HDR 117: Why the Left Hates Michele Bachmann
ALOHA, ALL!! Hubby & I had the great pleasure of attending a luncheon with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on Wednesday. Did you know she has two law degrees, one in tax law? Did you know she has five kids of her own and has fostered 23 others? Or did you have any idea that she worked as a tax attorney in the US Treasury Department for five years? Of course you didn’t know any of these things because the lamestream media refuses to report anything that would paint her in a positive light. They want you to think she’s fringy and kooky. That she has no idea what’s she’s talking about and is just one of those racist Tea Party people. After listening to this woman speak for over 40 minutes (and meeting her personally) I can tell you that she’s the real deal. In fact, I just had an article published in Hawaii Reporter about the experience, and here’s an excerpt:
I got my birthday present a day early this year – Wednesday I was one of the 200 people who filled the ballroom at the Ala Moana hotel to hear congresswoman Michele Bachmann speak.
She did not disappoint the audience, focusing on issues near and dear to the hearts of many Tea Party folks: Smaller government, decreasing the debt, a balanced budget and repealing Obamacare.
Calling this “The Way Forward,” Bachmann noted in a handout “Imagine a stable economic and political environment where a business person could go to bed at night assured that the rules of the game your business runs by will remain the same in the foreseeable future.”
Imagine, indeed! Bachmann spoke for about 40 minutes, drawing on personal experience, knowledge and a few hand-written notes (not a teleprompter in sight.) She then entertained questions, many asking about how to get Hawaii and the U.S. back on a track to fiscal health. (You can read the rest of the article, including not-very-aloha-like blog comments from leftists about Bachmann at this link: Hawaii Tea Party ‘Shot in the Arm’ from Bachmann Visit; The Left Is Not Happy | Hawaii Reporter)
Bachmann isn’t perfect. In fact, one of her recent suggestions has come under fire from disabled military vets. She has resurrected the concept of reducing veterans’ disability compensation by the amount received in Social Security Disability Income (an idea first developed by the Congressional Budget Office several years ago.) Bachmann plan would cut veterans benefits – Military News The concept is meant to eliminate duplicate compensation for a single disability. Someone in the luncheon audience questioned her about this. Bachmann, to her credit, answered directly, saying that every part of the national budget should be examined. (Who doesn’t think there’s waste in the VA?) She said her office phones had been ringing off the hook from angry veterans, and she said was open to other options concerning the benefits. She explained how bringing up this option was a way to open the discussion with the Democrats…a throwing down the gauntlet in a way (my words, not her). And she expressed how this option was in no way a given. “But we need to be willing to start the conversation,” she said. (Side note: hubby who is retired military talked with her about this briefly while I was standing there. I could tell from their chat that she is not only re-thinking this idea but would prefer to use other types of cuts to avoid raising the debt ceiling above the current $14.3 trillion. Make no mistake – this is a woman who loves the military.)
Will she run? She was elusive about that, but I can tell you one thing: she is a dynamic, inspirational, dedicated, genuine public servant who would be a vast improvement over the current occupant of the White House! Whatever she decides, Bachmann will be in the public arena for many years to come. You Betcha!
And in case you missed it.….here’s a classic of Bachmann questioning Geithner & Bernanke about the Constitution, AIG, the Federal Reserve and bailouts:
P.S. Bachmann even admitted that she was once a Democrat and worked on Jimmy Carter’s campaign as a college student! Which brings me to this….
Final Thought: “If you’re not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.” Winston Churchill
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!