Video: Bachmann zaps heckler over maternity care

posted at 1:36 pm on August 28, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Courtesy of The College Politico, who captures Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)’s quick-witted reply to a heckler at her contentious town-hall forum on health care. Bachmann held up a stack of headlines about the health-care crisis in the UK, especially a report about how 4,000 women had to give birth in corridors due to a resource shortage in the NHS. When the heckler tries to disrupt her, Bachmann offers her version of Complete Moral Authority:

“I’ve given birth here probably more times than you, sir.”

I’d say. She has given birth to five children, and a home to 23 foster children. It’s hard to argue against her on maternity-care expertise.

It’s even more difficult to dismiss the report Bachmann wanted to highlight:

The lives of mothers and babies are being put at risk as births in locations ranging from lifts to toilets – even a caravan – went up 15 per cent last year to almost 4,000.

Health chiefs admit a lack of maternity beds is partly to blame for the crisis, with hundreds of women in labour being turned away from hospitals because they are full.

Latest figures show that over the past two years there were at least:

* 63 births in ambulances and 608 in transit to hospitals;
* 117 births in A&E departments, four in minor injury units and two in medical assessment areas;
* 115 births on other hospital wards and 36 in other unspecified areas including corridors;
* 399 in parts of maternity units other than labour beds, including postnatal and antenatal wards and reception areas.

Additionally, overstretched maternity units shut their doors to any more women in labour on 553 occasions last year.

On top of that, an NHS patient-advocacy group’s study shows that more than a million NHS patients received “appalling care” from the government-run health-care system:

The charity has disclosed a horrifying catalogue of elderly people left in pain, in soiled bed clothes, denied adequate food and drink, and suffering from repeatedly cancelled operations, missed diagnoses and dismissive staff.

The Patients Association said the dossier proves that while the scale of the scandal at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust – where up to 1,200 people died through failings in urgent care – was a one off, there are repeated examples they have uncovered of the same appalling standards throughout the NHS.

While the criticisms cover all aspects of hospital care, the treatment and attitude of nurses stands out as a repeated theme across almost all of the cases.

Update: Fixed the quote.

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“I’ve probably given birth more times than you, sir.”

Oh Snaps!

jharada on August 28, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Love her.

ctmom on August 28, 2009 at 1:39 PM

The charity has disclosed a horrifying catalogue of elderly people left in pain, in soiled bed clothes, denied adequate food and drink, and suffering from repeatedly cancelled operations, missed diagnoses and dismissive staff.

But did they get their red pills?

highhopes on August 28, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Dude’s a liberal. We can’t automatically assume that he hasn’t given birth.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Zing!

Isn’t that heckler a part of the mob group–VRWC?

conservative pilgrim on August 28, 2009 at 1:39 PM

PWNED

rockmom on August 28, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Classic one-liner!

taney71 on August 28, 2009 at 1:41 PM

For some reason Charles Johnson of the once great blog Little Green Footballs, has a major hard on for Michelle Bachmann.

Hilts on August 28, 2009 at 1:41 PM

Additionally, overstretched maternity units shut their doors to any more women in labour on 553 occasions last year.

I’m sorry maam but the soonest we can fit you in is next Tuesday. Do you think you could hold off going into labor until then?

highhopes on August 28, 2009 at 1:41 PM

That’s a tough one to refute.

Olbermamn could reply, ‘But I have a uterus, too’.

Others will have to come up with a different answer.

SteveMG on August 28, 2009 at 1:41 PM

” I know chidbirth, and sir, you do not.”

ICBM on August 28, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Y’all know these NHS comparisons are apples to oranges…right? No ones voting on instituting an american NHS. Stop arguing around straw men, theres surely enough poor law in the current plans to take issue with.

As for her ‘retort’, i know plenty of women who’ve given birth that aren’t exactly experts on the implications of health care policy on maternity and pre-natal care. That one could even for a moment assume that just because someones had a child that their arguments on health policy are somehow more valid…thats just silly.

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Bachmann zaps heckler

Darn you, Ed. Thought I was going to see her taze some radical.

faraway on August 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Next!

stlpatriot on August 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM

I’m just waiting for crr6 to show up and tell us how the NHS is so much better than what we’ve got in America.

gwelf on August 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM

“I’ve probably given birth more times than you, sir.”

FTW!

DamnCat on August 28, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Sit your dead butt down there buddy.

ted c on August 28, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Conservative women are some ballsy broads – WOOT!!

Ris4victory on August 28, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Y’all know these NHS comparisons are apples to oranges…right? No ones voting on instituting an american NHS. Stop arguing around straw men, theres surely enough poor law in the current plans to take issue with.

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Perhaps you could help explain that to the liberals who have been mounting defenses of the NHS system, saying we need to change our system to meet the level of care the NHS provides, and have even been putting “I Love NHS” on their Twitter icons.

As for her ‘retort’, i know plenty of women who’ve given birth that aren’t exactly experts on the implications of health care policy on maternity and pre-natal care. That one could even for a moment assume that just because someones had a child that their arguments on health policy are somehow more valid…thats just silly.

I think a woman who’s given birth five times probably knows how babies and mothers are treated here better than, what is likely, a twenty-something liberal male.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:45 PM

*snicker*

This is one of those gender things.

Until a man can say they have, this is something that women should be more worried about then men.

Bachmann.. well done! H/T to you.

upinak on August 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM

I can’t help it I love this woman. What I do not understand is why is it the women are currently the ones packing the pelotas in the republican party.

HoustonRight on August 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM

My wife and I saved up for a year to have our second child because we don’t have maternity. By paying cash for it, all expenses were cut in half for both the OB costs and the hospital costs. The grand total for our second son, born in Houston, was a little over $6,000. For only 6 grand all care from the first OB visit a few weeks after my wife knew she was pregnant to three or four weeks after he was born was covered. Considering the govt gave out 4500 for clunker trade-ins, I’d say 6000 bucks to bring a human being into the world is pretty freaking unbelievable. I don’t want to trade that so my wife can give birth in a bathroom, even if that wonderful care were “free”.

Weight of Glory on August 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Let me guess. The heckler watches BSNBC and as a result has an irrational hatred for Bachmann.

Doughboy on August 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM

That one could even for a moment assume that just because someones had a child that their arguments on health policy are somehow more valid…thats just silly.

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Cool. Non-African-Americans can now comment on African-American issues.

WashJeff on August 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Michele Bachmann is great. She’s sharp, quick-witted, devoted to our Constitutional structure, and unafraid of being attacked by the treasonous left or the media. Bachmann is a rock and a great fighter for America. She is one of my absolute favorites. I have great respect for her and hope that her voice moves more to the forefront.

progressoverpeace on August 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Cool. Non-African-Americans can now comment on African-American issues.

WashJeff on August 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Er, no. You’re still not permitted to comment in African American issues, Hispanic issues, or any non-white, non-conservative issue.

Only liberals are permitted to comment on such cases, you know.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:47 PM

I’m just waiting for crr6 to show up and tell us how the NHS is so much better than what we’ve got in America.

gwelf on August 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Why wait when Ernesto just showed up?

Y’all know these NHS comparisons are apples to oranges…right? No ones voting on instituting an american NHS. Stop arguing around straw men, theres surely enough poor law in the current plans to take issue with.
ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM

***face palm***

Knucklehead on August 28, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Liberals don’t give birth, they abort.

faraway on August 28, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Michele B ought to run for president. She’s awesome and takes no shiite from these tool bags.

ted c on August 28, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Love it!

publiuspen on August 28, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Man, that smackdown had to hurt. Buh Bye. I love strong Conservative women.

kingsjester on August 28, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Hey I don’t care what you say……….I trust the Messiah – he is totally consistent: in other words he lies 100% of the time! Now that’s a Dem you can count on!

Cinday Blackburn on August 28, 2009 at 1:48 PM

And then went on to say about her birth in the hospital with the finest care, with a huge applause…that is the way to shut down a heckler.
The guy was seen crawling out on his belly whimpering like a little girl….

right2bright on August 28, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Because only Spartan women give birth to real men.

Darksean on August 28, 2009 at 1:49 PM

If that were Hillary… 24/7 on the cable outlets… and the Couric lead (if CBS News is still on the air).

mankai on August 28, 2009 at 1:49 PM

I think a woman who’s given birth five times probably knows how babies and mothers are treated here better than, what is likely, a twenty-something liberal male.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:45 PM

So why are there any male OB/GYN’s? If only females who’ve given birth can give reasoned answers on issues of that sort of treatment, why do we let men study it?

Perhaps you could help explain that to the liberals who have been mounting defenses of the NHS system, saying we need to change our system to meet the level of care the NHS provides, and have even been putting “I Love NHS” on their Twitter icons.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Eh, ive got no answer to that. As i’ve always said here, just because i find a small fault in someone’s logic here…doesnt mean i can justify what a lot of liberals are doing with their politically active lives

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 1:50 PM

But did they get their red pills?

highhopes on August 28, 2009 at 1:39 PM

They got the blue pills, they were cheaper.

farright on August 28, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Not to be a stickler but she’s says:
“I’ve given birth here probably more times than you sir”

CarolynM on August 28, 2009 at 1:51 PM

That was great. Conservative lasses is a hoot. She and Sarah oughta pal around. They’d make a great ticket in 2012.

Jed1899 on August 28, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Michele B ought to run for president. She’s awesome and takes no shiite from these tool bags.

If I had to pick between Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann for President, it would be Michelle in a heartbeat.

Having those two women compete for the nomination in 2012 would make for a very interesting election…

Conservative Samizdat on August 28, 2009 at 1:52 PM

Love Bachmann! Her and Palin could care less what people say about them.

deidre on August 28, 2009 at 1:52 PM

Probably. LMAO!

Fletch54 on August 28, 2009 at 1:52 PM

So why are there any male OB/GYN’s? If only females who’ve given birth can give reasoned answers on issues of that sort of treatment, why do we let men study it?

Wait. Wait. I didn’t say only females who’ve given birth can comment. I said females who’ve given birth multiple times probably knows how mothers and babies are treated here better than twenty-something liberal males.

Eh, ive got no answer to that. As i’ve always said here, just because i find a small fault in someone’s logic here…doesnt mean i can justify what a lot of liberals are doing with their politically active lives

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 1:50 PM

They seem to think that the bill their leadership is passing would bring about an NHS-style system. Barney Frank is bragging, along with other liberal leadership, that we’ll have a single-payer system. Obama has spent years talking about the need for an NHS-style system.

I have to assume that we’re looking at, at least an eventual, NHS-style system.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:53 PM

That response sure beats Barbara Frank asking what planet his voter spends most of her time on, or McCaskill whining that she ‘just doesn’t get it’ on why people were yelling..

tatersalad on August 28, 2009 at 1:53 PM

It is at least some what comforting to know that someone like her can get elected in a state where a profesional wrestler was governor and a washed up comedian is a senator.

Gulchie on August 28, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Oh, and I like how males can comment on women health issues…until it comes to abortion. Suddenly they can have no opinion or say whatsoever.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Dude’s a liberal. We can’t automatically assume that he hasn’t given birth.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:39 PM

+1 (true!)

VibrioCocci on August 28, 2009 at 1:53 PM

For some reason Charles Johnson of the once great blog Little Green Footballs, has a major hard on for Michelle Bachmann.

Hilts on August 28, 2009 at 1:41 PM

What are you talking about? Charles has never had one for any woman!

Andy in Agoura Hills on August 28, 2009 at 1:54 PM

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Actually, if you watch the clip, you’ll find that she said something different than quoted. She was noting a report on terrible UK birthing conditions when a heckler shouted “That happens here.” or “That’s happening here.” to which she retorted:

“I’ve probably given birth here probably more times than you, sir.”

So she might be an expert on the conditions “here”, if not maternity care as a whole.

Thank you, come again.

Abby Adams on August 28, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Love. Her.

My second favorite Warrior Woman.

Charles Johnson has a hardon for Bachmann? I haven’t visited his site since he chugged the koolade. Johnson did his country a great service by exposing Rathergate, but since then he’s done nothing good at all. Just another Lib who had a come-to-Jesus moment after 9/11. As soon as the Lightworker appeared, Chas swigged the koolade and was lost to us.

Want to make Charles mad? Ask him why he suudenly and completely dropped his crusade against sockpuppetry. Hint: he was about to be exposed for it himself.

BlueStateBilly on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Bachman/Palin or Palin/Bachman 2012.

Liz Cheney could be substituted for either.

CONSERVATIVE WOMEN ROCK BABY !

stenwin77 on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Dude’s a liberal. We can’t automatically assume that he hasn’t given birth.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Nice :) I was already laughing at Backmann’s wit…

Conservative Voice on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Conservative women rock! Take a note men of the GOP.

cubachi on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

While the criticisms cover all aspects of hospital care, the treatment and attitude of nurses stands out as a repeated theme across almost all of the cases.

At this point in time in America, you can still get a nurse to care about your situation. I understand where nurses are over-worked at times in our hospitals, but you can still get a positive reaction if you ask nice enough/loud enough. At least that is my limited experience when dealing with hospitals.

How long has the UK had the NHS? This is what our our health care will look like in 30 years or less if we go through with this proposed health care plan. Even if nurses and doctors are still privately employed, this type of system helps to create the “It’s not my problem” attitude. In a way you can’t blame the nurses, but it’s the system in which they are forced to work.

CBP on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

I can’t help it I love this woman. What I do not understand is why is it the women are currently the ones packing the pelotas in the republican party.

HoustonRight on August 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM

I was just going to say the same thing. :) Many, many of the Tea Parties are being organized by stay at home Mom’s. Our local parties were (we’ve had 3 here so far). I think a lot of women, Mom’s, are seeing the possibility of their children losing out and are fighting mad.

Shiny_Tiara on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Barbara Frank

tatersalad on August 28, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Your Freudian slip is showing.

VibrioCocci on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Have you given birth?

squeezed a lemon through that hole?

No?

Then STFU up idiot. Male OBGYN are only good at one thing. They sometimes have a little bit gentler hand… other then that they don’t know anymore then anyone else.

Ugh.. idiot.

upinak on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

I don’t know much about her. 23 foster kids?

*jeesh*

AnninCA on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

What are you talking about? Charles has never had one for any woman!

Andy in Agoura Hills on August 28, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Just his hand.

upinak on August 28, 2009 at 1:56 PM

” I know chidbirth, and sir, you do not.”

ICBM on August 28, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Or…

“I know childbirth, and sir, you’re no smarter than afterbirth.”

SouthernGent on August 28, 2009 at 1:57 PM

I think a woman who’s given birth five times probably knows how babies and mothers are treated here better than, what is likely, a twenty-something liberal male.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:45 PM

So why are there any male OB/GYN’s? If only females who’ve given birth can give reasoned answers on issues of that sort of treatment, why do we let men study it?

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Nice straw man Ernie.

forest on August 28, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Charles Johnson has a hardon for Bachmann?

He has a hard on for just about any conservative. That blog (LGF) has totally changed and is virtually unrecognizable. By the way his minions who have their own blogs brag about de-linking Hot Air (and Hot Air is not on LGF’s blog roll either) so why does Allah and Captain ed still link to LGF?

Hilts on August 28, 2009 at 1:57 PM

She has a beautiful mind…

Spenol on August 28, 2009 at 1:57 PM

squeezed a lemon through that hole?

upinak on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Again, we’re talking about liberals. We can’t automatically assume that they haven’t. In fact, I’m pretty sure a large chunk of the liberal male base has done just that.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Y’all know these NHS comparisons are apples to oranges…right? No ones voting on instituting an american NHS. Stop arguing around straw men, theres surely enough poor law in the current plans to take issue with.

As for her ‘retort’, i know plenty of women who’ve given birth that aren’t exactly experts on the implications of health care policy on maternity and pre-natal care. That one could even for a moment assume that just because someones had a child that their arguments on health policy are somehow more valid…thats just silly.

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM

I disagree that it’s an apple to oranges comparison. Liberals are trying to push us into single payer. It may not end up exactly like NHS or Canada but it will be similar – a drop in the quality and availability of care. It’s important to talk about the NHS and Canada etc because it’s held up as some sort of utopia by liberals as to what they want to achieve. Their plan proposes astronomical costs to achieve the same result of other systems we can examine – and these systems provide worse care.

Medicare is in debt to the tune of ~35 TRILLION and loses hundreds of billions per year in fraud. It’s going to go bankrupt. ObamaCare will go bankrupt. We’ll I should add a caveat – they won’t go bankrupt if they stop paying for medical care (e.g., death panels, massive rationing etc).

Liberals like to pretend ObamaCare will provide competition to evil insurance companies but this is false and they know it (how many video clips have I seen already where they tell constituents and special interest groups this is a trojan horse?). Medicare doesn’t pay the actual cost of procedures and treatments. These costs they don’t pay are shifted to those of us who pay for insurance making it more expensive. So the government is going to ‘compete’ with insurance companies but can offer drastically lower prices for the same ‘coverage’ because they will shift their administrative costs via accounting tricks and simply go into debt and raise taxes to cover the red ink. A company can’t simply go into 35 trillion in debt and force people everywhere to give them money. This isn’t competition.

Also, back to Medicare not paying the full cost of care. Liberals like to ignore how this will affect actual healthcare when it’s the norm. Doctors will have to be willing – across the board – to do their job at a steep discount. Some specialities, like anaesthesiology, will be practically impossible to practice as they have a very high expense in malpractice insurance and will have about a 80% reduction in income (going off what Medicare pays them). The high quality of care and innovation in America will be killed.

gwelf on August 28, 2009 at 1:58 PM

As for her ‘retort’, i know plenty of women who’ve given birth that aren’t exactly experts on the implications of health care policy on maternity and pre-natal care. That one could even for a moment assume that just because someones had a child that their arguments on health policy are somehow more valid…thats just silly.

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Did you read her bio? Not only is she a lawyer with a specialty in tax law, she’s a small business owner in the healthcare field. I’ll grant you that merely the act of having a child does not make one an expert on health policy if you concede that Bachmann probably is more qualified to discuss the issues than most of her colleagues in the Congress.

Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, live in Stillwater where they own a small business mental health care practice that employs 42 people. The Bachmanns have five children, Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia. In addition, the Bachmanns have opened their home to 23 foster children, which has inspired Congresswoman Bachmann to become one of Congress’ leading advocates for foster and adopted children.

highhopes on August 28, 2009 at 1:58 PM

The charity has disclosed a horrifying catalogue of elderly people left in pain, in soiled bed clothes, denied adequate food and drink, and suffering from repeatedly cancelled operations, missed diagnoses and dismissive staff.

We have the identical situation here. If your loved one ever goes into the hospital, you go with him/her. My father-in-law laid for hours in his own filth until several of his daughters and sons-in-law took turns being his in-room patient advocate — and, in cases where the staff was too hot and bothered to change out the sheets, we changed them out ourselves. I have no doubt that these nurses (if such is the correct term to use) are unionized and could give a rat’s behind.

But I will say this much — my father-in-law had a hospital room and was under the care of good doctors and nurses (except the night shift).

unclesmrgol on August 28, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Actually, I think the quote is “I’ve given birth here probably more times than you, sir”

Which is completely relevant to what she’s talking about. She’s given birth HERE, in this country, and can tell you that the care she received is far better than what they’re getting in the UK.

CookeyD on August 28, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Again, we’re talking about liberals. We can’t automatically assume that they haven’t. In fact, I’m pretty sure a large chunk of the liberal male base has done just that.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:57 PM

amer.. come on I am not talking THAT hole. I don’t need to see an image of a jelly jar and a potato anymore then I need to see a man who thinks that he knows what child birth feels like. If he wants to know… I have a pair of plyers and a VERY good grip.

upinak on August 28, 2009 at 1:59 PM

I don’t like this idea of “moral expertise” on any issue simply because one is male or female. I mean, the feminazis do this same kind of thing to defend abortion.

BigD on August 28, 2009 at 1:59 PM

why does Allah and Captain ed still link to LGF?

Hilts on August 28, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Good question. LGF has become indistingushable from Andrew Sullivan’s blog.

What gives, Allah & Ed?

Norwegian on August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM

I don’t know much about her. 23 foster kids?

*jeesh*

AnninCA on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

I didn’t know that either. Liberals keep saying she’s the Devil incarnate. If trying to demonize Bachmann is the best plan they can come up with, they are in deeper doo doo in 2010 than I thought they were.

forest on August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM

In fact, I’m pretty sure a large chunk of the liberal male base has done just that.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Ahnold did it. Oh wait …

VibrioCocci on August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM

It’s true. Men don’t give birth; they provide the safe environment and devote themselves to the follow-through. That’s what had that shite confused; he thinks it’s a ‘societally shared’ responsibility… if not someone else’s altogether. What these %#&#-tards don’t understand is that when you start limiting the options, reponsible parents might feel some good old-fashioned murderous rage. And rightly so.

Doorgunner on August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM

upinak on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

How bout you STFU, idiot. Take a deep breath, and realize that just because someone gave birth in an american hospital does not make their argument more or less valid than someone who has not. Now, does Michelle here know more about maternity care in the US than say, a career think-tanker who studies medical policies and their effects on treatment? No. Because anecdotal experience does not create a compelling argument. You need data points, you need analysis. Sorry if i wont accept “i gave birth” as a compelling argument against a public health insurance plan.

Oh, and no need to be so rude. You didnt see me telling anyone to shut up or calling anyone an idiot in my comment, what got you so mad?

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Want to make Charles mad? Ask him why he suudenly and completely dropped his crusade against sockpuppetry. Hint: he was about to be exposed for it himself.

BlueStateBilly on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Are you telling us that Charles was trolling his own blog?

Do tell!

Knucklehead on August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM

amer.. come on I am not talking THAT hole.

upinak on August 28, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Ah, sorry. Wires got crossed there.

I don’t need to see an image of a jelly jar and a potato anymore then I need to see a man who thinks that he knows what child birth feels like. If he wants to know… I have a pair of plyers and a VERY good grip.

Remind me to never ask you what child birth feels like.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 2:01 PM

I watched this vid earlier this morning. I am so turned on.

Palin, Bachmann… now there’s a political menage a three I would not mind having.

I SAID POLITICAL, you filthy minded trolls!

madmonkphotog on August 28, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Good for Rep. Bachmann!!!!!

Libs don’t like ballsy women from the Republican Party. Hopefully, there’s a good future for her.

yoda on August 28, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Hollywood Townhall Squares

“I’ll take Michele Bachman for the win”

portlandon on August 28, 2009 at 2:02 PM

It’s not that he wants to have babies. He wants the right to have babies.

What? Where’s the fetus going to gestate? Are you going to keep it in a box?

(Life of Brian)

viking01 on August 28, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Male OBGYN are only good at one thing. They sometimes have a little bit gentler hand… other then that they don’t know anymore then anyone else.

Ugh.. idiot.

upinak on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

I found that male GYNs are more sympathetic to a woman’s issues..because they DON’T know what we go through. Women, on the other hand tell you, ‘Yeah, been there, done that, got the t-shirt’….and make you feel guilty for complaining that your uterus is about to fall out.

HornetSting on August 28, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Freakin’ liberal idiots are blind to their dystopian ways. And again, it goes directly to their twisted worldview that they are god themselves.

kirkill on August 28, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Oh, and no need to be so rude. You didnt see me telling anyone to shut up or calling anyone an idiot in my comment, what got you so mad?

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Ernesto meets upinak.

BigD on August 28, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Urology Department.. Can you hold please?

ttime500 on August 28, 2009 at 2:03 PM

She says in her email she could use a couple more of bucks to her campaign . On the way .

borntoraisehogs on August 28, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Cool. Non-African-Americans can now comment on African-American issues.

WashJeff on August 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Er, no. You’re still not permitted to comment in African American issues, Hispanic issues, or any non-white, non-conservative issue.

Only liberals are permitted to comment on such cases, you know.

amerpundit on August 28, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Not to mention how’d Jeff escape from his Americorp camp?

Sapwolf on August 28, 2009 at 2:04 PM

Thank you Michele! Keep fighting for freedom! For anyone looking for what to do with those donations you used to make to the RNC, her fund is a good spot.

Christian Conservative on August 28, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Take a deep breath, and realize that just because someone gave birth in an american hospital does not make their argument more or less valid than someone who has not.
ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Spoken like a male… who has never given birth. What a concept!

HornetSting on August 28, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Naa I like my female one better. She may be rough, but at least she has answers.

upinak on August 28, 2009 at 2:05 PM

She has given birth to five children, and a home to 23 foster children. It’s hard to argue against her on maternity-care expertise.

…Her first baby came out sideways, she didn’t scream or nothin.

WashJeff on August 28, 2009 at 2:05 PM

Speaking of strong women…two of my favorites have joined the thread. Liberal men just can’t appreciate strong women. I hope we hear more from Sarah, this Michelle, and, of course, our own MM.

kingsjester on August 28, 2009 at 2:06 PM

For some reason Charles Johnson of the once great blog Little Green Footballs, has a major hard on for Michelle Bachmann.

Hilts on August 28, 2009 at 1:41 PM

Mr. Johnson insinuates that anyone who has any interaction with Ron Paul is a Ron Paul Truther / Birther / Creationist. Since Ms. Bachmann apparently (according to Johnson) attends a meeting with fellow Congressman Paul on a regular basis, she is guilty by association. Nevermind how much sense she makes, and never mind that crazy Unlce Paul’s ranting and raving about the Fed has turned out to be amazingly prescient.

Guilt by association. Character assasination. Zero tolerance for dissent. Fox, Beck, Hannity and Napolitano bashing (and by extension Michelle Malkin bashing since MM appears on these shows regularly) . These are the tools which Mr. Johnson uses to quell his unruly echo chamber these days.

So again, I ask; Why does Hot Air link to LittleGreenFootballs, a looney bin of hate and bigotry?

DrW on August 28, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Are you telling us that Charles was trolling his own blog?

Do tell!

He was trolling other blogs pretending to be someone else.

Word got out and people were even responding to his sockpuppet with “That you, Charles?” and stuff like that.

The posts at LGF accusing other people of sockpuppetry stopped right about then.

BlueStateBilly on August 28, 2009 at 2:06 PM

…..what got you so mad?

ernesto on August 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Try shooting a lemon through your winky…wink wink. :)

HornetSting on August 28, 2009 at 2:06 PM

AnninCA on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

If you knew anything, other being a mind numbed O-bot, then you would know that foster children are not cared for consecutively… *sheesh*

kirkill on August 28, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Not enough tazers. The headline wrote a check the story couldn’t cash.

lorien1973 on August 28, 2009 at 2:07 PM

What a contrast. Bachmann walks the walk with foster kids, Palin walks the walk with special needs kids, but all week we’ve been treated to a memorialization of a man best known for letting a woman suffocate in his car.

Yeah, libs care for the little people.

NebCon on August 28, 2009 at 2:07 PM

So again, I ask; Why does Hot Air link to LittleGreenFootballs, a looney bin of hate and bigotry?

DrW on August 28, 2009 at 2:06 PM

It is the Atlantic of the Conservative Blog World?

upinak on August 28, 2009 at 2:07 PM

can’t help it I love this woman. What I do not understand is why is it the women are currently the ones packing the pelotas in the republican party.

HoustonRight on August 28, 2009 at 1:46 PM
I was just going to say the same thing. :) Many, many of the Tea Parties are being organized by stay at home Mom’s. Our local parties were (we’ve had 3 here so far). I think a lot of women, Mom’s, are seeing the possibility of their children losing out and are fighting mad.

Shiny_Tiara on August 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Yep, the momma bear claws are coming out and you best not mess with them!

Five seems to be the magic number with these women. Cheney, Palin and Bachmann each gave birth to 5 (not to discredit Bachmann and her 23 foster kids).

thevastlane on August 28, 2009 at 2:07 PM

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