Its gotta suck for Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. All she wants to do is go around the country trumping up support for a presidential run by making a bunch of unsubstantiated assertions disconnected from reality.
we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States men like John Quincy Adams... would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country.
Quite often, she gets away with saying stuff like this. But lately some meddling kids have been calling her out, asking her to back up her assertions with actual evidence.
Last month, a New Jersey high school student challenged Bachmann to a debate about the US Constitution. Ann Myers said the congresswoman frequently distorts facts about the document and the Founding Fathers. In response, commenters on tea party web sites started making threats of violence against the student for having the audacity to question Bachmann.
The 16-year-old Myers says that some commenters have called her “a whore.”
Bachmann has not responded to the challenge, nor has she issued a statement condemning the threats.
This week, 17-year-old Baton Rouge high school student Zack Kopplin called on Bachmann to back up her statement from 2006 in which she said lots of Nobel Prize winners support intelligent design.
Exhibit B: “There is a controversy among scientists about whether evolution is a fact hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel prizes, believe in intelligent design.”
Kopplin is leading a charge to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, an anti-evolution law that would sneak the teaching of creationism into science class. I’ve analyzed the purpose of the law here.
What’s really cool about Kopplins campaign is that he has lined up support for the repeal from 43 Nobel Laureates.
So Kopplin, in an open letter on his web site Wednesday, basically said, “I’ve shown mine, now you, Congresswoman Bachmann, show me yours.”
Does Congresswoman Bachmann really think the public will fall for her sleight of hand and believe she has Nobel Laureate scientists who support these unscientific theories?
Congresswoman Bachmann, I see your “hundreds” of scientists, and raise you millions of scientists.
For the next hand, I raise you 43 Nobel Laureate scientists. That’s right: 43 Nobel Laureate scientists have endorsed our effort to repeal Louisiana’s creationism law.
Major science organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which represents over 10 million scientists, have publicly endorsed the repeal.
Congresswoman Bachmann, you claim that Nobel Laureates support creationism. Show me your hand. If you want to be taken seriously by voters while you run for President, back up your claims with facts. Can you match 43 Nobel Laureates, or do you fold?
Kopplin is testifying before Louisiana lawmakers today urging them to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act.
Democrats, using a child to attack.
Translation: since she's not yipee and yahoo for abortion she's anti-woman.
Bachman really needs to get the facts right or shut up. I like her stance on many issues but everything we say is subject to microscopic analysis. A liberal can get away with slinging BS but we can’t.
>> “A lot of them are calling me a whore,” Myers said
Clearly offensive, and unnecessary. Ironically, Myers criticism of Bachmann is based in sexism.
In New Jersey? I find this very hard to believe.
Several media outlets reported on Myers' challenge.
A 16-year-old from New Jersey posts an inane challenge to a congresswoman from another state, and "several" media outlets find it NEWSWORTHY? I challenge my own congresscritters all the time, and nobody ever thinks that's newsworthy.
CBS should be criticizing a 16 yr old know-it-all, and especially her parents, for the stupidity and useful idiocy of this silly “debate.” Indeed, how “childish”
And for the Democrats to use a child to further their own political gain
How much press and air time did CBS give the woman who suggested the “everybody draw Mohammed day” and then had to go into permanent hiding?
Where’s the coverage and continuing coverage, on that?
the journolist knows exactly what she is doing. this is a cleverly disguised form of the alinsky ridicule attack. michele is correct. she comes out fine as long as she ignores it. the statists now need a response, let them debate themselves.
Written by a true leftist. There are terms that a conservative would never use. Probably written by a leftwing teacher or at least with a leftwing’s assistance.
It is high time that every Freeper begin urging Jim Rob to publicly challenge Obama to a debate on the constitution.
When Obama tells Jim via his cronies in the MSM that he refuses to accept the challenge, we then get every freeper that has a blog to write stories about the way Obama is afraid to debate him.
Said Freep bloggers should repeat a call to demand Obama debate Jim Rob at least once a Month up to next years election.
Eventually, Google search will have millions of references to Obama being afraid of debating Jim Robinson of FreeRepublic on the constitution.
This kid is a dope and a tool but the fact is Bachmann has been a disappointment as a candidate so far. As for the intelligent design/science thing, I think Dinesh D’Sousa listed scientists who believe in God in What’s So Great About Christianity. Whether they won Nobels or not, I don’t remember.
I’m pretty sure that nowadays belief in God disqualifies a person from winning a Nobel (or an Oscar too!). It’s only where honesty matters that belief in God really rates.
Either way, I don’t think Michele Bachmann (who I really like) is ready for prime time.
Listen, little girl: you had the temerity to make a public spectacle of yourself, to call out this congresswoman and essentially say she's ignorant & deceitful. Then, when Michelle's friends have the temerity to suggest that they believe your intentions are less than honorable, and that you've been put up to it by a pimping party and pimping network, you want to whine to national media - See-BS News, in particular - and complain, "Ahm juss a widdoo goil and all vees angwy people awe pickin' on me!"
Anybody care to bet about the kind of parent that raised this one?
I could swear I read this story about four months ago.
Maybe this kid should ask Obama what year it is, most likely he will get it wrong..since for some reason he thinks its 2008
Nah, they'd never stand for that...
Shows the leftist jack booted thugs for what they are.