Skip to comments.Behind the Michele Bachmann 'submissive' question (Byron York provides dithering justification)
Posted on 08/16/2011 6:21:14 AM PDT by Mamzelle
"Whatever the case, Bachmann's answer in Ames Thursday night was by far the most human moment of her appearance in the debate -- a far cry from her tough exchanges with former Minnesota Gov. (and now former candidate) Tim Pawlenty. At their best, debates tell us new things about candidates and allow us to learn more about aspects of their personalities we haven't seen before. Is there any doubt that moment in Ames on Thursday night did just that for Michele Bachmann?"
my wife and i watched that,
and we have no respect for byron york.
Can't tell you how disgusted I was when York needed to bring up this highly irrelevant and insulting question at the debate.
Hey, Bryon, why aren't YOU married, anyway?
York’s question was a product of bigotry.
If she were Jewish he’d ask her what would she do if the country were attacked on a Saturday.
The liberal left and “moderate” conservatives are as frightened of Michele Bachmann as were the English and Charles VII’s French advisors when Joan of Arc showed up, recognized him in a crowd, knew where an historic sword was hidden, and was able to ride a horse and couch a lance.
I hope Bachmann gets nominated. ANY OTHER VIABLE CANDIDATE would be a REPEAT of the George Bush I & II same old same old with no real return to the values which make Amerca such an exceptional country.
DON’T LET THE LIBERAL GOP ESTABLISHMENT AND THE LEFTIST DEMS BURN MICHELE BACHMANN AT THE STAKE (figuratively, of course.)
If she were a Muslim - would they have asked this?
He was smacked around pretty good by Glenn Stanton (Focus on the Family) on the National Review Online site - and Byron offered no rebuttal on that site, either (although he is a frequent contributor).
Any National Review pundits browsing FR care to reply?
If it’s not worth reading why post it?
I want Republicans to start beginning some answers with --
"You're a bigot. That question is coming from a profoundly anti-Christian standpoint and I resent it. Much of this country is Christian. Christians deserve respect, just as much as any other religion, and your insinuation that we are a backward, woman hating cult is shameful. Now, in answer to your very prejudiced question, I will say this ..."
But it’s worth commenting on...
I thought it was a super moment in the debate where MB showed great aplomb by letting the boos die down then smiling at York and thanking him nicely for the question...
Excellent timing, emotion, and approrpiate response to idiotic question...
And I expected the question, and even answered in in my first post. Not worth reading, but worth knowing that York is taking heat for being stupid.
That would be a good start. BTW, I went looking for York’s own religious affiliation and couldn’t find any ~ but if he worked for Huffpo AND CNN and National Review he could be confused.
I wonder, what reporter would ever dare ask a similar question of a muslim candidate? (Islam literally means “submission” or “surrender” to the will of Allah.)
I think it was a reasonable question.
Those Christians of the not so fundamental category, much less all those who have even less than superficial attachment to the Judeo-Christian segment of the population have a right to know whether or not when she is in the White House just how much authority does her husband have ‘over’ his wife.
Too many have had a knee-jerk reaction to York’s question. I think it was entirely appropriate considering she DID say that a wife was to submit to her husband.
Now you can blast me all to hell and back.
I’m soooooooooo sick of the sexism displayed by tv pundits. They have no idea how they come across to women.
Watching the unwatchable Chuck Todd this morning he was talking about both Romney and Perry having major donors behind them. He then went on to say that Bachmann had no such “sugar daddies.” I’m not making this up.
We'd know whether or not the individual was sufficiently educated in the myriad of Jewish traditions and commentaries ~ depending on the answer.
I can just see how one of those "almost secular" Reformed guys who skipped Saturday classes would answer the question ~ makes my teeth hurt.
“I wonder, what reporter would ever dare ask a similar question of a muslim candidate? (Islam literally means submission or surrender to the will of Allah.)”
Well, by golly, I think it would be an appropriate question and I would admire the reporter who asked it.
It's not just insulting, it's a crying BORE. And York is old enough to have heard this same shtick a hundred times.
It was a sneering provocation on his part. He always set off my gaydar, anyway...
He must be of the wimmin-haters club.
Hey Byron, how do YOU like cheap shots?
I love Michelle Bachmann and everything she stands for and she did a good job answering that question.
Here’s how I bet Sarah Palin would’ve answered the jerk:
Since you are not married, Sir. Let me tell you how successful married couples stay that way. They not only give wise counsel about how they look, what they’re wearing, but they counsel each other about the most important decisions they have to make. Now if you can’t tell me that MicHELLe Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton don’t and didn’t influence their husbands decisions then you’re not qualified to ask such a question. Except for Bill Clinton’s sex life, Hillary Clinton ran his life like the professional politician she is today. And not only does MicHELLe Obama run Barack’s life, Valerie Jarrett his other wife makes all of his political decisions.
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