Skip to comments.'Unusual' Bachmann Rebuttal Could Scramble GOP Message on Obama Address
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 ...
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.
Paul Ryan is extraordinarily articulate. I think he will do just fine.
Like brainy Smurf?
It all depends on whose words he is using.
The question is.......will someone shout out YOU CRY! to John Boehner?
GOP rebuttal could scramble the message on behalf of the American people from.the Tea Party.
I think it sends a clear message.
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!
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!
There you go! You got it right!
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
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.
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.
Give ‘em hell Michelle!
Why does Fox care? I understand they are ignoring Bachmann.
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.
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
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.
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!
I like michelle bachmann even more than Palin. She is less afraid to take on these scumbags on thei own turf.
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.
I like the idea of Bachman and Ryan rebutting the butt heads. The more rebuttals the better!
Bachmann, a third-term Minnesota congresswoman renowned for lobbing rhetorical bombs at her opponents
No bias in that paragraph. /s
Well, we can always hope so! Go get 'em Michele! Kiss the boys and make them cry!
Unusual showing of Bachmann rebuttal by CNN could scramble Fox ratings.
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.
So now Fox MAY CHOSE to air her live?
TEA party pressure...good for what ails ya.
“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.”
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:
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.
With Ryan and Bachmann on task, we are giving them a full court press. I expect some scoring by all.
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.
It will at the Cyber Liberty household.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is discouraging that the GOP still wants to distance themselves from the Tea Party.
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!
A little coordination couldn’t hurt.
Given identical input, the presentation on different networks should be enlightening.
‘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.
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.
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....