Thursday, June 23, 2011


Michele Bachman isn't Sarah Palin, we've been told. She's serious, more knowledgeable than Palin. She's had more experience on the national stage. She understands complicated issues because she's had to work on them in the House of Representatives.


This sure doesn't look to be much different than a Palin take on world affairs:

Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential Twitter account sent out a curious tweet on Monday evening, touting Canada’s lower unemployment rate as a "lesson in economic recovery" and attributing it to the lack of a stimulus program.

Just one problem: Canada did have a stimulus package.

In January 2009, as the U.S. was debating its own stimulus, Canada passed a $40 billion (in Canadian dollars) stimulus package over five years. The Toronto Star reported that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper boasted in April 2009 that Canada was “way ahead” of other countries in using its stimulus funds.

But beyond stimulus dollars, analysts say that Canada has fared better than the U.S. in the wake of the financial crisis because its banks have fared better.

The reason? Regulation. ...

While Bachmann is apparently a fan of Canada, but she’s no fan of banking regulation, as she has been one of the most vocal opponents of the Dodd-Franken bill that passed last year. She has a bill in Congress to repeal it.

And that's from her "hometown" newspaper, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, not the usual lamestream media.

Sounds a lot like Ms. Palin to me.

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Blogger PurpleGirl said...

She can be ignorant and believe stupid things but where she is not like Palin is that Bachmann does believe in work and completing things she starts. She won't quit half way through. She doesn't seem to be one to grift for money, a la Palin. This makes her a serious threat.

5:12 AM  
Anonymous Jamie said...

well, the thing that Bachmann has on Palin is she wouldn't quit her job 2/3 the way through her term. She's pretty much just as Crazy on ideology

8:03 PM  

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