The Left’s Michelle Bachman Myths

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The Left's Michelle Bachman Myths

Yes­ter­day morn­ing the left was sim­ply giddy with delight at the fol­low­ing news:

Minn. Rep. Michele Bach­mann says she won’t run for re-​election in 2014

While the left has reacted with unmit­i­gated glee with head­lines such as:

Bachmann’s Depar­ture Relieves GOP Headache

They seem to be assert­ing a whole lot of facts that are more spin than real­ity. Let’s knock a few of the down:

1. Michelle Bach­mann couldn’t win in 2014:

A year ago at this time the left was giddy with the pos­si­bil­ity of Michelle Bachmann’s defeat:

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Michele Bach­mann Strug­gles For Re-​Election

Will Michele Bach­mann Lose Re-​Election? New Poll Shows Slim Lead Over Demo­c­rat Jim Graves

Yet in a year where she spent con­sid­er­able time run­ning for pres­i­dent, a year when the Tea Party did not do well, where Barack Obama won re-​election and the GOP lost seats in the house, Michelle Bach­mann man­aged to beat a self funded mil­lion­aire dash­ing the hopes of left­ists all over the country.

Six months later scan­dal after scan­dal after scan­dal in the Obama Admin­is­tra­tion have ener­gized the Tea Party base while peo­ple like Eric Holder strug­gle to keep their positions.

Yeah 2014 is going to be a REALLY tough envi­ron­ment for Tea Party can­di­dates, let alone Michelle Bach­mann com­pared to 2012.

2. Michelle Bachmann’s Scan­dals are going to strike any day now..

For many months we’re heard about Bach­mann “scan­dals” that have been ready to break .

With a left dying to beat her and a media scoff­ing at and hat­ing her it would be only a mat­ter of time before the chick­ens would come home to roost.

Bull.

You have an IRS that was leak­ing tax infor­ma­tion to the left, you have an AG going after Fox news reporters and their fam­i­lies, you had a press united in their dis­dain for the con­gress­woman and you think if there was some there there we would not have seen some actual meat out there?

When I hear the left talk about Bach­mann in this way I can’t help but remem­ber the press’ feed­ing frenzy on the impend­ing arrival of Fitzmas.

What? You don’t remem­ber Fit­mas? I’m not sur­prised, even Wikipedia removed its entry redi­rect­ing it. It was a blue day for the left

05.10.25.BlueFitzmas-X

and who can for­get this image from Meme­o­ran­dum from just two years ago
fitzmas 2
At the time I pre­dicted the left would get “all Fitz­masy” over this and be dis­ap­pointed, they were.

They say you can indict an ham sand­wich. When you show me the indict­ments on Michelle Bach­mann then I’ll buy the scan­dal story.

3. She’s irrelevant:

I’ve seen a lot of vari­ants on this BS of them there is only one that actu­ally makes some sense:

The real­ity also set in that she is not a favorite of Repub­li­can lead­er­ship, so she is not going to be ris­ing up to a com­mit­tee chair or ris­ing up in leadership.”

That’s a fair point, it’s hard to make a deal when you have peo­ple like Michelle Bach­mann oppos­ing stuff like Sequester and it’s not likely she was going to be in the lead­er­ship any­time soon.

Yet despite all of this irrel­e­vance there seems to be no other topic today, as RBPun­dit put it very well on Twitter:


I can’t do bet­ter than that:

There are rea­sons Michelle Bach­mann has left con­gress but the left’s nar­ra­tives aren’t likely on the list.

Update: Pulled a link that didn’t belong to the 2012 story


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I’m sure Michelle Bach­mann will not only be happy but will do well finan­cially after congress.

As for me, well we’re almost half way toward this week’s pay­check. If just 8 more peo­ple are will­ing to kick in $20 not only will my weekly pay­check be secured, but if five of you do so by Fri­day then my monthly goal (The Mort­gage) will be secured

It’s true I have not fought as long or as hard as Michelle Bach­mann for the Tea Party Cause but unlike the Demo­c­rat e-​mails you know exactly where every dol­lar you kick in is going.

Yesterday morning the left was simply giddy with delight at the following news:

Minn. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she won’t run for re-election in 2014

While the left has reacted with unmitigated glee with headlines such as:

Bachmann’s Departure Relieves GOP Headache

They seem to be asserting a whole lot of facts that are more spin than reality. Let’s knock a few of the down:

1. Michelle Bachmann couldn’t win in 2014:

A year ago at this time the left was giddy with the possibility of Michelle Bachmann’s defeat:

Representative Michele Bachmann Struggles For Re-Election

Will Michele Bachmann Lose Re-Election? New Poll Shows Slim Lead Over Democrat Jim Graves

Yet in a year where she spent considerable time running for president, a year when the Tea Party did not do well, where Barack Obama won re-election and the GOP lost seats in the house, Michelle Bachmann managed to beat a self funded millionaire  dashing the hopes of leftists all over the country.

Six months later scandal after scandal after scandal in the Obama Administration have energized the Tea Party base while people like Eric Holder struggle to keep their positions.

Yeah 2014 is going to be a REALLY tough environment for Tea Party candidates, let alone Michelle Bachmann compared to 2012.

2. Michelle Bachmann’s Scandals are going to strike any day now..

For many months we’re heard about Bachmann “scandals” that have been ready to break .

With a left dying to beat her and a media scoffing at and hating her it would be only a matter of time before the chickens would come home to roost.

Bull.

You have an IRS that was leaking tax information to the left, you have an AG going after Fox news reporters and their families, you had a press united in their disdain for the congresswoman and you think if there was some there there we would not have seen some actual meat out there?

When I hear the left talk about Bachmann in this way I can’t help but remember the press’ feeding frenzy on the impending arrival of Fitzmas.

What? You don’t remember Fitmas? I’m not surprised, even Wikipedia removed its entry redirecting it. It was a blue day for the left

05.10.25.BlueFitzmas-X

and who can forget this image from Memeorandum from just two years ago
fitzmas 2
At the time I predicted the left would get “all Fitzmasy” over this and be disappointed, they were.

They say you can indict an ham sandwich. When you show me the indictments on Michelle Bachmann then I’ll buy the scandal story.

3. She’s irrelevant:

I’ve seen a lot of variants on this BS of them there is only one that actually makes some sense:

“The reality also set in that she is not a favorite of Republican leadership, so she is not going to be rising up to a committee chair or rising up in leadership.”

That’s a fair point, it’s hard to make a deal when you have people like Michelle Bachmann opposing stuff like Sequester and it’s not likely she was going to be in the leadership anytime soon.

Yet despite all of this irrelevance there seems to be no other topic today, as RBPundit put it very well on Twitter:


I can’t do better than that:

There are reasons Michelle Bachmann has left congress but the left’s narratives aren’t likely on the list.

Update:  Pulled a link that didn’t belong to the 2012 story


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I’m sure Michelle Bachmann will not only be happy but will do well financially after congress.

As for me, well we’re almost half way toward this week’s paycheck. If just 8 more people are willing to kick in $20 not only will my weekly paycheck be secured, but if five of you do so by Friday then my monthly goal (The Mortgage) will be secured

It’s true I have not fought as long or as hard as Michelle Bachmann for the Tea Party Cause but unlike the Democrat e-mails you know exactly where every dollar you kick in is going.