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And I'm just be able fact that in congress her record of accomplishment and results.
You said the era of small government was over.
That sounds a lot more like Barack Obama if He asked me I have a very consistent record of fighting very hard against Barack Obama and his.
Measure some in congress.
She said she's got a titanium spine it's not her spine were worried about it's her record of results if that's your view of effective leadership with the results please stop because you're killing us.
Nancy Pelosi Harry Reid of Barack Obama ran congress but I gave him a run for their money.
Others ran -- five.
And welcome back to the special edition Hannity we are in Ames Iowa tonight now a short time ago a debate between eight energize GOP presidential hopefuls.
Came to a close now more than once things got especially heated between.
Well -- of tonight's contenders I just saw and from -- all of that normal tonight's events Minnesota congresswoman Michelle Bachmann joins us.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And welcome to my home state this is wherever this -- what -- you born in Ohio I was born in Iowa Waterloo and -- is seventh generation islands where we go back to the pioneer days -- Well let's talk about one of the worst things you can say is say that somebody remind you love Obama.
And you can not exchange that you had with governor Pawlenty if things get pretty heated between the two of you a little bit the -- He challenged you want accomplishments and some other issues.
What's going on here what's the dynamic.
Well my record of accomplishment has been based I'm being a champion for things that people want us to speak out on they don't want Washington as usual.
And I've been at the tip of this -- weather was on.
Not putting Obama -- and replace our repealing it or now for the last two months I've been a long voice in the wilderness to Washington saying.
We can't raise the debt ceiling and by the way we don't have to default to do it either and offering a plan.
But also on the issue of cap and trade obamacare big government I mean if there's been a fight I've been in the middle of it and that's of people -- -- like my chances.
Emerge between you and governor Pawlenty obviously your neighbors are close by.
The straw polls on Saturday maybe that added to some of the -- here intensity.
But you you went back at him talking about his support of the individual mandate -- and -- tax trade.
Which He supported as governor which He is incensed sit said since that He regrets what do you think it's gotten so kind of personal between the two.
Well the the president -- governor have lodged maybe six or seven attacks against me and we felt that we needed to make a response.
And our response was I'm extremely proud of my record what I've done plus the fact that.
Governor plenty when He was a governor He did implement cap and trade in Minnesota and the businesses are still suffering because of it.
And He was behind the individual mandate and health care which is unconstitutional.
He wanted to require it.
For Minnesota city praised it that's just a fact and also we said the era of small government is over.
I don't think that's what people are looking for right now what they want as a champion.
For what they believe and that's what I've been doing in Washington -- -- a lot of dust ups in Washington I've taken on President Obama I've taken on Nancy Pelosi.
And I think that's what we need in our president somebody was pulled new and different he's going to take it -- A lot of the issues of principle came up and this came up -- a little tiff between you and senator Santorum tonight and that is that usage.
It was on the debt ceiling debate about getting things moving forward and He was trying to make the argument well in Washington when you have divided government.
You sometimes have to compromise.
What was your standard to raise the debt ceiling if you had a standard.
Well my standard for raising the debt ceiling was yes -- cap and balance but also we had to have -- full repeal of obamacare.
But in my opinion has -- I would not raise the debt ceiling right now because.
We're almost up to seventy trillion what I came and -- Sean we were eight point 67 trillion.
In little over four years they've almost doubled the debt Standard and Poor's essentially prove me right what I was saying.
We are not in a position to be able to repay -- debt when we continue to spend this money we didn't have to default.
What we had to do is let the markets know we won't default.
We will get our triple -- credit rating back we're gonna pay the military are gonna pay -- senior citizens but then.
We're not gonna kick the can down the road either we're gonna cut spending now on prioritize.
That is not an extremist view and that's the reality view that we have to take because right now the pipers asking to be paid.
It's hit the fan.
And you know we've got to deal the yen is now -- in -- finished in 2012 you BAA they want her term as president it's -- -- because as you have.
Risen in the polls in numbers have gone up.
I wanna get your thoughts they've attacked you they've attacked your husband and more specifically Newsweek with this recent cover and I wanted to get your reaction of -- cover.
Well as far as the cover went I didn't pay a lot of attention to it really I mean I I think that was -- -- flattering picture oh well -- Because you should ask Jon Huntsman -- the what -- that I was photogenic so you know I have to ask Donna -- left it late night joining us tonight but.
And look with the with the headline on there there there's come a lot of criticism a lot of heat go with the territory you've prepared -- -- yet it goes to the terror -- honestly.
-- America had -- punch in the got this week let's face it the president got a 2.4 trillion dollar blank check.
We got 21 billion -- illusory cuts.
Not much of a deal two days later the stock market dropped over 500 points.
Then we lost for the first time in the history of the country that your -- credit rating.
Then we saw a terrible tragedy over the weekend and -- told we've lost 15100.
Points in the stock market.
In all the president could do was -- earthquakes in the Tea Party you know we got a problem so who cares about a man I think I never thought that in congress we have to institute the lightbulb freedom of choice of slash you out of tonight well but I introduced that because I mean quite seriously that symbolic of what's wrong with Washington is -- -- pretty much because they -- the federal government telling you what life all -- you -- using -- -- you can't -- that's why introduce that bill because.
When I'm in the White House -- president John you can buy any light -- you wanna -- that's a good to know congressman good to see things Giuliani was appreciated.
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