Michele Bachmann answered as follows when Chris Wallace asked her yesterday if she was a flake:
“Well, I think that would be insulting to say something like that because I’m a serious person,” Bachmann said. “[W]hat I would say is that I am 55 years old. I’ve been married 33 years. I’m not only a lawyer, I have a post-doctorate degree in federal tax law from William and Mary. I’ve worked in serious scholarship and in have worked in the Unites States federal tax court.
My husband and I have raised five kids and 23 foster children.
We’ve applied ourselves to education reform. We started a charter school for at-risk kids.
I’ve also been a state senator and a member of United States Congress for five years. I’ve been very active in our business.
As a job creator, I understand job creation. But also I’ve been leading actively the movement in Washington, D.C., with those who are affiliated with fiscal reform.
And you, Chris Wallace, what are you? A jackass.
I see he has made an apology, so good for him. He came off as unprofessional, ungentlemanly, and childish. Maybe too much silly soup.
When reporting this, MSNBC, cut her statement after “federal tax court.”
Chris Wallace is married to Lorraine Smothers, the f0rmer wife of comedian Dick Smothers. She recently published a book entitled Mr. Sunday’s Soups with her soup recipes.
Posted: 06.27.11 @ 6:51 a.m.
“Let me be as clear as I know how. If this is done, this will create the greatest Constitutional crisis since the Civil War. It would be 100 times worse than Watergate.” Mark Levin
Chris Van Hollen (D-MO) confirms to Chris Wallace that the “Slaughter Rule” will be used to avoid a vote on the Senate health care bill that was passed in the middle of the night by the Senate on December 24, 2009.
In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House “deems” the Senate version of Obamacare to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but they would then be able to say they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.
And Robert Gibbs declares:
Gibbs added that those on next week’s Sunday talk shows “will be talking about healthcare not as a presidential proposal but I think as the law of the land.”
No yeas and nays. Nobody to hold accountable. Unconstitutional maneuvers. Arrogance. These people are corrupt. You can’t “deem” a bill passed.
But the fight is not over:
RALLY – TUESDAY, MARCH 16TH – WASHINGTON, D. C. TO PROTEST THE BILL AND THE PROCEDURE
If they get away with this, what will be next? I would think Democrats and Republicans alike would be concerned about this power grab.
See Michelle Malkin for a list of Blue Dog Democrats by state, with phone numbers or at Smart Girl Politics. Please call them.
“ACORN is alleging that the filmmakers committed a felony by shooting the footage of ACORN employees in the act of providing advice on how to falsify tax forms and set-up a child prostitution business—to a man and a woman posing as a pimp and a prostitute.”
To quote CEO, Bertha Lewis:
“It is clear that the videos are doctored, edited, and in no way the result of the fabricated story being portrayed by conservative activist ‘filmmaker’ O’Keefe and his partner in crime,’ ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis said in a statement over the weekend. “And, in fact, a crime it was—our lawyers believe a felony—and we will be taking legal action against Fox and their co-conspirators.”
We are their Willy Horton for 2009. We are the boogeyman for the right-wing and its echo chambers.
A little race baiting? Nah.
My what a difference a week makes.
Sunday, 09.20.09 in an interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News, Ms. Lewis says:
WALLACE: Ms. Lewis, when those videos of ACORN workers who were helping what they thought were a pimp and a prostitute first came out, you said the following — and let’s put it up: “We are their Willie Horton for 2009. We are the bogeyman for the right wing and its echo chamber.”
Now the vast majority of Democrats in the House and the Senate have voted to cut funding for ACORN. Can you still say this is just about race and politics?
LEWIS: Well, we are the largest community organization of low- and moderate-income folks and mostly people of color. And of course, any organization is not entirely perfect.
I think Congress, you know, will be looking at doing an anti-ACORN amendment and just singling out one organization, but we continue to make sure that all of our employees — if they’re too stupid to understand that they are not reaching professional standards, we terminate them.
And we actually make sure that, you know, what we do internally is serving our constituents: 500,000 poor black and brown, Asian and white people in this country. So I was outraged by it. Everyone should be. And I can understand how the Congress was also.
WALLACE: Are you willing to open your books up to…
LEWIS: I am willing to do the work that I need to do every single day, not be distracted, make sure that things that we do well we beef up, and things that we don’t do so well that we change and we reform.
I have to work for poor people. I have to make sure I’m saving people’s homes. I have to make sure that children don’t get lead poisoning. That’s my job.
Blah, blah, blah – but will you open the books, Bertha?
And our president yesterday said the ACORN story was not something he was paying attention to.
Here’s the full exchange:
STEPHANOPOULOS: How about the funding for ACORN?
OBAMA: You know, if — frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Both the Senate and the House have voted to cut it off.
OBAMA: You know, what I know is, is that what I saw on that video was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So you’re not committing to — to cut off the federal funding?
OBAMA: George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country. It’s not something I’m paying a lot of attention to.
“These guys, they are the biggest bunch of crybabies in my 30 years in Washington. Everything is personal.”
It is really pathetic how childish they are. I guess Fox is smarting a bit because they were the only ones left out of the blitz this weekend. The great uniter is shunning a good portion of the American public. I thought he was smart.