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Michele Bachmann Tells Reporter: “You Need to Get Out of My Way, Sir” – Video 7/20/11
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 21, 2011 | Brian

Posted on 07/21/2011 8:44:04 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann answering reporters’ questions in Iowa while walking. You can hear a reporter trying to get ahead of her and in position to ask her a question. But he made the mistake of getting in Bachmann’s way! Bachmann, politely but firmly, said to him as she kept walking, “You need to get out of my way, Sir.” He did! She never missed a beat, kept right on talking as the reporter followed behind her!

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bachmann; media

1 posted on 07/21/2011 8:44:11 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

All politics aside in terms of whether she is the best person to nominate in 2012, Bachmann has shown to be a quick study, and has developed into a very effective leader and communicator. I have been incredibly impressed with her over the past couple months. My only real criticism are these stupid unforced errors in her speech prep - the Lexington/Concord error and John Wayne fauxpas. This is probably more an issue with her speech writers than her, and she needs to avoid more of such events in the future.


2 posted on 07/21/2011 8:50:19 AM PDT by ilgipper (political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: ilgipper

I give ANY conservative kudos for getting our message out unapologetically. Thank you, Michelle!


3 posted on 07/21/2011 8:51:26 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Federalist Patriot

She better be careful with episodes such as this; I could fall for her and Mrs. Grunthor wouldn’t be pleased.


4 posted on 07/21/2011 8:53:03 AM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: ilgipper

She’s not my candidate and IMO someone with zero executive experience should not be running for president.

But you are right, she has some real skills in communication and presentation and on her feet.


5 posted on 07/21/2011 8:55:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

In these days we are looking for people of genuine character and anti-communist idiology — as trumping ideal levels of experience.


6 posted on 07/21/2011 8:58:34 AM PDT by John Leland 1789 (Grateful.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Warning to Ms. Bachmann. Watch out for the RINO candidates. They are doing their best to sabotage you and your campaign. The migraine headache attack did not come from the Dems as best I can tell.


7 posted on 07/21/2011 8:58:41 AM PDT by mighty atlas
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To: Federalist Patriot

Michele Bachmann as of today is the only candidate for POTUS that shows any fortitude for maintaining conservative values without wavering.


8 posted on 07/21/2011 9:07:46 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: John Leland 1789

Oh, I give Palin all the advantage on genuine character and think Bachmann has many exploitable holes in her candidacy, which is why the Dems, the MSM and GOP Establishment felt so comfortable plumping her as the non-Palin conservative alternative.

Palin is the real deal that they don’t want to face—and there’s good reason for that.


9 posted on 07/21/2011 9:10:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Federalist Patriot

Boy, talk about a non-issue. She curtly tells him to step aside and he does. Then she continues to answer his question.


10 posted on 07/21/2011 9:12:15 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Federalist Patriot

I love Michele...she seems tough and uncompromising. Her conservative values don’t change with the weather.


11 posted on 07/21/2011 9:13:59 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (A government agency is the closest thing to eternal life you'll ever see on Earth. RReagan)
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To: John Leland 1789

You are quite right. Character is the most important trait for a president.

Jimmy Carter and FDR had plenty of “executive experience”.


12 posted on 07/21/2011 9:14:18 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: 9YearLurker

How did Palin get dragged into this post about Michelle telling a reporter to step aside?


13 posted on 07/21/2011 9:16:04 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: John Leland 1789

“In these days we are looking for people of genuine character and anti-communist idiology — as trumping ideal levels of experience.”

Yes, but in Palin we can have BOTH. Michele can only survive if Palin and Goodhair stay out of the race (less and less likely).


14 posted on 07/21/2011 9:17:58 AM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Thanks for the note of sanity. `Wow did you see her? She walked and talked at the same time!` As for character being more important than ex9perience in the most powerful job on Earth, I can only s hake my head at how low we`ve come in the party of high standards as opposed to the touchy feely dems. The personality cult-think that got us Obama is now setting the bar for our candidates.


15 posted on 07/21/2011 9:20:06 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Well, If she was a Democrat she would have had a couple union thugs just shove the reporter to the ground so she could step on him.


16 posted on 07/21/2011 9:22:15 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: Federalist Patriot

Good Girl.


17 posted on 07/21/2011 9:22:53 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: John Leland 1789; Retired Greyhound

I originally posted agreeing with the praise for Bachmann’s communications skills, but said I didn’t think someone with zero executive experience should be running for president.

Mr. Leland said he was among those valuing character and anticommunist ideology over experience.

I in turn pointed out that Palin IMO trumped Rep. Bachmann on the character count anyway and was the real threat to Romney and the nomination for which Bachmann was getting built up by the MSM and GOP Establishment.

That’s how Gov. Palin got brought in to the discussion.


18 posted on 07/21/2011 9:23:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I like both. I think Bachmann has a bit more life experience.

I prefer my presidents to be over 50. There’s not a president under 50 that has been worth a damn in the last 100 years.


19 posted on 07/21/2011 9:31:32 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: 9YearLurker

While it’s always preferable to have someone with executive experience in the role as president, I believe she is an exception to the rule. She has strong leadership abilities, she is clearly focused, and her policies are in line with Constitutional principles.


20 posted on 07/21/2011 9:43:13 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: FrdmLvr

I like Bachmann’s positions as well, but I’ve soured on her significantly. I now see her as a Stepford opportunist (which might really mean that Marcus is the opportunist), but we all back our own candidates for our own reasons.


21 posted on 07/21/2011 9:47:15 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Federalist Patriot

Does anyone else find the expression “You need to...” a little arrogant?


22 posted on 07/21/2011 9:56:11 AM PDT by Grut
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To: Grut

In this situation, I don’t find it arrogant at all. Assertive, yes. Arrogant, no.


23 posted on 07/21/2011 10:02:35 AM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: BobinIL; Darkwolf377

Well, If she was a Democrat she would have had a couple union thugs just shove the reporter to the ground so she could step on him.
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true. the MSM reports are undoubtedly exaggerated, if not outright lies:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2751007/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2750903/posts


24 posted on 07/21/2011 10:08:14 AM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: Grut

Not at all.


25 posted on 07/21/2011 10:11:42 AM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: Grut

You need to not call Michelle Bachmann arrogant.

LOL


26 posted on 07/21/2011 10:13:06 AM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: 9YearLurker; John Leland 1789
I give Palin all the advantage on genuine character and think Bachmann has many exploitable holes in her candidacy

And right there is where that discussion completes. In this election we damn well better put up a nominee that republicans and conservatives will motivate themselves out of their routines for one day to vote.

The broken-glass and gittn-my-azz-off-the-couch effects will push the republican and conservative vote percentages up and that alone will beat bammy.

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27 posted on 07/21/2011 10:14:51 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Palin at 48 would be too young for you? Yikes!


28 posted on 07/21/2011 10:24:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: FrdmLvr

What leadership qualities has she shown?


29 posted on 07/21/2011 10:41:46 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Grut

I dont know if it is arrogant, but Im fairly sure if a dem did this, we would be blasting him for that very thing.


30 posted on 07/21/2011 10:43:10 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: 9YearLurker

I prefer my presidents to be over 50.

All of the good presidents have been over 50. Late 50’s or 60’s is even better.


31 posted on 07/21/2011 10:46:58 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

So Obama and Clinton would have been better if they’d been older? Causation does not equal correlation.


32 posted on 07/21/2011 11:04:43 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

No, Obama and Clinton were going to be horrible regardless of age, just as many presidents in their 50’s and 60’s were also awful.

But there has yet to be a quality president under 50.

Reagan may have been good at 48, except for the fact that he was still technically a Democrat. He got better with age, as is often the case.


33 posted on 07/21/2011 11:13:28 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Raider Sam

She was not afraid to speak her mind on that MessNBC show a few years ago, and was nearly thrown out of Congress. She didn’t back down. She headed up a Constitutional study group for Republicans, she’s consistent in her positions and holds to them. These are the kinds of traits that show me she would make a great leader.


34 posted on 07/21/2011 11:17:13 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I think Reagan would have been better if he were younger. He got rolled by congress a few times in a way that I don’t think he would have had he been younger.

And Poppy was a disaster. So were Nixon and Carter and LBJ.

I really don’t see your case at all.


35 posted on 07/21/2011 11:26:28 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Federalist Patriot

Wonderful. Another brave conservative woman showing the wimpy men how to handle the press! Cudos to Bachmann!!


36 posted on 07/21/2011 11:38:03 AM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: 9YearLurker

Reagan was elected president at 69. Sure he may have been better in some areas at 59, but he probably wasn’t ready at 48.

There have been good and bad presidents of all ages, except there has yet to be a decent president under 50. There may be a reason for that.

So, all other things being equal (character, ideology, etc) I prefer my presidents to be over 50, if possible.


37 posted on 07/21/2011 11:39:59 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

All other things are never equal.

Reagan was clearly past his prime—and yet he was by far the best choice we had when he was elected.


38 posted on 07/21/2011 11:50:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Bachmann is as conservative or more conservative than any other formal or potential candidate, and she is over 50, a personal preference of mine.

The only question with Bachmann is electability, but she’s not alone there, either.

Reagan was still quite vigorous at 69. His writings between 1976 and 1980 suggest someone who was still quite intellectually dexterous. I have no regrets with his overall presidency and legacy.


39 posted on 07/21/2011 12:01:48 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

I just said Reagan was by far our best choice—though he was clearly past his prime (and his second term suffered for it).

Hey, we all get to pick our candidates however we would like!


40 posted on 07/21/2011 12:05:12 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Federalist Patriot

I would have went with “Best step off bitch!” but I lack diplomacy.


41 posted on 07/21/2011 12:08:20 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: EGPWS
Michele Bachmann as of today is the only candidate for POTUS that shows any fortitude for maintaining conservative values without wavering.

Not quite. She's good but still has not explained/expounded upon her plea to pardon Frank Vennes Jr. and her obstinate position on farm subsidies, esp., ethanol.

42 posted on 07/21/2011 2:50:13 PM PDT by jla
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