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Ear to the Ground

Bachmann Out

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Posted on Jan 4, 2012
AP / Jim Cole

The contest for the Republican presidential nomination just got a little less kooky with the subtraction of Michele Bachmann from the mix. On Wednesday, after the previous night’s Iowa caucus results found Mitt Romney in the top spot, the Minnesota congresswoman and staunch anti-socialist announced she was bowing out of the race. Guess Sarah Palin called it after all.  —KA

CBS News:

“Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice, and so I have decided to stand aside,” she said at a hastily-arranged news conference ... .

“I have no regrets,” she added. “None whatsoever. We never compromised our principles.” She said she “looks forward to the next chapter in God’s plan.”

Bachmann did not endorse another candidate.

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By Arabian Sinbad, January 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm Link to this comment

Good riddance!

One less ugly, senseless member of the miserable gang of office-seekers calling themselves conservatives. It seems to me that conservatism is a convenient smokescreen to hide bigotry, racism, religious fanaticism and the power of money peddling.

However, my comment above should not be perceived as considering Democrats the beautiful guys who are worthy to run America. Both Democrats and Republicans are two faces of the same worthless coin that represents American political tyranny. Only a multiparty system stripped of the influence of money-buying votes will have a chance to salvage what’s left of America before it’s too late!

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By Ian, January 4, 2012 at 6:04 pm Link to this comment
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Uggh. Good riddance! So sick of the “waiting for the
next move in God’s plan” crowd.

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By LadyR, January 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm Link to this comment
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Good riddance!!!!!!!!!

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By NZDoug, January 4, 2012 at 11:26 am Link to this comment

God chose Bachman to step aside as America is blessed because of its support for Israel.

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By felicity, January 4, 2012 at 11:09 am Link to this comment

Heard her this morn.  She mentioned “Obama-care” 11
times - in fact, other than an occasional “socialist”
thrown in, it comprised most all of her speech.

I’m guessing, but I suspect Obama-care will cut into
her husband’s business profits.  Another ‘in fact,’ the
entire Republican slate, to a person, is running for
reasons of self-aggrandizement (monetary or otherwise)
and nothing else.

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By Sandy Berman, January 4, 2012 at 10:54 am Link to this comment

Michelle… you didn’t “decide to step aside”... you were SHOVED aside.

Why?

Because even the batshit crazy idiot republicans in Iowa thought that you were too
BATSHIT CRAZY even for them… and the evangelicals that you pandered to want
you back in the KITCHEN and not the White House.

Not to worry.. my guess is that Rupert Murdoch is already in touch with your agent
offering you a new show o Fox… the “PALEN / BACHMANN MUD-WRESTLING
HOUR” already slated to follow Hannity.

Either that, or she will become the next Aimee Semple McPherson.

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