Thursday, July 28, 2011

Michele Bachmann refuses to answer questions about family business

Rep. Michele Bachmann steadfastly refused Thursday to answer questions about her family's business and finances.

The Minnesota Republican faced queries about Marcus Bachmann's Christian counseling clinic that attempts to convert gay patients as well as her own beliefs on sexuality during a luncheon at the National Press Club.

Bachmann, who is campaigning hard ahead of next month's debate and straw poll in Iowa, has steadfastly refused to discuss the family's business that has faced criticism from gay rights groups.

She also faced questions about her opposition to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Washington Post reported this week that its analysis of her loan documents suggests her family used those federally subsidized programs in 2008.

"Unlike all of you, who I'm sure paid cash for your homes, there are people out there like myself who actually have to go to a bank to get a mortgage. This is a problem: it's almost impossible to buy a home in this country today without the federal government being involved," she said.

"We need to get the federal government out of these programs."

Bachmann downplayed the catastrophic consequences predicted if lawmakers allow the United States to default on its debts.

Bachmann has vowed to vote against any increase in the debt ceiling and called the deal being negotiated on Capitol Hill as one based on "illusory" and "counterfeit" savings.

The nation faces a Tuesday deadline to increase Washington's borrowing power to pay its bills. Congressional leaders were working to find a compromise that cuts future spending as a trade-off to avoid a government default that could send world markets crashing and could downgrade the United States' credit rating.

Bachmann said that would not happen; she offered no specifics to back up that claim.
(source material AP)


  1. I assume that this cut-and-paste anti-Bachmann blog from Randy was meant as a joke or self-parody. Obviously no candidate has to cooperate with Team Obama jackals masquerading as journalists. As she said, her husband is not running for President.

    The ad hominem attacks against Bachmann by the media jackals have boomeranged against the Left and hugely helped Bachmann.
    Whenever the press attacks Bachmann, she "gets a flood of support and money. She becomes ‘Every Woman,’ a misunderstood Tea Party mother of five facing down an elitist, arrogant, Obama-leaning press corps." The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.
    Public Policy Polling 7/28/11 New Jersey: Romney22%; Bachmann at 21%. North Carolina: Romney nn 23%; Bachmann 22%

  2. Dear cma6 - the joke depends on who's laughing. And I assure you it's not the 'founding fathers that worked tirelessly' to end slavery as they owned their own slaves...

    The source material for my post was the Associated Press. Hardly a "left-leaning" media source.

    The facts are the facts. Ms. Bachmann derides government programs that guarantee her home loan which she works to get rid of AFTER she secures her loan; her husband's clinic cashes government checks while she looks to dismantle Medicaid; and her family farm cashes government checks as she looks to get rid of farm subsidies.

    It seems the Bachmann's hate everything about the government except the checks they cash.

    Yeah, the truth hurts.

    And thanks for visiting my blog. Please feel free to share the link and drive traffic to my blog. I love seeing the numbers go up...

    I personally pray every day Ms. Bachmann gets the GOP nomination. And I really mean that. I really really really do.


  3. Also, the AP story mentions that Bachmann says the default "wouldn't happen" but she offered no specifics to back that up.

    Things that make you go "hmmm..."

    Btw cma6 - my name is Randy Slovacek. No clever hiding my identity.

    Not exactly sure who cma6 is. Interesting name - did your parents give you that name?

    I'm out in the open. How about you? I admire courage.

  4. Is amazing how some dumb americans can pick and chose what they believe about a candidate. I guess hypocrisy is not important to them