Bachmann running for leadership position in House Republican caucus

posted at 2:15 pm on November 3, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

It didn’t take long for the Tea Party to make itself felt in the Republican Party leadership after delivering a historic victory in the midterms.  Just hours after taking at least 61 seats in the House, and immediately after Mike Pence withdrew from the position of Conference Chair, Big Government reports that one of the leading lights of the Tea Party movement has thrown her hat into the ring for the #4 position in House Republican leadership:

If the GOP is to capitalize on its success, it needs to incorporate the energy and commitment to principle displayed by the grass roots activists. It needs to realize that the game has really changed and the politics of the past two decades are over. Big Government has now learned that Rep. Michele Bachmann, one of the first GOP office-holders to recognize the importance of the tea party uprising, will enter the race for GOP Conference Chair.

The number 4 position in House Leadership, the Conference Chair is well-positioned to inject grass-roots energy into the majority caucus. It is energy the DC GOP establishment desperately needs. Without it, last night’s historic win will be only a blip on the political landscape.

Rep. Bachmann is, in many ways, one of the leaders of the ‘tea party’ in Congress. Incoming GOP members would be well-served to have one of their own in leadership. God speed, Rep. Bachmann.

This would not be Bachmann’s first attempt to get the Tea Party a seat at the table for direction of Congress.  She created the Tea Party Caucus in order to show strength on policy as well as demonstrate the GOP’s ability to address the concerns of grassroots activists.

There will undoubtedly be other candidates for this position, but John Boehner and his caucus will have to find a way to give Tea Party leaders in their midst some representation in leadership.  Bachmann is the most visible Tea Party leadership in the House, second nationally only to Sarah Palin in terms of visibility.  If the GOP doesn’t find a leadership role for Bachmann somewhere, they’re going to have to put someone of equal stature to the grassroots activists in her place, and I’m not sure that anyone else will fit the bill.

One more point should be made about the longer-term impact of this decision for Bachmann’s future in the House.  She won her district handily against a flood of money for her challenger Tarryl Clark, beating her by 13 points and putting an exclamation point on her grip on the district.  If the caucus denies her a leadership position, Bachmann may be tempted to run for the Senate against Amy Klobuchar in 2012, which would be a tough sell statewide here; Democrats swept the statewide elections this year with the possible exception of the gubernatorial race even in this GOP wave cycle.  A switch by Bachmann to the Senate race could easily put that House seat in jeopardy in 2012.  If they keep her in leadership, that provides her an incentive to stay in the House and protect the seat, which is something House Republicans may want to consider in their calculations.


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Good, she is stellar.

carbon_footprint on November 3, 2010 at 2:17 PM

She can’t do the job. She’s “in a trance”. /

portlandon on November 3, 2010 at 2:18 PM

Yeah, baby.

CyberCipher on November 3, 2010 at 2:18 PM

Yum

Jaibones on November 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM

My collie says:

When she wins, we need to ask Chrissy if his leg is tingling.

CyberCipher on November 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM

I hope she gets it.

cs89 on November 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Yes!!

Cookies Mom on November 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM

I like this. She would be an excellent leader. She would keep the creep’s feet to the fire.

Mirimichi on November 3, 2010 at 2:23 PM

I had the opportunity to meet Representative Bachmann at the dawn of the Tea party movement, and spoke to her briefly about the concerns that exploded into a movement shortly thereafter. She was engaged, engaging, and genuinely interested in the sentiment.

I believe that the need for the Tea party movement dawned on her at the same time it dawned on everybody else. She is not co-opting a movement for political gain. She is, in every sense of the word, one of us.

IronDioPriest on November 3, 2010 at 2:23 PM

What a great lady. Matthews was waaay oout of his league last night.

kingsjester on November 3, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Time to reward our friends

Kini on November 3, 2010 at 2:24 PM

She will be good at it..I hope she gets it..:)

Dire Straits on November 3, 2010 at 2:25 PM

She is one of the young Republican leaders that everyone is loving.

How exactly are these positions voted on? Is it by the house? The Party? Whose phones do we need to light up in order to get her this position???

jeffn21 on November 3, 2010 at 2:25 PM

Kini on November 3, 2010 at 2:24 PM

kingsjester on November 3, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Any news on when Pelosi will give us a News Presser?..:)

Dire Straits on November 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Conservative Women! Gotta love em.

KCB on November 3, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Ed -

I have heard that MN Democrats are planning to carve up Michele’s district to make it very difficult to be reelected. How serious a threat is that?

bw222 on November 3, 2010 at 2:28 PM

Dire Straits on November 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Haven’t heard. I presume that the Botox melted last night and she’s under sedation as they refill.

kingsjester on November 3, 2010 at 2:28 PM

Ed -

I have heard that MN Democrats are planning to carve up Michele’s district to make it very difficult to be reelected. How serious a threat is that?

bw222 on November 3, 2010 at 2:28 P

I think it will be hard because the State Legislature was won by Republicans. At least that is what I think I read.

sandee on November 3, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Good God. I wonder if the gains in the House would have been as large if Americans knew people like her would be in leadership positions…

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Any news on when Pelosi will give us a News Presser?..:)

Dire Straits on November 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Not gaonna’ happen. Dorothy the Tea Partier threw a bucket of water on her yesterday.

CyberCipher on November 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Good God. I wonder if the gains in the House would have been as large if Americans knew people like her would be in leadership positions…

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Larger, you dipstick.

CyberCipher on November 3, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Ed -

I have heard that MN Democrats are planning to carve up Michele’s district to make it very difficult to be reelected. How serious a threat is that?

bw222 on November 3, 2010 at 2:28 P

I think it will be hard because the State Legislature was won by Republicans. At least that is what I think I read.

sandee on November 3, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Agreed, Sandee. Minnesota is keeping the same number of districts and lost both chambers to the Republicans.

Pair that with the possibility of Emmer winning a recount against “Brave Sir Robin” for Governor and you’ve got redistricting that favors the Republicans over the Dems on paper.

teke184 on November 3, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Practical Irrelevance – you defined it Bawney
You’re right, we will defund your mess

Kini on November 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM

It would be a smart move for Boehner.

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 2:35 PM

Good God. I wonder if the gains in the House would have been as large if Americans knew people like her would be in leadership positions…

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

What do you have against her?

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Good God. I wonder if the gains in the House would have been as large if Americans knew people like her would be in leadership positions…

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Based on whom the voters threw out last night, I expect the gains would have been even larger.

Vashta.Nerada on November 3, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Not gaonna’ happen. Dorothy the Tea Partier threw a bucket of water on her yesterday.

CyberCipher on November 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

LOL..That’s a good one..:)

Dire Straits on November 3, 2010 at 2:37 PM

I think she’s on committee with Frank.

I hope she makes his life miserable because he’s a POS.

BuckeyeSam on November 3, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Good God. I wonder if the gains in the House would have been as large if Americans knew people like her would be in leadership positions…

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Larger, you dipstick.

CyberCipher on November 3, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Sorry, no. I don’t think that statement is based in reality.

What do you have against her?

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 2:36 PM

She’s crazy and stupid.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Good God. I wonder if the gains in the House would have been as large if Americans knew people like her would be in leadership positions…

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Are you serious?!?..By all means expand on your thought..:)

Dire Straits on November 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Good God. I wonder if the gains in the House would have been as large if Americans knew people like her would be in leadership positions…

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Based on whom the voters threw out last night, I expect the gains would have been even larger.

Vashta.Nerada on November 3, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Sorry, no. I don’t think that statement is based in reality.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM

“Based on whom the voters threw out last night?” Like Harry Reid? Or Chris Coons?

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM

She’s crazy and stupid.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Good to see you have visited the Moveon.org site this morning..:)

Dire Straits on November 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Yes, both MN houses went red yesterday.

Oh, and Curr- WE WON!

2ipa on November 3, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Wait, has she been vetted by Karl Rove?…heh

d1carter on November 3, 2010 at 2:41 PM

“Based on whom the voters threw out last night?” Like Harry Reid? Or Chris Coons?

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM

They threw out the chair of the budget committee.

Vashta.Nerada on November 3, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Not a huge fan.

MayBee on November 3, 2010 at 2:42 PM

crr6 doesn’t like her because she is a decent person.

Rose on November 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM

They threw out the chair of the budget committee.

Vashta.Nerada on November 3, 2010 at 2:42 PM

What’s your point? When voters were faced with Bachmann-esque candidates (like O’Donnell and Angle) they rejected them.

If Americans knew Republican control of the House meant circus clowns like her were going to have actual power, I think they would have voted differently. It’s one thing to have Cantor, Ryan and Boehner in charge of things, it’s quite another to have Michele Bachmann.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Last night, Matthews was trying to depict her as a recreation of Joseph McCarthy.

Sorry, Chris and crr6, she’s not an enemy. She’s a patriot.

Seriously, think about the comparison. She makes liberal heads explode; Maxine Waters makes our heads explode. She’s an exemplary member of Congress, the mother of five, and (over the years) the foster mother of 23; Waters wants to nationalize the oil industry and is under investigation for stearing TARP money to a bank in which her husband and her friends had (and may still have) a financial stake.

There is no comparison. I want Bachman as my next door neighbor along with the Lt. Governor-elect of Florida. I want Maxine Waters behind bars.

BuckeyeSam on November 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Dire Straits on November 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM

O/T: Straits, thought you might enjoy this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlXDo5WhQXI&feature=email

silvernana on November 3, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Oh, and Curr- WE WON!

2ipa on November 3, 2010 at 2:41 PM

You did, congrats.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:45 PM

She’s crazy and stupid.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM

No, that’s you. What specifically is it she stands for that you don’t like?

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 2:46 PM

They threw out the chair of the budget committee.

Vashta.Nerada on November 3, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Also the chairs of the transportation and armed forces committee. They would have thrown out the chair of the appropriations committee (Obey), but he resigned before they could do so.

Vashta.Nerada on November 3, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Are you serious?!?..By all means expand on your thought..:)

Dire Straits on November 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Why?

slickwillie2001 on November 3, 2010 at 2:46 PM

You did, congrats.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Kleenex?

kingsjester on November 3, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Feed the troll not.

Akzed on November 3, 2010 at 2:47 PM

What’s your point?

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM

What’s your point? You are trying to compare senate races to house races, and I am pointing out the abject failure of the 111th congress.

Vashta.Nerada on November 3, 2010 at 2:48 PM

No, that’s you. What specifically is it she stands for that you don’t like?

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 2:46 PM

ROFLMAO..:)

Dire Straits on November 3, 2010 at 2:48 PM

Michele Bachmann!!!

BRAVA!

maverick muse on November 3, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Excellent.

petefrt on November 3, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Kleenex?

kingsjester on November 3, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Nope. I’m happy for you guys, and you should be happy for yourselves. The next 2 years will be a lot of fun.

No, that’s you.

No, I don’t think that’s correct.

What specifically is it she stands for that you don’t like?

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Well I disagree with her on almost every single policy position she has, but that’s beside the point. I think she’s crazy and stupid because she says things like this:

What I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look…I wish they would…I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out are they pro-America, or anti-America. I think people would love to see an expose like that.

and this:

It’s under the guise of — quote — volunteerism. But it’s not volunteers at all. It’s paying people to do work on behalf of government…. I believe that there is a very strong chance that we will see that young people will be put into mandatory service. And the real concerns is that there are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward and then they have to go to work in some of these politically correct forums

It’s pure Christina O’Donnell and Sharron Angle-esque wingnuttery. It’s like if someone elected you to the House.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:51 PM

I want Bachmann as my next door neighbor [and] Maxine Waters behind bars.

BuckeyeSam on November 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Bullseye

maverick muse on November 3, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Vashta.Nerada on November 3, 2010 at 2:48 PM

Patience is a virtue. But crr6 is an exercise in futility, staying stuck on stupid like a twisted child playing with his own feces.

maverick muse on November 3, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Good God. I wonder if the gains in the House would have been as large if Americans knew people like her would be in leadership positions…

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Based on whom the voters threw out last night, I expect the gains would have been even larger.

Vashta.Nerada on November 3, 2010 at 2:36 PM
Sorry, no. I don’t think that statement is based in reality.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM
“Based on whom the voters threw out last night?” Like Harry Reid? Or Chris Coons?

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM

You asked about the House dipstick, not the Senate. You do know she is a House member, right?

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 2:55 PM

What’s your point? You are trying to compare senate races to house races

…so?

and I am pointing out the abject failure of the 111th congress.

Vashta.Nerada on November 3, 2010 at 2:48 PM

I don’t think you even know what your point is. Figure it out and get back to me.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Matthews depicted her as a recreation of Joseph McCarthy. How well does that mesh with his countenance of the Tea Party as NAZI? Matthews tinkled his own brain.

maverick muse on November 3, 2010 at 2:57 PM

You know who this would help?

Sarah Palin

ornery_independent on November 3, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Bachmann looked pretty good last night… beaming.

That’s hawt!

44Magnum on November 3, 2010 at 2:58 PM

You asked about the House dipstick, not the Senate. You do know she is a House member, right?

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Yeah, what does that matter? Either way voters rejected people who are similarly crazy. And I think that’s indicative of their expectations for how Republicans would govern.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwww!!!

The troll awoke from her stupor and it’s only 2:00!

How cute!

stvnscott on November 3, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Ed -

I have heard that MN Democrats are planning to carve up Michele’s district to make it very difficult to be reelected. How serious a threat is that?

bw222 on November 3, 2010 at 2:28 PM

Not happening, since the MN House and Senate both went GOP:

A stunner: State GOP wins both House and Senate

Ward Cleaver on November 3, 2010 at 3:02 PM

No, I don’t think that’s correct.

Yeah, I think it is. Sorry.

It’s pure Christina O’Donnell and Sharron Angle-esque wingnuttery. It’s like if someone elected you to the House.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:51 PM

I’m really sorry, again, but your naivety is stunning. I know it’s easy to believe everything you’re told but the world really isn’t just puppies and fluffy bunnies.

Your ignorance does not make someone else “crazy and stupid”.

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:02 PM

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:02 PM

You’re too kind.

maverick muse on November 3, 2010 at 3:05 PM

I’m really sorry, again

Sorry.

Heh. I remember I was saying similar things to you earlier this week. Looks like I touched a nerve.

Sorry.

I know it’s easy to believe everything you’re told but the world really isn’t just puppies and fluffy bunnies.
darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:02 PM

Well now you’re just kind of flustered and being non-responsive. So, I guess we’re done here.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:05 PM

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Your embarrassment is showing

Vashta.Nerada on November 3, 2010 at 3:06 PM

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:05 PM

lol … Fail.

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:07 PM

I wonder if the gains in the House would have been as large if Americans knew people like her would be in leadership positions…

[Note to Imbecile Trolls: Voters are only allowed to vote for a representative in their own congressional districts]

Jaibones on November 3, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Staying stuck on stupid, idiots consider incoherent verbal regurgitation an intelligent response.

Dream on your own dime.

maverick muse on November 3, 2010 at 3:08 PM

YES!

Kevin71 on November 3, 2010 at 3:08 PM

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:07 PM

heh. In case anyone missed it, darwin is still sore because I corrected him in a thread earlier this week about how the tax credit in the Stimulus bill works. It was pretty funny stuff. If anyone wants a laugh I can dig up the link.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:10 PM

A stunner: State GOP wins both House and Senate

Ward Cleaver on November 3, 2010 at 3:02 PM

I am stunned. Minnesota? Home Stuart Smalley?

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Your embarrassment is showing

Vashta.Nerada on November 3, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Looks like you’re joining darwin in the “flustered and unresponsive” category. I guess we’re done as well.

Anyone else?

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:11 PM

There already are reeducation camps. They are called colleges.

Rose on November 3, 2010 at 3:12 PM

heh. In case anyone missed it, darwin is still sore because I corrected him in a thread earlier this week about how the tax credit in the Stimulus bill works. It was pretty funny stuff. If anyone wants a laugh I can dig up the link.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Why am I sore? You were right. It was my fault for not doing the proper research. But if you want go right ahead.

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:12 PM

ccr6 is calling people “flustered” as it flails about.

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Dear Lord, crr6. Can’t you get a clue? Americans anihilated your political party and your president and his ideology last night. Your Dear Leader torqued off an overwhelming majority of the finest nation on Earth. This was a vote against him and his policies, period. Your pathetic attgempt at spinning it isn’t working. If that’s how you attempt to argue, you’ll never win a legal case in your whole career.

kingsjester on November 3, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Yes, I had a typo with attempt. Now, argue against what I said.

kingsjester on November 3, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Dear Lord, crr6. Can’t you get a clue? Americans anihilated your political party and your president and his ideology last night. Your Dear Leader torqued off an overwhelming majority of the finest nation on Earth. This was a vote against him and his policies, period. Your pathetic attgempt at spinning it isn’t working.

kingsjester on November 3, 2010 at 3:15 PM

What am I spinning? I congratulated you on winning. Why are you so angry? Shouldn’t you be happy? Seriously, go out and celebrate.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Yes, I had a typo with attempt. Now, argue against what I said.

kingsjester on November 3, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Relax. The typo is no big deal. And you won. So be happy!

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:18 PM

She would keep the creep’s feet to the fire.

Mirimichi on November 3, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Creeps on our side?

Sir Napsalot on November 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Wait, has she been vetted by Karl Rove?…heh

d1carter on November 3, 2010 at 2:41 PM
//
Um-hum..without him,she can do nothing:):)

ohiobabe on November 3, 2010 at 3:22 PM

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Later. I’m stepping out of your land of denial. Please continue chasing your tail for your own enjoymnet.

kingsjester on November 3, 2010 at 3:22 PM

So be happy!

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:18 PM

You should be happy too. Unless of course the Fed decides to start printing money today. If they do that don’t be happy.

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Later. I’m stepping out of your land of denial. Please continue chasing your tail for your own enjoymnet.

kingsjester on November 3, 2010 at 3:22 PM

What am I denying? You guys won! Anyway, enjoy your day, and try to cheer up a bit!

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:25 PM

In Rep. Michele Bachmann we have a truly intelligent woman willing to stand up for principle and Constitution. No phony-baloney from her. She has my full respect.

Mae on November 3, 2010 at 3:26 PM

So be happy!

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:18 PM

You should be happy too.

I am!

Unless of course the Fed decides to start printing money today. If they do that don’t be happy.

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Err, ok.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Boy, what a great argument.

Crazy. and Stupid.

Back atcha, crrrrrap666.

Brian1972 on November 3, 2010 at 3:28 PM

When voters were faced with Bachmann-esque candidates [...] they rejected them.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM

And yet Bachmann WON. Talk about being stuck on stupid…

dominigan on November 3, 2010 at 3:29 PM

In Rep. Michele Bachmann we have a truly intelligent woman willing to stand up for principle and Constitution. No phony-baloney from her. She has my full respect.

Mae on November 3, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Bachmann is a class act. It takes guts to stand up for principles in the hellhole of DC. Money beckons, democrats bribe you, republicans bribe you, lobbyists bribe you.

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:29 PM

And yet Bachmann WON. Talk about being stuck on stupid…

dominigan on November 3, 2010 at 3:29 PM

They didn’t reject Ron Johnson … who beat Feingold.

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Err, ok.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 PM

See what I mean about being naive? It’s not a slam … it’s gentle criticism. The fed is meeting today to decide whether to monetize some of our debt. In essence, they’re talking about printing up to 500 billion.

That would drastically lower the dollar, inflation up. Not really good for making people happy.

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Err, ok.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 PM

See what I mean about being naive? It’s not a slam … it’s gentle criticism. The fed is meeting today to decide whether to monetize some of our debt.

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Yeah I know. It was just weird you that you brought it up completely out of context, that’s all.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Unless of course the Fed decides to start printing money today. If they do that don’t be happy.

darwin on November 3, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Unfortunatley, that is exactly what they are doing.

rukiddingme on November 3, 2010 at 3:40 PM

*sigh*

Unfortunatley = Unfortunately

rukiddingme on November 3, 2010 at 3:42 PM

She’s crazy and stupid.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Your record keeps skipping. Surely after last night you all are going to get new talking points.

Dr Evil on November 3, 2010 at 3:45 PM

She’s crazy and stupid.

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Your record keeps skipping. Surely after last night you all are going to get new talking points.

Dr Evil on November 3, 2010 at 3:45 PM

I don’t see how last night’s election would change the simple fact that Michele Bachmann is crazy and stupid. If it helps, I think Dennis Kucinich is crazy and stupid as well. Oh, and I think Alan Grayson is crazy (but not stupid).

crr6 on November 3, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Hot Air really needs an “ignore the troll” button. That way the idiot troll’s posts would disappear with one simple click of the mouse. I would pay for this addition.

search4truth on November 3, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Re printing $500B, that is terribly foreboding isn’t it? The link will be rejected by HA, but here’s the nub: “The dollar is in danger of losing 20 percent of its value over the next few years if the Federal Reserve continues unconventional monetary easing, Bill Gross, the manager of the world’s largest mutual fund, said on Monday.”

It’s at Santelli’s network, written by Bill Gross.

Inflation is just another form of socialist wealth transfer. Winners, -greedy unions, government workers, those wealthy enough to diversify outside the US, people that have no money or income. Losers: private industry workers, private industry retirees, middle class, producer class.

Don’t ever think that Bammie sees inflation as a bad thing, for him it’s an objective.

slickwillie2001 on November 3, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Back on topic…

What is the second spot in House leadership? Majority Whip? And what does Kevin McCarthy want?

crr6, the House lost a lot of Democratic committee chairman last night. My favorite defeat is Ike Skelton, because Vicky Hartzler rocks, but John Spratt, Paul Kanjorski and Jim Oberstar also lost. There are a few races the Tea Party lost, and that’s unfortunate. But it’s a young movement still testing the limits of its abilities. Michele Bachmann should have a leadership role because she’s earned it, through helping other candidates and handily winning her own non-gerrymandered race. Mike Pence resigned his spot in House leadership, maybe Bachmann would be a good replacement. I’m not sure she’s right for speaker but there are many roles, including chair of a prominent committee.

alwaysfiredup on November 3, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Michele Bachmann is top mama grizzly. I hope she wins that Conference Chair. She is one I trust.

IowaWoman on November 3, 2010 at 3:59 PM

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