Bachmann to give her own State of the Union rebuttal
January 21st, 2011
03:21 PM ET
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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. Shari from Madison

    Here we have another dingbat who, if she had the chance, would burn an effigy of President Obama. All this woman seems to say is hatred. She seems to only care about herself and the people who have paid for her. Her ideas are, for the most part, idiotic in the extreme. I don't hate all the tea party as they have some good hard working people, but they seem to not care about those who literally cannot fend for themselves.

    January 21, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. Robert

    I am guessing her favorite coffee is Chock Full O'Nuts, to match her brain.

    January 21, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  3. al in memphis

    I think we all know what she is going to say, so she can do her rebuttal today, tomorrow, anytime before the President speaks. Everybody is power hungry these days. I 'm suprise all of the potential GOP canidates don't have some type of pre and post rebuttal gig setup. Netxt up, Pailn, Romney, Miss Gov, Louisiana Gov, Texas Gov, Hannity, etc

    January 21, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  4. AZ Dem

    LMAO!!! Her and Palin are the jokes that just keep on giving. Its one thing to be a tea party extremist but its funny that the national GOP won't give Bachman or her ilk the time of day...the Republican presidential primary is going to get UGLY I can see it now.

    January 21, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  5. Clyde

    More looney tunes from the extreme right. Maybe she should get Christine O'Donnell to do a joint rebuttal with her.

    January 21, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. TM

    Bachmann has already proven that she can't argue her way out of a wet paper bag. Why would any intelligent person listen to her drivel?

    January 21, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  7. AJ Igel

    She's either hugely ego driven, or she's wanting to run for president. Personally, I think its a bit of both. That said, if I see her on the GOP ticket with Palin, I'll know that the Mayans were right about 2012.

    January 21, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  8. malcolm in St Louis

    why do those people in MN keep sending her back to Washington. She is an embarrassment to what is normally though of a rational place.

    She is more like someone from MS or AL.

    January 21, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. M

    Good. Let the lunatic talk all she wants. She'll give the American people ample evidence of what they'll get if any of them are dumb enough to vote for her in 2012. And I do so hope that both she and Palin run in 2012. We all need a good laugh.

    January 21, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  10. coded-o

    Michelle Bachman is like a rock chained on to America's foot. While the country strives to move forward her and her Tea Party stalwarts are busy holding it back based on hatred and denial.

    January 21, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  11. Patrick

    Bachman is just as delusional as Palin, or Sharon Angle. That she is speaking through the "Tea Party" website is proof enough of her extreme attitude. Once again the repugnicans have nothing new, just more blather.

    January 21, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  12. Scott

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! This is hilarious!! Bet the Republican Leadership is going to looooove this!! I make a prediction now. Sarah P. is going to run for the Republican Nom for President.....and she's going to loose, instead of humbly admitting defeat she's going to turn and ask Loony Tune Bachmann be her running mate as an "Independent" Tea Party Candidate....thus splitting the party in Nov. 2012. You will see an Election like you did in 1992.......good luck Republicans.

    January 21, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  13. Joe S

    What were the people of Minnesota thinking about when they reelected this nut? She is a perfect example of why most Americans have such a poor opinion of Congress. Let Bachman and Palin continue their vitriolic remarks until the next Presidential election. This could only enhance Obama's reelection chances, and put more Democrats in Congress.

    January 21, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  14. Lynne

    Why am I not surprised? It seems to me that she has little respect for anyone, why should we think she would have respect for her own party? This "I'm going to do my own rebuttal is a great big "screw you" to the Republican leadership! I'm starting to think that all of their in fighting is only going to weaken their plan to make President Obama a one term president.

    January 21, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  15. Ken in Maryland

    Oh good. The one Republican battier than Palin wants to talk to a national audience. I wonder what idiotic comment will come out of her mouth this time. I really hope she runs for pres...

    January 21, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  16. Quite the Pundint

    What a lot of ill-informed comments. Virtually everyone posting above refers to Rep. Bachmann as crazy or stupid. The fact is that she's very bright and knows what needs to be done to get this country back to where it needs to be, particularly regarding Obama's nationalized healthcare scam. None of you have can coherently present your point of view, so you resort to attacks, and spew what you've been fed by a media that is almost totally in Obama's pocket. Educate yourselves and wake up, you bunch of sheep.

    January 21, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  17. Jason

    She'd make a great president. I hope she runs in 2012.

    January 21, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  18. bigsue87

    isn't minnesota the state that elected al franken? they are clueless on both sides of the aisle!

    January 21, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  19. udontsay

    She seems drunk on her own ego and then chased it with a shot of crazy. How do these people get elected? How can someone who doesn't know the purpose of the census get elected to Congress? How can someone who doesn't know that Africa is a continent become governor of a state?! I guess show and snappy sound bites are more important than knowledge and intellectual curiosity.

    Is this just American culture or is this universal around the world I wonder?

    January 21, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  20. Tony in Maine

    The woman is mad I tell you, mad.

    Bachmann and Palin in 2012!

    January 21, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  21. Adalbert

    This bimbo is definitely mentally ill.

    January 21, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  22. NVa Native

    This is insulting – there are woman of real substance in the Repub party and their "base" only focuses on the lunatic fringe bimbos. And the most sleazy and "off-the-wall" hypocrites of the men get praise and notoriety?!
    What has happened to the Repub party – how has it turned in to this perverse creep show?

    January 21, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  23. Sad

    What a nasty group of people. How sad that we can't get past vitriol and name calling. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. "Tolerant" indeed.

    January 21, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  24. Kansas Joe

    I can offer one positive thing about Michelle, her teeth and nails are outstanding.

    January 21, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  25. JLR

    I like Bachmann...her head whistles when the wind blows through it. It's kind of eery.

    January 21, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
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