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'Unusual' Bachmann Rebuttal Could Scramble GOP Message on Obama Address
fox ^ | 1/25/11 | staff

Posted on 01/25/2011 1:29:26 PM PST by Nachum

It's bad enough that Rep. Paul Ryan has to follow President Obama. Now the brainy Wisconsin congressman tapped to give the official Republican response to the State of the Union address must also compete for attention with Tea Party star Michele Bachmann.

Bachmann, a third-term Minnesota congresswoman renowned for lobbing rhetorical bombs at her opponents, plans to rebut the president's address in an online broadcast at the Tea Party Express website Tuesday night.

While Ryan's remarks will be carried by all the networks and cable news outlets as they happen, television news outlets have agreed to share a camera to record Bachmann's comments -- and some could choose to air them live.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bhosotu; fox457states; fox4obama; fox4romney; foxvsamerica; foxvspalin; foxvsteaparty; rebuttal; scramble; sotu; teaparty; unusual
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1 posted on 01/25/2011 1:29:28 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Bachmann seems to be getting in some folks’ space lately. Ryan probably doesn’t deserve this distraction. And if she plans to run, that would clearly take votes away from Palin.


2 posted on 01/25/2011 1:31:06 PM PST by Huck (The antifederalists were right.)
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To: Nachum

Paul Ryan is extraordinarily articulate. I think he will do just fine.


3 posted on 01/25/2011 1:31:19 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Nachum

“Brainy”?

Like brainy Smurf?


4 posted on 01/25/2011 1:32:16 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: La Lydia

It all depends on whose words he is using.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 1:33:02 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: Huck

The question is.......will someone shout out YOU CRY! to John Boehner?


6 posted on 01/25/2011 1:33:07 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Nachum

GOP rebuttal could scramble the message on behalf of the American people from.the Tea Party.

MUCH better.


7 posted on 01/25/2011 1:33:10 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Nachum

I think it sends a clear message.


8 posted on 01/25/2011 1:33:19 PM PST by Dacula (Proud husband of a Breast Cancer survivor.)
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To: Nachum

Ignore the Tea Party to your doom... I am darned glad Bachman is doing this. The GOP needs a constant prod in the buttocks with regard to what they do in D.C. That is supposed to be OUR will, not theirs.

GO MICHELLE! Rip the Dims a new one, and keep the GOP in line!


9 posted on 01/25/2011 1:33:34 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais is beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Nachum

Listen, the tea party put Paul Ryan and the rest of the republican congress in office. Of course they should have a response to the party line responses! Sorry, old guard, but there is a new dog in town now!


10 posted on 01/25/2011 1:33:54 PM PST by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: Huck
The TEA Party needs to fight for recognition as a movement outside the squishy GOP. This is a plus for the TEA Party and a 2nd rebuttal to the Telepromter-in-Chief.
11 posted on 01/25/2011 1:33:58 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: rintense

There you go! You got it right!


12 posted on 01/25/2011 1:34:40 PM PST by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: Nachum
I have an idea. Why doesn't Ryan sit down, shut up and hang on and just let Michelle Bachmann give the rebuttal. Not only would I rather hear her, I would much rather watch her.

One thing I do disagree with Ms Bachmann on, there is a “schism” between the teaparty and the GOP. At least the old line Blue Blood GOP

13 posted on 01/25/2011 1:35:43 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: Monterrosa-24
The TEA Party needs to fight for recognition as a movement outside the squishy GOP.

Ryan isn't squishy. He deserves to have the focus on him. Bachmann's move seems a little self-serving to me, but hey, that's politics for ya.

And anyway, here I thought the tea party was a leaderless grass roots movement. Bachmann doesn't speak for the tea party. She's just another elected Republican.

14 posted on 01/25/2011 1:36:02 PM PST by Huck (The antifederalists were right.)
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To: Nachum

Since FOX and others have decided not to show Michelle how can anything get ‘scrambled’?

Hmm, with talk of a run coming they’re going after Michelle more now. They’d be spoilt for choice if both she and Sarah run, on which to demonize more.


15 posted on 01/25/2011 1:36:27 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm.)
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To: Nachum

Give ‘em hell Michelle!


16 posted on 01/25/2011 1:36:33 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: Nachum

Why does Fox care? I understand they are ignoring Bachmann.


17 posted on 01/25/2011 1:36:47 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: Huck

She won’t be making her statement until after Paul Ryan makes his rebuttal. I see no problem with that. You know all the TV pundits will be analyzing the speech so she will just be one among many others.


18 posted on 01/25/2011 1:36:56 PM PST by Newfy
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To: Monterrosa-24

Agreed. This article and the way Bachmann was dissed in it made me think I was reading an ABC or huffy article. WTF?

Tea Party Express Response Here

http://www.teapartyexpress.org/


19 posted on 01/25/2011 1:37:37 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Nachum
It's bad enough that Rep. Paul Ryan has to follow President Obama.

What is that supposed to mean. Ryan's job is going to be a cake walk.

Intro: We all heard the President speak tonight about the need for fiscal changes, but these are the same things we heard in 2010 and 2009. [Reference quotes from those SOTU] The President talks about fiscal reform, the Republicans are going to act on fiscal reform.

Then give 5 minutes on cuts, 5 minutes on fixing healthcare reform, and 5 minutes on "good fiscal policy and removing the threat of bad healthcare reform equals job growth in the economy.

Three times the content in in third the time as the President. Don't mince words.

20 posted on 01/25/2011 1:37:54 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: ReneeLynn

Too bad we couldn’t have a ‘co-presidency’ where Bachman was one side of the coin and knowledgeable on working Congress and Sarah was the other side of the coin and expert at working the states and foreign relations. I think those two women could actually rescue this dying Republic!


21 posted on 01/25/2011 1:39:16 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Danae

I like michelle bachmann even more than Palin. She is less afraid to take on these scumbags on thei own turf.


22 posted on 01/25/2011 1:40:16 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: Nachum

I think it’s great that both Bachmann and Ryan are speaking. It doubles the amount of coverage that our side gets. I prefer having America hear 2 conservatives in contrast to the one/Won socialist.


23 posted on 01/25/2011 1:40:19 PM PST by Padams
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To: rintense
Palin-Bachmann
24 posted on 01/25/2011 1:40:49 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Nachum

I like the idea of Bachman and Ryan rebutting the butt heads. The more rebuttals the better!


25 posted on 01/25/2011 1:40:49 PM PST by albie
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To: Nachum
It's bad enough that Rep. Paul Ryan has to follow President Obama

Bachmann, a third-term Minnesota congresswoman renowned for lobbing rhetorical bombs at her opponents

No bias in that paragraph. /s

26 posted on 01/25/2011 1:42:14 PM PST by TonyInOhio ( Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.)
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To: Nachum
"'Unusual' Bachmann Rebuttal Could Scramble GOP Message on Obama Address"

Well, we can always hope so! Go get 'em Michele! Kiss the boys and make them cry!

27 posted on 01/25/2011 1:42:50 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: Nachum
FOX: 'Unusual' Bachmann Rebuttal Could Scramble GOP Message on Obama Address

Unusual showing of Bachmann rebuttal by CNN could scramble Fox ratings.

28 posted on 01/25/2011 1:43:07 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Nachum

The conservative message can’t be “scrambled” because it’s based on common sense principles and, unlike the libs, not on emotion or on what needs to be said according to polls.

Our message is consistent and I can’t think of two better people to deliver it.


29 posted on 01/25/2011 1:43:15 PM PST by albie
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To: Nachum

So now Fox MAY CHOSE to air her live?


30 posted on 01/25/2011 1:43:27 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Nachum

TEA party pressure...good for what ails ya.


31 posted on 01/25/2011 1:43:32 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Nachum

“Now the brainy Wisconsin congressman tapped to give the official Republican response to the State of the Union address must also compete for attention with Tea Party star Michele Bachmann.”
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That somehow reads rather tacky—as if Bachmann isn’t brainy, too.

Anyhoo, March 24th 2009 is when I started following Bachmann, she impressed me—this is my favorite clip of her to date:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvvfn4fLIRY


32 posted on 01/25/2011 1:44:40 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Nachum

Bachmann posted a message on Facebook this morning congratulating Ryan on being picked to give the response and saying “he deserved it”.

I bet their responses are almost the same.


33 posted on 01/25/2011 1:44:52 PM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: Nachum

With Ryan and Bachmann on task, we are giving them a full court press. I expect some scoring by all.


34 posted on 01/25/2011 1:45:27 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Nachum

Why do they (MSM) use incendiary language, “lobbing rhetorical bombs”, when describing opponents of the left but when describing the harsh, mean language from the left they say the left is “ardently standing up” to pressure from the right? I hope she has plans to run for president... she’s got my vote.


35 posted on 01/25/2011 1:45:55 PM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: KarlInOhio
Unusual showing of Bachmann rebuttal by CNN could scramble Fox ratings.

It will at the Cyber Liberty household.

36 posted on 01/25/2011 1:46:23 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: Nachum
SOTU
37 posted on 01/25/2011 1:46:25 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: albie

Well, I think Michele is a bit too in love with the camera and is stepping on Paul Ryan’s toes unnecessarily (he’s one of the good guys, you know, or do you). However, in some ways it elevates the interest in the Republican response, raises awareness of Ryan’s speech and therefore more will hopefully stick around and watch his rebuttal. The controversy about Ryan/Bachman competing speeches raises interest in both. At least I hope it does.


38 posted on 01/25/2011 1:46:42 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: jonrick46
"With Ryan and Bachmann on task, we are giving them a full court press. I expect some scoring by all."

BTTT

39 posted on 01/25/2011 1:46:48 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Huck

Ryan doesn’t ‘deserve’ a thing,,, It’s clear that the repubs are moving hard to minimize tea. The repubs think tea will stay after getting dissed for two years. They are badly mistaken,,, this is the repubs last chance.


40 posted on 01/25/2011 1:47:16 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: rintense
The scrambling of a ☆☆☆washington message☆☆☆ is always GOOD
41 posted on 01/25/2011 1:47:21 PM PST by barbarianbabs
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To: Huck

Bachmann s getting in people ‘s spac. She needs to just go to the v=back of the bus? LOL.

The progressive Republicans will have Paul Ryan give a huggy wuggy response. Bachmann will give a genuine response about the bankrupt socialist policies being followed by Obama.THe American people need to know.

Who gives a sweet Eff about who is posturig for election.The very survival of our free Republic is at stake and the official GOP is acting as if it was not so.

Its bad enough that the Republicans will seat anong the dems, preventing a visual representation of the Nov. election results.


42 posted on 01/25/2011 1:47:51 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://wwvw.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Huck

It is the GOP that is squishy. The TEA Party needs to establish that it is NOT fading away. Having a dynamic speaker like Bachmann expound on TEA Party beliefs is a bit different that crowning her absolute leader of all us Partiers. WE at the grass roots level need help.

We do lots of work, yes work, to estabish ourselves as a force that can hold local, state, and national elected types accountable. Bachmann helps us. Bachmann stays accountable.


43 posted on 01/25/2011 1:49:07 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Danae

It is discouraging that the GOP still wants to distance themselves from the Tea Party.


44 posted on 01/25/2011 1:49:07 PM PST by Netizen
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To: Nachum

Good, Ryan is fiscon first-and-only. He and Cantor have already thrown socons under the bus.

Michele though is a true blue conservative through and through!


45 posted on 01/25/2011 1:51:08 PM PST by 83Vet4Life
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To: Nachum

A little coordination couldn’t hurt.


46 posted on 01/25/2011 1:51:21 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum
television news outlets have agreed to share a camera to record Bachmann's comments

Given identical input, the presentation on different networks should be enlightening.

47 posted on 01/25/2011 1:51:48 PM PST by glorgau
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To: Huck

‘just’ another republican,,,,, and that attitude means repubs intend to ignore tea so they can be repub. Go ahead,,,, watch what happens. I no longer see repubs as something to be tolerated in other to keep dems out. The repub agenda is meaningless to me,,,,,

I want true conservatism,,, no more co-opting and compromise.


48 posted on 01/25/2011 1:52:23 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Huck

I won’t be able to watch the rebuttal. I hope someone will post what she says. I have huges net :þ I hate it but, it’s the only thing I can get way out here.


49 posted on 01/25/2011 1:52:50 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Huck
And anyway, here I thought the tea party was a leaderless grass roots movement. Bachmann doesn't speak for the tea party. She's just another elected Republican.

I think history has shown that the Tea Party is "leaderless" until you put an attractive woman in front of it.... and then all the guys in the Tea Party movement start thinking with their little heads.

You never see such slavish devotion to anybody else....

50 posted on 01/25/2011 1:53:36 PM PST by r9etb
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