Bachmann to join ‘birthers’ at St. Cloud tea party?


Following her Saturday morning forum on health care reform in St. Cloud, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s got another engagement, according to the “Minnesota Tea Party Patriots.” She’ll be immediately heading to nearby Lake George for a “tea party” featuring gun-rights advocate (and MnIndy commenter) Joel Rosenberg and radio host Dave Thompson. But, according to Bluestem Prairie’s Sally Jo Sorensen, that might not be her only company. A flier left on a car in the city suggests the crowd will include those who believe conspiracies about President Obama’s birth certificate, so-called health reform “death panels” and Bachmann’s theory about a universal world currency.

The text of the flier (relayed to Sorensen by a resident, but with typos corrected) reads:

If you care about America, Join Us!
Tea-Party at
Lake George
Saturday September 12th 2009 from 10am to 1pm
Help stop the Socialist agenda.
Stand up against:
A president who isn’t even a U.S. citizen.
Death panels that plan to exterminate our seniors.
Propaganda aimed at brainwashing our children.
Plans to remove “In God We Trust” from our currency.
Making gun ownership illegal.

Sorensen hasn’t heard back from event organizers about whether the flier is the work of a zealous fan or an official communique. She promises to scan and post the flier when she receives a copy.

Update: Bluestem Prairie commenter Leo Pusateri, who identifies himself as a tea party organizer, says the handout is not the event’s official flier.


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