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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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!