Interviewing Michele Bachmann on Wednesday, FOX News’ Neil Cavuto referred to John Boehner and House Republicans’ lawsuit against President Obama for using executive power on issues that they have blocked in Congress as a “waste of time.”
The clip below begins with Bachmann saying “Very clearly the American people are absolutely outraged…” What she doesn’t seem to grasp is that the American people are outraged at a do-nothing Congress. And if it takes President Obama using executive orders (which are within his legal bounds) to get SOMETHING done for the American people, better that than nothing at all.
I should note that Barack Obama issued 182 executive orders between 2009 and 2014. President George W. Bush issued 291 executive orders between 2001 and 2009. So, clearly Obama is not doing anything unusual here.
Cavuto became more impatient with Bachmann as the discussion went on:
“Where was your rage when Democrats were going after President Bush on the same use of executive orders, because I think you knew then that that was a waste of time, and I think you know in your heart of hearts this is a waste of time now.”
“Crazy-eyes” Bachmann just continued on with her pre-printed talking points as if it all made sense.
Cavuto finally cuts unexpectedly to a commercial break.