Michele Bachmann to deliver Tea Party Express response to SOTU

posted at 4:52 pm on January 21, 2011 by Allahpundit

Here’s the official announcement. I don’t get it.

We thought the speaking lineup for next Tuesday had been finalized, but there’s been a late addition. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will deliver her own response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, to be webcast by the group Tea Party Express next Tuesday.

The group announced Bachmann’s upcoming remarks in an e-mail to supporters Friday afternoon…

It’s fitting that a tea party group would sponsor its own SOTU response: Obama is slated to focus on reining in the federal deficit, and that’s been a prime issue for the tea party movement since it was sparked by opposition to Obama’s stimulus and mortgage-rescue plan.

I could sort of understand this if the GOP had decided to break from tea party concerns in its own SOTU response, emphasizing foreign policy, say, instead of spending cuts and the coming debt apocalypse. It didn’t. It went directly at those concerns by tapping Paul Ryan to give the address, a choice greeted with wide approval from grassroots conservatives if our commenters are representative. So it’s not like America won’t be hearing about the hazards of big government on Tuesday night; on the contrary, Mr. Roadmap himself will be playing the part of the Ghost of Deficits Future. (In fact, The One himself might tackle this issue head-on in the SOTU.)

As such, having Bachmann deliver some sort of “shadow” conservative response to Obama will achieve one of two things. Either it’ll be redundant by duplicating most of the same points that Ryan makes or, if she says something incendiary that the media ends up slobbering over the next day, it’ll overshadow his speech entirely. Or, actually, I suppose there’s a third option — that this will be as much a response to Ryan as it is to Obama, emphasizing that his plan to cut $60 billion this year (and maybe his vote for TARP?) simply isn’t good enough. She’s handing the media a post-SOTU “GOP divided!” narrative on a silver platter by doing this, but it helps her presidential candidacy among the base, I suppose. And it exacts a little revenge on the caucus after she was passed over for the GOP’s House Conference Chair in favor of Jeb Hensarling. Remember who it was who decided to back Hensarling instead of her? GOP divided!


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It doesn’t splinter anything. Bachmann’s remarks will have the media marveling at how nice and “moderate” that conservative firebrand Paul Ryan sounded.

Emperor Norton on January 21, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Now THAT’S a damn good point. Changes the way to think about it.

gary4205 on January 21, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Ya know, it could very well work out that way. The media will twist itself into a pretzel to frame it to their advantage but they have less clout with each passing day. I think people are finally starting to see thru their deceptions using their god-given intuitions.

Geochelone on January 21, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Anbody have a link to the $450 B in cuts?

mankai on January 21, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Just a reminder of the org’s track record of mass rhetorical appeal.

Patrick Ishmael on January 21, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Mmmmmm…I dunno. I remember being told they were just slightly more popular than cancer last year, and yet the GOP might’ve won 3 or 4 seats at the most without them.

ddrintn on January 21, 2011 at 5:21 PM

I think I’ll wait and see what she says before I start acting like a libtard and being negative about something without the facts. The Tea Party is full of Reagan democrats and if the truth is known, the establishment GOP is really the third party. The establishment GOP presents just as big a threat as the wingnuts on the left.

volsense on January 21, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Sure, but you don’t have to have dual GOP responses to Obama’s speech. It’s just weird.

ddrintn on January 21, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Those days are over, at least for now. The TP movement has the attention of every member of the establishment and every piece of the Progressive machinery. This give Michelle a huge platform to use to further the TP movement across our entire nation. Will she do well; hell I don’t know. The platform is awesome and is very telling on multiple fronts.

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Patrick Ishmael on January 21, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Doubling down on weak ass responses? I’ve read wuite a few of your posts. you can do better.

KCB on January 21, 2011 at 5:22 PM

This is to keep the establishment GOP’s feet to the fire. To remind them we, the Tea Party, are a growing force with a strong voice.

We do not want to separate from the GOP, but to be a diligent reminder of the true basic tenets of Conservatism.

It also will trigger the dogs of hate on MSBNC and others to viciously attack Rep. Bachmann further, reminding the public that they are not, and will never be, interested in “toning it down”

Let loose the dogs of hate in 5…4…3…2…

Opposite Day on January 21, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Abby Adams on January 21, 2011 at 5:16 PM

I guess the change in my pocket just wasn’t enough…

John the Libertarian on January 21, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Re: The Tea Party Express. Ace just said the same thing I did, only much better (over at AoSHQ).

BuzzCrutcher on January 21, 2011 at 5:23 PM

All signs all leading to a Third Party in 2012.

oldyeller on January 21, 2011 at 5:23 PM

She could’ve said “Rep. Ryan will do a great job”.

ddrintn on January 21, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Sure, but you don’t have to have dual GOP responses to Obama’s speech. It’s just weird.

ddrintn on January 21, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Ahhh, and there is your mistake. Bachmann isn’t giving a GOP response. TP is not owned by the GOP.

Amadeus on January 21, 2011 at 5:23 PM

it’s not like she might say crazy stuff, is it?

audiculous on January 21, 2011 at 5:15 PM

audiculous:No,that would be,

3-25-2010_Hank_Johnson_Guam_Tip_Over.wmv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg
***********************************************

Or do you mean…………………

Gangster Government

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC1i8j9CZuU

Or
===

Michele Bachmann vs Anthony Weiner pt.1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icmQwhf10Rg

Or
===

Michele Bachmann: Pelosi Plan “The Crown Jewel of Socialism”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqE_UvbNgxc

canopfor on January 21, 2011 at 5:23 PM

If this is just for the Tea Party website, and Bachmann was ASKED by them to deliver it, then I don’t understand why anybody would have a problem with it. Seems that a lot of you want to follow AP’s lead and jump to a bunch of conclusions.

Enough with the “let’s worry about what the media does” BS. It has gotten us nowhere. Tell the truth, and media spin be damned!

JannyMae on January 21, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Yup.
Some here can’t handle the truth. Especially from a ..shudder…girl.

katy the mean old lady on January 21, 2011 at 5:24 PM

I’d welcome any conservative video response, even from AllahPundit himself. There is actually already a short YouTube clip of AP doing his usual schtick

Paul-Cincy on January 21, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Foot. Bullet. Some assembly required.

Ugh.

Sugar Land on January 21, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Iowahawk BTW skewers Cohen. Enjoy!

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2011/01/dear-nazi.html

onlineanalyst on January 21, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Hilarious. That hawk man is some kind of mad geneaus.

Geochelone on January 21, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Did someone say Palin?

portlandon on January 21, 2011 at 5:14 PM

She may well be #2 on their hit list. If we let the leftists take down Palin, they’ll take down Bachmann next.

petefrt on January 21, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Why not? If you want to win this word battle you must have somebody out front at all times.

rplat on January 21, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Superfluous at BEST, potentially damaging (in all the ways Allah mentioned).

Conservatives have barely begun to govern, and they’re already finding ways to undercut themselves.

Vyce on January 21, 2011 at 5:18 PM

The only way I have seen conservatives undercutting themselves in the last several years is by spending way too damned much time worrying about every word that comes out of their mouths for fear of fueling the fires for the liberals to discredit them.

The will discredit them anyway. The way to counter liberals’ speech is by telling the truth, not by cowering in fear over what they might pounce on to discredit conservatives.

I think that’s why a lot of you Palin haters are so ridiculous. YOU are always ready to pounce on one word or one phrase and screech about how “she shouldn’t have said that…blah blah blah.” You do the same thing with talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck and pundits like Krauty and Ann Coulter. The liberals don’t need ammunition to rip into conservatives. If they don’t have it, they make sh*t up, like they did with the BLOOD LIBEL against Palin and the TP and talk radio.

Stop worrying about parsing every word, and tell the truth! Period. Stop worrying about how conservatives “look.” IF we tell the truth, it will speak for itself.

JannyMae on January 21, 2011 at 5:26 PM

BachmannOverDrive
*******************
*******************

Taking Care Of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhnSiRYPqpw&feature=fvst

canopfor on January 21, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Anbody have a link to the $450 B in cuts?

mankai on January 21, 2011 at 5:21 PM

She never posted it the last time I looked.

Knucklehead on January 21, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Stop worrying about parsing every word, and tell the truth! Period. Stop worrying about how conservatives “look.” IF we tell the truth, it will speak for itself.

JannyMae on January 21, 2011 at 5:26 PM

I just became a JannyMae fan! Well spoken; bravo…..

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Ugh. I can’t imagine the type of person it would take to prefer Bachmann over Paul Ryan. There are no two ways about this, it’s idiotic.

galenrox on January 21, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Anbody have a link to the $450 B in cuts?

mankai on January 21, 2011 at 5:21 PM

The sound we hear is that of crickets and the occasional tumbleweed bouncing along.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 5:29 PM

She’s a conservative, so the media will paint anything she says as crazy. Old Soviet trick.

darwin

horsehit. entirely horsesit.

and bathetic as well.

people listen and make up their minds. the media follows more often than it leads. people hear conservatives saying things that aren’t crazy, the media can’t convince that that it is and the MSM won’t even try.

people hear things that might be crazy, the MSM will jump on it, but the media hasn’t the power to spin “crazy” out of nothing. that doesn’t work in the long run.

audiculous on January 21, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Iowahawk BTW skewers Cohen. Enjoy!
http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2011/01/dear-nazi.html

onlineanalyst on January 21, 2011 at 5:20 PM

onlineanalyst:Thank-you,love this part,

Auschwitzian Airbus A320 cattlecar!!!

canopfor on January 21, 2011 at 5:31 PM

I like it. Go girl!

ncjetsfan on January 21, 2011 at 5:31 PM

something incendiary that the media ends up slobbering over the next day

Plueezeeeeeee…. Michelle could agree with what obama says 100% and the media is gonna find something to slobber over the next day….. Have ya learned nut’n…. the trick is to recognize that fact…. embrace it…. and figure a way to turn it to advantage.

Take a page from Obama’s play book re his birth certificate…. whatever he may be hide’n … they have used the issue to paint people as kooks and whenever possible associate others to the same…… Jeebus… if there was nut’n to hide AND they wanted the Certificate issue to go away they could pony up the 15 bucks to the Dept of vital records and produce the document.

roflmao

donabernathy on January 21, 2011 at 5:32 PM

people hear things that might be crazy, the MSM will jump on it, but the media hasn’t the power to spin “crazy” out of nothing. that doesn’t work in the long run.

audiculous on January 21, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Apparently you don’t understand how powerful propaganda is.

The Jews do.

darwin on January 21, 2011 at 5:33 PM

KCB on January 21, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Just doubling down on a fact, which I don’t think is weak at all. I do appreciate the kind words about the blog posts, though.

BuzzCrutcher on January 21, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Key bit here:

Oh, and speaking about people obsessed with keeping their names in the media even if it damages concrete policy objectives, of course she’ll be speaking on behalf of the look-at-me Tea Party Express.

Patrick Ishmael on January 21, 2011 at 5:33 PM

ROFL…I get the feeling that Grow Fins walks into doors a lot.

ddrintn on January 21, 2011 at 5:18 PM

I just couldn’t resist.

Lily on January 21, 2011 at 5:34 PM

I sense someone’s ego needed feeding.

ButterflyDragon on January 21, 2011 at 5:01 PM

BINGO

Kermit on January 21, 2011 at 5:34 PM

owahawk BTW skewers Cohen. Enjoy!

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2011/01/dear-nazi.html

onlineanalyst on January 21, 2011 at 5:20 PM

I LOVE that man!

katy the mean old lady on January 21, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Ugh. I can’t imagine the type of person it would take to prefer Bachmann over Paul Ryan. There are no two ways about this, it’s idiotic.

galenrox on January 21, 2011 at 5:28 PM

No one is weighing the preference of the two of them. What is idiotic is writing our demise before our demise. Both of them are great assets and both of them are giving a response to the SOTU in different venues.

fourdeucer on January 21, 2011 at 5:35 PM

. . . but the media hasn’t the power to spin “crazy” out of nothing. that doesn’t work in the long run.but the media hasn’t the power to spin “crazy” out of nothing. that doesn’t work in the long run.

In your colorful vernacular, “horsehit” or “horsesit” . . . whichever is most appropriate and customary.

rplat on January 21, 2011 at 5:36 PM

About three months ago on C-Span I saw Michelle Bachmann give one of the most pointed, literate and passionate speeches on the dangers of Leftism to the American dream I’ve seen from a republican politician.

She has my blessing to do whatever she wants.

rrpjr on January 21, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Yup.
Some here can’t handle the truth. Especially from a ..shudder…girl.

katy the mean old lady on January 21, 2011 at 5:24 PM

A bit harsh, perhaps. I also opposed McCain’s amnesty bill and was called a bigot by Miss Grahamesty. Opposed Porkulus and was called a racist for it. See where I’m going with this?

a capella on January 21, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Oh nooes, what if she goes all crazy again and rambles like a deranged illiterate loon? She might say something like this!

“They ask me all the time what is your favorite this, what is your favorite that, what is your favorite that. And at one time what is your favorite word. And I said, my favorite word, that is really easy. My favorite word is the word is the word.”

Bird is the word?

mudskipper on January 21, 2011 at 5:37 PM

About three months ago on C-Span I saw Michelle Bachmann give one of the most pointed, literate and passionate speeches on the dangers of Leftism to the American dream I’ve seen from a republican politician.

She has my blessing to do whatever she wants.

rrpjr on January 21, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Ditto

darwin on January 21, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Apparently you don’t understand how powerful propaganda is.

The Jews do.

darwin

you accusing the Jews of being propagandists????

hell, the Israelis seem to me to do a pretty poor job, worldwide, of playing up their side of the fighting in the ME.
AIPAC used to be pretty effective in this country, but worldwide, the Israelis are not so good.

audiculous on January 21, 2011 at 5:39 PM

And you think that that CBC and the Hispanic Caucus won’t have follow-up rah-rahs for ObaMao? Will these run on their own blogs or networks?

Get a grip, people.

onlineanalyst on January 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Sarah Palin and Michelle Bauchmann are the two biggest threats to Liberals and the Progressives running the Democrat Party here in America. These two woman are under attack 24/7 by every element of the Progressive machinery. We all know that and we all know that the attacks are baseless and vile.

Are any of you regulars here wondering what I have been wondering for some time now… Why are these two woman the subject of so many posts here at HA? We know that the establishment Republicans are quietly very concerned about these two woman also. So what’s the connection between the Republican establishment’s fear for these two woman and those who run this site? How many Palin posts have been here on a daily basis lately? Way too many for my taste. Something fishy going down? Seems that way to me…

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM

he media hates Bachmann, just like they hate Palin.

Probably because they are both idiots.

Grow Fins on January 21, 2011 at 5:12 PM
Aw come on. There’s more than two people in the media.

Lily on January 21, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Burn! lol lol

tencole on January 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM

The more opposition that is voiced to the SOTU Proclamation by the Leader of the Regime, the better. The American people are thirsty for Conservative representation. Please reference November 2nd, 2010.

kingsjester on January 21, 2011 at 5:42 PM

No one is weighing the preference of the two of them. What is idiotic is writing our demise before our demise. Both of them are great assets and both of them are giving a response to the SOTU in different venues.

fourdeucer on January 21, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Yep, I like this strategery of a double response.

redridinghood on January 21, 2011 at 5:43 PM

So what’s the connection between the Republican establishment’s fear for these two woman and those who run this site? How many Palin posts have been here on a daily basis lately? Way too many for my taste. Something fishy going down? Seems that way to me…

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Good lord, man! AP and Ed like clicks.

a capella on January 21, 2011 at 5:44 PM

you accusing the Jews of being propagandists????

audiculous on January 21, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Ummm … no. The power of propaganda is what enabled Hitler to go from bad mouthing Jews to killing them.

darwin on January 21, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Burn! lol lol

tencole on January 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM

That was pretty good … Fins is probably still trying to figure it out.

darwin on January 21, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Looks like most of the negative comments about this are from troll-like people … Kinda seems that way — but not all — Wow what a disclaimer …

wheels on January 21, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Good lord, man! AP and Ed like clicks.

a capella on January 21, 2011 at 5:44 PM

I wouldn’t put Ed in that category.

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Michelle Malkin on Paul Ryan:

According to Michelle Malkin in 2009, “[Paul Ryan] gave one of the most hysterical speeches in the rush to pass TARP last fall; voted for the auto bailout; and voted with the Barney Frank-Nancy Pelosi AIG bonus-bashing stampede. Milwaukee blogger Nick Schweitzer wrote: ‘He ought to be apologizing for his previous votes, not pretending he was being responsible the entire time, but I don’t see one bit of regret for what he did previously. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to let him get away with it’.”

Paul Ryan’s voting record on Bailouts and Government Stimulus

Voted YES on TARP (2008)
Voted YES on Economic Stimulus HR 5140 (2008)
Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)

The Paul Ryan of reality and the shiny object Paul Ryan in the dreams of some conservatives here are two different things.

To add to the above list of Ryan the RINO’S transgressions, Ryan did nothing to ensure the TP/Palin November victories; did nothing to defend Palin since, or before Tuscon; his “Roadmap” is hardly more than high-school logic and properly applied arithmetic (but since the gop is so lazy no body else has bothered to actually write out the obvious, Ryan is a hero?) and he is not gop ESTABLISHMENT front man because he is ESTABLISMENT all the way.

It is reprehensible that those who work for and with the people, like Bachmann, who helped drive home the November tsunami have been sidelined like garbage. Bachmann should be front and center, but the very fact she is a true conservative makes that an impossiblility in a party that supposedly represents conservatives.

My prediction: Ryan will fawn over obama and give a lukewarm response, befitting the beta gop playbook.

Bachmann will rock it, and the shame will be that she won’t be televised. However, she’s smart enough to get some viral action in there somewhere.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Sure, but you don’t have to have dual GOP responses to Obama’s speech. It’s just weird.

ddrintn on January 21, 2011 at 5:14 PM

This isn’t “duel” repsonses. It’s a GOP response and a Tea Party response…not the same entity.

I think this is just a big fat warning to the dear GOP elitists that the Tea Party is alive and well and we’re still watching…..after these past couple of weeks, I’m all for it.

tencole on January 21, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Most of the negativity being dumped on Bachman just reinforces how fragile the conservative movement really is. It sounds exactly what the establishment GOP has been saying since this was announced. Even allah pundit is repeating the same BS talking points as they are. The establishment GOP hate the Tea Party as much as the leftwing nutjobs do. Both parties will do anything to silence them as many on this board agree they should do.

volsense on January 21, 2011 at 5:47 PM


The Tea Party Express are the same geniuses who gave us Angle in NV, O’Donnell in DE, and Buck in CO. Thereby costing us three Senate seats we should have won.

So this is no surprise.

Jon0815 on January 21, 2011 at 5:02 PM

To those who say the TEA Party cost us the Senate Seats of Del, NV and CO, I say that’s nonsense. We could have won Colorado if the fools at the NRSC had not wasted $8 million in the final week of the campaign on a lost cause Carley Fiorina in CA, and diverted that money to CO. NV was always going to be tough — neither Sue Lowden nor Danny Tarkenian could have overcome Reid’s Casino machine. As for Delaware, I would rather have a Democrat than that RINO Mike Castle who would have been just another Specter in the Senate.

Michelle Bachmann is sending a strong message to the Republican leadership in the House. You ignore the TEA Party at your peril!

Michelle’s speech will be broadcast and re-broadcast by many media sources, including FOX News and talk radio. I hope she urges the Republican wimps to negotiate hard on the debt ceiling vote.

RUDYJ on January 21, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Mmmmmm…I dunno. I remember being told they were just slightly more popular than cancer last year, and yet the GOP might’ve won 3 or 4 seats at the most without them.

ddrintn on January 21, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Which seats do you credit to TPE?

Patrick Ishmael on January 21, 2011 at 5:48 PM

and he is not gop ESTABLISHMENT front man because he is ESTABLISMENT all the way.

fifm.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Geebus.
Let me get this straight:

-An email is sent out to TPE supporters, who are on the list cuz, they are….TPE supporters.

-Email states that Michele is giving a TPE response to the SOTU

-The RINO poopulation (sic) of HA and Ace have a hissy fit because it might muss the hair of PrettyBoyRyan’s NATIONALLY F%^&*ING BROADCAST SOTU RESPONSE?

Are you RINO clowns bored? Not enough lithium today?

Finally. A majority of HA posts mock the MSFM at length; yet suddenly we are supposed to give a ratsa$$ about what they will think of -this-.

As Cartman would say: “Suck my B@))S!”

exsanguine on January 21, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Bachmann will rock it, and the shame will be that she won’t be televised. However, she’s smart enough to get some viral action in there somewhere.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 5:46

PM

Yep, and this is what they fear….

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 5:49 PM

The GOP is divided.
Why else would some Republicans distance themselves from the Tea Party?

Kini on January 21, 2011 at 5:50 PM

It is reprehensible that those who work for and with the people, like Bachmann, who helped drive home the November tsunami have been sidelined like garbage. Bachmann should be front and center, but the very fact she is a true conservative makes that an impossiblility in a party that supposedly represents conservatives.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Well said

darwin on January 21, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Great post, tigerlily @ 5:46PM. Your common sense is definitely not common.

volsense on January 21, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Apparently you don’t understand how powerful propaganda is.

The Jews do.

darwin

you accusing the Jews of being propagandists????

hell, the Israelis seem to me to do a pretty poor job, worldwide, of playing up their side of the fighting in the ME.
AIPAC used to be pretty effective in this country, but worldwide, the Israelis are not so good.

audiculous on January 21, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Another example of troll stupidity

odat on January 21, 2011 at 5:53 PM

volsense on January 21, 2011 at 5:47 PM

So right you are volsense… Like Rush says, this is really about the people being sick and tired of the establishment, and make no mistake about it, the establishment includes many Republicans.

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Another example of troll stupidity

odat on January 21, 2011 at 5:53 PM

That moron doesn’t deserve one single response, but some just can’t help the temptation.

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM

I love your passion and agree with 99% of your posts but it is the job of the hosts here to exploit their talents to be evocotive and provocative to generate responses. If they didn’t HotAir would lose most of us and there would be no way for guys like me to applaud folks like you and others.

fourdeucer on January 21, 2011 at 5:56 PM

I’ll be sending Michelle Bachmann a letter of my support. May God continue to bless this woman and keep her safe.

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 5:56 PM

people hear things that might be crazy, the MSM will jump on it, but the media hasn’t the power to spin “crazy” out of nothing. that doesn’t work in the long run.

audiculous on January 21, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Your trolley has clearly left the tracks. Have you been drunk since the Tucson shooting?

katy the mean old lady on January 21, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 5:54 PM

True dat. My bad.

odat on January 21, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Where is the rule that only 1 person can give a rebuttal to a SOTU? I say let’s have 5 or 6 rebuttal speeches. Not every Republican thinks the same way, so why should there only be 1 speech?

angryed on January 21, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Exsanguine @ 5:48 PM. Your eloquence in regards to the RINOs is a work of art. The action of the RINOs led to the landside victories in 2006. Now they are misinterpreting the message of November, 2006. We cannot let them return to 2006. The future of our nation depends on it. November was just a small step in a long journey in returning our country to the people rather than letting the elitest ruling class of both parties to proceed unabated. Stay the course.

volsense on January 21, 2011 at 6:03 PM

btw, since witnessing the gop put the knife in palin, conservatives and TP conservaties, in tandem with obama, his propagandist msm and the leftist pol hacks, after she, along with the above mentioned, delivered to the gop the House, (not to mention state and local races in record breaking style), they don’t speak for me. Ryan doesn’t speak for me. Bachmann, Palin, DeMint, Pence and a very few others speak for me.

I don’t care how the msm spins it. Wake up and stop playing pre-emptive beta-defense to the big bad left. Like Palin, set the narrative, play offense, with truth and courage, and then let the chips fall, brushing them off and forging ahead as they do. No person of character worries about their enemies response when they plan to do the right thing.
They plan three moves ahead and have already neutralized their response. The left does this all the time. Not with truth and character, but with evil intent and bald faced lies. And, the right sits like dodos, no offense, no plan, just waiting for the Left’s piano/safe/anvil to drop on their heads, then cry endlessly about it, then sit back down in the same place and wait for that piano/anvil/safe to drop.

And as a little extra giggle for obama and pals, even though the gop are working with obama/globalist overlords to make sure Palin is destroyed, the Left still abuses them and drops heavy objects on their heads, laughing all the while at their subservient “opponents” who are really just willing lackeys…and so it goes.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:03 PM

I love your passion and agree with 99% of your posts but it is the job of the hosts here to exploit their talents to be evocotive and provocative to generate responses. If they didn’t HotAir would lose most of us and there would be no way for guys like me to applaud folks like you and others.

fourdeucer on January 21, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Appreciate that, and agree with your take. For the record, as a business owner for the past 31 years, I do understand the business side of operations. The constant run on Sarah is becoming weird to me though.

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Ummm … no. The power of propaganda is what enabled Hitler to go from bad mouthing Jews to killing them.

darwin

I’m not sure that you want to compare the American media to Nazis. Seems that somebody in Congress tried a Nazi comparison and most people thought that it wasn’t wise or correct or a good idea in general.

I am sure that it wasn’t the propaganda campaign that enabled to Nazis to kill the Jews of Europe. It was quite a bit more than that and the propaganda campaign was a looooooooong one that started way before Hitler was born.

audiculous on January 21, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Excellent.

We will not sit down and shut up. GOP elites beware. Wake up and smell the coffee.

Cody1991 on January 21, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Your trolley has clearly left the tracks. Have you been drunk since the Tucson shooting?

katy the mean old lady my trolley left the station long before that, katy, but darwin was blowing things way out of proportion and deserved a bit of an unserious response.

Haven’t been drunk in quite a while but if you’re game, I find that drinking with mean old lady’s is usually interesting as well as amusing.

audiculous on January 21, 2011 at 6:12 PM

@darwin, keemo and volsense: commenters like you guys/gals? and so many more who I constantly learn from and who entertain me are great reasons for logging onto HA. AP, not so much. (I keed, AP, I keed.;) )

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:13 PM

I wouldn’t recommend it, I’sd give Ryan and the GOP a chance here, but if they want to keep their feet to the fire, go ahead and do it.

Daemonocracy on January 21, 2011 at 6:19 PM

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Yes tigerlily, the HA community is very high quality; I’m a tigerlily fan for sure. Some came here from the old days of Captains Quarters, which would include me for sure. onlineanalyst & canopfor come from that era also. We followed Ed here, and have no regrets. Like most things in life, perfection is a pipe dream; we take the good and leave the rest.

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM

The constant run on Sarah is becoming weird to me though.

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Freaky-deaky would be an understatement.

More like preternatural. As in demonically driven, by those whose lives are demonically driven.

Some one said that about $800 million dollars of media was devoted to the Palin/Tuscon blood libel. Over 10,000 google entries on that subject as of this past Monday.

Preternatural.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 5:46 PM

You do realize Palin endorsed the Ryan plan, no?

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM

I’m honored to be in your company.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:22 PM

The will discredit them anyway. The way to counter liberals’ speech is by telling the truth, not by cowering in fear over what they might pounce on to discredit conservatives.

Are you implying that Ryan WON’T be telling the truth? Because if he begins to explain the GOP’s position on fiscal conservatism and entitlement reform, there’s NO ONE better to do that than him. CERTAINLY not Michelle Bachmann.

I think Ace put it best:

Michelle Bachman: People Aren’t Talking About Me Enough Lately So I Think I’ll Try To Draw Attention Away From GOP Superstar Paul Ryan Because It’s Not Like He Knows Anything About Reducing and Reforming Spending

It’s attention whoring by a politician who, as I’ve come to learn, is EXCEPTIONALLY good at that sort of thing.

Vyce on January 21, 2011 at 6:23 PM

I’m feeling squirley. i think I’ll tape my own rebuttal and post it to You Tube at the same time. :)

conservativecaveman on January 21, 2011 at 6:25 PM

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 5:46 PM

You do realize Palin endorsed the Ryan plan, no?

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Yes. That’s why I mentioned it in my above post, with the caveat: “but since the gop is so lazy nobody else has bothered to actually write out the obvious, Ryan is a hero?”

What Ryan did is something that should have been done by the gop long ago. It’s called basic arithmetic packaged in a user friendly way. PR 101. It’s a good start, and endorsable as one tool in a kit that is still missing many vital components.

Ryan is nonetheless, as his voting record bears out, a RINO.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Ahhh, and there is your mistake. Bachmann isn’t giving a GOP response. TP is not owned by the GOP.

Amadeus on January 21, 2011 at 5:23 PM

So, you’re saying she’s removed herself from the Republican Party and is now a Tea Party member who caucuses with the GOP?

If that was the case, it would make more sense. But it’s not. She’s a member of the Republican Party.

Her 24 member strong caucus just has to give a response to the SOTU?

In my opinion, Michele got butthurt that she wasn’t giving the GOP response, so as the defacto head of the Tea Party Caucus, decided to nominate herself to give a response anyway.

ButterflyDragon on January 21, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Most of the hate towards Palin and Bachman are coming from the men in the lamestream media, maybe they need to come out of the closet.
They can’t seem to stand the idea that two conservative women have more b**** than all of them put to-gether.
Keep them on the edge girls.

concernedsenior on January 21, 2011 at 6:29 PM

I’m feeling squirley. i think I’ll tape my own rebuttal and post it to You Tube at the same time. :)

conservativecaveman on January 21, 2011 at 6:25 PM

I’ll be giving my response at my local public access cable station. It is there where I plan on vaguely outlining a spending cut plan that no one will be able to find. Oh wait, that’s already been done.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Yes. That’s why I mentioned it in my above post, with the caveat: “but since the gop is so lazy nobody else has bothered to actually write out the obvious, Ryan is a hero?”

What Ryan did is something that should have been done by the gop long ago. It’s called basic arithmetic packaged in a user friendly way. PR 101. It’s a good start, and endorsable as one tool in a kit that is still missing many vital components.

Ryan is nonetheless, as his voting record bears out, a RINO.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:26 PM

There’s a bit more to the plan you didn’t read than basic arithmetic.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Stupid move ..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on January 21, 2011 at 6:34 PM

There’s a bit more to the plan you didn’t read than basic arithmetic.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Then you can specifically support your comment and break that down for all of us right now, no?

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Ryan is nonetheless, as his voting record bears out, a RINO.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Ridiculous; that dog doesn’t hunt, especially with Ryan. But if you consider Ryan a RINO, Bachmann’s equally a RINO, most recently for trying to sneak earmarks back into bills.

Fact is, neither are RINOs. I think we can all agree on that.

Patrick Ishmael on January 21, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Ah Bloody hell! I’ll give mine now!

HE LIES!

dhunter on January 21, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Then you can specifically support your comment and break that down for all of us right now, no?

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:36 PM

You could at least read the executive summary first.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 6:38 PM

dhunter on January 21, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Very good and to the point!..:)

Dire Straits on January 21, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Why not?

Winebabe on January 21, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Fact is, neither are RINOs. I think we can all agree on that.

Patrick Ishmael on January 21, 2011 at 6:36 PM

No. I don’t. Not going to argue the point, there’s no reason to. If his voting record satifies you, that’s fine.
But that’s the voting record of a RINO and not a financial wiz kid.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Allah, Why do you have to inject yourself into the state of the union? It’s not about you. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

Why doesn’t the Tea Party deserve to be addressed directly? After all they were a big part of the reason the Republicans won by such a large margin. Screw what the MSM, cable guys, and bloggers have to say the day after. This is a non story.

New Patriot on January 21, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Ridiculous; that dog doesn’t hunt, especially with Ryan. But if you consider Ryan a RINO, Bachmann’s equally a RINO, most recently for trying to sneak earmarks back into bills.

Fact is, neither are RINOs. I think we can all agree on that.

Patrick Ishmael on January 21, 2011 at 6:36 PM

The term RINO is overused, played-out and dumb from the start. Something more accurate would start with a “C” for conservative.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 6:42 PM

There’s a bit more to the plan you didn’t read than basic arithmetic.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Then you can specifically support your comment and break that down for all of us right now, no?

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:36 PM

You could at least read the executive summary first.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Then you can specifically support your comment and break that down for all of us right now, no?

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 6:42 PM

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