Tea Party Caucus membership declines under Queen Bachmann

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Bachmann leads a shrinking Tea Party Caucus.
So much for a movement sweeping through the halls of Congress: Since Michele Bachmann founded the House Tea Party Caucus last summer and declared herself Receptacle in Chief, it has actually lost members.

The Hill reports that the caucus now has 50 members -- all Republicans -- which is fewer than the 52 who were members in the 111th Congress.

None of them are from Minnesota.

Maybe they all watched Bachmann's embarrassing Tea Party response to Barack Obama's State of the Union speech and thought, wow, we're following her?

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What was she looking at?
The caucus met for the first time this session yesterday, and only 30 members showed up -- 11 of them freshmen: Reps. Sandy Adams (Fla.), Tim Huelskamp (Kansas), Stephen Fincher (Tenn.), Vicky Hartzler (Mo.), Mick Mulvaney (S.C.), Dennis Ross (Fla.), Marlin Stutzman (Ind.), Tim Walberg (Mich.), Rich Nugent (Fla.), Joe Walsh (Ill.) and Allen West (Fla.).

Three other Republicans who joined the caucus last year have yet to drink the tea this year, claiming scheduling and time management issues: Reps. Paul Broun (Ga.), Walter Jones (N.C.) and Cynthia Lummis (Wy.).

They've got better things to do, apparently.

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Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Allen West hum, Isn't he black?

Shhhhh Kirk, your upsetting the herd! We liberals have lied to the people so they now think ALL TEA Party Members are rich middle aged white racists.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

More of the lame stream media am I right people? Kirk makes an excellent point here. How can anyone say the tea party is racist when 2% of the members of the house tea party caucus are Black. Case closed! Any questions? When will you dumb liberals learn to shut up!

Zorromcgee
Zorromcgee

Kirk-I would use the word 'lies" carefully in any response to an article about MB-since she has either lied or spoken ignorantly so often that it is difficult to tell which she is doing!

Caa Caba
Caa Caba

try putting down your kool aid and open your eyes to what your supreme being is doing to our country.

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