Bachmann’s ‘Newsweek’ Cover Controversy

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is getting a lot of attention in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Most presidential hopefuls welcome being on a magazine cover, but some think Bachmann’s cover of ‘Newsweek’ this week is not too flattering.

The magazine calls her “The Queen of Rage” and used what can be described as a harsh picture of the 6th district congresswoman.

The full title on the cover is:  ‘”The Queen of Rage” Michele Bachmann on God, the Tea Party and The Evils of Government.’

Humphrey School of Public Affairs political scientist Larry Jacobs says Bachmann a candidate to reckon with, because he has done well in the polls, she is popular in Iowa and her fundraising is strong.

“No doubt Newsweek is sending a strong editorial message here that they think Michele Bachmann is a crackpot,” Jacobs said. “It also acknowledges a reality: Michele Bachmann is here. She’s a major force on the national political scene.”

WCCO hasn’t heard of any reaction so far from Bachmann’s campaign.

Amy Siskind from The New Agenda said the media covers women differently then men and ‘Newsweek’ purposefully used a bad photo.

WCCO’s Natalie Kane Interview Amy Siskind

Bachmann, a tea party favorite, has risen quickly in national polls and is near the top in a recent Iowa straw poll.


One Comment

  1. Kent says:

    Oh Michele..
    Lets see if the comments total by the end of the day breaks a record!

    1. kara says:

      Unlike the Traitor in chief, She Loves America…..baaaa.baaaa.baaaaa….

      1. Tom says:

        @ kara

        Again who was in charge from 2000 -2006? It is was Bush and the GOP and Bachmann was part of it.

        And she doesn’t like all of America! She only likes the part of America that thinks like she does and is as delusional as she is.

      2. Lucy says:

        As long as the people in America, are the following….

        1. White
        2. Straight… or they can make you straight (her Hubby clinic)
        3. Wealthy
        4. Cristian…

        If you do not fit in in her Criteria… then you should not be an American

        1. ALLEN WEST says:

          Why don’t you look up Michele’s fellow Tea Party congressman ALLEN WEST before you open your big liberal mouth. I attend Tea Party meetings with hispanics, asians, blacks and lots of mixed races. We stream the entire income spectrum. It’s people like you, Lucy, who don’t fit in with America. Plenty of communist counties in our southern hemisphere that encourage your anti American propoganda. Go live with them.

          1. Tom says:

            @ Allen West

            People like Bachmann and those who follow her say they believe in FREEDOM for all which is not true at all! So maybe social conservatives should quit saying FREEDOM for all !

            So you have no problem with mixed races just as long as they believe in your non-sense! You don’t like Obama in the White House but you would have no problem with Harold Cain?

            1. Sara says:

              @Tom. Though I completely agree with you it’s Herman Cain not Harold🙂 but he’s to crazy to get elected just like Michelle…

        2. paul says:

          whats Cristian?

    2. dan says:

      I guarantee more Libs will comment on this article than the dark cloud looming over our administration today……….First time in history we lost our AAA rating. Nice work guys, I sure hope we get 4 more years of this kind of change!

      1. Tom says:

        @ dan

        Did you happen to see all the comments that the S&P made? Did you hear them say that wanted they wanted to see that $ 4 trillion plan that was on the table? Did you hear them say they wished that there was REVENUE on the table? All of which the GOP / Tea Party / Grover Nordquist are againest!

        1. Realist says:

          Of course he didn’t… he was too busy watching Fox News.

          1. dan says:

            Actually CNN had a great piece this morning on how we are mirroring the mistakes made in Greece and Italy. You should try to watch some informative news cast.

          2. idtapitanyway says:

            ….and rubbing one out

        2. dan says:

          We spend 70% of our GDP. Its needs to be decreased right now. We do not have anymore time to teach Obama that his economic team is way over their heads. My gosh Geitner cant even figure out TurboTax to file a tax return. I hope this isnt a reflection of the intelligence thru-out the White house.

          1. David J. Conklin says:

            >We do not have anymore time to teach Obama that his economic team is way over their heads.

            That started with Reagan’s voodoo economics that the right wing is still pushing today.

            1. dan says:

              You may want to check your facts David. You seem to spout some nasty misinformation before you think or read.

              1. Paul Solinger says:

                Under Ronald Reagan, our national debt quadrupled. Not even Obama can claim that distinction.

                1. dan says:

                  Sorry Paul,
                  Under Carter we had a Federal Debt of $994 Billion. After 8 years in office Reagan raised it to 2.8 Trillion. That is less than a $2 Trillion increase in 8 years. Obama has spent over $4 Trillion in less than 3 years.

                2. Paul Solinger says:

                  You’re right, Dan, it was under Regan/Bush that it quadrupled (400%). My mistake. Then, under Clinton, it went up a whopping 25%, before going up another 200% under Bush II. So far, under Obama, it’s gone up 50%. In other words, the Republican Party is the true party of debt.


        3. just sayin says:

          Sad to see the libs only listen to one piece of media… place the blame on GOP all you want. The only bit of arguement you can have is the GOP not increasing taxes.

          Which proves it all along, DFL tax & spend.

          Obama has spent more $$ than all presidents combined.

          Yes during 2007-2008 Dems controlled the house.
          Failing years of Bush because of the dems.
          The down was well over 14000pts as well.

          Sorry but Dems get a big F.

      2. dan says:

        Good one, now Obama needs to blame the last 7 presidents? So when does he need to take ownership? Never?

        1. David J. Conklin says:

          You only take ownership for the problems you cause. You don’t own the problems caused by others. The extremists on the far right are still tying the President’s hands behind his back by not raising taxes on the rich. So, those policies are still in effect and are causing the problems of today.

          1. Carl says:

            I’m sorry maybe ther was another election but I believe the Congress and presidency are held by the Democrats? Wasnt it Obama’s signature on the bottom line of the budget?

            1. Rot and filth says:

              guess he coulda nt signed it and then let the fruity tutes to the far right say seee …….. weeeeeeee told you so.
              Told us what you bunch of pizz rats? That you would rather sink the country than pay for past sins.
              Rot in hell Bachmann and fellow fleas….rot in hell

              1. dan says:

                Rot and filth,

                No, get back to the table and work something out. Taking the easy way and not opening up the meetings to the media like he promised in his campaign shows how weak he is.
                Take a look at the stock market reaction to his speech. It was on the way back up until he opened his mouth and we have been in a tail spin the whole afternoon. This guy is clueless and needs to be voted out of office. Let someone with a spine take over.

                1. Deep Thinker says:

                  Good luck finding a person like that in politics…

                2. O-done-a says:

                  Back in 1937, the U.S. economy had been growing rapidly for three years, thanks in large part to government programs aimed at ending the deep recession that began in 1929. So, think 2008 market crash/financial crisis and the bailouts, stimulus packages, tax breaks etc. aiming to end the current recession. Then(1939)—1)the central bank clamped down hard on lending (which, with the downgrade and everything else going on right now has already been happening and will become MORE than likely–worse) causing a credit freeze, and 2)federal government spending and programs were cut and dropped by 10 percent. The result–The economy contracted again and the jobless rate soared. The cut, cut, cut plan just won’t work. It’s just not that easy. It’s really not so much about politics—liberals/conservatives have no idea—it’s about credit and jobs. No political “party”— ESPECIALLY THE TEA BAGGERS–can save us—we need to have really good right hand men to plug us through. Bernanke and Timmy are not the guys we need for this. The crazy extreme politics aren’t what we need either. We’ve been here before.

          2. dan says:

            Ah, so increasing the unemployment rate over 2% overspending to fix a problem with no positive outcome and passing a Health Care Bill that will BK the country and increasing the National Debt more than any president prior in less than 3 years is falling squarely on Mr Obama’s schoulders I guess he has lots of explaining to do then.

            1. Tom says:

              @ Dan

              And if the gov’t had done nothing we might be in much deeper hole than we are now! And the conservatives would be complaining more than they are now. So sit there and complain about how gov’t is bad then when you are hit a disaster you complain that the gov’t was to slow to respond. You want it both ways. And one of the factors that the deficit is so high is that Bush and Company did not put their trillion dollar wars on the book. Conservatives started the spending spree back in 2000. And basically you don’t seem to mind the debt that Bush and Company put us in but you get angry when someone else adds debt on top of debt that Bush started.

        2. A Voter says:

          Wake up, and smell the Tea Party Dan.

        3. Tom says:

          @ Dan

          If you have seen polls a few months ago they still ask the question who do you blame more for the mess we are in. Well it has been 3 years since Bush has been gone and still by a 2 to 1 margin people in America still blame Bush! Its still sorta of like how after Bush had been in office for about 3 years and conservatives still blamed Clinton for things.

          1. dan says:


            The general public has no idea who to blame. Obama has been the only President to spend his first 3 years in office constantly campaigning and blaming the other party for his inability to run the country.
            The only beef Republicans hasdd with Clinton was his choice to not take out bid Laden when he had a chance.

    3. Redneck Purist says:

      There are more comments here than total News Week magazines sold. But I hear both their readers loved the cover.

  2. Ron says:

    Aptly titled….she is known as ‘ol’ crazy eyes’ in DC.

    1. dan says:

      Only after Dayton ran out of DC for fear of the next attack!

      1. drts says:

        Those eyes are neither crazy nor full of rage. She obviously just saw God. Or George Bush.

  3. kara says:

    And I have seen The Traitor in chiefs Derangement Syndrome feeding you his koolaid…..

    1. Bill Berditzman says:

      I agree. This is how unflattering and doe-eyed she typically looks.

    2. Tom says:

      @ Meow

      Her followers will not be happy with this cover as they know it shows the REAL Michelle Bachmann. And it doesn’t help their argument that they are trying to make in trying to convince those of us who have a brain and are not afraid to use it that is something that in reality she is not only in their own little world where social conservatives live which is that she is smart!

      Once she lieaves that little bubble that social conservtives live in she is sunk!

      1. meow says:


        1. Reasonable says:

          Honestly, I don’t think she’s a liar. I think she’s attempting to state opinion as fact and she’s about as delusional as they get too.

          Besides, lying implies deviousness or deceit and I somehow doubt that batty Bachmann has the intellectual capacity to lie to her own benefit.

          Nonetheless I plan to support her in her presidential bid, until the point where she can no longer run for re-election of her congressional seat. Two birds, one stone.

          1. O-done-a says:

            That’s not how it works, Reasonable. It would be nice. But that’s not how it works. Look at McCain and Kerry……still warming their butts in their senate chairs. Bachbrat has just enough crazies supporting her (take a looksy at the freak supporters on this message board alone) to keep her tush warm.

            1. One less dollar for Newsweek says:

              Sorry Newsweek staff, you have one less customer.

      1. Will Sawyer says:

        like this page to show you support Hillary Clinton for 2012 Independent Candidante!

      2. Ronal Reagan raised taxes 11 times. Just don't tell Bachmann. says:

        Reagan Budget Director: ‘Absolutely’ Raise Taxes. Reagan’s top economic advisor, was the man in charge of improving the economy during the recession in the 80’s. See for yourself

        1. Ray S. says:

          HOLLY CRUD!!! All that stuff Bachmann has been saying are just a bunch of lies?

      3. "Ronald Reagan Myth Doesn't Square with Reality" says:

        “Ronald Reagan was never afraid to raise taxes,” historian Douglas Brinkley, who edited Reagan’s diaries, told NPR. “He knew that it was necessary at times. And so there’s a false mythology out there about Reagan as this conservative president who came in and just cut taxes and trimmed federal spending in a dramatic way. It didn’t happen that way. It’s false.” THESE SO CALLED REAGAN REPUBLICANS NEED TO DO A LITTLE RESEARCH AND STOP LIYING ABOUT THEIR TAXES.

        1. Ray S. says:

          Wow,*** that is a must read article***. I am too young to remember much about the 80s recession but that certainly sheds a different light on what the Republicans and Tea Party claim about Reagan and their Tax Policies. Thank you for sharing that.

    3. Palin still looks way better says:

      I’d hate to wake up next to that in the morning, very scary. brrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  4. kara says:

    Naw that would be The Mooches Crazy eyes when she can’t get her daily dose of cheeseburgers, fries, and shakes!!!!

  5. yep says:

    This years GOP race would be boring without her. I enjoy seeing what she does week to week. The GOP doesn’t have a strong contender which is a shame. Obama could easily be overthrown in this economy/political climate but there is not a good contender. I think Obama has the next election in the bag.

    1. M B says:

      Seriously… is that all the best you have? Two comments: “Traitor in chief” and “Kool-aid”? Really?

      You are personifying the typical ignorant conservative that rubber stamps comments and then when that doesn’t work, calls people names. You’d have significant more credibility if you actually could come up with something new once in a while. Maybe do a little research on your own, or as I’ve told others, use the same critical eye on your own party that you seem to reserve for the other side. You might just be surprised. Somehow I doubt it though.

    2. drts says:

      There isn’t a one without crazy religious beliefs. Try selling those to the independents. They don’t have a prayer.

  6. Tom Horn says:

    Maybe Jezzus will save her, maybe not. her beliefs really scare me. How can anybody in their correct mind consider her a viable candidate? I hope the GOP can come up with something better or we are all going to be Obamasized.

  7. R says:

    She couldnt do any worse then obama he has torn apart this great nation

    1. Tom says:


      And who was in charge from 2000 -2006? It was Bush and the GOP! Of course if I was a Conservative I would try to block those years out to!

      1. Carl says:

        Then the Dem’s took over the House and Senate in 2007 and look what happened in 2008. Now Obama takes over and looks what happens to our credit rating. Coincidence? I dont think so.

        1. Realist says:

          You don’t think that Bush and the GOP paved the way for 2008?

            1. Clear Republican Sabotage says:

              Come on. The Repubs have been doing everything in their power to ensure the failure of this President, no matter the cost. No matter what he tries, they block him from doing it. Most of his Presidential appointments have been blocked. Just look at what happened with the current FAA deal, the Consumer protection agency, the list goes on and on…. If half of the Senate&Congress is working against him what do you expect to get done? I’m and not saying the man doesn’t have flaws or may have promised too many things. Give em credit for taking on the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

        2. AntiTeabagger says:

          Another Teabagger not realizing that the GOP drove the country into the ground all those years leaving the DEMS to clean it up AGAIN! But this time, your meat-head Cowboy took it way too far.

      2. Booth says:

        The Bush years were not great but obama has put the U.S. in a tail spin and we are heading for a depression!!!

        1. Paul Solinger says:

          Because of the Republican’s refusal to raise revenue.

        2. AntiTeabagger says:

          Cause your pals in the GOP send all the jobs overseas and wonders why unemployment is so high?! Then they pat themselves on the back with Tax Breaks for the rich and a raise in their pockets!

      3. Take out the trash in 2012 says:

        The Bush blame game ended two years ago. Eat it up. Your boy won’t be re-elected. rotflmao

        1. Tom says:

          @ Take out the trash in 2012

          You are delusional! The GOP dug us a deep hole from they did in those 6 years! Where was the same conservative outrage between 2000 – 2006 that we see now? Thats because your party was in charge thats why!

      4. pete says:

        It was actually Bush untill 2008 thats when the bottom dropped out. You can’t cut taxes and start two wars. We found out it doesn’t work

        1. Don't waste your time says:

          He was there till Jan 21 of 2009. You wont get through to this Rush Lardbaugh/FakeNew loyalist. They’ve been brainwashed into believing anything they hear on fox radio&tv. Anything that comes from a different source is just wrong. If they’d only bother to open a book, magazine, or news paper and do some fact checking of their own.

    2. Ted says:

      Sure, you have a short memory; seems to me Dubya started out with a 2.6 trillion dollar surplus then got us into 2 un paid for wars, cut taxes (without offsetting cuts) – let Wall street play with derivatives and bundled asset products like they were poker chips and just as Obama was entering office; crashed the economy. Oh yeah, all Obama’s fault right? Once again the Democrats were like janitors at the circus; cleaning up after the elephants.

      1. Tom says:

        @ Ted

        And it was Clinton that came in and cleaned up his fathers mess! And of course we all know what the economy did under Clinton. Which to this day Conservatives refuse to believe happened!

        1. Monty says:

          Rep. Bachmann makes a good candidate, which, in my opinion, is why there is so much effort to make her look bad. However a good candidate does not mean a good president. Again, in my opintion, President Obama is a good example of good candidate, poor leader.

          Let’s set a few facts here to remove political slant. The economy was already recovering prior to the 1992 elections, but if you are to associate the 90s bull market to Clinton, you must also associate the tech bubble bursting which is a primary caused of the early 2000’s recession.
          And he is responcible for authorizing the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (repealing the Glass–Steagall Act), which is widely regarded to have significantly added to the depth if not a primary cause of the 2008-09 recession. Hardly results to cheer about. The bull market had more to do with President Clinton working with Congress at being civil and making smart compromise for the good of the country. Once Congress and the President started to entrench in ideological party dogma, the economy started to faulter. We see the same issues through today.

          Also the cause of the 90-91 recession was from the 1987 market collapse, savings and loan failures, a spike in oil prices and inflation, and had little to do wth the policies of President G.H.W. Bush.

          Finally it should be noted, looking at the resume of qualifications for president, President G.H.W. Bush was regarded one of the most qualified in history. however, I reserve my opinion of his effectiveness as president.

          1. Matt says:

            there is no effort in making her look bad she does a good enough doing it herself

      2. Tom says:

        @ Ted

        The only thing I will give Bush Senior credit for is when he said no to the neo-cons about going in Iraq because he didn’t want get stuck doing what Jr ending up doing which is rebuilding it.

        1. No Obama says:

          Who cares what you think. Go to Huffington Post and impress them with you lack of knowledge

          1. Tom says:

            @ No Obama

            I think you need to google and or AOL search to see how many time Bachmann has been corrected. Just because people like you think she is smart there is majority of the country who know better!

      3. Liberal stupidity says:

        2.6 trillion surplus? Not true. That was an accounting gimmick borrowed from FUTURE tax revenues 10 years down the road. Got it Ted? Mortgage derivatives were allowed under Democrats Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, they are on video saying Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were solvent without any problems. Bush sent those two 8 letters of serious concern. Those Democrats denied any problem. Hey Ted, Obama has just spent $6 Trillion dollars in 2-1/2 years after this last debt ceiling raise. Hello Ted? Anyone in that empty skull?

        1. Tom says:

          @ Liberal Stupidity

          Accounting Gimmicks? Sorta of like what T-Paw did was Gov and what the GOP / Tea Party still like to do!

          Did Bush and the GOP pay for those two wars? Did they pay for those two tax cuts? Did they pay for anything? No they did not! And how many jobs were created in the 90’s and how many were created during Bush’s term?

        2. th says:

          And where would you imbeciles be if he hadn’t bailed out the companies that he did? In the toilet yourself like a lot of americans are right now.

      4. AntiTeabagger says:

        @ Ted, Amen brother!

    3. th says:

      It is the idiot repubs and teabaggers like Bachmann that have torn this nation apart. Don’t you pay attention to the polls? The majority of americans want thaxes and downsizing for the debt.

  8. The Look says:

    Did Marcus announce his heterosexuality again?

    1. Tom says:

      @ The Look

      That’s funny!

      I’m surprised the social conservtives allow him in front and speak! Because we know they won’t let any other social conservatives bring gay family members out on stage!

  9. Shew weaned Charlie says:

    She never spit Charley out of her womb but she raised him as one of her fosters ….. and he was a God fearing All American young adult she says.
    He actually wanted to take the Bachmann name but Marcus liked Manson so that it was.

  10. Rob says:

    Obviously she is not running on compassionate politics. Finally media got things right on her. Bachmann’s fame will take the same tumble Sarah Palin had. S&P downgrade US got has lot to do with people like Bachmann and there is a good chance America will realize that and reject her.

    1. I'm just sayin says:


      We were downgraded because the government (Republicans negotiating with President Obama and Harry Reid) did nto make signigficant enough reductions in the deficit. Please read before you post nonsense, it onlyconfuses those unable to comprehend beyond a party line. the last thing we need right now is a bunch of people voting the same way they have for the past 40 years.

      1. th says:

        It was downgraded because there wasn’t a combination of taxes and cutting. Just cutting.

  11. Gina Lovelace says:

    She is so fake!! I really hope America is not dumb to vote for her to be president.

    1. Booth says:

      People voted stupid and look what we got (obama) 4TRILLION in debt,

  12. Tom L says:

    Typical republican deer in the headlights. dazed, confused, what am I here for look…..whats the uproar about? We see this everyday, especially when one of ’em tries to speak. Them folks is cheap entertainment for the rest of us on a slow news day.

  13. Al says:

    I absolutely despise the press of this country. This is news? Let’s start rumors and not report the news.

    1. David J. Conklin says:

      You’re responding to it–that’s news in and of itself. Grow up.

      1. Claire says:

        What? What does someone responding to an article have to do with making news? Try to make a point Mr Conklin.

  14. say says:

    she looks as crazy as she is. She always looks like this.

    1. deidre says:

      This makes a pretty compelling argument for the Taliban requirement of full facial covering..

  15. meow says:

    I guess it takes someone delusional to lead those that are delusional.

  16. I'm just sayin says:

    wow, so many personal attacks and no constructive discussion. So this has come down to a rant blog with no substance. Do any of you realy wonder and understand how we got into this situation? Please spend a few minutes in front of the mirror before the next round of caucusses and make a serious determination if you are part of the solution or part of the problem. If you figure out that you are part of the problem, vote for anyone other than who your party puts up (that is for all democrats and republicans alike). We NEED moderates that are willing to swallow the bitter pill now, or else we all are doomed.

    1. Korean War Vet myself says:

      I am with you … but the 2 sides seem to get only the hate and fight and bicker so it seems almost hopeless.
      China said it best – we don’t do anything BUT bicker so any show at solutions are not even possible.
      HTG – for the first time in my life I am feeling we may be doomed to fail by Americans themselves. I never would have thought this day would come.
      I am 72 and have seen a whole lot but never an America that is so un-American.
      Both parties are equally at blame and that is simple fact

      1. Ordinary Guy says:

        Nixon visited China to end the post WWII era conflict that Korea was a horrific example of. It was thought that trading with them was better than shooting nukes at each other. True, but we made a big mistake in the process.

        Geo. H. W. Bush promoted imports and said that American consumers would enjoy and benefit from lower prices, thinking that more business was naturally good. However; we didn’t realize then that our economy was not set up to endure a prolonged onslaught of products that exploited Chinese laborors and our untaxed consumer market.

        Our tax revenues have come from our labor pool and the producers that employed them. Oops!

        Ecomomic disparities and revenue short-falls now dictate falling entitlement demands and lower wages paid, to employ more workers. This is making things hot. Due to economic pressures, the age-old buttons of race, and culture, religion, and wealth are turning things unstable in the pinch.

        Restoring the system that brought inherent tendencies for economic equality and harmony must be our top priority. China, India, and the rest have had their tax holiday long enough, and their consumer market can grow of its own accord, without their continued addiction to our tax-free economic system.

        Imported goods and services, whether on the internet or in containers, must pay the same as our domestic producers and workers, for the privilege of entering our marketplace. The alternative is obvious, violence and suffering and ruin.

        It is up to the advancing powers to raise the expectations of their working middle-class, not for American families to lower theirs. We must change it now.

        1. meow says:

          @Ordinary Guy

        2. Mark says:

          @ ordinary guy

          At last a beacon of wisdom in a sea of mediocrity. As meow stated “You nailed it!”, but unfortunatly the majority won’t be able to see it that way.

          The voices will continue to spout the rhetoric of “It’s organized labors fault!”, “It is the fault of those on Social Security!” “It’s the democrats fault!” EtC. when in fact it is the failed policies and forgotten wisdom of those who came before us.

          That is truly what is lacking in Washington; “WISDOM”. The majority of our elected officials are inteligent, but ALL OF THEM FROM BOTH PARTIES LACK WISDOM!!! None of our officials lived through the great depression, so NONE of them know what it was really like.

          So they dismantle the safety net put into place that got us out of that period, and created the society that was the envy of the world.

          Those that forget the past are condemned to repeat it.

    2. I'm just sayin' you're crazy says:

      Are you trying to say that Bachmann is a MODERATE?

      1. I'm just sayin says:

        Obviously by my comments I DID NOT SAY THAT. But you continue to confuse and not talk aboyut fixing things so we can stay on this crazy spend and not tax path we are on. Keep on trying to put words into other peoples mouths and do not address the issue of the problems with the two party system, because that is so constructuve and look what it has done for us….

        1. MORON says:

          God you are stupid. YOU are the effing idiot that does those things.

  17. moderate??? lol says:

    I don’t think there is a soul on this planet, including the criminally insane or incompetent, that would condsier her a moderate at anything.
    Well – moderatley successfull I guess. Not successfull but moderately so
    She actaully looks like a Frciken Devil’s Ho now, doesn’t she

  18. Steve says:

    The left, Public Unions, greeniies can now only name call as we see what the Dems and Obama has done to this country. Market crashing, down grade credit, more spending.etc. they can point ot nothing good, only name calling is their line now.

    1. @Steve says:

      Steve – as a GOP voter may I say you and the far right within our party is as much of a problem as the damn lib party you detest.
      Either JOIN the party in a constructive way to solve the damn issues or move to an island with a whacko like Bachmann as your leader.
      Wipe your snotty nose on your sleeve and depart now…NOW

  19. Gloria says:

    Finally, people can see what M.B. really looks like!

    1. idnockthebottomoutofit says:

      Smoking hot….man is she beautiful!

  20. A Voter says:

    How much more airbrushing will it take to make her happy?

    1. Will J says:

      I’d hate to wake up next to that in the morning. Scary.

      1. idtapit says:

        No problem here!

  21. Greg Laden says:

    Why do these reporters think she does not normally look like this? Have they not seen all those videos of her hiding in bushes and so on?

  22. Guess what says:

    Well, we assumed Obama, the often accused closet ‘Muslim Terrorist’ was it. But, other than getting Osama, he is proving himself to be too restrained to controversy and a hardliner; almost a softie. Now this; whoever wins the GOP nomination is getting easier to win the Presidency. So, is this it? Michelle Bachmann is exactly what the Mayan Calendar dialed up. She looks so much like the girlfriend doll of Chucky.

  23. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    Has anyone had a look at Nancy Pelosi..that girl can get some real crazy looks with all her plastic surgery. I also heard the guy from S& P say if the the “Cut Cap and Balance” act had passed this would not had happened. There are no innocents here, But Obama doesn’t have anyone in place to handle this. He is WAY over his head..

  24. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    If the so called “Rich” paid 100% of there would not even make a dent. We need to be cutting and trimming programs …ones that affect both sides of the aisle. Let’s start with some of these foolish rail programs and Obama care.

  25. the true look says:

    This is the look she’s had for years ever since she discovered that a magnifying glass makes little Markus look much bigger. Not sure about the Queen of Rage though, as I thought that was Marcus. Bet she has a huge closet. And then again she shaves her eyebrows.

  26. John says:

    If the liberal media attacks you, it is because you are doing something right.

    Go Michelle!

  27. Carl popham says:

    The queen of crazy is a much more appropriate title for describing Michele Bachmann. During the banking crisis of 2008, Bachmann was saying that Democrat “hyper regulation” was to blame for the the bank failures, when in truth it was the conservative Congress of 1994, with deregulation and overturning of Wall Street safety regulations that led to our current disaster.

  28. The Devil in a pic says:

    Good ol’ America and her 70% of stupified and idiots belonging to the right and left about to slaugher one another. You morons and fools are about to wipe yourselves off the relevant map of the world. Fine by me – I was one of the 30% who said you were crazy in the 70’s and bailed.
    Black-white hate liberal-neocon hate
    ain’t you just a grand bunch of floozies now. 😉 😉

  29. mel says:

    Yes, when I think of Michelle, I think “rage”. Give me a break. This is just another example of American mainstream media taking a pot-shot at their “annointed one’s” biggest competition. Regardless of how you feel about Michelle, she is not the epitomy of rage. I can think of a dozen other politicians who lose their cool on a regular basis, and I don’t judge them for it. We can’t possibly know the amount pressure and scrutiny our politicians are under. But still, rage? I don’t think so. Give me one example of when this woman lost her cool and went into a tirade and I will offer my apologies. Otherwise, you just look foolish, ill-informed and like a lemming.

    1. meow says:


      I don’t like MB but you are spot on. Lets not forget what magazines want to do the most… SELL magazines and covers like this are big sellers. We all love to read about a scandal… yes, especially political ones. We also love to read about people more bat-crap crazier than ourselves. Lets face it, the media is making money off crazy, off-beat politicians. Look at all the money that the media made off Palin. I’m just a bit sad that this is the best the GOP has to offer? I really hope there are far FAR more intelligent Republican women than MB. I’ll stay with Obama over Bachmann and I think so will most of the nation.

  30. WIIFM says:

    The government of this country should be ashamed of its self. I don’t care who they…grass tea or any other group of dysfunctional parties, they’re all in it for themselves. Tax the rich? Oh no can’t do that…stop the spending? oh no, can’t do that. Cut down on foreign aide? Oh no can’t do that… Their dysfunction is going to make us a third world and we will be looking for aide from foreign countries to feed, clothe and house Americans. Time for Americans to stand up and fight back.

  31. Joe says:

    Newsweek = Agendas + Liberals

    1. betty says:

      Newsweek is not a liberal magazine. On the contrary, it is conservative, that is I no longer buy it.

  32. just sayin says:

    It is so funny how libs think Obama will get a 2nd term.

    Epic – notoriously the worst president of all time.
    Has spent more money than all combined presidents.

    The liberals are just so blind.

    This is ALL under Obama. PERIOD.

    1. Paul Solinger says:

      Given the fact that Obama leads all Republican candidates in head-to-head polling, and the fact that the S&P explicitly mentions the Republican’s refusal to raise taxes as a reason for the credit rating downgrade, it’s not really that big of a stretch to assume that Obama will be reelected.

      1. dan says:

        I guess you didnt read the entire S&P report, did you?

        1. Citizen says:

          @dan. Honestly, the S & P is one of three ratings agencies, and it has a credibility gap the size of your ego. Who cares what S & P says? U.S. bonds are the only game in town. And, since the U.S. deficit is tied to the trade deficit, especially with China, China can ill afford to criticize the U.S. or stop buying U.S. debt anytime soon.

  33. BB says:

    A baseball landing right in the mouth of this witch would suit me just fine

  34. Paul Solinger says:

    Hilarious cover…and entirely accurate. Now if they would have added a subtitle about the number of lies she regularly tells and her lack of accomplishments as a representative.

    1. Don_J says:

      I think, she really thinks, she’s really looking into the future… that’s a frightening look, even for her.

    2. Carl says:

      She probably wont come out of the Primaries real strong but you may want to compare her accomplishments to that of your fearless leader prior to his White House days. Community organizer? What is the he77 is that? It just proves anyone that can speak well will whoo over weak minded indviduals

  35. Pavel says:

    The problem with the world right now is governments around the world overextended by previous spending. Bush got us into it -DEEP INTO IT! There are a number of idiots who write comments here who could not reason their way out of a paper bag. Their leader, MB, is the head of the Tea Party, a reactionary group that refuses to compromise, moderate their extreme position or listen to reason. America is held hostage by these reactionaries in any effort to find a common ground between the Democrats and Republicans. To make anything work the two parties will have to ignor the Tea Party people or make no progress at all on the budget and debt reduction. We all know when there is a total “nay-sayer” in a working group the group has to eliminate that “nay-sayer” to make any progress. The moderate Republicans and Democrats have my blessing!

    1. meow says:

      Great post. Fully agreed. Bottom line is that MB doesn’t have a snowballs chance in hell to ever win the election since her views and psycho-babble with lies are just far far too extreme in this political climate where a person of proven intelligence and as a moderate can be “sold to the public”. The Bachmann brand just won’t sell to a majority of Americans… even with economic issues being number one. There are more issues at hand than just the economy.

  36. Patrick says:

    LOL…..They really rolled her. Holy cats is that an awful pic. I think she got what was coming to her though.

  37. pkb92057 says:

    She looks like a psycho. Oh wait, she is!

  38. LadyJane says:

    I thought this was her normal look. Wait, her moth isn’t open so she can’t be saying something stupid, untrue, or totally made up. Guess this was an off moment for her after all.

    An embarrassment to the state.

  39. Worker Bee says:

    Bachmann is a fraud. She espouses the evils of Government then she loves the Patriot Act, which actually represents the evils of Government.

    Complete con artist who offers no change

  40. Swamp Rat says:

    What else is new? Another picture of Bachmann with a story to match goes forth into the political news. Well, if the photo isn’t PhotoShop’d or e/edited then what’s the beef? Just another photo look at a candidate who wants to run for the White House. Wonder what she looks like when she awakes in the morning after a full day of campaigning? Don’t think she looks like Ms Minnesota! LMAO!!!

    Enough said…………

  41. Jennifer says:

    That picture is a great reflection of the pathetic, distorted person she is.

  42. Don_J says:

    Damn… she looks like my dog when he’s fixated on something that’s not supposed to be in his yard… did they show here a photo of President Obama or Marcus in one of her nighties?

  43. Tea Party member says:

    You may have noticed that the conservatives, I am one, have been bashing many Republicans because of their weak showing on the debt battle with liberals. We the conservatives go after the Republicans NOT because we feel they need more scolding than the Dems, but because we recognize that the entire Democratic party is beyond repair and totally incapable of seeing or caring about what they have done and continue to do to the country. The lunatic left can NOT be converted. They are too ignorant. The public school and college system in the U. S. has accomplished the dumbing down of America to the point where a large portion of citizens don’t understand and don’t want to understand economics and free enterprise. God help us. Between the ignorant and those on the government feed bag, we are dangerously close to economic collapse. Needless to say, all liberal Dems and liberal Republicans, must be defeated in 2012. Even then there will be a need for severe spending reductions. This includes Social Insecurity and Medicare. Cut and feel the pain now or lose ALL benefits later. Many say that SS and Medicare aren’t the cause of the current debt crisis because they are funded separately. This mindset exposes the fact that the left only sees the CURRENT debt as the problem. In addition to the roughly $20 billion in debt being so hotly debated, there is the roughly $70 billion IN ADDITION TO the $20 billion. We haven’t even started to debate the BIG problem yet. The Dems choose to stick they head in the sand about true scale of the problem. So, we conservatives and Tea Party members see the tsunami coming. The earthquakes we now feel, such as the credit downgrading, are only signs of what is going to hit us if we don’t cut, cut big, cut NOW.

    1. O-done-a says:

      Well, there it is. The manifesto of ignorance. Spew a little here, a little there, add “God” and you’ve nailed it. Everyone else must look so tiny from your extremist view.

  44. Tea Party member says:

    You seem to agree that spending has been and continues to be the problem. You simply attribute it to past Republican administrations. Rather than continuing this hissy fit over who did what when, let’s cut and save the country. On one had you blame Bush for spending too much. Bush did a bad thing by spending so much! Then you justify Obama’s quadrupling of the Bush spending by saying that, although all the crazy spending is bad, it is OK because we can blame Bush for starting it. If you had made the effort to listen to conservatives during the Bush years (with Democrat control of both houses) you would have heard us screaming just as loudly then. There just wasn’t as many of us to scream. Bush was conservative in many social issues but not fiscally. The spending crisis has swelled the conservative and Tea Party ranks.

    Is spending our kids’ future bad or not?

    If it was bad when Bush and the Democrat Congress did it, and it was, isn’t it even worse for Obama, Reid, and Pelosi to spend four times as much?

    Are we ready to take our medicine?
    Let’s get to it. Right and left.

  45. Deep Thiinker says:

    Bottom line, Bachmann is unstable & so are her supporters.

  46. Tinky Winky says:

    I think we need to cut Michelle some slack. It must be nerve racking wondering when your husband is going to finally come out of the closet.

  47. Starz says:

    She is wackadoo and this picture does her justice!

  48. lea says:

    Michelle Bachman is nothing but a skirt…she has made 2 groups of people….the rich ( her and all the Tea parties rich friends) and everyone else is in the poor section…..I would like to know how, in this economy, she can justify spending 8 million dollars on her last campaign & she isn’t doing the job she was elected for, she out campaigning again. I would like her to answer that question: HOW CAN YOU SPEND THAT MUCH MONEY ON A CAMPAIGN WHEN THERE ARE 90% OF THE PEOPLE STARVING, HOMELESS,& JOBLESS IN THE US???
    Michelle Bachman, I request an answer!!

  49. Pavel says:

    To Dan: You need to go back to school to learn how to do math. Sorry, but you really blew it!

  50. Viper says:

    I am a Public Union Employee. I do not care about the stock market because I have no 401(k) money. We get/will get a defined pension every month regardless of the stock market. It will increase if there is inflation
    so we do not care about inflation. We dwarf any other businesses in all states. We are growing. We think it is funny that all we have to do is say “Workers Rights” or “It’s for the children” and all you
    simpletons support us. Our pensions are estimated at 30 trillion that is unfunded. We do not care because we will control who is elected to make sure you pay and we keep everything. And we also get life time unlimited health care…… so how is that “hope and change” working for you..ha ha ha.
    Even after you read these great truths you will still support us as all we need to say is “Tax the rich”… and off you go… I can not believe you are such fools. Thank you and George Soros your leader.

    1. @ Viper without a bite says:

      You one stupid phuc Viper — must be unemployed shoe shine boy huh

  51. come on says:

    she’s smokin HOT

    when one’s drunk and dilussional. No wonder Marcus likes men

  52. Mike Jacobson says:

    Reading most of these posts is very unsettling. We, as a Nation, are so split apart and at each others throats. We should be praying for and supporting our leaders, and if you don’t like them you can vote differently. Our soldiers are fighting for their lives every day. The enemy see’s our constant bickering and probably feels like they are winning the war. Keep it Pro-American! We will never dig ourselves out if we cant stand together.

  53. StraycatStrut says:

    Newsweek……. I’m surprised its still in print.

  54. Murph says:

    Hey,my dog gives me those same crazy eyes when I try to take her bone.It is obviously a trait my dog shares with GOP’ers everywhere! Ever try to take money from a GOP’er? They are just mere animals and should be viewed with with pity and no disrespect.They just hate having THEIR money taxed away! As for your money? Hmmm,anybody know where we can buy some “Sleepaway” for the poor dirty dogs that bedevil us and the world these days!

  55. obamas sinking ship says:

    Let the libs vent a little. I’d rather see you guys make fools of yourselves on a message board than kick your dog in frustration.

  56. Michael Sheehan says:

    Did a professional journalist write this paragraph?

    “Humphrey School of Public Affairs political scientist Larry Jacobs says Bachmann a candidate to reckon with, because he has done well in the polls, she is popular in Iowa and her fundraising is strong. “

  57. idknockthebottomoutofit says:

    What are you talking about?…can’t you see that she is smoking hot!!!

  58. Hey Zeus! says:

    Somebody call an exorcist!

  59. TC says:

    Whatever it takes to get her out of office. The picture shows the real side of her and her husband. Rotten on the inside. Who in the world are her constituents? and why would they keep voting her into office? She’s obviously not representing their interests like most republicans. She’s never in the state, just like Tim The Tool Pawlenty. She’s just using them and the rest of us to grab a bigger national stage. Her district is getting completely used, just like the state was with 8 years of the Tool.

  60. Zebra says:

    The photo looks like a case of Sterns County Syndrome. No wonder she keeps getting reelected, she suffers from the same malody as her district.

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