Bachmann to give her own State of the Union rebuttal
January 21st, 2011
03:21 PM ET
11 years ago

Bachmann to give her own State of the Union rebuttal

(CNN) – Move over Paul Ryan. Michele Bachman is giving her own rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union Address next Tuesday.

While Ryan, the Republican congressman and budget guru, was officially tapped by his party to respond to the president's annual address, Bachmann has a few words of her own she'd like to express.

The Minnesota Republican, who has said she is considering a presidential bid, will broadcast her response to Tea Party activists on the Tea Party Express' website after the president's address. According to the organization, one of the most well known chapters of the grassroots organizations, the conservative firebrand will "take on Barack Obama."

It remains unclear if Bachmann will wait for Ryan's response to wrap up or go head to head with him.

A spokesman for Bachmann did not respond to CNN's request for comment.

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soundoff (68 Responses)
  1. Squealy

    Finally a candidate has surfaced that will make Sarah Palin look like the sanest choice imaginable. If you haven't heard Bachman's rhetoric, look out, for you are in for a wild ride!

    January 21, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  2. cisco4

    Frau Backmanns....advise is for all you people in the USA who have NO health Insurance.. just get yourself to the Emergency room when you are sick... They will take care of you and the USA government will payoff the hospital.. Is that right..... Frau Backmann?..

    January 21, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  3. ThinkAgain

    Run, baby, run! Bachmann is a nutjob of the first order – only a fellow-loon would ever consider voting for her!

    January 21, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  4. S. In California

    Another Looney Tunes character. Thank God 98% of people who vote don't vote for cartoon characters. Go ahead Michele say whatever you want or whatever your base of Klansman want to hear. Most Americans are rational people and we will just simply keep tuning you out.

    January 21, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  5. bob

    This woman is nuts. She is out to "puff" herself up.

    January 21, 2011 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  6. David Wallace

    Remember when Minnesota used to be known for down-home, sensible Midwesterners? What an embarrassment to have this woman representing the state. I would be mortified!

    January 21, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Sigh. Again, I'll poitn out that the "rebuttal" has already been written despite not having even heard the SOTU Address yet. Last I checked, you can't rebut something when you don't know what it says.

    January 21, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  8. sonny chapman

    This will be great: Sanity vs. Insanity. Don't know who will win ?

    January 21, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  9. David

    You MUST be joking (please)

    January 21, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. Oglethorp

    This woman is such a moron. Nobody cares what she has to say. She hasn't had an original thought in her entire life. She needs to put the wheels back on her mobile home load up her Dbagger friends including Sarah P and move to the most northern region in Alaska.

    January 21, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  11. Marko

    Just reread whatever she said before, because she only has about 5 things she repeats over and over. I am sure she will use them in some kind of comparison to the speech and throw in some untruths, which she is so good at.

    January 21, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  12. Al-NY,NY

    She's learned well from Yoda the half-governer from Alaska. Instead of letting the proper person who was selected by the party to give their "rebuttal" (aka rip every word to shreds and compeltely say the opposite), this dimwit is gonna go off on her own and do the "Look at me!! Look at me!!" routine. And the sheep will roar blood lust while she screams her incoherant rantings

    January 21, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  13. Name king

    These repug ain't regret going to Bed with these tea bagging extreme fringe lunatics yet. Well the taste in their mouth will get bitter and bitter as they lose control of these lunatics, as they damage their party to no end. The repugs can't hide behind the dems no more, they have been thrown in the front for all Americans to observe as they fight to control their right wing lunatics, who refuse to follow protocol, now the American people are wondering what they were smoking to put these nut jobs in office. They've been in the house for almost three weeks now and haven't come with policy to create jobs and move this country forward as yet. Instead they've been breaking down the only policy that have been putting America back to work since the travesty their policies caused two years back. Now the main right wing lunatic is leading the GOP into certain election defeat.

    January 21, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  14. Rachel

    If this woman thinks she has a chance at becoming the next President of the United States, she is sadly mistaken. She is way too far to the right for most Americans.

    January 21, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  15. Chris A

    This woman is the best thing next to Palin for Democrats. I hope she never stops talking.

    January 21, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  16. The unsub

    is she looking at the writing on her hand?

    January 21, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  17. OneMoreTime

    Dr. Phil would have a hey day with this woman and her "Buds" (and I don't mean lite).

    January 21, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  18. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Bachmann is the Devil

    Michelle Bachmann is a lunatic and doesn't belong in Congress. Her constitueants must smoke crack for electing her.

    January 21, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  19. pw

    Oh please, I do not want to hear this wrinkle teabagging hag talk. If she came in my neighborhood, with thatthat kinda poison she spew, she will be running for life.

    January 21, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  20. marty rogers

    wow, these women like Palin and Bachmann are going to destroy the republican party. They are embarrassing the rest of us.

    January 21, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  21. David

    Thanks for keeping the Tea Party alive

    January 21, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  22. Thinker

    God, this woman is so stupid. So are the people of Minnesota for electing her. Brain dead morons.

    January 21, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  23. Alert U

    Geez...Pretty soon this lady will march into the White House and declare, "That's it Obama, I am fed up, you're out. I'm taking over now." Meanwhile Baby Doc down in Haiti said, "Wow!” At which Chavez calls up Castro and pondered, “Fellas, we are in deep doo now.”
    Michelle will then announce she will be in charge of America until she sees fit, it is her way forever.

    January 21, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  24. brojake

    why and for what? she sould be with sis SP.some body told her

    January 21, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  25. ThinkAgain

    Is it my imagination, or does that yellow thingy to the right of Bachmann look like a noose?

    January 21, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
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