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  1. johnny says

    Glad we don’t have to worry about her ever being president. She’d drag us back to the stone age.

  2. Wolfgang says

    Well, she’s is simply wrong on this – same-sex marriage was quite common in Rome until 342 AD – and then bannned as part of the ‘offical’ switch to Christianity.

    But then – Mrs. Bachman is wrong on a lot of things.

  3. deryk says

    I am SO tired of their lies about what marriage has ‘always’ been. Time and again it’s pointed out to them, yet they repeat the same crap. Even during the Senate hearings it was pointed out by Al Franken that marriage has had numerous definitions.. he asked them which they would choose..

  4. AggieCowboy says

    I’m tired of their intentional ignorance of the role the Judiciary branch plays in the U.S. (unless, of course, the judges make decisions in their favor).

  5. jason says

    According to Michele’s logic, women shouldn’t be allowed to vote. After all, it wasn’t in the original intent of the Constitution.

  6. Gay American says

    Hey Michele…go back to MN and take care of those IMAGINARY 23 Foster kids…(all girls..hmm, wonder why?) …Oh yea…cause Boys would have Tempted Marcus.

  7. Bravo says

    @David

    You should care what she thinks, because people are listening to her and agreeing with her. Ignoring the problem doesn’t make it go away, and doing nothing to counter poison like hers only makes you part of the problem. By ignoring it you’re basically giving people like her permission to spread their hate, IMO.

    More on topic: I don’t think this flake understands the role of a judge at all.

  8. uffda says

    There should be more countering information here. Sound scholarship on same sex marriage can easily be founr on line. It includes common references from ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, Medieval Europe, from Asia and Japn as well as from many tribal groups, including those among native Americans, from Africa and Pacific islanders, In fact in the total history of humanity it is far more commonplace than at present. Only the dominance of Western culture and late forms of Christianity have brought about its prohibition. What is powerfully interesting is that same-sex marriage is now reviving through the Western democratic weight of preference, protest and politics. It is “natural” history reasserting itself.

  9. Ziggy says

    No, she’s a trained lawyer. Who thinks it makes great politics to rail against judges where she doesn’t like the results of their decisions. Per our Supreme Court in Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803):

    “It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department [the judicial branch] to say what the law is. Those who apply the rule to particular cases must, of necessity, expound and interpret that rule. If two laws conflict with each other, the Courts must decide on the operation of each.

    So, if a law [e.g., a statute or treaty] be in opposition to the Constitution, if both the law and the Constitution apply to a particular case, so that the Court must either decide that case conformably to the law, disregarding the Constitution, or conformably to the Constitution, disregarding the law, the Court must determine which of these conflicting rules governs the case. This is of the very essence of judicial duty. If, then, the Courts are to regard the Constitution, and the Constitution is superior to any ordinary act of the Legislature, the Constitution, and not such ordinary act, must govern the case to which they both apply.

    Those, then, who controvert the principle that the Constitution is to be considered in court as a paramount law are reduced to the necessity of maintaining that courts must close their eyes on the Constitution, and see only the law [e.g., the statute or treaty].
    This doctrine would subvert the very foundation of all written constitutions.”

    5 U.S. at 177–78.

  10. Gigi says

    Why are crazy people allowed to have so much airtime on national television? She doesn’t stand a chance of winning. And no one (except for a handful of evangelical wingnuts) believes that God told her to run. So what gives?

  11. Michael says

    She can tip toe her dance all she wants but the fact remains she was preaching about how marriage was only between a man and a woman while she was standing in Iowa where gay marriage is legal. People like her would be more than happy to flip the gas chamber switch if there were a bunch of gays and lesbians inside of it. She is EXACTLY what’s wrong with America.

  12. Patrick Wellington III says

    And there’s disgusting Wallace serving up a perfect softball question for Bachman to rip into. I’m sure his respected journalist father would be so proud of his son’s selling out his integrity to work for Fox.

  13. Matt26 says

    As the president… still unable to face the reality. Go back to your husband and stay there.

  14. says

    She gets so many things wrong in one statement it’s hard to know where to begin. The IA judges were doing what they were supposed to do: judging a case. (And it was a unanimous decision by conservative judges.) They were acting exactly like judges. Her threat that judges should think twice about making decisions that might be unpopular with the political whims of the times shows deliberate ignorance of the role of the judiciary. But that’s all to be expected from her, and her use of the words “as President” is as much a sham as her marriage.

    The worse thing here–and yet not surprising–is that Wallace asks the question, then doesn’t follow up, allowing her ignorance to go unchallenged.

  15. Rick says

    “Historically, for all human history,” can someone remind Michelle and the Radical Right that historically, for all human history, slavery was approved, sanctioned and even taxed by governments to bring revenue into nations (including the United States of America.) Historically, the United States was Last Western Nation to abolish slavery. Hell, Russia freed their serfs before we freed our slaves. Just because mankind “has always” done something is no logical reason to continue oppression and discrimination.

  16. A.P. says

    Oh man, how slimy, dishonest and deliberately misleading this woman can be! Judges, striking down laws based on Constitutionality, is their JOB!! They protect those without political power, they protect the letter and spirit of the law, they protect any entity that can be threatened by unjust laws with their knowledge of the legal system, their discretion and precedent. STOP trying to corrupt the legal system by encouraging people to overthrow the judges who act with a CONSCIENCE, and actually follow the law. AND MARRIAGE IS NOT AND WAS NEVER EXCLUSIVELY 1 MAN + 1 WOMAN!!!! Someone needs to tap her on her shoulder pads and tell her ‘um, that’s wrong too, you wild-eyed maniac.’ Take ONE anthropology class and you will see what I mean. She lives only in her demented, Fundy Xtian bubble, with no real understanding or regard for anyone outside of it. Few, glad I got that off my chest….

  17. ChrisQ says

    Hmmm. So I guess it is ok in NY, since the people’s representatives passed it here. Stupid, ignorant Beard.

  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. Derek Wain says

    “Gay marriage” is an oxymoron, since marriage means “a permanent union between one woman and man.”
    For 5000 years, “marriage” has meant “a contract between one man and one woman”, not some other random combination of humans because it feels good. That definition of marriage is the bedrock of human society. MB’s response meant that society should not endorse gay marriage by giving it the high status of “marriage”. Ignore the perverted and false “interpretations” of her comments by gay media bloggers. She remains the most principled Constitutional Conservative on the American political stage.
    This was a particularly moronic screed on MB’s commonsense response and instruction to clueless gay activist students. The radical left, gay media no longer even pretends to report political news but instead feeds us radical left gay propaganda.
    The same argument for “gay marriage” is equally valid (and equally invalid) for 1 man-2 women and for ; 2 women-1 man; etc. The logical extension of allowing “gay marriage” is legalizing polygamy.

  20. says

    Lmao

    Thanks for that I needed that laugh for the day. This nut-job needs to go back where she came from.

    We’re in 2011 not 1955. We have MANY more important issues to be worrying about, rather than who people are sleeping with behind closed doors in their own homes.

    If they are not physically hurting you, GOD leave it alone! Is it REALLY that hard?

    And btw, Derek, your use of ‘Gay Media Bloggers’ is rather rude. Just so you know