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Posted: 6/14/2009 7:08:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/28/2009 2:20:09 PM EST by molotov357]
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:11:11 PM EST
Awesome... I love my Michelle
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:15:03 PM EST
She rocks we need to keep her around.

Give her a few bucks if you can afford it
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:15:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:24:24 PM EST
Fax sent to her office with my thanks.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:32:29 PM EST
Welcome to Chicago politics.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:38:50 PM EST
Now if only she could get a 3/4 majority of Republicans behind her, the movement might get some teeth, unfortunately too many, like most Americans, are opting to sit on their asses and complain without making any effort to effect change, regardless of how much an uphill battle it will be.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:40:45 PM EST
too bad only a few thousand (tops) watched this speech
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:44:30 PM EST

I think the dealership she's talking about is Gretchen Carlson's parents from Fox and Friends:

Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson: Government Unfairly Shutdown Parents' GM Dealership
Glenn Beck calls abuse of GM closures 'fascism' after morning show star tells how 90-year-old family firm was making a profit.

By Jeff Poor
Business & Media Institute
6/10/2009 9:50:26 AM

Many have claimed the federal government was playing fast and loose with the rules surrounding its takeover of General Motors and the circumstances surrounding the selection of which dealerships would remain open and those that wouldn’t. Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson came forward with evidence of this through a personal account of dealership closings.

Carlson, a co-host on the Fox News Channel’s morning show “Fox & Friends,” appeared on Glenn Beck’s June 9 program and questioned the logic behind the decision reached by the government and General Motors (GM) to close down a dealership that has been in her family for 90 years.

“I’d like to get a hold of the car czar too,” Carlson said. “Never did I think personally that I would need to get a hold of him, but now I do because my parents have owned a General Motors dealership in Anoka, Minn., for 90 years and they were terminated last week and they would like to know why. They would like to know why from the car czar.”

According to Carlson, the dealership had exceeded the obligations set forth by GM for its dealerships, but were still facing a shutdown which would mean laying off 80 of the dealerships employees.

“It said you would no longer be part of the new General Motors,” Carlson said. “Apparently there was criteria, but let me tell you this Glenn – they haven’t lost money. They are a profitable operation. Their objective, they met at 103 percent. You can’t go higher than that and yet they are being terminated. There are 80 employees who will not have jobs anymore. My parents lay awake at night worrying about those employees.”

Carlson cited one dealership that was allowed to stay open that involved a government official.

“Many, they all had a meeting yesterday in the state of Minnesota, but here is the ironic thing – there was a dealership that was closed in the first round in the metro area of Minneapolis. That person was able to get a meeting with GM executives last week for an hour and a half. And lo and behold Monday night, that dealership is back in business. Now you tell me this isn’t about who you know and who you can speak to.”

According to the June 9 Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., intervened in the shutdown of a dealership outside of Minneapolis – Bloomington Buick Pontiac GMC, owned by Paul Walser. Following her involvement, GM had reversed it decision and determined the dealership would remain open.

“There was government intervention with a political person who was able to set up that meeting,” Carlson said. “But I thought this was supposed to be that you were closing dealerships because they weren’t performing.”

The dealership shutdown also came with strings attached. The “Fox & Friends” host said GM threatened to not honor warranties on the remaining vehicles sitting on the dealerships’ lots following the shutdowns if the owners failed to agree to General Motors’ terms.

“It gets worse because by Friday (June 12) terminated dealers by GM have to sign what’s called a wind-down agreement,” Carlson explained. “And if they don’t sign it, they have a gun to their head – they will not get any warranties on any of the vehicles that are currently sitting in their lots, which the judge [FNC contributor Andrew Napolitano] tells me is illegal.”

Napolitano confirmed that and said federal law required GM to fulfill the obligations under the warranty and such agreements can not alter those terms. But one of the parts of the agreement being forced on those auto dealers according to Carlson was a “gag order” that forbids public discussion of the agreement.

“There’s also a gag order in the agreement – a gag order that says you can not speak to anybody other than your employees unless you get GM’s consent,” Carlson said.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:45:43 PM EST
u need to send her and others like her down here so they don't go to waste....

we'll swap you three illegals for her
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:48:51 PM EST
Get it right, it's Gansta Guberment.

Looks who's the head cheese. nuff said.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:50:02 PM EST
Glad to know at least a few GOP congressmen (women?) have their act together.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:51:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By RarestRX:

I think the dealership she's talking about is Gretchen Carlson's parents from Fox and Friends:



no wonder she seemed livid in this interview on Friday

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:52:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
Glad to know at least a few GOP congressmen (women?) have their act together.

Yes, she's a bright, shining, star in an otherwise bleak, political, galaxy.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:55:55 PM EST
It HAS come to that.... and WE the PEOPLE allowed it to happen!

We knew this was going to happen under Obama. The shitstains that voted for this are either Stupid, Ignorant, have their head up their ass or all of the above.

I'm ashamed of the people that voted for this fuck!

And she is exactly right... these "czars" have no accountability to congress.. This is pure strongarm dictatorship brought to us by the democrap party...
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:07:41 PM EST
Oh man, that fucking rocked!

The message was 100% pure fucking win, and she's cute too!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:16:36 PM EST

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:08:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:16:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By morghealbot:
u need to send her and others like her down here so they don't go to waste....

we'll swap you three illegals for her

We have plenty of illegals here already, we don't need any more thank you. She is the one and only shining hope we have left here in our state.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:19:01 AM EST

We need more people like her.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:20:55 AM EST

I like her.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:45:49 AM EST
Ron Paul’s economic theories winning GOP converts — including Michele Bachmann

From time to time, a few members of Congress — as many as 10, sometimes fewer — gather with Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) to eat lunch and hear from an author or expert whose opinion he thinks is worth promoting. They grab something to eat off of a deli plate. They take notes. They loosen up and ask questions.

“It’s not all that easy for the other members to get here,” said Paul in an interview with the Washington Independent, sitting just outside of his office before heading back to Texas for a few days. “It’s just that there’s so much competition. Once they get here and they get going, they all seem to enjoy it.”

A funny thing has started happening to Paul since his long-shot presidential campaign ended quietly in the summer of 2008. More Republicans have started listening to him. There are the media requests from Fox Business and talk radio where he’s given airtime to inveigh on sound money and macroeconomics. There is HR 1207 , the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, a bill that would launch an audit of the Federal Reserve System, and which has attracted 112 co-sponsors. When Paul introduced the Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act just two years ago, no other members of Congress signed on.

And then there are the luncheons. The off-the-record talks have brought in speakers such as ex-CIA counterterrorism expert Michael Scheuer, libertarian investigative reporter James Bovard, iconoclastic terrorism scholar Robert Pape, and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley. Perhaps the most influential guest has been Thomas Woods, a conservative scholar whose previous books include “The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History” and “Who Killed the Constitution?: The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush,” and whose current book “Meltdown” has inspired Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to question Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner about economic fundamentals.

Paul’s unexpected and sudden clout with his fellow Republicans — even some of Paul’s staff have been surprised with the momentum of his “Audit the Fed” bill — come as the GOP engages in a tortured internal dialogue about its future. Since January, no small number of new coalitions have formed between current members of Congress, former advisors to President George W. Bush, and perennial party leaders such as former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) and former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.). Few of those conservatives, however, have spent much time criticizing the very foundations of America’s modern economic system and worrying about a 1929-style crash. Few of them had a drawer stuffed with off-brand economic ideas and forgotten libertarian texts, ready to explain what needed to be done. Ron Paul did, and as a result the ideas that made the Republican establishment irate enough to bounce him from a few primary debates are more popular than ever.

“There’s a growing recognition that the GOP is intellectually bankrupt and morally bankrupt,” explained Bovard. “Most of these Republican ‘rebranding’ efforts amount to a group of overpaid consultants getting detached from reality, but I’m glad that Paul is putting together these meetings. I hope the battle of ideas is changing.”

The success of Paul’s events, however under-the-radar, have been a pleasant surprise for the experts. “I’ll admit it,” said Thomas Woods. “I was dead wrong in my first reaction when I heard Ron talking about the Fed on the campaign trail. I said, ‘This is too complicated for most Americans. This isn’t going to galvanize people.’ I was wrong! He’s taken an issue that wasn’t even an issue, and he’s got a lot of Americans suddenly fascinated by the Fed, by monetary policy, by the Austrian business cycle theory,” economic ideas promoted by thinkers like Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard that blame central banks for painful business cycles.

Since his congressional comeback in 1996 — after a long stint as a Libertarian Party politician, and after only narrowly defeating a Democrat-turned-Republican that Newt Gingrich’s Republican leadership supported — Paul has maintained a small circle of allies in Congress. Some of them, like Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), are regular guests at the expert luncheons. But the most prominent new face is Bachmann, the rising conservative star who left C-Span and YouTube watchers scratching their heads with a grilling on the Constitution that seemed to puzzle Geithner. “What provision in the Constitution could you point to to give authority for the actions that have been taken by the Treasury since March of ‘08?” asked Bachmann during a hearing on March 24. “What in the Constitution could you point to to give authority to the Treasury’s extraordinary actions that have been taken?”

Bachmann “goes to these luncheons on a weekly basis,” said Debbee Keller, Bachmann’s press secretary. Keller noted that Bachmann was reading “Meltdown,” which argues that the New Deal failed and that the Federal Reserve is responsible for the current economic crisis. “Just as Austrian theory suggests,” wrote Woods, “the Fed’s mischief was responsible for the Great Depression.”

“I had a feeling she’d have some interest in the book,” said Woods, “because she asked some good questions. She was taking notes. She was asking if this or that point could be found in the book. I thought I recognized a sincere person who wanted knowledge, not the usual politician who couldn’t care less about what the truth is and just wanted to propagandize.”

Paul didn’t take credit for turning Bachmann on to Austrian theory (”He’ll give credit to everyone on the planet except himself,” laughed Woods) but said he was pleased to see more members of Congress delving into economics. “She’s very open to studying,” said Paul. “In fact, she’s been working really hard to get me back to Minneapolis. She says, ‘You’ll get such a great reception there!’”

Paul’s other influence has reached further across the aisle. Since he introduced the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, he has locked in the support of a majority of the Republican conference as well as 13 Democrats, for a bill that would mandate an “audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks” before the end of 2010 to reveal how the board makes it decisions and moves around money. “As Congressman Paul pointed [out] many times,” said freshman Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) after co-sponsoring the bill, “the Federal Reserve should have come clean with the American people a long time ago. The Fed is disbursing trillions of dollars and the taxpayers have a right to know who is getting it.”

It’s been a rapid rise for an idea that, only months ago, was located firmly in the political fringe. The John Birch Society, the far-right group that Paul has often defended from media criticism, was one of the first groups to encourage members to contact their members of Congress to support an audit of the Fed. Paul’s own coalition, the Campaign for Liberty, has engaged in a months-long grassroots campaign for the bill, something that Paul credited for a surge in support unlike anything he’s introduced in his second stint in Congress.

“People today are clamoring for transparency,” said Paul, “and there is more awareness of the Federal Reserve. I do think it has something to do with the focus we put on this during the campaign. It’s not so much that I’m personally converting people, it’s that we’ve got people at the grassroots converting their members of Congress.” Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.), a conservative who is running for governor of Tennessee next year, has told Paul that his support for the Fed audit and his condemnation of a Missouri law enforcement policy to watch out for cars with Ron Paul bumper stickers get some of his loudest, most positive reactions on the campaign trail.

Paul has remained surprised and bemused at his new influence. “I was talking with one of the other Republicans on the floor,” he remembered, “one of the types that had been voting with Bush, for big spending and all of that. I asked him: ‘Are you voting with me now or am I voting with you?’ They just laugh. They know what the situation is.”

For the life of me, I cannot understand why so many people dislike Ron Paul.
Yes, he's a horrible speaker, but goddamn....he's our one fuckin hope in Congress and he's actually getting people to listen to the ideas of small govt and following the Constitution.
He IS making a difference and even his own goddamn party is doing everything they can to fight him every inch of the way.
It's no wonder this country is so fucked up.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:03:22 AM EST
She's hot
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:09:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 7:09:53 AM EST by macpherson]
That was outstanding, even for Michele. She's the congresswoman for my district and frankly is the one ray of light in this whole liberal infested state. She is a conservative through and through.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:21:12 AM EST
Sometimes I can't believe she's from MN.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:02:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By skywarp989:
Sometimes I can't believe she's from MN.

There is hope for us yet my friend.

It's too bad she's married and I'm getting hitched.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:05:01 AM EST
That speech earned her a donation.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:14:20 AM EST
How long before she is invited to go for a drive with Ted Kennedy so they can discuss her issues with the Obama administration...

It is only a matter of time before some get the (you be) silent treatment....For real!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:14:56 AM EST
Spot on, we need more like her.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:25:51 AM EST

commie-obammie, the worst president evar.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:27:02 AM EST
Great speech. We need more like her.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:29:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By celticmarksman:

Originally Posted By skywarp989:
Sometimes I can't believe she's from MN.

There is hope for us yet my friend.

It's too bad she's married and I'm getting hitched.

NOPE!! No hope for that Libtard state! She is just a once in a lifetime gem!!

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:35:40 AM EST
Here's to hoping 2010 is a GREAT year!!!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:18:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By 134thSIGNAL:
Originally Posted By celticmarksman:

Originally Posted By skywarp989:
Sometimes I can't believe she's from MN.

There is hope for us yet my friend.

It's too bad she's married and I'm getting hitched.

NOPE!! No hope for that Libtard state! She is just a once in a lifetime gem!!

Ouch!!! That hurts

I will agree that it will be tough to get another person like her elected though.

We do have a ton of Obamanites down in the cities.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:20:05 AM EST
ost for later
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:24:01 AM EST

Don't include her in that kick them all out campaign please.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:26:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 9:27:23 AM EST by MTUSA]
She has been slamming ACORN also.
I sent her a $50 campaign contribution awhile back.
She's got more balls than 90% of congress.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:28:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:31:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Danner130:

commie-obammie, the worst president evar.

Hands down.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:33:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By millfire517:
Here's to hoping 2010 is a GREAT year!!!

Here is to hoping the GOP actually does something to earn it.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:41:56 AM EST
I happen to know her. Trust me when I say she is a SOLID fighter for what's right....normal 'politician' stereotypes really don't apply.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:48:22 AM EST
Crazy video..........it's sad americans have let our country come to this.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:57:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 9:59:29 AM EST by eracer]
Meh. Oil industry cronyism, automaker cronyism, defense contractor cronyism - the hand's been pulled out of one pocket, and stuck into the other.

it all stinks the same...
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 12:46:39 PM EST
Great video and it is spot on. Maybe this lady should become a new GOP shining star?
Her outspokeness reminds me of my Representative, Paul Broun.

It's truly sad to see what's happened to our country. I feel the worst is yet to come.

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