In a radio interview recorded Thursday for a conservative talk station in Orlando, Fla., U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann agreed with host Ben Shapiro that President Obama is the worst president in U.S. history:
SHAPIRO: Is President Obama better or worse than Jimmy Carter?
BACHMANN: Worse. Easily worse.
SHAPIRO: I agree. So far, you’d have to say he’s the worst president in United States history …
BACHMANN: No question. No question.
SHAPIRO: … with the possible exception of James Buchanan.
BACHMANN: And the thing is, here we are, people can’t wait until November. They’re practically lining up for polls now, they can’t wait to go out and vote. The only thing is people wish Barack Obama was up for re-election right now, because they’d honestly love to have a chance to throw him out of office. Everywhere I go, people ask me, “Michele, can we impeach the president?” They want a referendum on him. I also had someone today say, “There’s no way he’ll run for a second term. No way. No one would vote for him.” I don’t know if the White House understands how the floor has dropped out under support for this president.
Notes one of the site’s commenters:
Somewhere, Jimmy Carter is crying out, “I can’t even keep the ‘worst president in history’ title”?
And the host later goads Bachmann about taking on President Obama in a physical fight:
SHAPIRO: I want to ask you, speaking of his violent language, and he’s been brutal on BP, talking about putting his boot on the throat of BP, talking about how he wants to go down there and kick someone’s ass — frankly, Michele, I think you could take President Obama, off the record.
BACHMANN: Hey, I took karate when I was 17 years old, I am dangerous.
SHAPIRO: I do believe that. That was not said facetiously.
Shapiro is a 26-year-old syndicated conservative columnist, a graduate of Harvard Law School, author of many books and articles and a regular guest on many conservative television and radio shows.