Rush Limbaugh: Why I Love Michele Bachmann

April 22, 2011 07:50

Rush Limbaugh describes Rep. Michele Bachmann as “a strong spokeswoman for unapologetic conservatism” and says the left is making a big mistake by writing her off as a “flame-throwing lightweight.” –

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Limbaugh writes that he is “a great admirer” of Bachmann, a potential 2012 presidential candidate.

“Far from being the fringe outlier depicted by the mainstream media — and all too often by some on the right — she is a strong spokeswoman for unapologetic conservatism. She is neither extreme nor unreasonable, which is why her philosophy has resonated with grass-roots conservatives,” he said.

One reason he’s a fan: the way the founder and head of the House Tea Party Caucus responds to a barrage of often-barbed criticism.

“She is energized, rather than deterred, by the caustic criticism she constantly endures,” he said.

Another reason he likes her: “She is unafraid to speak out against the crushing debt crisis we face.”


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