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Crowd Goes Wild for Bachmann at RightOnline (A Twitter Stream)

 
 
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MINNEAPOLIS--I'm pressed for time between the RightOnline morning plenary and a panel on which I'm sitting at Netroots Nation (led by Amanda Marcotte, and featuring David Neiwert, Sarah Posner, David Holthouse and Jesse Taylor on the topic of mainstream media narratives on right-wing extremism).

RightOnline is a counter-conference to Netroots presented by the Americans For Prosperity Foundation, which is chaired by David Koch. The big speakers in this morning's session were Michelle Malkin and GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

Given the time thing, I thought I share a few tweets with you from my time at RightOnline, and catch up on the actual writing a bit later. If you like what you see, please follow me on Twitter: @addiestan

Tim Phillips

AFP Prez Tim Phillips blames gas prices on Obama; Arab revolutions hv nthing to do w/it; "unrest in Middle East for yrs." #RO11 #RWex

FYI - #RWex = right-wing extremism.

Tim Phillips: "We want to be good stewards of the environment...but we need cheap, abundant energy." #RO11 #koch #kochindustries #RWex

Tim Phillips describing AFP as the RW antidote to public employee unions and "radical environmentalists." #RO11 #koch

T. Phillips: Americans For Prosperity now has 32 state chapters (me: w/lotsa dough). You payin' attention, progressives? #RO11 #koch

Tim Phillips/AFP to crowd: the Wisconsin call ctr is open (in the hotel where they're meeting). Gonna miseducate Wisconsinites #RO11 #koch

RT @gmo418@addiestan he admits to being astroturf pinkerons of the koch boys, proud day

Tim Phillips/AFP to crowd: the Wisconsin call ctr is open (in the hotel where they're meeting). Gonna miseducate Wisconsinites #RO11 #koch

Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin to kick off RightOnline plenary. #RO11

Malkin gets standing ovation. Opens w/Weiner joke. Hope AW is happy. #RO11

Malkin describes Netroots attendees as "Soros-funded flying monkeys." #RO11

RT @nathanhjb   I'm so hot with wings...//

RT @ Nolan
We've never got a dime from soros/OSI

Malkin sez she turned 40; felt old, but #RO11 is "my fountain of youth." (shorter MM: Because everybody here is so much older than me.)

RT @daveweigel
Malkin weirdly attacks media for covering Palin: "a conservative woman who can't take a trip without people following her." #RO11

aterkel
Malkin makes fun of white liberals for calling her racist. 99% white crowd at #RO11 laughs.

Last night keynote: Breitbart. This AM: Malkin. A sneerfest of name-calling nastiness; somehow amounts to moral superiority. #RO11 #koch

RT @Pam_Spaulding  #ro11 michelle malkin: "spurned Obama lovers conference" reference to #nn11 http://t.co/B2CZQEH

Malkin suggests Breitbart start site called "Big Balls." (I suggest "Big, Bad, Beautiful Breitbart," b/c his speeches are all abt him. #RO11

Malkin: Grassroots conservative movement needs "soul." Me: And its astroturf leaders need to reclaim theirs from #koch , et al. #RO11

RT @daveweigel
All about FOURSQUARE! WOO! RT @aterkel: Michelle Malkin: "Blogging is not new media anymore." #RO11

Malkin calls NYT judicial reporter L. Greenhouse biased b/c she marched for choice, and lawyer husband petitions for Gitmo detainees. #RO11

If Linda Greenhouse hs 'conflict of intrst' per Malkin, what abt WSJ's Stephen Moore's $135,000+ spkg fees frm AFP? http://tinyurl.com/3n6l3d9 #RO11

Guy sitting in front of me screaming "Hell, yes" and "Hell, no" in a kinda maniacal way. #RO11

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck special video message playing to RightOnline crowd. #RO11

 

Glenn Beck thanks crowd for putting fear into the heart of Van Jones & Geo. Soros. Funny, Van doesn't really look too scared. #RO11

Glenn Beck thanks crowd for putting fear into the heart of Van Jones & Geo. Soros. Funny, Van doesn't really look too scared. #RO11

Beck does bad Soros imitation, which sounds like Boris Badenov. #RO11

 

Oops -- Beck video cut off abruptly. #R011

Michele Bachmann

Tim Phillips on Bachmann: "We were in on the secret early." Thought bubble: Uh, because we helped make Michele Bachmann. #koch #RO11

Bachmann looks great -- relaxed, enthusiastic. Progressives, don't underestimate her. #RO11 #NN11

Bachmann mocks John King's "this or that" questions in CNN debate. #RO11

Bachmann makes neat use of gender as a favorable contrast point; sez she worried she'd get "boxers or briefs" question. #RO11

 

Bachmann on "boxers or briefs": "What's a girl to do?" #RO11

Bachmann clearly the presidential favorite of this crowd. Huge cheer when she mentioned she filed her candidate papers. #RO11

 

Style note/Bachmann: Yesterday in New Orleans, big hair, structured dress. Today, in Minn, hair, sleak & stylish; demure black sweater #RO11

Before you decide I'm sexist for mentioning Bachmann's sartorial style, I'm making a point abt her adaptability to her audience. #RO11

 

Bachmann: I believe that Obama's plan is to end Medicare and roll seniors into "Obamacare." #RO11

@daveweigel
Bachmann warns seniors that they'll be rolled into Obamacare and out of... err... single payer. FREEDOM! #RO11

Bachmann repeats trope about 16,000 new IRS agents ostensibly being hired to enforce health-care reform. Not true, BTW. #RO11

Bachmann repeats trope about 16,000 new IRS agents ostensibly being hired to enforce health-care reform. Not true, BTW. #RO11

Crowd on feet for Bachmann's call for "full-scale repeal" of Obamacare. #RO11

Bachmann has audience doing origami with actual dollar bills. Next up: yoga to illustrate flexible spending accounts. #RO11

 

MORE TO COME...

 

AlterNet / By Adele M. Stan

Posted at June 18, 2011, 7:30am

 
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