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Mar 13 2014

Poor, Bullied Michele Bachmann

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.

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  1. 1
    colnago80

    I really would like a coherent explanation as to in what way, shape, form, or regard same sex marriage takes away any of bonehead Bachmann’s “religious liberties”.

  2. 2
    reasonbe

    It is fearful that these people, that movement, don’t collapse under their own ignorance.

  3. 3
    efogoto

    the bill’s sponsor himself said it was about same-sex marriage.
    “There’s nothing about gays in there

    I don’t get what she’s complaining about. “They” just want to take away her religious liberties. There’s nothing about freedom in there.</snark>

  4. 4
    Chiroptera

    It’s even more ridiculous than that.

    Bachmann is a public figure…by choice. She has chosen — of her own free will — to publicly advocate for various policies. It is not bullying to be told that you are wrong when you open your mouth or write a letter to a public forum. It is definitely not bullying when people make it a point to go to the public forums where a public figure like Bachmann is publicly advocating for definite social policies and tell her that she is wrong.

    Hip tip: If you are advocating for public policies but you resent it when other people publicly disagree with you, then there is a good chance (not always true, though) that you are the bully.

  5. 5
    cptdoom

    I really would like a coherent explanation as to in what way, shape, form, or regard same sex marriage takes away any of bonehead Bachmann’s “religious liberties”.

    Well, it’s clear as day. Don’t you realize if you legalize same-sex marriage, and treat LGBT people just like everyone else, that means Michele and her religious fellow travelers will be forced to treat them like everyone else too. And that will hurt their fee-fees, because that means they might have to contemplate that their religion is wrong.

  6. 6
    Mr Ed

    #1 colnago80 – We are Americans, and to be means to be free. Being free means living the way you choose and we choose to live in a Christian way following Biblical law (as amended). When someone chooses to be gay that means we aren’t living under Christian Biblical Law (as amended) and is proof that we aren’t free. If we aren’t free that is by definition is anti-American, anti-God and against my rights.

    Res ipsa loco

  7. 7
    colnago80

    Maybe Michele is concerned that if same sex marriage is allowed in Michigan, husband Marcus will dump her and take up with another gentleman.

  8. 8
    Glenn E Ross

    Sex before marriage is against the beliefs of conservative Christians, it is legal.
    Divorce is against their beliefs, it is legal.
    Adultery is against their beliefs, it is legal.
    Etc…

    I don’t remember the Christian conservatives claiming that their rights were being trampled on when the laws against these acts were repealed or changed.

  9. 9
    alanb

    I’m going to start writing a script for a movie where the gay bullies come into an Old West town and take it over, intimidating the mayor and the sheriff to do their bidding and all the residents of the town are afraid of the gay bullies for fear of being called homophobic.

  10. 10
    doublereed

    I’m going to start writing a script for a movie where the gay bullies come into an Old West town and take it over, intimidating the mayor and the sheriff to do their bidding and all the residents of the town are afraid of the gay bullies for fear of being called homophobic.

    You should call it “America 2024.” Or maybe that should be the reveal in the end Planet of the Apes style.

  11. 11
    Larry

    It is fearful that these people, that movement, don’t collapse under their own ignorance.

    And with their combined masses exceeding the Chadrasekhar limit, the collapse would continue until there is nothing left but a black hole of stupid from which no coherent thought can emerge.

    Some say these black holes are gateways to other universes, the ones from which Bachmann and Gohmert and Palin came.

  12. 12
    jamessweet

    distorted the Arizona bill by making it about gay rights — even though the bill’s sponsor himself said it was about same-sex marriage.

    I — what?

  13. 13
    abb3w

    Bork dismissed the Ninth Amendment as an ink blot on the Constitution; now, Michelle Bachman dismisses Article III as another.

  14. 14
    dingojack

    jamessweet – SSM isn’t about gays. Her husband Marcus, would love to have one, and he’s totally heterosexual (honest!)
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    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!
    Dingo

  15. 15
    chisaihana5219

    Minor correction to Colnago80: Michelle Bachmann and her husband are from Minnesota, not Michigan. And Same Sex Marriage is legal here. It has been since last year. Mr. Bachmann is a therapist whose practice was to use therapy to turn gay men into straight men. He does not publicly still say that, but probably still does it when asked by parents of gay teens or guys who would rather be what they are not. Michelle chose not to run again this year because she is still being investigated for corruption from her last election. It appears she is trying to position herself like Palin, to be a media darling for the conservative movement. Otherwise she would have to go back to being a lawyer; and we have too many of them here in Minnesota already.

  16. 16
    colnago80

    Re @15

    Yeah, Michele is from Minnesota. My bad. There are enough assholes in Michigan, they don’t deserve her too.

  17. 17
    chilidog99

    Maybe she can file a RICO complaint against the ghays

  18. 18
    dugglebogey

    “Bullying” is actually a step forward for Bachmann. She used to say being criticized was a violation of her first amendment rights.

  19. 19
    Francisco Bacopa

    I usually object to labeling not strictly gender conforming men as gay. I’ve known a few men more queeny than Marcus who are straight as an arrow. But the focus of Marcus Bachmann’s therapy practice sure makes me wonder. But maybe it’s just a case that he thinks “I’m a not so gender conforming straight man, they can be straight men too.”

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