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.

Many members of the far-left already are calling for a ‘Night of Rage’ after the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the White House has been discussing plans to defy the ruling too. In fact, one idea floated by Biden Administration officials, according to the New York Times, includes providing abortions on military bases. So, will America experience another summer of riots? Are YOUR taxpayer dollars at risk? And what does this mean for deep-blue states? Josh Hammer, legal expert and opinion editor for Newsweek, joins Glenn to discuss what may come next...

Transcript

Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: Josh Hammer, he's the opinion editor of Newsweek. He's the host of the Josh Hammer show. He is really quite brilliant. One of the leading minds in the conservative movement, I think. Josh Hammer joins us now.

To tell us, what did you find in this decision?

JOSH: Glenn, great to be back with you, on such a momentous, and really such an emotional day, honestly. So, you know, look, as you said, this dropped recently. Funny enough, I was in the middle of getting a guest lecture from an organization on the advisory board as to when it drops. So I barely had any time to kind of skim through, let alone guess the concerning dissenting opinions. But it looks like this looks very similar, to the draft opinion that was leaked, by the Politico story, a month and a half ago, in early May. And I think those of us who were praying that the five justices from this leaked draft opinion, would have the fortitude to stiffen their spines against this unprecedented assault. Now knows that our prayers were answered, Glenn. That's really my takeaway right now.

This looks a lot like the leaked opinion. Justice Thomas and Justice Kavanaugh have some reconcurring opinions.

But unbelievable. And really just holding aside the constitutional law stuff for a second hear. Just speaking as pro-lifers, on a day like today, I think we really just need to pause. And I tweeted this out earlier. We need to just be grateful for our half century of pro-life activist forbearers. You know, this -- Glenn, this issue could have gone away after 1973. That was a long time ago. 1973. I mean, this issue could have just gone away. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the pro-life moral activist. Political activist. And, of course, yes. Legal activist. Who fought day in and day out, that makes sure this great injustice stayed front and center of our national, political conscience. And in many days, the culmination of a half century of fighting for truth and justice. But in many ways, it's also a new beginning for the pro-life fight as well, interestingly.

STU: How do you mean a new beginning for the fight? I just it's going to turn, I think we're going to see abortion turn even darker in those states that allow it. Is that -- is that what you're meaning by this?

JOSH: Well, look, for a half century now, Roe vs. Wade, and its project any, specifically, the Planned Parenthood versus Casey case of 1992.

They took away from the states obviously. They arrogated authority away from the states, the ability to attempt to nationally codify one view of the morality of abortion.

It happened to be a profoundly immoral view. So these -- the fight now shifts to the states. And the pro-life activists. And all the 50 states. Especially, obviously in red states. Purple states. I mean, admittedly some blue states like New York and California, probably won't be able to touch them there.

But we have to make sure that our side is well positioned in the state Capitols for every red, purplish, probably even light blue state, to make sure we fight for successful, cogent, and morally consistent pro-life legislation. The state of Oklahoma, actually, just north of Texas. Right where you are now, Glenn. They have been leading on this actually. Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law, a fantastic pro-life bill there in Oklahoma. A few weeks ago. Maybe a month ago or so at this point, that basically just bans abortion straightforward from conception. And there are some -- you know, obviously, likable the mother. So forth. But we really need to start thinking about trying to craft legislation now, at the state level. But to your point, I do fear that the blue states will only double down in their radicalism. Unfortunately within that will only lead to an ever greater divide, in our country, that we have today. But obviously, at the end of the day. We're going to save at the end of the day, millions and millions of unborn children. We are going to save human beings who can grow up to cure cancer, who can win Nobel prices.

I mean, this is just a tremendous win for the human species. I don't know how to say it other than that.

GLENN: I will tell you, I saw the stat, that I think it was last year or the year before. 20 percent of all pregnancies ended in abortion. 20 percent.

JOSH: Wow.

GLENN: That is -- that is a shocking number. And we do have our -- our work cut out for us. Because I -- I think that these states are going to double down. But I think, you know -- God doesn't waste anything. You know, there is no waste with God. Even the -- even the worst things that could possibly happen, turn out to be something good. You know what I mean? You're like, holy cow, how did that just happen.

And I think that evil is going to fully come unmasked. I'm telling you, Josh. I don't know how you feel about this. I think this could be the day of America's Kristallnacht. I can see these pro-life centers being burned to the ground today. They're calling for a night of rage around the country. I think evil is going to show itself. And that will scare the American people, hopefully.

JOSH: You know, I've been thinking about this a lot this week, actually. Because I've been bracing for a new kind of George Floyd summer of love, happening this summer. Coming to a city or suburb near you. Unfortunately, myself. Look, I live in Florida. I know, Glenn, you live in Texas. It is in moments like this, where I do think that where you live matters. And who your mayor is. Who your governor is, matters.

Because law and order and rioting and anarchy is not really a federal issue. It is to a limited extent. June 2020, Tom Cotton wrote this op-ed that was pretty controversial at the time.

I happen to agree with it. Where he said, quote, unquote, send in the troops. And there is some federal legislation from the reconstruction era that would justify that.

But most kind of quelling and quashing of anarchy does happen. Constitutionally speaking, at the state and local level. So at a moment like this, where I fear that you're probably not wrong. I take some solace. That Governor DeSantis is my governor. I think Texans should take some solace, that they are represented by -- by a Republican governor. The legislature there as well. So I -- I fear that you are right. I pray obviously, that no one -- it's hard.

I fear that it's something -- that something bad is happening. At the end of the day, of course. It does not mean that justices cannot do what they are supposed to do. So thank God they did that.

GLENN: So, Josh, have you looked into what the White House has been saying? The White House yesterday. In fact, do we have a clip of -- of this?

What the White House said yesterday, about the guns. And then they were turned to the -- the Scott us ruling, for Roe vs. Wade. Do we have that, please?

JOSH: Will the president accept this decision, even if he disagrees with it?

VOICE: I think it's going to come from the Supreme Court. So it's a decision we certainly are going to respond to. I'll leave it at that. Just like any other Supreme Court decision. Just like the one they did today on guns.

GLENN: So the White House won't say that they're going to accept it.

Which I don't think they will. They're talking now about taking doctors and moving them into places like Oklahoma or Texas, where abortions will be outlawed. And putting doctors on our military bases to perform abortions.

I mean, where does this go, when you have a government, that is in defiance of -- of one branch of the government?

JOSH: So there's a lot to unpack here. So we should start from first principles. The idea of judicial supremacy, and this is a peculiar thing, to say on a day like today, where such a pro-life victory has happened in Italy. But if we're going to be consistent here, the idea of judicial supremacy. The idea that the justices, have the sole and exclusive ability to interpret the Constitution for themselves. And no other Constitutional actor, in article one or article two, let alone the state. Has the ability to tentatively interpret it. That is erroneous. In fact, actually it was really Abraham Lincoln actually, who in the Dred Scott case, famously opposed judicial supremacy and flouted the Dred Scott ruling, at least as it pertains to everybody other than Dred Scott himself. I have actually argued, a former legal scholarship, in a law review article actually, that the Laconian view of how each branch of government should interpret the Constitution for itself, is correct.

Having said that. Having said that, there is a thing called prudence. And there is a thing called comedy. And in a moment like today, when it really does look like -- and I agree with you, that we are now bracing for riots through the streets. When the political rhetoric is at DEFCON one. When people are trying to assassinate Supreme Court justices. I think it would be -- at its bare minimum, a profoundly imprudent act. For the Biden administration, to try to undermine this ruling.

Now, what they might do, is they might try to kind of issue some kind of executive orders, or issue some regulations, that might try to kind of undermine it, at the edges here. But at the end of the day, the idea that this returns to the state. There's not really a whole lot they can do about that. Basically, at this point, throughout the country. Kentucky within West Virginia. Kansas. Whatever. If they want to go ahead and ban abortion, what can the Biden administration literally do about that? I mean, short of sending in the National Guard, to protect Planned Parenthood, if the state legislature of Kentucky goes ahead and bans it. There's not a whole lot they can do. And it's very difficult to envision a world, in which the Biden administration literally sends in troops to red states, to protect Planned Parenthood, if that state legislature goes ahead and bans it. So for practically speaking. This is a lot of tough talk and rhetoric. Obviously the campaign here in 2022. There's not really a whole lot that practically speaking, they can do to actually prevent red and purple states from enacting pro-life legislation.

GLENN: I'm glad to -- I'm glad to hear that. I know that they have been working on things. I mean, he has said, you know, there's executive orders, that I can employ. There are things that I can do. He's talked about a national public health emergency. Which I think is just -- is crazy. But I would hope, that the president would come out and say, we strongly disagree with this. And you're right. The court is not the end all. But the court did not end abortion. It just said, the people should decide. I think that's the best kind of court ruling, on any of it. The people should decide what this is. And send it back to the states. Josh, I thank you very much. Appreciate your time. Was there -- there was another ruling, that came out today. Was it important?

JOSH: Oh, no. In comparison to this. A total nothing burger. A 5-4 decision on Medicare reimbursement related. So nothing, honestly.

GLENN: Great. Thank you very much. Appreciate it, Josh. Josh Hammer, opinion editor for Newsweek. And the host of the Josh Hammer show.

GLENN: There are two things trending on twitter right now.

Number one is praise God.

Number two trend is Night of Rage.

Good verses evil.

Build up or tear down.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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