I can only say I told you so--posted by Tony Garcia on 5/05/2006
Two reasons I left the party. First is the memberships acceptance of party-over-principles. This is the idea that electing anyone with an "R" behind their name is better than anyone in any other party. This also means supporting them regardless of if the candidate challenges one's own core principles (ethics, for example).
The other reason is the win-at-all-costs that the GOP members endorse. This is what allowed Eric Hoplin to win as Deputy Chair of the MN GOP, allowed Paul Gourley to win the Chair of CRNC and it is what is proving to be the mentality of the Bachmann supporters.
I have been saying that Bachmann would stop at nothing to fix as many elections as possible. It seems that the rumors of Bachmann Backers trying to alter the rules on a typically scarcely attended first night were true. Leo at Psycmeister has the scoop:
The Bachmann campaign was busy for the last hour and a half trying to manipulate the rules to serve their purposes. First of all, one could see that Bachmann's campaign manager was up there with what could only be described as color-coded, red and green cards, and giving what appeared to be (yeah I know this sounds crazy and black-helicopter like, but--) marching orders to Bachmann delegates, who appeared to be well coordinated in their motions to amend the rules.I think you jerks who have been on me since the BPOU convention because I called Bachmann's Backers "lemmings" need to reassess your position. Of course, I expect them to continue on because THEY ARE LEMMINGS BEING TOLD WHAT TO SAY, WHEN TO SAY IT, AND HOW TO SAY IT. They cannot think for themselves so they need a green card/red card system to tell them. This is the intellectual depth of the Bachmann Backers.
And thank you, but I am not accepting the "hey, she is just organized" defense. No, her people are just that stupid. Sorry. And the tactics are that underhanded...to the point where even the Backers can't tell what is good and what is not.
The first attempt was a motion that one could not adjourn the meeting until all the business on the agenda was completed. Then a move to get a credentials report for every third vote. Finally, there was a last minute amendment for the candidates to limit their floor time tomorrow to 15 minutes. Mind you, all of these motions were put forth by people in blue Bachmann shirts. And all the while there was the Bachmann guy in the blue sport coat, waving red and green flash cards.I told you so. This woman is far from the model of morality that she and her lemming followers want you to believe. She is a nasty, black-hearted woman. Behind the scenes she even worse. She is a compulsive liar who will say ANYTHING to get what she needs...truth and facts be damned.
In case Ms. Bachmann ever wondered was why I'm not supporting her (and will refuse to lift a finger for her even if she is endorsed), I invite her to read the above.Seriously, this woman is so bad for the state and the country that I see less danger in electing Patty Wetterling than in electing Michele Bachmann. And expect that to be something I repeat often during the election cycle. "I'm a hard-line conservative, but Michele Bachmann is more of a danger to this country than Patty Wetterling...vote Wetterling." If you Republicans do not want to have THAT getting repeated over and over (as I will send that audio out to anyone that wants it) you better not send Bachmann as your candidate tomorrow.
I have told you that she is evil...in fact, her own words say it. (I will have the audio clip of Michele Bachmann saying, "Michele Bachmann is evil" tomorrow night on this blog for ANYONE to use if she is endorsed.)
Good luck...as she has done some very serious damage to the 6th GOP structure that will take 2 years at best to begin to repair...she is doing catastrophic damage to the GOP's chances up the ticket this year.
And I can sit back and say, "See, I Told You So."