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Bachmann, Blackburn say they're out of Tea Party Convention

Associated Press
Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) have announced that they will not attend the National Tea Party Convention next month.

Both prominent backers of the tea party movement and were to speak at the event, scheduled for early February in Nashville.

However, their offices released statements this week citing concerns about how funds raised by the convention might be used.

Many tea party activists across the country are boycotting the convention over its $550-per person ticket price and the $100,000 speaking fee being paid to Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential nominee.

The convention is being run by a Tennessee lawyer, Judson Phillips, who has said he hopes to turn a profit on the convention.

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Bachmann is running away from family? She's the convention. I hope she changes her mind. How can she avoid such good company? Rich folks hanging out together. Huge speaker fees. Tea country extravaganza. That's the place to me Michelle. Hahaha! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKumXiN_iok

Posted by: Victoria5 | January 28, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure this has been said... but Bachman says she has ethics?

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | January 28, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

"koolkat_1960 you're nothing, just nothing. Why don't you do something useful like quit using up our oxygen.

Posted by: candyzky"

candyzky, I've seen plenty of your posts. I may be nothing, but you're something -- something like pond scum or maybe dog turds.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | January 28, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

These loud-mouth, simple-minded, self-important woodpeckers are no different than any other "party".

Posted by: jckdoors | January 28, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party faction is clearly run by the wealthy, whose main goal is to escape the public responsibility of paying taxes. They would prefer to pass on debt to the next generation than help us pay down the trillions in debt.
Their greed is even more apparent when they charge concerned citizens to take part in their function. This is not a movement, it is primarily a group of rich Americans who will stop at nothing to keep maintain their hefty bank accounts. Shame on them.

Posted by: jmr862003 | January 28, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Other than whip up the lunatic fringe of the conservative wing into a frenzy, these tea parties serve absolutely no purpose. Who would have though Michelle Bachmann would finally receive a moment of clarity and refuse to be a part of this charade of fools.

Posted by: ecglotfelty | January 28, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party faction is clearly run by the wealthy, whose main goal is to escape the public responsibility of paying taxes. They would prefer to pass on debt to the next generation than help us pay down the trillions in debt.
Their greed is even more apparent when they charge concerned citizens to take part in their function. This is not a movement, it is primarily a group of rich Americans who will stop at nothing to keep their mountains of money for themselves.

Posted by: jmr862003 | January 28, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

It's a shame that the everyday Main street people can't afford a convention because of "Greedy" speakers (Palin) and greedy lawyers who want to turn a profit....

What happened to we the people?

Posted by: lindarc | January 28, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

koolkat_1960 you're nothing, just nothing. Why don't you do something useful like quit using up our oxygen.

Posted by: candyzky | January 28, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

LOL bad day for teabaggers.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | January 28, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

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