Bachmann: You Only Hear About Birtherism On The Left

Even when Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) says something sensible, she manages to make it crazy.

Appearing last night on Larry King Live, Bachmann made it clear that she is not a Birther, and that this is not an issue for her or her constituents. But she took it a step further.

“I have no reason to doubt that he wasn’t (sic) born in the United States. I have none,” Bachmann said (She later said clearly that he’s shown his birth certificate). “The only place that this issue comes up is on the left. You don’t hear people on the right bringing this issue up. Honest–”

To which Larry King replied: “Then where did it start?”

Bachmann also insisted that Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh represent a real, influential political force. Even though their ratings represent only two percent of the country’s population, Bachmann insisted they represent a “critical mass.”

BACHMANN: Well, remember, it’s who the American people are referring to, Larry. And the American people are looking to voices like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck.

KING: I just told you, but it’s 2 percent of America.

BACHMANN: Well, but again…

KING: It’s 2 percent.

BACHMANN: If you look for a critical mass, that’s the movement, that’s the direction that the critical mass is going.


BACHMANN: And I — the American people are very smart people.

(Transcripts via Nexis.)

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