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by: James L.

Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 12:32 PM EDT

Michele Bachmann, August 6, 2008:

"This is their agenda," Bachmann states bluntly. "I know it is hard to believe, it's hard to fathom -- but this is 'mission accomplished' for them," she asserts. "They want Americans to take transit and move to the inner cities. They want Americans to move to the urban core, live in tenements, [and] take light rail to their government jobs. That's their vision for America."

El Tinklenberg campaign ad, October 21, 2008:

As Transportation Commissioner, El Tinklenberg... built our first light rail.

We're coming for you, Michele. And we're coming on light rail.

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Because light rail has been such a failure
It truly is funny how much the folks who opposed say Portland's light rail still try to claim its a failure (the latest claim is that its a "drug train") despite evidence that it reduced care use, increased property values near the stops, etc...

Light rail is un-American
according to the House Un-American Activities Committee (membership: Michele Bachmann).

party: Democratic, ideology: moderate, district: CT-01

Un-American is right
That's the right name of the committee, House Un-American Activities Committee. I think it started in the 20's and became the House counterpart to Joe McCarthy's committee in the Senate. Nixon got his start there. I think they stopped meeting in the early 60's and were disbanded a few years thereafter, though I recall an attempt to restart it during Reagan.

But you're right too, Bachmann did say anti-American.

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Oh, okay. I missed the reference completely.

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McCarthy, Nixon, Reagan...
This sort of Republican crap is THAT old?

party: Democratic, ideology: moderate, district: CT-01

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Does Tinklenburg's smile remind anyone else of McCain's?  If he starts every sentence with "my friends" I won't be able to support him no matter how good he is on the issues!

What the heck?
I always thought his name was Tinkleberg!  Then I watched the video was like, wow, how was I so wrong for so long.

Hmm, maybe people thought that "Bush" sounded like "Kerry"...

party: Democratic, ideology: moderate, district: CT-01

Robin Hayes told Politico ..."Liberals hate real americans.."
"Liberals hate real Americans that work and accomplish and achieve and believe in God."

-- Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC), quoted by Politico. When confronted, the congressman's staff denied he said it, but the audio proves otherwise.

Parodying Kayne West
Robin Hayes doesn't care about liberals!

party: Democratic, ideology: moderate, district: CT-01

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why hasn't everyone been paying more
attention to Hayes. He said the clearly more inflammatory remarks, then lied and denied ever saying them only to be contradcited by live audio recordings of the event in question. Yet no one has rushed to donate 800,000 to Larry Kissell's campaign which definitely needs it. What are they trying to do, make Bachman's conservative MN-06 the rallying call of the netroots, the signal race of all the races? In any case they're really flexing their muscle. I'm not sure Bachman will lose, but she win much more narrowly than she would have before this incident. Perhpas the the NRCC will be forced to spend big bucks, (one million), to save her, further stretching out their thin resources.

Still though, Kissell needs money and Hayes sounded like your typical ignorant middle aged white male, (my family is full of them), not like a five term congressman who's been involved in politics for two decades. Shame on him. He also has no right to talk about "people who work", because he's a filthy rich textile fortune heir, who's never had to scrap for money in his life. He's also highly conservative, a bad fit for his district, and this is the perfect opportunity to beat him and put a good, populist southern Democrat in his place. It also makes North Carolina look even bluer.  

Call no man happy until he is dead-Aeschylus

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I said it in the NY-29 thread
Bachmann wasn't very competitive, now she is.  Now they are picking "Already dead" candidates for re-election like Hayes and Kuhl.  

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under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, underestimate the Republicans.

party: Democratic, ideology: moderate, district: CT-01

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I'm all for getting rid of Bachman
but I just got an email from DCCC asking me for money for her. Well you know if 1 million and change doesn't do the trick there it ain't happening. There are plenty of races where they could use 100k

Heh, be happy we're ahead of the game
My parents received an e-mail saying that Mark Udall, Jeff Merkley, and Mark Begich are in extremely close races.

party: Democratic, ideology: moderate, district: CT-01

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Begich may be
Udall isn't, nor do I think Smith is very close to Merkley.

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Im sure
that the DCCC didnt ask for money for her (Bachmann), probably for her defeat...

33, living in Germany  

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Light rail
Oh gawd, you mean those psycho LaRouchies are actually right about one thing?

The lightrail stuff is the best
In a year, a new light rail is opening right through the conservative heart of her district.  If Bachmann were to win (we'll see, this district is damn conservative in some areas), and then this light rail will be widely popular (I cant wait to use it, takes me to my parents house) I wonder if Bachmann will change her tune.

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