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Bachmann to Join Palin at National Tea Party Convention

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posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 10:57 PM
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The Minnesota Independent reports that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is scheduled to join previously announced headliner Sarah Palin at the National Tea Party Convention to be held Feb. 4-6 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

From The Minnesota Independent:

[O]rganizers of the National Tea Party Convention tweeted that Bachmann would be a speaker at the Feb. 4–6 event in Nashville. Palin keynotes the convention, which is “aimed at bringing the Tea Party Movement leaders together from around the nation for the purpose of networking and supporting the movements’ multiple organizations principle goals.”

The Nashville Post reports that Palin’s keynote address will be closed to the press.

Tickets for the convention are available for the bargain price of $549. The fine people at the Opryland inform me that the ticket does not include the price of the hotel, where a three-night package starts at $436.99. You’d better book soon, because the Opryland reservations agent told me that just 160 of the hotel’s 2,881 rooms remain available as of this morning.


So much for the TPM being a grassroots movement. It seems to have been co opted by some GOP heavy hitters. If I had a spare $549 for a ticket I would probably go just to join in the festivities at Opryland....yeehaawww. Seems appropiate somehow!

I find this turn of events very interesting as it looks like a 3rd party emerging. A 3rd party pimpin for the GOP. New ideas will always be welcome even if they are goofy.
Sorry, I find exGov. Palin kinda goofy. Very pretty, but goofy. You betcha.









[edit on 3-1-2010 by whaaa]




posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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Originally posted by whaaa

I find this turn of events very interesting as it looks like a 3rd party emerging. New ideas will always be welcome even if they are goofy.
Sorry, I find exGov. Palin kinda goofy. Very pretty, but goofy. You betcha.







[edit on 2-1-2010 by whaaa]


Sarah Palin and co are just a big joke. The tea party movement was doomed by the second protest when I started seeing McCain posters. The tea party movement is hijacked and should be destroyed, the republicans should be ashamed of themselves for pissing on our right to protest.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 12:28 AM
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What a joke!
And this is the bunch that claims to be revolutionaries and will save America.
They can't even save their own movement!
So Sarah is your Thomas Jefferson? Bachman your John adams?
Maybe Toby Kieth can be your Ben Franklin. Glen Beck your George Washington!
Gee you folks have low standards!
And you still think it isn't about hating Obama and getting power for the Republican Party? what utter fools these people are.
Hey! Maybe you clowns can get Coke to sign on as corporate sponsor! I'm sure Ruperts Fox News will have continous coverage.
Might as well make a buck revolutionaries! That's the Republican way!
Talk about easily brainwashed and swallowing propaganda! You clowns should never criticize Obama supporters again. Actually kool aide would be your best sponsor! GALLONS AND GALLONS WILL BE CONSUMED!

[edit on 3-1-2010 by OldDragger]



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 12:35 AM
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GOLLY GEE!
Why no comments patriots!
Off combing your coonskin caps?
Polishing the musket ( IF you know what I mean)?
Why should anyone trust you if you can't even controll your own party?
Make sure you open that door WIDE for hack politicians!


[edit on 3-1-2010 by OldDragger]



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 01:32 AM
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Why does Sarah Palin have to come along and make a mockery of the movement that is trying to happen? Sometimes I just can't believe so many people come to see this woman.

She's nothing. She's weak intellectually and quite frankly...doesn't stand for much of what I believe in. She's the type of Republican we've had the last 8 years AT LEAST.

IMO Rand Paul should be the "real" leader of this movement. He can get all teh support from his father by name only...yet he isn't as "extreme" as his father as well. It could bridge the gap and actually get some Paul's in the whitehouse.

That wouldn't be a bad thing people!! That's good!!



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 02:21 AM
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The fact that Palin and certain other GOP insiders have co-opted the "tea parties" is a reason most are souring on the whole "revolution". I got involved initially to get some real change - not bring back those who helped foster the mess we're in!

Palin is such a joke, you can't be coached on "how to be prez". No cramming on bullet points, this isn't a damn SAT test. What's worse is she's being schooled by the same old-school "politics of destruction" that I think we're all sick of. Is the hand of Rove at work here?

Why isn't someone like Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich involved in Tea Parties? They are real leaders with a vision for getting us out of this federal fiasco we call a government, yet they would be shouted down by GOP corporate shills planted in the audience.

Apparently the Tea Parties are a "re-appoint the party that failed us for 8 years running" campaign recruiting ground. No thanks.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 02:38 AM
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Why isn't someone like Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich involved in Tea Parties?


Ron Paul helped ignite the tea parties...and he did it through the internet. He ran an excellent internet ad campaign that spread like wildfire. I think he'd be a great President....but I don't think it will happen.

My prediction?

Rand Paul 2012

Those who are supporting him are part of the "real" tea party movement. This guy is going to win a Senate seat this year which is going to catapult him as the new "leader" of the Republican party. Sarah Palin is hurting the movement by headlining these events...but I think it can be overcome.

He will get elected similarly how Obama was. People will get hopeful again with a new President who wants to end the war, get the deficit under control, protect OUR BORDERS and AMERICAN JOBS, increase tariffs, and most of all....BE HONEST WITH US.

Tell us the truth. It shouldn't be so difficult to get it. Almost every politician I see on television seems transparent. They look fake...like actors...acting the roles for great sponsors who keep them there....putting on a play for the misinformed and ignorant as they rob them blind....hoping that they don't awake for the lies they've been denied.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 10:09 AM
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Now that the TPM apparently has been adopted/co-opted by the GOP; I'd like to offer up another speculation.....

Then neo-cons should not be sold short; they are brilliant, devious and relentless. They will campaign on issues that appeal to the TPM, throw up plenty of buzz words like "the constitution" "freedom" "guns" "illegals" "patriots" and the TPM people/Christian Right, will eat it up like a piece of apple pie.
The pendulum will swing back to the "Project for a New American Century" with corporate facism, bigger wars, and real restrictions on freedom to travel. The once independant TPM people will call protestors of this new Administration "traitors to America"

Do you think that the neo-cons aren't smart enough to exploit the TPM?

Cheney and a TPM darling .... Want some of this action? I'm layin 3 to 1.


It's a brave new world; welcome to the monkey house!






[edit on 3-1-2010 by whaaa]



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 10:15 AM
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Why do you all hate her?Why do you think she wouldn't be a good leader?Oh I know!Because she's a woman.Don't you think that in this day in age we could have a woman as president.You all need to come out of the dark ages and realize women are our equals.I can't believe I'm seeing this kind of bigotry on ATS.I'm ashamed.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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Bachmann to Join Palin at National Tea Party Convention

Just what do you mean by "join"?You're sick and there is no proof of them being lesbians and so what if they are what does that have to do with their ability to lead?grow up and stop bashing people for their personal choices that are none of your business anyway.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 10:24 AM
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Hate her?

Palin's not even the story here ... with Bachmann driving the crazy scooter the ptb has all but ensured the death of any remaining legitimacy the TPM had left.

Heck why don't they just put Coulter on the playbill and put it out of it's misery.

Too bad too, cause there was really something to this movement when it started ... but you just knew the big boys weren't going to let that happen.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 10:27 AM
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Evidently you failed to see the irony of my posts.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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Do you think that the neo-cons aren't smart enough to exploit the TPM?


They are exploiting it now. I think most of us can see that. There is still a movement though under the surface. As I stated, the real TPM is with RP supporters.

This is something both Liberals and Conservatives can agree on. We have some hard decisions to make. The next President will have no cakewalk and I have no doubt that Obama will NOT be serving 2 terms. The war is unpopular and will gain unpopularity as time continues...it won't matter if we are winning or not.

Obama has surrounded himself with Citibank/Goldman Sachs power players in the white house yet he goes on television saying that he doesn't like helping the "fat cat" bankers.

Obama was a mistake and it's time people accept it. If at first you don't succeed...try again. Unfortunately you cannot try again if you are unwilling to accept that you made a mistake.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 10:45 AM
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Originally posted by genius/idoit
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Evidently you failed to see the irony of my posts.


I have always thought that your posts were parody's of the Right. If they aren't......you're a loony


Sarcasm is an art. You are an artist or................?



Topic.....Tom Delay anyone?



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by David9176







Obama was a mistake and it's time people accept it. If at first you don't succeed...try again. Unfortunately you cannot try again if you are unwilling to accept that you made a mistake.


You nailed it.....still, hope springs eternal that perhaps Obama will have a "come to Jesus" moment and listen to the people that elected him, for a change.

[edit on 3-1-2010 by whaaa]



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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Don't get me started on that Delay!There is no way he really went to barber school!




posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 10:53 AM
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Delay should be in prison...but instead he's on television, dancing around, dressed as an ice cream man.

Not ONE ARREST for those responsible for the financial crisis. NOT ONE. It's been over a year yet no one is held accountable.....and still we foot the bill.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 11:29 PM
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Yes. And Tom DeLay considered Dick Armey of TPM not "committed to Christian values", although they both enjoyed promoting American job losses to the Marianas Islands and calling items made there, "Made In America". Now that's economic treason with hubris. Pulling the wool over the American peoples eyes and then pissing on them. Hmmmmm, seems like Dick Armey is still doing that with this TPM.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 11:40 PM
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Bachmann does it for me, excuse me if I say it, she has turned Neoconic rhetoric into an art form. Patriot, freedom, fake Americans... etc - Do I dare say I dislike her more than Bush, Chenny and the prince having an orgy in a billion dollar bed of tax money.

I pray you righties do not put her in there EVER, unlike Obama she is VERBALLY abusive
with her taunts... Her and her yap might just set off the long desired war some seem to want.



posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 12:11 PM
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Indeed!


What could be shaping up is the GOP wanting, not to "rebrand" themselves but rather to take on another "brand", much as in grocery stores a national brand can be found under a store label. The TeaParty Party would give voters the illusion of a third party, a third party composed of Republicans (or "former" Republicans if Palin, Bachmann, etal "switch", relabel themselves). So voting Tea Party candidates would still be a GOP victory. I still remember the Republican "stealth" candidates years ago.

A TeaParty party would be a useful tool to stop Democratic Party wins, if this illusion draws voters away. Republicans could still win, but not through the GOP label.

The abuse citizens have suffered under authoritarian rule and punditry is real. If this were a relationship, Republicans were the abusers and Democrats were the enablers. Compromise to the GOP really meant "do it our way" or it's the highway (even to themselves!), as in an abusive relationship.



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