by Worthington Daily Globe
November 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm in Worthington Daily Globe
The Minnesota Sixth Congressional District is an embarrassment to the state. Continue Reading
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Bachmann is an embarrassment to this state. Everything that comes out of this bat crap crazy wingnuts mouth is lies and rhetoric.
One of, if not the most expensive race, and barely held onto her seat in a deeply red and gerrymandered district.
Many of her tea party extremists buddies went packing this election. She very well could be too soon.
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“Bachmann collected $22+ million in campaign donations, spent almost $21 million, outspent her opponent 12-1, and only won by 4,000 votes in a strongly conservative, gerrymandered district. All that for a job that pays about $175,000 a year. What a travesty. “— Are you as equally outraged that Obama collected $934 million and spent $852.9 million, all for a job that pays $400 Thousand a year?
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Nope. Not at all. Happy Thanksgiving.
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“Nope. Not at all. Happy Thanksgiving.”— That doesn’t surprise me a bit. Your selective outrage and hypocrisy is quite humorous.
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Not to belabor the point, but since facts are facts, I’d like to point out that Ellamay was also misleading about the total $$$ raised by President Obama “for a job that pays only $400,000 a year.” The figures she touts represent monies collected by ALL Democrat organizations and Super PACS. The Republicans weren’t far behind in the total and they were far ahead when it comes to Super PACs and the RNC. If you’re interested in the big picture, check out this link:
These are obscene amounts of money, but it’s money raised by BOTH sides and their supporters.
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Ellamay – you know a little something about “selective outrage and hypocrisy”. However, I don’t find your outrage or hypocrisy “humorous”. It’s more tiresome.
Here are some facts for you:
1. You CHOOSE to only mention how much money was spent on Obama’s re-election bid.
2. You CHOOSE to ignore the vast sums the Romney campaign collected – and spent – for his losing race.
You DO know he lost, right?
3. About $1 billion was raised and spent on the presidential campaign in order to get 118 million votes for BOTH candidates.
4. That amounts to roughly $8.50 per vote.
5. Unlike Bachmann, Obama did NOT outspend his opponent by a 12-1 ratio.
6. In Bachmann’s district, roughly $22 million was spent to capture approx. 300,000 votes.
7. That amounts to a little more than $70 per vote. That’s absurd. Does that represent value to you?
8. Bachmann is 1 of 435 members of the US House of Representatives.
9. We have only 1 President.
How campaigns are funded does need to be reformed. I’m not going to argue with YOU about that, since you fail to see the big picture. If you’re going to accuse someone else of hypocrisy, your arguments need to be “fair and balanced”.
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Wasn’t the phrase “bat s#*t crazy” invented just for her?
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“1. You CHOOSE to only mention how much money was spent on Obama’s re-election bid.” As YOU chose to only mention Bachmanns.
“6. In Bachmann’s district, roughly $22 million was spent to capture approx. 300,000 votes.”– It worked didn’t it? You DO know she won right?
Here’s something I think we can BOTH agree on. The elections are being taken away from the common people. The obscene amount of money being used (wasted,) to get elected to any office is quickly getting out of hand. That amount of money could be used to help the country get itself out of it’s fiscal problems. Elections have become nothing more than, “who can BUY their way in to office,” Bachmann, obama, and Romney alike. A good example of wasted dollars that could have been used constructively elsehere? I just received a “Vote for Bill Weber on Nov. 6th” card in the mail yesterday. Really? Are ALL of our politicians that clueless?
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I’m more than a little embarassed that Obama got elected. Sure Michele gets carried away a little once in awhile but gets the facts right most of the time. Conversely Obama does nothing but lie, but if that makes his leftists supporters feel better about their nothingness that’s ok.
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Your Gish Gallop style debating isn’t worth addressing. But i do agree with one point you may have made, that this author should put evidence for their opinion in the article.
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Bachmann collected $22+ million in campaign donations, spent almost $21 million, outspent her opponent 12-1, and only won by 4,000 votes in a strongly conservative, gerrymandered district. All that for a job that pays about $175,000 a year. What a travesty. And, to be honest, she ran a nasty campaign, filled with innuendo and lies. Victory at any price!
She is not nearly as popular as she once was. Mercifully, her Tea Party coalition lost a few of its other big mouths this year, including Allan West (FL) who lost after spending $17 million in his re-election bid. Also, in IL, Tea Party favorite Joe Walsh got millions from donors and Super PACS to defeat Tammy Duckworth, but still lost.
I think the handwriting’s on the wall for Ms. Bachmann in 2014. After her feeble win this year, she even refused to make a grandstand “victory” speech nor did she do any press interviews afterwards. Once can only hope that the 6th District will finally come to its senses. They came close to that this year.
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Please stay on-topic, everyone. That would be Bachmann, not Obama.
Any further off-topic posts will have to be removed; there are plenty of comment threads out there about Obama for you to post on already, so you can still post your thoughts while staying on topic.
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