Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
Amanpour: good morning - there was a
major snowstorm in October and there was
a deadly attack in Kabul
Tapper: one of the worst ever Christiane
Amanpour: too bad - now we have to stay
in Afghanistan forever
Tapper: of course
Amanpour: Cain is leading Iowa!
Karl: Herman Cain’s campaign videos
have dudes on horseback smoking
and chugging whiskey
Audience: yee ha
Perry: shoot I may skip debatin’ dang it
Audience: oh noe
Romney: I don’t talk about politics -
that’s for the people to decide
Karl: Hillary Clinton for President!
Amanpour: Michele Bachmann was the leader
and now no one cares about her - it will take
a miracle for her to get the nomination
Bachmann: I’m sitting right here
Amanpour: oh hai
Bachmann: I’m still running for President!
Amanpour: are you sure?
Bachmann: Remember Fred Thompson?
Amanpour: wasn’t he a bad actor on
some crime show?
Bachmann: I’m the tip of the spear!
Amanpour: Are concentrating all of your
efforts on Iowa?
Bachmann: not all - I’m also focused on
losing New Hampshire
Amanpour: how could you possibly recover
from losing Iowa?
Bachmann: I wrote one the few hundred bills
to repeal Obamacare!
Amanpour: as President would you declare
war on Iran?
Bachmann: I would be very different from
Obama on Iran
Bachmann: by not taking my eye off the
Iran nuclear ball
Amanpour: that should take care of the problem
Bachmann: we should listen whenever an
insane person speaks!
Amanpour: Is that your campaign slogan?
Bachmann: Iran was going to blow up a
Washington DC restaurant where dozens of
expense accounts could have been damaged!
Amanpour: would you go to war with Iran or not?
Bachmann: oh no because it’s not in our
Amanpour: you would have left Qadaffi in power
Bachmann: Obama is a very sneaky muslim
who secretly wanted to overthrow that nice
man Qaddafi without telling Congress
Amanpour: how underhanded
Bachmann: there is great uncertainty in Libya -
why extremists could take power in Libya which
would be terrible!
Amanpour: so very little cost and no troops
killed - and you still say it wasn’t worth it?
Bachmann: yes because in Libya there is a
struggle for power - do we want someone good
and decent like Qadaffi or an extremist who might
use oil revenues to create a global Caliphate??
Amanpour: you said 59,000 Yemenis and Syrians
came instead of 11 people from Yemen which
seems slightly off
Bachmann: look if there is even one undocumented
immigrant that proves Obama is letting terrorists
Amanpour: also Yemen is not a state
sponsor of terror
Bachmann: Yes but they are coming from
Mexico and I would a build a big fence
Amanpour: Are you soft on flat taxes?
Bachmann: the biggest problem in America is
that poor people in the U.S. are not paying
enough federal income tax
Amanpour: I see
Bachmann: I would abolish the federal tax code
and replace it with a a series of graduated
income tax rates
Amanpour: thank for that amazing interview
[ break ]
Amanpour: Can Herman Cain win?
Will: He’s ahead because no one in Iowa in
Roberts: He’s just this week’s alternative to
Brownstein: Lots of people hate Romney but
they can’t decide who else is crazy enough
Roberts: which makes him a lot of fun!
Amanpour: Dick do you like Cain?
Armey: You can tell he’s authentic because
he’s so fucking weird
Amanpour: will the Tea Party endorse him?
Armey: don’t be ridiculous
Amanpour: why not?
Armey: I love my grandchildren!
Amanpour: you like Rick Perry?
Armey: we’ve known since 1984 that a flat tax
works and Rick Perry figured it out this week
Brownstein: who can stop Mitt Romney?
Will: Mitt Romney - and I believe he can do it
Amanpour: should Perry skip the debates?
Will: he should skip sucking at them
Amanpour: well obviously George
Will: I miss Lincoln-Douglas
Goolsbee: if you can’t debate Romney you sure
as heck can’t debate Obama
Roberts: the debates are very shallow and
I love them
Brownstein: the debates help remind us who
the hell these people are
Amanpour: Rick Perry will let you choose
your own low taxes
Goolsbee: Rick Perry is the political equivalent
of the leisure suit
Amanpour: good one Austan
Goolsbee: they’re all fighting over who can
lower taxes on the rich the most!
Armey: I don’t understand why all you communists
don’t want to raise taxes on the poor
Brownstein: Mitt Romney is one of those
commies who once opposed a flat tax
Armey: that’s not fair Mitt Romney has held
every political position
Amanpour: good point Dick