Bachmann Goes After Gingrich On His Abortion Record

Although the Family Leader Thanksgiving forum held on Saturday night had far less inter-candidate fireworks than a typical Turkey Day family reunion, Rep. Michele Bachmann launched an attack even before the candidates walked off stage.

The Bachmann campaign sent an email skewering the newly surging Newt Gingrich’s record on abortion.

“Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has failed to uphold a consistently pro-life stance throughout his career in public life,” the email reads. Team Bachmann accuses Gingrich of being "open to watering down the Republican Party's commitment to the inalienable right to life."

The candidate told reporters that she only intends to draw a contrast with other candidates' "surprises."

"What we're trying to do is underscore again the fact that there are differences in the candidates and you won't find surprises with me," she said.

Asked after the forum to comment, Gingrich appeared incredulous.

"I have no idea what she's talking about," he said, later adding "I'm not going to comment randomly on emails I haven't read."

The attack from Bachmann is the second time this week that she has targeted Gingrich. She honed in on reports about his consulting for Freddie Mac earlier this week, telling voters she "wasn't shilling" for the mortgage giant before the financial crisis.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:56 AM
    Votto, are you posting as me? Whats up, can't spell Washington? You kids get out of my yard! Sounds like children pretend.....Yeah, you are bored, holding those signs at Occupy Greenville must have been boring. Votto, work on it. One day you will be knowledgeable to post a rebuttal instead of retreating to pretend. Of course, you will be a conservative then. Right now, you are still hanging out with the libterds. WE see the influence.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 23, 2011 at 08:32 AM
    If you cant tell by now I just post things without giving them any rational thought. I am just bored and have no life and have decided that harrassing people with incoherent ideas on a local news website is a decent way to spend my remaining years.
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      by Votto on Nov 23, 2011 at 02:46 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      I completely agree. I would also like to add that it is obvious that you are a republican that knows nothing more than GOP rhetoric and spouts it off even when it isnt relevant. Then you claim that you arent just so you can feel like you are actually putting some rational thoughts together that you copy and pasted from fox news. Thanks for the post though!
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      by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 at 06:37 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      You are also the WITN equal of the Boondocks "Uncle Ruckus"
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Nov 21, 2011 at 08:50 PM
    If you wanna see a perfect example of failure, look at the Republican party.
  • by History Student Location: NC on Nov 21, 2011 at 08:01 PM
    Monday, November 21, 2011 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of - Minus 18
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      by Just Facts/no spin on Nov 22, 2011 at 05:40 PM in reply to History Student
      Obama leads all GOP candidates in head-to-heads: Obama-Romney: 47-42 Obama-Perry: 52-36 Obama-Cain: 50-40 Obama-Gingrich: 52-37. And the national Debates have yet to happen. Poll was prior to the Super committee failure by the GOP with their loyalty to Norquist.
  • by Maybe Location: enc on Nov 21, 2011 at 06:26 PM
    Maybe she should add his position that "child labor laws" are stupid! Today, for all you "rightees" who deny the racism behind your party-Limbaugh actually called our first lady- "Uppity". Go on, defend it!!
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 22, 2011 at 06:31 AM in reply to Maybe
      I find the remark hard to tie into a racist remark...are you trying to make it one? And you also avoid remarks about the women that were running in the primary and the black American you went after by making stories up on him...sort of like profiling him cause of his color. We know who the racists and sexists are....you own that.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 at 05:32 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Coming from Rush....it was meant to be racist.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:51 PM in reply to
          You guys, just make things up on the fly...uppity means class, so you are saying when I told that girl in college she was a little too uppity for me, I called her a racial slur? My god man, who knew! thanks for sharing that libeterdial clarification for all of us....I hear "the" is another racial slur along with "did". Gosh, I will hate when I cannot post those words.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:50 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        The remark is racist,it refers to Blacks that tended to speak up for themselves during slavery.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:46 PM in reply to
          So when did you make that up, just now?
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:50 AM in reply to Maybe
      She is Uppity, you haven't noticed where they eat and what. She is living big while she tells others to eat healthy....what does that sound like.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:47 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Oh, now Obama Snake Oil is a leading authority on Michele Obamas eating habits. I suppose he follows her day and night 24 hours a day to monitor her. There are names for people like this........pervert,stalker,whack job, are a few that comes to mind.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 23, 2011 at 06:12 AM in reply to
          Sounds like you had we we in your koolaid again...really shows in your posts.
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          by Votto on Nov 23, 2011 at 02:59 PM in reply to
          Instead of sarcasm, why dont you just provide an intelligent response. I am curious, how do you know what it is that Michelle eats on a daily basis?
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          by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2011 at 03:01 PM in reply to
          Haven't you noticed that Snake Oil is an authority on everything. All talk, no brain.
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          by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2011 at 01:31 AM in reply to
          Snake Oil probably has a relative that is a Secret Service member assigned to "taste test" everything Michelle Obama eats, and report it back to him. Just like he has a relative that actually saw the missing WMDs that the CIA, and Military could not find.
  • by Bert Location: NC on Nov 21, 2011 at 04:14 PM
    By Democratic pollsters Patrick Caddell and Doug Schoen - Barack Obama has shown such poor leadership as president that he needs to step down before the next election for the good of the country, Democratic pollsters Patrick Caddell and Doug Schoen say. They made their call on the day that Obama was criticized anew for failing to prevent the collapse of the congressional budget supercommittee, which is on the verge of announcing that it has failed to reach agreement on ways to solve the country’s debt crisis "One year ago in these pages, we warned that if President Obama continued down his overly partisan road, the nation would be 'guaranteed two years of political gridlock at a time when we can ill afford it.'" Caddell and Schoen write. "The result has been exactly as we predicted: stalemate in Washington, fights over the debt ceiling, an inability to tackle the debt and deficit, and paralysis exacerbating market turmoil and economic decline." Now the pair say Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has to be prodded into taking Obama’s place as the Democrats’ candidate in November next year. It is clear that she commands majority support throughout the country,” the respected pollsters write in an op-ed in Monday’s Wall Street Journal. Their comments came amid mounting criticism of Obama’s detachment from the workings of the supercommittee. As it neared its deadline, the president was off the mainland U.S. for nine days, hosting an Asian-Pacific summit in Hawaii before jetting off to Australia and Indonesia. He returned to Washington on Sunday.
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      by To Bert on Nov 21, 2011 at 06:23 PM in reply to Bert
      You keep leading with "Democrat" for Caddell and Schoen. Well, let's get this REAL! Caddell left the Democratic party in 1988 after a law suit-so I doubt if anyone with any sense who call him "impartial". As for Doug Schoen-He is a FOX NEWS reporter!!! The "supercommittee" was an agreement met because Boehner couldn't get the House to back any agreement he offered in the debt meetings. It became clear to the American people that it didn't matter what Boehner agreed to-he couldn't deliver the votes in the House to make it work! This supercommitte is part of the 98% that the Republicans bragged about getting. Now, the same thing is happening. The Republicans on the committee can't get their own party to back their positions! Obama is NOT ON this committee!! Making law is NOT the job of the president! It is the job of CONGRESS!! It isn't his fault that the TPers in the House will not even co-operate with their own leaders! They are committed to Norquist-NOT the USA and they will be sent home!!
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        by Luke on Nov 21, 2011 at 07:08 PM in reply to To Bert
        Nice spin try - on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:23 PM - Obama is NOT ON this committee!! Making law is NOT the job of the president! It is the job of CONGRESS!! Funny tell that to Obama Health Care he signed all done behind closed doors
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          by To Luke on Nov 21, 2011 at 10:04 PM in reply to Luke
          That isn't spin-that is the Constitution! This "deal" was made by Congress! Now that they can't do their job-it is Obama's fault? No way! Americans are watching-your lies don't work any more!!! Obama tried to give them a deal, but Boehner couldn't deliver the House! Once again, the GOP is more faithful to Norquist than the US-they WILL be sent packing!!
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          by To Luke on Nov 21, 2011 at 10:05 PM in reply to Luke
          Health Care was passed EXACTLY the same way Bush's tax cut to the wealthy was passed!!
  • by Homer Location: Pinetown on Nov 21, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    Wall Street’s early support for the president in 2008 was vital in that it provided seed money to finance large events and ads that eventually led to raising money from other sources, people who worked in the Obama campaign said. The reasons for the Wall Street boycott 2012 of the Obama campaign go beyond the president’s support of financial reform legislation in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse that many executives also say adds needless new regulations leading to lower profits and contributing to the current round of Wall Street layoffs, according to interviews with senior Wall Street executives. Rather they point to the president’s increasing use of class-warfare rhetoric as well as his recent support for the Occupy Wall Street protests, which continue to demonize Wall Street bankers with sometimes violent demonstrations. For Barack Obama Microsoft Corp $171,573 Comcast Corp $113,800 Harvard University $99,975 Google Inc $95,066 University of California $85,941 - For Mitt Romney Goldman Sachs $367,200 Credit Suisse Group $203,750 Morgan Stanley $194,300 HIG Capital $186,500 Barclays $157,750 just simple facts
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      by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 03:39 PM in reply to Homer
      I thought you said it was ACCORN that was the driving force behind Obamas election. Make up your mind!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    Republicans really do hate women, it's really at this point just disgusting.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 21, 2011 at 01:51 PM in reply to
      So why did you come to a story on Bachman to make such a stupid remark? Seems the DNC has gone after Palin and Bachman with character assasination like the typically do. And if there are not terds to uncover, they go after their kids....
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        by Whay??? on Nov 21, 2011 at 03:36 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Palin and Bachmann need no help in showing that they are both complete idiots. Where have you been in the last three year.
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        by To OSOC on Nov 21, 2011 at 06:24 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        They do hate women!
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        by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:32 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Because she's attacking his stance on abortion? Can you not read? You know, I thought Republicans wanted smaller government, exactly how is that possible when you want to deny one one of the most fundemental of human rights? The right to control your own body.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 22, 2011 at 01:12 PM in reply to
          So you are also saying I should pay for your abortions with my tax money? When was it a human right to murder? I hadn't seen that...
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          by Votto on Nov 23, 2011 at 08:30 AM in reply to
          Since when did the law declare an abortion as murder OSOC? I must have missed that! Did that happen recently or have I been living under a rock? So is it also law that if a woman has a miscarriage that she should be tried for involuntary manslaughter? Because thats the exact direction that your logic is going in...
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:55 PM in reply to
          Votto, over 2 thousand years ago....lift rock, crawl out, pull head out of....well, ya know. What does a miscarriage have to do with intentionally killing a child?
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          by Votto on Nov 23, 2011 at 02:42 PM in reply to
          Really 2000 years?! Then why arent all of these people going to jail, oh wait, because its not illegal and in the eyes of the law its not murder. And if you are trying to reference that it is religiously wrong then would you tell me the part in the bible that says though shall not abort. You do know there is a difference between a living, breathing human being and an embryo right. Oh and when you post that link will you also post the one where Monica said that she was sexually assualted by Clinton? I already asked you to show your proof in an earlier post but you chose to ignore that. Also you are stating that intentionally killing an embryo is murder and should be treated as such, so a logical correlation is that if a woman has a miscarriage then the baby was accidentally and unitentionally terminated by the womans body, correct? Isnt unintentionally killing someone called involuntary manslaughter? All I was doing was using the logic you already provided to come to a conclusion. Not only have people been breaking the law and murdering people for 2000 years and getting away with it, they have also been performing countless acts of manslaughter as well. So tell me again, if all of this is illegal like you say it is, why are none of them in jail? Dont worry, Ill wait.........
  • by Business Student Location: NC on Nov 21, 2011 at 07:47 AM
    Obama his support at major Wall Street firms, banks and among private equity managers has eroded so much that it is possible that not a single major executive from these businesses will openly support him for re-election in 2012. The analysis -- conducted through interviews with numerous Wall Street executives including several chief executives at major banks, as well as an examination of recent campaign contribution filings -- is in stark contrast to the nearly universal support the president enjoyed among both senior banking executives during his successful 2008 president campaign over Republican John McCain. Obama’s lack of support among bank executives may be most acute in the executive suite. In 2008, many chief executives at the big firms were early supporters of the president. The financial industry was ranked fourth in total contributions to the president with powerhouse Goldman Sachs ranked as the president’s 2nd largest supporter, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Goldman’s chief executive officer Lloyd Blankfein and firm President Gary Cohn are both registered Democrats with Cohn being one of Obama’s earliest 2008 supporters. But as the 2012 election approaches, Blankfein has told people inside Goldman he will likely support Republican Mitt Romney for president if Romney wins the Republican nomination, while records show that Goldman is now the leading contributor to Romney’s campaign for the 2012 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. And he isn’t alone. Jamie Dimon, the head of JPMorgan , Chase was also a 2008 Obama supporter, as were people like then Morgan Stanley Chief Executive John Mack and Larry Fink, the chief executive of money management powerhouse BlackRock All except Fink are now moving into the Romney camp
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      by uh on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:03 AM in reply to Business Student
      Out of curiosity, where are you a business student?
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        by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:27 PM in reply to uh
        In the land of Oz!
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        by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 01:03 PM in reply to uh
        It's just osoc again, using a different name. History Stupid would be more accurate.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Nov 21, 2011 at 01:53 PM in reply to
          Its just Barlow, Data Man, Latrine and uh again posting another idiotic claim. We see plenty of it here....no facts, no support.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 21, 2011 at 05:28 AM
    From the Blaze; Chris Matthews; What are we trying to do in this administration? Why does he want a second term? Would he tell us? What’s he going to do in the second term? More of this? Is this it? Is this as good as it gets? Where are we going? Are we going to do something the second term? He has yet to tell us. He has not said one thing about what he would do in the second term. He never tells us what he is going to do with reforming our healthcare systems, Medicare, Medicaid, how is going to reform Social Security. Is he going to deal with long-term debt? How? Is he going to reform the tax system? How? Just tell us. Why are we in this fight with him? Just tell us, Commander, give us our orders and tell us where we’re going, give us the mission. And he hasn’t done it.
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      by Herman Cain Company, Aquila, Settled Lawsuits Over Retirement Plan, Gas Price Manipulation on Nov 21, 2011 at 07:21 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      ATLANTA -- Republican Herman Cain served on the board of a Midwest utility company that paid $10.5 million to settle claims it failed to protect the retirement savings of its employees and paid another $26.5 million over claims it manipulated gas prices, potentially embarrassing episodes for a candidate running for president on his business experience. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/21/herman-cain-aquila-gas-utility_n_1104860.html?ref=politics
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:28 AM in reply to Herman Cain Company, Aquila, Settled Lawsuits Over Retirement Plan, Gas Price Manipulation
        Still participating in the character assination thing? So status quo...right off of huffington post..really...now thats real credible...just like the president you voted in office, worthless. You just don't get it, its not about who will beat Obama, thats already a given. Post anything you can, it won't matter, you don't care about the truth or facts as this story is old news and was over touted by the libterds...its what you do.
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          by Just facts no spin on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          The story is factual, it's all over the net, not just on Huffington Post. Starting to see that this guy is not a real candidate.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:44 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          so you missed the video of the investigator that said Can was tellin the truth while the DNC accuser was telling a lie? Old new man. I think there are now about 50-100 acusing him now...you could pick a higher number if you hire some more acusers...
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          by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:35 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Yeah a guy using his software, which he stands to make money on...saying his software works...imagine that. And you forgot, Cain is a professional liar. If this whole thing is really a sham and he didn't sexually assault anybody (he probably did) then we can just look to his Libya interview, where he only further proves why he shouldn't run for any office.
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          by Votto on Nov 23, 2011 at 02:54 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          The best part of OSOC is how he just repeats tired rhetoric and then when you finally exhaust all of the fox news info that he has he just stops responding. Epic fail. If you lose in a political arguement because you have no idea what you are talking about and then dont respond when you are a beaten man than you just OSOCed big time.
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