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Not content to let Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) speak for all Republicans in the official response to the State of the Union speech, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.) has announced she'll deliver her own rebuttal to President Obama's address.

Bachmann's message will be streamed on the Tea Party Express website immediately following Obama's speech next Tuesday, the conservative group announced in a fundraising e-mail Friday.

The third-term congresswoman made national headlines last year for her sharp criticisms of the White House and her embrace of the tea party. Bachmann went on to form a tea party caucus on Capitol Hill.


She campaigned for but did not get a spot on the new GOP majority's leadership team in the House.

Bachmann, a lawyer, has been whispered about as a potential candidate for president. Earlier this month, Bachmann's aides said she hasn't ruled out a White House run and this weekend she's traveling to Iowa in what many observers say could be a trip to test her presidential mettle in the leadoff caucus state.


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Salve Tutti!

This woman is a loon and I cannot, in any way, see why her district is forever putting her back in power. If she mated with Glenn Beck, they would produce an Uber Hitler/Stalin combo. She is usually delusional, talking of forces controlling us and other like topics. She is also incredibly mean and full of hate, yet says she is a 'real' American and a 'Christian', although what sort of Christianity she follows, I have seen in the US recently, but never heard of. As far as I am concerned, she can talk all the wants, but what exits her mouth sounds exactly like the teached on all the "Charlie Brown" specials. She is 1 step from mania.

January 25 2011 at 8:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
doc4fitness

If the best the Left has to offer are creative names for the tea party, old tired ideas that haven't and won't work, complaining about civility and how conservatives are inspiring all ths hate when it is the left waving nasty sayings and signs and comaring the right to Nazis and Hitler (Hitler and Nazism are leftist ideological figures),it is truly pathetic. It means you have lost the war of ideas, no wonder Obama doesn't want debate on his agenda.
The country does need radical transoformation, at least economically.... to the right.

January 24 2011 at 2:54 AM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
christierandall

Bachman? wow...I am at a loss for words...except it is hard to believe that the republicans have someone that is more of an embarrassment than Palin.

January 22 2011 at 6:17 PM Report abuse +12 rate up rate down Reply
RICK

THIS COUNTRY IS IN BAD SHAPE IF WE HAVE SOMEBODY LIKE HER RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. THATS ALL WE NEED IS TO HAVE HER AND SARAH RUNNING TOGETHER.

January 22 2011 at 4:58 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
ajcook111

It appears that there will be a bit of intraparty battling amongst the republicans. Will it be the 'young guns' against the 'Mama Grizzlies' and both of them against the 'good ole boys'? It should be very entertaining but, sadly, not very productive for the country.

January 22 2011 at 4:31 PM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply
Richard

I guess if they don't invite you to the real party, you can have your own Tea Party with the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit. What did the Dormouse say again?

January 22 2011 at 4:26 PM Report abuse +14 rate up rate down Reply
tistolaugh

The left seems endlessly trying to stifle free speech and or ridiculing others with different points of view. And we saw the recent results when Dems were removed from Congress in historical numbers and replaced with Tea Party and GOP. And yet they continue the hyperpartisan rancor. It bodes very, very well for the GOP in 2012 because clearly, the left still just does not get it.

January 22 2011 at 3:08 PM Report abuse -13 rate up rate down Reply
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chuck

what people you talking about ..the rich and elite...you guys surely don't talk for the middle class...

January 22 2011 at 5:35 PM Report abuse +12 rate up rate down Reply
Just Steve

Fighting "straw men" are you? I don't anyone on the left actually even cares whether Bachmann speaks or not. We don't listen to her. She is not a valid voice in the debate. She's the congressional representative who came wanting to do investigations of other people in congress who might be socialists.

We're just wondering why...

January 22 2011 at 11:14 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
eBobb

Why in the world would you call a response to the President's State of the Union address a 'rebuttal'!?!

January 22 2011 at 2:04 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
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Tom

Because that's what it is, a rebuttal! To bad they couldn't dig up that weirdo that did it last year because this country could use a good belly laugh.

January 22 2011 at 5:50 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Wim

Can't wait to hear this woman. Haven't had a good laugh lately.
Can see her now...tea bags as ear rings.

January 22 2011 at 8:40 AM Report abuse +9 rate up rate down Reply
rlionberge

BE STRONG RYAN IN YOUR SPEECH AMERICA NEEDS TO SPEAK OUT AND TELL THE PEOPLE THE THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR GOVERNMENT BE ASSERTIVE LION

January 22 2011 at 8:22 AM Report abuse -26 rate up rate down Reply

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