Rep. Michele Bachmann for President: Attacks on Tea Party darling by the left are irrational

Imagine that you're a political consultant hired by a presidential campaign. Your candidate is young, smart and attractive, and has a fervent fan base. The candidate has got it all - a bachelor's degree and two law degrees, one in tax law; five years of experience as a U.S. Treasury Department attorney in U.S. Tax Court; 10 years of combined experience in a state legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives, and an all-American family that includes five children of her own, a farm and 23 foster children.

That should be a dream candidate, right? But for some reason, the prospect of a Michele Bachmann presidency has failed to garner the respect it deserves. By that I mean any respect whatsoever.

I know from experience. A few months back, while performing the seldom-dignified duty of political punditry, I suggested on "Larry King Live" that I'd like to see her run in 2012, only to be met by laughs from the rest of the mostly liberal panel. King's own response was, "Are you kidding or do you mean that?"

Such condescending incredulity is mind-boggling. Jimmy McMillan, the Rent is Too Damn High candidate in last year's New York gubernatorial race, got more respect from the media than Bachmann does. I bet if Charlie Sheen announced his candidacy, at least a few liberals would ask with a totally straight face, "Well, what's his platform?"

I can understand that the left disagrees with Bachmann's politics - she's a far-right conservative whose platform includes pro-life, pro-family and pro-God positions. But so are Mike Huckabee and Tim Pawlenty. No one outright mocks their presidential aspirations. They are, at the very least, given the benefit of serious consideration. What is it about Bachmann that makes her any less of a serious candidate?

Is it simply that she's a woman? As a postfeminism graduate of the school of equal opportunity, I'm reluctant to play identity politics. And since I resent being called a racist for criticizing President Obama, or a nativist for supporting border control, I won't start now.

Like the irrational attacks on Sarah Palin, those on Bachmann can't just be about her gender. After all, the staunchly conservative Condoleezza Rice does not attract such visceral animosity. Nor does Nancy Pelosi, who is as much of a bleeding-heart Democrat as Bachmann is a red-meat Republican.

So what, then? Are her Midwestern mannerisms any more ripe for mockery than Donald's Trumpisms? Is she any less polished than Joe Biden? Is Hillary Clinton more likable?

Laughing at Bachmann has become a full-time obsession for liberal pundits. Chris Matthews, for one, calls her a "balloon head," accusing her of being in a "hypnotic trance." Rachel Maddow said it was inexplicable that CNN aired her Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union address.

As far as that statement was concerned, many liberals simply mocked her for an audiovisual glitch that made it seem as if she were talking with someone off-camera.

How does this incredibly accomplished woman - only the third to represent Minnesota in Congress - fail to impress the same media sages who recently gave their unconditional support to a junior senator from Illinois?

Her detractors seem to have been struck with a serious case of Bachmannitis, the kind of irrational apoplexy that resembles paranoia more than serious analysis. But it's also a compliment, of course. If they weren't afraid of her, they wouldn't care enough to dismiss her.

But the more they bully Bachmann, the more I think I was on to something when I suggested she run in 2012. And now, with rumors swirling that she's considering it, the agita she generates on the left is sure to ratchet up. As far as I'm concerned, that's a sure sign that she's actually got a shot.

Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here.


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During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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