Glenn Beck: Bachmann responds

Congressman Michele Bachmann

Glenn: Michelle Bachmann, Congresswoman from Minnesota, Congresswoman, how are you?

Bachmann: Oh, Glenn, I'm doing great and by the way, I heard that you were going to do the documentary later today. It's on my calendar. I can't wait to sit down later today to watch it.

Glenn: Thank you so much.

Bachmann: I think it will be explosive.

Glenn: Thank you so much. I appreciate it. You are one of the people that have been on the forefront ‑‑ I mean, here you are in Minnesota. I don't know how you got elected. Here you are in Minnesota ‑‑

Bachmann: I come from a tough neighborhood. Put it that way.

Glenn: And you are fighting tooth and nail and have been on the forefront of the tea party movement, really. I mean, you're one of the people that I could say safely, you're not a hidden progressive, you're not a hidden Republican. You've been there at the beginning when nobody, when it was ‑‑ when it was death to be part of this movement.

Bachmann: Before it was cool.

Glenn: Well, I don't know if it's are really going to be really cool. But here you are and you're with Arlen Specter who is ‑‑ I don't even know that I could say he's a progressive. He's just a political opportunist and has been from the very get‑go. What were your thoughts when he said to you not once but twice, act like a lady?

Bachmann: Well, I felt like he was talking down to me, like I was a little girl, like he was being stern and telling me ‑‑ he was barking and telling me to get back to the corner and be quiet

Pat: Not to the corner, Congresswoman. Back in the kitchen. Get me a sandwich, if you will.

Bachmann: I'm going to be 54 years old. I'm a mother of five kids. We raised 23 foster kids. I went ‑‑ I put myself through college. We came from very humble beginnings. I went through law school. I've been a tax litigation attorney. We started a business. We started a charter school for at‑risk kids. I mean, we ‑‑

Pat: That's your problem. You need to act like a lady. Get back in the kitchen. Get me a beer.

Glenn: Yes. But are you on the weekends wearing pants?

Bachmann: If this is how you treat women? I was floored. It was the first time I had are met him and I sat down next to him and I thought we were going to have a conversation about the last year under the Obama administration. Remember, this is right after the trouncing in Massachusetts by Scott Brown and it was really emblematic of me, Glenn, the arrogance, the out of touch arrogance of not listening to the people. He doesn't are to agree with me. He doesn't have to agree with him, but really isn't that what we're supposed to be doing in DC, stating your positions and making our arguments instead of being barked at to don't speak if you don't agree with me?

Glenn: Well, that's cute, little lady, but here's what ‑‑ I mean, I'm listening to you when you were talking to him and you made a great ‑‑ you made a great argument. You're saying, look. We created these things, less than 7 percent of the Obama administration, have any private sector experience. That's why it's calls big government and he says, well, prosperity, you said you voted for that, was never a bill. He doesn't even understand that prosperity ‑‑ he believes, as do the progressives in the administration and all through Congress, especially those who have been there far too long, they create prosperity. They actually believe that prosperity comes from some sort of bill in Washington.

Bachmann: As a matter of fact, the very first statement that Senator Specter said in the entire clip ‑‑ I realize you can't play the entire clip, but the very first statement Senator Specter makes the premise that government creates jobs and it isn't until later that I'm able to fully answer that and say government doesn't create any jobs. That's the problem. You people think that government creates jobs, but that's taking money away from taxpayers, out of the private sector to have government make work jobs. What we can do is create an environment for job creation, cutting taxes all the rest. We all know what that is and, really, this isn't rocket science. We could turn this country around next quarter if we wanted to do. All we have to do is put the fundamentals in place. Stop spending money, reel the money in that hasn't been spent, cancel programs, and dramatically cut taxes. No one should pay more than 22 percent in taxes, no one. No business should pay more than 9 percent in taxes. No one should are pay a ‑‑

Glenn: Hold on just a second.

Bachmann: Capital gains should be zero.

Glenn: Hold on, hold on.

Pat: Act like a lady.

Glenn: Pat, would you do me a favor? I'm just listening to her. Would you just turn down the lights a little bit? I mean, it was really ‑‑

Pat: It was sensual what she was saying.

Glenn: I mean, Arlen Specter could have been saying this to me and it would have still been sensual. That's like conservative libertarian porn that you're talking about, that you give people their own money. That's crazy.

Pat: Nobody pays more than 22 percent? I can't even fathom it. I can't even fathom it.

Bachmann: I just love prosperity. I love it. And if you look back in the recent history with the Cold War, the Soviet Union didn't lose the Cold War for lack of will. It was for lack of money, lack of rubles. As I look at our present situation, at what we're looking at in the next 5 to 8 years, max, because we are broke, dead broke. If question don't turn this around, that will impact our national security, without a doubt.

Glenn: Would you are ‑‑ I said this ‑‑ mark this down on your calendars. I said this, I think it was, in the early, early spring, maybe late winter, before the election, I said to Sarah Palin, would you are consider being Vice‑President if anyone asked you. Of she said, no, no, no, no, no. Michelle Bachmann, would you are consider running for President?

Bachmann: Oh, goodness. I haven't thought about that. Right now I'm Nancy Pelosi's No. 1 target to get rid of. She's slated me for defeat and I am her No. 1 target. All I think about now is trying to get reelected in a very tough neighborhood in Minnesota, Al Franken country.

Glenn: I would take that as a yes.

Pat: Sure, yeah.

Glenn: I'll take it as a yes, I'll do it, yes. Yeah. Good.

Bachmann: What did you just say?

Glenn: We just announced that you are going to run for ‑‑ whether you like it or not, you're going to run for President.

Bachmann: I'm running for reelection in the House and Senate. Look. I've got a bull's eye on my forehead and Nancy Pelosi is aiming for it.

Glenn: Whatever, whatever, whatever. Could you hang on? Do you have time?

Bachmann: Sure. You bet.

Glenn: Hang on just a second. We'll be back in just a second. I've got a couple of more questions that we would like to ask. Do it like Arlen Specter.

Pat: First of all, we would like her to act like a lady and get us a beer. That's the first thing.

Glenn: I mean, gosh, it's like he's out of a time tunnel. He's like out of a time tunnel

Pat: What is it that she's doing? She's wearing these pants.

Glenn: Driving.

Pat: They drive. They work. Getting out of the house without their husband's position.

Glenn: Michelle Bachmann is with us. She is, of course, the lead singer of Bachmann Turner Overdrive and now ‑‑

Pat: Her voice is a little deeper in the band.

Glenn: Well, you know. The ‑‑ but she has been ‑‑ she's now a Congresswoman and one of the good, hard fighting members of Congress in Washington DC and, Michelle, dare I say it, one of the only members of Congress that I actually trust.

Bachmann: I'm taking care of business, baby. That's what I'm doing.

Glenn: We had you on because we were talking a little bit about how you felt to have Arlen Specter say these things that I felt like came out of 1956, but, of course, nobody on the progressive left will, you know, highlight those things. Is this getting a lot of press? Do you know?

Bachmann: It is all over Pennsylvania. That's what I understand.

Glenn: Yeah. Well, it should.

Bachmann: It's not going really well.

Glenn: It exposes him as a nightmare

Bachmann: And the thing is, honestly, I'm not a victim. I can take care of myself. That's the problem, but it was really to me, again, emblematic of what we saw earlier this week in Massachusetts, the arrogance that's out there right now in Washington DC. We know better. We've got a big design and a plan that we're going to put into place. We don't care what you people think. After all, what do we care? It's your money we're spending. And that whole attitude seemed to come out when we had this interplay, Arlen Specter and I and I was just floored. I thought, you just took a trouncing. I mean, you guys have been shellacked and now you're keeping this up? I was amazed that he hasn't sobered up.

Glenn: Because I don't think they ‑‑ now, wait a minute. We're breaking news here. I don't think he ‑‑ he was drunk?

Pat: I think she's talking sobered up in the political sense.

Glenn: Okay. All right. In the political sense. Michelle was, like, dear God. What did I say? I was kidding, Michelle. I knew what you were saying.

Stu: And you wonder why politicians never want to come on. Huh.

Glenn: Politicians never want to come on my show. Okay. Michelle, here's what I want to ask. I was to go to Boston for a second and two quick questions, because we're running out of time. One, do you think, because you're the No. 1 target against Nancy Pelosi, do you think this whole, oh, health care is dead, is true? I think they're going to assemble it one piece at a time. They're not stopping. They haven't changed.

Bachmann: I don't think it's dead because there's a trica of President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid. This is their dream come true. They recognize that socialized medicine is the very center of social ‑‑ of socialism. They're not going to give it up because these people are committed to that dream. President Obama said to the Republicans right after he came into office, he said, I would prefer to enact my agenda and be a one‑term President rather than be a two‑term President and not enact my agenda. He knows they will never have this type of support and numbers again. I think they'll buy off whoever they can possibly buy off. Somebody on the Republican said, if they possibly can, and pass their bill. I think they're going to go forward and I don't think we can give up. That's why next Wednesday we're going to announce our next step for patriots in this country. We're going to have a press conference at the Capitol, because that's the State of the union, that evening, and we're going to have a press conference announcing where we go from here. It's a Declaration of Independence, but a declaration of health care independence, and we're going to have patriots and we're inviting the people to come, too, to sign this document that says we reject what they want, the centralized government approach, and what we want is no back room deals, no political favoritism, no doing a bill behind closed doors. You read the thing before you actually vote on it. Some very simple things. Don't add to the crushing debt. Don't add to the State crushing debt. Things that are vital ‑‑ you know, all these things ‑‑ we're going to sign this.

Glenn: Get this to me. Will you? I would love to see that.

Bachmann: I will. I will.

Glenn: The other question is I'm getting some heat because I was joking about Scott Brown and I don't know who Scott Brown is. I mean, other than what I see in, you know, you know, on television, etc., etc., and what research you can do, but, you know, people were automatically saying he's going to be the next President of the United States, etc., etc., and I'm like, Can we slow down and have somebody accomplish something before we just anoint them President of the United States? We saw how that is working out the last time we did it. And he made a comment on stage and we were joking about it and many people in the Republican party are very upset at me because they say, oh, he was just giving us hope and now you're going to tear him down. I think when we can't joke about people on both sides of the aisle, no matter what it is, and if we don't say, Hey, if the politician screws up or ‑‑ I don't care what party they're in I'm going to call them out. I think we're dead at a movement. Do you agree or disagree?

Bachmann: I think one of the greatest gifts of God to mankind is a sense of humor and sometimes people just need to take a chill pill and have a sense of humor. That's all you're trying to do and people love to prop up new idols to worship, it seems like.

Glenn: Right.

Bachmann: And this isn't "American Idol." This is the greatest country that has ever been. Let's make sure we take care of it.

Glenn: Michelle Bachmann, thank you very much. As always, a pleasure to speak to you. We'll see you tonight.

Bachmann: Thanks, Glenn

Glenn: You bet. Bye‑bye.

Bachmann: Bye‑bye.

Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.

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After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.

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Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."

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There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.

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Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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