Skip to comments.UPDATED: 13 SC TEA PARTY LEADERS BLAST BACHMANN TACTICS – PATCH
Posted on 12/17/2011 6:49:10 PM PST by TBBT
Check out this interesting story: Updated: 13 SC Tea Party Leaders Blast Bachmann Tactics Patch Nearly a month after a SC spokesman for Rep. Michele Bachmann accused Newt Gingrich of trying to buy off the states Tea Party leaders by bringing them on as staffers, more than a dozen of the movements leaders are fighting back.
In a strongly worded letter issued Friday afternoon, 13 leaders of the SC Tea Party movement accused her of attacking the tea party movement by accusing tea party supporters of Newt Gingrich of being bought off and said she has escalated the battle by making it national news by discussing it with John King on CNN Wednesday night.
Now that Michele Bachmann herself has decided to throw fuel on the fire, and this issue has become national news, we as leaders within the South Carolina tea party movement feel we must speak out to defend our integrity, reads the letter, which was circulated on Twitter and on at least one Tea Party website.
They accuse Bachmann of trying to divide the Tea Party movement, and defended Gingrich, who has said time and again that the only real opponent is President Barack Obama
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Nasty little ankle biter.
I tell you one thing, the mittbots are on slavishly thick tonight, so we’re definitely witnessing one of many flashpoints of Romney spending in terms of opinion-shaping on the interwebs AND on the ground.
She is NOT attacking the Tea party. She is a key Tea party person. Gingrich is a “progressive.” He has no relation to Tea Party people.
Something is going on. Our little local group was approached a few weeks back. Gingrich wasn’t mentioned but he made it clear that the party needed to get rid of extremists like Bachmann.
If Newt is the leader of any Tea Party group, that group has either been co-opted by the GOP or is not a real Tea Party group. to be a real Tea Party member, you have to be anti-Establishment. Otherwise, you are merely a stooge of the GOP.
“Nasty little ankle biter”
Yes she certainly has turned out to be one. I have overlooked some of it in the past but this time she may have jumped the shark. I think she went to far this time.
This would suggest that she was correct !
So how do you get the job of being a tea party leader? Are you elected, turn in a job application or maybe setup a web site?
The only man she doesn’t blast is Romney. Why? She’s angling for the VP slot.
One things for sure. Can’t tell how all this stuff is playing out. We are essentially flying blind. Latest polls are getting stale and don’t reflect the impact last week’s events.
Yes, that would appear to be the goal, keep Conservatives divided so that he can slither in, like McCain did.
I did hear Michele make the statement about Newt buying off the Tea Party.
I must admit, I was really confused. Why in the world would she cast doubt on the integrity of the very people who support her just to try and Newt look bad?
Bad move, imho.
McCain? Well Newt loves him some McCain..
Why would Haley bolt out of the barn and endorse Mittens when the time for endorsing is months and months away?
If she thinks that, either she is delusional, or Mitt is dumber than he looks. Romney’s best claim is that, despite the lack of enthusiasm for him on the part of conservatives, he could win over many independents. Bachmann would drive them away—and at the rate she is going, will have antagonized all the people who initially supported any of the other conservative candidates.
It could have been Newt...or since she has gone after every other candidate with full force..it could have been any of the others...except Romney. Come to think of it..it could even be Romney. He might feel she has outlived her usefulness to him.
Gosh even the Tea Party wants a RINO......so sad. Poor other candidates are getting beat up by a girl......PATHETIC. Complaining about it is REALLY pathetic.
You appoint yourself and support the Establishment RINOs.
She has blasted Romney quite a few times but that gets overlooked. Oh well. This primary is not going to be decided on this site. It is going to be decided by the conservatives in the trenches and I believe that Bachmann will do pretty well thoughout the entire run.
Bavhman has been Mittens attack dog for awhile.
She smeared Perry,Cain, now Newt.
She has done great damage to anyone in Mittens way and
To the GOP chances in 2012.
I Recall how she was a vocal anti Obamacare activist yet she has yet to attack the father of Obamacare named Mittens !
We will never give her another dime for seat again .
She is nasty Stalking horse for Mittens.
I don’t know about anybody else but I am voting for either Bachmann or Sanotrum and many people I talk to are doing the same so I would not count her specifically out yet.
No wonder Sarah is silent. Look at what the people she supported are doing.
Newt and Perry are allies - Newt wrote the forward to Perry’s Fed Up - and will work together.
Mittens has no hope of carving up the Sarah/Newt/Perry bloc, but he sure the hell is trying. I’ve had blatant Mitt supporters challenge me in the last two hours; I’ve thought about reporting them but I’m not that upset, YET.
“to be a real Tea Party member, you have to be anti-Establishment.”
I have not read that in the Tea Party bylaws. Oh, wait a minute... there aren’t any bylaws.
So your just making that up.
I found her endorsement to be very curious.
Not being from her state, I wonder if she is governing as promised.
Truthfully, I think we will see a lot of Romney endorsements that will surprise and disappoint.
That's the day she came out of the closet for The Obama-Romney® Team
She has made some mild comments to
Fool posters lie you but she has never
Smeared Mittens where he us weak like
Obamacare and his pro abortion stances.
Wasn’t she all upset over both topics?
No one here is fooled by her Romney
Attack dog job duties!
Same here. I really couldn’t care less what the cool kids are doing. I gave that crap up in middle school.
How long have some of us said the GOP elites are trying to hijack the Tea Party?
There is a school of thought that Mitt’s $pends are not going
to net him anything, and by tossing him an endorsement that will be invalid once he drops out shows 11th Commandment adherence.
But she should have been FORCED to support mitts at THE VERY LAST DATE rather than offer it up yesterday. So ?????
Oh well. I don’t care. I am voting for her. She is so incredible that it is a mistake not to nominate her. She would destroy Obama. Oh well your loss.
Same here, nap. And the same with the conservatives I know too. They don’t trust Newt, a big hell no to Romney, and Perry? They just laugh.
I'm not sure, but I nominate Jim Robinson for leader of the Tea Party! :-) Can we just anoint him as such? Lets have a poll or take a freeper vote!
Well, that certainly wasn’t a reply I expected, lol.
I am actually not a maroon..I know that Tina Fey made that comment...not Sarah.
That being said, Michele has gone on immediate attack to any one who gained any traction. Oh, she’s tapped Myth a couple of times, but not hard..not like she has the others.
I assume you disagree?
I had one cornered this morning but it may have been a Paulite.
They won’t tell you why who they are supporting but they post
Trash on Newt or perry.
If you accept, as most do, that it’s a four person race now, she’s doing what she has to do and running against the four.
This is how primaries work. Candidates run against each other, if you think she’s taken it too far, then don’t vote for her, but don’t blame her for playing the game.
Mean old bitch. That’s why she fights all the battles but never wins. None too saavy.
I first mentioned a week or so back that someone had showed up at our little tea party breakfast He claimed to be an Allegan county GOP chair and member of the tea party patriots.
The tea party patriots in Allegan said he didn’t belong to them and that he isn’t the GOP chair for their county.
He started out OK talking taxes and regulation but then complained that the party had redistricted a good conservative out of our district. (Super RINO Joe ‘abort em all’ Schwarz) He said we should consider more structure for our meetings and was trying to get contact numbers from us.
I’ve spoken of this in the forum a few times over that last few days but I’m fixin to go to bed. If anybody wants to dig around in my posting history to find it, it will be there.
Interesting, Newt bought his face book following, now key teaparty people... Money guy.
Looked at the voting record spreadsheet, Bachman is the best for conservatives.
I think the Paulweeds, Bachmannites and Romnisphere have joined forces.
They support nobody but attack everybody relentlessly.
‘And by their fruits shall ye know them’.
I totally agree with you that the timing is strange.
I’m not going to swear to anything these days, but I think you and I are on the same page about this topic?
I warned about this over a week ago. If either Newt or Romney hijack the Tea Party, the Tea Party is OVER.