Bachmann boasts of having a 'titanium spine'
June 26th, 2011
10:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann boasts of having a 'titanium spine'

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann boasted of having a "titanium spine" in an interview Sunday, the day before she formally enters the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

However, Bachmann had some difficulty in clarifying her stance on key issues and explaining federal funding that benefited her family in the interview on "Fox News Sunday" and another one with the CBS program "Face the Nation."

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Michelle Bachman made the "state's rigthts" argument against the same sex marriage by citing the 10th Amendment, which reads as follows:
    "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

    Rep. Bachman has completely ignored the 14th Amendment, Article 1, which reads as follows:
    " No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

    As much as I personally dislike same sex marriage, The Constitution makes it unlawful to pass laws prohibitng the liberty of any person, nor deny any person equal protection of the laws.

    June 26, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  2. denice

    Bachmann has a "Steal Spine" on "Stripping average Americans of their "Rights" This women is a "Severe Danger to our seniors,education for our "Kids", and America,s Reputation !!!! No chance Americans will be "Held Hostage" to Billion Dollar Corporations, Leave our Taxpayed Medicare Alone?? Isolationism,at its worst! I don,t think our country wants violence in the "Streets"!!!! People will Eat,no matter how they get it? Obama 2012!!!!!

    June 26, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  3. GI Joe

    Maybe so, now if she only had a brain.

    June 26, 2011 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Candi Crowley from CNN wrote: "A counseling clinic run by her husband has received nearly $30,000 from the state of Minnesota in the last five years, money that in part came from the federal government. A family farm in Wisconsin, in which the congresswoman is a partner, received nearly $260,000 in federal farm subsidies."

    Bachman claimed that the money was part of a training program that "went to the employees", not the company. She thinks that taxpayer money, not employers compensating their employees, is fine. The congresswoman further went on to claim that the family farm is "owned by her husband's father", which is the absolute truth. She simply overlooks the fact that she and her husbands are co-owners and beneficiaries of profits generated by the farm. Ironically enough, the farm receives pork subsidies.

    June 26, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  5. Name king

    These repugs rally around the rich to push more money in their pocket, while they avoid American taxes which are lowest in 50 years, as they put trillions in other country paying them taxes that they should be paying to america to get us out of the ditch they slammed us in. The middle class cannot hold us up any longer Bachman, as you delete their numbers on a daily basis. Who is going to buy American homes a d high end items and support those industries. Your trust in big corporations are emence seeing that America is not their priorities anymore. I say tax them and bring the money back to America to modernize our cities, infrastructures and transportation, putting millions of people back to work and grow our economy out of our budget crisis, and stop allowing your lunatic right winged ideology to send our country backwards while others move forward.

    June 26, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  6. The Elephant in The Room

    No, her spine is made of iron; it will rust when exposed to the elements.

    June 26, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  7. Indy

    Where was that titanium spine during that softball debate on CNN ?. Where was that spine when Bush ran the country into the abyss ? Where is that spine when you are asked about Palins qualifications ? Where is that spine when it comes to tax increases for the rich ? Where was that titanium spine when you kept taking government handouts for your family ? Go and suit up in Iraq for a couple years then we will decide if you have a titanium spine, just because you have a big loud mouth does not mean you have a titanium spine unless of course intellegent design has done something special only for you and no one else in the country.

    June 26, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Rep. Bachman illustrates why separation of church and state is so important in a democracy. A hallmark of democracy is the debating of ideas by democratically elected officials, who are supposed to represent the will of their constituents. Through structured debate, compromise is reached. A idealistic as that sounds, that is how it is supposed to work.

    When those officials adopt religous ideals as their moral standards, that leaves no room for compromise. They are unable to compromise because yielding on their positions means committing a sin against their religous beliefs. Whose religion is the correct one that a nation of religous freedoms should we follow? There is no room for religion in a democratic government.

    June 26, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |