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We May Not Have Michele Bachmann To Kick Around Much Longer

May 20, 2013

Or maybe this picture is what did it?You know what they say: when it rains, it pours — the way things are going right now, Michele Bachmann might just be looking around for a Marine with an umbrella. Things have taken a turn since late 2011 when Bachmann hit the apex of her political career, winning the Ames Straw Poll, and then appearing, against all odds, coherent in a handful of televised GOP presidential debates. But by January the shine was gone, and after finishing 6th in the actual Iowa caucus, she relinquished her presidential ambitions. By November, she managed to barely eke out a win to retain her congressional seat.

For Bachmann, the more prominent she becomes on the national stage, the more difficult it is for her to hang on to her House seat. For all her TV histrionics calling for an investigation into the Anti-American activities of liberals; for all her protests over the tyranny of health care reform ; even for her establishment of a Tea Party Caucus — nothing raised her national profile as much as that presidential campaign. So it is perhaps a tad ironic that it’s the presidential campaign that may just end her career.

Already under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics, the Federal Elections Commission and an Iowa state Senate ethics committee, the FBI is now joining the probe of the Bachmann campaign. In Iowa, an ethics committee is looking into whether the campaign improperly paid a state senator. The FEC and Office of Congressional Ethics are looking into  “a range of allegations related to Bachmann’s failed presidential campaign, including charges that she improperly used campaign funds to promote her book, that her campaign “launder[ed]” money, and that one of her staffers stole an email list from a home-school organization.” The addition of the FBI into the mix means we’re looking at not just ethic violations, but possible criminal activity, as well.

It remains to be seen how the investigations will pan out, but they are already taking their toll on Bachmann’s reelection prospects in 2014. Democrat Jim Graves, who Bachmann defeated by a skin-of-her-teeth margin of fewer than 5000 votes last go-round, is now polling ahead of Bachmann by two points.

The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling showed Democratic hotel magnate Jim Graves edging Bachmann among voters in Minnesota’ Sixth Congressional District 47 percent to 45 percent. Graves announced recently that he will challenge Bachmann once again next year after falling to the tea party champion in a close race last year. (TPM)

So keep your fingers crossed, boys and girls! Enjoy the patented Bachmann-style calls for impeachment while you can — we may not have ol’ Crazy-Eyes Bachmann in the House much longer.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 21, 2013 8:22 pm

    Reblogged this on Leaning Left and commented:

    Fingers crossed!

  2. May 21, 2013 5:22 am

    Michelle Bachmann is a joke to politics and has never been suited for the job. She’s uninformed and obviously gets her news from the wrong places. When she goes, all I can say is “good riddance”.

  3. E.A. Blair permalink
    May 20, 2013 11:56 am

    Remember when Ms. Charlie Manson Eyes told the story about the distraught woman who claimed the HPV vaccine caused retardation in her daughter? The press, unfortunately did not record Bachmann’s reply.

    Here it is: “Oh, Mom, you’re such a kidder.”

    • May 20, 2013 1:11 pm

      LOL 😉

      • E.A. Blair permalink
        May 20, 2013 1:26 pm

        Charlie Manson Eyes

        Her speech is Glenn Beck gold
        Her grimace sweet surprise
        Her heart is always cold
        She’s got Charlie Manson eyes
        She’ll turn her rhetoric on you
        You won’t have to think twice
        Cold as Minnesota snow
        She got Charlie Manson eyes

        And she’ll tease you
        She’ll unease you
        All the better just to sleaze you
        She’s precocious and she knows just
        What it takes to make a Rove blush
        She got John Boehner teary cries
        She’s got Charlie Manson eyes

        She’ll take you to the cleaners
        It whets her appetite
        She’ll lay you on her slab
        She’ll take a dump on you
        Roll you like you were dice
        Until you come out blue
        She’s got Charlie Manson eyes

        She’ll expose you, when she snows you
        Off your feet with the crumbs she throws you
        She’s ferocious and she knows just
        What it takes to make a Rove blush
        Republicans think she’s a guy
        She’s got Charlie Manson eyes

        And she’ll tease you
        She’ll unease you
        All the better just to sleaze you
        She’s precocious, and she knows just
        What it takes to make a Rove blush
        She got John Boehner teary cries
        She’s got Charlie Manson eyes

        She’ll tease you
        She’ll unease you
        Just to sleaze ya
        She’s got Charlie Manson eyes
        She’ll expose you, when she snows you
        She knows ya
        She’s got Charlie Manson eyes

        • May 22, 2013 6:09 am

          E.A. Blair,
          Loved your comment and your poem. LOL! is right!

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