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Oct 31 2011

You’re an Ego-Maniac! Mrs. Grinch

Tea Party tells Bachmann, “Time to GTFO”

The Tea Party has had enough of Michele Bachman according to the “American Majority”, a Tea Party activist group that operates in seven states and has over 370,000 followers on facebook.

“It’s time for Michelle [sic] Bachmann to go.”- American Majority President Ned Ryun.

“I think it’s pretty obvious that Michele Bachmann is about Michele Bachmann.” – American Majority Executive Director Matt Robbin.

You might recall that Michele Bachman was the self appointed chair of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus before entering the Presidential race.

The full statement from the American Majority is available, here.

(Source: Alan Colmes)

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  1. 1
    lordshipmayhem

    “American Majority”: Operates in seven states. Some majority. I suspect they aren’t even representing a majority of the Tea Party within those seven states.

    As far as Michele Bachmann goes, any sane, thinking individual would have clued in at least two months ago that their 15 minutes of fame were up. The fact she’s still fighting indicates she either is insane or clueless, or both.

    Personally, my money’s on “both”.

  2. 2
    Trebuchet

    Bachmann is running because God told her to. She’s not going to quit, barring another revelation. I wouldn’t be surprised to see her keep running as a 3rd party after the nomination, especially if it’s Mitt “not a real Christian” Romney. But perhaps that’s wishful thinking on my part.

  3. 3
    Martin

    @Trebuchet:
    Michelle is the gift that keeps giving! I’d love her to run as a third party candidate because, not only will it provide laffs, face-palms and other jollity, it will also draw votes and funds away from whoever is nominated by the Reps.

  4. 4
    Robert

    I’d love her to go on.so it will be clearly to all,how insane she is.Not only insane,but dangerous.

  5. 5
    Art

    Kind of sad watching the desperate girls from the back room at the frat party get thrown out. They said all the right things, and push comes to shove they would do anything, anything at all, to get noticed and spend time with the popular guys. They thought once in they could build friendships and relationships, be a member in the community, but what they said to get in the door, and what they did to stay, left them degraded and used. Her makeup is smeared and run, her dress is a mess, her knees are black with mung from the polluted floor, she is worn and the wild-eyed enthusiasm has lost its edge. She is led quietly to the back door and told to leave.

    The frat boys she serviced will act like they have never seen her before. If they remember her name it will only be spoken in a whisper to other frat boys when talking about how wild their parties can get. After a while her name will disappear entirely and she will be referred thereafter as ‘that dumb blonde’ … the one who was such a sport.

    Used, abused, laughed at, and then discarded. The sad thing is that everyone knew it would go down like this. Everyone except Michele Bachmann.

    She is still young, and still fairly pretty, as GOP operatives go, so there is a good chance she will get invited to the next dance.

    1. 5.1
      anfractuous

      This is a seriously degrading description of how you think of women, and disturbingly detailed. In fact, you come off sounding far more depraved and loathsome than Bachmann.

  6. 6
    abb3w

    Apparently, the Insider.AmericanMajority website is in the process of reorganizing; the post is relocated/archived to here.

    Quoted on the off chance Ned Ryun decides to try vanishing it down the memory hole:

    It’s time for Michele Bachmann to go. For the last two years, I’ve been cautioning about the dangers of individuals or organizations trying to present themselves as leaders of the Tea Party movement. An individual personality or organization purporting to be a “leader” of what is truly a grassroots movement can hurt the tea party brand by creating false impressions about its core beliefs. Bachmann, the leader of the so-called tea party caucus in the House and the most vocal about her affiliation with the Tea Party than any other Presidential candidate, has consistently presented herself as a champion of the movement and its values. Bachmann has ridden her tea party credentials from obscurity to a national platform like no other.

    Since her meteoric rise this summer and win in the Iowa Straw poll, her campaign has been plagued by losses of top staff, lackluster fundraising and a seeming lack of direction. Bachmann’s resulting plunge in the polls is troubling for the tea party, not because “one of their own” is losing her footing, but because the longer Bachmann stays in the race, the more likely we will see her shift to the right. This rightward shift will come as the campaign works to hold on to its more conservative base of support in advance of the release of Bachmann’s new book next month.

    There is nothing wrong with addressing your base during a campaign. However, I suspect that we will hear more from her about social issues and religion to accomplish that goal. As an evangelical who is deeply pro-life, I can say that while many inside the tea party movement are socially conservative, social issues are not what drive the Tea Party. The Tea Party as a whole was founded on the principle that the American people are being enslaved by their government’s unquenchable appetite for spending, debt and the taxation that limits our freedom, and that the future of this great nation has been endangered by our leaders’ reckless behavior. The message of limited government, fiscal responsibility and accountability from our elected officials has broad appeal and is responsible for the massive political shifts we have seen in this country since mid-2009. It is the reason Barack Obama is in a fight for his political life. Those fiscal issues which attract Republicans, independents, and conservative Democrats alike must continue to be the focus of the majority of America’s grassroots, led with courage by the Tea Party.

    In Bachmann’s case, it is clear that the campaign has become less about reform and more about her personal effort to stay relevant and sell books; a harsh commentary, but true. It’s not about tea party values or championing real plans to solve real problems. While other campaigns are diving into the substance, the supposed tea party candidate Bachmann is sticking to thin talking points and hanging on for dear life.

    Every day the campaign flounders, it risks hurting the credibility of the movement. If she really is about the tea party, and making it successful, it’s time for the Congresswoman to move on. The Tea Party doesn’t have a spokesperson, and it’s certainly not Michele Bachmann.

    **UPDATE**

    The Huffington Post has cited this post as “harsh criticism from an unlikely source,” CNN called it “surprising,” and, Talking Points Memo argued it was a bit of “tough love.” MSNBC’s “Ed Show” brought it up last night, too. And even conservative bloggers are weighing in.

    But it is clear that the liberal media continues to misunderstand the real grassroots tea party movement. There cannot be just one voice of this movement. What matters most are your voices, not only as voters, but as members of the real grassroots tea party.

    So, what do you think? Do you agree? Disagree?

    I’m not sure for what reason they’re turning on her. That she’s not actually at the head of the GOP candidate pack? That they think she’s not sincere? That they’re afraid she’ll try and shift her message to the political right of the Tea Party?

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