Bachmann wins Ames Iowa straw poll. EDIT: And Pawlenty Quits Race Sunday! The News Just Gets Better!

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    Aug 13, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    YAY!!! The anti-gay Republicans will be fucked with this nub job winning!!!

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/08/13/7366544-bachmann-wins-ames-straw-poll
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    Aug 13, 2011 11:39 PM GMT
    Michele Bachmann – 4,823 votes
    Rick Santorum – 1,657 votes
    Jon Huntsman – 69 votes
    Thaddeus McCotter – 35 votes.

    Enough said.
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    Aug 14, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    http://thinkprogress.org/Finally, the Iowa State Fair Butter Cow reportedly received three write-in votes.


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  • rnch

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    Aug 14, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    bachmann wins?

    who said the republicans don't have a sense of humor!


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    Aug 14, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    And where are the Republicans here praising this anti-gay triumph? They were all pro-Bachmann before, where are they now?

    The Republican Party, at least in Iowa, is solidly anti-gay. So what have our Republicans here have to say? Their spin should be memorable.
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    Aug 14, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidAnd where are the Republicans here praising this anti-gay triumph? They were all pro-Bachmann before, where are they now?

    The Republican Party, at least in Iowa, is solidly anti-gay. So what have our Republicans here have to say? Their spin should be memorable.




    Our RJ Repub friends are disappointed by Bachmann's win, I'm sure.

    I'd guess that some of them are merely disappointed because they're desperate to beat Obama and they know that it's extremely likely that Obama will be reelected if Bachmann is the Repub nominee.

    But - to be fair - I think some of our RJ Repub friends are truly disappointed to have face the fact that their party is definitely still solidly anti-gay.

    I do give some of our RJ Repub friends credit for disliking Bachmann and her vicious anti-gay rhetoric and agenda.
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    Aug 14, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
    The Conservative Constitution of the USA
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/06/AR2011010602485.html?sid=ST2011010402167

    has been condensed into the 10 GOP Commandments:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/13/gop-presidential-primary-_n_926293.html Thou Shalt Not Raise ANY Taxes

    Thou Shalt Pass a Constitutional Amendment to Make Abortion Illegal

    Thou Shalt Pass a Constitutional Amendment to Define Marriage as the Union of a Man and a Woman

    Thou Shalt Repeal "ObamaCare," AKA the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    Thou Shalt Repeal The Dodd-Frank Banking Regulation Act

    Thou Shalt Pass a Constitutional Amendment to Balance the Federal Budget

    Thou Shalt Only Give Military Support to "Our Friends"

    Thou Shalt Limit the Power of -- If Not Entirely Abolish -- the EPA

    Thou Shalt Drill, Mine and Frak to the Widest Extent Possible

    Thou Shalt Take the Name of President Obama in Vain
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    Aug 14, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidI do give some of our RJ Repub friends credit for disliking Bachmann and her vicious anti-gay rhetoric and agenda.

    Perhaps, but I rarely hear them criticize her about it, do you? Rather, I hear them cheering her slams against Democrats. Which makes me do wonder about them and their agenda, in supporting a virulently anti-gay candidate.
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    Aug 14, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidMichele Bachmann – 4,823 votes
    Rick Santorum – 1,657 votes
    Jon Huntsman – 69 votes
    Thaddeus McCotter – 35 votes.

    Enough said.





    OMG !!! the two most fanatic fundamentalist christians in the whole Repub party and they win. What a hoot the republicans have become. This is embarassing to our country and the whole world looks on in amazement.
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    rickrick91 saidI do give some of our RJ Repub friends credit for disliking Bachmann and her vicious anti-gay rhetoric and agenda.

    Perhaps, but I rarely hear them criticize her about it, do you? Rather, I hear them cheering her slams against Democrats. Which makes me do wonder about them and their agenda, in supporting a virulently anti-gay candidate.




    I've seen critical comments about Bachmann posted by some of the RJ Repub regulars.

    But whether that means that they wouldn't still vote for her if she becomes the nominee is likely a very different matter.
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    Aug 14, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    Art_Deco said
    rickrick91 saidI do give some of our RJ Repub friends credit for disliking Bachmann and her vicious anti-gay rhetoric and agenda.

    Perhaps, but I rarely hear them criticize her about it, do you? Rather, I hear them cheering her slams against Democrats. Which makes me do wonder about them and their agenda, in supporting a virulently anti-gay candidate.

    I've seen critical comments about Bachmann posted by some of the RJ Repub regulars.

    But whether that means that they wouldn't still vote for her if she becomes the nominee is likely a very different matter.

    As I said, RARELY criticize her. But as you also suspect, vote for her in a heartbeat. And in the meantime, try to convince us how brilliant she is, and why we should also vote for her. They did the same thing regarding Sarah Palin in 2008. Remember? icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 14, 2011 7:07 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidMichele Bachmann – 4,823 votes
    Rick Santorum – 1,657 votes
    Jon Huntsman – 69 votes
    Thaddeus McCotter – 35 votes.

    Enough said.


    WTF? Why didn't Jon Huntsman garner more votes. He is a Republican with a good international resume, and good relations with China having been our ambassador to China. Wouldn't that make sense since we have such close ties with China that they would nominate a candidate that understands that?
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    Aug 14, 2011 7:44 AM GMT
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    q1w2e3 saidMichele Bachmann – 4,823 votes
    Rick Santorum – 1,657 votes
    Jon Huntsman – 69 votes
    Thaddeus McCotter – 35 votes.

    Enough said.


    WTF? Why didn't Jon Huntsman garner more votes. He is a Republican with a good international resume, and good relations with China having been our ambassador to China. Wouldn't that make sense since we have such close ties with China that they would nominate a candidate that understands that?


    He supports Civil Unions.
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    Aug 14, 2011 8:31 AM GMT
    You voted for this, conservative activists?

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    Is it going in or coming out. Enquiring minds want to know.
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    Aug 14, 2011 10:37 AM GMT
    Lostboy saidYou voted for this, conservative activists?

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    Is it going in or coming out. Enquiring minds want to know.


    It looks like the bullshit is coming out of her mouth, even after the debate.
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    Aug 14, 2011 10:47 AM GMT
    what is the betting that there is a picture of her husband doing something very similar, but swallowing rather than spitting up?
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    Aug 14, 2011 11:01 AM GMT
    There you have it ..... The republican party of the year 2011 comes closer to nominating the craziest women in congress

    I SO hope that they do icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 14, 2011 11:02 AM GMT
    I don't think this means she won yet. Here are the results of the Iowa straw poll of 2007.

    1 Mitt Romney 4,516 31.6%
    2 Mike Huckabee 2,587 18.1%
    3 Sam Brownback 2,192 15.3%
    4 Tom Tancredo 1,961 13.7%
    5 Ron Paul 1,305 9.1%
    6 Tommy Thompson 1,039 7.3%
    7 Fred Thompson 203 1.4%
    8 Rudy Giuliani 183 1.3%
    9 Duncan Hunter 174 1.2%
    10 John McCain 101 0.7%
    11 John H. Cox 41 0.3%
  • rnch

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    Aug 14, 2011 11:26 AM GMT
    how many times has the winner here (iowa) become POTUS?
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    Aug 14, 2011 11:36 AM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    Art_Deco saidAnd where are the Republicans here praising this anti-gay triumph? They were all pro-Bachmann before, where are they now?

    The Republican Party, at least in Iowa, is solidly anti-gay. So what have our Republicans here have to say? Their spin should be memorable.




    Our RJ Repub friends are disappointed by Bachmann's win, I'm sure.

    I'd guess that some of them are merely disappointed because they're desperate to beat Obama and they know that it's extremely likely that Obama will be reelected if Bachmann is the Repub nominee.

    But - to be fair - I think some of our RJ Repub friends are truly disappointed to have face the fact that their party is definitely still solidly anti-gay.

    I do give some of our RJ Repub friends credit for disliking Bachmann and her vicious anti-gay rhetoric and agenda.


    you're right.

    Obama has done more for gay rights in two and a half years than Republicans would do in a century. How can anyone not give him credit for that? He got DADT repealed, stopped defending DOMA, tried to ban anti-gay discrimination (ENDA), passed bill against hate crimes, even declared June Gay Pride Month. This is just so much progress on the issue it's hard to keep up. Most Republicans in Congress oppose those things that he has done. And gay Republicans want to vote even more of them in?
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    Aug 14, 2011 1:30 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidMichele Bachmann – 4,823 votes
    Rick Santorum – 1,657 votes
    Jon Huntsman – 69 votes
    Thaddeus McCotter – 35 votes.

    Enough said.


    Why did you omit the fact that Ron Paul was the runner up with 4,671 votes?

    You represent it as though Santorum was the runner up.

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    Aug 14, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
    So next day, Sunday, former Gov. Pawlenty of Minnesota ends his bid for the White House, after fellow Minnesotan Bachmann wins the Iowa straw poll. Great news for gays, since Pawlenty was also very anti-gay, but more electable than Bachmann. The Teabaggers control the Republican primary process, and will drag the whole Party down to defeat in 2012. YAY!!!!!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 14, 2011 1:43 PM GMT
    Glad Bachmann won the poll... we'll see how strong her "straw house" is when the winds of politics hit...
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    Aug 14, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    q1w2e3 saidMichele Bachmann – 4,823 votes
    Rick Santorum – 1,657 votes
    Jon Huntsman – 69 votes
    Thaddeus McCotter – 35 votes.

    Enough said.


    Why did you omit the fact that Ron Paul was the runner up with 4,671 votes?

    You represent it as though Santorum was the runner up.



    Here's the full lineup:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-98IoqUNeUR0/Tkb-5y_SAWI/AAAAAAABIVk/Im0LemIaeYE/s1600/AmesPoll.jpg

    Bachmann 4823, Paul 4671, Pawlenty 2293, Santorum 1657, Cain 1456, Romney 567, Gingrich 385, Huntsman 69, MCotter 35
  • rnch

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    Aug 14, 2011 2:31 PM GMT
    what a bunch of unelectable political loosers!

    anyone in this group has as much chance of being POTUS as a snowball does lasting one hour in the new orleans summer.


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