Audience laughs at Bachmann during Minnesota debate

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 22:23 EDT
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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was loudly laughed at during her first debate with Democratic challenger Jim Graves.

At the hour-long debate in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Graves slammed Bachmann for attacking President Barack Obama instead of providing any specific ideas on how keep Medicare and Social Security funded.

“At the end of the day, you have to solve the problem,” Graves said. “You can’t do the political speak. You have to talk to people honestly. We have a problem. We are all going to be in this together.”

Bachmann responded by saying she had a “very significant investment in the future” because of her five biological children and 23 foster children. The congresswoman described the federal debt as a “moral problem” that she was fighting against.

“I have very much been part of the solution and it’s insulting to say it’s political speak. That’s one thing I do not do, is political speak,” Bachmann added.

Her comment drew loud laughter from the audience.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:

Watch the full debate, courtesy of The UpTake, below:

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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