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Whoopi Goldberg Rips Michele Bachmann and the 'Marriage Vow': VIDEO


Whoopi Goldberg ripped Michele Bachmann this morning for signing "The Marriage Vow -- A Declaration of Dependence Upon Marriage and Family", a requirement for earning the Iowa conservative group The Family Leader's endorsement. The pledge also requires opposition to Sharia law and banning pornography.

The document also contained this statement, which was removed over outrage:

"Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African American baby born after the election of the USA's first African-American President."

Ranted Whoopi Goldberg on this morning's View: "Dammit, I am sick of this crap!"


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  1. Good for Whoopi for calling out the nutcases. (I would vote for Whoopi any day over any of the candidates running for president....)

    Posted by: TonyJ | Jul 11, 2011 12:37:29 PM

  2. how can anyone watch this show? they cackle and talk over each other. no one can get a full sentence out. this gives me a headache.

    Posted by: EO | Jul 11, 2011 12:39:56 PM

  3. Whoopi is just as nuts as Michele Bachmann. Just because she happens to be right on occasion does not make this fact less so.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jul 11, 2011 1:06:25 PM

  4. I am sorry Whoopi Goldberg is no where near on the level of Bachmann. Goldberg is an entertainer who doesn't seek to affect peoples lives by changing the constitution, she doesn't want to take away anyone's rights, she also isn't running for the top job in American politics. She is a tv entertainer. Goldberg can be as crazy as she likes. Bachman's craziness will have a direct impact on the world at large. Totally different thing.

    Posted by: paul | Jul 11, 2011 1:14:16 PM

  5. The question shouldn't be, "Why is Michelle Bachman running for President?" The question is, why shouldn't she? She has nothing to lose and everything to gain. She gets free media attention which boosts her visibility and influence. She cements her status as the leader of the Tea Party/wingnut side of the Republican party. And she builds a nationwide support base that will contribute to her future House or Senate races. No one really thinks that she will get the nomination, so she has nothing to lose.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Jul 11, 2011 1:16:34 PM

  6. And then...and then...there was yelling...and...then...more yelling...and then Joy Behar told a pretty good joke...and then...yelling...

    And then my head exploded.

    Good for the ladies of The View, nonetheless.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Jul 11, 2011 1:18:55 PM

  7. Why aren't more people enraged by this? That slavery quote is one of the most patently offensive pieces of idiocy I have read in a LONG time. WAY more offensive than the stuff religious kooks say about us gays. It is so outrageously offensive the people I told about it had to be shown it in writing before they believed me. And whether they removed it or not, Bachmann and Pawlenty signed it BEFORE it was removed. Let us NEVER forget that.

    Posted by: AJ | Jul 11, 2011 1:24:17 PM

  8. Racism is at the heart of much of the rightwing/tea party movement, it's just surprising how blatant and offensive they were by including that. My only qualm with the outrage, is where is the same rage against all of the vile claims and veiled threats against gays in the same document? Not only does it condemn gay marriage, it basically condemns ALL homosexuals as disease-ridden sociopaths. Why is this always given a pass in the media?

    Posted by: petrof | Jul 11, 2011 1:34:15 PM

  9. EO there's this magical concept going around. It's called "Mind your own business." Here's how it works:
    1. You don't like something, you can change the channel. That's your business.
    2. Others may not want to change the channel, so they don't. That's called THEIR business. See the difference? There's YOU, and THEM. Again.... YOU!!!..... (points at you) ....and THEM!!! (points over there).
    3. They are doing what is THEIR business, which is not YOUR business. So, rather than waste your time chiming in (and wasting their time too), how about you mind YOU OWN BUSINESS instead. Cool eh?

    Posted by: Joey Y | Jul 11, 2011 1:35:17 PM

  10. @PETROF: Because it's more of the same. When they say those things, it's not a shock. When they attack accepted facts in grade school textbooks about the Civil War, it's different and gets more notice.

    Posted by: AJ | Jul 11, 2011 1:36:38 PM

  11. AJ: What they said about slaves was not only offensive but also grossly inaccurate (though perhaps no more so than everything they say about gay people.).
    But I disagree that it is "more offensive" than the vile things they say about gays. If they had used their statements about blacks to conclude that "therefore we vow to change the constitution to once again take away the right of black people to obtain a marriage license," then it would have been on par with what they said about gays.

    Posted by: Gregv | Jul 11, 2011 2:28:51 PM

  12. one quick thing this pledge will be the end of newt in iowa. how can he promise to be faithful and respect marriage. if he signs it shows him for the liar he is.

    Posted by: walter | Jul 11, 2011 2:53:11 PM

  13. "Dammit, I am sick of this crap!"

    Yeah, walk with me, talk with me, girl. I'm sick of this crap too...

    I'm glad you made the commercial for Marriage Equality, but there seems to be a disconnect happening... you sit there day after day, while your co-hosts spout all kinds of bullshiz w/o sayin' a word, but NOW you're sick of it.

    Yes, Whoopi, I do know what you mean.

    Posted by: pete N SFO | Jul 11, 2011 3:15:10 PM


    Posted by: THE QUEEN | Jul 11, 2011 3:28:20 PM

  15. @Queen
    Why must she dress the way you want her to dress and not the way she wants to dress?
    How 'bout I tell you how to dress?

    Posted by: Oliver | Jul 11, 2011 4:30:50 PM

  16. If the statement were TRUE, I don't know that it would automatically be racist. The main fallacy is that Obama is in any way responsible for the rise in single-parent families in the African American community. That's been a fact of life well before he was elected.

    The breakdown in families is a well-documented problem acknowledged by people of all political affiliations. A liberal could easily make that statement and then blame the situation on prejudicial prison sentencing, job discrimination and other factors. IF it were true, which I highly doubt.

    Posted by: dizzy spins | Jul 11, 2011 4:37:56 PM

  17. Even Elizabeth thinks Bachmann and "Frothy Mix" are nuts...that speaks volumes!

    Posted by: LAX/JFK | Jul 11, 2011 6:33:39 PM


    Posted by: Alex | Jul 11, 2011 7:40:02 PM

  19. Okay, on a somewhat related note. Did anyone catch the fact that Sherri Shepherd said that she follows the teachings of Pastor Rick Warren. The infamous Saddleback Church pastor who publicly endorsed Prop 8?! Really, Sherri? You have proven yourself to be a total sheep, not to mention a flat-earth believer. Sheesh!!!

    Posted by: ChadSF | Jul 11, 2011 7:48:26 PM

  20. Would someone please read a history book for a change. Slaves did not have the right to marry and they were sold at the will of their owners regardless of family bonds. INTEGRITY - Please ignore these idiots and vote for someone with a head on their shoulders.

    Posted by: Scott | Jul 11, 2011 9:45:13 PM

  21. @CHADSF, yes that definitely grabbed my attention as well. Sherri Shepherd is a Jesus freak in her own right and quite dogmatic in her beliefs.

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jul 11, 2011 9:51:30 PM

  22. Say what you want about Whoopi but she does have some good points on this video. The best point is that the teabaggers who craft these "value pledges" generally don't know what the heck they're talking about.

    They think they know what values are but not really: it's not a value to treat people with disrespect and animus just because they're different (gays).

    They think they know the true nature of homosexuality but have no idea: they've just believed what was regurgitated to them by their parents/grandparents; namely, that homosexuality is just a choice of life style and not a genuine sexual orientation.

    They think they know what kind of family is best for raising a child but again, they're deluded: quite frankly given the choice between a well-educated single parent family and a family with two ignorant homophobic parents a rational person would place a child with the former.

    Posted by: Mark | Jul 11, 2011 11:55:19 PM

  23. whoopie goldberg comes off at times as a racial loon herself..........this entire show is an utter complete travesty.

    Posted by: msbets | Jul 12, 2011 6:48:29 AM

  24. It's great that Whoopi is so outraged over the pledge's slavery section, and well she should be. But it would be nice if she were just as outraged over the anti-gay section, which is equally offensive.

    At the end of the clip, she basically says, "Being against gay marriage is one thing, but leave the racial stuff out."

    How about we all just agree that hate is hate?

    Posted by: Adam Sank | Jul 12, 2011 7:54:58 AM

  25. @Mark - Excuse me for a moment but the TeaPARTIERS did not write that pledge that was signed by Ms. Bachmann and Mr. Pawlenty. It was written by a group called The Family Value. As much as the media wants you to believe that the TeaParty is full of a bunch of racist homophobes, let me just say that I am a member of the Tea Party and in all of the rallies I have attended and all the other members I have spoken to and communicated with nationwide, not one time have I ever come across a member that was against homosexuals or blacks. Those are falsehoods that the media has been pushing since we formed our groups. Michelle Bachmann is a little on the ultra-conservative side but she is not the leader of the Tea Party as some articles claim her to be. That is very frustrating to the Tea Party. Rick Santelli is the man that really got us going, no one else. We are tired of being told what to do in all facets of our lives - including who to marry. I have had many gay friends in my life and loved them very much and I miss them. I have had many black friends and have supported black candidates as has almost all of the Tea Partiers. I really hope you can look past the freaks because ALL PARTIES HAVE THEM. One more thing, please try and remember the church Obama attended for 25 years. You know, the one where the Reverend Jeremiah Wright consistently and continually bashed all white people and gays, too. There's an old saying...."birds of a feather, flock together" and we need to run these cuckoos out of our lives!

    Posted by: jen | Jul 12, 2011 10:28:13 AM

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