Bachmann did NOT say Palin should wait until her kids are grown before running for President!

I’ve been reading around the web and I’m hearing a story that’s just hard for me to believe. Based on what I’ve heard I did a quick twitter search and I found a blog entry entitled:

Video: Michele Bachmann Says Sarah Palin is a Selfish Mom:

Michele Bachmann says Sarah Palin should wait till her children are grown up before she runs for the presidency – and implies that the former Alaska governor should have held off on any kind of White House campaign while she still had children in the house.

Ok now I’ve got to see this video! If this is true it’s definitely a frontal assault and one I wouldn’t expect from Congresswoman Bachmann. Here’s the video:

Here’s the full question and answer transcribed out for you by yours truly that starts at 1:50 in the video:

Host: As a conservative woman of faith, a very devout Christian faith, it seems like to me as an observer that up until Sarah Palin and you and some other, sort of trailblazers, that liberal women really dominated the role of women in politics. And I’m wondering if you don’t see that changing.

We’ve got Rebecca Clayfish, the new Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin is here. We’ve had a lot of women like Nikey Haley and many others who got elected in 2010. Do you see a generation of women with conservative convictions and Christian faith, of a belief that you can be successful outside the home but also continue to embrace the values of marriage and family. Do you see that change in the direction of the country?

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Bachmann: Well I do and I know that there were women of faith that were involved in politics before as well. There just wasn’t the level of attention on them. But certainly I think you are exactly right, that conservative women of faith have come to much higher prominence in recent years than they have before.

And one thing that I have learned throughout the course of my life, I’m 55 years old, I’ve learned that you can have it all, but not all at once. And so now, my husband and I will be married 33 years this year, we’ve been parenting for 29 years, we’ll have a high school graduation this fall – actually in a week – and this fall our youngest 2 will go off to college. So we’re coming to the conclusion now of 29 years of parenting and I think that’s one life lesson that you learn. That sometimes you just need to have patience and wait to do certain things in your life.

Host: That there’s a time and a season for everything.

Bachmann: That there’s a time and a season for everything.

This is ridiculous. She says NOTHING about Palin and Palin’s name is only mentioned tangentially by the host to note which women he sees as conservative trailblazers. The question is not about Sarah Palin.



Bachmann is answering for herself and is telling about life lessons she’s learned along the way. She’s substantiating part of the process she’s gone through in determining if she’s going to run for president, which has a lot to do with family.

If you think this is a slam at Sarah Palin, then you might just be a little too sensitive about Sarah Palin. This was recorded almost two weeks ago at the Faith and Family Coalition. She in no way mentioned Sarah Palin nor did she imply that Sarah Palin should follow the life lessons she’s learned.

That’s my take and I’m sure there will be a plenty of you that disagree. But listen to the video as it speaks for itself.

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Just as a note, I’ve seen this in several places. My goal wasn’t to attack the blog I used in this post nor any other person that writes based on this idea. My goal was to attack the idea. Period.

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Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

This post is a classic example of how conservatives have fallen for the Liberal Narrative and propagate it without even realizing it. Attacks against Sarah Palin have long since stopped being about her and are directed at her supporters. Bloggers on the Right have bought into this tactic so completely that they are doing a bang up job of destroying Sarah Palin’s chances to be anything more than The Left wants her to be: the constant target of ridicule becomes the source to ridicule conservative principles. Don’t you see what they’re doing? Sarah Palin is the epitome of articulate, passionate, conservative principles. Nobody on the scene today represents conservatism as well as she does. Those of us who support her see that. And look what The Left has managed to do. They’ve got so-called conservative bloggers, who live off content from the worst of the Liberal Left, advancing the notion… Read more »

merle
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merle

Sarah Palin what? Where’s the controversy? Michele Bachmann is fantastic. When a woman gives birth to five children, nurtures dozens more and has a career…..I’m sorry to say this gentlemen but she is one powerful person. She doesn’t do it alone but that is one powerful prayer circle they have going in that household.

Persephone
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Persephone

Eh…I’m not seeing how this was directed at Palin.

So I agree, RS, it just seems like Bachmann is answering about herself.

Persephone
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Persephone

Eh…I’m not seeing how this was directed at Palin.

So I agree, RS, it just seems like Bachmann is answering about herself.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

*puts on his progressively liberal hat*

The headline should have been:

Bachmann Says You Can’t Have It All If You Have Kids

CitizenHill
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CitizenHill

Ah yea-ah, that does in fact parrot the typical”lame-stream” media’s obfuscation of fact as truth… go figure, huh?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Wake up all……Sarah Palin is a rock star with a great record, a true conservative. There is no one like her. I can’t wait for her to debate with “Ears”. She knows how to manipulate the media. She will blow BHO away. She loves Israel. The best is the fact that SHE OWES NONE OF THE POLITICIANS in Washington NADA!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Wake up all……Sarah Palin is a rock star with a great record, a true conservative. There is no one like her. I can’t wait for her to debate with “Ears”. She knows how to manipulate the media. She will blow BHO away. She loves Israel. The best is the fact that SHE OWES NONE OF THE POLITICIANS in Washington NADA!

unseen
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unseen

hmmm on the fence here. I coud see where Bachmann was trying to show differences between herself and not just Palin but other women in office and running for office with children. and I could see where Bachmann was just making a comment of her personal beliefs.

tempest in a teapot I would say.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I hope no one gets upset that I am posting from another site, but here it goes… From the Free Republic. The larger battle. Sarah Palin: Revisiting the concept of PROXY VOTERS in a post-Huckabee era June 14, 2011 | techno Posted on June 14, 2011 7:57:49 PM CDT by techno As many of you know Mike Huckabee,on May 14,announced on his Fox weekend TV show he would NOT be running for President in 2012. That set off a chain of events in the past month culminating today with Chris Matthews, previously a foe of Michele Bachmann, who had previously ridiculed her personally and politically and dumped all over her, to now sing Bachmann’s praises for her debate performance last night. A key revelation over the course of the last month is that both Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin have surged ahead in 5-7 national polls of GOP contenders due… Read more »

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Too early. If she announces, we’ll have time to decide this. I still like Cain, Palin, Bachmann, and Santorum (who needs to up the ante a bit).

Until she announces, we don’t have her to vote for.

OF course, unless she announces, this money I plan to send to her will stay in my wallet.

Mark Smith
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Mark Smith

I have a problem with Santorum, who not only came across as nervous in a REPUBLICAN debate but seems to have built a career about poking in bedrooms. No thanks. Nobody is more divisive on social issues, un-necessarily I might add. What would he bring as a VP candidate (his only shot)? Nothing. His home state remembers him and despises him. He got TROUNCED after Terri Shiavo. And gays and “man/dog” sex? We need this argument in 2012? With a collapsing economy? He’s unelectable nation wide and would be a drag on the ticket. Palin/Bachmann/Cain/West/Rubio haven’t put both feet in their mouths like he has.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Yeah, he’s got problems, like Newt. But he’s got the right set of Constitutional principles. I can fight over the “bedroom stuff” later. Right now, this ship is going over the falls. He is one of the ones who wants to prevent it, rather than go over the falls looking slightly toward starboard.

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

What you deem as “bedroom stuff” directly relates back to Santorum’s Constitutional principle’s, as he has previously stated he believes that there is no explicit right to privacy in the Constitution. I guess he missed that Fourth Amendment thingy.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

I’ve mostly avoided wading into the “privacy” issue. Lots of Conservatives loudly bellow “it ain’t there.” To me it seems a natural thing. If you have Individual Sovereignty, that sort of includes privacy.

1) I’ve stifled that and my other libertarian leanings for now. We need to kill leftism back a bunch, and “Republicans” seem unprepared for the fight. Conservatives are ready to rumble.
2) Copyright law and other laws dealing with your personal info are all wrong. I deem that I own my info. I should be able to charge some website whatever I want, for the privilege of posting my address. My current going rate would be $500 per byte, per day.

But I’ll wait a while on that.

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

I have avoided “parties” most of my life, however if I were to politically “label” myself the closest would be a “Conservative leaning Libertarian Constitutionalist” (a mouthful, I know) and a proud member of the “Leave Me Alone Coalition”. That said I interpret the Fourth Amendment to contain an explicit expression of the right to privacy.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Me, too. Second amendment seems kid of like an underscore, for anyone who should actually need such a “reminder.”

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Me, too. Second amendment seems kid of like an underscore, for anyone who should actually need such a “reminder.”

Mark Smith
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Mark Smith

I agree with Ann Coulter. The nominee has to come as a US Senator or Governor. My choice? Two governors and a Senator: Palin, Perry, and Rubio. Mix and Match as you wish.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Gov’s only…no senators, congressman, and absolutely NO LAWYERS!!!!

Marti17
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Marti17

Does the same apply to the VP as well – just wondering?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hi Marti17……..VP No Lawyers!

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Depends on what part of the electorate needs a bit of cozenage (old horse dealing sense). Palin’s great strength is that she can win the South without having a VP from the South. Perry can say the same thing, but can’t necessarily win the MidWesterners. If we need a lawyer on the ticket, we’ll take put up with one.

But Alan West would be the best choice for any Republican Presidential candidate. Best. Choice. Period

Dan C
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Dan C

True conservative fraud bachmann did not even question lord romney on mandates during the debate! hmmmmmmm. Sarah already has during her bus tour and in interviews, and was attacked for it!

Dan C
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Dan C

Odd how talk radio has ignored Bachmann hiring rollins who has attacked sarah for roughly 2 years, and continues to do so. Multiple people have reported that Bachmann has staffers in early states badmouthing Palin as well. Interesting how the MOST “conservative” blogs dare not question bachmann on those issues. What are her accomplishments in congress by the way? What major bills were authored and passed into law? NONE.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Dan C……I agree and believe me I am not thin skinned!

PhillyCon
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PhillyCon

Ha! I laugh when people call Palin supporters thin-skinned. The drubbing I take from all my RINO friends and believe me, I am surrounded by them … hardly makes me thin skinned.

I have had every name in the book thrown at me, and friends and family are astonished. So, no being a Palin supporter means going against the grain and often times, being the only person in the room supporting her.

It may be a perception on the blogs and the web, but supporting Palin means sticking your neck out and having people ridicule you … so, I highly doubt that makes the whole of us “thin skinned.” I assure the rest of you most of us are tough and outside the box thinkers.

Derek Hanusch
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Derek Hanusch

I feel ya on that. I don’t question Bachmann’s conservatism, but hiring Ed Rollins did stick out to me too. I still wanna see how that plays out, but it does hint that maybe Bachmann has a little bit more establishment in her than I thought, or maybe that she’s just being pragmatic & trying to get her foot in the door over there at the establishment.
I’m not sure this isn’t one of those things where we’re just over analyzing though, but its worth keeping an eye on…

Derek Hanusch
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Derek Hanusch

I feel ya on that. I don’t question Bachmann’s conservatism, but hiring Ed Rollins did stick out to me too. I still wanna see how that plays out, but it does hint that maybe Bachmann has a little bit more establishment in her than I thought, or maybe that she’s just being pragmatic & trying to get her foot in the door over there at the establishment.
I’m not sure this isn’t one of those things where we’re just over analyzing though, but its worth keeping an eye on…

celestiallady
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celestiallady

This kind of stuff is going to keep happening. We might as well get used to it and try to correct what we can.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

KUDOS TO TRS! I am getting sick of this fake,NON-EXISTING,MADE UP fight between Palin and Bachmann, People need to get there facts straight!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

my facts are straight. there is no made up fight. Only Bachmann’s people trashing Palin. It’s pretty one sided. No fight.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

True which is ridiculous in my opinion. Your right, it’s not these two it’s the spin doctors involved.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Their,There,Them,They..Depends where you are standing at or whom you are speaking to,with,at. wink

The Monster
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The Monster

Where are we supposed to get our facts straight? “There”? Where’s “there”?

Yes, I’m a Language Martinet, which apparently is barely better than a child molester in the Internet world.

Marti17
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Marti17

Apparently it’s a place called “facts straight” lol. which has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with their facts being straight. smile

(btw Language Martinet – one of my peccadilloes, too)

unseen
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unseen

i think some of it is made up but the rollins attacks wer enot. Bachmann really needs to fire that guy.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

agreed

Anonymous
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Anonymous
Dead Fish Go With The Flow
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Dead Fish Go With The Flow

Thanks. I just gave them a piece of my mind.

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

Actually the author quotes a pollster, John Zogby for the lion’s share of the article with a short analysis of the rest of the field by Stephen Hess of the Brookings Institute. The article seems to be asking a question not stating a conclusion. Sorry, Fail.

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

Actually the author quotes a pollster, John Zogby for the lion’s share of the article with a short analysis of the rest of the field by Stephen Hess of the Brookings Institute. The article seems to be asking a question not stating a conclusion. Sorry, Fail.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

She’s still a backstabber. She’s still a stalking horse for Romney. Stephanopolous begged her to say something about RomneyCare today and she refused, she will not say an untoward thing about Romney or his health care mandate in Mass. She hired Ed Rollins, notorious anti-Tea Party critic whose first act as campaign manager was to call Palin stupid and unqualified. This after Palin helped Bachmann win reelection and has never said one word against her. It’s obvious, Bachmann was shut out of the leadership position she wanted in the house and was told to play ball if she wants to get ahead. She lives in D.C., hires beltway insiders critical of the Tea Party and jumps in the race with no apparent aforementioned thought. It is obvious what she is doing. She is not a serious candidate. Just watch. She is Romney’s insurance against a grassroots uprising. I’m sure she… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

She’s still a backstabber. She’s still a stalking horse for Romney. Stephanopolous begged her to say something about RomneyCare today and she refused, she will not say an untoward thing about Romney or his health care mandate in Mass. She hired Ed Rollins, notorious anti-Tea Party critic whose first act as campaign manager was to call Palin stupid and unqualified. This after Palin helped Bachmann win reelection and has never said one word against her. It’s obvious, Bachmann was shut out of the leadership position she wanted in the house and was told to play ball if she wants to get ahead. She lives in D.C., hires beltway insiders critical of the Tea Party and jumps in the race with no apparent aforementioned thought. It is obvious what she is doing. She is not a serious candidate. Just watch. She is Romney’s insurance against a grassroots uprising. I’m sure she… Read more »

Dan C
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Dan C

Bachmann is too cowardly to do it herself. That is why she hired Rollins.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

The problem with a charge of cowardice is that it requires knowledge of what “the person who may have acted in such a way” was thinking.

1) You don’t know if Bachmann has acted in any way to demean Palin. 2)You don’t know her, or her mindset.

This “piling on” is unseemly, and makes it really hard for Independents to caucus with Conservatives.

Just let the Primary process work. Save the bizarre accusations for some prosecutor somewhere.

“If it does not fit, you must remit” –Zombie Johnny Cochran

Jeremy Volkens
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Jeremy Volkens

Holy conspiracy theory Batman!

Jeremy Volkens
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Jeremy Volkens

Holy conspiracy theory Batman!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

…I’m livin’ it and seeing it everyday here in Iowa

Do you have a better explanation? It makes perfect sense and explains Bachmann’s behavior.

Your staff doesn’t launch attacks without sanction from the top.

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

They don’t? Really? Have you forgotten General McChrystal?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

…I’m livin’ it and seeing it everyday here in Iowa

Do you have a better explanation? It makes perfect sense and explains Bachmann’s behavior.

Your staff doesn’t launch attacks without sanction from the top.

Sheya
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Sheya

You’re wrong: Why dod she have to say this: And one thing that I have learned throughout the course of my life, I’m 55 years old, I’ve learned that you can have it all, but not all at once. And so now, my husband and I will be married 33 years this year, we’ve been parenting for 29 years, we’ll have a high school graduation this fall – actually in a week – and this fall our youngest 2 will go off to college. So we’re coming to the conclusion now of 29 years of parenting and I think that’s one life lesson that you learn. That sometimes you just need to have patience and wait to do certain things in your life. That was not she was asked: Do you see a generation of women with conservative convictions and Christian faith, of a belief that you can be successful… Read more »

The Monster
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The Monster

This is the kind of thing that gives us Palinistas a reputation for being thin skinned. She didn’t say anything about anyone else. She was talking about her own situation. There are plenty of things to take offense at. We don’t have to go looking for them.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

We disagree…..

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Just support Conservatives. Fight against the others. Whichever Conservative wins, we all win.

I ain’t Conservative, but I know that for a fact. This is war, not “politics.”

Spook
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Spook

You have actually survived for 55 years by finding hidden meanings in what other people say or are you a mind reader?

Your response sounds like something produced by a juvenile brain.

Sheya
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Sheya

She was responding to a question about OTHER women. The question was not about herself.

http://sheya.com/2011/06/14/michele-bachmann-attacks-women-and-palins-motherhood/

Sheya
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Sheya

She was responding to a question about OTHER women. The question was not about herself.

http://sheya.com/2011/06/14/michele-bachmann-attacks-women-and-palins-motherhood/

Sheya
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Sheya

The question was about “other women” it was not about her.
http://sheya.com/2011/06/14/michele-bachmann-attacks-women-and-palins-motherhood/

unseen
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unseen

well in all fairness Bachmann always makes everything about her. I lost count of how many times she said I last night in the debate. she gives Obama a run for the money in that catagory….

Richard McCreedy
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Richard McCreedy

That’s the only way to answer the question she was asked. To give a statement of her own personal experience.

Richard McCreedy
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Richard McCreedy

That’s the only way to answer the question she was asked. To give a statement of her own personal experience.

Sheya
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Sheya

Lets say I give her the benefit of the doubt and she was talking about her own experience. So, she still believes that women with small children should wait it out and cant have it all. Which means she believes Sarah Palin shouldn’t run

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Weak hair splitting. I say she reaaaaaly meant to denigrate all women who do anything other than stay barefoot and pregnant. Next up: The Burqa: not too hot for summer, after all!

Now that’s how a redneck splits hair (although a splitter powered by the PTO on a tractor is really cool).

Sheya, this is waaaay too low-level for you to waste your energy on. (Like the famous author who starved to death responding to reader mail.) We’ve got this, dude.

We like Palin. We like Bachmann, too, and don’t need to see a manufactured conspiracy for Governor Palin to succeed.

Spook
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Spook

When the word other is used in the context of the question the person being asked the question is included by implication. Her answer was about herself and other women and did not single out Palin.

Nice try but still a juvenile brain at work.

Spook
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Spook

You have actually survived for 55 years by finding hidden meanings in what other people say or are you a mind reader?

Your response sounds like something produced by a juvenile brain.

The Wizard of Oz
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The Wizard of Oz

infer should be imply- but other than that, it’s nice to actually see where it was coming from. I thought it was more fake media drama since their attempt to stir up a fight didn’t work yesterday (Rush had an awesome segment on this, and of course he was spot on). The amount of BS and lies being thrown out there, I can’t imagine how many people make their decisions based on the falsehoods.

Thanks for playing clean up on this *story*

CM Sackett
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CM Sackett

You nailed it… good job (I KNEW she did not, nor would she say such a thing).

K-Bob
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K-Bob

*stage whispering* Dude, you forgot to click the “like” button

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