Michele Bachmann Disses Young Gay Rights Activist

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago

It"s hard to hear but he leans in and tells her that his mom is gay and she doesn"t need fixing. She blows him off.
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Female 3,001
the mum using her kid like that is equally as not cool as the woman disagreeing with the poor kid.
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Male 441
As much as I dislike Michele Bachmann, I got to say I think this is more a fail on the mother... using her kid like that...
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Male 2,868
@britt566 - What video were you watching? She clearly blew the kid off. I don`t know what else you`d call responding to his statement with "bye bye."

In any case, despite the fact that I loathe Bachmann`s stance on homosexuality and adamantly support the right of same-sex couples to marry and raise children, I do find it distasteful that this particular mother decided to use her small child, who is too young to understand politics, to make a political point.
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Male 1,737
@Mysterycat00

I don`t think she looks like one, I think she clearly is one.
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Male 1,239
Michele Bachmann is braindead and never knows what to say but in this situation there is nothing to say. Even if she had a thought out answer (LOL) why argue it with a kid who clearly was told to say it and didn`t even want to. It`s also one thing to counter-point an opposing adult but anything contradictory she might of said no matter how thought out, polite, or un-biggoted (if that`s possible on this one) would have been spun as inappropriately interfering with the parents choice of upbringing.
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Male 1,229
Exactly how should she respond to kid being used to stir up trouble? Maybe bitch slap the mother?
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Male 75
Uggh for people saying "I think she just didnt know what to say" SHE NEVER KNOWS WHAT TO SAY! she has the WORST "go to" answers EVER! And 90% of the time she has NO answer and PANICS and just kind of chuckles and looks like an awkward MORON.
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Female 2,289
michele bachmann sucks, but as everyone has said, there was no dissing and no blowing off.

However I would like to know how she would have handled the situation had the kid not run off out of embarrassment because of his stupid parents.
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Female 546
i don`t think she dissed the kid. i don`t think she knew what to say. i would be shocked too if a kid whispered that in my ear despite whether he was told to or not.
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Male 483
I feel like almost all of us can agree the parents of that poor kid sucks. What a coward.
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Male 4,902
I hate that bitch but I think I hate that kids mom even more.
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Male 533
This is just as bad as making your kid hold your home-made `pro life` sign in front of the Planned Parenthood. Why not let the kid form his own opinion through his own course of life? The woman already has an upper hand (or set back, depending on her parental skills) by raising him in a tolerant environment.
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Male 238
"The child was shy, frightened, and prompted. Regardless of your stance on this subject, it is not right to force your child to represent an opinion that he or she hasn`t formulated on their own, simply to push your agenda, while also trying to elicit embarrassment by using your child, as well. So there." - Rick

What he said....too tired and too lazy to write my opinion but he said it nicely...
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Male 52
I agree with Rick
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Male 4,746
I hate Michele and her cronies. I hate what they stand for and the way they treat others. But putting that kid in that position is despicable. Poor little guy.
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Male 787
Patticake, do you hate gays? Just come out and tell us how you feel.


Yes

or

No
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Male 2,436
Poor kid...
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Female 465
She didn`t diss him. HE was put up to it by an adult and then walked away before she could say anything. Typical coward liberal bomb thrower.
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Male 934
His mom doesn`t need to be fixed for being gay, but she does need to stop being a bitch and putting her children in awkward positions to push her political agenda.
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Male 293
The child was shy, frightened, and prompted. Regardless of your stance on this subject, it is not right to force your child to represent an opinion that he or she hasn`t formulated on their own, simply to push your agenda, while also trying to elicit embarrassment by using your child, as well. So there.
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Male 14
Oh look, gay parents are just as pooty as straight ones. Don`t drag your child in to this bullpoo. Raise them and when they are old enough let them formulate their own opinions.
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Male 694
That kid was obviously very shy and didn`t want to say that. the parents should be ashamed, gay or not.
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Male 2,737
Is everybody gay, except me? WTF?
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Female 44
This video is pretty shameful. I don`t personally like Bachmann but she did the right thing under the circumstances. The mother of the child was definitely in the wrong for dragging her kid into a battle he has no right being in. And `Young Gay Rights Activist?` Uhh, no. Step it up, Fancy.
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Male 559
Being prompted by one`s mother absolutely negates the power of the moment. He`s just doing his mom`s bidding without understanding what it means. I hate Michele Bachmann with a passion, but this video doesn`t hit home.
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Male 1
@ Jamie76
(I made an account just to reply to you)

You sir are stupid. You really think that a child understands any of this. He will know his mum has a girlfriend and not much more, he clearly doesnt want to be there and trys to go but his poo mother tell him to say it louder.

the lesson he will learn from this is when some in athority tells you do something, even if you dont understand what it is and you are embrassed by it is not to ask questions and do as your told, this a bad thing to do as a mother.

if your a gay parent and you have kids, don`t drag them in to your problems, once they are old enough and understand that`s fine. but your indoctrinating them the same way the anti gay people do. if your a good parent your child will grown up and learn for him self there`s nothing wrong with been gay and they can be good parents
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Female 2,674
"you say it is using her child, I say it is teaching the child to be strong and assert himself."

But would you say the same thing if it was the other way around? Some parents using their kid to spread anti-gay hate? Their parents could justify it too (they`re teaching the kid good moral values or some crap like that). If Bachmann was shouting about how being gay is wrong and this kid went up to her on his own free will and told her that then it`s one thing, but I highly doubt that`s what happened.
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Male 36,400
[quote]@Baelzar - Isn`t Herman Cain dropping out? Or something?[/quote]
@LilianDulci: Cain did drop out, and I think that`s @Baelzar`s point, eh?

[quote]...it is likely that the child said that to her mom on his own before going over to Bachman.[/quote]
@Jamie76: A child that age? Say that on his own? What planet are you from, lolz! His `mother` drilled him on what to say, then forced him to go say it, hoping for her moment of internet fame. Sickening.
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Male 209
Nobody expected that moron to say anything inventive, did they? That woman is total garbage, but the mother should be ashamed of herself for making the kid do that.
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Male 36,400
Where does Bachmann "blow him off"? Biased caption much?
She listens to him, twice, then when he scampers off, she smiles and waves `bye-bye`. Looks to me that she was nice about that "mom" using her child as a human torpedo...
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Male 2,345
you guys have no clue what happened before that...it is likely that the child said that to her mom on his own before going over to Bachman.

also, this is no way harmed the child and may have just taught them how to stand up to a bigot. that is one of the greatest lessons a child could ever learn and something many people never did, hence we have candidates like Bachman.

you say it is using her child, I say it is teaching the child to be strong and assert himself. lessons in life are not always fun or pleasant to watch but we have to go through them in order to be a better person.

Bachman needs to see the other side, needs to know there are children she may be hurting by singling out their gay parents.

I ask what is worse, a parent letting their child stand up to Bachman for being a modern day bigot, or the child hearing Bachman`s anti-gay rants and thinking something is wrong with them and their mom for being gay?

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Male 2,513
Yeah, that kids mom does need to be "fixed" not for her sexual preferences but for forcing her sexual agenda onto her son. Shame on you, horrible lesbian mother, not for being a bad lesbian but for being a bad mother.
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Male 7,123
I dislike Bachman, but that was a low move.
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Male 1,178
as much as I think that bachmann is a bitch, that mother is even more of a bitch for using her kid to get her point across. The kid probably doesn`t have a clue why she is saying it.
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Male 2,422
Typical lib: willing to throw their children into the front lines (in some cases, in front of moving vehicles during a strike) and then have the audacity to say `it`s for the children`!

Typical conservative. Denouncing libs without the slightest sense of self-awareness of their own hypocrisy.

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Female 99
poor kid :-(
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Male 1,471
That was just discusting...
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Female 2,674
@Baelzar - Isn`t Herman Cain dropping out? Or something? Though I wish he`d stay because he has no chance of beating Obama.
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Male 1,399
You lefties are still obsessed with Bachmann, who will not win the nomination. Excellent!

I bet you fixate on Cain next.
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Female 2,674
@MeGrendel - I don`t agree with using kids in this manner either, but about the "typical lib" comment. Um. Have you never seen the opposing side to this argument? Pretty much the only argument against gay marriage that doesn`t have to do with religious texts is "think of the kids!". I distinctly remember the prop 8 videos talking about how gay marriage = kids learning to be gay in schools and reading gay books, and how it`d destroy traditional marriages (and they used kids in the advertisements). Also they like to have kids holding up signs when they protest. Not just for the anti-gay arguments either, conservatives in general like to do this on other issues. Just look at pictures of conservatives protesting and I`m sure you`ll find a kid holding up a sign and being used by the parents to gain sympathy. Your "typical lib" argument is complete trash. I`ve seen it happen on both sides about equally (and I hate it).
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Male 133
Mothers like that childs are whats wrong with America today. I`ll bet Bachmann would make her kid do something like that as well.
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Female 2,674
Ugh... I do not approve.
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Male 663
Although I`m gay, and obviously support gay rights, it was pretty obvious the mother had forced him to do that.
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Male 1,231
Seriously? Why does this woman feel the need to put words in her sons mouth that he can`t begin to conceptualise? Further more, why does she care what Bachmann thinks? No one else seems to.
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Male 7,340
Okay, lesbo woman sends her son to say something `to the nasty woman` (also, something the kid obviously did not want to do) and films it in hopes of a Gotcha moment.

Typical lib: willing to throw their children into the front lines (in some cases, in front of moving vehicles during a strike) and then have the audacity to say `it`s for the children`!

This video proves two things:
1) The mother has no respect for her child or others &
2) The child is obviously embarrassed that his mom is a lesbo. (but then, what child is not, at some time, embarrasses by his parents?)

Classless.
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Female 2,228
Much better IMO is the Lady Gaga dance protest outside the Bachmann clinic.

Really, multiple viewings are recommended, it`s just that good for the soul.
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Male 37,888

New Thread... "THINGS MICHELLE BACHMANN COULD HAVE SAID"

`No honey. You`re mommy isn`t Lesbian. That`s just something ugly women do when they can`t get men.`
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Male 2,630
I agree that LGBT people don`t need `fixing` anymore than hetero`s; I agree as well that Michele Bachmann`s views on the matter are moronic. However, check out the look she gives the mother after understanding what the kid said- you know her beliefs that non-hetero people are unqualified to raise kids has just been reinforced; And it is just bad parenting to involve children in adult matters.
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Male 1,397
Bitch of a mother.
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Male 132
I am not for Republicans, and less for Bachman, but even I find this in poor taste
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Male 1,610
I agree with bliznik. Don`t use your kids as tools for political propaganda. I hate Bachmann but that was so contrived.
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Male 1,268
C`mon, she`s not even really a bigot. She hates her husband for good reason. He`s the only gay she knows. Makes sense for her to hate gays. I`d forgive her.

Ignorant, but, really, she`s not unjustified based on her limited information.
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Male 3,364
Hah...the look on that hag`s face was priceless! The bigot deserves every bit of pwnage she gets.
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Male 37,888

So? Traps like this mean nothing.
What`s she supposed to say to the kid?

"No honey, your mommy is the spawn of Satun and will be taken into custody....SECURITY!!!! Take the Whale Down!!!"
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Male 1,268
Oh please. Like anyone here is really going to say anything more than "Buh-bye" after some stranger coax`s her kid into saying something absolutely awkward to you.

Here:

"Awkward little mixed race boy": My daddy forgives you for your grandparents racism.
"Any sane person": Yeah.... buh-bye.
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Male 1,291
I`m all for gay rights, but I hate it when parents push their kids to be attention whores
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Male 5,190
It`s Bachmann. Need I say more?
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Male 330
Well for starters, I don`t like Bachmann. But come on, the person with the camera walks away and the video ends, she could have said something after that.
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Male 677
Just because he`s supports equal rights for gays doesnt make him an activist.
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Male 19,850
Link: Michele Bachmann Disses Young Gay Rights Activist [Rate Link] - It`s hard to hear but he leans in and tells her that his mom is gay and she doesn`t need fixing. She blows him off.
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