It’s no surprise that I’m not a fan of Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Her misinformation regarding the HPV vaccine during the last presidential race pretty much destroyed her credibility for me as a physician and public health practitioner. Her controversial opinions on same-sex marriage, the Constitution, and the President are really just adding more water to the sinking ship that is my taste for Bachmann.
And then… she became the jerk of the week.
During last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Bachmann sat down with radio host Lars Larson and discussed the recent veto of Arizona bill SB 1062 by Governor Jan Brewer. Bachmann wasn’t happy with Brewer’s decision and was quick to blame the gay community and LGBT activists for the downfall of the bill. She states,
There’s nothing about gays in there. But the gay community decided to make this their measure. I think the thing that is getting a little tiresome, the gay community, they have so bullied the American people, and they’ve so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, so that they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the LGBT community is a group of bullies, going out there stealing lunch money from the American people and scaring politicians. The group as a whole is SO powerful that politicians are shaking in their boots, therefore the gay community can walk all over them. No folks, the LGBT community are not a victimized minority but rather an intimidating minority dictating the political course of our country.
Which definitely explains why so many states were able to pass laws and constitutional amendments banning marriage equality. And it definitely explains why Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act were done away with oh so long ago in our nation’s political…