Skip to comments.Fox’s Neil Cavuto and Michele Bachmann Get into Epic Shouting Match: ‘You’re Being Silly!’
Posted on 06/25/2014 5:40:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
An exchange between Neil Cavuto and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) regarding a lawsuit filed by the House against the Obama administration grew so contentious, that the former cut to commercial in the midst of Bachmann furiously admonishing him.
While Bachmann was on Fox to defend the lawsuit, which claims that the administration has abused his powers via over-using executive privilege and wants to defund him, Cavuto exasperatedly pointed out that the timing of the lawsuit seemed too political to make sense. “You’ve been bemoaning it for a long time. Why now the suit?” he asked. “Why not just fix things that are very, very wrong now rather than dragging someone to court over whether they overstepped their bounds? It just seems to me like an enormous waste of effort.”
Bachmann attempted to defend the lawsuit by hitting the GOP’s talking points, Cavuto wasn’t having any of it: Where was your rage with Democrats when Democrats were going after President Bush on the same use of executive orders? Because I think you knew then that was a waste of time then. I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time now.”
Eventually it devolved to the point where Cavuto abruptly took the program to a commercial break as Bachmann was in the middle of a loud denunciation of Cavuto.
When he returned, he apologized to Bachmann for accidentally cutting her off. “But I don’t apologize for my sentiment for the fact that we are wasting time filing lawsuits against one another,” he added. “These types of charades — and I’m sorry, that’s what I call them — are just that, charades.”
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I just can’t trust fox anymore, not after Rupert Murdoch went all in for shamnesty and met with the first lizard....
Now Mediaite LOVE Cavuto!
As much as it pains me because I really liked Bachmann once, Cavuto has a nugget of a point (even if he worded it like a doofus). This is showmanship to make out to the base “hey look! Boehner is being tough on Obama!”
We’re not buying it. They showed their colors in Mississippi. We got the damn memo.
Cavuto grabs on to a meme at times and simply is impervious to reason. He’s really turning me off. He likes to hear himself talk and wants to be a comedian now.
Reminds me of someone else on Fox.
What Cavuto did to Bachman, Obama is doing to Congress...
and the American people!
Lawsuits are a mistake. Impeachment is the answer
Cavity is a Democrat who loves Big Government. Don’t confuse him with facts.
Cavuto has a touch of fascist in him. Who knew until now?
The chances are slim with a lawsuit; they are none for an impeachment because the Senate would summarily acquit.
I think that Cavuto was Right.This was a Political stunt to avoid what obviously should have been months ago.Boehner and the House should have filed Impeachment papers on Lord Obama months ago.
This Lawsuit is a joke only covering the House of Representatives Collective Rear-ends.
Of coarse the Result of the Law suit will not be known until well after Obama’s out of the White House.
Impeachment is a fun word to say.
But since it’s statistically impossible to even get a 2/3 Republican Senate in Nov, it’s like hoping Salma Hayek will dump her billionaire husband and call me for a date.
I didn't understand a word either of them was saying...so I muted it.
The lawsuit will go nowhere.
This is nothing but more kabuki theater.
I’m sorta with Cavuto. Don’t sue him, impeach him. 0bama admitted his guilt when he said he was going to fundamentally change the USA.
Rupert owns many rags, even the idea of Fox News did not really reflect his heart.
Sure he`s a fiscal Conservative but that`s it, he fits Dr Dobsons coined phrase RINO
Preaching to the choir I realize, just saying
He bought the Liberal Wall Street Journal and made no changes, still allows the paper to team up with NBC for the very dishonest WSJ/NBC news polls
The law suit is a space holder for after the election, when impeachment actually has a cance of succeeding.
The law suit should not be rushed, just talked up as defending the rule of law and the constitution. What Democrat wants to go on record saying that they oppose the rule of law and the constitution?
Neil has a liberal slant and after all came over from NBC
-— They showed their colors in Mississippi -—
Which explains the timing. Boehner will make sure that the effort is symbolic.
No, we’re not buying what they’re selling.
I can see the numbers (possibly) for impeachment.
But I don’t see any way the Senate gets to 67.
Getting a GOP majority might enable some Democrats to unleash their secret loathing for the Big Ears.
A lawsuit is a stupid idea. The only recourse the congress has to stop Obama is to impeach him. They won’t do this so they do the next best thing, they grandstand.
The timing of this is pretty suspicious given that they basically called every conservative Republican a racist when they tried to save Thad Cochran.
Cavuto is right on the money.
Bachmann is being played for a fool.
I think you’re dreaming.
What Dem is gonna cross the Chicago mob?
They make the Clinton Crime Family look like the Brady Bunch.
Bachmann didn’t file a suit, Boehner did. You know damn well that Boehner wouldn’t lift a finger or lend an ear to Bachmann.
Neil was an ass in this segment.
and don’t forget about this:
I got sick of Cavuto when he made snide with Ted Cruz a few months back. I think he’s a closet lefty. We don’t watch him anymore.
I believe it way past time for the congress to explore every avenue to bring the administration back within it's legitimate authority. (see my tagline).
Somebody has got to do something besides cry to the voters and then subvert them when they try to replace useless members of the GOPe.
The GOPe seems to want the voters to get rid of the democrats, elect the republicans that the establishment wants, and then stay the hell out of "their" business.
It is not going to work that way.
Yes, he was an ass. Uncharacteristically so.
But it is a charade
Fascist, ass-hole, same thing...
Send her your number. Every day. After a while I’ll bet you get a call from someone close to her.
LOL. Yeah, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. But you did.
Is ‘Boner’ doing this to protect Obama from being impeached? This is like trying terrorists in civilian courts rather than military tribunal.
Sure. But as long as you’re dreaming you might as well dream big
At least SHE is outspoken about it. She stands with a very small group of Pubes/conservatives who dare speak, yet she is laughed off as a nut. I applaud her!!
I didn't hear Cavuto suggest impeachment as an alternative.
The race card is a ruse that could easily become neutered with clever ridicule against a contentious press (Put them on the defensive).The rest is a matter of political will to push the various cover ups/corruption.
Neil showed no respect to Bachmann and basically kept yelling at her for something Boehner is doing!!! WTH!!! She kept trying to answer and COMMUNICATE and Neil cut her off and treated her contemptuously. Michele is on the TeaParty side of the aisle, which is most likely why Neil was so crappy to her.
Nevertheless, folks, did you notice that the excerpt quoted only several things Cavuto said and nothing at all that Bachmann said? Why?
“I muted this. I don’t care who it is, I don’t like shouting matches. I thought Cavuto was out of line...why have people on and not let them talk?
I didn’t understand a word either of them was saying...so I muted it.”
Agree,I did the same. Cavuto has become O’Rielly Jr. A bloviating, condescending, arrogant, self agrandizing, narrsistic, ass hole. Did I forget anything?
The grandstanding lawsuit by “look! I’m a conservative” Boehner, will be used as a fundraising ploy by the RNC
He reminded me of BOR when he was having his tirade. Why I don’t listen to him either!
I agree. I tried to see both sides during this segment and they both had valid points. But as we know, both the media and the republicans have really turned a blind eye to all of Obama’s tyranny and outright destructiveness and once again, the politicians are coming up with another excuse to not fix the real problem. Impeachment and passing bills to defund all of the problem departments would open people’s eyes. Yet nothing is being done and the media, including Fox, refuse to fully investigate the issues of eligibility and the fact that all of Obama’s actions are deliberate and he is not tone-deaf to what is happening in the country because this is the outcome he wants.
I was extremely disappointed in Cavuto. He wouldn’t allow Bachman to answer his question, he browbeated her. He was an abject jackass. I usually like his program, not this one.
Was he so overbearing because he was dealing with a woman??
No, Fox just deals with conservatives this way now. It is Rove News
Cavuto is one of the few I can watch on either fox channel, but I didn’t see the interview.
I can't stand the way he constantly interrupts his guests. If he does't want to hear what they have to say, don't invite them on the show.
I'd like to see one of them just get up and walk off the set. Let him interview himself.
Impeachment would be easy (done in the House).
Removal would be darned near impossible, if at all, with a rat-controlled Senate.
The question could be asked if he initiated the lawsuit years ago, ‘why now?”
No matter when it was filed someone will always ask the ‘why now’ question.