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Michele Bachmann Praises Conservative Iowans for Ousting Pro-Equality Judges (aka 'Black Robed Masters')

Referring to the three Iowa Supreme Court justices who were ousted for their pro-equality votes as "black robed masters", Michelle Bachmann yesterday praised a conservative group in Des Moines, Iowa for getting rid of them.

Politico reports: Bachmann

Bachmann, speaking to a group of home school advocates, credited conservatives with sending a “shot across the bow” to judges throughout the country.

“You said enough is enough and sent them packing, and I’m very proud of what you’ve done,” she said, repeatedly calling judges “black-robed masters.” “It’s very rare that a judge does not go back to office.”

Iowans ousted the judges last fall – in what in other years would have been a routine retention election – after the April 2009 Iowa Supreme Court ruling that made Iowa the first state in the Midwest to sanction same-sex marriage. About 54 percent voted "No," booting Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Justices David Baker and Michael Streit after a massive campaign against them led by Bob Vander Plaats and the Iowa For Freedom group.

Black robed masters?

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  1. Yep and it was successful because Equality Iowa and gays did NOTHING to protect them.

    Grateful much?

    Posted by: Rowan | Mar 24, 2011 9:15:57 AM

  2. Iowans ARE doing something. Indications are that state supreme court judges WILL campaign for judicial retention in the future.

    And, in a couple hours, this will happen:

    Today, in Des Moines, while Bob Vander Plaats is in town as part of the Family Leader's 99-county tour, two REPUBLICANS will hold a news conference to publicly ask Vander Plaats to "answer questions about his campaign to politicize Iowa's judicial system."

    "As he is traveling the state, Vander Plaats has repeatedly called for the remaining justices to be removed and further inject politics into Iowa's courts, an agenda out of touch with the majority of Iowans," says a news release from the advocacy group Justice Not Politics.

    Dan Moore, former adviser for Vander Plaats' gubernatorial campaign, and former Lt. Gov. Joy Corning will appear at 10:30 a.m. in Meeting Room 1 at the Des Moines Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave.

    Posted by: EnzoInOmaha | Mar 24, 2011 9:44:25 AM

  3. I spy some plastic surgery or good botox. But it's around the eyes and the forehead, I think she had a lift.

    Posted by: Mike | Mar 24, 2011 10:09:49 AM

  4. It is easy to think that Michelle Bachman is just a crazy wingnut, but it is dangerous to dismiss her as a freakshow, because she still has the ability to do a lot of damage. And unlike Palin, she actually holds an elected office.

    Posted by: Chadd | Mar 24, 2011 10:52:02 AM

  5. I'll take a "black-robed master" over a "crazy-eyed imbecile" anytime.

    Posted by: Michael in Toronto | Mar 24, 2011 12:21:03 PM

  6. question how did michelle the loon even find iowa? she couldn't find lexington and concord. to be president don't have to have some basic knowledge of us history and geography. people in her home district must be real proud of their schools

    Posted by: walter | Mar 25, 2011 1:42:45 AM

  7. can she canada iut her front window?????

    Posted by: walter | Mar 25, 2011 1:45:35 AM

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