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    Tea Party has their first Congressional Caucus brought to you by Bachmann

    Michele Bachmann's Congressional Tea Party


    — By Suzy Khimm
    | Wed Jul. 21, 2010 10:46 AM PDT


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    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and 20-some other House Republicans launched their newly formed Tea Party Caucus with a meeting Wednesday morning in the House Armed Services Committee hearing room—a seemingly appropriate nod to the movement's hopes for political insurrection. The Tea Party Caucus has now turned the anti-government uprising into part of the Washington apparatus itself, becoming the latest litmus test for whether House Republicans have opened their arms to the activists. But it's still unclear what the caucus will actually do for the movement, because members insist that the group will not represent or speak for tea partiers—merely listen to their concerns.
    At the press conference that followed the caucus' first session, Bachmann spent more time explaining what the group wasn't, that what it was. "We are not the mouthpiece of the tea party," Bachmann told reporters. "We are not taking the tea party and controlling it from Washington, DC. I am not the head of the tea party. We are also not here to vouch for the tea party, or to vouch for any tea party organizations… we are here to listen and to be a receptacle." When a reporter pointed out that she was, in fact, the titular head of a caucus named after the movement, Bachmann simply added: "This is a listening post...I'm the chairwoman of the listening ear, I'm not speaking on behalf of the tea party."


    Michele Bachmann's Congressional Tea Party | Mother Jones

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    They haven't quite finalized their roster yet, but supposively there are approximately 20-25 GOP members that want to be part of this. Are they eventually going to separate from the GOP and form their own group?

    So could Bachmann be the Tea Party's Presidential candidate? Or is the whole thing a big fake to get Tea Party votes?

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    Re: Tea Party has their first Congressional Caucus brought to you by Bachmann

    So far she has 35 members. One (un-named) democrat has shown interest. Some tea partiers who showed up for the first caucus had voted for Obama but are worried about the spending. I think this caucus is a great idea and hopefully will grow and eventually be bi-partisan. There are all kinds of Caucus's. She just mentioned a few. Potato caucus, seafood caucus, boat caucus, biker caucus....so why not a tea party caucus?
    As far as a Tea Party Presidential Candidate, I hope we don't have one. A third party would for sure mean another Dem president in 2012. I think Bachmann loves this country too much to do something like that.

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    One more thing. I think it's GREAT that they say they are just there to listen to the concerns of the Tea Party. It's about time someone in Washington listened to the American people.

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    Re: Tea Party has their first Congressional Caucus brought to you by Bachmann

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    So far she has 35 members. One (un-named) democrat has shown interest. Some tea partiers who showed up for the first caucus had voted for Obama but are worried about the spending. I think this caucus is a great idea and hopefully will grow and eventually be bi-partisan. There are all kinds of Caucus's. She just mentioned a few. Potato caucus, seafood caucus, boat caucus, biker caucus....so why not a tea party caucus?
    As far as a Tea Party Presidential Candidate, I hope we don't have one. A third party would for sure mean another Dem president in 2012. I think Bachmann loves this country too much to do something like that.
    The Third Party idea would involve some risk. You might think I'm all for that because it gives Obama a considerable advantage. Actually I think we need more than two parties and three in this country. We complain when neither really do what we want. What if there were 4-5 real parties? I don't know who's gonna do it though. The two parties have too much power.

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    Re: Tea Party has their first Congressional Caucus brought to you by Bachmann

    There is no "Tea party" as an official party.


    People who try to capitalize on a "tea party" ticket are either opportunists or democrat plants.
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    Re: Tea Party has their first Congressional Caucus brought to you by Bachmann

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    There is no "Tea party" as an official party.


    People who try to capitalize on a "tea party" ticket are either opportunists or democrat plants.
    Yea democratic plants with life long links to the Republican party hahaah.
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    Re: Tea Party has their first Congressional Caucus brought to you by Bachmann

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Yea democratic plants with life long links to the Republican party hahaah.




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    Re: Tea Party has their first Congressional Caucus brought to you by Bachmann

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Hey you are the one trying to distance the right wing from the Tea party by not only saying it does not exist, but that they are either opportunists or democratic plants.. talk about being paranoid.
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    Re: Tea Party has their first Congressional Caucus brought to you by Bachmann

    The Tea Party isn't a party, yet has local chapters with presidents. Who is president of the Burlington County potato party, seafood party, boat party, and biker party?
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    Re: Tea Party has their first Congressional Caucus brought to you by Bachmann

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Hey you are the one trying to distance the right wing from the Tea party by not only saying it does not exist, but that they are either opportunists or democratic plants.. talk about being paranoid.



    When did I say that? Make crap up often?
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