Michele Bachmann appeared on Glenn Beck’s radio show today where they talked about hor Bachmann is being attacked by the evil shameful gays ares stooping so low as to use children like 8 year old Elijah against her.
I suppose theres nothing evil putting tape over the mouths of toddlers and forcing them to stand on the steps of the Capitol holding pictures of mutilated babies, as per the pro-life fanatics.
There are many negative comments on this on other sites blaming the childs mother for using him to get at Bachmann. But there is a backstory which can be found in the comments on YouTube
“I took the video. We were standing in line, and his mom was ready to leave because we didn’t know what WE were going to say. When we turned to leave, Elijah grabbed her coat and pulled her back, telling her to stay cause he wanted to tell Michele something. If anything, it was the other way around. He just got stage fright– and his mom wasn’t going to let him back down, because he was going to regret it”
CBS’s Political Hotsheet posted a report today about Alex Limon who went to a a Michele Bachmann rally in California for one reason, and one reason alone : To ask she what she intends intends to do about school bullying in her district that target gay kids.
Her answer. Nothing.
That’s not a federal issue,” Bachmann said, before quickly moving away to shake the hands of the tea party lemmings waiting to speak to her.
If Bachman and her Tea Party lunatics had thier way NOTHING would be a Federal issue because the Federal Government would cease to exist and we’d have 50 countries instead of 50 states.
But for now just so the insane crazy stupid bitch knows the facts bullying in schools IS indeed a federal issuse . It comes under the 1964 Omnibus Civil Rights Act, which applies to educational facilities as well as employment and housing, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender and gender preference. I would think that it might come under 42 U. S. Code Section 1983 as well.
So once again Bachmann is either…. a.) Too stupid to know this. b.) Making up her own answers and lying through her teeth again. Or c.) Both.
“The Constitution does not specifically enumerate nor does it give to the federal government the role and duty to superintend over education. That historically has been held by the parents and by local communities and by state government. To put that into the federal government as we saw a Department of Education in the late 1970s has eviscerated the constitutional understanding that the control of education truly lies with the parents.”-Rep. (and fucking loon) Michele Bachmann
Yesterday at Sen. Jim DeMint’s Palmetto (Bug) Freedom Forum Michele Bitchman as a way to save the government money that if elected president she would drastically pare back the federal government, possibly by doing away with the U.S. Department of Education.
Here’s news for Bachmann and other Tea Party budget crazies. The constitution also does not guarantee you the farm subsidy’s or tax breaks that you seem to enjoy taking so much or a goverment balanced budget either So making draconian cuts to services that actually help people and hurt the country as a whole to try to look good in the feeble minded minds of of uneducated Tea Party lemmings is not a constitutional right either.
Michele “Bachmann Crazy Overdrive” took to the press today and instead of her usual spin this time Bachmann blatantly lied to the American people blaming Barack Obama for Standard & Poor’s downgrading of America’s credit rating from AAA to AA.
Bachmann said that the downgrade reflects the president’s “failed economic policies.”and “This president has destroyed the credit rating of the United States,” Bachmann said.
The thing is that Standards & Poors made it crrystal clear in black & white that it was the Republicans fault.
“We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act.”
It’s right there on Page 4 of the official Standard & Poor’s “Research Update” — the actual report on what they did and why — published on August 5th as the explanation for why they believe Congress — and even the Gang of Twelve — will be unable to actually deal with the US debt crisis.
So now to her resume that includes “stark raving mad Jesus freak” we can add ” evil lying bitch” as well
Earlier today a group of gay ‘Barbarians’ showed up at Marcus Bachmann’s clinic in Miinesota looking for Marcus so they could be “disciplined” When they were told that Ms. Bachmann wasn’t there they glittered his office while singing to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and asked the burning question.
In an article on Politico today on Michele and Marcus Bachmann Crazy Overdive titled Gay Rights Groups Go After Bachman written by Ben Smith which takes a long hard look at how the gay community is reacting to Michele Bachman and husband Marcus’ extremely anti-gay opinions, none other than Maggie (I am ashamed of my husband) Gallagher – Srivastav of the National Organization for Marriage talked about Bachmann and her admiration for her and how wonderful it is that the LGBT community is going after her.
“The more that they attack Michele Bachmann on these grounds, the better her chances of winning the Iowa caucuses are,” said Maggie Gallagher, the president of the National Organization for Marriage, who said she’d admired Bachmann since 2004. “The Iowa base is extremely upset about same-sex marriage and I don’t think they’re going to look kindly on these attacks.”
The article which also includes comments from David Mixer, Michael Cole – Schawartz and none other than Chris R Barron of GOFuckyourself GOProud also has some interesting stories about Michele Bachmann including the time that as a state legislator in Minnesota, Bachmann led the drive for a gay marriage ban in 2004 and referred to her stepsister’s lesbianism as “part of Satan.” And how a gay Minnesota state senator recently recalled to the Washington Post that he once found her praying over his desk, and speculated that it was for his salvation from homosexuality.
Dr. (Ms.) Marcus Bachmann is spinning like a whirling dervish to defend himself saying that the clinic does not regularly suggest “reparative” therapy. Rather, they follow the patients’ wishes and that undercover activist from the LGBT group Truth Wins Out, “came to [the clinic] under false pretense. The truth of the matter is he specifically asked for help,” Bachmann said.
And about the damning audio tape of Bachmann when was asked how parents should deal with LGBT teenagers, to which the douche doctor replied, “We have to understand: Barbarians need to be educated… They need to be disciplined. Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road.” Bachman is now trying to cover it by saying that “I was talking in reference to children (being barbarians) . Nothing, nothing to do with homosexuality.”
Right. “I think she doth protest too much, Blance.”
Because while Ms.Marcus claims that his clinic is not anti-gay, nor invested in “ex-gay” therapy, his office sells a book written by a viciously homophobic minister named Janet Boynes who calls homosexuality a “dirty and shameful life.” In her tome, Called Out: A Former Lesbian’s Discovery of Freedom, she says:
“What are the effects of living a homosexual lifestyle? The list is long: Hurt. Despair. Frustration. Loneliness. Depression. Restlessness. Shame….Hollywood would have you believe gays and lesbians are happy, humorous, well adjusted people, but very rarely do they show the other side – the ugly side. They don’t show the tears behind the mask. They don’t show the desperate ache to be loved beneath all the jokes, clever comebacks and playful remarks.” (pg. 184)
“If Marcus Bachmann’s clinic is not anti-gay, than why is he selling homophobic trash like Janet Boynes’ hateful and deceptive book in his office?” asked Besen.
That’s a very good question Wayne. A very good question indeed.
The Christian Broadcast Network televised a massive fact lacking propaganda piece yesterday defending the Michele and Marcus Bachmann’s “Pray The Gay Away” therapy clinic by trotting out evangelical researcher Mark Yarhouse of Pat Robertson’s Regent University and praised his presentation at the American Psychological Associations Annual Conference
Unfortunatltly the CBC just happened to leave out that this was back in 2007 and that their work was fully funded by Exodus International and it utilized activist research subjects who were recruited with help from Exodus and the ex-gay therapy lobby NARTH and that it had many many problems
•The study was conducted by two supporters of ex-gay ministries. •Yarhouse originally sought 300 participants, but after more than a year of seeking to round up volunteers, they had to settle on only 98 participants. •During the course of the study, 25 dropped out, and one participant’s answers were too incomplete to be used. •Of the remaining 72 only 11 reported “satisfactory, if not uncomplicated, heterosexual adjustment.” (direct quote). Some of these 11 remained primarily homosexual in attraction or, at best, bisexual, but were satisfied that they were just slightly more attracted to the opposite sex, or slightly less attracted to the same sex. •After the study ended, but before the book was finished, one of the 11 wrote to the authors to say that he lied — he really wanted to change, had really hoped he had changed, and answered that he had changed. But he concluded that he hadn’t, came out, and is now living as an openly gay man. •Dozens of participants experienced no lessening of same-sex attraction and no increase in opposite-sex attraction, but were classified as “success” stories by Jones and Yarhouse simply because they maintained celibacy — something many conservative gay people already do. •The study purposely declined to interview any ex-gay survivors: people who claim to have been injured by ex-gay programs and who have formed support groups such as Beyond Ex-Gay. Despite — or because of — this omission, the authors of this study make the unfounded claim that there is little or no evidence of harm resulting from unproven, unsupervised, unlicensed, and amateur ex-gay counseling tactics.
But in reality the APA criticized Yarhouse’s research methods pointing out most “notably the absence of a control or comparison group and the threats to internal, external, construct, and statistical validity. Best-practice analytical techniques were not performed in the study, and there are significant deficiencies in the analysis of longitudinal data, use of statistical measures, and choice of assessment measures”.