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Michele Bachmann Suffers Backlash From Tea Party On Patriot Act Vote

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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:19 PM
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Michele Bachmann Suffers Backlash From Tea Party On Patriot Act Vote


thatsmycongress.com

During her re-election campaign in 2010, U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann promised that she would take a firm stand in defense of her constituents’ constitutional rights. She got a great deal of support from earnest Tea Party members because of that stand. They took Bachmann at her word, and gave her so much support that this year.

All that was before Bachmann’s vote this week in favor of the renewal of the most abusive, clearly unconstitutional, spying powers in the Patriot Act.
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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:19 PM
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It is good to see some outrage from the Tea Party against the votes by Tea Party supported Republican politicians. The outrage over this and other constitution shredding legislation is a long time coming from anyone in the Republican party since it gives more power to the police state then they already had taken from the people. It shows that not all of the Tea Party are police state apologists. This story is likely going to get little if any play on Fox News you can bet.

thatsmycongress.com (visit the link for the full news article)

Supporting article linked in this above article.

irregulartimes.com...
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posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:24 PM
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Why should this story get play on Fox news they might flip the story and say the Tea party approves of Michelle Bachmann's vote on the Patriot Act. Like they did with Ron paul.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:25 PM
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So, she's not only an idiot she's a liar too. Great, she fits right in at D.C.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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Originally posted by American-philosopher
reply to post by wayouttheredude
 


Why should this story get play on Fox news they might flip the story and say the Tea party approves of Michelle Bachmann's vote on the Patriot Act. Like they did with Ron paul.


FOX news would say that Obama henchmen made her change her vote...i mean really...he's to blame for everything. he was a community organizer after all, and a non-citizen, and a socialist...did i mention that he is black?



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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My guess is that she sucumbed to promises of campaign money and support (possibly to be on the 2012 Presidential Ticket) if "they" could count on her vote on the Patriot Act. (Sigh) another double dealing politician I am afraid....but that is the reality of our (current ; ) political system.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:35 PM
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Why is anyone surprised ?
You act as if she voted against her constituents,
The US is an oligarchy now, she just voted as her TRUE bosses wanted her to.
Boy this is gonna be a hard road to get it back.

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He is not black, he is pigment rich!:
edit on 18-2-2011 by g146541 because:
lol:
to insert cool smily faces.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:36 PM
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I am betting that the backlash from the Tea Party against all of these double dealing liars they helped to get elected is going to continue. They will begin to realize that you can not vote a man or woman into office and expect them to do what they said they would do. If they want to stay in office they will tow the party line or be delegated to the fringe. It is going to take a massive show of force for the people to take their government back from these coin operated corporatist globalist spit bags.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by wayouttheredude
I am betting that the backlash from the Tea Party against all of these double dealing liars they helped to get elected is going to continue.


I will take that bet. This is hardly the first nor arguably the most egregious betrayal of the "TEA Party" by someone they supported in this last election and for the most part the backlash has been outshined by the soft chirp of chicadas in the distant fields.

Funny how the evil demoncrats that argued with their TEA party friends about people like Bachmen are yet to hear anything resembling "Well you were right about her at least." Nope. Just chicadas from where I am sitting.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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It is good. I think the tea party got punked when Republicans jumped on their bandwagon and pretended they were for liberty, rights, all that. Maybe they will have less success with that lie next election.

We need to vote all encumbants out. Everyone of them. And vote in all no name people who the corporations have not yet had time to pay off.

Like them or not the tea party is the only viable third party we have.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:55 PM
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She is not the only one to recieve my wrath, although I did scold her hard too. I gave alot of them the business over their tratorious votes but I knew the tea party had been co-opted long ago. When Newt showed up as a speaker I knew it was all over and it seems I was right,thats why I never engaged with the tea party too much after that.

I publicly on many tea party sites denounced any further support for them unless they raised the roof with rightious indignation,they havent done enough yet to suit my continued interest. I think from now on its a libertarian vote for me no matter whos on the ticket and even if it does derail the repukes,so be it,they earned it.

I can only hope that Ron Paul runs and the country is brave enough to vote for some real change.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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I am not active in the Tea Party but I have many friends who are. Most of them are in agreement that their political involvement is a last ditch effort to get some reformers into office who will cut the size of government down and quit gutting the constitution and restore the republic and seriously scale back the American global empire.

Once all political efforts have been exhausted there will be a lot more heat turned up in this nation.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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When the thread about the Patriot Act having been finally renewed was active I was tempted to post and ask what happened to all those Tea Party sponsored 'Bastions Of Constitutional Liberty' elected at the last round of elections.

I was tempted, but thought to myself ' Stay out of it, I'm from the UK, know little about US politics, and I'm probably dropping a real clanger by asking.

Seems the question wasn't such a stupid one after all,and seems that all those elected 'Bastions Of Freedom, Liberty, and Small Government took the Tea Party for a ride.




posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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I could have sworn that was the slogan that started with the tea party right?? Vote the bums out, remember in November, All incumbents must go.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 09:22 PM
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Michelle Bachmann, like Barack Obama, is why the public has to be very skeptical about political "superstars". It is rare for a person to get to Michelle Bachmann's status without receiving the blessings of the establishment elite.

The tea party, at least the grassroots of the tea party, have to realize their desires for a smaller and less intrusive government (which also means cutting the wars) is not in the best interest of the elite and the "democratic process" of the United States is rigged. There is nothing else to do but take up the situation in their own hands, Thomas Jefferson style.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 09:32 PM
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And ? Thought everyone knew by now that ALL politicians lie and look after their own interests...



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 09:34 PM
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Im all for that agenda too. I just think they need to be less naive when the Republicans come courting.

Republicans are not for smaller government and good fiscal policy. Neither are the Democrats. We need to move away from the two parties that have been screwing us, over and over and over.

I would vote for Ron Paul in a heartbeat. Im just afraid that he would have a "heart attack" or something in office. I think the nastiest and most ruthless people in the world have a choke hold on our government right now. Its going to be a long process of getting them out. One thing we have going for us is there is almost nothing left to take from the US. If they can seize our military assets somehow, they would abandon ship. Thats the only thing of worth we have left as a nation.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 09:36 PM
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It was one of the big slogans. But they didnt take it far enough. You not only need to get the incumbants out, you need to replace them with people who havent been dipping into the corporate candy jar for the last how ever many years. You need fresh blood, a huge infusion of it, all at once.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by wayouttheredude
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I am not active in the Tea Party but I have many friends who are. Most of them are in agreement that their political involvement is a last ditch effort to get some reformers into office who will cut the size of government down and quit gutting the constitution and restore the republic and seriously scale back the American global empire.


Maybe you did not read this thread you started? Most of them were in that "agreement" when they actively rallied for people like Bachmen. Where are they now? Your thread title says that she is suffering backlash from the TEA Party but according to your source...

One Tea Party citizen writes:

She is actually facing ONE email.
The horror.


Once all political efforts have been exhausted there will be a lot more heat turned up in this nation.


So your friends agree that they should vote for any idiot that tells them what they want to hear, despite easily discovered records that would prove easily noncompliance is all that is to come over and over again until we all start killing each other?

The TEA Party sure sounds smart.



posted on Feb, 18 2011 @ 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by American-philosopher
I could have sworn that was the slogan that started with the tea party right?? Vote the bums out, remember in November, All incumbents must go.


You apparently were not listening to the fine print. I know how it read in my area. "Vote all the democrat bums out!"


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