Tea Party Express looks ahead to 2012 at Tax Day rally
April 15th, 2011
07:19 PM ET
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Tea Party Express looks ahead to 2012 at Tax Day rally

(CNN)-Hundreds of local Tea Party groups will join the Tea Party Express as co-sponsors in the first-ever Tea Party Presidential Debate, held in partnership with CNN, according to Amy Kremer, Chairman of the Tea Party Express.

Kremer announced Friday that local Tea Party groups from every state will support the group's first presidential candidate debate while speaking at the Tax Day Tea Party Rally in Tampa, Florida.

"Washington better take notice...this movement is getting stronger," she said.

"Tea Party Express is thrilled to announce today that on September 12th, right here in Tampa, the same city that is hosting the Republican National Convention, we will be partnering with CNN to host the first-ever Tea Party Presidential Debate, with hundreds of local Tea Party groups in every state joining as co-sponsors."

"This is a testament to the power of this movement," Kremer continued.

"We fully expect the next President of the United States to be chosen at this debate."

And the Tea Party Express chairwoman made a prediction about the 2012 presidential election, saying, "The next Republican presidential candidate will have to carry the support of this movement."

"They should know now that we want a true conservative in the White House," she declared.

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soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. Little Tin God

    Wow! She's scary!

    April 15, 2011 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  2. Naomi

    Disturbing. When are the sane people going to be as demanding as these nutsos? Is that frightening woman really making national news right now? IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING ::pinches self::

    April 15, 2011 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  3. jerry

    The Tea Party is growing and will do something about the media and leftist tags the have received...they are tru Americans with a patriotic agenda. We have got to get these powermonger politicians and capitalists out of our pockets and take back this country before they strip it clean.

    April 15, 2011 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |

    I've heard this woman talk before on TV interviews and I can tell you that she's an uninformed idiot in every sense of the word.

    April 15, 2011 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  5. maf

    Any Democrats being invited to the first annual Tea Party Express Presidential Debate???
    If not, it could hardly be called that! More Blahblahblah so that we can all HaHaHa!

    April 16, 2011 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  6. Chris

    I don't know why the Tea Party is so concerned about the 2012 election. Half their members will have passed away within the next 5 years. Have you ever seen one of their rallys? I haven't seen that many grumpy senior citizens since I visited my uncle's retirement home.

    April 16, 2011 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  7. The Greedy Old Pigs are out of touch with reality!

    What a wonderful group of nutbaggers. Taxes are at historical lows and they decide to protest high taxes. Next I expect them to issue a press release that sky is not in fact blue and the sun rises in the west.

    April 16, 2011 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  8. John

    No TEA BAG HACK will ever win a national election....won't happen. But keep on trying I suppose.....

    April 16, 2011 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  9. informed voter

    "The next Republican presidential candidate will have to carry the support of this movement. They should know now that we want a true conservative in the White House," Kremer said. Don't these Tea Party "activists" realize that taxes are lower now than they've ever been in our nation's recent history? How do these so called "patriots" expect to run a country as vast and diversified as America without revenue from its citizens? Why wasn't any of this important to them until we elected our first mixed race president? If they truly wanted a conservative in the White House, they would want a candidate who wants to conserve our environment, conserve our social safety net, and conserve our respectful standing in the world. That candidate would be president Barak Obama!

    April 16, 2011 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  10. MAngeline

    This woman, like Palin and Bachmann, sticks to her talking points when speaking no matter what the question. That's where the resemblance ends though as she is about as unattractive as they come. Guess this is a step forward for the Republicans!

    April 16, 2011 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  11. Diana

    Why is the Tea Party refusing to work with the President to help bring America back to financial health.
    All the Tea Party has done, from day one, is complain, criticize and try to divide the nation.

    April 16, 2011 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  12. w l jones

    I am curious about tea party member and how they travel from place to place. My understanding they do not uses old Indian trails, but modern taxpayer express interstate highways. Again curious.

    April 16, 2011 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  13. diridi

    Tax rally for what....they do not want to pay taxes who make 250k or more.....tax cheats, tax cheats, and tax cheats...nab these guys....o.k....

    April 16, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  14. dlh in Texas

    the tea party will never ever ever put a TP President in the White House. Never

    April 16, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  15. lynn

    Powerful voices that love to hear themselves rant. But how many voters drink their brand of tea? Not me, I prefer a shot and a beer.

    April 16, 2011 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  16. Annie, Atlanta

    Tea Party Express? Isn't that the group that does it for the money?

    April 16, 2011 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  17. Michigan Don

    Now that the Spring storms have begun and wide paths of devastation are being cut right through the heart of GOP'er country, I wonder if these baggers who have been targeted by nature will still hold on to their "Government get out of my life," or if they will be in line to get help from FEMA? I think their self-righteous rehortic will die in the face of their need.

    April 16, 2011 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
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