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Watch: Cenk Uygur on Michele Bachmann's Extreme, Anti-Gay Record


Cenk Uygur takes on Michele Bachmann's extreme positions on social issues like gays and abortion during her recent trip to Iowa, and going way back during her first days as a Minnesota lawmaker.

Incidentally, Cenk refers to a moment when Bachmann hid in the bushes during a gay rights rally in Minnesota. I went back and dug through my archives to find the post I wrote about it back in April 2005. That was like anti-gay gay boot camp for what she's doing now.


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  1. clicking on your link back to 2005 (!) made me realise that I first started reading your blog in around April 2006 and have been reading it pretty much every day for the last 5 years - thanks Andy.

    Posted by: arch | Apr 14, 2011 9:29:04 AM

  2. I think Michelle Bachman is the white version of Cynthia McKinney....

    Posted by: Darren | Apr 14, 2011 9:59:50 AM

  3. "Moderate Republican", Compassionate Conservative (if there ever was such a thing), Big Tent Party, etc. All things of the past. Every GOP candidate so far is an extremist with extremist views. God help us if any of them make it to the White House. Especially Bachmann. She would likely round us all up and put us in some form of concentration camp until we converted or died. After all, some of the Tea Party wants to deport us (to where, I don't know).

    Posted by: Chadd | Apr 14, 2011 10:36:09 AM

  4. So, what's the demographic of her district that keeps electing her?

    It's no wonder the House of Reps is such a House of Clowns but why do they get sent back?

    Posted by: Pete n SFO | Apr 14, 2011 10:41:10 AM

  5. The base of the Republican party is inherently ignorant and loaded with bigotry which is why people like Bachmann, Palin, Trump, Santorum, Pawlenty Huckabee and Romney is all they've got. The party is literally scrapping the bottom of the barrel.

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Apr 14, 2011 11:04:17 AM

  6. Have you noticed? Someone obviously told her recently to can the glazed smile during a televised interview. Now she merely looks crazy, rather than psychotic!

    Posted by: Michael in Toronto | Apr 14, 2011 12:33:39 PM

  7. while bachman and trump and other morons might be easy to dismiss so was george w bush. geeze, even kerry a seasoned politician couldn't believe he was loosing to bush! yes, 2012 will be a different political/economic climate ("it's the economy, dummy"...unfortunately) but stay vigilant.

    if the economy is not what the public wants or if it's good and we let down our guard, we could end up in a deep barrel of crap

    Posted by: Tim | Apr 14, 2011 3:36:48 PM

  8. Damn! I am pissed off at Ronald Reagan. He is to blame for leeting all LUNATICS out of the looney tunes unless it was extremely necessary. Michelle is so lucky she's not at a sanitarium cuz here actions would be taking her there big time!

    Posted by: FunMe | Apr 15, 2011 1:58:02 AM

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