Appearing on the debut of Breitbart News Saturday, Rep. Michele Bachmann said that President Barack Obama has done more damage to America abroad because of his clueless foreign policy than he has to the country at home.
Speaking to Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon–who, along with a rotation of Breitbart News editors and contributors, will host the weekly show on Saturdays from 10 AM EST to 1 PM EST–Bachmann said as “much damage as President Obama has done” to the country at home, “you might as well multiply that times by a hundred what he’s done to damage the United States around the world.” Obama has been resoundingly criticized for underestimating Russian President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine and his desire to piece back the Soviet empire.
Bachmann said the mainstream press likes to marginalize conservatives who oppose Obama with the same playbook by saying conservatives are either stupid or crazy.
“They apply every one of their tools to see which ones stick,” she said.
Bachmann said that the media portray her as being from crazy town because she is not afraid to oppose Obama. In fact, Bachmann mentioned that though she did not succeed in winning the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, she impacted the race by forcing the candidates to call for the repeal of Obamacare, which she fiercely opposed in Congress from the beginning.
She said it is important to know, “Who we are. What we are about. And where we’re going.” She also emphasized that conservatives should “stop listening to the media” who try to “define our leaders and who we are.”
Her advice to conservatives was to stand up, drive forward, and not be embarrassed about championing conservative ideas and fighting for them.