Republican Michele Bachmann explained on in an interview how amnesty would change the political system while talking about the immigration reform. She said, “This is President Obama’s number one political agenda item because he knows we will never again have a Republican president, ever, if amnesty goes into effect. We will perpetually have a progressive, liberal president, probably a Democrat, and we will probably see the House of Representatives go into Democrat hands and the Senate will stay in Democrat hands.”
Bachmann hinted that this would create a ‘permanent progressive democrat class’ in the country. “That’s what’s at risk right now. It may sound melodramatic, I don’t mean it that way, but this is that big and that important.”
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At the GOP debate last Monday, Michelle Bachmann was busy criticizing Texas Gov. Rick Perry during CNN’s Tea Party debate for signing an executive order requiring middle-school girls in his state to get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus.
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Rep. Michelle Bachmann started her presidential campaign in her original hometown of Waterloo, in Iowa yesterday. But due to a major error thanks to her campaign staff (no, really), her campaign started off with a bump - with her saying that she shared the infamous serial killer, John Wayne Gacy’s ‘spirit’ as an Iowan. MORE