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Fox’s Neil Cavuto and Michele Bachmann Get into Epic Shouting Match: ‘You’re Being Silly!’
Mediaite ^ | 06/25/2014 | Tina Nguyen

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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1 posted on 06/25/2014 5:40:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I just can’t trust fox anymore, not after Rupert Murdoch went all in for shamnesty and met with the first lizard....


2 posted on 06/25/2014 5:41:42 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 5:42:49 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 5:43:21 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: SeekAndFind

What Cavuto did to Bachman, Obama is doing to Congress...
and the American people!


5 posted on 06/25/2014 5:43:38 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lawsuits are a mistake. Impeachment is the answer


6 posted on 06/25/2014 5:44:57 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GraceG

Cavity is a Democrat who loves Big Government. Don’t confuse him with facts.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 5:46:04 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

Cavuto has a touch of fascist in him. Who knew until now?


8 posted on 06/25/2014 5:46:18 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: driftdiver

The chances are slim with a lawsuit; they are none for an impeachment because the Senate would summarily acquit.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 5:46:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 5:48:04 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: driftdiver

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.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 5:48:06 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: tet68
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.

12 posted on 06/25/2014 5:48:27 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The lawsuit will go nowhere.

This is nothing but more kabuki theater.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 5:48:29 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 5:48:34 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: GraceG

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
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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


15 posted on 06/25/2014 5:50:04 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


16 posted on 06/25/2014 5:50:51 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Viennacon
Exactly. If Boehner was acting in good faith he would have done this in 2013 as soon as Obama began to rewrite the Obamacare law singlehandedly.
17 posted on 06/25/2014 5:50:53 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: shove_it

Neil has a liberal slant and after all came over from NBC


18 posted on 06/25/2014 5:51:16 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: SeekAndFind
I was most pleased with Neil. He said things to her that needed to be said. Why have the Repugs taken sooooo long to do something, anything, about this lawless administration? Why now?
19 posted on 06/25/2014 5:51:23 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Viennacon

-— 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.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 5:52:05 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Eva

I can see the numbers (possibly) for impeachment.
But I don’t see any way the Senate gets to 67.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 5:52:42 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

Getting a GOP majority might enable some Democrats to unleash their secret loathing for the Big Ears.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 5:53:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: GraceG

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.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 5:54:45 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I think you’re dreaming.
What Dem is gonna cross the Chicago mob?
They make the Clinton Crime Family look like the Brady Bunch.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 5:55:17 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Neil has a liberal slant and after all came over from NBC

Oh please....I agree with him. The optics look petulant.
25 posted on 06/25/2014 5:55:47 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Viennacon

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.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 5:55:49 PM PDT by dforest
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To: GraceG

and don’t forget about this:
http://www.aim.org/media-monitor/the-saudi-prince-and-fox-news/


27 posted on 06/25/2014 5:59:54 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


28 posted on 06/25/2014 6:01:03 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Viennacon
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!”

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.

29 posted on 06/25/2014 6:01:07 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: dforest

Yes, he was an ass. Uncharacteristically so.

But it is a charade


30 posted on 06/25/2014 6:03:58 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: jwalsh07

Fascist, ass-hole, same thing...


31 posted on 06/25/2014 6:07:29 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: nascarnation

Send her your number. Every day. After a while I’ll bet you get a call from someone close to her.


32 posted on 06/25/2014 6:08:54 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: dps.inspect

LOL. Yeah, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. But you did.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 6:11:56 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: SeekAndFind

Is ‘Boner’ doing this to protect Obama from being impeached? This is like trying terrorists in civilian courts rather than military tribunal.


34 posted on 06/25/2014 6:14:46 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: nascarnation

Sure. But as long as you’re dreaming you might as well dream big


35 posted on 06/25/2014 6:18:26 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Robwin

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!!


36 posted on 06/25/2014 6:26:29 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: puppypusher
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.

I didn't hear Cavuto suggest impeachment as an alternative.

37 posted on 06/25/2014 6:26:42 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: nascarnation
During a mid-term election year, the Democrats started impeachment proceedings with nowhere near a 2/3 majority in the Senate to convict and still managed to “win”. Why? Because they dared Nixon and the Republicans.

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.

38 posted on 06/25/2014 6:29:45 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: dforest

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.


39 posted on 06/25/2014 6:39:29 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Nevertheless, folks, did you notice that the excerpt quoted only several things Cavuto said and nothing at all that Bachmann said? Why?


40 posted on 06/25/2014 6:40:57 PM PDT by CatDancer (tagline expired)
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To: lonestar

“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?


41 posted on 06/25/2014 6:46:53 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: SeekAndFind

The grandstanding lawsuit by “look! I’m a conservative” Boehner, will be used as a fundraising ploy by the RNC


42 posted on 06/25/2014 6:47:18 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: snoringbear

He reminded me of BOR when he was having his tirade. Why I don’t listen to him either!


43 posted on 06/25/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Viennacon

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.


44 posted on 06/25/2014 6:54:39 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Viennacon

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??


45 posted on 06/25/2014 6:55:40 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

No, Fox just deals with conservatives this way now. It is Rove News


46 posted on 06/25/2014 6:56:47 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: txrefugee

Cavuto is one of the few I can watch on either fox channel, but I didn’t see the interview.


47 posted on 06/25/2014 7:00:51 PM PDT by mykroar (This is an insult to the nation's intelligence and these days, that isn't easy.)
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To: lonestar
I've pretty much stopped watching him too. The last time I watched him he got carried away and interrupted himself.

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.

48 posted on 06/25/2014 7:19:42 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: nascarnation

Impeachment would be easy (done in the House).

Removal would be darned near impossible, if at all, with a rat-controlled Senate.


49 posted on 06/25/2014 7:52:17 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Robwin

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.


50 posted on 06/25/2014 7:54:21 PM PDT by Hulka
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