CPAC: Bachmann sets high goal
February 10th, 2011
10:14 AM ET
4 years ago

CPAC: Bachmann sets high goal

Washington (CNN) - Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann of Minnesota used her keynote address at CPAC to issue a charge to the ever cheering crowd: "Win the Triple Crown."

"We need to win the Triple Crown in 2012, which is holding onto the House, winning a conservative Senate and oh yeah baby, winning the White House," the Minnesota Republican congresswoman said.

"We must make Barack Obama a one-term president" was the line that received a standing ovation and the biggest round of applause.

She congratulated the group for prying "that big gavel out of Speaker Pelosi's hands," but said a conservative Senate, not just a Republican Senate is the next necessary accomplishment because "your future is personally tied into the results of the next election."

"After this weekend we need to start focusing on step two of taking the country back," Bachmann said. "As much as we're patting ourselves on the back this weekend, now it's step two."


Filed under: CPAC 2011 • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (92 Responses)
  1. rusty155

    Michele Bachmann a Saran Palin want a be, both UNQUALIFIED to run for President. And the Tea party Is nothing but two Koch brother trying to control the GOV. Get enough dumb people In the House and Senate and the White house the Koch brother can tell them how to vote and want to do. The American people better wake up or you going too have no right in this country what so ever. You will have too have a Million dollar or more. The Tea party and the Republican party only worry about the Very Rich, Big Business and Wall Street. They don't care about the middle class or the poor. The Tea Party keep saying we got took take America back, but aren't we all America In the first place so who we taking It back from are self. Use to be a Republican, now a Independent voter.

    February 10, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  2. Aaron

    It's like the woman was possessed by Palin. Nothing really to say, just criticism, and hollow cheerleading.

    February 10, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  3. RGTex, Houston, TX

    While that may be possible, you might want to do the Republicans a great favor by hiding and keeping quiet under that rock.

    The more you & Palin show your true selves, the less likely the GOP will get anything.

    February 10, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  4. Me

    She is truly very unrepresentative of Minnesota. It's just very unfortunate for us that most of our kookier residents reside one district. We are so hoping someone will defeat her.

    February 10, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  5. mbays

    Did you notice that CPAC is sewed into the Amercian Flag behind Backmann? The GOP trulty believes their the party of real Americans.

    February 10, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  6. A keen observer

    Bachmann and Palin: the gift that keeps on giving!

    February 10, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  7. ingrid

    Ugh. She represents much of what is wrong with the GOP

    February 10, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  8. Marie MD

    Her only goal in life is to detrone the other bimbo fro AK! She was calling for a revolution against the government just last Summer!
    Thanks ton idiots from MN who voted for her to come back? Not sure who is worse!!

    February 10, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  9. geecee

    Well, good luck with that, you Hate Monger! Such high political aspirations, huh, and you think this Country will follow you down the toilet? Not going to happen.

    February 10, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  10. jen

    Make Obama one time President? in your wildest dreams, what a moron she is...Obama 2012

    February 10, 2011 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  11. Video Guy

    I am so ashamed to have been born in Minnesota and know people who think this lady has a brain.

    February 10, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  12. chutchin

    Whackjob. Total and complete whackjob.

    February 10, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  13. Future expat

    This isn't about your team winning, you dumb lady.

    February 10, 2011 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  14. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Congratulations on your hate speech because that's all Bachmann has to offer and we can hear that same speech from the Taliban or al Queda.

    February 10, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  15. terence

    No chance if your gonna put up a nit wit like palin or huckleberry hound.

    February 10, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  16. Roscoe

    Could we package up Bachman, Palin, Rush, Glenn, and their followers and make a deal with Todd Palin to have Alaska secede and take them all their to create their utopia?

    February 10, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  17. Anonymous

    When is the Tea Party or the Republican party going to do something? Thus far, we only heard about denying abortion rights and sexual scandal.

    February 10, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  18. Real Patriots Do MORE than Salute the flag, They educate themselves

    Current run rates suggest an oh for three for the tea!!
    Psst Michelle, camera is over there.
    LOL @ Tea Party.

    February 10, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  19. TM

    Yeah, because it worked SO well the last time the republicans won the "triple crown". We had an incompetent frat boy spend his first year mostly on VACATION, IGNORING warnings about terrorists, and a subservient "Bush can do NO wrong" congress, that spent more than any 'liberal democrat" congress ever dreamed of. And then the "fiscally responsible" republicans deregulated the banks and investment houses so much that the money bandits had a free pass to nearly DESTROY our economy! Is Bachmann SO STUPID as to think that we have FORGOTTEN the political malfeasance of her party the LAST TIME it was in control of everything?!

    February 10, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  20. carrotroot

    "We must make Barack Obama a one-term president" really??? Where on the ladder of the importance is creating Jobs? Apparently it must not be on the radar.

    February 10, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  21. GI Joe

    Get rid of her and the entire government IQ will go up 30 % - she and Palin sure drag own the female reputations for intelligence. Get rid of 'em.

    February 10, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  22. blarkin

    When the democrates held all 3 levels of government the GOP siad that such power lead to corrution no matter who held it,sorry i forgot that history not congresswoman Bachmanns specialty.

    February 10, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  23. Uncle Bully

    How about a Palin/Bachmann Repub. ticket in 2012? The entertainment value would be priceless.

    February 10, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  24. michael

    LMAO – Bachman has done zero but babble on abour death camps and a 100 other sensless rants – I hope she runs and gets the tea party to vote for her because the other 70 of america has common sense

    February 10, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  25. Dean

    How could anybody aspire to be a Sarah Palin wannabe. "and oh yeah baby"? sounds like Sarah. That kind of talk is SO presidential. Right?

    February 10, 2011 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
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