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VIDEO: O'Reilly GRILLS Michele Bachmann: "Can you deal with Complicated Issues?"
Business Insider ^ | 04/08/2011 | Steven Loeb

Posted on 04/08/2011 1:17:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Fresh off his interview with Donald Trump last week, Bill O'Reilly took on another controversial potential 2012 Republican candidate, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

O'Reilly questioned Bachmann on why she thought she was even qualified to be president or if she had the experience to run the country.

"Do you have the frame of reference to deal with complicated issues like China trade? Like Iran nuclear? Like the unintended consequences?"

According to Bachmann, her age and life experience have, in fact, prepared her for the presidency.

"I do have a broad extensive background. I'm a student of many years. I have studied a wide birth of topics. I sit currently on the intelligence committee. We deal with the classified secrets. And with the unrest that's occurring around the world. I also sit on financial services committee. But, again, I've lived life."

The most interesting part of the interview came when O'Reilly pressed Bachmann on her gaffe over the site of Lexington and Concord, which Bachmann had said, more than once, was in New Hampshire instead of Massachusetts.

At first Bachmann tried to make a joke out of O'Reilly's question, saying "I promised I would never again use Barack Obama's teleprompter." O'Reilly, however, was not satisfied with this and asked her about it again. When Bachmann tried to duck the question again by saying "it was a mistake and I don't want to throw anybody under the bus so we're going to leave it at that," O'Reilly came up with his own theory about what happened.

"Somebody wrote that. You probably didn't read over your stuff, and that's how it came out. Correct?"

Bachmann's answer:

"I'm not going to throw anybody under the bus. I take full responsibility and we're just going to move on from there."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; donaldtrump; michelebachmann; thedonald; trump; trump2012
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1 posted on 04/08/2011 1:18:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
If he said that to a Liberal woman he would be called a Chauvinist.

Since he said it to a Conservative woman, she got what she deserved.

2 posted on 04/08/2011 1:19:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("...crush the bourgeoisie... between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Complicated issues like the one involving his former associate producer?


3 posted on 04/08/2011 1:21:42 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: SeekAndFind

O’Bloviator is a smug wazoo aperture. I have not watched him for 6 years now.


4 posted on 04/08/2011 1:21:59 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL BOR is a maroon.


5 posted on 04/08/2011 1:24:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeekAndFind

“Can you deal with Complicated Issues?”

Hmmm...no one ever asked Mr. “O” that question?


6 posted on 04/08/2011 1:27:33 PM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; SeekAndFind

Good grief! What’s the matter with these people? O’Reilly was on the same kick earlier this week with Brit Hume. They are absolutely disgraceful — infering that Bachmann would be unprepared to make national decisions.

The woman is a lawyer. She’s served 3 terms in Congress (that’s longer than Obama had on the national scene). Moreover, she’s raised TWENTY EIGHT children — five of her own and 23 foster kids. I submit that she has more real world experience than O’Reilly and Hume put together.

I’m thoroughly disgusted with them both. Attack her on her world view. Ask who taught her geography. Ask her views on the issues. But don’t infer that she has no relavent experience!


7 posted on 04/08/2011 1:28:03 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SeekAndFind

Bachmann was a tax attorney, ran her own business and serves on congressional committee’s.

“Can you deal with complicated issues”? was more appropriate question for a back bencher for less than 2 years in senate, a community organizer, and some one who never ran anything, not even a hot dog stand. O”Reilley should have asked that to candidate Obama during pre-election interview.


8 posted on 04/08/2011 1:28:39 PM PDT by Bridge_toofar (Islam grows silently like cancer and when large enough it kills the host)
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To: cripplecreek

BOR still has a show?........Better than Pawn Stars?

NO....Way!


9 posted on 04/08/2011 1:32:41 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: SeekAndFind
....Complicated issues...

You mean like the difference between a loofah and falafel?

10 posted on 04/08/2011 1:34:12 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He never asked the kenyan if he was qualified.


11 posted on 04/08/2011 1:37:21 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The White House is occupied by CZAR B.O.

FOX has BAG of ROCKS B.O.

12 posted on 04/08/2011 1:41:14 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: SeekAndFind
She should have nailed him on asking insulting questions. She should have asked him if he did any background research on her before he interviewed her, and nailed him for incompetancy if he didn't. Then she should have asked him what aspects of her background as an IRS attorney or sitting on the intelligence committee or financial services committee or raising 28 kids made him think that she somehow wouldn't have a "frame of reference to deal with complicated issues."

I'm serious - this is how that moron Couric baited Palin, with insulting questions that should have been smacked down for being asked. The media is full of agent provocateurs that need to be called on their calculated insults, in the same way liberals need to be called out for the same thing.

And absolutely huge degredation of the country has taken place by liberals adopting moronic, foul-mouthed attitudes towards everything, like playground punks in grammer school. That behavior is the issue - not the programmed faux-political positions that they can barely bleat out between insults.

The tide needs to be turned back - Leftists programmed liberals to behave this way to destroy the level of adult conversation which would easily expose the rank stupidity of the progressive platform. And these days, everyone has liberal family members who have joyfully mimicked this thugspeak, and completely abandoned rational conversation for hysterical threats and foul language.

I'm not kidding - control the language, and you control the consensus. Leftists only push agendas that work for them, and they push this one harder than any other.

And by the way, the brutality, destruction, coarseness and sheer ugliness of the tactic is Hillary's fingerprint, FWIW.

13 posted on 04/08/2011 1:47:11 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: leprechaun9

yep.. and I’ll chime in,

Mr O’Reilly, I’ve seen the way you deal with a valid point, made by the opposing side.. you either talk over them, or you wave your hand and say “pffft..but the folks don’t care about issues like this, blah-blah-blah..”..

the man has zero intellectual ability to counter an argument. I haven’t watched him in 5 years.


14 posted on 04/08/2011 1:51:00 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: SeekAndFind
BORe had “Karl Rove” analyze” what Michele Bachmann said. He did the same thing with Sarah Palin earlier this year, having liberal Leslie and RINO Dana Perino “analyze” what Palin said. That's like having Chris Matthews and someone from FR “analyze” BORe.
15 posted on 04/08/2011 1:52:08 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: SeekAndFind

Did he ever ask a man politician those questions?
(crickets)

O’Reilly is a pig.

I’m surprised he didn’t ask her what she was wearing under her suit and whether she liked loofahs or sponges.


16 posted on 04/08/2011 1:52:26 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hate to agree with BOR on anything but I have watched Bachmann many times and I’m not really convinced that she has the knowledge, resourcefulness or the wisdom yet. She fails to impress me.


17 posted on 04/08/2011 1:55:06 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: SeekAndFind

Bachmann was a tax attorney, ran her own business and serves on congressional committee’s.

“Can you deal with complicated issues”? was more appropriate question for a back bencher for less than 2 years in senate, a community organizer, and some one who never ran anything, not even a hot dog stand. O”Reilley should have asked that to candidate Obama during pre-election interview.


18 posted on 04/08/2011 1:55:46 PM PDT by Bridge_toofar (Islam grows silently like cancer and when large enough it kills the host)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t forget BOR was accused of something like 3rd degree rape by a woman and escaped via payoffs. I suspect he is a classic case of a guy who harbors a deep resentment of women and likes to verbally (and physically??) assault them, while at the same time sees himself as irresistible to women, especially beautiful women like Palin and Bachmann. He’s ethically and romantically conflicted for and against women leaving him a fractured personality.


19 posted on 04/08/2011 1:57:06 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: SeekAndFind
Are you capable of having a relationship with a female employee without sexually harassing her mister o’butthole?
You are nothing but a Loofah Lemming short willie.

LLS

20 posted on 04/08/2011 1:58:30 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

brit hume has turned into a leftist arsehole... all of fox is swinging hard left... murdoch and ailes have always been dims. Just check out their political donations... and murdoch backed hildebeast.

LLS


21 posted on 04/08/2011 2:01:22 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: New Jersey Realist

hhmmm.. I’m not huge fan of her either, although I’d vote for her over Obama with no hesitation.

I would like to see someone run for conservatives, who could hold their own in a debate with Obama.


22 posted on 04/08/2011 2:01:43 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: SeekAndFind

As yet, I have seen nothing that would lead me to believe that BOR is capable of dealing with complex issues. Hell, for that matter, I would include simple issues.

What a waste of time he is.


23 posted on 04/08/2011 2:09:29 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“O’Reilly questioned Bachmann on why she thought she was even qualified to be president or if she had the experience to run the country.

“Do you have the frame of reference to deal with complicated issues like China trade? Like Iran nuclear? Like the unintended consequences?”

Despite the fact that I think BOR is an obnoxious blowhard I think those are fair questions of any candidate for President, especially those who have not been long term senators or governors.


24 posted on 04/08/2011 2:14:43 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Howie66
Ted BaxterFrom Wikipedia,

Ted Baxter is a fictional character on the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977). Portrayed by Ted Knight, the Baxter character is a broad parody of a vain, shallow, buffoonish TV newsman.

The character was allegedly inspired by Los Angeles newscaster Jerry Dunphy, and the role was originally conceived with Jack Cassidy in mind.

[1] Ted Baxter has become a symbolic figure, and is often used when criticizing media figures, particularly news anchors hired for style and appearance rather than journalistic ability.[2]


25 posted on 04/08/2011 2:18:33 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: SeekAndFind

The phrase I’d have put in her mouth: “Why you patronizing son-of-a-bitch!” The shot of his reaction would be priceless and she’d pick up about 1 million new female supporters.


26 posted on 04/08/2011 2:23:17 PM PDT by katana
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To: mrmeyer

“Complicated issues like the one involving his former associate producer?” Yeh the one that cost Murdoch $9.5 million. I hope he thinks Ted is worth it.


27 posted on 04/08/2011 2:23:52 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Given that his primary life experience is as a news anchor, that question might be better directed toward him.


28 posted on 04/08/2011 2:31:02 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: SeekAndFind
Michele Bachmann

born April 6, 1956 in Waterloo, IA (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
David John Amble, born in MN
Jean Johnson, born in IA

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus sanguinis Requirement)

Michele Bachmann is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

29 posted on 04/08/2011 2:36:05 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bill can be sooo patronizing and condescending. Michelle has a lot of class and could down O’Reilly in a debate any day of the week.


30 posted on 04/08/2011 2:50:27 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: Chuzzlewit
"I would like to see someone run for conservatives, who could hold their own in a debate with Obama."

Donald Trump

Btw is there a more obvious narcissist on TV news than BOR?

31 posted on 04/08/2011 2:55:07 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: Hacklehead
...I think those are fair questions of any candidate for President, especially those who have not been long term senators or governors.

You're right, they are fair questions. Odd thing is, no one is ever asked them except conservative women. Huh. Funny, id'nt it?

32 posted on 04/08/2011 3:00:08 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dear Bill: I bet she has a Birth Certificate, which is more than Obama can say.


33 posted on 04/08/2011 3:11:00 PM PDT by Venturer
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