The Ed Show | November 22, 2010
>>> now let's get rapid fire sprns our panel on these story. hey, tan man, there's no crying in the speaker office. nancy pelosi slams john boehner for his tearful theatrics on the house floor.
>>> secretary of state hillary clinton says she has no plans to run for president, again.
>>> and psycho talker michele bachmann won't back down on her claim that president obama is, quote, anti-american. joining us tonight laura flanders host of grit tv and editor of the book "at tea party ." and scott hennon conservative talk show host and conservative activist with us tonight. great to have you with us. let's talk about michel backman. here is the sound cut. an interview with the bbc.
>> you suggested that president obama 's anti-american. do you really believe that?
>> well, you know, i've been very concerned about the policies that have come out the white house and i think i share that agreement with people who voted at the ballot box in the first tuesday of november. they're rejecting the federal government into baeng owning an enty share.
>> do you think that he's anti-american. do you think that the president of america is anti-american?
>> well, the policies that are antifree enterprise are ones that are not familiar to the people of the united states .
>> laura flanders , she won't back down. what do you make of it.
>> well good for the bbc reporter there. you know, two things. one, what's anti-american is what katrina vanden huevel has talked about. 60% of all of the income in this country going into the top 1% in the last decade. but you know, what is really going on here is the party of no is the party of no ideas. this should have stopped on election day . but, no, it's distract, divide, there is nothing constructive coming out of the bachmanns of the world. just this same old stuff. are going to keep it up for the next two years.
>> first of all, ed and laura, i believe that it's barack obama zero, michele bachmann one if you look at the results of the recent election and more americans agree with michele bachmann than agree with president obama .
>> no, no. wait a second, anti-american, does the president -- is the president of the united states anti-american? and when she was asked that direct question she would not back off of it. when does the rhetoric stop? what's happening here.
>> she answered very clearly. she believes his policies are anti-american. i don't believe that she's saying anything that the american people don't apre with in overwhelming numbers. double-digit inflation, generational theft. you know debating whether or not the high taxes come january. obviously the message was not heard by in administration and she clearly said twice, ed, his policies, we're talking about his policies. you talked about the u.s. chamber of commerce being anti-american earlier in this broadcast so i mean, again, that's your position. you're debate tag issue. i think it's very american to get out there and say hey i disagree and she's talking about his policies.
>> the echoes here are loud and clear and my colleague knows exactly what he's jumping around here. this is old-fashioned baiting once again, and this is, again, going back to the only thing the right are able to serve up right now is hate and distraction and division. and this is dangerous in a country that's on the edge, that's in trouble, that needs bachmann's not offering anything constructive.
>> what is president obama doing that is anti-american? yes, in my opinion, there's a huge difference between the chamber of commerce and the president of the united states . an organization versus the leader of the free world . anti-american. and it -- just because it's the policies?
>> well, again, double-digit inflation, is that american is that great? his policies have more people out of work. i don't think that's very american. and, again, it's not barack obama personally, the individual, it's his policies. and, obviously, what policies he's put forward for the last two years have been repudiated by the american public. so more people agree with michele bachmann about his policies.
>> let's hear it, i want to hear some policies that are good for the american people coming out of michele bachmann . i think that we need to listen more carefully with donna edwards said on the floor of congress this week. what's un-american is americans wondering whether they're going to be able to have a turkey on the i believe that thanksgiving because of the kind of policies that michele bachmann is pushing, and maybe it's obscure to many people in the public, thanks to our pay to play media and the propaganda that was anonymously pushed during the campaign in this last race and you've talked about that here. but i really think it's time for us to talk about how the american people are hurting.
>> and what's going to be done to help, not spread this hate.
>> here is secretary clinton saying that she's not going to be running for president. here it is.
>> i have said it over and over again, and i'm happy to say it on your show as well, i am committed to doing what i can to advance the security, the interest, and the values of the united states of america . i believe that what i'm doing right now is in furtherance of that and i'm very proud and grateful to be doing it.
>> so you're done with elective office?
>> i am. i am very happy doing what i'm doing and i'm not in any way interested in or pursuing anything in elective office.
>> scott hennen, do you believe her?
>> well, did you hear that sigh of relief from barack obama ?
>> i think that the big news there really is 2012 . who knows if that'll hold true. but i think the most formidable challenge here to him in a primary would be her purchase but i think that the other bigger news there was 2016 when she's wearing off elective office in the future. that's pretty newsworthy.
>> do you believe her?
>> do eye.
>> nah, i don't know. never say never, right? i mean it's hard to believe, she sounded pretty forceful. i mean you never know whether to believe these politicians on this question of, will you ever run at anytime in the future.
>> laura flanders , your naughts?
>> she can't say anything that the point and nor should she. i think we in the media need to pay attention to what she might do in the future but what she's doing right now. that's -- boosting up these pilotless drone attacks in pakistan any afghanistan is sabotaging and even the admrgz's state policy.
>> it sounds there like she closed the door. sounded there like she closed the door forever and a lot of people who are thinking 2016 . i mean a lot of hillary backers that won't give it up and for her to say anything not, i mean, i think that's --
>> there's always wiggle room and you know it, ed.
>> always wiggle room. laura, scott , good to you have with us tonight.