Rep. Michele Bachmann has been one of the tea party's strongest voices. She understands the grave danger we face due to ObamaCare. Rep. Bachmann is also a "Butt Kicking" politician who has been targeted by the left for several years and defeated all challenges. It will be difficult to find another strong voice to take her place, however she has done her duty to the country. We salute her and thank her for everything she has done so far.
A tea party favorite quote from Rep. Bachmann is her description of progressives as "Frugal Socialists."
We are very concerned about ObamaCare. Our country and our world depend upon the good work of American researchers and drug manufacturers. For the last 25 years, development of antibiotics has been discouraged through regulations. We now face the possibility of a world without effective antibiotics.
If you have been to the doctor lately, you will have noticed the resistance and care given to prescribing antibiotics. This is required because our old antibiotics are being defeated by resistant strains of bacteria. The uncertainty caused by ObamaCare may lead to an epidemic of drug resistant bacteria as the health sector focuses upon compliance in the face of a disaster.
Rep. Bachmann's announcment that she will not be running for reelection:
Be assured, my decision was not in any way influenced by any concerns about my being reelected to Congress. I've always in the past defeated candidates who are capable, qualified, and well-funded. And I have every confidence that if I ran, I would defeat the individual who I defeated last year, who recently announced that he is once again running. And rest assured, this decision was not impacted in any way by the recent inquiries into the activities of my former presidential campaign or my former presidential staff. It was clearly understood that compliance with all rules and regulations was an absolute necessity for my presidential campaign, and I have no reason to believe that that was not the case.Here is the video.