Skip to comments.Michele Bachmann, gay-curing theocrat
Posted on 06/15/2011 6:06:03 PM PDT by ejdrapes
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I'm sure more of this will be coming. Hopefully our side won't join in...
For months, Rep. Michele Bachmann has hovered on the margins of the consciousness of the mainstream media. But after her breakthrough appearance at Monday nights New Hampshire Republican presidential debate, it was a given that she would start getting the same treatment that was accorded the last religious conservative woman to make it onto the national stage. As Michelle Goldbergs hit piece in todays Daily Beast illustrates, the effort to demonize Bachmann is in full swing and she can expect no more mercy from liberals than Sarah Palin got.
The highlight of Goldbergs piece is undoubtedly her account of what happened when to supporters of gay marriage ambushed her in a rest room after a 2005 town hall meeting when Bachmann was a Minnesota state senator. The two, a lesbian and a nun, claim Bachmann screamed for help when the two buttonholed her in a ladys room. Apparently were supposed to think Bachmann is a screwball for feeling threatened (if indeed, thats what actually happened) when hostile strangers in a small space cornered her with no one else around.
Goldbergs biggest problem is, of course, the fact that the religiously conservative Bachmann is a longtime opponent of gay marriage and she makes the most out of the fact that the congresswomans gay stepsister broke with her over the issue.
We can also expect to hear a great deal the influence of one of her law professors, John Eidsmoe who appears to something of a theocrat as well as advocating some erroneous and extreme ideas about both slavery and the Civil War.
The fact that she is an evangelical will be enough to incite liberals to blast her as an extremist especially Jewish liberals, who will not be impressed by the fact that Bachmann is not only a strong supporter of Israel but made her first trip there when she was a teenager with a Christian youth group.
While all this can be woven together into a narrative that makes Bachmann look like a nutcase, the problem with such efforts is that unlike Palin, after more than a decade as a legislator, the congresswoman cant be dismissed as a political flash in the pan or an empty suit. Shes got a long paper trail of her own as well as an impressive education and work resume. As even her foes in Congress and in Minnesota politics have conceded, shes sharp as a tack and a formidable foe.
Now that shes had a chance to exhibit her talents on the national stage, her detractors are going to have to do more than mention the fact that she looked into the wrong camera during her response to President Obamas State of the Union speech and committed a gaffe when she thought the Revolutionary War started in Concord, New Hampshire that than Concord, Massachusetts. Which means that slurs about her religious faith, her political beliefs and the usual snarky stuff that is used against female politicians (her looks, clothes, hair and makeup) will be trotted out. Goldbergs piece is the first but it wont be the last of this genre, especially if as now seems likely, her campaign gathers momentum.
The personal destruction campaign against Bacmann has begun.
Wow... she’s got “balls,”... I LIKE her...
I would love to see some evidence for that. I seriously doubt that anyone who could be considered and influence or an advisor to Bachmann would advocate theocracy anytime this side of the Second Coming.
Can’t cure gays, but can cure Weiner?
Gads, libs are so stupid.
Looks like the media is getting nervous.
If Bachmann becomes the Republican President/VP candidate, LSM will try to destroy her. The question is: will she be eaten alive, or will she coast through those venomous accusations?
I’m reading Ann Coulter’s Demonic right now and this type of article is exactly what she is talking about. This psychotic mob mentality of the Left is destroying the nation and is a bigger threat than anyone we’ve ever fought in a war.
Yes it has. I just heard Miller and O’Reilly saying that Palin has taken so much heat that to start the same destructive hits on Bachmann would obviously reveal the MO of the left, and that they may not do it.
Seems they are going to make her out to be worse than Palin, or, in my books, better than Palin.
As I said on another thread Bachmann got one day of decent coverage because she performed well at the debate. I’m not surprised she’s being trashed and I’m sure it will only get worse. The MSM hates her as much as they hate Palin. And if they think she might have a shot at the VP slog they’ll for sure do whatever they can to destroy her. Disgusting.
Welcome to Governor Palin’s life (and her family’s, and her supporters’) for the last three years, guys. Suit up, suck it up, and get used to it.
Consider the source...
Bachman is a Palin spoiler, period. Bachman will play ball with Wall Street, Palin will not. And that’s the name of that tune.
In the words of Palin: WTF?
This one needs a barf alert.
I take it the competition for liberal cred by being the first to get the juicy stuff out has won out.
Not too many GOP primary voters read Salon—it’d have to get out further to do much damage.
I always love how so-called “progressives” work. They can never actually argue with people, particularly consistent conservatives. The only thing they can do is label someone and then deride them. Confront them in a legitimate debate? They just cannot do it.
We wonder why all these stupid debates allow for 60-90 seconds (and now a new low of 30). It’s just enough time to attack someone and spout off platitudes, and almost never enough to explain a position using some decent reasoning. The Demorats and RINOs just cannot deal with that level of scrutiny.
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