Congresswoman Bachmann: “I was actually stunned at the arrogance.”

That and more in response to former RINO and current Democrat Senator Arlen Specter’s charge that she “act like a lady”:

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Now needless to say this week has not been kind to Democrats. The election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts has them very much on the defensive. And yesterday all this pressure got the best of Pennsylvania Democrat Arlen Specter.

Now listen to this exchange that he had during a joint radio appearance on WPHT with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.


SEN. ARLEN SPECTER, D-PENN.: Now wait a minute, I’ll stop and you can talk.


SPECTER: I’ll treat you like a lady, so act like one.

BACHMANN: Well, I am a lady.

SPECTER: My question to you was what did you vote for?

BACHMANN: I voted for prosperity. I didn’t vote for the government takeover of private industry.

SPECTER: She said I voted for prosperity. Well, prosperity wasn’t a bill.

BACHMANN: Well, why don’t we make it a bill?

SPECTER: Now wait a minute me. Don’t interrupt me, I didn’t interrupt you. Act like a lady.

BACHMANN: Well, I think I’m a lady.

SPECTER: I think you are too, that’s why I’m treating you like one but just don’t interrupt me.


HANNITY: All right, well, what the heck happened there?

BACHMANN: I was absolutely stunned. This was the first time I had ever met Senator Specter. I sat down next to him at a table. We began a discussion and immediately it was as though he had turned on me because he was trying to talk about all the wonderful bills that Senator Obama had passed.

The stimulus which is $1 trillion spending bill, the budget — expansion of — more government take over of health care for children. And then next thing I knew, the person interviewing us had asked what I thought about president Obama’s year. I disagreed. I told him that I think we should focus on prosperity and job creation.

And Senator Specter turned and then questioned whether I was a lady and told me to basically sit down and be quiet.


BACHMANN: I was actually stunned at the arrogance.

HANNITY: Well, don’t interrupt me and act like a lady. And now this is obviously making a lot of news at this point. Has he at least called and apologized? Said he’s sorry? Has he tried to contact you?

BACHMANN: No, not at all. We didn’t hear anything. And I just left Washington. Now I’m in Minnesota back in my district and we haven’t heard anything from Senator Specter’s office.

But what was really stunning, again, about that whole interchange is it’s emblematic of what the message the voters sent on Tuesday evening. The voters repudiated the arrogance that’s come out of the Democrat Party.

And what I heard yesterday on the radio with Senator Specter was more of that arrogance. They haven’t sobered up yet as to the reality that the people are in charge, not this very liberal majority.

Specter was simply substantiating his reasoning in moving to the Democrat Party and asserting to all within earshot that he fits right in.

I can tell you if the man had spoken like that to my wife, he might very well have gotten smacked in his kisser… by my wife.


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