Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Michelle Bachmann: Proudly Swiss since March 19th, 2012

Despite what Ms. Bachmann would have you believe, she has NOT been Swiss since she married her husband Marcus Bachmann Overdrive.
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She was ABLE to claim Swiss citizenship since their marriage, but both she and Marcus didn't apply for citizenship until February 15, 2012 and it wasn't granted until March 19th, 2012.  Apparently she took the lose of Iowa harder than we all thought. (LINK)
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The Swiss Miss is in the news again because now she is clamouring that "Liberal Judges" redrew her congressional district.  But before you go crying for Evita here (or even worse, coughing up funds), it's not true. LINK is here, but FactCheck.org a fairly non-partisan site, lays out the basics in the first paragraphs.
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In several urgent fundraising appeals, Rep. Michele Bachmann falsely claims that biased “liberal judges” redrew her congressional district “in retaliation for repeatedly standing up to President Obama.” The truth is that only two of the five judges were Democratic appointees, and Bachmann’s Minnesota district has become even more Republican than it was before.
It’s true that a bipartisan panel of judges redrew district lines and placed the town where Bachmann lives in an abutting district represented by a Democrat. But she has chosen to again run in the 6th District, the one she has represented since 2007. And she doesn’t even have to move to do that.
Bachmann has sent out several appeals that carry the same message:


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