Even Bill O'Reilly criticized Michele Bachmann for outrageous CPAC remarks [VIDEO]

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Now that Bill O'Reilly has weighed in, we can officially say Bachmann's CPAC speech has been universally decried.
Michele Bachmann's no-good-very-bad week didn't improve any last night when she became the target of friendly fire from Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly.

THE BACKSTORY: Michele Bachmann's CPAC Obama blast rated "Four Pinocchios" by the Washington Post

During a segment on his show last night, O'Reilly characterized Bachmann's much-maligned CPAC blast of President Obama as the type of "nonsense" that is "obscuring serious problems in this country."

Here's a transcript of O'Reilly's remarks, followed by the raw video:
This would be much ado about nothing if not for the fact that trivial attacks on President Obama [are] obscuring serious problems in this country. Does the President live well in the White House? Yes he does. Is there money wasted there? You bet there is. But every other President in history has lived in comfort, and it looks like President Bush the younger had a bigger White House budget than Barack Obama does.

This is a trivial pursuit, and Michele Bachmann made a mistake pursuing it. With the nation now owing close to 17 trillion dollars, I wish the President was more like Pope Francis, who as a Cardinal in Argentina rejected all the lavish perks. But Mr. Obama is entitled to protection, convenience, and comfort as he runs the nation. Congresswoman Bachmann and all opponents of Mr. Obama should zero in on what's really important -- the President's failure to deal with out-of-control spending and his core beief that America is not a fair country. That's what important, not who's walking the presidential dog. By the way, that's the gardener who walks the dog and he's always walked the dogs! And how many movies the Obamas watched. Jimmy Carter watched 300 movies -- it might of been more, that was so out of control back then.

Now, it's long past time for partisans on both the right and the left to cut the nonsense and look at things clearly. We've got huge problems in America, and the President is directly responsible for some of those problems. He's not willing to compromise, he doesn't see the big economic picture, and he's way too far left for a Commander in Chief. That's what we should be focusing on.


It's not a good day when you're a Republican and Fox News is taking shots at you. But given how Bachmann's week has gone thus far, we wouldn't be surprised if even Andy Parrish ends up taking some digs at his former boss before the weekend arrives.


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13 comments
TheConservativeJerk
TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

Wait what???  All liberals know EVERYTHING that is said by hosts on FOX news is false.  Why is it relevant now?  Oops...

scoops
scoops

Oye.. Michelle Bachman is such an embarrassment to this state. I still cannot believe that anyone with half a brain would vote for her. I love how she deflects her lies with the Benghazi crap. 4 people died.. While tragic, it is nothing compared to the 100's of thousand dead in Iraq and Afghanistan on both sides.. Yet she has been cheer leading those wars non stop. Is it possible that ultra conservatives are getting crazier and stupider? Didn't think it was possible. 

Ed Burn
Ed Burn

Pretty stupid of her to focus on that stuff. And of course her admirers are stupid by default-it's a given.

Eric Kanzenbach
Eric Kanzenbach

OK, but does he do it off of the clock? Or ... does he get paid to walk the dog? She was not wrong.

GeekAaron
GeekAaron

It's interesting that O'Reilly calls the CNN anchor pursuing Bachmann an "ambush." Doesn't he have a reporter who does the same thing to people?

green23
green23 topcommenter

@TheConservativeJerk  I don't think anyone is saying that it's relevant.

 The point is that it's *amusing* to see that even conservatives are tired of and embarrassed by Bachmann....."Ooops" back to ya, Kirk.

Also, some things on FNC are outright false, but *most* is just blatantly biased and over-the-top shrill and exaggerated. 

So, are you implying that everything on Fox is true?

See, if this were Fox, the chyron right now would be reading "Kirk admits to being a liberal -- echoes liberal criticisms of FNC".

green23
green23 topcommenter

@Eric Kanzenbach My guess would be that he's salaried, not hourly. He's probably always "on the clock".

GeekAaron
GeekAaron

@Eric Kanzenbach Regardless of when he does it, calling it an excess of Obama is not completely truthful as he has walked the dogs of many presidents over the years.

Onan
Onan

@GeekAaron I believe the groundskeeper has worked for 7 administrations through the years and has always walked the pooches.

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