By The Right Scoop


Michele Bachmann’s speech was actually very good, however one major flaw was that she was looking into the Tea Party Express camera and not into the network pool camera. Since most of us saw it on cable news, it was a major disconnect that took much away from the speech.

But after a bit of work I’ve got a pretty good version. I had to synch CNN’s audio of the speech with the Tea Party Express version of the speech because TPE distorts the audio incredibly bad. I know it isn’t a perfect synch, but it’s the best I can do at 1am in the morning.

Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Thanks, you did a great job.

  • Anonymous

    Great blend! I would have never known if you hadn’t said anything.

    Liked what she says, wasn’t thrilled on her delivery, like Sarah, feel like she is reading a bed time story to a 4 year old. Better than Paul, he reminded me of a cartoon character, I think it was on Gumby. He was dry and bland.

    • neko

      “…feel like she is reading a bed time story to a 4 year old.”

      – Agreed

    • Santina35

      @ 22227
      Paul was good, please, he came across honest and believable, it you had a problem with him then you would have had a problem with any republican giving a rebuttal.

      • Anonymous

        You have your opinion and I have mine.

        • Santina35

          the difference is I’m not a troll.

  • Tyler

    I think this so-called “more hardcore” idea of cutting $2 Trillion over 10 years is still mild…just slightly less mild than the “other Rs.”

    I’m barely even hearing it, so it would really jaw-drop me to actually see what we really need. Entire departments going away and austerity measures being put in place now. I think the hardship is inevitable and we need the ripping off of the bandaid now rather than later.

    • Diamondback

      The Tea Party is not one organization. There are several different groups, mostly local, and generally band together informally.

      It’s a true grassroots movement regardless of what Nancy Peeuulosi thinks or says.

      I think Tea Party Express and Tea Party Patriots are two of the largest and most successful operations of national scale.

      • Tyler

        That’s exactly my point though. True fiscal conservatives and freedom lovers were where exactly when they were looking for an “official response?”

    • Jonnyboy

      i put her in charge…BAM!

      • Tyler

        Good for you. Hope it works out for ya. I want my country back…not a doll to speak to me like I’m a child.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for this herculean effort. I was afraid I’d have to miss this very important speech all together.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RonPaulDisciple Robert Timsah

    I like that the Tea Party candidates are giving their own response. In many ways, these responses are probably like therapy for these candidates, lol. But here’s RAND PAUL’s quick response via his Youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0B8–qw1ws

    It’s amazing to me how long Obama’s speech was and how virtually nothing was concrete solutions. The guys a joke. As if we did not know that.

  • http://twitter.com/nickmarschel straw man

    Thanks Scoop for capturing this.

  • Anonymous

    What a work of self-contradiction that speech was. Duplicity, mendacity, self-delusion, and hubris are the president’s hallmarks. Thank God for Ryan and Bachmann, who provided the only honesty and integrity in the evening. I find that I’m missing Keith Olber-grupen-fuerer, though. I think he would have attacked Obama for his ‘moderation’, and it would have been very entertaining.

  • gut_check

    if youre not watching Ron Paul, youre lacking in scope, and you deserve M. Bachmanns elementary dribble.
    we are adults Michelle, you can speak to us like adults.

    • Anonymous

      Ron Paul is not the guy. He just isn’t. He won’t be elected President, no matter how much screaming his supporters do. He doesn’t connect with the majority of conservatives, and for good reason. His stance on the border, the military, and other high-profile issues cuts the legs out from under him. He’s not the guy.

    • http://community.livejournal.com/black_avenger_1/profile Virus-X
      • http://doorwaybuck.com CM Sackett

        Virus, my friend… you KNOW that I am not a ‘supremacist’ of any kind (unless it is the absolute supremacy of Truth, Honor, Character and SPINE ~not to be confused with ‘balls’… any cur dog can have those, if the bone is big enough~). I will freely and gladly state that I do NOT know the ‘whole’ of Ron Paul’s background.

        BUT, what I have seen (from the debates of ’08, and a few ‘Constitutional’ topic interviews people have sent me) I like much of what I heard.

        I don’t know anything about his color inferences over the years.

        …I would and WILL stand against ANY man’s declarations of ‘fit’, ‘worthiness’ or ‘value’ of another man based on something as arbitrary and UN-contributing to Character, or the lack thereof… as his God-given level of TAN.

        But you already know that.

        As Always, my friend ~
        CM Sackett

        • http://community.livejournal.com/black_avenger_1/profile Virus-X

          No, I have no doubt you’re no white supremacist, but Ron Paul and the Paulnuts are a completely different thing.

          The problem with the Paulnut is that he’s allowed a lot of racist writings to be published in his name, through his magazine, none of which he’s refuted. When he really started getting into the spotlight a few years back, this came to light, and he still, in typical cowardly fashion, refused to directly address it. His toadies crawled out from their disgusting, moist, mossy logs and claimed Paulnut didn’t bear any responsibility, and yet they refused to address the fact that he controlled his own magazine, and made no effort to neither repudiate those writers, nor to condemn the statements, themselves. This is on par with Arianna (H.R.) Puffinstuff, who’s magazine is rife with KKK-like bile and hatred against anybody that disagrees with their Peanut Gallery BS, and yet refuses to directly condemn those statements, and make a serious effort to police her own site. Hotair.com (and this site) can get a lot of posts and responses, and as soon as something bad shows up, it’s gone. With HR Puffinstuff, it only disappears if it’s something that can hurt a political candidate, or their own agenda. The Paulnut doesn’t even do that. Then, he famously and gratefully accepts campaign donations from Stormfront, a well-known white-supremacist organization, similar to a skinhead group, dedicated to fostering ideologies of ethnic intimidation and inequality, if not wholesale deportation, or worse. It’s not like he couldn’t have known about these people, and his statement amounted to not much more than ‘hey, it’s money’. No, Ron Paul is an America-hating, conspiracy-theorizing, cowardly, racist, NUT. Ship his dumb ass back to the Soviet Union, with the rest of the paulnuts.

          • http://doorwaybuck.com CM Sackett

            Wherever that mule-pie canon blast hits the breach, know this… I will stand WITH YOU, in the Gap, against it.

            As for Ron, I’ll research him a bit more now.

            A Good Week To Ya,
            Sackett

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5I6HZGCBW4WKG5WWKOQR4CRJRQ Voice of Reason

            It is true that one article was written by a contributor and published in Dr. Paul’s magazine many years ago. That writer was fired and Dr. Paul ceased publishing the magazine shortly after. He has issued statements in which he denounced that article. If you are going to try to slander him, at least get your facts straight.

            The irony of your post is that Dr. Paul is probably the least racist member of Congress. His message of individual liberty knows no color boundaries. Of all politicians, his ideology is most closely in line with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

            Regarding individuals who donate to his campaign, he cannot help that. He never “gratefully” accepted campaign donations from any white supremacy groups. That is another boldfaced lie. Perhaps you should be more concerned with Obama setting a record for receiving the most campaign contributions from a single industry (banking) in the history of the world… and then breaking his own record by receiving more from healthcare.

            Dr. Paul is literally the only member of Congress who supports and defends the Constitution. Coward? He has singlehandedly stood up to the Federal Reserve, the most powerful and corrupt organization in the world. He has also had the courage to challenge the military industrial complex, the most powerful lobby in Washington.

            You make yourself look really bad when you distort the truth, misquote people, and even invent new lies.

    • Santina35

      How did she not speak to you like an adult, and someone in the republican party has to show clearly to Americans how the debt and spending have ballooned under democrats and Obama and how after all that spending unemployment was at 7.8% when Bush left office, (a year into the recession) after democrats and Obama borrowed trillions and promised it wouldn’t exceed 8%, it instead has been over 9% for the last 22 months.

      If you a took poll of Americans you would know how ill informed they are and what great a job the media and democrats are at at keeping them that way.

      Unless we have republicans not sugaring coating and calling out Obama and democrats on what they have done while informing Americans with the facts, we wouldn’t get the public on our side.
      If Obama gets re elected and we can’t repeal the healthcare bill, any hope for a sane fiscal policy will be out the door, America will have to adopt some massive VAT to cover the spending for Obamacare once it kicks in 2013.

      • K~Bob

        Clearly this guy’s Mom used to read him bedtime stories about the national debt, the trouble with socialism, and why more taxes are evil.

        The rest of us poor, dumb schmucks had to learn about it in school. I mean after school, when we got our first job.

        When all they have is ridicule, they have already lost.

      • K~Bob

        Clearly this guy’s Mom used to read him bedtime stories about the national debt, the trouble with socialism, and why more taxes are evil.

        The rest of us poor, dumb schmucks had to learn about it in school. I mean after school, when we got our first job.

        When all they have is ridicule, they have already lost.

  • http://doorwaybuck.com CM Sackett

    KEY for me…

    SHE connected WITH we, The PEOPLE… again and again again.

    She spoke TO US, not at us.

    She declared clearly, joyfully and RIGHTLY, that WE, THE PEOPLE are the Power of our own governance, NOT the servants we send to do our national business (the God who made us, loves us, and gives us opportunity notwithstanding… His rule and sovereignty in the affairs of men are the protective shade under which we move and act and live out our time here).

    And EVERY SINGLE COUNTER-‘Solution’ she presented… empowered US, not the government, OR the gutless-yet-bold unions it is whoring with.

    There is not a single ‘protection’ proffered by these current governments (the last few included) that is worth the dross that fell from the forge of our LIBERTIES, at the Beginning.
    CM Sackett

  • Anonymous

    Great job with the video. I caught most of this last night on Greta and it was disconcerting until I realized she was actually being filmed talking to the Tea Party cameras, then it was OK.

  • Anonymous

    Great job with the video. I caught most of this last night on Greta and it was disconcerting until I realized she was actually being filmed talking to the Tea Party cameras, then it was OK.

  • Anonymous

    My question is…Why was the TeaPartyExpress showing a lefty panel discussion facilitated by Kuhmer prior to Ms. Bachmann’s rebuttal? Man…talk about a talking point shill factory…and dull.

  • Anonymous

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    Sarah Palin will go ‘On the Record’ tonight
    Her first Fox News appearance in over a week
    *
    Gov. Palin will make her first appearance in her role as a Fox News contributor since January 17 on “Hannity” in a segment on Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record” tonight. Here’s the blurb from Fox News Insider:
    More taxes, a deepening deficit and out of control spending! Sarah Palin talks about Obama’s economic agenda with Greta. On the Record — tonight, 10p/1a ET
    That’s 9PM Texas Time, with an encore showing at 12 Midnight.

    h/t: Ron Devito

    – JP

  • Anonymous

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    Sarah Palin will go ‘On the Record’ tonight
    Her first Fox News appearance in over a week
    *
    Gov. Palin will make her first appearance in her role as a Fox News contributor since January 17 on “Hannity” in a segment on Greta Van Susteren’s “On the Record” tonight. Here’s the blurb from Fox News Insider:
    More taxes, a deepening deficit and out of control spending! Sarah Palin talks about Obama’s economic agenda with Greta. On the Record — tonight, 10p/1a ET
    That’s 9PM Texas Time, with an encore showing at 12 Midnight.

    h/t: Ron Devito

    – JP

  • http://community.livejournal.com/black_avenger_1/profile Virus-X

    As a certain movie said: “What we have here is, failure to communicate”.

    The ideals and ideology of the Dalai Obama is an epic fail, and one of the reasons is because he’s completely incapable of communicating those things in ways that the American public will actually buy (not counting the stupid people [liberals]). He claims that the US actually IS an exceptional, historical nation, but never states this, and, in fact, goes through great lengths to state the OPPOSITE, through his actions.

    Michelle Bachmann, on the other hand, makes it very clear that while the US is mired in problems, they are not insurmountable, and they are not going to be solved because of the Great Black Hope (for the literary illiterates: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_White_Hope), but because of the Great American People. You can see she BELIEVES in “of the People, for the People, by the People”, and Obama does not. Whereas he sees himself as the captain at the helm of some sinking ship he’s been saddled with the responsibility of salvaging (salvaging, not saving; it can’t be saved), Michelle believes that the American People can and will solve the problem by properly utilizing the democratic republican governmental structure, and putting the right people into political power.

    Whereas the Dalai Obama just sees the Tea Party as a country club KKK, Michelle sees it as a popular uprising against the government through peaceful, republican means, strictly designed and intended to put the US back on track by pushing the Constitution as the solution, and not the problem.

    The Dalai Obama doesn’t even look like he wants to be there, except when he’s shmoozing and eating lobster bisque at Martha’s Vineyard. Michelle Bachmann clearly looks like she loves her job of being a national politician, representing not only people in her home state, but the rest of the 57 United States, at large, against an over-sized, bloated bureaucracy calling itself a government, encroaching further into peoples’ lives.

    Who seems more presidential?

  • Richardfontaine3

    Well, great job. We have a chance of saving our country this time being led by strong conservative women. I am all for it. Go girls. We have just begun to fight.

    A proud American man.

  • Seven Burke

    anyone else starting to figure out that there are too many goofball women in the TEA movement?

    examples: Sarah “I can see Russia from my backporch” Palin

    and now: Michelle “John Quincy Adams tried to free the slaves” Bachmann

    what is it with these women? why can’t they get their damn facts straight before opening their mouths?

    • http://community.livejournal.com/black_avenger_1/profile Virus-X

      Wow, you’re really uneducated.

      For one, Sarah Palin (who’s probably accomplished far more in her life of national significance, than you have, I’d be willing to bet good money) never said that.

      http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2009/11/18/abc-brings-i-can-see-russia-my-backyard-palin-interview

      Furthermore, President Adams, while maybe not fitting your mold of what an Abolitionist was/should be, WAS anti-slavery:

      http://www.nndb.com/people/370/000026292/

      Quite frankly, you’re full of pap and bulls*it. Your anti-Palin BS is about as vapid and intellectually bankrupt as anything else you’ve probably got to say. The Aleutians are what make up the Alaskan Archipelago, and extend quite nearly to the Russian mainland, butting up against the Russian Commander Islands. So, yes, stupidass, you can see Russia from Alaska, but she never said she could see it from her home, which is nowhere near the Alaskan Archipelago. You’re nothing but yet another useful idiot, spreading lies and casting infantile aspersions against the reputation of someone that is doubtlessly more accomplished and intelligent, than you are. Follow that up with your ignorance of history, and you’re about as historically illiterate as the Dalai Obama, himself. Michelle Bachmann is serving in a job where someone just got shot by Zippy the Nut (http://64.19.142.12/4.bp.blogspot.com/_iKcZ3qcCmyo/R1O_zuScmSI/AAAAAAAADBs/SJz1t1ptrMU/s400/Classic%27%2BZippy%2BT-shirt.jpg). She’s pushing reformation of spurious “entitlements”, the revitalization of the Private Sector and self-reliance. What are you pushing? Oh, yeah: “I R Baboon better than Weasel”. If you can do it better (which I know better), shut up and do it, you unwashed peon.

      Go back to the the Daily Kos, you sexist punk.

    • Santina35

      @ Seven Burke,
      Take hike you troll, Huffington Post losers must be missing your pathetic , non insightful comments, bug off and go back to where you belong.

  • Tdan

    Michelle is speaking to the American people, I’m not sure they can follow her even at a fourth grade level.

  • http://thediamondmind.blogspot.com/ Eddie Blue-Eyes

    LOL! OK… it was a “good speech” except she didn’t know how to look at the camera and it had to be tweaked by you in order to pass muster. Yeah right.

    SMH

  • Montana

    Michele Bachmann is like Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle and Linda McMahon, they are just not right but funny. I especially like the clip of Bachmann saying that the founding fathers abolished slavery, wow, what a liar, not the first or last time that will happen. Does anyone with self-respect real believe her?

    Her response failed to say how we got here from eight years of poor leadership, two wars without end, diminished Civil liberties. Its like she crawl out from under a rock just to complain about our current President. We all know that Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works started the Tea Party, grasroots, please.

  • Wrongo_star666

    Hey, you left out the part where she said that the Founding Fathers ended slavery!

  • Joanssteinberg

    Your presentation shows no knowledge of economics or the financial meltdown and the home mortgage crisis. Why can’t you tell the whole story and not a biased version? Thank President Bush for the beginning of high deficits with off budget financing of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    • K~Bob

      Your post shows no knowledge of economics or the financial meltdown and the home mortgage crisis.

    • Santina35

      You mean high deficit, as in $150 MILLION beginning fiscal year 2007, the year democrats took control of both houses of Congress and the deficit for the last 3 years, 1.3 trillion, 1.4 trillion and 1.5 trillion.

      Do you mean the national debt, of which 75% of the national debt accumulated in this last decade was while democrats controlled both the houses of Congress.

      And people were commenting on why Bachmann used charts and spoke slowly, Joanssteinberg is why, Idiots like him are too many in America, using misinformation to win power, which sadly they have succeed too many times, 2008 election just the latest example.

  • Mark G

    Reminds me of the camera angles they played with Palin. Remember the view from behind her red high-heeled legs during a speech framing the eager college boy on the front row. And then there was the woman hired by the magazine to produce the pictures of McCain, who labored diligently to bring out his worst features with shadow (and the magazine published it on its cover). It is no longer the power of the pen, but the power of the lens. Surely CNN/PBS would have known their angle would be poor. Perhaps there was little they could do about it once it started. However, it is inexcusible that the TeaParty should maintain that version on their website (my opinion). The visual completely overpowers the content. Thank you for rendering the correct version and making it available. This is at least credible. Unfortunately, the PBS version will follow Bachman around forever and has effectively become her political glass cieling. I like her. She’s good for the nation. She’s unelectable. To overcome it, she has to embrace it and parady herself. I won’t say it can’t be done.

  • http://nursetom.com Nursetom

    This is indeed a scathing indictment; however, it begs the question, “Why did it take the Republican congresswoman and former Congressman Ernest Istook of Oklahoma two years to uncover and expose the pre-funding of 105 billion dollars?” It seems that the chickens are coming home to roost after all. The Democrats stole Uncle Sam’s car and took it for a joy ride while the Republicans were asleep at the gate. And now Ms. Bachmann cries, “Fowl!”