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Tea Party freshman: Bachmann 'had no business' giving a speech Tuesday (Joe Walsh, IL)
The Hill ^ | 1/27/11 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 01/28/2011 2:59:51 AM PST by markomalley

One freshman House Republican is unhappy with Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) decision to give her own response to President Obama's State of the Union address.

Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.) — who rode a wave of Tea Party support into Congress — said that Bachmann's speech was a "distraction" that gave the media fodder to speculate about division within the Republican Party.

"I mean, there is no more Tea Party freshman on the planet than myself, but I'll be the first to say, respectfully, Michele had no business making that speech last night," Walsh said Wednesday, according to Chicago radio station WLS.

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KEYWORDS: bachmann; barnstorming; clevelandrocks; constitution; joewalsh; rockymountainway
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1 posted on 01/28/2011 2:59:54 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

She seems to be getting set to run for president — nobody has any business telling Bachmann to keep quiet!


2 posted on 01/28/2011 3:01:47 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: markomalley

I saw this guy on Greta, and I like his attitude. This is the guy the forewent Senate health care perks despite his wife’s health issues. He’s got a great attitude about civil service.

Joe, that said, YOUR WRONG!


3 posted on 01/28/2011 3:03:07 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: markomalley

Walsh, you’re having a STFU moment....


4 posted on 01/28/2011 3:04:33 AM PST by freebilly
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To: markomalley

smell that?

smells like a baby rhino


5 posted on 01/28/2011 3:06:20 AM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: markomalley

Wrong, Joe.

You’ve got the right agenda, but you haven’t gotten a sense for the fight-to-the-death tenacity needed to overcome the endless negativity you’re going to get from the mainstream press.

Take them on head-on.
Look these demons in the eye.
Stare them down.
Call their bluff.

Then crush them and rip them to shreds with common sense and bare metal conservativism.

Don’t be afraid of these pantywaist, bedwetting, hand-wringing Leftist thugs.

Slam into them!

Tackle them!

Bring them down!

It’s okay if you get a little bloody and a little dirty.

What’s important is to leave them a lot bloodier and dirtier.


6 posted on 01/28/2011 3:07:52 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: markomalley

A very short time in Washington, and already Joe Walsh has been sucked into the cauldron.


7 posted on 01/28/2011 3:08:53 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: markomalley

They started it by not giving her a leadership position. She drove the wedge deeper but she was more forceful than Ryan and went further.

If we end up with four parties in 2012 that will be a circus like we have never seen before. But the antagonisms that started during the campaign have not gone away. All these people are strong personalities who have trouble overcoming personal grudges.


8 posted on 01/28/2011 3:15:31 AM PST by firebrand
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To: markomalley

These poor stupid people can’t get through their head; we are at war with the left. WAR!.


9 posted on 01/28/2011 3:17:02 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: markomalley

“Distraction and division” is a media-created narrative designed to keep everyone’s eyes off the ball.

Unfortunate that he fell for the diversion.


10 posted on 01/28/2011 3:17:31 AM PST by Nickname
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To: firebrand

Had nothing to do with “personal grudges.”

You will understand this when you think about the fact that Bachmann was simply doing what she’s been doing all along.

Bachmann’s post SOTU speech was exactly what would be expected from a member of Congress who has been fighting for our liberties under the Constitution.


11 posted on 01/28/2011 3:18:53 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: markomalley

Frankly, I believe we don’t need either the State of the Union Speech or the response speeches.


12 posted on 01/28/2011 3:19:14 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: reasonisfaith

Do you have any experience in politics?


13 posted on 01/28/2011 3:23:14 AM PST by firebrand
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Boehner’s response was appropriate: “Well, I think all members of the House and the Senate responded to the speech in many forms,” he said. “The more, the merrier.”

All Walsh did was give more fodder to the media.


14 posted on 01/28/2011 3:25:11 AM PST by Nickname
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To: markomalley

What the Matter Putz ,Jealous? She was right on the mark.
We need More Of Michelle Bachman and Less of the Panty waist cowards in the Republican Party


15 posted on 01/28/2011 3:28:37 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: markomalley

He’s stuck on stupid. Its YOU that is creating the division, not Bachmann. She were merely attacking Obama, you are attacking another member of your own party


16 posted on 01/28/2011 3:36:03 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: pissant

Would it be correct to state that Joe Walsh is attempting to ride on the coattails of Rep.Bachmann in some weird attempt to get ‘spin’ & ‘buzz’ and name recognition... or do you think it more likely that he’s prolly a victim of some type of blackmail and he was ordered to spout such insipid drivel on national TV????


17 posted on 01/28/2011 3:37:09 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: markomalley
“I mean, there is no more Tea Party freshman on the planet than myself, but I'll be the first to say, respectfully, Michele had no business making that speech last night,” Walsh said

Mr. Walsh, I have no idea who you are. Maybe because you're not speaking out like Michelle is?

18 posted on 01/28/2011 3:40:20 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: firebrand

A couple years ago, Bachmann came out and said she thinks there are anti-American members of Congress.

This told me she was a rare example of a politician who will speak the truth—even at great political risk—simply because it needs to be spoken.

Politics in Washington is about as complicated as a stinking, rotting carcass. The stench is corroding our liberties.

Anyone opposing Bachmann’s speech opposes the Constitution.


19 posted on 01/28/2011 3:40:42 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: markomalley

Who the hell is he to be lecturing Bachman?

This guy sounds like a legend in his won mind.


20 posted on 01/28/2011 3:42:26 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: firebrand

Go take a closer look at Michelle Bachmann and what she’s done in her life.

You will see that she is not driven by pettiness or personal gain.


21 posted on 01/28/2011 3:43:41 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: firebrand

The last thing the Ruling Class wants is for people to actually find out the truth about Michelle Bachmann.

This is why they her to be ridiculed by people like Chris Matthews and politically opposed by tea party freshmen like Joe Walsh who have been so easily corrupted by their newly acquired power.


22 posted on 01/28/2011 3:46:38 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: reasonisfaith

I don’t oppose Bachmann’s speech or Bachmann. I think she is the real deal. The fact that she fought back is a good thing. Maybe four parties will even be a good thing.


23 posted on 01/28/2011 3:47:33 AM PST by firebrand
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To: reasonisfaith

In people who are driven, the personal inevitably becomes intertwined with the political. Their amibition is for their cause, but to get to the place where they can be powerful enough to help the cause, they have to be ambitious for themselves as well.

Don’t forget: I said they started it. She had no choice but to respond in kind, or else take doormat lessons.


24 posted on 01/28/2011 3:51:27 AM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand

But your comments here can only be sarcastic, given your post # 8 where you said it “will be a circus like we have never seen before.”

Don’t get caught up in the confusion of political manipulations.

As a matter of fact, the ultimate focus is not even on Bachmann. It’s on the Constitution, which she happens to be supporting and defending very well, unlike most elected leaders.


25 posted on 01/28/2011 3:53:25 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: markomalley
Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.) — who rode a wave of Tea Party support into Congress — said that Bachmann's speech was a "distraction" that gave the media fodder to speculate about division within the Republican Party.

I see nothing wrong with getting two responses to the pathetic SOTU address by President Obama. The more the better. Bachmann's response was a little more focused and to the point when compared to Ryan's excellent, but broader rebuttal.

What is wrong with multiple responses, especially when they complement one another? Let the useless media with their superficial, boring, and pointless prattle continue. Who cares and who listens to them -- Democrats?

26 posted on 01/28/2011 3:55:02 AM PST by olezip
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To: firebrand

Bachmann’s response was not personal. It was not a response to some struggle over a leadership position.

If Bachmann had been given a commitee chairmanship, she still would have given a tea party response to the SOTU because it’s what she does and has been doing all along.


27 posted on 01/28/2011 3:56:35 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Frankly, I believe we don’t need either the State of the Union Speech or the response speeches.

Except that it's required by the Constitution....

He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. ”

— Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution

28 posted on 01/28/2011 3:58:05 AM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: reasonisfaith

That was not sarcasm. It was not a prediction either. Just an if-then statement.

Of course our basic focus should be on the Constitution. This is a thread about Walsh, Bachmann, her speech, etc., not the Constitution.


29 posted on 01/28/2011 3:59:06 AM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand

The whole thing, all of Washington politics throughout history, is about the Constitution.

The Constitution is never off topic. But many in congress and in the media would like it to be.


30 posted on 01/28/2011 4:00:55 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: markomalley

I found it interesting that Hannity did NOT show Bachman’s address. Instead he went to Luntz’s focus group after Ryan spoke. I think Hannity doesn’t like Bachman - probably because she’s a lot smarter than him.


31 posted on 01/28/2011 4:06:16 AM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: raybbr

Yes, but orginally it was written and sent to Congress.


32 posted on 01/28/2011 4:08:59 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: All

Note to newbie Rep.:

STFU Rookie.


33 posted on 01/28/2011 4:09:40 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney....none.)
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To: markomalley
a "distraction" that gave the media fodder to speculate about division

This idiot freshman is already worried about what 'the media' will say! Geezzzzz!

34 posted on 01/28/2011 4:12:06 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: markomalley

If I’m not mistaken, her address was an internet stream directed to the people that elected him......It’s the LSM that created an issue where none existed. Typical crap


35 posted on 01/28/2011 4:14:38 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only thing Super Glue is good for is gluing your fingers together.....)
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To: markomalley

Never attack your own people.

Get with the program ,get with the program.


36 posted on 01/28/2011 4:15:41 AM PST by Venturer
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To: fortheDeclaration

Let’s try to keep our minds clear about what needs to be done.

Michelle Bachmann is an example for all members of Congress to follow. She understands the Constitution and knows we have to fight for it, tooth and nail.


37 posted on 01/28/2011 4:17:37 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: Westbrook

Hear, hear!


38 posted on 01/28/2011 4:17:42 AM PST by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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To: markomalley

I agree with the spirit of Joe’s comment. No one elected Bachmann leader of the tea party and her running out in front of the parade doesn’t impress me

But

I love the fact that the press is covering this difference of opinion. They like to define and isolate the right. When differing opinions get covered it serves us well.


39 posted on 01/28/2011 4:19:33 AM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: raybbr

I found it interesting that Hannity did NOT show Bachman’s address. Instead he went to Luntz’s focus group after Ryan spoke. I think Hannity doesn’t like Bachman - probably because she’s a lot smarter than him.


Judging by the daily appearances of Chrissy Matthews...er....Newt Gingrich....on Hannity’s show....Hannity is pushing Newt for the White House

Bachmann is too conservative for the ever-growing liberal Fox News

Michelle Bachmann is not liked by the Liberal RINO establisment. Do not forget that the GOP House election committee did not support her in the 2006 General election


40 posted on 01/28/2011 4:20:39 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Michelle Bachmann would make an excellent President)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

“No one elected Bachmann leader of the tea party and her running out in front of the parade doesn’t impress me”

In that case, do what Bachmann has requested—don’t think about her. Don’t be distracted by personalities because this kind of distraction is the cause of all our problems.

Start being impressed with the Constitution.


41 posted on 01/28/2011 4:26:52 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: reasonisfaith
If Bachmann had been given a commitee chairmanship, she still would have given a tea party response to the SOTU because it’s what she does and has been doing all along.

Indeed. Michele Bachnmann has been giving her time, attention, and voice, to the concerns of conservative voters since before the "birth" of the tea party movement. And she was the perfect voice for the Tea Party Express's rebuttal to BO's SOTU speech.

There is no problem here. The media is trying to cause trouble, and some folks in DC are falling for it.

Screw the democrats, screw the media, and screw the RINOS; we are trying to save our country.

42 posted on 01/28/2011 4:29:58 AM PST by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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To: fortheDeclaration; xzins
Frankly, I believe we don’t need either the State of the Union Speech or the response speeches.

Hear! Hear!

Just publish their "essays" in the newspapers and return the rest of us to our regularly scheduled programs. The whole event was so boring, I couldn't watch more than a minute of any of the "speeches". All they did was just read from teleprompters. Zzzzzzzzzz

43 posted on 01/28/2011 4:33:09 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

I can’t understand how anyone could be bored by the principles of liberty described in our Constitution (Bachmann’s speech).


44 posted on 01/28/2011 4:36:09 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: Venturer
Never attack your own people

Nice sentiment in the Ronnie Reagan mode. I usually agree with it. However, if implemented it would cut FR posts by 75%.

45 posted on 01/28/2011 4:37:56 AM PST by neocon1984
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To: markomalley

Opportunistic little twit who wants to see his name in the paper.

Hell, I’m thinking about moving to his district just so I can vote against him in the next election.


46 posted on 01/28/2011 4:38:00 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: raybbr; fortheDeclaration; xzins
Except that it's required by the Constitution....

He can send a memo, he doesn't have to parade his pompous ass before the American people and bore us all to tears. And besides his "speech" did NOTHING to report on the state of th Union. It was just a platform for Obama to praise himself.

47 posted on 01/28/2011 4:39:18 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: markomalley

“Tea Party freshman: Bachmann ‘had no business’ giving a speech Tuesday (Joe Walsh, IL)”

The emphasis here is on FRESH.


48 posted on 01/28/2011 4:45:45 AM PST by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: markomalley

There’s been a lot of criticism of Bachmann lately, all shallow contrived attacks, because they have nothing to tear down in the content of her comments.


49 posted on 01/28/2011 4:46:03 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: reasonisfaith; fortheDeclaration; xzins
It wasn't a speech. She was just reading another essay. A speech is delivered before a crowd and if delivered correctly, will have enough emotion and fire in it that it will stir the audience. Frankly, I was not that impressed with Bachmann's performance. She is soooooo much better when she is just speaking extemporaneously without a script.

personally I think we should ban teleprompters at all public speeches and events. Anyone can read a Teleprompter, but it takes a special effort and a lot of natural talent to deliver a speech. Tuesday night was an exercise in essay reading. I didn't hear a single speech.

50 posted on 01/28/2011 4:47:47 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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