Sunday, August 14, 2011

REALITY CHECK: DAVID GREGORY, BACHMANN AND GAY MARRIAGE

THE HILL:

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was peppered Sunday with questions about her thoughts on gay rights, but largely refused to engage them, arguing that those issues aren't on the front of voters' minds.



"I am running for the presidency of the United States. I'm not running to be anyone's judge," Bachmann said on "Meet the Press."



The winner of the Ames straw poll this weekend faced aggressive questioning in several of her appearances on the Sunday morning talk show circuit related to her opposition to same-sex marriage and controversial past statements toward gays and lesbians.
NYTIMES:

The hosts of the shows also pressed Mrs. Bachmann on past statements about social issues.

On ABC’s “This Week,” Mrs. Bachmann was asked about a statement she made in 2006 that being gay was the equivalent of ”personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement.”

Mrs. Bachmann declined to say whether she still believed those words, saying only that “I am not running to be any person’s judge. And I give — I ascribe dignity and honor to all people, no matter who they are. And that’s how I view people.”

On “Meet the Press,” she gave a similar answer to the same question.

“I don’t judge them. I don’t judge them,” she told host David Gregory. “I’m running for the presidency of the United States.”

Mrs. Bachmann would not respond to questions about whether she would appoint a gay or lesbian person to her administration or as a judge, saying only that her criteria would be whether that person had a commitment to the Constitution, were competent, and shared her views.

“That’s all I can tell you. I’m not judging,” she said on NBC.

From the grilling Michele Bachmann got today on Meet The Press, you'd think that the right of homosexuals to get a marriage certificate - (instead of a partnership certificate which guarantees the same rights) - was the most important issue facing Americans today.



I think the right to keep as much as we can of the fruits of our labors - instead of sending them to DC for career politicians and lobbyists and bureaucrats to spend - is the most important issue of the day because, if we don't get our fiscal house in order then we cannot finance WW4.



And if we cannot finance WW4, then we are consigning the West to 1000 years of darkness.



MEMO TO GAYS AND LEFTISTS:



PICK YOUR ENEMIES CAREFULLY: The treatment homosexuals actually get under sharia is much worse than anything anyone on the Christian right proposes. Bruce Bawer gets this.



WW4 MUST TAKE PRIORITY OVER GAY RIGHTS.



AND FISCAL SOUNDNESS IS A PRECONDITION TO FIGHTING AND WINNING WW4.

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