Tea Party Star to Rally in Orange County Friday

Michele Bachmann will be at the Orange County Fairgrounds Friday.

Tea party star and Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann is headed to Orange County on Friday for a rally at the O.C.  Fairgrounds.

The rally is free and scheduled to start at 9 a.m. The Republican Party of Orange County is hosting the event and has asked participants to RSVP via its website.

The Minnesota congresswoman is Republican presidential candidate most closely associated with the tea party movement. The Los Alamitos-Seal Beach area is home to the county’s largest chapter of Tea Party Patriots -



What do you think of Michele Bachmann? Does she have what it takes to be the next president?

martin reed September 15, 2011 at 04:04 PM
this woman told her constituents that the census was a govt conspiracy and to not send in their census forms in as much as she is a member of congress, you would think she knows districts are drawn by population based on the census and that if her constituents don't send in their census forms, her district would not exist and she would be out of a job.....the lady is loony tunes
PBC September 15, 2011 at 04:42 PM
Can NOT say am thrilled with Dems but far more dissatisfied with the GOPers these day with the plethoria of seemingly outlandish whack jobs that claimn to REPRESENT 'mainstream' folks ...They dither and blather and do little BUT OBSTRUCT ANY MEASURE that WOULD serve to get our nation on track !! There is NO GOP candidate that could be endorsed let alone voted FOR in their present form !! Family of life long /entrenched GOPers and NONE will partiscipate to continue such UN-representation !!!
met00 September 15, 2011 at 05:45 PM
Gee, as a lifelong Democrat and progressive/liberal, may I state that I feel the same way about my party. If you look at everything President Obama has done, his policies (by action, not words and promises broken) are just slightly to the right of Ronald Reagan. He actually, based on his actions, should appeal to all those "old tyme" members of the GOP (not the 30% of the crazy base that thinks Perry and Bachmann are the norm). As for me, voting for the lesser of the two evils is still a vote for evil. So, with a choice of to the right of Ronald Reagan or the American Taliban, I think I'll go house hunting in Costa Rica.
AMERIKANISCH September 15, 2011 at 07:57 PM
Progressive ideas work GREAt in THEORY BUT ONLY in THEORY. "The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money." Margaret Thatcher
met00 September 15, 2011 at 10:19 PM
FDR created the CCC and WPA putting people back to work. Bad progresisve ideas. The progressive ideas of unions gave us the weekend, sick days, vacations. The progressive ideas gave us Social Security (which is solvent for my lifetime and my kids if the Congress would adjust the cap to the Reagan/Greenspan 20%) and Medicare. Progresive ideas and programs,like the GI Bill and grants to students educated entire generations giving them access to the ability to become the middle class. rom 1940-1960 the middle class experienced the larget period of growth in this country. From 1960-80 it continued to frow, but at a slower rate. Since 1980 the middle class has stagnated and shrunk.Trickle dow voodoo economics trickled American assets to the top 1% and today we have greater economic inequity than the Gilded Age. Bush said his tax cuts would free uop money for investment and jobs, where are they? There are less people working today than when Bush was first appointed. Conservative economic theories have failed. The Chicago School was 100% wrong. Facts don't lie.
tinytom September 16, 2011 at 01:40 AM
Lookn good babe: www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/sep/15/world-banks-flood-markets-with-dollars
Dweezle September 16, 2011 at 09:26 AM
Bachman is a two-faced liar! she talks cutting the government dole, yet she takes hundreds of thousands of government dollars in government subsidies and Medicare payments... !
Joker Joe September 16, 2011 at 07:46 PM
Funding more bailouts will not get us on track. It will raise taxes or cut medicare or social security. What do you do when you need more money? Get another job or cut expenses...?
Joker Joe September 16, 2011 at 07:48 PM
We just lost over 500 million with Obama's funding (US Gov.) of a solar company that he pushed through. Gave them money 5 months ago. They went into bankruptcy Sept. 6th approx. What is worse. Democrat or Republican?
Joker Joe September 16, 2011 at 07:51 PM
Until we admit that Obama is really trying to destroy the American economy we will see large losses. It is not the occasional screw ups of a president but a long term plan to get the infidels. Ask yourselves, how one person can accidentally have unemployment at 10.1 per cent after 3 yrs. in office? How can commodities be at all time highs? How come the bank bailouts have done NOTHING to stimulate business after giving the monies to the the banks at ZERO interest? The Irish-American is destroying this nation!!! And the beating goes on............... Sue Arizona. Leave the borders open. Bow before the Chinese. Desert the Israels.
Joker Joe September 16, 2011 at 07:54 PM
I was theorizing that eventually we'll have "Obama Bucks". You'll have a pen to fill in the correct number of zeros ;-)
Joker Joe September 16, 2011 at 08:11 PM
“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes,” President Obama, September 12, 2008 Beginning January 1, 2013, ObamaCare imposes a 3.8% Medicare tax on unearned income, including the sale of single family homes, townhouses, co-ops, condominiums, and even rental income. In February 2010, 5.02 million homes were sold, according to the National Association of Realtors. On any given day, the sale of a house, townhome, condominium, co-op, or income from a rental property can push middle-income families over the $250,000 threshold and slam them with a new tax they can’t afford. This new ObamaCare tax is the first time the government will apply a 3.8 percent tax on unearned income. This new tax on home sales and unearned income and other Medicare taxes raise taxes more than $210 billion to pay for ObamaCare. The National Association of Realtors called this new Medicare tax on unearned income “destructive” and “ill-advised” and warned it would hurt job creation.
PBC September 16, 2011 at 08:44 PM
Many quick to shove ALL the blame JUSt to Obama...but just WHAT have the GOPs proposed or offered to actualize some relief to ORDINARY folks who are the ones shouldering the costs shoveled onto to US ALL ? Cut more taxes ? Continue the tax cuts for the wealthiest ? Where are the JOBS that those Bush tax breaks for the wealthiest/corporations that supposedly would be OUR benefit ? They have cut our pay,job,basic benefits and surely have stuffed their coffers to overflowing while WE continue to struggle and hold on ...The obstruction that is endless is repusive and far too costly to us ALL...Again, here will NOT support ANY GOP rep for their current representation has been far more harmful than helpful as they attempt to reconoiter a comeback to being holder of THE reins of power and empowerment while disowning their part in the entire fiasco !!
tinytom September 16, 2011 at 08:51 PM
Anybody know how long water remains good for in those Sparkletts 5 gallon plastic water containers if kept in the shade?
Joker Joe September 16, 2011 at 08:57 PM
You have to get real. We are nearing 2012. To blame Bush after Obama has been in office over 2 1/2 yrs. is like blaming George Washington for taxing folks for the civil war. BO promised change!! It changed alright. The highest debt and worse economy ever.... 9.1% unemployment Nationally. Housing value still dropping. If BO could not fix anything he should never of ran for office... Duhhhh Republicans want NO taxes. Do you agree or not with that?
met00 September 16, 2011 at 09:01 PM
Our economic engine is not based on capitalism, but on consumerism. Unless we have a growing middle class spending money, there are no jobs (the wealthy can never spend enough to create the jobs needed). In order to do this (create jobs) the engine of growth must be jump-started. The government can do that by taxing the crap out of the haves and creating programs (CCC/WPA) that put people to work. These people will then spend that money buying things, that will create the need to manufacture things to meet their needs, this creating jobs. But those jobs will have to pay better than the government jobs (CCC/WPA) to entice those people to return to private industry. This increases their income, so they can buy more, thus creating more jobs. This is called Keynesian economics and differs from the Chicago School of economics that we have been following since 1980. That school says that when you allow wealth to concentrate the people at the top will create jobs for those below them (See Reagan "trickle down"). And in fact, when Bush II instituted his massive tax cuts for the wealthy in 2001 his entire speech was sprinkled with Randyian philosophy on how giving these so called "job producers" more money would create more jobs. Unfortunately, after 8 years it was clear that it doesn't work, as there were far fewer jobs after the Chicago School experiment than there were before. Keynesian economics works. Chicago School does not!
Joker Joe September 16, 2011 at 09:01 PM
Bernie Madoff made 5 billion dollars of investors money disappear. Congress made 1.5 trillion disappear..
met00 September 16, 2011 at 09:01 PM
Republican. Thanks for asking.
met00 September 16, 2011 at 09:09 PM
If pigs had wings they would fly. You want to balance the budget? Simple. Eliminate the Bush Tax cuts and end two wars. BINGO. Done and done. And Medicare and Social Security don't get touched at all. Bow, you want to "fund" universal healthcare? No problem. Take Medicare and allow any American to purchase it at cost (just like they do today with private health insurance). Then allow Medicare to negotiate prescription meds prices, or allow for the importation of meds. Amazing... just doing those two things will lower costs (save money) and fully pay for itself. The problem is that it would bankrupt private medical insurance companies and the billions in profits that Big Pharma gets would turn to a comparative trickle (their margins would go from 2500% to a much more reasonable 50%). Hey, how about any company that paid no taxes in any one of the last four years can not get any form of government handout of tax break?
met00 September 16, 2011 at 09:11 PM
Hey, don't just blame the GOP. Like any other addict who continues to abuse, they had a great deal of help and support from the Democrats.
Joker Joe September 16, 2011 at 09:15 PM
met00 Good ideas. I will forward them to Obama and the Democratic senate.... lol Don't hold your breath though.
Jake September 16, 2011 at 09:35 PM
Michele Bachman is an idiot with a microphone. The more she talks the more stupid she sounds. I can't believe that people actually support her. Just goes to show you that some people who vote are either over medicated or have dementia.
met00 September 16, 2011 at 11:00 PM
"Put it all together, and in one fell swoop, President Obama cut taxes by $654 billion in 2011 and 2012 alone. In other words, with this bill President Obama cut taxes by more, in raw dollar amounts, in just half of his term than George W. Bush did over his full first term." Obama, for those that just couldn't get enough Reagan.
tinytom September 16, 2011 at 11:27 PM
The baby boomers have these perceived retirement funds whereas those younger don't.
Dweezle September 17, 2011 at 01:25 AM
I cannot believe that the facts and experiences of the 8 years of Shrub are continually ignored by conservatives. Met00 stated it correctly in his first comment. when the working class is put to work, workers spend. when bailouts are given to bankers, billionaires, and corporations & their CEO's they stick it away and collect more interest. The problem is, the powers that be tend to let Wall Street drive the economy the Dow Industrial average and Fortune 500 means almost nothing to out of work working class masses. Amerikanisch, One of the current success stories in current economics is China RED China not Taiwan, (the forgotten Chinese Republic) and in case you did not know, they are still COMMUNIST thats a bit more left of socialism. They have the most modern aka best infrastructure in the world now. 40 to 45% of their non-agricultural workforce are represented by unions. the working class in China are enjoying a quality of life that American workers enjoyed in the 1950's & 60's. But yes, they are not allowed absolute freedom of religion (and the government is free from religious leader influence). also, they have a strictly monitored and regulated communication network with the outside world. Something our media profit led government is trying to set up in this nation. Who is Margaret Thatcher anyway, Oh yea, I remember, a "has been" Reagan puppet..
Dweezle September 17, 2011 at 01:29 AM
Another point to ponder... What nation has the highest per capita imprisoned population in the world? (Hint) it is not China, Vietnam, North Korea, Cuba, it is the USA! and that number does not take into consideration people on Parole or Probation..
Dweezle September 17, 2011 at 01:40 AM
any member of the GOP is no different than Bachman. the people that voted for them must have been created by Diebold Corp. The right wing supporting corporation that made most voting machines.
Dweezle September 17, 2011 at 01:55 AM
Perhaps YOU forgot the history of the past 2 1/2 years, I agree Obama made way too many concessions to the Party of NO. His compromises made all his policies weak and not workable. I believe voters were duped by the "Tea Party" I believe that they are sick of the 2 party system, where elected officials are more responsive to Deep Pocketed Lobbyists and PACs than to the people that elected them. I believe they thought they would get something other than what they got. I agree with met00 again, it is both parties not just one. Until we get government paid elections and outlaw the payment of cash or perk to any lawmaker by any special interest the electorate will never be served. We will just continue to drink the kool-aid of campaign promises and rhetoric. But of course we will need to get rid of the Bush and Shrub Appointees to the supreme court and remove "person hood" from corporations
met00 September 17, 2011 at 03:56 AM
There are no "Democrats"and Obama is far from being one of them. My Democratic heroes are FDR and Harry Truman. Those were the last two Democrats I think did what was best for a nation, rather than what was best for a corporation. DDE was very tell9ing when he warned of the corporate influence (he referred to it as the Military Industrial Complex) in politics. Today's "corporate party" consists of Democrats and Republicans.They are more interested in kow-towing to the corporate interests that fund their campaigns than they are interested in doing the right thing. Both parties make me sick. But I know that a third party is NOT the answer. The answer is to rebuild the bench of the Democratic party with people that put the interests of the people ahead of the interests of the corporations. That means rebuilding the progressive machines at the local level. From school boards to city councils, from county supervisors to state legislators and senators. If we can build a bench that puts people first, then we can rebuild the Democratic party to again represent the willof the middle class and not the oligarchy.
tinytom September 17, 2011 at 04:43 AM
Maybe the world is due for a deep change?


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