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  •  So we're off... (8+ / 0-)

    ..Bachmann gets re-elected in a close race, goes mute for awhile, then suddenly re-emerges full throttle.

    You would think the closer her re-election races get, the more she would begin toning it down & stop acting the part of the oddball aunt who ingested too many hallucinogens in the '60s.

    But not Michelle Bachmann:  There be no respite for the unhinged.

    "You just gotta keep on livin man! L-I-V-I-N!" - Wooderson

    by wyvern on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 12:25:07 PM PST

    •  Yeah--she's BACK. But: here's the thing (6+ / 0-)

      ...she's doing this in comparatively "Mickey Mouse" forums, post-election. That's a big change.

      For example, this particular Bachmann conspiracy theory is being floated on a syndicated "bible prophecy of doom" show--not on Fox or CNN. This month, Bachmann is retreating to her paranoid demagogue roots--small forums where she's preaching to converted, feeding them the manic line that they're already inclined to believe.

      That convinces the listeners in these forums that she's still the best political bet for them, unafraid to rip the lid off the conspiracies. That keeps money coming in, that rebuilds the base she started out with: conspiracy nuts and conservative evangelicals who believe in "doom."

      So it's a retreat from big media, for now. Will she ever make it back into Hannity or O'Reilly league again? We'll see.

      Co-author of the first political biography of Michele Bachmann: Michele Bachmann's America

      by Bill Prendergast on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 12:41:36 PM PST

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      •  It's coming.. (0+ / 0-)
        So it's a retreat from big media, for now. Will she ever make it back into Hannity or O'Reilly league again? We'll see.
        If she's currently gaming the persecuted Christian crowd, she's a natural for Fixed News.  I predict she'll appear on Hannity at least once before the end of the year.

        CNN?  This is the network that loves her, acted as her personal publicist, invited her to provide a response to a SOTU speech.  Her ensuing appearance on CNN is also a foregone conclusion.

        "You just gotta keep on livin man! L-I-V-I-N!" - Wooderson

        by wyvern on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 12:54:53 PM PST

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        •  It could be *any* legit, corporate network (1+ / 0-)
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          ...doesn't matter, if her long term goal is to stay on the national and influence policy.

           ...but the weird part is:
          --she's already a national name (yes, with a lot of negative baggage)
          --and here she is, post-narrow election victory, going back to the Mickey Mouse forums she started out in (conservative evangelical radio; speaking at a dinner before a room full of people who already agree with almost every anti-Obama, anti-liberal thing she says.)

          These days are not like "the days when she was starting out." Back in those early days as a backbencher in state government, she could spout all kinds of lying, paranoid crap--even over the airwaves--and the news media wouldn't even report it.

          If she's planning a move back up the national ladder, news reporting of record on her latest crazy CT isn't going to help. It's weird--but then: she's weird.  

          Co-author of the first political biography of Michele Bachmann: Michele Bachmann's America

          by Bill Prendergast on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 01:07:21 PM PST

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          •  Back in those earliest days, she was a Democrat (1+ / 0-)
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            Which only provides "proof positive" that she is a secret anti-American infiltrator herself, apparently.

            Michele and Marcus campaigned for Jimmy Carter in the 1976 presidential campaign and, I assume, voted for him.

            By the end of Carter's term, she decided that Carter was responsible for high gas prices. She was too young to understand that the crisis began after Nixon threatened the Mideast oil suppliers and they retaliated by cutting off the US supply. Remember the 55 mph speed limit? Things got worse in 1979 under Carter, but he wasn't the one who lit the fire.

            And MB got sucked in by the anti-abortion propagandists. Even though Carter was clear about his personal anti-abortion position and, as president, was steadfastly opposed to funding abortion-related services, MB thought that Carter was pro-abortion, or something.

            So she became a Republican and campaigned and voted for Raygun.

            Then she went full Bozo far right wing rabid self-righteous Bible-thumper conspiracy theorist. She blocked entrances to women's health clinics, for example.

            "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

            by GrumpyOldGeek on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 04:19:35 PM PST

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