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To Tea Party, Pawlenty on Obama: 'What planet is he from?'
The Hill ^ | 2/26/11 | Sean J. Miller

Posted on 02/26/2011 8:41:34 PM PST by Libloather

To Tea Party, Pawlenty on Obama: 'What planet is he from?'
By Sean J. Miller - 02/26/11 04:07 PM ET

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty accused President Obama and Democrats of "coddling" unions and applauded the Tea Party movement as "modern-day Paul Reveres."

Speaking to a convention of Tea Party activists in Phoenix on Saturday, the Republican White House hopeful sounded a populist tone while blasting unions and Democrats. "Thank you for standing up to the ruling class ... and big bailed-out businesses," he told attendees.

Pawlenty has taken an increasingly tough tone in recent weeks when talking about Obama as he seeks to endear himself to a Republican primary electorate ahead of an expected presidential run next year.

The former governor said he wasn't one to "question the existence of the president's birth certificate," which drew laughs from the audience. "But when you listen to his policies, don't you at least think, what planet is he from?" he said. "We don't share President Obama's world view."

Pawlenty cited the labor standoff in Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker (R) has proposed stripping public-sector employees of collective-bargaining rights and rolling back their benefits.

Obama said recently that the move seemed to be "an assault on unions."

"And I think it's very important for us to understand that public employees, they're our neighbors, they're our friends," the president told WTMJ TV.

Holding up a copy of the Constitution, Pawlenty said the government wasn't mandated to "coddl[e] out of control public employee unions."

"Mr. President, Wisconsin does not need a lecture from somebody who's never balanced a budget in his life," he said.

Pawlenty touted his record during two terms as governor of Minnesota. "I cut spending in real terms for the first time in my state's 150-year history," he said.

He cited Jimmy McMillan, a quixotic candidate for governor of New York, who ran last year on the slogan "rent is too damn high."

"So here's our simple motto, the government's too damn big," said Pawlenty. "America needs job growth, not government growth."

His speech drew a standing ovation from the crowd.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; pawlenty; planet; teaparty
His speech drew a standing ovation from the crowd.

I bet it did.

1 posted on 02/26/2011 8:41:38 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

He’s not from a planet.

He’s from Farrakhan’s Mothership.


2 posted on 02/26/2011 8:43:15 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Libloather

He’s not from a planet. He needs to RETURN to Hell.


3 posted on 02/26/2011 8:47:49 PM PST by unkus
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To: Libloather

Indonesia.


4 posted on 02/26/2011 8:49:12 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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To: Libloather

Planet X...it is a planet in the Milky Way...


5 posted on 02/26/2011 8:49:37 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Libloather

The planet Moron. I heard these type of aliens read from a teleprompter, excrement comes out of their mouths and is married to a sasquatch alien as well.


6 posted on 02/26/2011 8:50:00 PM PST by max americana
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To: Libloather

LOL! I am getting to like Pawlenty.


7 posted on 02/26/2011 8:50:35 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Libloather

IMHO Pawlenty is someone who could win the presidency. He’s very likeable, has been sniping at Obama consistently and strongly(it’s a start) and is able to come up with stuff on the fly when questioned. I saw an example from CPAC footage when he was approached but a conservative reporter. He’s also not as dull and forgettable as Mitch Daniels. If Palin doesn’t run my money is on T-Paw to do very well. Who knows what will happen.


8 posted on 02/26/2011 8:55:22 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: toddausauras

I recall reading (2008) that Pawlenty was under consideration by McCain for VP, but then McCain chose Sarah Palin.


9 posted on 02/26/2011 8:57:55 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Libloather
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TPaw Gets Courageous.

10 posted on 02/26/2011 9:00:01 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Libloather

Planet Kenya.


11 posted on 02/26/2011 9:01:22 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Libloather

What planet is he from? In his heart. Planet earth. Country, Russia. City. Moscow.


12 posted on 02/26/2011 9:01:45 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Libloather

Pawlenty really is running, apparently.


13 posted on 02/26/2011 9:07:06 PM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Libloather

I believe I am the lone Freeper at this TEA party.

Yes, we loved him.

Ron Paul is here as well, as was Ralph Reid, Dick Morris, John Shadegg, the Heritage Foundation and many other speakers and instructors.

We had almost 35 seminars TODAY. It has been an incredible event.

I’m tired....I had to go home early.


14 posted on 02/26/2011 9:07:18 PM PST by Loud Mime (If it is too stupid to be said, people will listen to it, if sung - - Voltaire)
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To: Nonstatist

more information here: http://www.summit11.org/schedule/


15 posted on 02/26/2011 9:08:45 PM PST by Loud Mime (If it is too stupid to be said, people will listen to it, if sung - - Voltaire)
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To: Libloather

He is from down under and I do not mean Australia mate


16 posted on 02/26/2011 9:14:59 PM PST by funfan
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To: RegulatorCountry

http://jaydeanhcr.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/happy-birthday-2/


17 posted on 02/26/2011 9:16:16 PM PST by rfp1234 (Le Parti du The'. Ne marchez pas sur moi!)
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To: Libloather

18 posted on 02/26/2011 9:20:55 PM PST by rfp1234 (Le Parti du The'. Ne marchez pas sur moi!)
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To: funfan

He’s an evil bastard. Period.


19 posted on 02/26/2011 9:28:19 PM PST by unkus
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To: Libloather; All
‘What planet is he from?’

Planet ‘SEIU SEIU SEIU”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQj-xBH30-I

He needs to be asked if he took his Purple Windbreaker to the WH. this should be on the news all day, everyday. We need to email it everywhere and post it everywhere. The more people that see this, the worse for him and the thugs. He's one of them, through and through. A rabble rouser, little else.

He has spent his entire adult life working for this time - to put the Unions, especially “SEIU” in control of the country.

20 posted on 02/26/2011 9:32:25 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: Libloather
"And I think it's very important for us to understand that public employees, they're our neighbors, they're our friends," the president told WTMJ TV.

Obviously a statement made while not reading from the teleprompter.

21 posted on 02/26/2011 9:36:17 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Libloather

Oh, sweet little Timmy, I am so under impressed, he and the runt danails have so much in common, they must commune together.


22 posted on 02/26/2011 9:38:16 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: toddausauras

I’ve seen him on television before. He’s very witty, very concise and he gets his point across clearly without letting the interviewer drown him out.


23 posted on 02/26/2011 10:23:41 PM PST by eaglestar
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To: funfan

“down under”.....

I’ve heard the same thing.

Just ask the “gays” at Hillbuzz.

If ANYONE knows a gay guy, gays do. They know the “Won’s” proclivities, too.

Pawlenty? Too fruity for me. Too fruity for our enemies, as well.


24 posted on 02/26/2011 10:34:12 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: maine-iac7

>He has spent his entire adult life working for this time - to put the Unions, especially “SEIU” in control of the country.<

It is the only time he can talk without a teleprompter is when he is with the unions. It is the only time he says what he really wants to say.


25 posted on 02/26/2011 10:38:25 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Libloather

This MN jackass will never survive his previous global warming statements. Never.


26 posted on 02/26/2011 10:42:24 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Munz
It is[sic] the only time he can talk without a teleprompter is when he is with the unions. It is the only time he says what he really wants to say.

You're right. Perhaps it is from memory and continuous inculcation.

27 posted on 02/26/2011 11:07:13 PM PST by Loud Mime (If it is too stupid to be said, people will listen to it, if sung - - Voltaire)
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To: eaglestar

Exactly. As a MN resident, T-Paw was my governor and I had my disagreements with him, but overall I supported him. He is very articulate, keeps his cool under fire, has a great subtle sense of humor, and I believe is the most underrated candidate in this race. He definitely deserves a second look.


28 posted on 02/27/2011 12:13:27 AM PST by Ackackadack
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To: Libloather

Okay. I am starting to like Pawlenty a lot more.


29 posted on 02/27/2011 12:19:49 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Libloather
ODEVIL
30 posted on 02/27/2011 2:51:00 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Mr. Mojo
He’s from Farrakhan’s Mothership.

The Messiah's on the Mothership. That would be a cool graphic with Obama and Farrakhan in a UFO with Reverand Wright at the controls.

31 posted on 02/27/2011 3:57:41 AM PST by Crucial
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To: Libloather

Big “O” has no American cultural influences: his close associates have been communists and he was influenced by
anti-western Kenyans.


32 posted on 02/27/2011 8:34:48 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Libloather

Big “O” has no American cultural influences: his close associates have been communists and he was influenced by
anti-western Kenyans.


33 posted on 02/27/2011 8:35:02 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Loud Mime
I believe I am the lone Freeper at this TEA party.

Nope. I've been here too.

Regards,

TS

34 posted on 02/27/2011 9:44:55 AM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Munz

you got that right - I was noticing that


35 posted on 02/27/2011 11:40:25 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: Loud Mime

I was at Saturday night’s “show” and we gave just about anyone a standing ovation, lol! Dick Morris was the last speaker and I got a pic with him when he signed my book. Met a lot of great people and got a much needed shot in the arm to be around so many fellow patriots.

Mrs. Prince of Space


36 posted on 02/27/2011 1:44:11 PM PST by Prince of Space
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