We could blame Ike for starting the Korean War, knock George W. Bush for not stopping the USS Cole bombing, accuse Bill Clinton of not stopping the L.A. Riots of 1992 or even blame Reagan for the 1980 recession. Or presidential candidates could learn to see when the job that they aspire to actually begins.
Perhaps Bachmann's greatest strength displayed during these televised debates is an ability to keep her opponents on the defensive with an adversarial manner that none of the other candidates seem quite capable of.
When people say factually inaccurate things, you can often tell whether they're deliberately mischaracterizing the truth or whether they just don't know what they're talking about. With Michele Bachmann, I really can't quite tell.
Maybe dear Jon is just what Newt needs to temper his mercurial nature, and offer the stability necessary to compete against President Obama.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, the raven-haired Barbie of the political right, ushered in this year wearing lots of yellow, with luminous waves and a smile that called to mind her political fairy godmother, Sarah Palin. But as the months passed, this changed.
It's not really the makeup or the hair style or the book tours or the late night comedy show appearances that are irritating about Bachmann, but the fact that she's as narcissistic and as self-promoting as Palin with the exception that she has a constituency she ignores.
"China?!!!" Americans with functioning brain cells, watching Saturday's GOP debate. Meanwhile, deep inside Bachmann Central Command, there is turmoil...
What is the Republican Party to do with the cast of characters running for president?
The GOP is yet again manipulating the American Jewish vote for the upcoming election.
I thought San Franciscans didn't like Michele Bachmann. But it didn't seem that way when she spoke at the Commonwealth Club, where she received mostly positive encouragement from the audience.
How does a planet fight back? Perhaps with climate change, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, and threats to the food supply such as the dying off of bees, but more definitely with more personal weapons, maybe even triggers inside our own DNA.
People like Marcellus Richard Andrews deserve to know how a Michele Bachmann presidency would impact their lives. They deserve to know why a leading candidate for president would say hateful things about them.
No matter what the talking heads might say about Bachmann's so-called dominionist philosophies or Rick Perry's right-wing leanings, they are first and foremost politicians -- answering to a higher call that ends at the ballot box.
Michele Bachmann has recently faced questions regarding her comment that she is "submissive" to her husband because of her religious beliefs. She has vacillated in her explanation.
Democrats are cheering Michele Bachmann on with the vindictive glee of a crowd watching an opposing player streaking down the field to score an own goal. I am not so sanguine.
Michele Bachmann's allegations of mass fraud in the Pigford cases are nothing less than an insult to the thousands of individuals and families who were directly and indirectly affected by racial discrimination at the USDA over the years.