Bachmann implies Cain plan could be devil's work
October 12th, 2011
02:36 PM ET
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Bachmann implies Cain plan could be devil's work

(CNN) - A handful of Republican candidates took aim at Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan at Tuesday night's presidential debate, but only one went so far as to imply it could be the devil's work.

"When you take the 9-9-9 plan and you turn it upside won, the devil is in the details," Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota said during the New Hampshire debate, alluding to the number 666, which is commonly connected to Satan.

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  1. Tony

    Really, Michele? Really? *facepalm*

    October 12, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  2. diridi

    None of these GOP idiots are trustworthy....they are for CORPORATE THIEVES. not for you main line America, not for you...wake up.....Obama2012.

    October 12, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  3. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    Hard to believe this nutcase is still getting attention. You do know Missy, that Santa is just Satan with the letters mixed up.

    Of course Santorum is getting press also for his 0-0-0 bit. You know the one-Zero chance for the middle class, Zero chance for the minorities, zero chance for the future. The Republican dream in a nut shell, so to speak.

    October 12, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. Lillie

    For once I agree with Bachman......Cain is SCARY!!!

    October 12, 2011 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  5. rs

    Well, she might be right (although Bachmann really ought to love it)- it helps the rich and hurts the poor and middle classes. SOP for the GOP/TP.

    October 12, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. Ed DFWTX

    I know Bachmann cares about 666 – she's the antichrist!!!!

    October 12, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. Thad

    This guy said black people are racist and a white woman called his tax plan the devils work. Are you for real this has to be a joke. Makes sense though 9's is how we calculate a burn victims body parts.

    October 12, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    BOTH of you are devils and your ENTIRE republican party. Evil to the core.

    October 12, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Everyone says her campaign sails lost their wind once Gov. Perry entered the race. I beg to differ. While Perry made a difference, I think it had more to do with Rep. Bachmann's own mouth.

    Recall that she kept calling for a government shutdown throughout the month of July, claiming that the warning were false, and yadda yadda yadda. Recall that she then made the outrageous claim during the debate in early July, that she could restore $2 per gallon gasoline. That is was spelled doom for her. Gov. Perry just merely accellerated the process ahead of the September debates. Her campaign was already in a tail spin. It still is.

    October 12, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  10. Bill

    This woman needs help.

    October 12, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  11. Independent Voters

    The republican party is playing games with american people they didnt pass the job bill now they calling candidates the devil..I hope this a wake up call for america to votes these coo coo out of the office

    October 12, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  12. Jason

    "Their both "Satans Deciples"!!! Neither one of them have sense,God gave a frog??? All religions have been the start of "Violence,Predudice,and Wars sense the beginning of time! All "Followers" of any religion are "Fanatical Lunatics who don,t have the "Normal self confidense in themselves, so they have to lean on the Bible,to get by in this world!!! Vote down Gop/Teanuts in 2012! Recall the govenor of Wisconsin!! Go Occupy Wallstreet!!! Go out and protest these "Heartless Lunatics!!

    October 12, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  13. Sarah the Stench with Staying Power

    The circus sat around a table last night. What bunch of disgusting persons.

    October 12, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  14. Johnny

    She's right 999 upside down is 666 and sideways its.....something. 777 upside down is LLL.

    October 12, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  15. huh?

    OK, she kind of has a point 999 is 666 when you turn it upside down, shame on you Cain for trying to sneak the devil in the White House. You should man up and be straight with the people, just like Michelle isn't hiding the fact that she's a witch! haha!

    October 12, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  16. Nick

    I dislike Bachman and don't agree with any of her policy, but she was just making a really bad joke. I saw the footage and found she clearly has a very bad sense of humor. She will never be POTUS.

    October 12, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  17. Joshua Steimle

    I've got a better plan, how about 0-0-0? All taxes are theft. Let people keep what they earn and we'll have an explosion of growth and productivity. Unemployment will disappear, wages will rise, and our problem won't be illegal immigrants taking jobs, but figuring out how we can import more immigrants fast enough to fill all the jobs we'll have.

    October 12, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  18. Sorensen

    Great pictures. Can you imagine those two running the USA!!!

    October 12, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  19. B

    This woman is a disgrace to the Presidential race. She exemplifies the pitiful situation of the Republican party now!

    So Romney will get the nomination to run by default because of such a pathetic group of people.

    October 12, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  20. Big George in Big D

    Michelle is becoming increasingly weird! She was bad enough before but now....

    October 12, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  21. vet in texas

    the funniest about all this satan stuff is if you count the letter in
    R-O-N-A-L-D
    W-I-L-S-O-N
    R-E-A-G-A-N
    it spells 666.......

    October 12, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  22. vic , nashville ,tn

    Rep. Michele Bachmann campaign is in life-support even tea party doesn’t like her

    October 12, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  23. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost theri minds!

    Looks like Michele has been reading the CNN comments!

    October 12, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  24. tensai13

    999 is 666 upside down – oh horrors. Thank god Mitt Romney has his magic underpants on and Rick Perry is the anointed one of the New Apostolic Reformation designated by god to bring America to "godly government" , and that Sarah Palin has been blessed with anti-witchery spells, and O'Donnelll is definitely not a witch. We are SAVED!

    October 12, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  25. jerseylou

    These two are a match made in Hell.

    October 12, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
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