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Bachmann plans to pick up bar tab for 11,000 CPAC attendees Thursday evening

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Matthew Boyle
Investigative Reporter

In her Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) speech, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, told event attendees she’s picking up a bar tab for a party at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. She said she’s holding it because conservatives deserve time to “party hardy” after the major victories in the recent midterm elections.

After recounting how conservatives “took that big gavel away” from former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as the use of the taxpayer-funded Air Force plane and the “national credit card with no limit or ATM fees,” Bachmann thanked CPAC attendees for victories in the midterm elections. But, she said, 2012 might be the last window of opportunity to repeal Obamacare.

Her speech, the opening keynote at the conservative conference, injected energy into the CPAC crowd as she joked about President Barack Obama’s recent meeting with Chinese president Hu Jintao by saying the American people should really be asking him,  “Hu’s your daddy?” She also poked fun at herself, joking that she checked which camera to look into before her speech, referencing how she accidentally looked into the wrong camera during her Tea Party response to Obama’s recent State of the Union address.

“Someone told me I needed to find the right camera,” Bachmann joked. “Let me see. All you SNL fans, I know where it is and I’m good to go.”

Bachmann also took jabs at former President Bill Clinton, too, when talking about Obamacare.

“President Clinton came out last night and told me that I live in a parallel universe when it comes to my understanding of Obamacare,” Bachmann said. “Do we want to talk about parallel universes? Socialism kills job creation everywhere.”

  • I_Walk_Alone

    OMG… the drinking Ive done at CPAC ;-0
    I hope that “MILF” Rep. Bachmann (R. MN) can keep up with me…
    ;-)

  • dtnmpls

    We already have enough politicians spewing half truths and outright lies out there. All politicians, left and right, spin their comments to support their positions. But cong Bachmann spews soundbites that make no sense and most times have no base in reality.

  • NeoKong

    I love that woman. Why does it seem that all the conservatives with the biggest balls are all women….?
    We need fifty more just like her.

    • GeniousIQ

      “We need fifty more just like her.”

      ——————–

      Head to the nearest mental health hospital and you should have no problem finding 50 more just like her.

      • logic

        Care to elaborate?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Monica-McLaughlin/1270161669 Monica McLaughlin

        Yes you will find 50 more like her supervising the inmates, making sure they get their meds, and generally keeping them from harming society. Kind of like what Cong. Bachmann does everyday in Congress.

      • The_anniebanannie

        “no problem finding 50 more”

        Well,,,,49 + you.

    • I_Walk_Alone

      ;-)