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UPDATED: 13 SC TEA PARTY LEADERS BLAST BACHMANN TACTICS PATCH
sfluxe.com ^ | 12/17/2011 | sfluxe

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 state’s Tea Party leaders by bringing them on as staffers, more than a dozen of the movement’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; newt; teaparty
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To: cripplecreek

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.


21 posted on 12/17/2011 7:15:40 PM PST by berdie
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To: TBBT

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.


22 posted on 12/17/2011 7:16:39 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: Liberal Bob
So how do you get the job of being a tea party leader?

You appoint yourself and support the Establishment RINOs.

23 posted on 12/17/2011 7:17:43 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: TBBT
Newt Gingrich at a September 3, 2008 event with Michele Bachmann entitled Governing and Political Change, explains his position on Fannie and Freddie. He also details that he did consulting work for them, and that those who profited from the institutions should have to pay.
Michele Bachmann is standing next to him, and she knows here recent accusations against Gingrich about Fannie/Freddie are false.

24 posted on 12/17/2011 7:19:14 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Ge0ffrey

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.


25 posted on 12/17/2011 7:19:16 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: TBBT
Nasty little ankle biter.

She's relentless.

26 posted on 12/17/2011 7:19:29 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Ge0ffrey

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.


27 posted on 12/17/2011 7:20:24 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: TBBT

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.


28 posted on 12/17/2011 7:20:55 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: TBBT

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.


29 posted on 12/17/2011 7:21:17 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: JimWayne

“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.


30 posted on 12/17/2011 7:21:41 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: txhurl

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.


31 posted on 12/17/2011 7:22:21 PM PST by berdie
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To: berdie
since she has gone after every other candidate with full force..it could have been any of the others...except Romney.

Funny how once a lie has been adopted, it becomes reality. You're no different than the morons who claim Sarah Palin said that she can see Russia from her porch.
32 posted on 12/17/2011 7:23:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: TBBT
Michele Bachmann Nasty little ankle biter since June 7, 2011.

That's the day she came out of the closet for The Obama-Romney® Team

33 posted on 12/17/2011 7:23:18 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: napscoordinator

Oh bs.
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!


34 posted on 12/17/2011 7:25:20 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: napscoordinator

Same here. I really couldn’t care less what the cool kids are doing. I gave that crap up in middle school.


35 posted on 12/17/2011 7:25:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

How long have some of us said the GOP elites are trying to hijack the Tea Party?


36 posted on 12/17/2011 7:25:54 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: berdie

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 ?????


37 posted on 12/17/2011 7:27:46 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: ncalburt

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.


38 posted on 12/17/2011 7:28:23 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


39 posted on 12/17/2011 7:30:32 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: Liberal Bob
So how do you get the job of being a tea party leader?

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!

40 posted on 12/17/2011 7:31:24 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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