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Bachmann to keynote California GOP

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Monday, July 25th, 2011 at 12:58 pm in 2012 presidential election, Republican Party.

Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann

Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will keynote the fall California Republican Party convention in Los Angeles, party Chairman Tom Del Beccaro announced today.

That ought to drive up dinner ticket sales. Bachmann is drawing crowds around the country as Republicans nationwide search for a nominee capable of taking on Democratic President Barack Obama next year.

Bachmann’s appearance in the blue state of California might confuse some folks. But it is a good deal for the party and Bachmann: The party attracts attention and attendees, while the candidate collects contributions. California is traditionally an ATM for candidates of both parties.

Read on for the email the California GOP sent out:Dear (Name deleted):

I have some exciting news – Michele Bachmann is coming to L.A. Live on September 16th to help the California Republican Party kick off its Fall Convention!

Rep. Bachmann, a favorite at Republican gatherings around the country and one of the leading GOP presidential candidates in 2012, has agreed to be our keynote speaker at the Friday night banquet at the California Republican Party fall convention in Los Angeles this September.

Elected in 2006, Michele is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota. She’s a leading advocate for tax reform, a staunch opponent of wasteful government spending, and a strong proponent of adherence to the Constitution, as intended by the Founding Fathers.

This is a great opportunity for the CRP to hear from one of the most exciting leaders in our party. Congresswoman Bachmann is a dynamic speaker, and her pure energy and vibrancy will be a big hit with our delegates.

Be sure to save the date – Friday, September 16th – and book your hotel rooms at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live right away by going to the CRP Fall Convention website HERE. Registration for the event will begin in mid-August. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

All the best,

Tom Del Beccaro

CRP Chairman

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  • rew

    Bachman is big publicity hound, constantly on TV, no record of acheivment in Congress whatsoever, spends all days primping and preening for Hanity show. Bachman a big bag of hot air, prone to Yogi Bera like malapropisms. If he Cal Republican party thinks it’s a coup to have this windbag as key note speaker they are in a lot of trouble.

  • Elwood

    She sounds a lot like Barack Hussein O’bummer!

    He’s in way over his head, too.

    See David Brooks column in today’s CCTimes pointing out O’bummer’s childish, petulant behavior and what a ****head he is.

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/opinion/ci_18552655?nclick_check=1

  • Elwood

    Try this link for David Brooks’ column pointing out what a childish, petulant ****head O’bummer is.

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/opinion/ci_18552655

  • John W

    I like Brooks and saw this piece earlier. His observation that the “old pros” in Congress have taken the ball and will work things out seems a tad optimistic, just like his July 21st column that was headlined, “The Grand Bargain Lives.” In this piece, he says the prez “lost his cool.” Of course, there is always another perspective.

    Here are some quotes:

    Speaking of the House Republicans, “If you ask them to raise taxes by an inch in order to cut government by a foot, they will say no. If you ask them to raise taxes by an inch to cut government by a yard, they will still say no.”

    Speaking of the House Republicans’ willingness to default and not pay all of the government’s obligations, “The members of this movement have no sense of moral decency.”

    Finally, “If the debt talks fail, independent voters will see that Democrats were willing to compromise but Republicans were not. If responsible Republicans don’t take control, independents will conclude that Republican fanaticism caused this default. They will conclude that Republicans are not fit to govern. And they will be right.

    Those quotes are all from David Brooks column of July 5th.

  • Elwood

    O’bummer is in way over his head.

    He’s the only one in the room who is not a grownup.

    Hopefully, after 1/20/13 he can become a “black leader”.

  • Elwood

    Huffington Post points out O’bummer is full of ****.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-baker/debt-ceiling-housing-_b_911342.html

  • Elwood

    Obama on Recession: ‘Less Money Coming In,’ So We Had to ‘Spend Even More’
    Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-recession-there-was-less-money-com

  • John W

    Well, Elwood, a looksee at the electoral map suggests a strong likelihood that you will get your 1/20/13 wish. Now, do tell, what is your prognostication as to who will be taking the oath and saving the country — and probably making an urgent request to raise the debt ceiling, which the House and a new GOP Senate majority will quickly approve with no strings attached after ranting how it’s all Obama’s fault; or should we say “default.”

  • Elwood

    It really makes no difference to me who takes the oath next as long as it’s ABO. (Anybody But O’bummer)

    I have no favorite in the Reep cavalry charge.

    I think a challenger in the dimmiecrat primary would be wonderful, but that’s extremely rare. Should it happen it would probably be some idiot like Dennis Kucinich or Sheila Jackson Lee.

    Also, if memory serves me correctly, when this mess is resolved and O’bummer signs the bill to raise the debt ceiling it will be the fourth time he has done so in his brief reign.

  • John W

    Re: #9

    You’re right about this being the fourth time for Obama on the debt ceiling. If he keeps it up, he’ll be on pace to match Reagan’s 17 times during his administration. GW Bush went to the well “only” 7 times, cuz he didn’t have to start until he had first wiped out Clinton’s surplus.

  • John W

    Re: #6 and 7

    Elwood, that’s very creative of you to use the comments of a progressive economic policy think tank leader (not Huff Post) and a right wing “news” service (known as “Conservative News Service” until the name change) to ridicule Obama’s Monday night remarks on the causes of the deficits. But they don’t support your conclusions about Obama’s economic policy.

    As for CNSNews, I just say, consider the source.

    As for the former, perhaps you didn’t read Dean Baker’s (not Huff Post’s) commentary that you linked. It bashes Congress, not Obama. His point is that the recession is the primary source of the huge deficits, which is hardly inconsistent with what Obama said.

    Baker’s argument with Obama was that the prez also attributed the deficits to tax cuts, war spending and the prescription drug program. Baker notes that Bush’s original deficit projection for 2009 (made in Jan 2008) was about $200 billion, even with the tax cuts, wars and drug program. He goes on to say it morphed into a $1 billion plus deficit budget for 2009 due to the recession that began in late 2007 and progressed from there into the Great Recession. So, his comments hardly agree with your apparent view that we are in this situation due to an Obama spending binge. His point is that we should be spending MORE, to jumpstart the economy.

    I strongly disagree with Baker’s observation that, until the recession, Bush’s projected $200 billion deficit indicates that we had things under control. He totally ignores the fact that the projected deficit was that “low” solely because of the real estate bubble economy.

  • Elwood

    “For the last decade, we have spent more money than we take in. In the year 2000, the government had a budget surplus. But instead of using it to pay off our debt, the money was spent on trillions of dollars in new tax cuts, while two wars and an expensive prescription drug program were simply added to our nation’s credit card.

    As a result, the deficit was on track to top $1 trillion the year I took office. To make matters worse, the recession meant that there was less money coming in, and it required us to spend even more.” –O’bummer

    “This is simply not true. In its budget projections from January 2008, the last set before the impact of the collapse of the housing bubble was clear, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected a deficit of just $198 billion for 2009. This is less than one-fifth of the “on track to top $1 trillion” figure that President Obama gave in his speech. This is a serious error. One trillion is a much bigger number than $198 billion.

    This difference is central to the budget debate. People can argue that the $198 billion deficit projected for 2008 was too large. But it would be absurd to claim it was out of control or represented any remotely serious threat to the nation’s solvency. In fact, over the five years 2003-2007 the country’s debt to GDP ratio was virtually unchanged, meaning that the country could run deficits of the same size (relative to the economy) literally forever.” –Baker

  • Elwood

    CNS News was formerly known as Cybercast News Service.

    And in an internet populated with the likes of Huffy Post, Daily Kommie, Moron.org and Dummie Underground, what is wrong with a Conservative News Service, anyway?

  • John W

    Re: 12,

    There’s no disagreement between Obama and Baker (or anybody else who looks at the facts) that the recession and associated declining revenue (lowest % of GDP in decades) sent the deficit into the stratosphere. If the $198 billion pre-crash projected defict mentioned by Baker had occurred in a real economy, I would agree with him that it didn’t present a solvency problem. However, that projected smaller deficit (a) never happened in reality and (b) assumed that the real estate/financial deriviatives speculation bubble economy would keep on kickin’, all indicators to the contrary.

  • John W

    Re: #13

    Yes, CNSNews was formerly known as “Cybercast News Service” (dumb name). However, my understanding is that it was “Conservative News Service” before that and that “Cybercast” replaced “Conservative” to disguise its bias.

    To your question, there is nothing wrong with a conservative, liberal, libertarian, socialist or whatever service on the internet. It’s fine when they interpret and evaluate facts through the prism of their own political philosophy. But it’s not “news.” Unfortunately, too many people just go to these sources (the ones that reflect their own views). They never look at an opposing view. And, worst of all, they never look at “mainstream” news sources that at least try to be objective, dismissing them as “lamestream” media.

  • Elwood

    @ John W

    Well, it could be worse. (and is)

    Many young liberals get all their news from The Daily Show.

    Anyone who looks at Huffy Post, Daily Kommie, Moron.org and Dummie Underground or CNS News without figuring out what they’re all about shouldn’t be allowed to run around loose.

  • Denise

    This woman is a nut! But boy am I glad she is running and running Romney another fool in the ground. My cat Hardy could beat Bachman

  • Elwood

    Go Hardy!

    Go Vince Gill!