Lawrence O'Donnell - Bachmann's Bigotry Vs. Colbert's It Gets Better

  • metta

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    Jul 22, 2011 6:26 AM GMT



    Lawrence O'Donnell - Bachmann's Bigotry Vs. Colbert's It Gets Better



    Stephen Colbert - It Gets Better
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    Jul 22, 2011 3:06 PM GMT
    Michele Bachmann saidThere is a war going on now in our nation against marriage. And this is a war that we must win. Because the foundational unit of government is the family. And family begins with marriage. And marriage is something worth fighting for.

    My god, it's almost as if she has no clue what she's fighting against.

    Oh wait...

    I do love her Rust Belt accent, though.
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    Jul 22, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    I don't get what she's on about. If she's talking about gay marriage, how is that putting marriage "in danger"? If anything, it allows a lot more people to be married.
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    Jul 22, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    miamimasseur saidI don't get what she's on about. If she's talking about gay marriage, how is that putting marriage "in danger"? If anything, it allows a lot more people to be married.


    I agree. However, if she doesn't actually say anything, then she can never be held accountable for it. Right? She's a typical politician.

    All I can say is this "citizen" should never become President. Her views will take this country back at least 50 years.

    Also, did you see in the recent CNN/ORC poll that she is now ranked 5th behind 3 people that aren't even in the race? Maybe the Republicans have already grown tired of her.


    BTW - love the Stephen Colbert "It Gets Better" video. How cool was that? Thanks, Metta8
  • tazzari

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    Jul 22, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    Because the foundational unit of government is the family.

    Please locate this in the Constitution...

    And family begins with marriage.

    Which makes her anti-same-sex marriage garbage anti-family.

    And marriage is something worth fighting for.

    Which, Michelle, is why we've been fighting for it.
  • irishkcguy

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    Jul 22, 2011 4:35 PM GMT
    It's always fascinating to me to watch Colbert slip in and out of his character. I saw him on The View a few months ago and Barbara Walters asked him about his mother. Colbert totally broke character and spoke very warmly and affectionately about her and then slipped right back into pompous blowhard mode. He did it when testifying before Congress. I can't wait to see what he does with his super PAC.
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    Jul 22, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    Zettabyte said
    Michele Bachmann saidThere is a war going on now in our nation against marriage. And this is a war that we must win. Because the foundational unit of government is the family. And family begins with marriage. And marriage is something worth fighting for.

    My god, it's almost as if she has no clue what she's fighting against.

    Oh wait...

    I do love her Rust Belt accent, though.



    She's trying to make the Bible Belting Christian revolt...about the marriage thing....icon_lol.gif
    This chick reminds me of Sarah Palin but a tad smarter.
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    Jul 22, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    tazzari saidBecause the foundational unit of government is the family.

    Please locate this in the Constitution...


    It doesn't matter if it's in the Constitution. The tea party only cares about imposing it's own extreme right wing, Christian fundamentalist quasi-libertarian interpretation of what is correct on the country.

    The Republican Party has been remarkably passive publically about this, but in private I am sure they are shitting in their pants.

    If you listen carefully to Bachmann (if you can stomach it), you'll see what she says is not much different than what Palin would say in terms of intellectual content, coherent logic and factual basis. The only difference is that when you get to the end of one of her sentences, you'll at least be able to conclude that the last part of the sentence relates to the first. Unfortunately, that sentence still contains argument by platitude, sloganeering, egregious lapses in quoting actual facts.

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    Jul 22, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    Bachmann is a cunt. May she live in pain, may her children be lesbians and may she die slowly, so that she can see equality and do nothing to stop it. A stroke would do, one which took away her power of speech but left her fully aware of the outside world.

    May it be so.
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    KardioLost saidBachmann is a cunt. May she live in pain, may her children be lesbians and may she die slowly, so that she can see equality and do nothing to stop it. A stroke would do, one which took away her power of speech but left her fully aware of the outside world.

    May it be so.


    This assumes she's fully aware of the outside world now.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 22, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    Can you imagine if Bachmann gets the Republican nomination and she chooses Palin to be her running mate? icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:24 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidCan you imagine if Bachmann gets the Republican nomination and she chooses Palin to be her running mate? icon_eek.gif


    That would be the best way of getting Obama reelected.
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    I'm totally convinced that Mrs. Bachmann is one or more of the following:

    1. A leaky douchenozzle

    2. A robot that has been poorly programmed by NOM and CWA and the 700 Club that keeps saying the same inane shit - such as that one interview where she would only repeat her talking points.

    Sarah Palin is a fucking genius compared to this woman.

    3. God's sense of humour that plainly, we as lesser beings, are unable to discern.
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    Jul 22, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    In the course of my work, I interface with professionals in both medicine and law. I hear a great deal of the concerns and opinions of some of the best minds from a wide variety of backgrounds - here and abroad. Over and over again I hear that people are not behind Bachmann........not thinking people anyway. She and her husband can keep up their rhetoric. Those kinds of comments will only serve to keep her out of office, and for that we should be grateful.

    As unhappy and disgusted as people are with Obama (especially those who once supported him) and as much as people tell me they want another candidate in 2012, I'm confident that candidate will not be Bachmann. Let's work toward making sure neither Obama or Bachmann get into office. There is too much at stake in our economy; jobs, medical care, social security, freedom and rights, and so much more.
  • tazzari

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    Jul 22, 2011 8:40 PM GMT
    CAJock753 saidIn the course of my work, I interface with professionals in both medicine and law. I hear a great deal of the concerns and opinions of some of the best minds from a wide variety of backgrounds - here and abroad. Over and over again I hear that people are not behind Bachmann........not thinking people anyway. She and her husband can keep up their rhetoric. Those kinds of comments will only serve to keep her out of office, and for that we should be grateful.

    As unhappy and disgusted as people are with Obama (especially those who once supported him) and as much as people tell me they want another candidate in 2012, I'm confidant that candidate will not be Bachmann. Let's work toward making sure neither Obama or Bachmann get into office. There is too much at stake in our economy; jobs, medical care, social security, freedom and rights, and so much more.


    Good post. I spend a good deal of time in Canada, and last week was at a dinner party of some of the politicians in an area of BC who are trying to deal with some serious budget items. At one point we all relaxed, and Bachmann's name came up. No one could believe that someone with so little to say, and that so divisive, parochial and stupid, could possibly be taken seriously. They all really wonder about the US. And BTW, there was a good deal of support for Obama, whom they view as intelligent and possible to work with.