Michele Bachmann Rips Tim Pawlenty A New One

Well, besides the fact that she tends to poll much, much higher than he does. Anyhow, via the Politico

In a statement just released from her presidential campaign, Michele Bachmann delivers a harsh counterattack on her former home-state governor, hitting back at his charge that she lacks the experience to be president and blaming Tim Pawlenty for a “multi-billion-dollar budget mess” back home:

“Executive experience is not an asset if it simply means bigger and more intrusive government.

“Governor Pawlenty said in 2006, ‘The era of small government is over… the government has to be more proactive and more aggressive.’ That’s the same philosophy that, under President Obama, has brought us record deficits, massive unemployment, and an unconstitutional health care plan.

“Actions speak louder than words. When I was fighting against the unconstitutional individual mandate in healthcare, Governor Pawlenty was praising it. I have fought against irresponsible spending while Governor Pawlenty was leaving a multi-billion-dollar budget mess in Minnesota. I fought cap-and-trade. Governor Pawlenty backed cap-and-trade when he was Governor of Minnesota and put Minnesota into the multi-state Midwest Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord. While Governor Pawlenty was praising TARP — the $700 billion bailout in 2008 — I worked tirelessly against it and voted against it. I have demonstrated leadership and the courage of my convictions to change Washington, stop wasteful spending, lower taxes, put Americans back to work and turn our economy around. I’m a hard worker who exhibits that courage in the halls of Congress and will take that same conviction to the White House.”

The Pawlenty campaign whined back, but, his attacks aimed more at a fellow Republican/Conservative instead of at the Obama administration and Democrats shows that he and his campaign are desperate. Personally, I thought he would have done better at this point, alas, his campaign never caught on.

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4 Responses to “Michele Bachmann Rips Tim Pawlenty A New One”

  1. captainfish says:

    Another one bites the dust.. Another Squisy bites the dust.

    stupid squishies. How soon people forget. Heck… half this country believed Obama had the experience, qualifications, and abilities to be president.

    Our country is screwed.

  2. I hate to be negative, but, it may come to our country going down the toilet like Greece in order for people to wake up.

    Funny thing is, on introspection, the illegals we want gone actually work hard and contribute, as opposed to the looters/moochers who are mostly liberals.

  3. david7134 says:

    I was unaware of these positons by Pawlenty. So exactly what would he give us that is different from Obama?

  4. captainfish says:

    Only difference is the R behind his name.
    And, he might be a bit more fiscally conservative.
    Socially? not. Politically? Not. Grace? NOT.

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