Obama advisor Hilary Rosen, who is in seclusion after her politically incorrect statement about Ann Romney having never worked, had been scheduled to be on “Meet the Press” Sunday to talk about gender politics, but she canceled so NBC came up with a Dem/Repub faceoff between New York Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand and Minnesota’s own U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Bachmann said that women were bearing the brunt of President Obama’s terrible economic policies, for example by paying high prices for gasoline. (No, she didn’t exactly say that women pay more for gas then men.) When Gillibrand poked the Repubs for their recent defense of employers’ right to control whether health insurance policies would cover contraception, Bachmann said the goal of Republicans was merely to let women control their own choices. (Huh?)
While on health care, Bachmann managed to repeat her claim that Obama plans to do away with Medicare and force the elderly to get their health care through Obamacare. She didn’t specify this time her basis for that, but in the past, she has based it on something she claimed to have heard Obama mutter under his breath at an off-the-record White House meeting she claimed to have attended.
She also said (I don’t know if this is a new line) that Obamacare makes the president into the “health care dictator” of the nation.
Bachmann still hasn’t endorsed Mitt Romney for the Repub nomination, but she said on Sunday that she is studying that and she spoke very highly of Romney throughout the interview, calling him “smart,” saying he knew how to create jobs and saying that women (but one assumes all Americans) would be much better off economically under Romney’s policies than Obama’s.
Here’s the “Meet the Press” segment: