Skip to comments.To Tea Party, Pawlenty on Obama: 'What planet is he from?'
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.
I bet it did.
He’s not from a planet.
He’s from Farrakhan’s Mothership.
He’s not from a planet. He needs to RETURN to Hell.
Planet X...it is a planet in the Milky Way...
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.
LOL! I am getting to like Pawlenty.
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.
I recall reading (2008) that Pawlenty was under consideration by McCain for VP, but then McCain chose Sarah Palin.
What planet is he from? In his heart. Planet earth. Country, Russia. City. Moscow.
Pawlenty really is running, apparently.
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.
more information here: http://www.summit11.org/schedule/
He is from down under and I do not mean Australia mate
He’s an evil bastard. Period.
Planet ‘SEIU SEIU SEIU”
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.