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David Gregory Irked by Michelle Bachmann Emphasis on Secret $105 Billion ObamaCare Funding
NewsBusters ^ | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 03/06/2011 1:49:24 PM PST by PJ-Comix

The way David Gregory was carrying on during today's Meet The Press, you would have thought that he was irked by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's revelation of only 105 thousand dollars in secret ObamaCare funding instead of the actual astounding 105 BILLION dollars. A clearly irritated David Gregory kept insisting that he only wanted to stick with "narrow budget questions" and acted increasingly frustrated as Bachmann kept returning to the 105 BILLION dollars of hidden ObamaCare funding that he did not want to even briefly talk about.

Here is a portion of the interview of a clearly upset David Gregory as you can see in this video who obviously did not want to deal in the slightest with Bachmann's revelation which would have been major news to the viewing public as well as a more detailed transcript below the fold:

REP. MICHELE BACHMANN: ...There was a Congressional Research Service report that just was issued in February, and we discovered that secretly, unbeknownst to members of Congress, over $105 billion was hidden in the Obamacare legislation to fund the implementation of Obamacare. This is something that wasn't known. This money was broken up, hidden in various parts of the bills. And we have worked very hard to discover $61 billion in cuts that we could put forward, get to the president. So, in effect, David, we've taken one step forward and two steps back because we've found now that $105 billion had already been implemented.

MR. GREGORY: All right. But that--but, Congresswoman, you heard the president this week offer...

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; budget; davidgregory; michelebachmann; obamacare
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Please don't say "$105 BILLION." It just doesn't fit into my script. Let us change the subject to how the GOP is supposedly falling apart. The script calls for that discussion. I can't process $105 BILLION.
1 posted on 03/06/2011 1:49:28 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I have very little use for David Gregory.


2 posted on 03/06/2011 1:55:13 PM PST by fhayek
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To: PJ-Comix

REP. MICHELE BACHMANN, That’s why we had a tea party. Good Girl !

People like Her doing the work we asked them to do.


3 posted on 03/06/2011 1:55:43 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: PJ-Comix

Sometimes you have to talk past the leftwing censors.


4 posted on 03/06/2011 1:57:14 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: fhayek

David Gregory is married to the former General Counsel of Fannie Mae. His family has made millions off taxpayers.


5 posted on 03/06/2011 1:59:35 PM PST by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE)
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To: PJ-Comix
Isn't David Gregory Anderson Cooper's girlfriend?
6 posted on 03/06/2011 1:59:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: PJ-Comix

Good for her!

This is the Democrats own tactic used back at them. Regardless the question (or answer), hammer your point repeatedly.

Don’t let them set the terms for debate.


7 posted on 03/06/2011 2:01:48 PM PST by digger48
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To: fhayek

Ol’ orangutan face Gregory...


8 posted on 03/06/2011 2:02:10 PM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: PJ-Comix

This is how to treat a lamestream interview. Disregard the hosts silly questions and get your points out there. This was great. Screw you Gregory. You suck.


9 posted on 03/06/2011 2:02:37 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Bachmann did a great job on this interview.

Just as with Palin, Bachmann is also..... a rose with many thorns. ;>)


10 posted on 03/06/2011 2:04:35 PM PST by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: PJ-Comix

She schooled that fool today. That is how the GOP should handle the DNC/media.


11 posted on 03/06/2011 2:05:54 PM PST by italianquaker ( teabag the vote!!)
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To: fhayek

David Gregory is a great AAA A!!Hole. And a jerk on top of that.


12 posted on 03/06/2011 2:08:14 PM PST by NewEnglander
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To: PJ-Comix

” A clearly irritated David Gregory kept insisting that he only wanted to stick with “narrow budget questions” and acted increasingly frustrated as Bachmann kept returning to the 105 BILLION dollars of hidden ObamaCare funding that he did not want to even briefly talk about.”

Yeah, old Horse Face can’t spin for the White House if someone is pointing out the shenanigans of the leftists.


13 posted on 03/06/2011 2:08:24 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: PJ-Comix
We elected this gal. Almost makes up for Humphrey and Franken.

I could campaign for this woman to be President - she's a lot more of a man than Obama.

14 posted on 03/06/2011 2:08:33 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (It's not the *Prince of Fools* but rather the *fools* that are the problem)
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To: PJ-Comix

Good for her, good for her. I guess that Obama was doing this. The idea is set up the governmental structure for Obama care so that even if it were repealed, it would be hard to get rid of the bureaucratic structure. This is exactly what Pelosi intended.


15 posted on 03/06/2011 2:08:39 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: PJ-Comix

This has to be stopped. Where is Boehner and the rest of the GOP?


16 posted on 03/06/2011 2:08:41 PM PST by Venturer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Isn’t David Gregory Anderson Cooper’s girlfriend?”

I think Cooper is actually the “bottom”.


17 posted on 03/06/2011 2:13:07 PM PST by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I love Michelle. You go!


18 posted on 03/06/2011 2:13:07 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: PJ-Comix
DNC Dave receives his talking points from DNC Central and he's not allowed to deviate from the script. In general, his job is to make the Rats look good, the GOP look bad and to always try for a 'gotcha'.

Hooray for Michele Bachmann! She is wise to the ways of DNC Dave and refused to play his game.

19 posted on 03/06/2011 2:14:08 PM PST by JPG (May the WI GOP stay united and strong.)
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To: fhayek
“I have very little use for David Gregory.”

Well, I have absolutely zero use for David Gregory and regularly e-mail MTP about his antics and biases. However, Michelle Bachman’s performance on MTP this morning was awful and embarrassing. She looked like a same old/same old politician....repeatedly never answered the questions being asked of her and kept going back to her $105 billion as the statement for everything being asked of her. No straight talk, whatsoever. It was a real disappointment.

20 posted on 03/06/2011 2:14:22 PM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Constitutional Patriot
I think Anderson is the catcher, myself.
21 posted on 03/06/2011 2:14:26 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: PJ-Comix

At some point you just have to wonder if they will goose-step right of the cliff one after another before they admit how wrong Obama is for this country?


22 posted on 03/06/2011 2:19:57 PM PST by ColdOne (AZamericonnie took my tagline & won't give it back!":))
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To: PJ-Comix
The best part was the sign... LOL!!


23 posted on 03/06/2011 2:20:30 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: nhwingut

The prop was needed to insure that Liberal Viewers understood.


24 posted on 03/06/2011 2:23:17 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: digger48
Don’t let them set the terms for debate.

Never. We will lose if we do. Stay on offense. If we are not on offense we will be back on our heels, answering "have you stopped beating your wife?" questions.

25 posted on 03/06/2011 2:28:23 PM PST by Jacquerie (The Journolist Media. Sword and Shield of the democrat party.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Has anyone coined "Bachmann Derangement Syndrome" yet?

Because it is just about to bloom like staphylococcus on a Petri dish.

After this interview (which was brilliant, by the way), Michelle Bachmann will have every member of the commie swarm calling her the anti-Christ.

26 posted on 03/06/2011 2:30:00 PM PST by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (I am one lab accident away from being a super-villian.)
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To: fightinJAG

David Gregory is married to the former General Counsel of Fannie Mae. His family has made millions off taxpayers.


Is it me, or does it seem like there is more and more politician/bureaucrat/media incest these days?!?!? Everyone in Washington is related?!?!

I knew his family had contributed heavily as a couple to bamster, but no idea his wife was connected to Fannie.

How can anyone regard anything these people say as impartial?


27 posted on 03/06/2011 2:30:44 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: JPG

“Hooray for Michele Bachmann! She is wise to the ways of DNC Dave and refused to play his game. “

I hope she gives schooling to other Republicans on how to deal with the lameStream Media.

I suspect she will...


28 posted on 03/06/2011 2:32:21 PM PST by eCSMaster (2012 - End of an error)
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To: PJ-Comix

I am REALLY starting to warm up to this Lady. She’s got guts... and, believes what she’s saying.


29 posted on 03/06/2011 2:34:33 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: fightinJAG

“...His family has made millions off taxpayers...”

Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say: “his family bilked the American people out of millions...”


30 posted on 03/06/2011 2:40:18 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Venturer

Boehner and the rest of the GOP are searching for their gonads with both hands and a mirror and coming up “empty handed” in my non-expert opinion. What do you think?


31 posted on 03/06/2011 2:41:32 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: PJ-Comix

I have no use for Gregory. He lives as an openly gay man...so, good for him.


32 posted on 03/06/2011 2:41:44 PM PST by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: digger48

Years ago, I received a one day training session on dealing with the news media from a prominent East Coast pr firm. Michelle Bachmann is following their method to a T. Go into the interview with your own agenda firmly in mind, and no matter what the question is, keep drilling home your own agenda. Without exception. Way to go, Michelle!


33 posted on 03/06/2011 3:05:11 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: Aevery_Freeman

She should take on franken the next time around.


34 posted on 03/06/2011 3:10:24 PM PST by Always Independent
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To: Aevery_Freeman

“We elected this gal. Almost makes up for Humphrey and Franken....”

So, you are a 6th District MN voter too? Hooray for Michele Bachmann. She’s a rock star in the 6th District. Of course, liberals hate her, and the newspapers are constantly trying to deflate her image by badgering her over anything and everytihng. She’s just oo bright for them.


35 posted on 03/06/2011 3:10:51 PM PST by Gumdrop (proud to be an American citizen)
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To: PJ-Comix

Keep exposing Michelle.


36 posted on 03/06/2011 3:11:55 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: fhayek

David WHO??


37 posted on 03/06/2011 3:21:19 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Great job, Michele! Of all our potential candidates, imo she's one of the best at handling the leftwing propagandists.

Link to youtube video of interview

38 posted on 03/06/2011 3:25:34 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: PJ-Comix

The entire interview was so Greggy could ask her if her calling 0bama a “gangster administration” and “un-American” could be twisted as racist.


39 posted on 03/06/2011 3:25:34 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (YOU BETCHA!)
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To: AlphaOneAlpha

I call Gregory Ape Man.

I was also a little disappointed in Michele this morning.

She looked good, she was calm and poised but she did the Texas Two Step.

Granted his questions were all gotcha ones and granted he tried to interrupt her, but she used the dem tactic of never answering questions and just pounding that point.

I feel she could have done both; answered his questions—they weren’t that hard and kept returning to her point if she felt she must.

I was also disappointed that she pointedly did not defend Boehner when asked twice about it.

Boehner is a good guy and we don’t need internecine battles among Republicans, which is what Gregory was so obviously trying to start.

Gonna have to give her a B minus on the interview. I like her but ...


40 posted on 03/06/2011 3:33:37 PM PST by altura
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To: RobbyS

Yep; any time a bureaucracy is created, it sticks like crazy glue - until the original reason for it to have been established in the first place fades into a forgotten memory. - Remember the DEPT. OF ENERGY and the reason for it being established - wasn’t it to do away with our dependence on foreign oil? My, my, that worked like a charm didn’t it?


41 posted on 03/06/2011 3:36:19 PM PST by Twinkie ( PEACE)
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To: fightinJAG

Magot froma family of magots!


42 posted on 03/06/2011 3:38:48 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Gumdrop
Not just too bright, AOL tried to claim that she was too pretty to be a serious contender for President.

Whatever it takes.

Sixth District Rules!

43 posted on 03/06/2011 4:14:57 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (It's not the *Prince of Fools* but rather the *fools* that are the problem)
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To: Avid Coug
... I received a one day training session on dealing with the news media from a prominent East Coast pr firm. Michelle Bachmann is following their method to a T. Go into the interview with your own agenda firmly in mind, and no matter what the question is, keep drilling home your own agenda.

That's exactly what left-wing guests do when they get air time on a "hostile" show. Oh, and they also filibuster any other guests, and the host, if the host lets them.

44 posted on 03/06/2011 4:28:39 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I think the same thing.

There isn’t a hairy butt in the bunch.

The only Republicans with balls are Palin and Bachman.


45 posted on 03/06/2011 4:37:21 PM PST by Venturer
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To: altura

I respectfully disagree. There is no way to answer his questions in a short succinct way. He’s fishing for a soundbite to use against her and conservatives and Tea Party members. He got nothing that didn’t include the $105 Billion fraud. He got nothing. This is what “news” interviews have devolved into. For most of the main stream press, it’s bash conservatives 24/7 and give liberals a pass, nothing more, nothing less.


46 posted on 03/06/2011 4:42:22 PM PST by cidrasm
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To: Twinkie

Federal agencies tend to be useful when they are small. Like the old federal tender board brought some honesty into proration in the East Texas field back in the later 30s. But even there, not so much. a fellow at my church who was running hot oil got by with it by bribing the local head.Got by with it for a long while, till the old guy was transferred. But they had covered their tracks so well that the oil man made a pile in the meanwhile. Very generous with the church he was, but my Dad had no use for him. Years later I asked my Dad why he was so cold to the nice old gent. Then he told me.


47 posted on 03/06/2011 4:48:12 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: cidrasm
I respectfully disagree. There is no way to answer his questions in a short succinct way. He’s fishing for a soundbite to use against her and conservatives and Tea Party members. He got nothing that didn’t include the $105 Billion fraud. He got nothing. This is what “news” interviews have devolved into. For most of the main stream press, it’s bash conservatives 24/7 and give liberals a pass, nothing more, nothing less.

I actually wish I could say you're exaggerating, but I can't. You've described the situation accurately.

Sooner or later, one of the MSM "hosts" is going to end an interview, with a conservative guest, by whipping out a pistol and gunning the guest down on-camera, then dare the local DA to convict him/her. With some luck in the local jury pool demographic, they can walk away... and get a better time slot to boot.

They may use a baseball bat instead of a firearm, though. More of an audience pleaser.

48 posted on 03/06/2011 5:06:43 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: ColdOne
You said: At some point you just have to wonder if they will goose-step right of the cliff one after another before they admit how wrong Obama is for this country?

From the Article: "`It may be hard to understand why someone would try to jump off a cliff' to solve the debt crisis, [pollster] Mr. [Bill] McInturff said of his fellow Republicans, `unless you understand that they are being chased by a tiger, and that tiger is the tea party.'"

Yes the Tea Party is a "hungry" tiger and it does not matter if the prey are Dem or Pubbie. If they continue to defy the will of the citizens, they will be eaten alive.

49 posted on 03/06/2011 5:20:36 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: reefdiver

We have to get the federal G off our tits for good..


50 posted on 03/06/2011 5:20:36 PM PST by aces
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