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When the mask slips

One of the markers of conservatism in our modern democracy is a routine willingness to say one thing privately and another publicly.  The reason for this is that our national consensus has turned towards justice, which causes defenders of the old order into a bad situation where they either say…

Bachmann’s supporters join the rewriting history bandwagon

I'm somewhat reluctant to feed the beast on this. Every story based around "Michele Bachmann doesn't know her history/the meaning of words/how to work door knobs!" is a story where we're not talking about how Michele Bachmann is a fire-breathing Bible thumper who can't wait for her husband to have…

The War On Hypocrisy Will Be Won, Although I’m Personally Anti-War

Philip Klein at the Washington Times writes today about a minor issue cropping up for Michele Bachmann, which is that she, her family, and her constituents have directly benefited from copious amounts of government aid, to the point where she wrote a sloppy love letter to to Tom Vilsack asking…

Michele Bachmann’s Excellent Adventure

Matt Taibbi has an excellent profile up about Michele Bachmann, and why she's no laughing matter (not that this has ever stopped me).  It's tempting to quote it at length, but then that would imply I had just the best parts, and really you should read the whole thing.  Just…

Which GOP superstars are attending Glenn Beck’s Jerusalem rally?

Soon-to-be-former Fox News host Glenn Beck is in the process of planning his upcoming rally in Israel, and according to one report, the guest list will be an unholy mash-up of conservative notables. The August 24 rally “to restore courage” (sequel to last summer’s “rally to restore honor” Beck threw…

Rep. Bachmann’s hot son refuses to pose nude for Playgirl

The 28-year-old son of Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R) has turned down an offer to pose nude for the adult magazine Playgirl. Daniel Nardicio, a spokesman for the magazine, told PopEater that the magazine made the offer to Lucas Bachmann after being struck by “how absolutely adorable he is.” “Plus,…

Bachmann to kick off 2012 campaign by hiring a birther

WASHINGTON – Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has all but made it official that she’ll run for president in 2012. And the tea party darling’s first hire for her campaign, according to CNN, will be a prominent Iowa birther. On Thursday, Bachmann told ABC News, “I’m in for 2012,” but didn’t…

Report: Jim DeMint not running for president in 2012

WASHINGTON – Tea party hero and Republican Sen. Jim DeMint (SC) has privately ruled out a presidential run in 2012, according to the Washington Post‘s Chris Cillizza. Though he was never a top contender, DeMint carries significant weight with the tea party movement, which is expected to play an important…

Tea party invites GOP 2012 hopefuls to summit, but not Bachmann

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a tea party-affiliated group funded by the Koch brothers, will hold a summit in New Hampshire next month. Among attendees will be some familiar names with buzz about trying for the Republican nomination for the 2012 nomination. Tim Pawlenty will be in attendance, as will…

Bachmann ignores slavery in African-American history again

Black History Month was made for people like Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). However, it increasingly looks as though the tea party heroine not only never paid attention to African-American history but seeks to re-write it in her own image. “Other than Native Americans who were here, all of us have…

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