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    Default Minnesota Congressional Rep. Bachmann... what a nut case.

    Read the story below for a good example....



    Bachmann: Obama Wants "Re-Education Camps For Young People"

    By Sam Stein

    Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has levied the most bizarre and outlandish critiques against President Obama since before he came into office, did not disappoint this weekend.

    Appearing on Minnesota radio station KTLK-AM, (h/t Minnesota Independent) the Republican congresswoman expressed her concern that White House was trying to put in place "re-education camps for young people, where young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward." Furthering the Obama-as-autocrat theme, Bachmann said the youngsters would "then they have to go to work in some of these politically correct forums."

    The launching point of Bachmann's remarks was the widely popular and bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which would expand national community service programs from 75,000 positions to 250,000.

    "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," said the Minnesota Republican. "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."

    The Obama White House did not immediately return request for reaction. The Kennedy Serve America Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 275 to 149 and the Senate, by a vote of 79 to 19.


    Story link - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_183552.html

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    For those of you have not heard of Americorps here are a few links - http://www.americorps.org/

    http://www.americorps.org/about/overview/index.asp

    Americorps is basically like the Peace corps but the same type of work is done here in the USA.
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    Default Re: Minnesota Congressional Rep. Bachmann... what a nut case.

    You label her as a "nut Case", but by her own words, please tell me where she is wrong in her assessment of the Act? Would citizen's not need to be trained and then sent off to do the government's work? Would they not then recieve a check from the Department of Treasury?

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    Default Re: Minnesota Congressional Rep. Bachmann... what a nut case.

    Quote Originally Posted by Badcat View Post
    You label her as a "nut Case", but by her own words, please tell me where she is wrong in her assessment of the Act? Would citizen's not need to be trained and then sent off to do the government's work? Would they not then recieve a check from the Department of Treasury?
    As a example calling Americorp "re-education camps for young people" caught my attention.

    Most importantly, these groups are not "mandatory" for young people to serve in. They are in fact ways for people to to provide service to their communities.

    Badcat, take a look at what Americorps is all about in the links I provided in my first post. Bachmann does not understand what the programs do and I am not sure you do either.

    More about this law in this link - http://www.factcheck.org/askfactchec...c_service.html
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    Yes... the Huffington Post a bastion of moderation.

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    She's a nut bag. She only plays to the 20% of the fellow nut bags in this country. She's meaningless and I wouldn't listen to a word she says.

    You 20%r's need her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by washed up wrestler View Post
    She's a nut bag. She only plays to the 20% of the fellow nut bags in this country. She's meaningless and I wouldn't listen to a word she says.

    You 20%r's need her.

    Since she was elected in a generally democratic state, in one of the largest populated districts in the state, I'd imagine she is a little more than what you classify as a '20%r'.

    A little radical, sure, but who isn't one way or the other?

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    Default Re: Minnesota Congressional Rep. Bachmann... what a nut case.

    She wasn't elected by the whole state. She was elected in her District which I assume has an overwhelming Republican registration, and which I also assume (without looking it up) represents the wealthy suburbs of the Twin Cities, where white people run to escape from the "riff raff" of the cities, and where stupid scary stories about re-education camps might have some reasonance. That being said, I don't expect the Huffington Post to fairly represent her or what she stands for any more than the radio station she appeared on fairly represents anyone or anything. Ma-ni-pu-lat-ion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    She wasn't elected by the whole state. She was elected in her District which I assume has an overwhelming Republican registration, and which I also assume (without looking it up) represents the wealthy suburbs of the Twin Cities, where white people run to escape from the "riff raff" of the cities, and where stupid scary stories about re-education camps might have some reasonance. That being said, I don't expect the Huffington Post to fairly represent her or what she stands for any more than the radio station she appeared on fairly represents anyone or anything. Ma-ni-pu-lat-ion.
    Lol.. she obviously wasn't elected by the entire state (the "in one of the most populated districts in the state" comment should have cemented that), however, the district she represents is very populated- probably the 2nd or 3rd largest in the state- so you would *assume* it would generally be a tough sell in a very democratic election year.

    "White people running to escape the riff raff" in a wealthy suburban area of Minneapolis have very little need to for a story about a
    "re-education program"... the majority of their kids will be attending 4 year universities following high school.

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