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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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

Could you explain why Bachmann’s position in favor of earmarks doesn’t qualify her for RINO status?

Patrick Ishmael on January 21, 2011 at 6:46 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

Just admit you didn’t even read the summary. You haven’t a clue as to what you are talking about. To simplify a multi-layered political policy paper as “basic arithmetic” is flat-out ignorant. How does one for instance call job training [a part of the plan I don't support], “basic arithmetic”?

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Leather jacket, check.
Skis, check.

Get ready, here she goes!!

Laura Curtis on January 21, 2011 at 6:55 PM

My interest here is less Bachmann and more the people running the Tea Party Express.

One of the things that made the Tea Party movement so strong from the Spring of 2009 through now has been it’s lack of a single leader. Having hundreds of faceless groups arise as a groundswell movement across the nation totally bamboozled the Democrats, since it destroyed their plan to destroy the leaders of the opposition to Obama, via the use of the race card and other smear tactics. They tried to use them, all the way up to the Giffords-Loughner shooting, but demonizing hundreds of thousands of average Americans is different from trying to do the same thing to Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin … or Michelle Bachmann.

By basically saying beforehand they don’t consider Ryan’s response strong enough, the Tea Party Express seems to be taking a step towards trying to convince both the public and more importantly, the big media outlets, that they are The Only Legitimate Voice of the Tea Party Movement, and that ofvthe media wants to know what Tea Party suppporters are thinking, they don’t have to go out around the nation and ask supporters — just wait for the next press release from the Tea Party Express.

To me, it looks like a typical Washington D.C. naked grab for power, where the TPE leaders are trying to convince bothnthe media and the Republican leadership that THEY are the ones who lead the Tea Party, and the GOP has to deal with them. That may or may not be a bad thing long-term, but it’s definitely a different template for the Tea Party movement as a whole.

jon1979 on January 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM

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

LOL There was a time.This old gray mare ain’t what she used to be.

katy the mean old lady on January 21, 2011 at 7:02 PM

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 6:54 PM

So, you got caught trying to imply you read the Ryan roadmap and you were going to school everyone. Couldn’t come through with the goods when challenged? Tsk. Tsk. Self-pwned toliver. Although, I pwned you too.

btw, if you want to delude yourself into thinking you can keep up with me, don’t try. I normally have a really short fuse for active pro-aborts like you who try to come onto these threads as conservative “thinkers”. I wasn’t going to bring it up if I saw a scintilla of decency from you. However, you proved yourself a jackazz in dealing with others once again. And, after the Philadelphia ghoulishness, which YOU support through your abortion support, if you want to keep up your lame attempts at smug condescension, you won’t be happy that you did. Fair warning.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 7:02 PM

jon1979 on January 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Nice post!..:)

Dire Straits on January 21, 2011 at 7:03 PM

I think Michelle Bachmann is overexposed. She’s not being very presidential.

/snark

gryphon202 on January 21, 2011 at 5:09 PM
Hi Gryph!

She’s getting there.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 21, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Carl Rove doesn’t like this…Charles Krauthammer hasn’t decided…

d1carter on January 21, 2011 at 7:07 PM

1st – Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has confirmed with us that she will broadcast her response to Barack Obama’s State Of The Union address this Tuesday. You’ll be able to watch her rebut Obama via her address which will be broadcast on our website: http://www.TeaPartyExpress.org

I knew I should have clicked on the “Here’s” link first. This has really been blown out of proportion. So what!

redridinghood on January 21, 2011 at 7:08 PM

She’s handing the media a post-SOTU “GOP divided!” narrative on a silver platter by doing this,

trudat

ted c on January 21, 2011 at 7:12 PM

It really is a GOP hot shoe.

She’s gonna say; Don’t wimp out guys -we’re watching every move – or every failure to move.

Don L on January 21, 2011 at 7:13 PM

This may be redundant at this hour, but so what!

Michelle Bachmann has more balls than most politicos inside the Beltway and that’s what they fear! Same thing with Sarah Palin. MB is also more literate and conservative than most of her pals. A very impressive lady. Even if she is a member of the group I detest the most, LAWYERS!

She can say anything she wants, anytime!

tomshup on January 21, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Michelle Bachmann has more balls than most politicos inside the Beltway and that’s what they fear! Same thing with Sarah Palin. MB is also more literate and conservative than most of her pals. A very impressive lady. Even if she is a member of the group I detest the most, LAWYERS!

She can say anything she wants, anytime!

tomshup on January 21, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Amen comrade…

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Carl Rove doesn’t like this…Charles Krauthammer hasn’t decided…

d1carter on January 21, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Carl Rove HATES the Tea Party in droves. Rove can suck on a tail pipe as far as I’m concerned…

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 7:21 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

ROTFLMFBO!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 21, 2011 at 7:21 PM

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Now that’s an example of why I’m a tigerlily fan!

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 7:21 PM

jon1979 on January 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM

I’m a leader of my local chapter of the Tea Party. I’m one of thousands of leaders on the local level. We have no one central leader, and I’m pretty sure you know that.

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 7:24 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

Yeah, I didn’t like the idea at first, and frankly, I love Michelle, but she’s becoming quite full of herself. However, this may be the plan.

You KNOW the media will paint her as batsh!t crazy so whatever Ryan says will look “centrist”

Kind of changes my mind of her running for POTUS too. She doesn’t have a shot in hell’s chance, but the media hates her as much as they do Sarah, so …..

gary4205 on January 21, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Why? I would think that would be obvious. It’s not like the Republicans have been falling over themselves to stand up for conservative values.

I’ll grant Paul Ryan is a fiscal conservative. I’ll further grant the Tea Party Express may just be full of themselves. But there’s not really much of a question “Why”?

tom on January 21, 2011 at 7:28 PM

http://forums.thedailyshow.com/?page=ThreadView&thread_id=35699

This is what we are up against folks…
Civility for thee, but not for me…

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM

[T]he media hates Bachmann, just like they hate Palin.

Probably because they are both all idiots.

Grow Fins on January 21, 2011 at 5:12 PM

The media is more than just two people or entities, so both is the wrong word.

tom on January 21, 2011 at 7:33 PM

All credit to the tea party, and I understand people wanting their share of the limelight but this just seems redundant and petty.

scalleywag on January 21, 2011 at 7:34 PM

So, you got caught trying to imply you read the Ryan roadmap and you were going to school everyone. Couldn’t come through with the goods when challenged? Tsk. Tsk. Self-pwned toliver. Although, I pwned you too.

btw, if you want to delude yourself into thinking you can keep up with me, don’t try. I normally have a really short fuse for active pro-aborts like you who try to come onto these threads as conservative “thinkers”. I wasn’t going to bring it up if I saw a scintilla of decency from you. However, you proved yourself a jackazz in dealing with others once again. And, after the Philadelphia ghoulishness, which YOU support through your abortion support, if you want to keep up your lame attempts at smug condescension, you won’t be happy that you did. Fair warning.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 7:02 PM

You are delusional and you didn’t score any points by not reading the plan and therefore misscharacterizing it.

So I ask again:

Just admit you didn’t even read the summary. You haven’t a clue as to what you are talking about. To simplify a multi-layered political policy paper as “basic arithmetic” is flat-out ignorant. How does one for instance call job training [a part of the plan I don't support], “basic arithmetic”?

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 6:54 PM

And we’ll add to that comprehensive tax reform. How is comprehensive tax reform [including but not limited to axing the AMT] “basic arithmetic”???

high-school

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 5:46 PM

pwned

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 7:02 PM

That would be you for using an out-dated word that was never cool in the first place. I suggest you actually read the Ryan plan rather than playing World of Warcraft tonight. And while you’re at it, why don’t you dig up that Bachmann spending cut plan for us.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 7:38 PM

I think it is brilliant. The only way to get rid of fiscally progressive RINOs is to primary them out of existence. The best way to do that is to hit them hard, hit them often, and how better to do that than have a phantom third party voicing the better way consistently and constantly.

astonerii on January 21, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Dude! Untwist your knickers. It’s a webcast that will be seen by .002% of the voting public.

MCPO Airdale on January 21, 2011 at 8:08 PM

The ‘why’ is simple…Just announcing such an effort will occur serves to remind the GOP that they have a responsibility beyond going along to get along. The official GOP response will, IMHO, move right as a result of this.

Remember, the fire in the belly of the GOP is found in the Tea Party, not the country clupb moderates or party leadership.

JIMV on January 21, 2011 at 8:12 PM

The Tea Party owes the GOP nothing. But the GOP owes the Tea Party big tme. If they want to make a response they don’t need the Stupid Party’s approval.

Im going to enjoy watching the paranoid GOP lash out at the Tea Party for encroaching on what it views as it’s turf.

james23 on January 21, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Not smart.

Allah’s analysis is spot on. I like Bachman… but she needs seasoning.

Murf76 on January 21, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Obi-Wan Kenobi will be giving the Jedi Knight response to the SOTU immediately after Darth Sidious speaks for the Sith.

pilamaye on January 21, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I’m a leader of my local chapter of the Tea Party. I’m one of thousands of leaders on the local level. We have no one central leader, and I’m pretty sure you know that.

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 7:24 PM

And this is why I’m a keemo fan!

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 8:55 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

Then you have read the plan and can specifically support your comment and break that down for all of us right now, YES or NO??

Been waiting since 6:33.

Guess when you couldn’t think past your high school snark and didn’t realize the question that you brought upon yourself -but predictably couldn’t answer – would become nothing more than rhetorical at this point…

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 9:08 PM

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 9:08 PM

You’re asking me to write a treatise on a comprehensive reform plan that involves Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the tax code and job training? I gave you two examples to comment on and you came up with nothing. Why? Because you don’t know much about the plan other than your misscharacterization stemming from your ignorance. Read the plan before making dumb comments on it.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 9:30 PM

I wonder if we’ll get a before-the-cameras-roll picture of Ryan getting his make-up done. And don’t say he doesn’t wear any! Snort.

Fortunata on January 21, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Michelle Bachmann is one of 90 co-sponsors of the REBOUND (Reducing Barack Obama’s Unsustainable Deficit Act) introduced by Rep. Tom Price of GA

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR03140:@@@P

Paul Ryan was not listed as a co-sponsor.

The Act would:

The REBOUND Act will save taxpayers $610 billion by repealing the spending portion of the so-called “stimulus” package and by prohibiting the Treasury Secretary from dispensing any further funds under the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP)—the infamous Wall Street Bailout.

http://www.freedomworks.org/publications/support-hr-3140-rebound-act

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 9:35 PM

I’m a leader of my local chapter of the Tea Party. I’m one of thousands of leaders on the local level. We have no one central leader, and I’m pretty sure you know that.

Keemo on January 21, 2011 at 7:24 PM

…which is the way it has been since 4/15/09/ My point is to me having Bachmann deliver a speech opposite Ryan is an effort by the Tea Party Express to make themselves into the alpha dog of the Tea Party movement, so that in the future when anyone wants to state the “official” position of the Tea Party on whatever legislation or action is going on in Washington, the TPE leaders will be the ones speaking to the media for you, and all the other various Tea Party chapters, whether you like it or not.

Just another example of some people trying to take a grassroots movement and co-opt it to create their own power base. I’m just not sure if Bachmann is being used by TPE because of her credibility with the movement, or if she’s part of their effort and is trying to turn it into her own personal D.C. power base.

jon1979 on January 21, 2011 at 9:42 PM

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 9:30 PM

You implied you read the plan. When called on it, you exposed yourself as a fool.

Worse, you are a pro-abortion fool, who comes onto conservative threads to waste other people’s time.

You and your filthy ilk are foul links in the cowardly, craven chain of butchering the most innocent of all God’s creation; helpless tiny persons, with no means of defense or escape.

You and your filthy ilk are foul links in the chain of despair, death, dishonor and stripping of human dignity. You and your filthy ilk have promoted the death of forty million human beings; their deaths no different than the death dealt out by “Dr.” Kermit Gosnell, save the difference of mere inches of physical space occupied by the baby as it is murdered, and the fact that Gosnell left his evidence where it could be found.

You and your filthy ilk have led countless young women and men down the path of regret, remorse and no return.

You and your filthy ilk should offer yourselves up, unable to defend yourselves, to be hacked into pieces.

You and your filthy ilk have coursened a nation, made mass murder a Constitutional right and have installed the perpetrator politicians of this barbarity into every office and institution in this land, including the Oval Office.
The fact that they have financially raped the nation is to be expected from baby killers. Some are shocked. Some pretend shock, like you.

You and your filthy ilk are killing a nation. You have the nerve to hold these views and then pretend to be a conservative and waste other’s time here. You are a contributer to the primal reason that this nation is dying.

Maybe you can get others to take you seriously, and “discuss” all sorts of political crises with you, even though you are a deeply infested part of these crises.

You are like a blogging equivalent of an arsonist who burns down a home with the family inside and then stands outside with the neighbors pretending to be concerned and horrified. But like him, you’re just getting your sick thrills. Don’t try discussing anything with me. I know what you are.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 10:09 PM

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 10:09 PM

I hope you are chemically altered and not insane.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 10:54 PM

It’s a free country.

Because a lot of people dont like the idea of her doing this, she will get a big audience,

It beats talking down Supreme Court Justices during a SOU delivery

I say, why not

I still cannot forget the way the upper crusties had Jindahl deliver a response, and he was not ready for the job. He could handle it now, but they have moved on to greener pastures.

These events are used to stage the next great hope, or whatever, so I look forward to alternatives

SOU is my least favorite event worse than cleaning the litter box

entagor on January 21, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Could you explain why Bachmann’s position in favor of earmarks doesn’t qualify her for RINO status?

Patrick Ishmael on January 21, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Don’t be silly. Those were the good happy fun earmarks. We only want to ban the evil nasty ugly ones.

RINO in Name Only on January 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM

You and your filthy ilk should offer yourselves up, unable to defend yourselves, to be hacked into pieces.

I know you don’t mean this as an actual threat, and it’s more a rhetorical point, but I think it’s over the line. And I say this as someone who agrees that abortion is a terrible evil.

RINO in Name Only on January 21, 2011 at 11:09 PM

RINO in Name Only on January 21, 2011 at 11:09 PM

No, I meant to finish the sentence, “exactly as the unborn children are who you favor dying in this manner.”

Would it happen? No, because these people wouldn’t allow themselves to be killed in the same way they allow/promote the killing of innocent, helpless, unborn human beings.
Imagine that.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 11:18 PM

I hope you are chemically altered and not insane.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Yes, because people like you and obama are sane for lovin’ you some of that abortion stuff.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 11:37 PM

I don’t get it.

Because you’re a “it can never happen here” liberal. The Tea Party is not going away. It’s not going to allow the professional politicians to fall back on the same old tricks. Because anyone that gets slobbered over by bill bennett on a daily basis is someone conservatives should be wary of. Because the heat is on and has to stay on, the republicans as well as the democrats.

peacenprosperity on January 21, 2011 at 11:43 PM

but this just seems redundant and petty.

God, you people are really stupid or don’t really have conservative values. The problem with this country isn’t that there are an equal number of conservatives and liberals, the problem is that there are more people ignorant of what’s going on and what the difference is between the two parties (most of the time anyway)than there are aware conservatives.The problem isn’t the message, the problem is the delivery. “Ooohhhhh…. we already stated our position once this week so we should be polite and shut up.” Dolts. There will be a rebuttal of the gop rebuttal 10 times a day for a week after the sotu and you are worried about the message from conservatives being redundant. Idiots. We are still hearing that the tuscon shooting was the fault of conservative rhetoric two weeks later and you are worried about a 10 minute internet clip.

peacenprosperity on January 21, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Yes, because people like you and obama are sane for lovin’ you some of that abortion stuff.

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 11:37 PM

If you think abortion is mass-murder, I say you should take up arms. If not, you are a coward.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 11:56 PM

This is actually an interesting story. I wonder what the MSM will do? A potentially divided Republican/Tea Party duet of responses to the SOTU.

Attacking it in the press might raise interest.

Oh, what to do? What to do? How do you belittle something AND ignore it?

Maybe this is why Kayo fled. Decisions, decisions . .

ace tomato on January 22, 2011 at 12:00 AM

If you think abortion is mass-murder, I say you should take up arms. If not, you are a coward.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 11:56 PM

While that’s a valid accusation, do you really want a headcase like her to be running around with guns? Seriously?!

Dark-Star on January 22, 2011 at 12:10 AM

While that’s a valid accusation, do you really want a headcase like her to be running around with guns? Seriously?!

Dark-Star on January 22, 2011 at 12:10 AM

No. I’m just making the case that she’s full of sh-t.

toliver on January 22, 2011 at 12:35 AM

tigerlily on January 21, 2011 at 10:09 PM

I hope you are chemically altered and not insane.

toliver on January 21, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Vile comment….

Keemo on January 22, 2011 at 7:04 AM

I don’t get it either. She didn’t have enough cajones to go to the Teaparty convention a few months ago. Sarah did.

But now she’s doing this?

Whatever.

AnninCA on January 22, 2011 at 9:38 AM

I like Bachman, I think that she will do well. We have to remember who won the last election, it wasn’t the Republicans, it was the Tea Party. I would rather win some stalwart Conservatives than have RINOs that will compromise so often that they start supporting Leftist positions, like McCain-Feingold. All a Conservative has to do is meet a Liberal 1/2 way twice on the same issue to find themselves supporting a liberal agenda. It is well past time for us to stop saying no and start saying “HELL NO!”, you want my rights and my child’s future then you are going to fight me to hell and back.
WOLVERINES!

rgranger on January 22, 2011 at 9:38 AM

rgranger on January 22, 2011 at 9:38 AM

I guess she turned a corner?

She backed out on the Teaparty convention. Remember?

AnninCA on January 22, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Vile comment….

Keemo

not nearly as vile as the one tigerlily offered that got that one as a reply.

audiculous on January 22, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Vile comment….

Keemo on January 22, 2011 at 7:04 AM

I guess you missed the “filthy ilk” post by crazylilly?

toliver on January 22, 2011 at 12:15 PM

I don’t get it either. She didn’t have enough cajones to go to the Teaparty convention a few months ago. Sarah did.
But now she’s doing this?
Whatever.
AnninCA on January 22, 2011 at 9:38 AM

Do you want to be an ignorant liberal jerk or a liar?

In separate statements released by their congressional offices, Bachmann and Blackburn said appearing at the convention might conflict with House ethics rules. But they also said they had concerns about how money raised from the event would be spent.

Blackburn said she had spoken to Judson Phillips, a Nashville lawyer who organized the convention, and told him that the gathering’s “for-profit status has put many of his speakers in an awkward position.”

Bachmann said critics should not view her withdrawal as a “repudiation” of the Tea Party movement. “That couldn’t be further from the truth,” she said.

And this was from the huff post. You’re worse then the huff post? That’s saying something.

peacenprosperity on January 22, 2011 at 12:24 PM

peacenprosperity

calm down, peacenik.
if someone didn’t understand that elected officials didn;t want to appear at an event that was labeled as a TP thing but was possibly just a scam, that doesn’t make them a liar or something.

audiculous on January 22, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Congrats on being totally reprobate toliver. That really is something.

Inanemergencydial on January 22, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Congrats on being totally reprobate toliver. That really is something.

Inanemergencydial on January 22, 2011 at 2:33 PM

What did I do to be characterized as a reprobate? Please be specific.

toliver on January 22, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Dumb. Bachmann is started to annoy me. She is a demogogue of the worst kind.

swamp_yankee on January 22, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Dumb. Bachmann is started to annoy me. She is a demogogue of the worst kind.

swamp_yankee

no she isn’t. demogogues of the worst type are intelligent, sane and crafty and really dangerous.

obviously unbalanced ditzes are merely annoying and silly.

audiculous on January 22, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Cool. But I’d be happier if they just got some Joe Tea Party guy or gal on there by drawing names out of a hat. You know, a really, really pi$$ed off one who won’t mince words.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 22, 2011 at 7:39 PM

that doesn’t make them a liar or something.

You do get that we are on the internet and most information is 2 seconds away? You do get that this is a political blog populated by people with strong interest and opinions? You do get that she slandered Bachmann because that’s what liberals do? You do get that I should have added incredibly lazy or hatefilled ideologue to her choices? You do get that you are a squishy don’t you?

peacenprosperity on January 22, 2011 at 10:31 PM

You do get that this is a political blog populated by people with strong interest and opinions? You do get that she slandered Bachmann because that’s what liberals do?

Yes
No There was no slander and being incorrect could be due to many things.

What’s a squishy? Is it something that you slurp?

audiculous on January 22, 2011 at 10:46 PM

obviously unbalanced ditzes are merely annoying and silly.
What’s a squishy? Is it something that you slurp?

OK, I get you now. It’s about icky women isn’t it? You shouldn’t let your “personal” preferences interfere with your political philosophy. It’s the sign of a weak intellect.

peacenprosperity on January 23, 2011 at 9:06 AM

OK, I get you now. It’s about icky women isn’t it?

no, I don’t think you get much of anything, but I will admit to thinking that Bachmann is a woman, although that fact is incidental.

audiculous on January 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM

peacenprosperity on January 21, 2011 at 11:54 PM

FTW!

The fact the Conservatives believe that they get enough airtime to explain their position without the overlapping Liberal nuanced version of it is very interesting. How can you cry about the unfairness of the MSM out of one side of your mouth and then say that you can only allow ONE person AT ONE MOMENT on ONE FORMAT to give a speech on Party Policies and Ideology out to other baffles me? I have to admit that I OFTEN feel like Dennis Prager. There are two Political Parties: The Destructive One & The Stupid One… I mostly side with The Stupid One. There are no worse folks in hamstring getting out Conservative messaging than from the very so-called Conservatives that are telling me they’re here to help get the job done. More often than not I find out their snake-oil salesmen who would have been Democrats if for not living in a Liberal area where people mostly vote Republican. It’s a case of expediency and survival of the fittest. But believe me, they aren’t even close to being Conservative. But we’re dumb enough to listen to them tell us what we want to hear and vote for them because they tell us we can’t win without them. Yeah. That’s what I mean: Stupid Party.

Sultry Beauty on January 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

I don’t see a problem here. It’s a little reminder that as much as we like some of the direction the Republican Party is taking, its still got a long ways to go. And Michelle is a powerful voice to articulate that.

It’s not like there is going to be excessive criticism of Obama’s SOTU speech.

DaMav on January 24, 2011 at 4:41 AM

Indicative that the public is seeking answers to many questions that Pres. Obama will raise in his SOTU tomorrow.

Some ask me how does the SOTU raise questions? I reply that anything this President does raises questions, primarily among them How . . . ? and Why . . . .? Specifically, Why do we need to do that and How are you going to make U.S. pay for it?

Therefore, it will require a third perspective vice the usual two that had advance notice of what is going to be said so the other party can respond (and the Demoncrates call this bipartisan.

Letting the group that brought about the current situation
deserve an opportunity to question either sides comments or if I were in charge offer solutions to both sides repared comments.

MSGTAS on January 24, 2011 at 8:10 AM

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

No, Allah – you don’t get it – and you never likely will.

See … for YOU … politics is a “sport”. As long as YOUR team keeps putting red jersey’s in Congress and the White House – you’re happy as hell.

And … honestly – so are the elitists in the GOP. Most of the GOP elite wear their “principles” just like a team jersey – and boy – are they sure proud of those colors come “game day” … that would be election day. And boy, how they CELEBRATE the next day when they win – and the more seats they win – the more points on the board they see – and it’s awesome for them.

But the day after victory – the elites take those jerseys, those PRINCIPLES off their backs and then they start talking about “compromising” with the other side and “getting along”. They provide all kind of excuses like “It’s just TOOO hard to enact the change we promised you!”

And … those of US out here – who aren’t playing this football game – but are going to the polls to save our kids and their kids … and to save this nation … well, we’re told that we’re “extremists” and “unreasonable” just for expecting TEAM GOP to do what they promised they’d do in the election. We’re the “crazy ones” because we just don’t understand that none of this matters and it’s all about the sport?

Michelle Bachmann is delivering a response because … she is NOT a part of “TEAM GOP”. She, and Sarah Palin, and maybe Paul Ryan and a growing number of others are actually in this game to save this nation. These people … are part of a movement that is really taking over in this nation – they are the new wave – they’re going to CHANGE this game you guys have been playing – and the rules – and the metrics by which “success” is judged. Get ready Allah.

In the end – TEAM GOP will be transformed by these people.

Or destroyed by them.

Either one is FINE with me.

HondaV65 on January 24, 2011 at 9:22 AM

apocalypse

[whispering] “Um, hi,” he said bashfully. “I’m… I’m apacalyps.” He looks down to the ground, a large blush on his face.

“I was wondering if anyone wants to hold hands and be friends? Really? OK, then, ev’rybody get together and come with me. This way, this way.”

[whispering] “Btw, do you like to whisper too?”

apacalyps on January 24, 2011 at 11:55 PM

alpacalips

audiculous on January 25, 2011 at 8:40 AM

by prohibiting the Treasury Secretary from dispensing any further funds under the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP)—the infamous Wall Street Bailout.

TARP has by in large been repaid already. And was “only” $85 billion to begin with.

The Porkulus should be the primary concern.

Good Lt on January 25, 2011 at 9:07 AM

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