Michele Bachmann Columns on Townhall

  • John Ransom - Obama is a Bad President: An Answer to Jonathan Alter

    Obama is a Bad President: An Answer to Jonathan Alter

    John Ransom
    Posted: 8/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Jonathan Alter asked sincerely why everyone thinks Obama's such a bad president. I will answer with five reasons based on substance, although I could probably come up with twenty reasons easily.
  • Ryan James Girdusky - If President Obama Can Ignore Immigration Law, President Bachmann Can Ignore Abortion Law

    If President Obama Can Ignore Immigration Law, President Bachmann Can Ignore Abortion Law

    Ryan James Girdusky
    Posted: 8/26/2011 2:12:00 PM EST
    Last week, the Obama administration announced it will halt deportations of illegal immigrants on a case-by-case basis depending on whether they held certain criteria. Such criteria included attending school, having a family and having primary care responsibility for a family member.
  • Jonah Goldberg - My Rick Perry Problem -- and Ours

    My Rick Perry Problem -- and Ours

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 8/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination now, at least in the national polls. Undoubtedly that's the main reason so many East Coast pundits and Beltway wags are making fun of him. He likes guns! He's from Texas! He talks funny! He's a -- gird yourself now -- Christian!
  • Byron York - GOP Operatives Fear Lasting Ron Paul Problem

    GOP Operatives Fear Lasting Ron Paul Problem

    Byron York
    Posted: 8/23/2011 12:20:00 PM EST
    Republicans dodged a big bullet at the Ames, Iowa, straw poll. If just 77 of the 4,283 people who voted for Rep. Michele Bachmann had voted instead for Rep. Ron Paul, then Paul would have won the straw poll. In the end, Bachmann came out ahead with 28.55 percent of the vote to Paul's 27.65 percent. No other candidate was close.
  • Doug Giles - Generation Sponge

    Generation Sponge

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 8/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I was going to title this column “How to Stay on the Government’s Tit Forever,” but I was afraid that Chris Matthews might call me a sexist on his show tomorrow during his nightly roast of Michele Bachmann because of the breast reference.
  • Marjorie Dannenfelser  - No Truce on Abortion For 2012 Candidates

    No Truce on Abortion For 2012 Candidates

    Marjorie Dannenfelser
    Posted: 8/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Some Republicans in recent months have suggested that social issues, including the issue of protecting innocent, unborn children, will take a back seat during the 2012 election cycle. The nation’s unemployment rates, foreclosure rate, and credit rating, are all worse than they were when Obama took office in 2009.
  • Donald Lambro - Romney and Perry Stress Free Market Principles

    Romney and Perry Stress Free Market Principles

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 8/18/2011 6:26:00 PM EST
    The political battle for the Republican presidential nomination is all about who can get the U.S. economy back on track and restart the once-great American jobs machine.
  • Cal  Thomas - A New Wave of Bigotry

    A New Wave of Bigotry

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 8/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As defined by Collins English Dictionary, a bigot is "a person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, especially on religion, politics, or race."
  • Brent Bozell - Fear and Loathing of Bachmann

    Fear and Loathing of Bachmann

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 8/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's impossible to imagine the "objective" news rags picturing Hillary with crazy eyes and a headline like "Queen of Rage." There is a war on Michele developing.
  • Michael Medved - GOP Should Learn from Debate Mistakes

    GOP Should Learn from Debate Mistakes

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 8/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s probably a good thing that coverage of the Iowa Straw Poll and Rick Perry’s announcement of candidacy upstaged the discussion about the televised GOP debate two days before.
  • Paul Greenberg - Who's In, Who's Out

    Who's In, Who's Out

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 8/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Who says presidential debates and straw polls don't matter?
  • Jonah Goldberg - The Right Candidate

    The Right Candidate

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 8/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Perry didn't exactly chase Pawlenty out of the race; the Iowa straw poll (in which T-Paw finished a distant third) did that. But the two developments are closely related. They're linked by the fact that Barack Obama is very beatable.
  • Michael Prell - Submissive Wife or Submissive President?

    Submissive Wife or Submissive President?

    Michael Prell
    Posted: 8/16/2011 1:12:00 PM EST
    During the GOP debate last Thursday, Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was asked, “as president, would you be submissive to your husband?” Why was she asked such a question? Because, as a Christian, Mrs. Bachmann had previously espoused the belief that a wife should be submissive to her husband.
  • Byron York - Michele Bachmann and the Submissive Question

    Michele Bachmann and the Submissive Question

    Byron York
    Posted: 8/15/2011 7:04:00 PM EST
    On "Meet the Press" Sunday, Iowa straw poll winner Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., was asked to make the case that she has the "judgment and experience" to be president of the United States. Bachmann listed several qualifications -- her work as a tax attorney, small-business woman, state senator in Minnesota and member of Congress -- but the first thing she said was: "I have a lifetime of experience. I'm 55 years old. I've been married 33 years."
  • Frank Gaffney - Good News From Iowa

    Good News From Iowa

    Frank Gaffney
    Posted: 8/15/2011 2:01:00 PM EST
    Straw polls are notoriously overrated. This observation applies especially to the over-hyped one held most recently in Ames, Iowa over the weekend.
  • Rich Galen - Iowa Straw Poll

    Iowa Straw Poll

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 8/15/2011 12:31:00 PM EST
    Bachmann did it with advertising and a ton of what used to be called "free" media - press - but is now called "earned" media. This result will boost her Q-factor but there are two dark clouds on the horizon: Perry and Palin
  • Rich Galen - Iowa Straw Poll

    Iowa Straw Poll

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 8/15/2011 12:31:00 PM EST
    Bachmann did it with advertising and a ton of what used to be called "free" media - press - but is now called "earned" media. This result will boost her Q-factor but there are two dark clouds on the horizon: Perry and Palin
  • Star Parker - Romney is Wrong Candidate For GOP

    Romney is Wrong Candidate For GOP

    Star Parker
    Posted: 8/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney is a clever and talented man. But, as was evident in the most recent Republican debate, he should not become our next president.
  • Mike Adams - The Separation of Gay Church and State

    The Separation of Gay Church and State

    Mike Adams
    Posted: 8/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I’d like to say that it ‘isn’t easy being me.” But actually it is. The campus left keeps handing me more material to write about in my weekly column. The endless supply of column-worthy madness is fueled by the endless degree of hypocrisy in the name of campus diversity.
  • Caroline Glick - The Jacksonian Foreign Policy Option

    The Jacksonian Foreign Policy Option

    Caroline Glick
    Posted: 8/12/2011 1:09:00 PM EST
    The basic concept being propounded by leading neoconservative writers and publications is that anyone who disagrees with neoconservative policies is an isolationist.