Skip to comments.Tea Party freshman: Bachmann 'had no business' giving a speech Tuesday (Joe Walsh, IL)
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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She seems to be getting set to run for president — nobody has any business telling Bachmann to keep quiet!
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!
Walsh, you’re having a STFU moment....
smells like a baby rhino
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!
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.
A very short time in Washington, and already Joe Walsh has been sucked into the cauldron.
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.
These poor stupid people can’t get through their head; we are at war with the left. WAR!.
“Distraction and division” is a media-created narrative designed to keep everyone’s eyes off the ball.
Unfortunate that he fell for the diversion.
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.
Frankly, I believe we don’t need either the State of the Union Speech or the response speeches.
Do you have any experience in politics?
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.
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
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
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????
Mr. Walsh, I have no idea who you are. Maybe because you're not speaking out like Michelle is?
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.
Who the hell is he to be lecturing Bachman?
This guy sounds like a legend in his won mind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Yes, but orginally it was written and sent to Congress.
Note to newbie Rep.:
This idiot freshman is already worried about what 'the media' will say! Geezzzzz!
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
Never attack your own people.
Get with the program ,get with the program.
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.
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
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.
I found it interesting that Hannity did NOT show Bachmans address. Instead he went to Luntzs focus group after Ryan spoke. I think Hannity doesnt like Bachman - probably because shes 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
“No one elected Bachmann leader of the tea party and her running out in front of the parade doesnt 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.
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.
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
I can’t understand how anyone could be bored by the principles of liberty described in our Constitution (Bachmann’s speech).
Nice sentiment in the Ronnie Reagan mode. I usually agree with it. However, if implemented it would cut FR posts by 75%.
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.
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.
“Tea Party freshman: Bachmann ‘had no business’ giving a speech Tuesday (Joe Walsh, IL)”
The emphasis here is on FRESH.
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.
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.
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