In a fascinating interview with my CBN News colleague Mark Martin, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks candidly about giving her life to Jesus Christ at 16 and gets emotional when talking about how she wants her legacy to show that she was a good and faithful servant to God. She also lowers the boom on President Obama and talks about how God fits into the equation on energy policy. The video clips are further below:
Congresswoman Bachmann has been absolutely torched by the liberal left and many in the so-called "mainstream media". Could it be because she has the whole package? You think they might see her as a tad bit dangerous? After all, she's smart, telegenic and articulate and by the looks of it she seems like she has an uncanny ability to inspire folks around the country. Just look at her role in the tea party protests and other Washington rallies. Also, she's a strong in your face woman who tells it like it is. I'm sure that drives the liberals nuts. (unless of course you're a strong liberal women!)
Hey folks, let's just be real here. Michele Bachmann is a threat. If she ran for President in 2012, she could be a serious contender. Bachmann is polished and speaks eloquently. Of course her critics will try and brand her to be another Born-Again Christian politician but she speaks to a wider audience. I'm not saying she's going to run. There are lots of factors that go into a decision like that. I'm just saying keep an eye on her. Don't write her off. She's a conservative media star who may end up giving Sarah Palin a run for her money.
On giving her life to Jesus Christ:
Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann:
"The Lord is my compass and he is my rock and my salvation. In Him do I trust. It wasn't until i was 16 years of age however that I truly understand that I was a sinner and that I needed to repent of my sins and that I needed to have a savior who paid for those sins and so when I was 16 i went to my Lutheran altar, knelt before that altar, confessed my sins before Jesus Christ, asked Him to come into my heart, cleanse me of my sins so that I could receive his righteousness and have an assurance of salvation that when I die that that wouldn't be the end, that that would just be the beginning, that I would spend eternity forever with Him and with those who have come to know Jesus Christ. My world changed when I was 16 years of age. It was like I'd live in darkness my entire light and it was like a door was thrown open and I saw for the first time the fullness of life of all that there can be because life is not just about this world. We really are pilgrims here in this world. Our true life is our eternal life in Heaven with Jesus Christ."
Getting emotional about her legacy:
CBN Reporter Mark Martin: What do you want your legacy to be?
Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann: “That I was faithful to do what the Lord had called me to do because there is no, it brings tears to my eyes, that when we come to the end of our days we want to know that on our death bed that the Lord will say to us, ‘well done my good and faithful servant’ and I wish I could say that for all of my life that I have been good and that I have been faithful, I haven’t. I’m a sinner but I thank God that I have received his grace and that he has forgiven me of my sins and made a way for my salvation.”
On Cap and Trade (or is it Cap and Tax?) and how God fits into energy policy:
Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann: “If anyone should be conserving the earth it is believers in Jesus Christ because God has told us in Genesis that He has given us dominion over the Earth and so therefore we properly care for the earth. That doesn’t mean that we worship Earth or that we don’t rightly use the rich resources of the earth. We do. We use them in a way that would glorify and honor the Lord…Man is here not to serve Earth. The Earth is here for our benefit to serve us and it’s a beautiful union and picture that God has given us with the Earth.”
On how President Obama's socialist tactics have been wildly successful:
Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann: “I think he’s succeeded wildly beyond his expectations. The American people need to recognize he has only been in office what? 10, 11 months? This President has been wildly successful in implementing his view of socialism on America…What else would you call it if the government now has control or ownership of one third of the American economy and in the next few weeks may take over another 18 percent or 50% of the American economy. The President has socialized half of the American economy in a year’s time? I’d say that’s pretty successful.”
On the radical Democrats and voter anger come 2010:
Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann:
“We have the most left leaning radical President we’ve ever had in the history of the United States.”
“The American people are looking at this and are repulsed at liberalism and practice and are saying we don’t want any part of it and that’s why I think this wave that has built politically is going to speak loud and clear in volumes at the ballot box next November in 2010.”