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During this summer campaign season, a season in which Michele Bachmann has yet to update her campaign website, Bachmann will be attending conferences at some of the nation's ultra conservative organizations. Rather than courting the votes of independents in the 6th District, she will be pandering to the far right wing of the Republican Party and not even here in her home district.

Some time this week, Representative Bachmann will be a speaker at the Young America's Foundation Leadership Conference. I sent an email to the organization to see if I could get some information about the date of her appearance and was told that this was a "private conference". So, rather than holding public appearances for her constituents, Bachmann is currently holding private meetings with folks in Washington DC that have no connection whatsoever to her district.

What is Young America's Foundation?

According to Sourcewatch, the foundation is "the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement". That sounds innocent enough until you learn that many of the conservative movements most controversial figures are regular guests of the organization. From George Allen of "Macaca" fame to the likes of Anne Coulter and Michele Malkin, Young America's Foundation is catering to the most fringe elements of the Republican Party and the "Conservative Movement".

So, the next time you hear Michele Bachmann claim she is fighting for the "people of Minnesota" you can be certain that those people she speaks of do not include moderate Republicans or independents and they certainly DO NOT include anyone who even remotely describes themselves as a Democrat. Her main concern, it seems, is gaining the attention of the ultra-conservative elites in Washington DC and elsewhere throughout the country.

Cross Posted on Dump Bachmann & St. Cloud Times

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3 responses to "Where In The World Is Michele Bachmann?"

  1. Gary Gross On June 20, 2008 at 12:05 AM

    So, the next time you hear Michele Bachmann claim she is fighting for the "people of Minnesota" you can be certain that those people she speaks of do not include moderate Republicans or independents and they certainly DO NOT include anyone who even remotely describes themselves as a Democrat.

    When did fighting for cheaper gas prices become an issue only "ultra-conservative elites" are interested in?

    BTW, when was SourceWatch had anything to do with Joe Lieberman Democrats? Criticizing him doesn't count.

     
  2. taxpaying liberal On June 20, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Actually Bachmann is fighting for more expensive gas.

    She is promoting converting coal to gas and using more shale which is the most expensive and dirtiest way to produce gas.

    Bachmann and other neo-cons are in fact, going to try to hold Anwr and the Fla. Keys hostage by insisting on drilling there before considering any other options to our energy crisis.

    The good news is that Bachmann is one of the least influential representatives in congress and her influence will decrease even more with the next congress.

    What Bachmann wants is just not relevant. Her power will be limited to ceremonial bills like the one honoring the States 150th birthday.

    Nobody’s going to let her get close to designing energy policy after making claims such as: the caribou will like the pipeline because it’s warmer, or there’s as much oil off Virginia as there is in Saudi Arabia, the Chinese are drilling our oil off Cuba and my favorite, we can return to $2.00 oil.

    Let’s face it, You can’t be an expert on oil and believe that the earth is only 4000 years old.

     
  3. Gary Gross On June 20, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Bachmann and other neo-cons are in fact, going to try to hold Anwr and the Fla. Keys hostage by insisting on drilling there before considering any other options to our energy crisis.

    You're funny. Where they'd be drilling on the OCS is 100+ miles off the Gulf Coast. That has nothing to do with Florida's Keys.

    BTW, let's have a test on which option people prefer. Bring it on.

    Finally, prices will drop the instant we get serious about increasing domestic oil production even though we won't see the oil for 2-4 years.