Reacting with the usual run of responses, Representative Michele Bachmann reacted to the fact that an eight-year-old boy managed to trounce her in public. The child known as Elijah insisted on talking to Bachmann after his parents were ready to walk away and leave the presidential hopeful alone. Elijah “My mommy — Miss Bachmann, my mommy’s gay, but she doesn’t need fixing.”
Of course, Bachmann missed the fact that Elijah did this on his own and was not coached.
Bachmann was on the Glenn Beck radio show where Beck asked “How do you navigate in that kind of world where you’re being — I think — set up to look like a homophobe. Are you a homophobe?”
Bachmann responded “Of course not. I believe that we love all people, I love everyone. I don’t necessarily agree with them. . .Continually the agenda-driven community wants to climb up on my platform and make their issue my issue and paint me as someone that I’m not,” she said.
She claims that she always treats others according to the Golden Rule.
She went on to say “I think it’s shameless to use a little boy, and put that little boy forward to advance an agenda issue.
Of course, Dan Savage decided to show that he, too, kind of misses how things work with children despite having an eight-year-old himself by writing “Even if that 8-year-old kid wanted to do it, even if confronting Michele Bachmann was the kid’s idea, even if the kid was excited about being in a YouTube video … this just isn’t cool.”
Bachmann went on to add her usual run of idiocy when it comes to same-sex relationship. She said that she does not believe in civil unions or same-sex marriage and then stated “When you go into the hospital you can designate who you want to have come. Whether you’re heterosexual or homosexual you can have contracts.”
She went on to assert that lesbians and gays have access to marriage- so long as they enter into loveless marriages like her own by marrying people of the opposite sex. She stated “They have access to the same laws of marriage, but the restrictions apply to everyone — you have to marry someone from the opposite sex.”
Bachmann has yet to actually come up with a convincing argument as to why that has to be, but she continues to plug away at it as her poll numbers fall.