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  1. Brian says

    What a stupid article. A non-issue. She obviously meant “white people soul band.”

    I think Bachmann is batshit crazy and I am NOT a fan of hers at all. But seriously. This is not news. It’s crap, sensationalist “journalism” making her out to be a racist.

  2. Dastius Krazitauc says

    The “who likes white people?” question was just a small part of the clip. It’s the heavy Fundamentalist speech that I found more disturbing. I had never heard of Jesus Christ referred to as the “creator of the universe”.

  3. NorthoftheBorder says

    the “who likes White People” is just another sign that politicians are trying to be cool but dont listen to their advisors.

    the preaching bit is kinda scary.

    i dont get why American Politics revolves so much around religion. what happened to separation of church and state? y’all need a revolution. crickey

  4. Bart says

    A candidate for the office of the President (especially one who complains she’s being taken out of context or being picked on) should be savvy enough to know saying something like “Who likes White People?” is so ripe it’s a can’t miss for anyone wishing to make her look like an idiot. Yet, she says it. She could have said, “Who doesn’t love this band?” or “Who doesn’t love WPSB?” (Who would bring on a band which names itself this anyway? How stupid is that???)

    But even more frightening is what she says afterwards. The psycho-Christian (you certainly can’t say it has much to do with Jesus Christ, either historically or from the Bible…it’s simply, well, crazy-talk…) end of the world stuff — yes, telling young people to give their life over to him WHILE THERE’S STILL TIME, tells me she is completely unfit for any office but most especially the Presidency, where she could too easily make something like that occur with a push of the button. People who believe the end of the world is close at hand should in any way be given power to create a war. This woman’s religious believes have proven to outweigh common sense. She’s dangerous.

    That’s what all sane, rational people need to point up about Michelle Bachmann or anyone like her (Rick Perry): do we really want someone with their finger on the bomb who believes the world is coming to an end soon?

  5. Eskaypi says

    can we also look back on the fact that “White People Soul Band” is a pretty ignorant and stupid name for a band anyway?

    and yea she was referring to them obviously, but do you really think there weren’t a couple wink-nudges in there between the lines?

  6. HadenoughBS says

    Bachmann is the right(ist) candidate for her Tea Party constituency and the wrong candidate to be elected President. She’s nothing but a gaffe-a-minute politician who is the last person we need to guide this nation out of its political, economic and financial morass.

  7. MarcusB says

    When I picked out those sandals for her I told her NOT to wear pantyhose with them! Goddammit she looks like she has webbed feet. Why do I even bother…sob sob.

  8. says

    @ Brian and Paul – this article isn’t making her out to be a racist, it’s showing how she shows a COMPLETE lack of judgement and skill when speaking. It’s proving, once again, that she’s a complete idiot.

    And by the way – what kind of name is “White People Soul Band”? THAT sounds a little racist to me…

  9. Brian says

    @Carl:

    It’s sad to me that so many of my queer brethren are so hysterical and sensitive and PC about EVERYTHING.

    “White People Soul Band” is only racist if you’re uptight and constantly have a stick up your ass.

  10. paul says

    Carl i agree with you but it’s also fair to connect this with her other racist overtones, associations, and comments in the past. Only by connecting the dots do you get a more rounded picture of what someone is really like.

  11. Eddie Rocks says

    Yet another LAME media article clearly designed to INTENTIONALLY DECEIVE and create a wrong impression of Michele Bachmann, and point away from her message – the message of the day, and her broader message. They owe Michele Bachmann an apology. As a Black man myself, it’s offensive to me to hear the Left and the media keep falsely applying the race card on good honest people, in order to cloud their message.

    The message of that specific day? That Jesus Christ is our Lord. Wow. How radical! EVERY president has said things like that. Even non-church-going-quasi-Christians-who-was-recorded-literally-laughed-at-the-Bible like our current president even say things like that, but get a pass from the media, quite honestly, because they know he barely believes it.

    The broader message? Obama is responsible of taking a large 9 trillion dollar deficit accumulated over 2 centuries and adding 5 trillion and counting, over 14 trillion dollars, in just 3 short years! If this were a real job, he would’ve been “let go” after his first 30 days. He must be fired and sent to his long book tours in Europe where they LOVE overspending socialist leaders.

    Further, our president has demonstrated the EXACT OPPOSITE of what it takes to create jobs. As a result, we’ve gone from 6.1 % unemployment when he took office to over 9 % now. This is a fact. And that’s NOT INCLUDING those that this corrupt administration has redefined. If they used the same metrics as Bush, Clinton, and the other presidents, we’d be near 12 %.

    And we’re just getting started. If we don’t repeal the unconstitutional Obamacare, our deficits have just begun. (And yes, unlike many politicians, I actually read the crazy 2000 page document via PDF.) It is a socialist’s dream, and a mainstream person’s worst nightmare, and will speed up the bankruptcy with our eyes wide open, because the Left slanders anybody who stands up to this unconstitutional destroyer. Ask your Congressman/woman why THEY get exempted from this and YOU don’t, or why all the powerful companies (McDonald’s, etc) who have good relations with the Democrats get exemptions but Mom & Pop businesses don’t.

    In short, let’s not buy the propaganda that the president’s PR team (the media) is selling, and look at the facts. If so, we’ll all conclude:

    We MUST FIRE OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT.

  12. DaveinLA says

    This is how racist Republicans work. They say “innocent” things like Macaca and then act like they have no idea why you are offended by it. Bachmann and the radical right are constantly speaking code, saying “Yes I’m one of you, but the liberal media won’t let me say things, so I have to code it, wink wink.”

  13. Mike says

    She just stretched that the hurricane and earthquake were caused by God. So we can get over whatever stretch it might be to say that this is all out racist. It feels that way to us. It was certainly very dumb and in bad taste.

  14. NY2.0 says

    @EDDIE ROCKS, your right-wing (teaparty) propaganda would fly on gay patriot or Faux News… Don’t expect your biased “facts” to be taken as such on this site. And nice try in attempting to take the spotlight off of your obviously bigot candidates in the GOP.

    Michele Bachmann is done, Rick Perry is leading in all the GOP primaries and will be the nominee. Perry will be 10x worst than Bush if elected.

  15. david says

    I dislike MB as much as anyone, but this is rediculous. It’s an edited clip, plus she says “wet” not “white” people.

    Here’s what she said: “Who likes wet people? Yeah that right because we have the God of the winds and the rains don’t we.”

    Whoever edited this clip typed out the word “white” so you’ll think she’s saying “white” instead of “wet”, and then cut out the next sentence Bachmann said – “Yeah that right because we have the God of the winds and the rains don’t we”

  16. Javier says

    “I had never heard of Jesus Christ referred to as the “creator of the universe”

    Actually, the Bible says Jesus, Divine in every way, created the universe, and Christianity has held so from the start. Her theology is consistent with historic, mainstream Christianity and the Bible.

    “15 The Son [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”—Colossians 1: 15-20

  17. Dastius Krazitauc says

    Wow, Javier. I really wasn’t expecting a Bible lesson on Towleroad. The scripture you cite just reminds me why I stopped being a Christian. It is very dense and none of it makes any sense to me.

  18. cb says

    Michele Bachmann and her husband are both very far out. Not good for the U.S. She is running on her own “gay agenda” platform. We are closing schools, laying people off. Families are being foreclosed on and being put out in the streets. And all this Republican running for President and her husband can do is talk about is “praying away the gay”. It is a good money maker for her, but we have bigger things to do, and I am hopping God has too. If you or your church has the gay agenda on your mind, all the time you may need to set down and talk with someone. We need to start looking at what is best for the country. Not our own religion’s views, that blow in the wind.

  19. tim says

    what serious presidential candidate would follow a a band with such a name? Who booked this act? As soon as MB advisors knew the name of the band they should have backed out.

    These events only leave me to believe that she has no serious intention of being a real presidential contender. She’s pulling a Palin.

    IF BACHMEN/PALIN TICKET HAPPENS I’LL GIVE THEM MY VOTE.

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