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Michele Bachmann Can't Deny She's a Bigot
The Stir ^ | Jacqueline Burt | Jacqueline Burt

Posted on 08/16/2011 1:23:16 PM PDT by presidio9

I love the few, brave souls out there who are willing to say out loud what everybody else is thinking. Which is why, of course, I love Kathy Griffin. And I especially love her take on Michele Bachmann: "She's a comedian's dream. I don't know if she's good for the country, but she's good for comedy."

And after hearing the story Griffin told on Conan about her absolutely surreal run-in with Bachmann, there's no possible way anyone could argue with the comic's assessment of the straw-for-brains Straw Poll winner. I don't know how you could listen to Griffin's anecdote and not have about a million alarm bells instantly go off in your head.

I mean, what Bachmann said to Griffin was so mindless, so oblivious, so good-lord-this-woman-really-isn't-playing-with-a-full-deck-is-she ...

But I digress. Here's what happened:

Griffin was at an event in Washington, D.C., where she was organizing a rally to support the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell when the gods of comedy smiled upon her and she randomly ended up on the same escalator as Bachmann.

Seizing the moment, Griffin asked Bachmann if she could count on her support for the gay rights rally.

Bachmann answered this one predictably, with a bland, "I don't think so."

But Griffin's deliciously dark comic side came out with her next question:

"Congresswoman Bachmann, were you born a bigot or did you grow into it?"

Bachmann's response?

"That's a good question, I'm gonna have to get back to ya."

???????

I'm sorry, what?! Is this woman so incredibly dense that she doesn't know "bigot" is one of those accusations that's supposed to be immediately, visibly offensive? From this interaction, it would be logical to deduce that Bachmann thinks "bigot" is a perfectly acceptable lifestyle choice. Unless ... she must know what the word "bigot" means, right? Her vocabulary can't be that limited, can it?

Personally, I think the most likely reason for Bachmann's self-implicating response to Griffin's question is that, as a puppet for the GOP, she's not in the habit of saying words that somebody else didn't write for her first.

Either way, Griffin is right. This woman might be a nightmare for the country, but she's a comedian's dream, and a blogger's dream, too (if I do say so myself).

Why do you think Bachmann gave Kathy Griffin such a lame answer?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 08/16/2011 1:23:17 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

This woman is a retard


2 posted on 08/16/2011 1:26:10 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: presidio9

Kathy Griffin makes up a story and now it’s being passed around the internets as the truth? Corroboration? Video?

BS.
Just another D-list whore trying to stay relevant as a fag hag.


3 posted on 08/16/2011 1:26:24 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: presidio9

Alternate Headline:

“I’m A Lefty Moron Who Can’t Even Tell When A Politician Gives A Polite Blow-Off To An Obviously Slanted Question.”


4 posted on 08/16/2011 1:26:31 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: presidio9

You are posting this pile of garbage because...????


5 posted on 08/16/2011 1:28:07 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: presidio9

Snotty question deserved such a snotty condescending answer.


6 posted on 08/16/2011 1:28:44 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: presidio9

Why is there no barf alert for this headline?


7 posted on 08/16/2011 1:28:44 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Flightdeck

Who? Kathy Griffin or this Jacqueline Burt woman who made up this BS?

What does it really matter? They’re both seriosly stupid.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 1:29:01 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it)
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To: presidio9

Assuming that this really happened, which is doubtful, but not supporting a gay rights rally makes you a bigot? Really? Does Griffin support Catholic rights? Conservative rights? Gun rights? What a bigot this so-called comedienne must be!


9 posted on 08/16/2011 1:29:05 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: presidio9

Kathy Griffin is a brave soul? Since when? I thought she was a no talent skank who without the aid of profanity would be a mute. I would imagine that Michelle Bachmann was speechless with horror at having to interact with such a low life loser.


10 posted on 08/16/2011 1:29:11 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: presidio9

Maybe Bachmann is just too nice & couldn’t verbalize the more appropriate response, which would probably get me banned if I typed it!


11 posted on 08/16/2011 1:29:27 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: presidio9

Kathy Griffin is about as bright and funny as a rainy day at a cemetary.


12 posted on 08/16/2011 1:29:31 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: presidio9

When did she stop beating her husband?


13 posted on 08/16/2011 1:29:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: presidio9
Why do you think Bachmann gave Kathy Griffin such a lame answer?

Because she didn't want to get sued for smacking Griffin in the mouth?

14 posted on 08/16/2011 1:29:43 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: presidio9
Why do you think Bachmann gave Kathy Griffin such a lame answer?

To ridicule Griffin in the grand Alinsky tradition!

15 posted on 08/16/2011 1:30:09 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Flightdeck

If you mean Kathy Griffin....I totally agree.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 1:31:10 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: presidio9

Let us all focus on eliminating the Rinos from this race

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Perry opposes border fence
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17 posted on 08/16/2011 1:31:36 PM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'..An Obamaism)
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To: Stepan12
Why is there no barf alert for this headline?

I don't do them. I assume you read the headline, you're an adult, and you can therefore figure it out for yourself. Was too much to ask in your case?

18 posted on 08/16/2011 1:32:22 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: freespirited

If I found myself on an escalator and asked him “Were you born a moron, or did you just grow into one”, I am sure that I would be called a “brave soul”.


19 posted on 08/16/2011 1:32:33 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek

It sounds like a comedian’s bad joke, purely fictional.


20 posted on 08/16/2011 1:32:48 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Twotone

The correct response is...”With all due respect, Kathy, why don’t you go eff yourself...”


21 posted on 08/16/2011 1:33:32 PM PDT by Snardius
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To: presidio9

This is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read.


22 posted on 08/16/2011 1:34:40 PM PDT by Jess79
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To: presidio9
In the Christian community there are several such blow off comments that are outwardly and pleasantly bland but indicate to the listener that the speaker doesn't want or need a response. Sarah Palin did it in 2008 when she was challenged at a rally by a loud and aggressive heckler. "Well bless your heart," was Sarah's smiling response to his insults which, if you know the old joke, means "why don't you go f**k yourself?" But with a smile. Michele's response is exactly the same.
23 posted on 08/16/2011 1:35:03 PM PDT by T. Rustin Noone (the angel wanna wear my red shoes......)
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To: presidio9

Sounds to me like Michelle Bachman was being funny if the story is even true.


24 posted on 08/16/2011 1:37:06 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: presidio9
I'm pretty sure this story from the over-the-hill 'comedienne' Kathy Griffin is apocryphal but had it actually occurred, Michele Bachmann's likely response to Griffin asking her if she were born a bigot or grew into it would probably have been to respond with "were you born a moron or did it take time for it to show?"

This is classic leftist delusion. To them, anyone not a leftist must be stupid.....incredibly stupid. Thus, the endless "(fill in the blank) Republican candidate is an idiot" jokes and sneering commentary. Har, har, har. Fortunately, people such as Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin are on TV often enough to dispel the lie that they are 'stupid'. Instead, anyone can see the grating, blatently self-serving arrogance of the leftists that think only they are 'the smart people' Yeah, right.

25 posted on 08/16/2011 1:37:31 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: presidio9

I love how this Hollywood “D” list chumps feel like they can give the rest of us political advice or call people bigots for not supporting their crazy causes, if their cause and political advice is so great for the masses, why don’t they give up the Hollywood life and come to Washington and fix what they claim is broken?


26 posted on 08/16/2011 1:37:43 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: presidio9
“[Bachmann’s] a comedian’s dream. I don’t know if she’s good for the country, but she’s good for comedy.”

...unlike Kathy, who’s neither.

27 posted on 08/16/2011 1:38:19 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: presidio9

It is not bigoted to think that something is morally wrong, and take a stand against it. This does not mean that you hate homosexuals. It does not mean you want to see them persecuted.

The two options provided under the question required the responding party to admit they are a bigot. In a few moments on an escalator you can’t explain this in detail, so Bachmann declined to state.

It’s like asking someone if they’ve stopped beating their wife. If you say no, you’re supposedly still doing it. If you say yes, you’re admitting you once did it.

Kathy Griffin is capable of being funny. Sadly, she is foul mouthed and vulgar. Her twisted sense of what is right and wrong, causes her to be very offensive to some people and even more so to those who think homosexuality is wrong.

Most people who think homosexuality is wrong, are not incapable of being nice to them in a social setting. My wife and I have a homosexual couple that we like a great deal. We know others that we don’t socialize with nearly as much, but we don’t go out of our way to be disrespectful to them. If touchy subjects come up, I try to respectfully say what my true beliefs are, and they seem to respectfully disagree.

That’s a dynamic that Kathy Griffin hasn’t matured enough to grasp yet. I’m not convinced she ever will.

There is more to this issue than what meets the eye. Granting full equal rights to homosexuals in everyday public settings, means that the Left is free to indoctrinate children in grade school.

For that reason, it’s still a problem for many of us to accept homosexual marriage. Teaching little John and Jane that poking things in holes at their age is never acceptable, much less when we’re talking about two men.

Get a grip Griffen. Many homosexual understand this concept quite well. It’s only the activists that are trying to force this on our children. It IS NOT bigoted to object. It’s is sane and very important to OBJECT LOUDLY.


28 posted on 08/16/2011 1:40:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The Destroyer = anti-US, the West, Christians, Israel, banks, W.S., Corps, & the free enterpr systm.)
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To: presidio9

“Bigot” is the new HERETIC!!!

Liberals are always on a witch-hunt, looking for someone to burn at the stake.


29 posted on 08/16/2011 1:41:01 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: presidio9

What an idiotic piece.

Guess she would consider me a bigot. Must be great to be able to redefine terms as the libs and RINOs do so very glibly.


30 posted on 08/16/2011 1:41:01 PM PDT by ZULU (McConnell and Boehner are the Judas and Ephialtes of the 21st Century)
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To: presidio9

“Which is why, of course, I love Kathy Griffin. And I especially love her take on Michele Bachmann:”

Has Griffin suggested her black friends should gang rape her yet?


31 posted on 08/16/2011 1:41:45 PM PDT by Spok (This space left intentionally blank.)
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To: presidio9

Bigot = someone who disagrees with Griffith

What a little Fascist


32 posted on 08/16/2011 1:41:51 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Fred

I’m noticing you on a lot of threads today Fred. One would think that you’ve been here long enough to realize that your time would be more effectively spent sharing positive messages about the candidate you do support rather than searching for negatives on all those you don’t.


33 posted on 08/16/2011 1:41:51 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: All

barack hussein obama attended a racist, anti-Semitic church for over 20 years.....argument over.


34 posted on 08/16/2011 1:43:26 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: presidio9
Kathy Griffen also stalked Sarah Palin and told lies about her.

Kathy Griffen said both of Scott Brown's daughters are prostitutes.

I don't believe any of this story other than that Kathy Griffen stalked Michelle Bachmann to ask her pro homosexual questions and to ridicule her.

Kathy Griffen is an ugly, lying skank and nothing she says should be taken seriously.

35 posted on 08/16/2011 1:44:18 PM PDT by detective
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To: presidio9

FYI, the story is a fabrication. Griffin’s “jokes” are mostly “I ran into so-and-so and here is what happened.” Its all made up.


36 posted on 08/16/2011 1:44:49 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: mnehring

Who said she stopped?


37 posted on 08/16/2011 1:47:08 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: presidio9

I hate to give her the benefit of attention, but I wonder, does it matter to Griffin that Obama (officially) opposes gay marriage, too?


38 posted on 08/16/2011 1:51:05 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Snardius

Yep, that would have been a better reply.


39 posted on 08/16/2011 1:51:15 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: presidio9

“as a puppet for the GOP, she’s not in the habit of saying words that somebody else didn’t write for her first.”
At least she didn’t need totus to answer the ???.


40 posted on 08/16/2011 1:51:37 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: Flightdeck

I dont see it. I took her response as kind of a nice way of telling Griffin off. It looks like it was meant as sarcasm, and the writer here seems to be dense enough to have missed that. How else do you answer the “do you beat your wife” question. I like the idea of making the questioner look foolish.


41 posted on 08/16/2011 1:51:41 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I mean the joke of a writer who authored this pap


42 posted on 08/16/2011 1:54:01 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Flightdeck

“That’s a good question, I’m gonna have to get back to ya.”

That’s a good a humorous brush off as I’ve heard in a while. You refuse to engage with bigots.


43 posted on 08/16/2011 1:54:06 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: presidio9

Kathy Griffin is truly one of the most seriously disturbed women on the planet.

If Obama wants to reduce unemployment he should send about a million people for their psychotherapy degrees, because she could keep ‘em all busy for the rest of her natural lifespan.


44 posted on 08/16/2011 1:55:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Tublecane

“I wonder, does it matter to Griffin that Obama (officially) opposes gay marriage, too?”

That’s completely different. She knows he was lying.


45 posted on 08/16/2011 1:56:08 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: presidio9

“I mean, what Bachmann said to Griffin was so mindless, so oblivious, so good-lord-this-woman-really-isn’t-playing-with-a-full-deck-is-she ...”

How intelligent is someone who strings together monstrous hyphenated phrases because her brain can’t conjure appropriate adjectives, or someone who can’t string together thoughts in a short blog entry without resort to elipses every few paragraphs?


46 posted on 08/16/2011 1:56:14 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: presidio9

KG is a pig. She’s not funny and she is a sick twisted sl*t. Anyone who “loves” her like this fool writer, is just showing their ignorance.


47 posted on 08/16/2011 2:01:26 PM PDT by RickB444 (What one receives without working for, another must work for without receiving.)
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To: ModelBreaker

“That’s completely different. She knows he was lying”

Yes, but his lie helps heterodoxy, heteroarchy, patriarchy, and bourgeois capitalism, or whatever. As the commies might have said back in the day, Obama “objectively” legitimizes the superstructure with such lies. Actually, they probably would’ve called him “fink” or “turncoat” and left it at that.


48 posted on 08/16/2011 2:04:14 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Flightdeck

Kathy Griffen is exactly like Whoppie Goldberg - neither of these two broads every said a funny thing in their lives.


49 posted on 08/16/2011 2:05:10 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: presidio9

JMHO, but Kathy Griffin is a walking yeast infection.


50 posted on 08/16/2011 2:05:37 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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