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Bachmann asked whether wives should be submissive
Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2011

Posted on 08/11/2011 8:19:39 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

AMES, Iowa (AP) -- The Bible tells wives to be submissive to their husbands. If she were president, would that apply to Michele Bachmann?

In Thursday's Republican debate in Iowa, the Minnesota congresswoman was asked if she would be submissive to her husband.

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1 posted on 08/11/2011 8:19:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think she should have responded with:

“Sounds like a question more suitable to Hillary Clinton.”


2 posted on 08/11/2011 8:21:33 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Free ThinkerNY

lol. Who the hell asked that?


3 posted on 08/11/2011 8:21:43 PM PDT by Huck (Read Antifederalist Brutus and gain a new perspective on the Constitution.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds more like a Soviet show-trial.


4 posted on 08/11/2011 8:23:17 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She said she loves and respects her husband and that the meaning (to her) of being submissive means being respectful to her husband. I liked her answer.


5 posted on 08/11/2011 8:27:50 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She knocked it out of the park.


6 posted on 08/11/2011 8:28:33 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

in the original language its “Wives be supportive of their husbands” That’s why God made Eve from Adam’s Rib, not from his head to be above him, not from his foot to be beneath him but a companion to walk beside him.

A man is the head of his household, but its a stupid man who chooses a companion who won’t put her back to the wall with him and take on the world. Its also a stupid man who chooses a companion from which he will not take counsel from in all things.


7 posted on 08/11/2011 8:29:06 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The question just before had been addressed to Herman Cain and was along the lines of "Do you have a problem with religions like Mormonism and Islam?" -- which he handled well.

Then they follow up with an attack on Bachmann implying that Christianity is a sexist religion which keeps women subservient. And she handled that one well.

But Fox was disgusting.

8 posted on 08/11/2011 8:29:33 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Huck

Who the hell asked that?

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That punk, Byron York.


9 posted on 08/11/2011 8:31:03 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bachmann asked whether wives should be submissive

The reason AP didn't make the headline "Bachmann says husbands should be treated with respect" (her actual answer), is because screaming liberal bitches would have ripped down their buildings and slaughtered them for advertising such an offensive, repulsive heresy.

10 posted on 08/11/2011 8:33:20 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: SUSSA

Wow. That is an absurd question. What a putz.


11 posted on 08/11/2011 8:33:39 PM PDT by Huck (Read Antifederalist Brutus and gain a new perspective on the Constitution.)
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To: SpaceBar

They tried to make Bachmann look foolish from the time that idiot Chris Wallace set Pawlenty on her, but she managed to handle herself very well.

She hsa my support, my vote, my contribution and my admiration. She is a class act.

Incidentally, I REALLY liked the way Gingrich put that ass Chris Wallace in his place and Herman Caine followed up with a second shot at that bastard.

Wallace looked discomfited and ticked off throughout the rest of the show.

I hope his heartburn keeps him awake all night.

Bastard.


12 posted on 08/11/2011 8:34:03 PM PDT by ZULU (McConnell and Boehner are the Judas and Ephialtes of the 21st Century)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Might as well have been asked by the mouth of the snake, ‘hath God said’..... Unbelievers are blinded by their own foolish arrogance. This world would be a far greater place if we heeded the Almighty’s wisdom instead of rebellion against Him.


13 posted on 08/11/2011 8:35:50 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: SUSSA

Another turdbrain trying to be the “smartest” guy in the room!


14 posted on 08/11/2011 8:35:52 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Bible tells wives to be submissive to their husbands.

Ephesians 5:22-33

New International Version (NIV)

22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[b] 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+5%3A22-33&version=NIV

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Posting the entire passage since it seems the press and left in general always remove this from its context as though it is a one way street to hold women to be inferior, which it is not - the husband also has his own great responsibility that he must give to the wife as well.

15 posted on 08/11/2011 8:36:01 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fox News owes Congresswoman Bachman a Major League Appology on all of their shows tomorrow (if not tonight) for that punk York’s question. I turned off the debate when I saw his next question was about gay marriage. Democraps never get these questions in a debate. I’ve had it with Fox News. What a bunch of low-life establishment clowns they are.


16 posted on 08/11/2011 8:36:28 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: ZULU

The panel was an embarrassment. I never understand why Fox News has a reputation as a conservative outlet. It’s not. I consider it anti-conservative and pro-Left.


17 posted on 08/11/2011 8:36:33 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Leofl

I couldn’t agree more.

Well said.


18 posted on 08/11/2011 8:37:17 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I guess my mistake is judging from FOX from Fox and Friends in the morning and Sean Hannity.

The rest of them are as liberal as they come.

Even Kraphammer gets on my nerves at times. But at least they dumped that idiot Bushbot Fred Barnes, another of their nebbishes.


19 posted on 08/11/2011 8:41:00 PM PDT by ZULU (McConnell and Boehner are the Judas and Ephialtes of the 21st Century)
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To: Safrguns

Lol!

A biblical answer would be in the vein of “in things marital, yes, short of the point of disobeying an explicit command of God.” Sarah Palin as a faithful Christian would likely say something similar. It would have zilch to do with how either one would carry out a presidency.


20 posted on 08/11/2011 8:41:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Tucker39; Huck

York is not real bright.


21 posted on 08/11/2011 8:42:44 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Republican Wildcat

Your comment, suggesting that the press removes the context, assumes that the press knows the context. The press does not know the context. The press has absorbed the aroma of the recollection of the context as fed to them by their religiously ignorant parents, who were too embarrassed to give their children an actual religious education.


22 posted on 08/11/2011 8:43:00 PM PDT by JOHN ADAMS
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That was a snarky sexist question. She handled it well and the audience did not like it..Part of me wished she would have smacked York down like Newt did to Chris Wallace.


23 posted on 08/11/2011 8:45:52 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Republican Wildcat

“it seems the press and left in general always remove this from its context”

That’s because they’re either atheist or New Age wackadoodles and lack the conceptual framework to comprehend, much less explain, 23-33.


24 posted on 08/11/2011 8:46:55 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: OrioleFan

“I’ve had it with Fox News. What a bunch of low-life establishment clowns they are.”
I agree with you, but it’s amazing how many lefties think “Faux News” is a den of the extreme right;)


25 posted on 08/11/2011 8:50:12 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Safrguns
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Brother ... you're on the RIGHT track ...


How about Michelle reply with ...


1) Media Babe ... I'll answer your question, "IF" you first tell me "IF" it was proper for Bill Clinton to have Monica Lewisnsky kneeling before him in "SUBMISSION" like a School Girl at a Roman Catholic confession ?


2) Media Guy ... I'll answer your question, "IF" you first tell me "IF" it was proper for Barney Frank to have Congressional Pages kneeling before him in "SUBMISSION" like a School Boy at a Roman Catholic confession ?



I think that you get my drift ... Suffice it to say that the MSM Dogs should be tarred and feathered ... and that's AFTER they've apologized ...

for what they did to Sarah Palin and family ...

(grrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)




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26 posted on 08/11/2011 8:51:00 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I would have liked to have seen her take apart the moderator’s question... she should have seen that question coming, and she should have been better prepared for it.

I would have advised something like....

“Submitting to my husband means that if he didn’t want me to run, then I wouldn’t be here...

But Submitting to my husband does NOT mean subjecting my responsibility to him if I win.

I would represent the American people if elected president.
My husband understands that responsibility and would respect it. The premise of your question suggests otherwise, and is offensive.”


27 posted on 08/11/2011 8:59:31 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Frank_2001

From now on I get my news from the internet where I can filter out the minor issues like whether Congresswoman will submit to her husband. I have found myself watching CNBC Squawk Box in the morning for no other reason than it has Rick Santelli on. He took apart the muni bond queen Meredith Whitney yesterday when she said the Tea Party was a bunch of angry out-of-work white males.


28 posted on 08/11/2011 8:59:34 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: mardi59
In my everyday world I am known as an aggressive, decisive, I don't take sheet from nobody B-word.

And that is who I am in those situations. My husband knows me as submissive to his final word.

This is the thing about husbands and wives. My husband makes and is responsible for, those hard emotional decisions that I, as a woman do not want make.

Yes, I know they are right, but my heart leads me elsewhere. In saying this, perhaps, I should submit, that, we should scrutinize the husband of women candidates.

Presidents listen to their wives, and their husbands, after all.

29 posted on 08/11/2011 9:01:42 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: Safrguns

Being a tax attorney she is savvy enough to know that when uncertain, to say less rather than more.


30 posted on 08/11/2011 9:02:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Republican Wildcat

Of course you’re right, but, no one has any interest in representing the truth in context. People are willfully ignorant.


31 posted on 08/11/2011 9:02:32 PM PDT by Lost Highway (I don't know what the world may need but a V8 engines a good start for me)
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To: ClearCase_guy
But Fox was disgusting.

They blew this one, big time. They concentrated on gotcha questions, as Newt pointed out early on, and starting fights between candidates. I would liked to have seen the candidates refuse to answer them, especially the one Byron York Asked of Bachman. That is the same stuff they did about Kennedy and the Pope.

Then they tried to get Herman Cain and Mitt Romney to fight over religion. Bachman and Pawlenty didn't seem to need encouragement. To be fair though, Pawlenty started that rumble but I wish Bachman had ignored him.

32 posted on 08/11/2011 9:03:38 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Her answer about submission = respect was wrong.

Sounded good... but it was wrong.


33 posted on 08/11/2011 9:05:53 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: KittenClaws
Yes, I know they are right, but my heart leads me elsewhere. In saying this, perhaps, I should submit, that, we should scrutinize the husband of women candidates.

You just KNOW that hubby Bachmann's efforts (whether well guided or not, and I know too little about his method to say) to usher willing people out of the homosexual life style will get the lime light. It may well be worth it to force this issue out in the open.

34 posted on 08/11/2011 9:05:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Safrguns

It answered one undefined term with another one. I wouldn’t say it was so much wrong as unilluminating.


35 posted on 08/11/2011 9:07:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Would it not be for accurate to say that the Bible tells CHRISTIAN wives to be submissive to their husbands. Since that Pauline letter was written to the church and not to the general public. One could argue that the NT does not address marriage between two non-believers. They’re issue is their sin and having not yet truly dealing with who Christ was.


36 posted on 08/11/2011 9:08:04 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: ClearCase_guy
The panel was an embarrassment. I never understand why Fox News has a reputation as a conservative outlet. It’s not. I consider it anti-conservative and pro-Left.

Exactly. Fox is about as conservative as Mike Bloomberg. False friends, big time.
37 posted on 08/11/2011 9:14:32 PM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I consider it anti-conservative and pro-Left.

You should try FBN.

38 posted on 08/11/2011 9:16:44 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
like a School Boy at a Roman Catholic confession ?

Can you lay off the Catholics, please? Cheap shots don't win you any points.
39 posted on 08/11/2011 9:17:33 PM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: KittenClaws

I would like to know more about Mr Bachmann. He will be scrutinized just as Todd Palin was.


40 posted on 08/11/2011 9:21:22 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: mardi59
I would like to know more about Mr Bachmann. He will be scrutinized just as Todd Palin was.

I agree. Sad, though, that we must look at the spouse of the president. We don't elect the spouse.

41 posted on 08/11/2011 9:30:47 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: ZULU

“..But at least they dumped that idiot Bushbot Fred Barnes, another of their nebbishes.”

Hadn’t heard that although I haven’t seen him on there lately. I really believe the guy may be suffering from the early stages of Alzheimers. He always stumbles and fumbles around with his words. Sad, if true. But all of the Weekly Standard clowns are cut from the same NWO/CFR cloth (Kristol and the guy with the beard). There is NO true conservative on that daily panel.


42 posted on 08/11/2011 9:41:37 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: mlocher

You should try FBN.”

Wholeheartedly agree. Cavuto is at the top of my list of wonderful. FBN is the only FOX channel I ever watch.


43 posted on 08/11/2011 10:03:33 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: mardi59

I loved the answer but would have loved it more if she would have asked: are you subserviet to your wife or do you still beat her?

I am glad there were no gotcha questions for the panal.


44 posted on 08/11/2011 10:09:48 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton

Newt pretty much came down on the gotcha questions with Chris Wallace. Chris is definately showing his liberal leanings. I’m glad Newt ripped into him.


45 posted on 08/11/2011 10:17:07 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Grams A

There is a poll on http://nation.foxnews.com/ where you can vote on who you think did the best on the debate tonight.

I would suggest some of you go over there and vote. I did, and when I got the results, it was showing Ron Paul winning with 59.36% of the vote. There is no way..........


46 posted on 08/11/2011 10:17:24 PM PDT by casinva (Go Rick Perry and Nikki Haley / The Rickie Nickki Team!)
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To: Grams A
FBN is the only FOX channel I ever watch.

Ditto.

47 posted on 08/11/2011 10:23:45 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In general I came away from this being less impressed with Bachman than in the past and more impressed with Santorum. She seems to lack toughness. My husband had the same impression.
48 posted on 08/11/2011 10:24:34 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: ClearCase_guy

“The panel was an embarrassment. I never understand why Fox News has a reputation as a conservative outlet. It’s not. I consider it anti-conservative and pro-Left.”

Certainly they are drifting that way. I notice that since Fox made that decision, the claims about rapid growth of their audience has sort of tapered off.


49 posted on 08/11/2011 10:25:57 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: mardi59

Good answer.


50 posted on 08/11/2011 10:30:22 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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