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.