CPAC: Bachmann sets high goal
February 10th, 2011
10:14 AM ET
11 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."

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soundoff (92 Responses)
  1. Little Tin God

    We are sooooo screwed!!

    February 10, 2011 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  2. ART

    Sarah Palin does not have anything on this dumb **s, I cannot believe this woman graduated law school and is still so ignorant and retarded and closed minded.

    February 10, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  3. Tammy Lambert

    Does someone need to tell her this is not a competition. This is not a game. She is insane

    February 10, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  4. BrianInMesa

    I almost wish the GOP would win all three. I think that would be their end. They can not govern. They only complain. Their ideas only really appeal to the fringe. Look at the GOP cuts – decrease the deficit on the backs of the poor and middle class. Did anyone see a tax increase on the rich? Did they identify any corporate welfare cuts?

    February 10, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  5. th

    Bachmann is a nut job. I am from MN

    February 10, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  6. Diesel

    Take back our country from the party who drove the Greatest Country in the world into the Great Recession.
    Lets take back all tax breaks that allowed all are job to be diminished, and make the most wealthy be able to buy thier positions (ie. Rick Scott) and then impovish the middle class and below poverty classes with burden, only to please the power hungry ( oil, gas, drug pharms, corporations) for more $$$$.
    I agree lets take our country back to a time where other Nations looked up to America. Not laugh at out politics, and plot to harm us because of ignorant decesions our leaders have made in the past.
    But you are part of the problem congresswoman, you and your party caused these enormous problems and I don't hear any solutions comming from your Party . Everything is just talking points, and when researched proves to be false or exagerated.
    Your numbers don't add up, and I think your time is just about up.
    We Need Intelligent People to Run our Great Nation. Not Narrow minded people looking out for thier corporate buddies like Koch bros, and ilk.
    There is a difference between Creating jobs and Slave labor for the Middle Class. Governing, and Imposing your Beliefs, Bulls- and Truth.

    In other words ........
    You are NOT Qualified.

    February 10, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  7. Joshua Ludd

    They had all three for 6 years... and just look what they did with it. Did they improve our economy or cut our debt? No, they tanked our economy and exploded our debt to record levels with a President who never met a spending bill he didn't like and actually set a new record for time in office without vetoing anything.
    The lesson is: Vote Republican if you like a horrible economy, big government, and big debt.

    February 10, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  8. Sniffit

    She also, of course, played up that inaccurate "socialism" nonsense too, saying Obama "ushered in socialism." Ridiculous. Keep it coming though CNN...lord knows the only thing important in the world right now is reports on the latest repeat-and-assimilate prayer meeting for a bunch of undereducated, misinformed, ideologue ne'er-do-wells who have gathered to be told what they want to hear and uncritically accept it.

    February 10, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  9. lynn

    Just what this country needs, a shrill Tea Party female. Michele Bachmann is just a cheap copy of Palin.

    February 10, 2011 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  10. Four and The Door

    It's only 3 months after the elections when America told the Federal Government in no uncertain terms to get control of runaway spending and what do we read about? Obama out shopping for bullet trains and talking about the federal government going into the wireless communications business.

    Republicans will absolutely capture the Senate and the Administration in 2012. The Democrats need to go to at least 8 years of spending rehab before we ever let them near our national credit card again. They are incapable of listening to Americans.

    February 10, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  11. michaelam

    Whackaloon alert!

    February 10, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  12. Nancy5545

    Some people just don't get it.

    February 10, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  13. FactCheck

    Dingbat season is upon us, oh yeah baby.

    February 10, 2011 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  14. Pretzel Logic

    She's fairly indicative of the lunacy that pervades the Conservatives. She'll go over big with the Fox News Iowa Republican focus group crowd, i.e. nutcases.

    February 10, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  15. Rosalies Boy

    I don't get it. Take the country back from whom? No matter what the politics are, everybody wants only the best for out country. Taking the country back from those who are trying to make it great? As great as they themselves want to make it. No.... don't take the country back, make a decision to work with the opposition to make it a great country once again.

    February 10, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  16. Frankie

    God love the Republicans. They elect good looking "cheerleaders" as heads of their movement. Sarah Palin. Michelle Bachmann. Two good looking women with the ear of the Republican party. Too bad they are both airheads. Keep it up girls. You two may personally guarantee a second term for Obama

    February 10, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  17. gary Goodwin

    Listen up dummy.Not happening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 10, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
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