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2:11pm May 29, 2013

No Legislation, Tons of TV and Attacks on Black Farmers: Good Riddance to Michelle Bachmann

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Sound and fury. If high staff turnover, appearing on Fox News and going after Black farmers could lower debt and taxes, the congressional career of Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) would be a huge success. Since Bachmann has decided not to run for re-election in 2014, after almost losing in 2012, it will probably give her more time for TV appearances and direct Palin-like PR.

But there is also trouble on the horizon in the form of multiple ethics investigations of her 2012 presidential campaign.

Unfortunately for those in the sixth congressional district in Minnesota, much of Bachmann’s congressional career has consisted of TV hits capped by a failed presidential run. Bachmann has never sponsored any legislation that has become law — even with her party holding the majority in the House.  Ripping a page out of the political PR playbook of Sarah Palin, Bachmann appeared as a talking head more than as a bill sponsor.

Her constituents appeared to have noticed.  Last November she came within 4,298 of losing even though she had $15 million dollars in her campaign war chest. Bachmann is currently under investigation by the FBI for alleged misconduct related to her failed 2012 presidential campaign.

Bachmann (R-MN), along with Rep. Steve King (R-IA), made those advocating for Black farmers who won a loan discrimination case against the Department of Agriculture, into a number one target. In recent years, she and King have had a funny habit of declaring there was “fraud” connected to the settlement money for Black farmers — while at the same time offering no proof and ignoring billions in settlement money going to women, Indians and Hispanics who had also won discrimination cases against he U.S. government. Her nonexistent legislative record doesn’t include legislation passed with regard to her accusations against those receiving settlement money.

Former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty noticed Bachmann’s legislative inactivity.

“PolitiFact checked Pawlenty’s attack and found it to be mostly true — Bachmann hasnever sponsored anything that became law. The congresswoman “seems to prefer offering legislation that makes a bold statement” and “does not have many legislative victories under her belt,” PolitiFact wrote.



About the Author

Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, speaker, strategist, comms expert and political analyst. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of Black members of Congress, in 2009. She's been a former staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and has had a very diverse career in politics and media. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne and has been seen on MSNBC. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42. Instagram: LVB325. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers.




 
 

 
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3 Comments


  1. Mike kReuger

    Good riddance is Absolutely Right, Correct and an Understatement. Why the good people of that state saw fit to put that piece of garbage in office is beyond comprehension. She’s a CUNT and I’d like to punch her in her cocksucker and then see what kinda shit she has to spew.
    With all my best….Mike.


  2. I’m hope she never get involved in any type of politics again. She’s too bias against blacks.


  3. Greg

    That is what’s wrong with this country is no good politicians like that woman.



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