explaining how he and Obama conspired to use their knowledge of how ‘stupid’ their voters are to develop exactly the right lies to tell them to sell them on Obamacare.

        And you’ve got to figure out how to spin the fact that the liberals who claim they are so damned smart all fell for the lies while all the Fox viewers (who the Left claims are so stupid), were not fooled for an instant.

        Patiently waiting, knowing it will be worth it.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        still showing the classic regressive propensity for avoiding facts and the subsequent conversations –when U get disemboweled by me—
        why are we ( you actually) not staying upon the existing topic jimbo? don’t like FACTS?? Hmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, as a supposed staunch supporter of FACTS– imbued with claims that I do NOT provide ” facts”— it would see that u would relish this symposium to extrapolate with me!!
        ……but ; alas——jim bean has again shown his ersatz ‘ mettle” by cowering from his former martinetish self to again divagate to a (hopefully) friendly shoreline
        ***********************************************************
        I did not lose; the left did not lose–
        you, however have again shown who- EVER reads these that U indeed are worthy of all the disrespect given you by those who post here.
        another nonpareil evisceration of you is complete-

      • Jim Bean

        I have no idea what you just said.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        dear idiot–
        allow me to simplify:
        you strayed off of topic after I provided irrefutable facts
        =====================================
        write soon……………

      • Naytess

        Another High 5 RTT! 😉

      • regressive teaparty trash

        read my– and his– comments afterwards
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      • Lee Coddens

        To wit; your assessment of “overwhelming rejection of Obamacare by the electorate”?
        I’m…underwhelmed.

      • Al Hubbard

        And twice he beat the idiots the GOP supported. Results count.

      • Jim Bean

        You are correct. The Dems have cornered the market on bamboozling voters.

      • Rob Bailey

        Wait a second… When the electorate elects people that vote for (what’s turned out to be a cost-saving, life saving) benefit like ACA, it’s bad. When a small percentage of the electorate elects knuckle-dragging, women-hating, GOP members in largely Gerrymandered districts (House) based on Dark Money, it’s good?

      • regressive teaparty trash

        jimbo hates liberalism / progress
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        oh,,,,,,,,and he hates facts 2
        ****************************************************
        I reminded him that this past election had 36.38% voter turnout— lowest in 72 yrs,,,,,1942 (WW2)

      • regressive teaparty trash

        carnac the magnificent has ( illusorily) spoken!
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      • Jim Bean

        Stats?

      • regressive teaparty trash

        36% voter turnout– lowest since WW2 — 1942— and Ur ordurous reply was vintage jim bean
        =======================================
        vintage—!!

      • Laurissa Graves

        Liberal trash…”36% voter turnout– lowest since WW2 – 1942″..

        —–

        Wasn’t it but a couple of years ago you Liberals were telling Conservative’s to ..”Quit your crying and lame excuses, you lost so deal with it”.?

        But ya I agree it was just low voter turn out and had nothing to do with the Fact that millions of Americans are fed up of with this administration’s Scandals, Lies and undoubtedly being labeled Racist if you question them on it or disagree with any policy.

        This administration is Corrupt and Dishonest and cannot be trusted, anyone who doe’s not see this is a fool.

        The Democrats pass bills without even reading them and without one Republican vote.

        Obama said:

        Will be the most transparent Govt ever….Lie

        Benghazi was due to a Video…Cover up

        Fast & Furious Border Patrol Agent Killed..Blames Bush….Cover up

        The IRS targeting conservatives…Not a Schmidt of evidence, (Oops cant find E-Mails?)…lol

        You can keep your health plan…Lie

        Premiums will be cheaper…Lie

        Lobbyists “won’t find a job in my White House.”… (65 so far)

        Not going to use Executive Order as a way around Congress….Lie (170 so far)

        No family making less than $250,000 a yr will see any form of tax increase…Lie

        “We will all need to make sacrifices” ($20 million Taxpayers just for Obama’s Hawaii vacations)…Nope

        Will Reduce the Veterans Benefits Administration claims backlog….Nope

        War on Women….Lie

        Harry Reid…”Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years”…lie

        Harry Reid…”All stories about Obama Care hurting Americans were lies”.

        Nancy…”We have to pass the bill to see what’s in it”…really?..lol

        The list go’s on & on and I will be more than happy to post them if you like?…I bet not.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        lets start with JOB creation and deficits ( surplus) for the GOP VS the democrats over the past 25 yrs

      • Laurissa Graves

        Do what?…I posted the Fact that…”This administration is Corrupt and Dishonest and cannot be trusted”… and you replied with something off topic as if you didn’t want to face or discuss the examples I listed.

        My point is This Administration is Corrupt and the American people no longer trust them as shown by the recent Nov elections..

        Are you willing to start at the top and explain how the examples I listed are not Broken Promises Scandals & Blatant Dishonesty?

        Didn’t Obama’s mislead the American people when he made this Promises about Transparency?

        ..”Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency”…

        ..”I’ll make our government open and transparent”… “No more secrecy.”…

        …”will be unprecedented level of openness in Government.”…”establish a system of transparency”…

        …”Will be the most transparent Govt ever”…

        ..“This is the most transparent administration in history”…Feb 14, 2013

        AP…”not just to have failed to be “the most transparent administration in history,” but to in fact be less transparent than any recent administration”….March, 2014

        MSNBC…”they “took longer to answer records requests,” often delaying long enough that the period of urgency had past”…

        HuffPost…”White House Denies More FOIA Requests Than Ever”…

        So do you agree with Obama when 6 years into his Presidency he says..“This is the most transparent administration in history”… or do you agree with Everyone else that says it’s not true?

      • regressive teaparty trash

        you did not answer my question; however YOUR banal FOX “news” talking points bavardage fuels me to ask a much more simple inquiry of you:
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        where would U– and all americans — rather be: America today ( 11/19/2014) or America 11/19/2008?
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        lemme know

      • Laurissa Graves

        Liberal trash…Well isn’t your response fitting…You ask a Liberal a simple question where they have to face the Facts and they run from it and Cowardly try to change the subject….but luckily I’m going to keep us on point.

        I asked You a question about this Administrations Transparency and you bring up Job Growth?…lol.. WTF?

        What the Hell doe’s Job growth have to do with my question?

        It’s not a Trick question, just asking if you agree with the President…He is Your Guy…right?

        Obama said…”“This is the most transparent administration in history”….

        Now either you agree with Obama’s statement or you don’t..so which is it?….(Reminder: Don’t change subject)

      • regressive teaparty trash

        just slapped u with near 4o yrs of presidential voting turnout facts
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        slap me back soon–

      • Virginia Liberal

        Hey Jim, please get your facts straight. I hate to tell you but the party who has the most votes wins the argument. Isn’t that what voting is all about. Where do you get this stuff? Oh let me guess, you’ve been watching Fox News haven’t you? that’s really bad news. I feel sorry for the folks that listen to the foul things they say. Obama has done more during his presidency to do the people’s work, than any other president since Bill Clinton. If you take an objective look at the facts honestly, you will find this to be true. I’m not going to list all of those things for you because you seem to be a smart computer savvy guy, you can look it up. Only fools believe everything they hear without verifying it first. Especially these days.

      • Jim Bean

        Anyone not relying in part on Fox News is not playing with a full deck. You’re not going to get a highly critical analysis of this administration from the ‘journalists’ that campaigned for him. Its that simple.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        this post I actually somewhat agree with

      • Naytess

        Right…the last 2 sentences. 😉
        The first sentence, though? Ugh…it’s just so painfully ridiculous.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        gonna haf2 agree with you here–
        “relying” being the concatenation with ‘ridiculous’!
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      • Naytess

        Indeed.
        Nice vocab usage, btw! ;^{D>

      • regressive teaparty trash

        I enjoy irking regressive acerebral rightwing trolls with ” lexiphania”

      • regressive teaparty trash

        duuuude,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, that’s fabulous!

    • Rob Bailey

      Bean, you’re delusional. Bush had nearly twice as many executive orders in his terms as has Obama, and on top of that Bush got a few thousand American kids killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and wiped out trillions in wealth. Not much for facts are ‘ya.

      • Jim Bean

        Three quarters of all soldiers killed in Afghanistan lost their lives during the Obama administration. Very little wealth was ‘wiped out.’ The bulk of it went to American contractors building weapons, transportation, making uniforms, and providing food to soldiers. For the most part, it had the same effect on the economy as an infrastructure stimulus venture.

      • Rob Bailey

        Typical con. Pick and choose insignificant stats – like when Obama’s term started – and distort the truth. OK, ignore all the civilian and military deaths if it make you happy. As for lost wealth, tell that to the millions that saw their 401k’s decimated. But I do agree that Haliburton made out well under the Cheney/Bush regime.

      • Jim Bean

        The wealth that was lost was primarily the result of the housing bubble burst and the banking fiasco, not the wars.

      • Rob Bailey

        Yep, all those damn liberal derivatives traders. And what’s a couple of trillion here and there, as long as it goes from a taxpayer to Haliburton.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        you are annoying a regressive republican again with facts
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, NOTE: I enjoy it also– jimbo must love the annoyance as he leaves himself open often

      • regressive teaparty trash

        would this NOT include the sizeable surplus pot smoking female groping Clinton gave “GW” and “gw” turned into biggest deficit ever( at time)?
        ……………………………………. that loss of wealth? James? jimbo? are U still here? does that count?
        —— and the massive loss in the stock market near the end of his term ( since recovered and MORE in this Kenyan muslims terms?)

      • Jim Bean

        He also gave Bush the housing bubble that made Clinton look good as it grew and Bush look bad as when it burst. Furthermore, Clinton enjoyed a relatively crisis free 8 years and cut defense spending to Nixon year lows which may or may not have contributed to Bush getting blindsided on 9/11/. There’s a bigger picture out there than your rose colored glasses permit you to see.

        As for the stats on the % of cast that are screened for fraud that I asked you for – never mind. You don’t know how to correlate them anyway.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        you as always are radically spinning– the ” bubble” burst in 2006—– SIX years after Clinton left office. Cant blame him for bushes disasters—> Defense had nothing to do with well thought out and carried out myriad of attacks on 9/11. Bin ladin gave us fair warning with the failed world trade bombing on Clintons watch–and BUSH in effect IGNORED the easily seen signals given by HIS administration leading up 2 the 9/11 attacks….
        ” Clinton had (-) crisis free 8 yrs”—
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        as for the % cast screened ETC I asked YOU to provide them as it was YOUR argument; not mine– your attempted refutation of my facts ( over a BILLION votes cast; 31 ( 37) proven voter frauds) and You did not / could not- thus your argument is crushed. –where are YOUR facts; eh james??
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        again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, stay on topic : what about my FACTS I gave U TODAY upon voters / voting % / pertaining to the past 38 yrs? Obama actually did better than the prior presidents – Clinton and Reagan included.

    • Virginia Liberal

      I have to say that the ignorance that you display Jim Beam is as vial as the brain you must have in your head. The thing that disgusts me the most about you people is the mere FACT (do you know what that is) that no matter how many indisputable information and facts float in front of your faces, you still deny it and are like a bunch of mindless viruses chomping away without direction or purpose but one. Hate Obama. I hate to tell you Jim but your claims have no basis in fact. I know, you all think that the world is going to end at the hand of some demon called Obama. You are the one that is sad if you believe everything you hear from the most vial, insulting, hateful bunch of people I have ever seen. Avenger? That I am. You can’t stop people like me, not matter how hard you try because I happen to be right in the way this country will inevitably be going more and more progressive. The more you insult us, the more determined we become. Make no mistake. You are not dealing with what you think a Democratic Liberal Progressive actually is. To your detriment. I don’t need to insult you the way you do me, I just KNOW I am right. You still don’t know what you think I am. I’ll be here when you are but a memory.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        duuuude,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,im tired of the white trash aging regressive “conservative”( see: REGRESSIVE!) cretins such as jim bean– I too have abused him with facts; he either spins or provides those ” facts” presented by rightwing media liars/ half facts/ ETC >>or<< he will not reply – a concrete strategy utilized by regressives everywhere. Take not of my latest post to him– and his subsequent incredibly arrant reply– vintage jim bean! I love what YOU wrote above and concur completely. Sadly; the PROGRESS ( which IS a natural course of all things in this existence ) we seek will be fraught with the errors of the human condition; thus slowing its gradual but unyielding ascent– I want to see 2016 become another TRUE mandate and to powerfully imbue the equal equality so many deserving female and gay and minorities in America deserve– with the further move AWAY from the VOODOO( religion) which cripples all of mankind towards greater glory as a species. Amazing how stupid and stultified people such as jim bean– and his ILK– are in todays modern world.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        there is a new troll names AVENGER who probably will be annoying you–he has already annoyed me and barlow

      • Guest

        I’m here. Sorry I offend you with my opinion. I mistakenly took you for someone else. Again Sorry.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        that made no sense– especially posting as ” guest”

      • Virginia Liberal

        Sorry regressive, thought you were someone else. I’m not so arrogant that I can’t apologize. When I responded I answered the wrong challenge.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        I do not recall U going after me,,,,,,,,,,,,, but the troll AVENGER did– I suspected that he created that name to go after you-
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        jim bean is part of my fodder

      • Virginia Liberal

        Ok Regress, I understand, take care.

  • Virginia Liberal

    So it has been said, so shall it be. Yeah right. Ol’ Michelle was kind of tame on this show. I guess smugness has it’s up side. She talks about the people when the Koch Brothers and the like paid for their votes with dough, absent of truth. Did you see those innocent faces? All the while knowing that they stacked the votes in their favor. Make no mistake Ms. Bachman, the American people did not vote your way. You can’t consider that you won any which way when you rig elections by cutting out big swaths of the voting public by losing voter registrations, keeping people from voting by disenfranchising and then touting that you won fair a square. Republicans can not win a fair fight. Not even in a million years. Take one thing away from this people. Those of you who care better sit down at your computer and draft a letter to your closest Democratic Politician. Tell them that they will never be allowed to blow another election. If the other half of this equation, meaning US, don’t get up and get into the faces of everyone who didn’t vote, then we don’t DESERVE to be elected. That’s that.

    • Jim Bean

      The irony is that if they don’t do what it takes to blow an election (champion preposterous liberal policy) they lose those votes and lose the election by a different means.

      • Rob Bailey

        You do realize – that besides being a dolt – your tag line says you’re a liberal…

      • Geoffrey Martin

        That’s not his tag line; he’s replying to Virginia Liberal.

        He’s absolutely a dolt, though.

      • Rob Bailey

        Thanks, Geoff. I was wrong and caught it as well. Unlike a conservative, I can admit to my mistakes.

    • dmarie

      Here in Florida (in Broward County) where the Democratic voter turnout is high, the voting booths malfunctioned once again and were down for about 4 hours. Lines were very long and people left and went home. When Democratic candidate Charlie Crist for governor petitioned a Republican judge to allow the polls to stay open an additional 2 hrs. to 9:00 pm, it was denied. Charlie lost by less than 1% margin, to a man who headed up the biggest Medicare healthcare fraud in US history, a man who pleaded the 5th a total of 75 times to avoid going to jail and used his buy-out money to run false ads to win the governorship in the first place four years ago. It is a sad day in America when you can steal from the government and use the money you stole to create false ads against an honest opponent and get to become Governor. In Fort Myers where I voted, when I went to run my 2-page ballot through the machine, the lady directing me took my ballot folder out of my hands, before running it through the machine–(with the ballot still in it)–and handed me only one page, then she laid down the folder that had my vote for Charlie Crist in it in a pile behind her. I said, “Hold our horses; where’s my Charlie Crist page?” and she said, “What, you don’t have 2 pages?” and I said, “No”. Then she reached for the folder behind her and pulled out my ballot and handed it back to me and I proceeded to register my vote for Charlie Crist. Bottom line, was this a tactic? She should never have been touching my ballot, or laid her hands on it period. I asked her what just happened and she pretended like it was just an accident. I wasn’t sure that it was. I went home and called the campaign office and reported it. It made me wonder how many people got duped into running only one page through the voting machine, the one missing the governor’s vote.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        I live in broward also————— amazing!

  • Memo Manzo

    Here in AZ, here GP{ candidates wee elected by the slimmest of margins, voters overwhelmingly voted for what would be considered “liberal” or “Democrat” policies. No mandate – just anti-Obama – and for the wrong reasons.

    • Geoffrey Martin

      Republicans are exceptional at spreading their propaganda, and unfortunately the only ones who suffer are the ones who would benefit most from Democratic policies.