'Do you even understand the Constitution?' Bachmann slams Obama as GOP contenders square off in South Carolina AP via DailyMail.co.uk Opening a tea party-backed forum in this first voting state in the South, presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann on Monday criticised President Barack Obama's understanding of the Constitution and pledged fidelity to the nation's founding document as she wooed the grassroots activists who could deliver her the GOP's nomination. {C} Bachmann said the 2012 presidential election would hinge on each candidate's understanding of the Constitution, which she called 'that sacred document.' Branding herself a 'constitutional conservative,' the former federal tax lawyer challenged Obama's understanding of his powers. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann speaks during the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum in South Carolina today U.S. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann speaks during the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum in South Carolina todayShe cited Obama's political and policy advisers, whom she called 'czars,' the Justice Department's decision not to appeal a court's overturning of a federal marriage law, and his immigration policies.

'These are areas where we see unconstitutionality,' she said of Obama, a Harvard Law School graduate and former constitutional law lecturer at the University of Chicago. Bachmann was the first speaker at an event that drew the top Republicans vying for their party's presidential nomination to this early voting state. Read More...

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