Talk:Michele Bachmann

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Why isn't this mentioned?

She specifically said that "John Quincy Adams would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country." To be fair, John Quincy Adams was strongly on the side of the abolitionists, but he had nothing to do with the eradication of slavery. This is something people should know about someone who could become our next president. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Esmith543 (talk)

We must rush to put misspoken statements by a conservative in this encyclopedia? Meanwhile Egypt burns and our president is likely playing basketball.--Jpatt 18:25, 30 January 2011 (EST)
Esmith543, did Michelle Bachmann say that understanding or preventing abortion was above her paygrade? Did she say to Hispanics of the need to punish their enemies? Did she tell a certain plumber that the wealth he would create would be taken away and spread around as she saw fit? Did she invent global warming? Does she stand for the National Anthem with her hands at her side? Or should we merely ignore all of that if they are done by a Democrat? Karajou 18:59, 30 January 2011 (EST)

@JpattIt: It was not a misspoken statement, she said in the same press conference that the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to write slavery out of the Constitution. What the underlying theme of what I was saying is that there's going to be nothing negative about a Tea Party icon on Conservapedia, even though it purports to be "The Trustowrthy Encyclopedia". Regarding Egypt, it's mentioned on the side in the top news, but I can find no other mention of riots anywhere. Also, though I am not an Obama supporter at all, he has not been playing basketball. He has come out and said that the Egyptian people are right in asserting themselves, and has communicated with Mubarak himself about what he plans to do.

@Karajou: Whoever said that understanding or preventing abortion was above her paygrade should be mentioned on Conservapedia as having said that. It's just a guess, but whoever said that has been quoted as saying that on here. It should also be mentioned on the page of whoever said that Hispanics should punish their enemies. Regarding quotes like that, however, on Rush Limbaugh's page, he is not quoted as saying ""I tell people don't kill all the liberals. Leave enough so we can have two on every campus--li­­ving fossils--s­­o we we'll never forget what these people stood for.". Glenn Beck is not quoted as saying "shoot them in the head", regarding liberals. While I disagree with liberals, I do not think that they should be shot, and I also believe that standards must be applied evenly, if we're going to quote whoever told Hispanics to punish their enemies, we should quote Limbaugh and Beck as saying what I've just quoted. Who told a certain plumber that their wealth would be taken and spread around? That should also be mentioned. No one "invented" global warming. Climate change is an observable phenomenon, and if you'd like to debate that, I'd be more than happy to. Standing with your hands at your side for the National Anthem does not matter. If we're going to judge politicians for that, we should also judge them if they wear American flag pins on their suits. During the presidential debates, Obama wore one, while McCain did not. No, none of those issues, except for the last one, should be ignored, standards must be applied evenly. If Harry Reid were quoted as saying that John Quincy Adams abolished slavery, I would be insisting that that be mentioned too.

Maybe you are under the impression that we are fair and balanced? Let me inform you, that is a news slogan and not a conservative principle. You have nothing but disdain for conservatives and you think you are superior to conservatives. You'll show us, ha, please go back to Wikipedia where you'll be accepted with open arms. --Jpatt 21:04, 30 January 2011 (EST)
By using the word "whoever" you are attempting to cast doubt on the above statements, as if they were never said by Obama at all, yet here you sit demanding we put a more negative light on conservatives who oppose him and his policies. It's not going to work, ESmith. Please push your propaganda somewhere else. Karajou 10:19, 31 January 2011 (EST)

Shouldnt it also be mentioned her advocating that the US remove itself from the global economy and that nuking Iran should be an option? --HarabecW 21:26, 22 June 2011 (EDT)

strange sentence

I find the following sentence a bit strange for an encyclopedia: "A search for her on Google turns up five positive sites for every 100 nasty liberal smear sites, like the Huffington Post" Why not just say, that the liberals are running a smear-campaign against her on the internet?
Btw: the article doesn't mention that she is strongly opposed to gay marriage. Is there a reason for that?
Btw2: I'm not making the edits because i think this article is important for Conservapedia, I have too little confidence in my English abilities and I just don't know enough about Bachmann... so I would be glad if someone more competent than I could do the suggested edits. À Dieu --VPropp 14:49, 4 July 2011 (EDT)

Page needs to be rewritten.

I feel like this page focuses far too much on the liberal media's ideas about Bachmann, and has little to do with Bachmann herself. Would anyone object if we were to edit it to include more detailed information about Bachmann and her views--SteveY 09:33, 17 August 2011 (EDT)

The criticism section doesn't seem all that long, but I'm sure the page could benefit from more on Bachmann's beliefs. Please do add any relevant information that isn't there already.--CPalmer 09:22, 17 August 2011 (EDT)
One of the first edit's I would like to make is to remove most of the last paragraph in the first section as it lacks any kind of citations, and should be placed in the liberal criticism's section. Want to run it by everyone here before going about doing it as I know that removing information can rub some members here the wrong way.--SteveY 09:33, 17 August 2011 (EDT)

Correct names: Russia, CIS, Soviet Union

It is common to say "Russia" when referring to the CIS or the Soviet Union. Probably this is because both the latter have been dominated by Russia. The Bachman quote seems to be of interest only in terms of gotcha politics, kind of like the flap over Sarah Palin's see Russia from Alaska remarks, which have been widely misquoted and taken out of context.

If we mention Bachmann's Soviet Union quote, we need a sidebar article showing what political capital her opponents have made out of what was (at worst) a slip of the tongue. --Ed Poor Talk 13:22, 19 August 2011 (EDT)

I made a minor correction, but the page needs work

I changed the statement that "Michele Bachmann became the nation's first female presidential candidate from the GOP" to "Michele Bachmann became one of the nation's first female presidential candidate from the GOP". Margaret Chase Smith was a Republican Candidate for president in 1964. If memory serves, she even won some delegates and got votes at the convention. I actually think the paragraph needs to be rewritten, but my minor edit at least eliminates the false impression that there'd never been a Republican Woman candidate for president before.