“Embarrassment is an emotional state experienced upon having a socially or professionally unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others. Usually some amount of loss of honour or dignity is involved, but how much and the type depends on the embarrassing situation. It is similar to shame, except that shame may be experienced for an act known only to oneself. Also, embarrassment usually carries the connotation of being caused by an act that is merely socially unacceptable, rather than morally wrong.”
Is Michele Bachmann all about running for the GOP nomination for POTUS because she is dedicated to this country, or because she absolutely hates anyone who happens to be either gay or lesbian?
There is a time when you know that a candidate may be on the way out. It’s called the cringe factor. Michele Bachmann passed that milepost when she signed on to being a perfect Christian wife, protecting marriage, hating gays, and agreeing that minority children had it better during the era of slavery than they do now.
My friend Leroy says that anyone who is constantly against anything Gay is probably living very deep in the closet. The Pink Flamingo thinks he is right! The pledge, by some two bit religious freak who considers himself a “Christian”, is all about protecting families. Strange, but the two most family oriented people I’ve met in a very long time are my friends Tom and Leroy. They have been a couple since they were kids. They both come from large families, and are dedicated to their families. You cannot separate the pair of them from their huge, extended family. They have helped raise a niece’s kids. I swear they don’t know which niece she is – who she is related to, it doesn’t matter. They love her and adore her kids.
Both Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum have signed that vile and disgusting pledge that makes them look like better Christians than those who have not signed it.
And, yes, the slavery comment IS in the pledge. So is the porn thing.
Evidently neither of the two rocket scientists bothered to actually read the idiot thing. If they read it and agreed, then neither one of them deserves to be a GOP candidate for POTUS, let alone holding elected office.
“…Alice Stewart, a Bachmann aide, said the congresswoman had no qualms about signing the Family Leader’s pledge. “She has been married for over 30 years and has a strong marriage and faith.”…”
Any Republican candidate or office holder who signs a pledge containing this should be forced to resign from office.
It took awhile for The Pink Flamingo to locate a decent copy of the idiot pledge. It then took awhile to confirm that someone was stupid enough to put this into print, and Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum were stupid enough to sign it. Anthea Butler, wrote the following, which hits on the problem with people like Bob Vander Plaats, and Michele Bachmann. They make the rest of us look bad. I am sick and tired of it.
From the LA Times:
“…But the strangest nugget in the pact that the Republican congresswoman from Minnesota signed was one that hearkens back to the good old days when slavery was legal, meaning that black kids had the priceless benefit of having a traditional home.
“Slavery had a disastrous impact on African American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African American president,” the vow states in a bullet-point.
Cheryl Contee of the Jack & Jill political blog explains some of the errors in that portion of the vow.
“Given that families were broken up regularly for sales during slavery and that rape by masters was pretty common, this could not be more offensive,” Contree wrote.
“When will Republicans inquire with actual black people whether or not we’re ok with invoking slavery to score cheap political points? It has to stop. It is the opposite of persuasive and is another reason Republicans repel us. It’s hard to believe that Michele Bachmann would be foolish enough to sign this pledge,” Contree complained.
Vander Plaats says his group, the Family Leader, will not support any candidate who declines to sign the pledge, which means former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman won’t be getting their support since Huntsman never signs pledges, according to the Des Moines Register. The paper also reported that a spokesman for Texas representative Ron Paul said the congressman has reservations about the pact.
Bachmann is no stranger to anti-gay rhetoric. Her strategist-husband last year said homosexuals were barbarians who need to be disciplined.
“We have to understand: Barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road. That’s what is called the sinful nature. We have a responsibility as parents and as authority figures not to encourage such thoughts and feelings from moving into the action steps,” Marcus Bachmann said as a guest on the Christian-based “Point of View” radio talk show May 12, 2010….”
The candidate vows to bring truth, justice and the American Way back to the world!
The Pink Flamingo is trying to find a decent version of the idiot pledge but it is difficult.
The worst of it is that there is more of a discussion that Bachmann has signed a pledge banning porn, than signing off on an ignorant and deplorably bigoted stupid comment about slavery. What I can’t get over is the fact that Bachmann and Santorum signed it, and very few sources are outraged about it.
Hell, when it comes to “stolen innocence” The Pink Flamingo thinks that is what the tea parties have done to half the people in this country!
Yea, she’s pledged to do away with pornography. Let’s look at it this way. There are any number of fans of Jane Austen who consider the following to be Jane Austen Pornography.
(It’s a joke). Does Bachmann think it should be banned?
After watching this blasted scene, I guess I’m going to spend the weekend watching the blasted thing. (sigh) It beats the heck of out of Michele Bachmann.
I’d better watch it before the far right in Iowa starts banning it. After all, years ago, during the Meese Commission, it appears the basic premise was that pornography was in the eyes of the beholder. If so, I find the actions of Michele Bachmann, signing off on a pledge that appears to state that children were better off under slavery to be OBSCENE.
Less obscene, but quite repulsive is the following when viewed in the context that the candidate is against divorce and vows to uphold marriage – to the very end. That’s good. There is nothing wrong with upholding marriage, fidelity, etc. The big problem comes when a pandering twit like Bachmann considers marriage sacred, and wants it declared sacred, even when the spouse is being brutally battered.
Even worse is how the far right sees it.
You don’t see the right going after Bachmann like they should. Charles Johnson hits it, directly.
Candidates like Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann are an embarrassment to the GOP. I don’t like Bachmann. Tomorrow, The Pink Flamingo will explore, in detail, why I find her to be a deplorable hypocrite when it comes to religion.
She is also a hypocrite when it comes to smaller government. There are some losertarians who are saying this pledge would increase government interference in our lives. I agree. Then again, Bachmann claims to be that she is a “constitutional” conservative.
“…Bachmann is banning porn?
Well, not exactly. According to Vow 9, the Minnesota congresswoman is pledging to protect women and children from “all forms of pornography.” As Justin Elliott at Salon notes, this could certainly be read as effectively being “a porn ban.” And that’s problematic, says Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress, because porn is protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution, and only the most “patently offensive” material may be banned outright. “Our Constitution does not leave this choice up to the whims of government officials.”…”
These stupid pledges need to stop. They are simply a way for petty little twerps to get their fifteen minutes of fame and blackmail the GOP.
Tea party “patriots” like Bachmann are part of the problem. They have bullied, lied, and brow-beat our GOP candidates and office holders to the point where they were now completely lacking in intellectual honesty and courage. While there are exceptions like John McCain and Lindsey Graham, the cowering masses of jello are more the rule than the exception.
The Pink Flamingo does not mind admitting that I would greatly enjoy watching Bachmann get hoisted on her own petard. It is more and more apparent that she and her husband have a very serious anti-gay agenda. They have a right to feel the way that they do. I question anyone who is so horribly anti-gay. When you truly hate something, to the point of being irrational about it, you are usually covering something up.
As you will see tomorrow, I also question her religious devotion. The Pink Flamingo has uncovered information about her true devotion to her faith that makes her look like an abject hypocrite. I have also been complaining about these idiotic pledges. Let’s hope this one ruins it for everyone.
When someone so quickly signs something like this, there is something going on. Either they did not bother reading it, or read it and agreed. Both ways versions of the story are a caution for anyone who might be supporting a candidate. It reveals a dreadful character flaw.
The Pink Flamingo has said before and I am going to repeat it. Michele Bachmann can run for POTUS all she wants. I question the judgement of anyone who takes her seriously. Then again, she admits that she doesn’t mind pandering for votes by being considered “sexy”.
One begins to wonder if she is going to start hitch-hiking for votes.
Then again, she does sparkle.
All in all, it’s just another day in the life of a Glam Girl of the GOP.
As for the whole gay hating thing, I have a real problem with it. I have a problem with the marriage part of it, but I am reminded of one of the pillars of our Christian faith.
It’s that last little ditty that gets me.
“…For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.…”
The Lord loves a person of a different gender orientation just as much as He loves me, or Michele Bachmann. The difference between the two of us is that I am willing to admit to the fact. She is not.
But, she does sparkle.