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Bachmann Declares Husband Off Limits In Campaign -- After Slamming Michelle Obama In '08


Bachmann prominently cited Obama in her diatribe against "anti-American" Democrats on MSNBC during the 2008 campaign.

"Remember it was Michelle Obama who said she is only recently proud of her country and so these are very anti-American views," she said at the time. "That's not the way that most Americans feel about our country. Most Americans are wild about America and they are very concerned to have a president who doesn't share those values."

More recently Bachmann took to Laura Ingraham's radio show to condemn the First Lady's initiative to promote breastfeeding as an effort to enact a "nanny state" and said Obama's agenda was "very consistent with where the hard left is coming from." Moreover, she mused that the media was failing to address the issue out of a bias towards the White House.

"Can you imagine if Laura Bush was doing that, out trying to pass her legislation?" she said. "I think the media would have been after her."