Gov. Pawlenty and GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke to a closed press fundraiser for the anti-abortion group, Susan B. Anthony List. While the event was closed press, Politico was able to hear the speeches and there was plenty of red meat thrown around.
The news outlet reports that Pawlenty said President Obama and the Democratic controlled Congress is "being more hostile and challenging the pro-life position and values than any time since Roe V. Wade:
"We don't honor the Constitution when we elevate a vague idea that is the right to privacy over the right to life," Pawlenty said, going on to urge the assembled donors to re-arm for a renewed fight over abortion.
"We have to realize that this is not just about the tactics," he said. "The laws and the court decisions and the like will change when hearts are changed and minds are changed."
(Side note: Obama signed an executive order today that is designed to ensure no federal money can be used for elective abortions under the nation's new health care law. Several groups that support legalized abortion criticized the move.)
Meanwhile, Bachmann reportedly told the audience that she may have been clairvoyant when she called President Obama "anti-American."
Bachmann also said that her controversial remarks of more than a year ago - in which she called Obama "anti-American" and suggested members of Congress be investigated for "anti-American activities" - have proven prophetic.
"I said I had very serious concerns that Barack Obama had anti-American views," she said. "And now I look like Nostradamus."
Bachmann earlier denied making those comments about Obama, claiming they were "urban legend." Watch it here:
And now she's claiming ownership of them again. So she was lying through her teeth when she claimed her comments were urban legend, plain and simple. Isn't anyone going to call her on it Tom?