Skip to comments.Bachmann bid for GOP leadership gets cool reaction (Boehner about to pull a 'boner' ?)
Posted on 11/04/2010 3:15:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON Self-proclaimed tea party leader Michele Bachmann's bid for a top Republican post in the House received a cool reaction Thursday from Speaker-to-be John Boehner, an early test of how GOP leaders will treat the antiestablishment movement's winners in Tuesday's elections.
"Constitutional conservatives deserve a loud and clear voice in leadership!" Bachmann, R-Minn., who founded the Tea Party Caucus, said in a one-paragraph Facebook announcement that she is running for GOP conference chairman.
House Republican leaders don't disagree. But that doesn't mean they want the hyperbolic Bachmann being a spokeswoman for the new majority during the 2012 election cycle.
Boehner, aware of the role tea partiers played in making him the next House speaker, is endorsing no one. His lieutenants are lining up behind Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, leaving no doubt that Hensarling and not Bachmann is the leadership favorite to chair the GOP conference.
"There are few who have done as much for the Republican team as Jeb," the expected House majority leader, Eric Cantor of Virginia, said in a statement.
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“Constitutional conservatives deserve a loud and clear voice in leadership!”
Yes but not the Church Lady.
Why does anybody even listen to Boehner?
She should be Speaker instead of Boner.
Methinks the GoP leaders and Obama both suffer from the same thing Boehner earlier said Obama is suffering from about now, denial, of the voters in this historic election ..
Without folks like Michelle and TEA Party voters and activists, Boehner could well be out on the street in January too.. and maybe will be yet.. in ‘13. ;-)
get that house tea party caucus organized and running
Michelle for speaker!
She’ll keep busy.. somehow..
Newly-elected GOP members sure to expand Bachmanns Tea Party Caucus
Same old same old.
Field hands and simple conservatives should know their proper place, and not get uppity.
Boner is about to find out exactly why his career was just resuscitated. It was not due to RINO enthusiasm.
Bachmann drug your dead ass across the line on Tues. I don’t see people in far off districts clambering for Boehner at rallies.
Michelle for speaker!
The “fogies” will push hard the idea that chairmanships should solely be based on seniority, and the Tea Party should be marginalized as soon as possible, so they can go back to business as usual.
This means that the Tea Party candidates will have to be very stubborn to get their due, especially right at the start, when committee chairmanships are determined, especially of the Rules, Appropriations and Ways and Means committees.
The fogies know that if they can exclude them from the leadership and those three committees, the Tea Party will be impotent, and the RINOs will rule alongside the leadership that lets them.
AMEN... if the Republicans are going to give the cold shoulder to Tea Partiers, we had just better get organized and move on into the House!
Dumb, dumb, dumb. Boehner should be glad she isn’t running for the top spot.
Well, this is AP. Maybe it’s disinformation.
Boehner will make a great speaker....but they got to stop the reference to Boehner Boys.....speaking of the new Senators....yuk.....We have a wonderful new Senator by the name of Kelly Ayotte...need to stop the ol boy stuff!
The sooner the Republican Party embraces and supports members of the tea party such as Michele Bachmann, the sooner this country will be on its way to a full recovery from the madness repeated over the years by the Democrats and some Republicans. By madness I mean the lack of common sense, the lack of statesmanship, and the lack of integrity demonstrated by Republican leaders. [Democrats are evil and have no integrity to start with.]
Well, this is AP. Maybe its disinformation.
Ohh yeahh..I hear ya.. political subterfuge comes in many shades and flavors. :-) I like Green TEA myself. :-)
They’re already f’ing up...
You do realize that she is the kind of person that would censor harry potter books over references to witchcraft.