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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gettin' no respect

I feel sorry to Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. They are just getting beat up by Michele Bachmann in these debates. She is calling them on the carpet for various actions or programs they have supported in their states. (Perry in Texas - mandatory vaccines for young girls Romney for his health care program in Massachusetts.) Bachmann's main criticism follows the tea party line of government actions that stomp on personal liberties.

It seems like her opponents have to just stand there and take her barbs and then defend their actions. However they have no ammunition to come back at her. It is pretty hard to criticize or even disagree with a record of "nothing accomplished."

But maybe I am the clueless one here. It seems there are a lot of people who like her because she has done nothing. That is okay and that is their choice.

But how do we move our country forward by doing nothing? end


At Wednesday, September 14, 2011 5:41:00 PM, Anonymous Richard Z said...

Maybe I'm the clueless one. What "tea party line of government actions that stomp on personal liberties" do you refer too.

How do we move our country forward by doing nothing? Call me clueless in Seattle but what has the current administration done to 'move this country forward'? Advanc the national debt by $4.5T in less than three years? Projections for the next 10 years is another $1T each year. Do you honestly think the debt commission will accomplish anything.

Ms. Bachmann made several attempts in the previous Congress to stop the wrongs being foisted upon the American public, but you must remember that if one had an (R) after their name NOTHING was allowed to hit the Congressional floor for debate. It was a closed Congress. So to claim that Ms. Bachmann did nothing is a bit disingenious; she was not given the opportunity or courtesy to be heard. end
PS: I do not have a blog, I use yours. end1

At Friday, September 16, 2011 9:10:00 AM, Blogger Judy D. Hanson said...

Perhaps my writing could be a little clearer. I was trying to indicate that Bachmann's main criticism of her opponents was that the actions they had taken in their states stomped on personal liberties which the tea party is against.

Regarding her accomplishments, the fact that at one time her party was in the minority is not a good excuse. Effective leaders find ways to work across the aisles and make progress in small, incremental steps. They do not expect to make giant leaps, nor should the people who they represent expect them to make giant leaps.

It is obvious that you are using my blog to "speak your mind". It is also obvious that if I feel you are doing so only to speak your mind and not add to the conversation, I will discontinue allowing your opinions.

Your comments about what has happened do not present viable suggestions on moving our country forward.


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