The right wing continues to appropriate the language of the left, turning the rhetorical tables by claiming that they’re the ones who are truly being discriminated against, bullied and marginalized even while they openly advocate doing those things to everyone else. Here’s Michele Bachmann attempting it:
The Minnesota congresswoman told talk show host Lars Larson in an interview at CPAC that the gay community distorted the Arizona bill by making it about gay rights — even though the bill’s sponsor himself said it was about same-sex marriage.
“There’s nothing about gays in there, but the gay community decided to make this their measure,” Bachmann said. “And the thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is the gay community have so bullied the American people and they have so intimidated politicians that politicians fear them and they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere. Well, not with the Constitution you don’t.”
And then she added this incoherent bit of nonsense:
She added that gay people and “activist judges” are trying to take away her freedom: “If you want take away my religious liberties, you can advocate for that but you do it through the constitutional process and you don’t intimidate and no politician should give away my religious liberties or yours.”
Apparently judges aren’t part of the constitutional process. The founding fathers would certainly be surprised to hear that.