I’m sorry…that was mean. But I’m not a fan of the woman. Here’s why:
Anderson Cooper talked on AC360 last night about some particularly insulting remarks Ms. Bachmann made several years ago about gays. She has been asked about those remarks recently many times, but she keeps dodging the question.
The statements that Bachmann made about gays and lesbians are:
“If you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement”
“We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders”
Wow. Well I think we need to have profound compassion for people like Bachmann, who are dealing with the very real dysfunction in their life called “stupidity”.
Anyway, now whenever Ms. Bachmann is asked about those statements, she replies “I am running for the presidency of the United States, I am not running to be anyone’s judge”. She has said that numerous times, implying that questioning those statements is irrelevant.
Well I beg to differ. Gay rights/gay marriage is a hot topic in this country right now. The gay and lesbian community is an important constituency – I would imagine that a candidates views on gay rights/gay marriage is important to them. In fact, a candidate’s views on that topic is important to a lot of people, regardless of sexuality. So please, Bachmann, answer the question. Do you still feel the same about the “gay and lesbian lifestyle”? Why won’t you address that?
I know why. She doesn’t want to admit that she doesn’t support gays and lesbians and same-sex marriage because she knows it will hurt her candidacy. It will hurt it because this country is (slowly) moving toward accepting a group of people that should have been accepted long ago. But you can’t fool us, Bachmann. We know that you only support one type of relationship.