Matthews: Bachmann separates herself from Palin

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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In a backhanded compliment, MSNBC host Chris Matthews said that Rep. Michele Bachmann has separated herself from other “frauds” in the Republican Party.**

In closing remarks right before a commercial break, former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele pointed out that the GOP has been moving further to the right since President Barack Obama’s election and that 2012 Republican presidential candidate Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann had characteristics that set her apart from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

“Two things -– one, that movement has been taking place for two years, it is not a surprise,” Steele said. “And number two, Bachmann is the working woman’s Palin and so I think there’s a lot of opportunity.”

That prompted yet another bizarre response from Matthews.

“I think she is what she is, which separates her from a lot of these frauds,” Matthews said.

**Correction: This story was first published saying that Chris Matthews had used the word “broads” instead of “frauds” during his program Tuesday.  Such was incorrect.