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Poet Rips Michele Bachmann in Amazing Spoken Word Slam: VIDEO

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Sierra DeMulder, finalist in the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam, performs during the one minute round in WOWPS prelims in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a searing blast of Michele Bachmann.

I transcribed it so you can follow along. You'll probably be watching more than once.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Your husband owns a clinic that offers to cure homosexuality for up to $10,000 a year. So when you, Representative Bachmann, refused to acknowledge the bullying of gay students in your district, this must have been strictly business.

When another gay teenager commits suicide in Minnesota, you consider this free advertising. You buy a new necklace for every hanging, a bottle of Merlot for each overdose, your husband sends 'thank you' cards to their funeral, hand-signed, all referrals welcomed.

How could we expect you to take a stand against bullying when it helps pay for your mortgage, when it puts food in your children's belly? One day, your youngest daughter will ask you why her school supplies feel like they belong to someone else, her pencils write names that are not hers, Samantha, Nick, Aaron, Kevin. Tell her the truth Michele, that blood money is not a metaphor, that your wallet is heavy with those who have untied themselves. Tell your daughter that God is the bully with the biggest fist and you can only hope that he is on your side!

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  1. YES!

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Apr 15, 2013 10:19:04 AM


  2. It didn't rhyme.

    Posted by: Rick | Apr 15, 2013 10:27:00 AM


  3. Slam poets, rap music, people trying to make it without making anything.
    Musicians who don't play, singers who don't sing,
    lines that don't rhyme
    beliebers will buy anything.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 15, 2013 10:36:43 AM


  4. Also, it's a female.

    Posted by: Rick | Apr 15, 2013 10:43:01 AM


  5. David, your ignorance is sad.

    Posted by: Mikey | Apr 15, 2013 10:43:33 AM


  6. I hate it when white girls try to rap.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 15, 2013 10:55:43 AM


  7. Also, I hate it when the blacks try to play classical music. Some things should just stay separate. It's in the bible that way.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 15, 2013 10:56:54 AM


  8. Word, David. As in written, that is...

    Posted by: Rick | Apr 15, 2013 11:02:16 AM


  9. Hope they don't cross the border between rhetoric and treason. Any violence against the state after losing at the ballot box is a serious crime.

    Posted by: simon | Apr 15, 2013 11:18:30 AM


  10. Hope they don't cross the border between rhetoric and treason. Any violence against the state after losing at the ballot box is a serious crime.

    Posted by: simon | Apr 15, 2013 11:18:31 AM


  11. I'm surprised more people aren't loving this. I thought it was great!

    Posted by: Shelly | Apr 15, 2013 11:32:36 AM


  12. I loved it as well Shelly.

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 15, 2013 12:06:13 PM


  13. it's bloody TERRIFIC

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 15, 2013 12:13:05 PM


  14. I loved it, too.

    (Ground all my axes years ago.)

    Posted by: Trev | Apr 15, 2013 1:07:17 PM


  15. great job! It may not rhyme, but it speaks the truth and has great metaphors.....

    Posted by: Bernie | Apr 15, 2013 2:41:45 PM


  16. Anyone who doesn't love this is a troll. AMAZING.

    Posted by: Jeff in DC | Apr 15, 2013 3:44:59 PM


  17. I don't think you people understand what slam poetry is...

    Posted by: Jesse | Apr 15, 2013 4:25:58 PM


  18. goose bumps!!!

    Posted by: Curtis Hanserina | Apr 15, 2013 5:11:29 PM


  19. I abhor the Bachmanns as much as any clear-thinking individual, and yet I think this speech is ineffective and embarrassing. To think the Bachmanns love it when gay kids kill themselves is crossing the line. I get the anger. I get why she is worked up about these clowns, because yes, they are clearly homophobic, unintelligent, bigoted and doing great harm to people. But to accuse them of sending "thank you" cards to funerals is untrue and, honestly, disgusting. We get it -- they are pretty damn evil. But don't accuse them of doing things they aren't doing. Stick to the facts. They are damning enough.

    Posted by: Marc | Apr 16, 2013 5:49:50 AM


  20. LOVE IT!!!! Poetry Slams are wonderful--- Thanks for posting this!

    Posted by: Dr. C | Apr 16, 2013 7:08:17 AM


  21. @Marc: I was trying to gather my thoughts to respond to this poem when I read your post. You have expressed my opinions exactly.

    Posted by: andrew | Apr 16, 2013 4:05:28 PM


  22. But if the Bachmann's didn't like gay kids killing themselves then why do they continue saying the type of things that drive young gay kids to kill themselves?

    Posted by: Tyler | Apr 16, 2013 4:08:02 PM


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