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Liberal Assault Machine Out in Full Force Against Michele Bachmann

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," June 29, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: The liberal assault on Minnesota Congresswoman and GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann continues tonight. In fact, it seems like it is only gaining momentum and even Hollywood is now getting in on the action.

Left-winger Alec Baldwin took to Twitter to give his two cents. Now, take a look at this. The misspellings are his, not ours. He said, quote, "Fear Bachman bc she is raising so much money. Anyone that inarticulate and full of s**t who is raising money that fast."

Now, anyone familiar with the Alec Baldwin obscene rants, they might find it ironic that he's accusing anybody else of being inarticulate.

Bachmann, she's not playing into liberals' hands. While the press is pitting her against former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who arrived in Iowa the same day Bachmann announced her candidacy there, the congresswoman is not taking the bait.

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REP. MICHELE BACHMANN, R-MINN.: I have a very good relationship with Governor Palin. This seems to be their sideline right now. They want to see two girls come together and have a mud wrestling fight.

(LAUGHTER)

I'm not going to give it to them.

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HANNITY: Nonetheless, Governor Palin's presence in Iowa for the premier of a documentary about her is fueling speculation that she may still throw her hat into the presidential ring. A Palin adviser who has rounded up support for her in Iowa for the past eight months, told the London Telegraph, quote, "She is the right person at this time. I cannot see her sitting this one out. The stakes are too high." And the governor, well, certainly succeeded in rallying the crowd gathered at her movie premiere at an impromptu speech that she delivered there.

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SARAH PALIN, FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR: What's so impressive to me about this film is how it's illustrated. Not Sarah Palin, not even my record, but the values that are embraced, held by so many good patriotic hardworking Americans who understand freedom. Who understand how important it is to fight for freedom for the opportunities that God has given us here. We are not going to squander it. We're not going to blow it. We are going to go down fighting!

(CHEERING)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: And joining me with analysis, the author of the brand new New York Times best seller "Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America," Ann Coulter is back with us. Ann, good to see you.

ANN COULTER, AUTHOR, "DEMONIC": Thank you, good to be here, Sean.

HANNITY: All right. Let me start with Governor Palin. Now, I think everybody in America -- we can't even air it in its real form, the beginning of that movie about Governor Palin because it is so obscene about how the left viciously, and I mean, viciously attacks her. Now the same seems to be true for Michele Bachmann. What do you think is going on?

COULTER: Right. And they're such sexists, they're trying to pit Palin against Bachmann. They like one another. They appear on the same stage together. Liberals are just so shocked that there are all these talented conservative women politicians that they think, oh, there are two girls in the race, they must hate one another. Well, you know, there are six guys in the race, they don't all hate one another.

HANNITY: Yes. And, you know, the interesting thing is, Congresswoman Bachmann, she said Monday, you know, that John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. John Wayne, the actor. John Wayne is from Iowa. And his parents were from Waterloo, Iowa.

COULTER: Right, I'm glad you mentioned that. Because this is just a perfect example of the elitism and idiocy of the left. They assume that if Bachmann says something or Palin says something, it must be stupid. So, let's hear what she said and then we'll reason backwards and figure out how it was stupid.

In small towns across America, anyone who has some slight connection, their grandparents could have passed through the area and people say the celebrity is from that town. That's not common in New York or Los Angeles.

You know, when I went, before "Treason" came out, I went to Joe McCarthy's birthplace in Appleton, Wisconsin, they have a whole museum to Houdini. Houdini lived in Appleton, Wisconsin, for like six months. He wasn't born there, he didn't die there, he wasn't race there. But Houdini museum and Appleton, Wisconsin. Any celebrity who has a grandparent who once lived some place, they say he's from there. But liberals think, Bachmann said something, she is stupid, so let's reason backwards and figure out why it's stupid. Oh, it must be John Wayne Gacy.

HANNITY: Yes. Ronald Reagan is honored where he was born. He's honored because he was on WHO radio in Iowa. He's honored in California as being governor.

Let me point something out. All right. Now, the president today, imagine George W. Bush, imagine, they called Reagan an amiable dunce that created 21 million new jobs, and double revenues the government, just a side note. George Bush, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, any of these Republicans, they are all dummies in the minds of liberals. But none of them run the economy into the ground like Carter or Obama.

Let's watch the president, including his gaffe today. Can you imagine any of those people not knowing the age of their own children and some other gaffes? Take a look.

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union.

OBAMA: You send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma. They end up taking up a hospital bed. They just -- if you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a breathalyzer or inhaler.

OBAMA: On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes, and I see many of them in the audience here today.

OBAMA: I've now been in 57 states.

OBAMA: I don't know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing.

OBAMA: Navy Corpse-man Christian Brossard.

OBAMA: Corpse-man Brossard.

OBAMA: Corpse-man Brossard.

OBAMA: Malia is 13, Sasha is 10. They are 13 and 10.

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HANNITY: No they are not 13 and 10. They are 12 and 10. Now, hang on. Let me get out a calculator and figure out the age of my own kids. Well, I know it is funny.

COULTER: I love when you play this. Because I mean -- he is articulate, he is bright. But even articulate, bright people are going to stumble now and then. It's only in the case of a conservative that this is taken to be, you know, some reading on what their intelligence is. They must describe conservatives as idiots. If they are way too smart and they can't be described as idiots, well, then they are crazy like Nixon. And I'll be at the Nixon museum tomorrow Sean Hannity.

HANNITY: Yes, by the way, I was there, it is a get place. And you're going to have a lot of fun and I urge everyone go out to see.

COULTER: Book signing at 7 p.m.

HANNITY: Yes. By the way, it must kill The New York Times every time you have a huge best-selling book. It must kill putting that aside.

COULTER: They don't review it.

HANNITY: No, that's true.

I want to delve into this. Because as I watch all of these attacks go on, I'm thinking, they get away with it. And I just -- I could only imagine on the heels of John Wayne, if Michele Bachmann who had 23 foster kids got one of their ages wrong, what a big deal this would be. And I just want to know, is this something we have to accept? That the media is that left-wing? The media is never going to play that montage I played.

COULTER: No, I think the media just brings dishonor on itself and in fact, greater love and admiration by the people they hate. I mean, you almost love Palin just for her enemies. And same thing with Bachmann.

One of the alleged gaffes I mentioned in my book is when Palin was speaking to a Tea Party rally during the 2010 congressional elections and said to them, now don't party until the elections are over, don't party like it is 1773. And instantly, liberals all over the internet, Gwen Ifill, are making fun of Sarah Palin saying, oh, she doesn't know when the declaration of independence was signed. Well, it doesn't occur to them but that perhaps in speaking to a Tea Party rally, Sarah Palin was referencing the date of the Boston Tea Party, which of course she was.

But again, they start with the idea of Palin and Bachmann are idiots. They just said something, so it must be idiotic. I think there are enough outwits to counter their own idiocy that it isn't that much to worry about it, it makes you love them more.

HANNITY: All right. Ann Coulter, have fun at the Nixon Library.

COULTER: Nixon Library, 7 p.m.

HANNITY: OK. You got in the plug.

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