The “Road to Repeal” rally took place in Washington D.C. Saturday, despite the rain, featuring speakers like Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, Ken Cucinelli, Steve Bannon, Jim Hoft, Tom Price, and Louie Gohmert.
The website describes:
Government run health care is the best example of everything wrong with the federal government.
It is financially reckless. No one knows what it will ultimately cost – or where the money will come from.
Additionally, ObamaCare will grow the federal government into every aspect of our lives. It will grow government into a massive bloated bureaucracy making health care decisions that directly affect you. In fact, the federal government must hire more than 17,000 IRS agents to enforce the law.
The Supreme Court is set to begin considering the constitutionality of the legislation come Monday.
When Herman Cain spoke, he said that if “Obamacare” had already been passed when he was diagnosed with stage four cancer, he wouldn’t be alive today.
“Imagine if a bureaucrat got a report on their desk trying to decide if I should be approved [for] my surgery, my chemotherapy … if they were to say, OK, he’s got a 30 percent chance of survival, I don’t think the government would want to pay for his surgery and his chemotherapy…That’s what Obamacare would do [to] you and me, and that’s why we’ve got to rip it up and repeal it.” He continued by saying that we must “stay inspired.”
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Counting on a strong finish in Iowa, the Associated Press reports that Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is increasingly stressing her gender as a distinction in the crowded Republican presidential field.
“She’s made the gender card central to her closing argument. She‘s urging voters to embrace the idea of a ’strong woman in the White House‘ and is molding herself as ’America‘s Iron Lady’ in the vein of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.”
Iowa has never elected a woman as governor or to its congressional delegation, and some have speculated that her closing strategy may cost her some conservatives who have more traditional views about gender roles.
Bachmann rarely drew attention to her gender early in the campaign, but AP notes she‘s been hitting the theme hard as Tuesday’s caucuses near.
“I’m an Iowa girl. And one thing I remember about Iowa is we are a state of strong women,” Bachmann told the lunch crowd at a 50s-themed burger joint in Mount Ayr. “We need a strong woman to turn this country around, right?”
Bachmann was born in Iowa, and rose to prominence in the Republican presidential primary campaign after winning the state’s Ames straw poll over the summer, in turn ending the campaign of former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. The Minnesota congresswoman’s presidential campaign has lost some steam in the state since then, finishing sixth with only 7 percent support in the final Des Moines Register poll before the January 3 Iowa Caucus released Saturday.
Bachmann spoke from the pulpit of Jubilee Family Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa Sunday morning, where the Los Angeles Times reports she preached for half an hour not on politics, but her own personal story of salvation. On the sidewalk outside the church following the service, Bachmann said she was not worried about evangelical voters deserting her for outspoken social conservative and surging former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
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Paul made his comments on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” when the host asked him for his take on the other GOP contenders in the field.
On Bachmann, the Texas congressman said: “She doesn’t like Muslims, she hates Muslims, she wants to go get them.”
“Wow, okay, that’s not good,” Leno said.
“Gay people and Muslims,” Paul answered.
The rest of Paul’s evaluations were decidedly tamer. On Mitt Romney, Paul simply said, “He used to be governor of Massachusetts.”
When Leno pointed out his answer sounded like one Texas Gov. Rick Perry might give, Paul added: “Maybe that’s what he should stay as, being governor.”
On Newt Gingrich: “He should run for Speaker of the House again.”
On former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman: “He’s a good diplomat, he knows what diplomacy is all about.”
GOP presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will participate in a “tele-townhall” with New York businessman Donald Trump on Monday.
“This is an incredible opportunity for you and everyone from Team Bachmann to hear from a businessman who knows firsthand that Barack Obama’s failed policies are crippling our nation’s job creators,” said Bachmann in an email to supporters.
“Donald Trump and I will discuss the state of the race, along with the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” she added.
During the tele-townhall scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Oct. 17, Bachmann and Trump will answer questions from the audience.
Trump considered entering the GOP race earlier in the year and has yet to close the door on a possible presidential bid.
GOP candidates have traveled to New York to meet with the business mogul to seek his advice and possible endorsement.
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