Michele Bachmann announces she will not seek reelection

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Tea Party icon and one of the few people in Congress to stand up against the threats facing the country has decided to step down. Michele Bachmann announced today that she will not seek reelection for her seat in the House of Representatives.

“The law limits anyone from serving as president of the United States for more than eight years, and in my opinion, well, eight years is also long enough for an individual to serve as a representative for a specific Congressional district,” Bachmann said in her announcement.

“I find it sad and tragic,” Glenn said in reaction to the news. “They have accused her of everything.They have never come up with anything that’s ever stuck to her, never proven anything, none of these accusations, and destroyed her and destroyed her image, destroyed her honor, destroyed her business.”

Glenn pointed out that it wasn’t just the Democrats who attacked her, but fellow Republicans because she would not play ball with the Establishment.

Video of her announcement below:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    I have even more respect for her now. She is leaving before she loses herself before she becomes the next McCain. D.C. is nothing but a soul killing machine. I wish she did not but we need good people out here as well as in the hell of D.C.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Now let’s see the liberal trolls come here and bash her as the always do. They show tolerance by being intolerant.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Here you go,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMFjFoq6T9M

    Though the comparison to Margret Thatcher is a reach. Bachmann was a backbencher and nothing more.

    Even Michelle Bachmann wouldn’t describe herself as being tolerant.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4eB7WTVTdA

    Don’t worry she’ll be taking Sarah Palin’s chair on Fox News and a Beck radio regular.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    I knew liberal bigotry would come. Thanks for proving my point.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barnesraiser Carolynn Barnes

    Now *that* was Presidential! God bless you, too, Michelle, and thank you for your courageous service.

  • Anonymous

    The citizens of the United States will have suffered a great loss when Michele leaves office.
    God Bless you Michele for your heroic efforts to save our Country.

  • uncolored

    We need Michele Bachmann.
    She will stand toe to toe in any fight. She speaks from knowledge, wisdom, and conviction in her Conservatism. Representative Bachmann, if you are lurking, you are the strength in the Conservative movement and your personality, beauty, and fervor cannot go by the way-side. We need you now more than ever.
    I sincerely hope there is an announcement forthcoming of a position that puts Michele front and center in the political battles that are looming before us.
    I for one, got your back.

  • Anonymous

    Sam, is it intolerant to call attention to the many outrageous lies and false statements she has made?  http://www.politifact.com/

    The most damning evidence against Michele Bachmann has come from her own mouth.    

    If ever there was a good riddance, this is it.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/newuser.newuser.3 Newuser Debbie

    It is a big loss for us but I truly applaud her decision not to run again. I only wish other lifetime politicians would think like her and quit. 

  • Anonymous

    Politifact is a freaking joke. Why not quote MoveOn.org while you’re at it.

    Too bad you don’t hold Obama to the same standard, he lies so much he’d be a charcoal briquet. 

  • ginpeteus

    I wonder if one reason she is retiring is because she’s run out of money. I remember her saying that it cost her a lot to run as a Presidential candidate, therefore, her money problems may still exist. She will be missed.

  • Anonymous

    That’s too bad. She could hold her own. Shame the left railroaded her with audits and accusations.

  • Anonymous

    It’s weak argumentation to simply dismiss – ridicule, actually – Politifact or any source you don’t agree with.  Do you have a specific issue with their analyses of Bachmann’s statements?   My point was that her own words, in context and unmediated, show her to be a flagrantly dishonest and dangerous fool. 

    Your response exemplifies a tendency on the Right to simply condemn any news source that publishes information unfavorable to Right-wing causes.  This reduces debate to the level of “he says, she says” and also allows True Believers to maintain ideological purity in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  

    The whole notion of left-wing media bias is absurd on its face. The MSM is composed of for-profit corporations; they sell news stories, scandal increases sales, and they will gladly take any side.  Fox News and  other Right-wing sources are exceptions, since they serve a large audience that demands a specific slant.  Politifact, at least, tries to provide honest arbitration and informed analysis/opinion.  And, it’s easy to check their sources.  Personally, I think the site indulges in fairness bias in favor of the Right, like much of the MSM.  .

  • Anonymous

    the whole notion of left-wing media bias is absurd on its face,thats all I had to read, you are incoherent!

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Cry me a river.

  • Anonymous

     First, I’m not a “right winger”. When someone cites a source, the first thing I look for on a website is “who we are” or some tab listing WHO is putting out this information and many times there are links to organizations they worked for, support etc.

    Problem is, YOU are making the assumption that I dismiss information on my politics by assuming MY political point of view.

    That’s funny, but oh so liberal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pat.thompson.94402 Pat Thompson

    Great lady. Bet she has great plans too. God Speed.

  • Jeff Noncent

    where is this country going to wow its amazing what this country is headed we need to stop it because its not getting better its getting worst day by day

  • mspatdev

    I have always liked Michele B., she was a good person. Just because, she happened to be for the tea party, all of obammy’s hell and brimfire came out on her and many others. Tea party has all religions and nationalities. They are black, brown and white and not racists as the person in the w/h is. Thank-you Michele for all of your hard week as it is deeply appreciated. May God Bless you.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    No I am laughing my head off that you liberals are so predictable.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    And seeing how politico has a habit of lying themselves when it comes to my side of the aisle. Hell the only reason why they are attacking Obama now (seeing how I know that is going to be your next statement to proving they are fair) is because they attacked the liberal press. Also seeing how you liberals like to take things out of context nothing you say is valued to me.

  • Anonymous

    Franken… Bachman… all looks the same to me.

  • Anonymous

    I hate that.  Unfortunately, there is no room for really good people anymore in office.  I wouldn’t be surprised if several good people left.  I couldn’t stand it either.  Imagine working in the White House, Congress, House and Senate, how miserable could that be.  If you go in being a person of character with morals,and if you stay several terms most come out self seeking immoral people.  I hate it that she is leaving but I can’t blame her.  May God richly bless you
    Mrs. Bachmann.

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  • Anonymous

    Bachmann is a moron whose husband is living an obvious lie

  • Anonymous

    Rep. Bachmann is an honest person. Ask her a question, you get a truthful answer, even if you disagree with her position.
    She is very accomplished professionally, very giving of herself to her many
    natural and adopted children.
    If ever a Woman did it all, and did it all at the
    highest level, it is Rep. Bachmann.
    Proof of her value and character is her consistent re-election to the US
    House–in Minnesota no less!
    Her reward? The slime machine, how shown to include not just politicos but the very government we all pay for, attacked her without regard for truth in order to destroy her, and what she represents for so many good Americans.

    Compare this Patriot to the usual suspects under ‘El Baracque the First’s’ Gang
    of 57 (including unaccountable Czars): Eric the Withholder, TurboTax Geitner,
    Communist Union Bosses, Violent Academia Radicals and the many emerging
    spawn of aging Bolsheviks. Newcomers include those behind the curtain, just now being revealed, the collection of loyal Apparatchiks at IRS HHS FBI DHS EPA Labor et all, who are abusing power daily.

    And we must include the poisoned ones, those enablers who are assigned to post and distract here, who if they bump into a moment of lucidity, may find reason to be concerned over their country’s future as good people like Rep. Bachmann go home to their loved ones
    and real jobs.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, when you stop reading something halfway through, it’s natural that you would find it incoherent. Incoherence in the eyes of the beholder.

  • Anonymous

    Sam, it’s politifact.com, not politico. Did you bother to read the link?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Does not matter it is still run by a left wing hit squad.

  • Anonymous

    Jojo, you’ve proven yourself wrong. Check your previous post. You dismissed Politifact as a “freaking joke.” You didn’t engage in any other defense of Bachmann except to ridicule the source. That’s feeble argumentation. If you want to have strong opinions, you need provide them with strong support.

    That’s typical of another thing I’ve noticed about the Right: strong opinions without commensurately strong evidence. Very cheap arguments backed up by an abundance of emotion. You’re quite right that I don’t know how you consider yourself politically, but you demonstrate symptoms of Right-wing mania.

  • Anonymous

    Tolerance? Someone at this site talking tolerance? Talk about the kettle and the pot!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, there is a left wing bias, as much so as the right win bias, no more, no less!

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry but if you have ever listen to one of her interview. I can’t understand why you would vote for her for president

  • Anonymous

    And your evidence of this is…?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Oh look more left wing hate.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Are you blind?

  • Anonymous

    LOL Seriously? The left is notorious for name calling and slinging crap without merit and hoping that something will stick.
    The left is well known to use fear and intimidation to push their agenda
    through, because in your minds…the ends justify the means. I’ve lost count of the violent protests of the left, biting off someone’s ear because they don’t like their political point of view, beating up a few people that were simply trying to sell some hot dogs and souvenirs. The occupy movement is a prime example of the leftist agenda. Throw Molotov cocktails into businesses, destroy private property…get right up into someone’s face that is merely holding a sign and shouting them down. So, you have it completely backwards because leftists don’t THINK, and like children, they simply react to something THEY think is unfair.

    Oh, and I didn’t simply dismiss politifact as a freaking joke just to be typing. I’m familiar with the site. As I posted earlier, I actually go to the website links, and look as to who is in charge of the site, who supports the site, etc. politifact is a leftwing supported site like Mother Jones and many others.

  • Anonymous

    Not an answer, Sam. Bachmann has consistently made dishonest and misleading statements on critical issues. She’s caused serious harm to our country. If you impugn the integrity of information against her, you have to offer evidence, not simply refer to a hit job.

  • Anonymous

    Not a serious answer. What’s “notorious” is clearly in the eye of the beholder; you’ve got to address why other people don’t see it as you do. That’s the first admission you need to make in a debate. Else you’re just preaching to the choir.

    If you’re interested in debate rather than the intellectual masturbation so common to Beck’s site, simply respond to what Politifact posted about Bachmann. Everything else is just hot air, and with climate change, we don’t need more of that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004531723269 Tr Hathcock

     And OBAMA…lie after lie

  • Anonymous

    Very convincing argument!

  • MBerg

    The first person to show some sense on this thread. God bless you man, not this crazy lady.

  • MBerg

    I’m sorry, crucifying the entire “left” for the Occupy movement (which had both its merits and downfalls) is like blaming the entire “right” for the Tea Party. You cannot simply smear blame and labels over an entire group of people you decide to lump together arbitrarily.

    And as to your accusations of mudslinging and name calling… you were just calling “leftists” (again, not a valid label at all) “children” who “don’t think,” so don’t point fingers unless your hands are clean.

  • Anonymous

    LOL sorry, I forgot that only the left is entitled to call people racists, haters, homophobes, islamaphobes, Nazis (even though the Nazis were socialists)

    It’s the left that constantly slings mud and filth and hopes something will stick.

  • MBerg

    Please check your words. If you look at what I have said to you, you will not find any slurs or insults directed at you. Even though I do not agree with your point of view, you are entitled to it and that is not my problem with you. My problem is that instead of coherently arguing about the issues at hand, you instead viciously attack the entire “left” (Who are you even talking about? Not me, surely) saying that they constantly sling mud and fruitlessly hope that something will stick to degrade the “right”. As I have said before, you cannot use terms like the left and right and characterize such broad and undefined groups of people, much less can you insult them as one whole group of people. Actually, most pundits agree that it is backlash from within the Republican party that finally did away with Michele Bachmann’s political career, not “mud” from the left, as you say. Secondly, I have not called you racist, homophobic, islamaphobic, or a Nazi, so I do not know what you are talking about when you say these things. You have given no concrete examples thus far. And lastly, Nazis were not socialists. They were fascists, which is on the opposite site of the political spectrum. Fascism is an extremist ideology that believes in a dictatorial single party state, socialism is not an ideology. It advocates liberal political and economic theories that involve community/government ownership of resources and properties. You can look this up in any credible source, starting with the dictionary.

  • Anonymous

    Please point out in my post exactly where I wrote that I called YOU a name, or accused you of calling me one.

    Also, I did not even mention Michelle Bachmann in my post, but since you brought it up, the media picked up EVERY mistake she, and any other conservative made, no matter how small. But…obama could talk about the 57 states, etc. Obama has had so many passes on crap he has said that there isn’t enough room to post it all. If a person is awake, they’re already aware of them.

    Also, socialism IS an ideology. And the Nazis WERE socialists. It’s Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers’ Party) which is shortened to Nazi. Socialism is a LEFTIST movement.

    What’s really interesting is that you responded to a post that was over eight months old.

  • MBerg

    You called me a name when you smeared the entire left as being “children” who “don’t think”. I consider myself a left-leaning person and when you say those things I am offended. Then you went on to say that the entire left “throws Molotov cocktails” and uses fear and intimidation to push their agenda… I have never done any of those things.

    The Nazis were not socialists, I really don’t know how else to say this. They were fascists. Fascism is a far-right movement that includes radical nationalism, and opposes liberalism, socialism, and communism. Nazis actually persecuted communists and socialists (whom they considered political opponents). You can learn about it from this non-biased resource about the Holocaust, where it says in the second paragraph “Among the earliest victims of discrimination and persecution in Nazi Germany were political opponents — primarily Communists, Socialists, Social Democrats, and trade union leaders.”
    http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007329

    Yep, 8 months later I still care. I really just got clicking around political articles about Michele Bachmann after reading about her attack on Stephen Hawkings and all scientists earlier this week, another outrage.