Last night, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly discussed why she is “second to Sarah Palin in far-left angst,” setting off a conversation between the two about why Bachmann faces so much criticism from her colleagues and the press. Bachmann claimed she has “stalkers” at “a competing cable network,” presumably referring to MSNBC. (Note to Michele: O’Reilly is actually a stalker.) O’Reilly then offered his own explanation as to why Bachmann is criticized so much, contending that it’s because she’s so “good-looking”:The Republicans are pulling women voters away from the Dems because of Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin? Doubtful. What is much more likely is that the number of women attracted by Palin and Bachmann pales in comparison to the number of women turned off by a party of sexist asshole men who think women should know their place. And that's just this week's misongyny. Remember, this is the same group of people that cried foul that anyone would question Sarah Palin's qualifications in any way and screamed that it was sexism. But when it comes to actually voting for laws to give women legal recourse to say, pursue prosecutions of military contractors who might sexually assault them, the Republicans are more worried about the contractor companies.Bachmann responded that she and Palin are pulling away votes from Democrats, “especially in a woman block — a middle America woman block.”
O’REILLY: Do you think — and this is an off-the-wall question. And I’m telling the audience that it’s just something that’s occurred to me. Both you and Sarah Palin are good-looking women. I mean, you’re attractive, young — relatively young — women who other women can identify with. You’re a mom, a wife. You had a private-sector job.
I think that’s it. I think that the success of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann drive the far left crazy because you don’t fit — they don’t like what you believe in, but you can attract others to listen to you. I think that’s what’s going on.
Cause you know, that's how Republicans think America should work. People should have rights unless it interferes with big business, in which case, screw them.