Media Lashes Out at Michele Bachmann
Why is press so vicious to GOP presidential candidate?
- Duration 7:35
- Date Jun 28, 2011
Why is press so vicious to GOP presidential candidate?
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Our top story tonight and that -- mom lashes out at Michelle -- man.
Not only has -- Minnesota congresswoman announced she's running for president she believes the Obama administration fears -- President -- -- states is threatened by my candidacy he fears me he sees me as a serious.
Substantive competitor I think he sees that I have a very clear path to victory for the nomination and I think that he wants to do whatever you can to diminish me because he thinks he will have to see me in the debates.
And the lame stream media cannot wait to diminish her.
What is this Michael the Protestant -- reformation.
How how we're going back to the purity of the original Christians showed us are going to thank the original perfection of slave holders.
And how perfect they work and government is the -- she speaks -- York Tea Party lingo.
-- -- wants nothing but pure socialism.
Coming out of the Agriculture Department every day.
The question is why the viciousness from the press -- afraid.
Joining us now from New York -- Fox News analyst and talk radio stars and Monica Crowley.
And Alan Combs are right now let me just I might very very briefly and I want to -- -- what do you I disagree -- agree.
What I think is that Michelle -- emerged as the one candidate.
-- who both the elites on the left and on the right fear.
Now weicker and it would have been -- Huckabee if he was and the race or -- -- if she had been in the race.
But they're not their race it's Michelle Bachmann and she's surged in the last -- a couple of weeks so Michelle -- -- is persona non Grata and she's the of that target and she's front and center aren't you should expect it Allen do you agree or -- -- It expected and he shouldn't get so offended -- city you which yes to your flight she's all offended by you finally accepted the apology.
I as I -- laugh when she says that Obama fears are the guy who killed in Lawton fears Michelle Bachmann -- and personal accounting and design himself herself.
Statements that are not true and it forget that this stuff that he -- like Lexington and Concord Massachusetts where that you think John Quincy Adams is a founding father she is not adequately answered questions about farm subsidies that she received.
-- -- that she actually partly owns -- she said she didn't about.
Monies that go to Minnesota that she says she's against anybody else getting it but she gets the goodies.
Those really issues -- to really answer honestly about something she is not yet done.
You know I think that's Monica outlook I think Obama is what is your -- like Michelle Bachmann I don't elites think he has no chance counting her out.
But I've heard this refrain before -- if she's the Tea Party closest to Tea Party person that's out there did she caught fire I say be where all of these people.
Absolutely in fact I think that's exactly what's going on here Laura what we're witnessing is another edition of conservative woman do arrangement syndrome.
I just go -- with Governor Palin now -- when Michelle Bachmann why because you have.
Articulate conservative women.
Who actually walked the walk -- they put their money where their mouth as they don't just liberal minds about being pro life pro gun.
They actually live their lives according to those conservative principles.
So -- -- they represent an existential threat to liberalism can you about -- 12.
If -- Governor Palin or Michelle Bachmann -- deal traction.
With women -- core constituency of the democratic base if they started hemorrhaging women because women started responding to Michelle -- -- governor Palin's message.
About constitutionally limited government fiscal responsibility and free markets to Democrats would be -- therefore they need to destroy both of these women and that's what you're gonna right now letting her -- I simply -- explaining the thing he says which are not true and it's not looking by conservative principles to take farm subsidies when you're against anybody else getting out your apps are on the -- -- -- she is an except of socialism he's a beneficiary of populism out of.
I'm glad you never does not get talent real growth and a nice hypothetical question and they'll play -- -- as we love high Bosnia okay let's say she had basically similar background professional background.
Kind of stable and pretty -- personal background and yet she were a liberal.
And she espouse liberal ideas may be about abortion and our marriage or or our politics is that my economics.
Don't you think she would be hailed as a strong.
Forward thinking all liberal leader that is capturing the imagination.
Of one segment of the population I think should -- I -- this -- I think he is a strong.
Person who is capturing the imagination on the conservative side.
But she's still not answer certain key questions that I referenced earlier.
And she still has not.
I'll tell NRA myself right thing is that it may not directly answer questions when asked by Chris Wallace the bunch of other people -- -- -- chance to make these -- -- and then like someone today edit her Wikipedia profile to have John Quincy Adams V a founding father I'm.
Well talent is right you would admit a mistake.
When the president says there 57 stage aren't even if these -- designate some sports men in our you got everything now battling.
On the right well you've got.
If he's confident it's always gonna come up with something -- Joba would said the deal.
Hey thanks -- hey Monica I'm doing -- on a holiday its name.
Don't even -- the fact you just mentioned that Laura -- had a stress syndrome in fact Alan -- spur new I'll Obama -- A couple of weeks ago he used the word -- as in how many issues do you wear on your feet.
No I think that out OK I know you're right he's a complete moral and I also think there's a huge element of -- -- here Laura because for example when our colleague Chris Wallace who has since apologized but when he said on Sunday morning are you -- like I cannot imagine.
-- -- I didn't actually I don't I don't like yeah frankly Hillary and getting that my talent that was example -- Alan here's what here's what I think ultimately does matter is is your performance right -- an office and and the question is for Democrats.
Is it more important that you say millions of jobs will be saved and created as a result of X policy.
And then that doesn't happen.
Or is more important frankly if Obama makes a gaffe about it he's not gonna -- that he's -- for example he says well.
I didn't I -- -- a minimum wage will create we'll do away with the job deficit there's no Alan of that whatsoever on the last thing he can't do without Allen.
Obama's policies that work yes exactly would -- -- -- they are bigger more robust stimulus we need to double check his notes at 300 -- money can't really be lower yeah okay so well that that's the question for the people -- and Monica I think.
And -- and whether whether -- staffer prepared some blue car that had the wrong.
You know point about John -- birthplace of hundreds definite out there and again and again none of -- government and that matter -- and -- what you believe and what you connect with the American people and their values at a time great economic distress yes I think that's what matters I think -- right about this Alan you're right about one thing.
She should get used to it because if you're conservative woman in the United States and you're on apologetic about your views.
Yes what it's gonna be open season on -- I want to tell -- -- -- -- about Monica doesn't happen EO the not gonna happen.
And yes that's and that's -- -- as a conservative -- arrangements and now because we represent an existential threat to that.
That's -- they have to take these women out metaphorically speaking before they can gain any track.
We had -- -- is present her own words Stewart.
That Allen Monica outlook we have the whole hour because I I I'm transporting myself to the Thanksgiving table presents an ugly is ugly win a lot of Vietnam I'm coming next year and I realize I'm perfectly welcome.