The Bachman, Santorum Pledge Backlash

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“…The Republican Party cannot afford to have a Presidential candidate who condones intolerance, bigotry and the denial of liberty to the citizens of this country. If we nominate such a candidate, we will never capture the White House in 2012. If candidates who sign this pledge somehow think they are scoring some points with some core constituency of the Republican Party, they are doing so at the peril of writing off the vast majority of Americans who want no part of this ‘pledge’ and its offensive language….”  Gary Johnson

Has Michele Bachmann proved that she is, indeed, a flake?  The problem is the fact that “Flake” basically presents the picture of an innocent person who just can’t get their act together.  This woman is a calculating, incompetent, prevaricating disaster waiting to happen.  Rick Santorum is a flake.  Bachmann is something else.

The more The Pink Flamingo thinks about this, the angrier I become.  If Bachmann were not one of the Glam Girls of the GOP, and not the conservative tea party darling, she would be finished.  The problem is we’re dealing with the intellectual dishonesty of the right.  They are basically supporting what she did, by saying nothing, or defending her.

You know when a conservative has stepped in it.  The silence on the right is always deafening.  They are intellectually incapable of admitting when one of their precious darlings has done something wrong.  Instead, they go on the attack, attempting to destroy the messenger.  They are doing this with Think Progress.  The problem is, The Pink Flamingo is perfectly capable of reading, and Think Progress ACCURATELY presented the vile pledge the way it once was.

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Isn’t it amazing how the “Christian” right will ignore something, to defend one of their own?  Case in point is Verum Serum.  Like the most right wing zealots who are intellectually dishonest, they are taking up the defense that there is not to be a banning of pornography.  By doing this they can ignore the horrible mistakes both Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum made by endorsing the slavery comment.

If either tea party darling were a “RINO”, the far right would be demanding their political heads.  Because they are among the select, the far right is ignoring what, once upon a time, before the dishonest libertarian, tea party take-over of the GOP, would cost Bachmann her House seat cause both candidates to leave the POTUS race in abject disgrace.

Verum Serum

It looks like Weasel Zippers, that The Pink Flamingo usually castigates, is one of the few honest conservative commentators – thus far.

Weasel Zippers

What was she thinking?  Did she even read the blasted thing?  Is she that idiotic that she just went ahead and signed something because it looked “conservative” and “Christian”.  Heck, we all know Rick Santorum, was considered one of the dumbest members of the Senate when he was in office.  I don’t expect much from him.

Then again, why am I shocked at Bachmann being such an idiot?

The “Family Leader” that powerful conservative allegedly “Christian” group in Iowa is allegedly backing off their so called promotion of slavery issue. According to the Politico:

“...But this evening, amid growing questions aimed at Bachmann, Family Leader officials said they’d removed the slavery language from the preamble.

“After careful deliberation and wise insight and input from valued colleagues we deeply respect, we agree that the statement referencing children born into slavery can be misconstrued, and such misconstruction can detract from the core message of the Marriage Vow: that ALL of us must work to strengthen and support families and marriages between one woman and one man,” the group’s officials said in a statement. “We sincerely apologize for any negative feelings this has caused, and have removed the language from the vow.”

Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann both committed to the pledge, and Bachmann was the first candidate to return the signed document, according to Family Leader officials.

A Bachmann spokeswoman said earlier Saturday that reports the congresswoman had signed a vow that contained the slavery language was wrong, noting it was not in the “vow” portion.

“She signed the ‘candidate vow,’ ” campaign spokeswoman Alice Stewart said, and distanced Bachmann from the preamble language, saying, “In no uncertain terms, Congresswoman Bachmann believes that slavery was horrible and economic enslavement is also horrible.”

It wasn’t clear whether Bachmann had read the “slavery” language in the preamble, but Stewart later added Bachmann “stands behind the candidate vow – which makes absolutely no reference to slavery.”…”

Charles Johnson is telling it like it is.

LGF

Gary Johnson nails it.  I am beginning to wish he had a chance.

Gary Johnson 2012

What Bachmann and Santorum did was beyond stupid.  They have seriously harmed the Republican Party.  Neither one of them has any business running for President of the United States of America.

 

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