Michele Bachmann Blames Media For GOP’s Low Ratings
Michele Bachmann joins Bill O’Reilly to discuss the McClatchy-Marist poll that shows low approval rating for the GOP. The poll shows 22% approve and 74% disapprove for the GOP. Bachmann, who is presently a representative in Congress, blamed the overwhelming negative coverage for such low ratings. O’Reilly pointed out that the media is doing the same when it came to the Democrats, particularly with a lot of anti-Obamacare reporting recently.
O’Reilly pointed out to Bachmann that there is no “central force” in the GOP to get the message out to the people because the party very divided. He said the Democratic Party has Barack Obama and Carney, and others that can get the message out anytime they want to.
Bachmann argued that the GOP party is still united on the message. She said, “What we are united on is the message, and the message is great because it says that we want to help people. We don’t want to hurt people.” Bachmann said they have plans to help the people particularly for children’s education by offering every parent a $10,000 check. This would allow the parents to decide which school to send their children to.
O’Reilly questioned Bachmann where she would find the resources to do all that. Bachmann said the plan is to reallocate the money directly to the parents instead of the Public Employee Union. O’Reilly interrupted because the plan was still confusing to him.
O’Reilly suggested that the GOP put forward a better health care vision than Obamacare and a way for people to make more money in the workplace in order to turn the Republican perception around.