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Your prayers are answered: Watch Michele Bachmann and Bernie Sanders face off on CNN

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It doesn’t get any more ideologically opposed than this; Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) went head-to-head on CNN’s The Situation Room this Monday afternoon, and the result was 13 minutes of tension to the point of boiling over – with Bachmann revealing herself to be a little scared to reaffirm her policy positions.

The topic of discussion was income inequality, which is likely going to be a major focus of President Obama’s State of the Union speech this Tuesday. But during the segment, the discussion ventured to subjects such Wall Street regulations and early childhood, education amongst other things.

Sanders fired the first volley, charging that the GOP wants to cut Social Security. But Bachmann claimed that the charges were without merit.

“That is absolutely a lie. It’s brought up all the time and it’s a lie,” Bachmann shot back. “Let’s face it, Senator Sanders. You shouldn’t be lying about what our position is.”

When Sanders asked her directly if she supports “chained CPI” and raising the minimum wage, Bachmann refused to answer, choosing instead to repeatedly talk over Sanders and address CNN host Wolf Blitzer, who was doing a terrible job at moderating the exchange.

After repeated attempts, Sanders finally managed to get Bachmann to admit that she did not support a raise in the minimum wage, but instead supported tax breaks for corporations — which in her view will create jobs.

Watch the heated exchange in the video below:

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  1. Rob

    January 28, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Michelle Bachmann is a total idiot. Why Bernie didn’t tell her to STFU is beyond me. They need to cut her mic whenshe won;t shut up.

  2. christiangood

    January 28, 2014 at 5:50 am

    lol u can see bernie sanders thinking “i cannot believe im sitting next to this moron”

  3. David B Keeffe

    January 28, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Jesus Christ Wolf … did Bachmann pay you to let her walk all over Bernie?

  4. christiangood

    January 28, 2014 at 6:01 am

    what is the point of the person doing the interview if he doesnt say “michelle can you act like an adult and stop interrupting and over talking bernie sanders and answer a question or two?”

  5. Thorsten Stier

    January 28, 2014 at 7:18 am

    When do they start to prove that the tax cuts for the wealthy & corporations throughout the last two decades had created Jobs!?
    Should not be so hard to get some hard facts & numbers on that !?Or is it!?

  6. Jeanna Preslar Handley

    January 28, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I really wanted to gag her and make her take her turn… may be some truth serum would have helped…..

  7. turbocrusher

    January 28, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Watching the interview. It annoys me GREATLY that Blitzer can’t moderate this interview for shit. He allowed Bachmann to just keep yapping and constantly interrupting the Senator. But what does Blitzer do? Nothing. This was a sham and Senator Sanders should have simply told Bachmann to conduct herself in a civil and respectful manner.

  8. Roger

    January 28, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    What an air head, corporations have been getting tax break after tax break for 30 + yrs now, and what did they do ? They closed up hundreds of thousands of factories in this country and shipped those jobs overseas, effectively gutting the livelihoods of millions of workers. So when are they going to create some jobs ?? I dont mean min wage jobs, as we have PLENTY of those already. ! I mean GOOD paying jobs, you know to replace the GOOD paying jobs they already destroyed ? YOU CANNOT REMOVE THE LIVINGS OF MILLIONS OF FAMILIES AND EXPECT THE ECONOMY TO SURVIVE !!! Economy 101, supply and demand !!!

  9. Riccardo Cabeza

    January 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Marcus is going to have the bedroom all to himself when “Michele Bachmann May Go From Congress to Prison as DOJ Launches Investigation”

  10. Rick

    January 28, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    She can’t answer a question and she can’t let someone else speak. She is the worst.

  11. Brianne Sorendo

    January 28, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Sanders/Warren 2016.

    • jdavidsen

      January 30, 2014 at 7:04 am

      No–we need Sanders and Warren–especially Warren–right where they are now.

  12. Diablo

    January 28, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I just want to punch Bachmann in the face. SHUT THE F!CK UP BIATCH!!!

  13. Perry

    January 28, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Sorry but I could only get through half of this video before I had to stop it. Someone needs to stick something in Bachmann’s mouth to shut her up. I can’t wait for the end of this session of Congress so she will be gone.

  14. Matt Higgins

    January 29, 2014 at 1:24 am

    This broad has her head up Reagans ass! Thinking that giving the wealthiest people more tax breaks has been proven NOT to work well in creating even low paying jobs. “Trickle Down” economics doesn’t work, esp. when the greed of the top 1% is running rampid.

  15. Jacqui Hawkins

    January 31, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I’m glad she’s gone soon…We need more Bernie Sanders’ in Congress. Smart and respectful when in a room with an idiot.

  16. Tanner Hess

    June 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Jesus, poor Sanders. Bachmann won’t let him talk and keeps returning back to “Anne” wanting a damn job and then she brings up a war on women thanks to Obama. What?! Obama isn’t the one here conducting a war on women. Bachmann is a flipping nut. I’m an atheist and I pray that she loses her job as soon as possible. She’s rude, she’s selfish, and she is completely nuts. Good job Wolf completely ruining this debate with absolutely NO moderation.

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