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Michele Bachmann’s fading presidential fortunes

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 3:18 am - October 4, 2011.
Filed under: 2012 Presidential Election

Save when the media unfairly pilloried (or left-wing activists assaulted and/or demonized) Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, I didn’t pay her candidacy much heed, largely because I  expected to her to fade early in the nominating process.

It looks like her campaign is fading ever more rapidly than I had forecast.  She barely broke into the single digits, scoring just 1.5%, in the recent Florida straw poll.  And now comes words that more aides are leaving her campaign:

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is losing her pollster and senior adviser in a staff exodus that raises questions about the viability of her White House bid and her campaign finances.

Pollster Ed Goeas plans to leave the campaign after upcoming debates in New Hampshire and Nevada, and senior adviser Andy Parrish is returning to the Minnesota congresswoman’s office where he served as chief of staff.

Last month, Ed Rollins, Mrs. Bachmann’s campaign manager, and his deputy stepped down.

While I appreciate her ability to articulate the conservative message (on fiscal issues) with passion and conviction and acknowledge her commitment to Israel, I have long had concerns about her attitudes toward gay people.

She doesn’t appear to have responded to GOProud’s request for a meeting.  I won’t be shedding any tears at the fading of her political fortunes and hope her fall will allow more competent and less divisive conservatives to seize the Tea Party mantle to which she once laid claim.

UPDATE: Shortly after posting this piece, I e-mailed Chris Barron, Chairman of GOProud’s board to confirm the information in the first sentence of the concluding paragraph above.  He wrote back with this statement:  “It is clear at this point a meeting is not a high priority for Rep. Bachmann. It is unfortunate. I think she has missed a real opportunity to confront and explain some of the things from her record.”

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  1. Note that labeling women whores and sluts is not listed in the reasons why.

    Actually, this would qualify nicely as that.

    The societal disapproval that unmarried mothers faced at one time has diminished sharply (13).

    Which leads us into this.

    I can’t put it any plainer to you that to, again, simply point out they don’t care. The only one that suffers is the child, but you’re OK with that.

    Of course they don’t care. You abolished all the penalties for what they did in the first place. Why should they care? They’re not going to have one bit of consequence for what they did, nor will the child they produce.

    Isn’t that amazing, Sonic? You devalued marriage, eliminated the penalties for straying, and started subsidizing and promoting bastardy, and all of a sudden people started treating marriage like crap, straying more, and producing a whole lot more bastards.

    Why? Because you and your fellow “enlightened” folks didn’t want to be “judged” and thought that all that stuff about commitment, fidelity, responsibility, and the necessity of two parents was just “ancient, bigoted prejudice”.

    Again, do you think that everyone who came before you was an idiot? Does it ever occur to you that maybe, just maybe, in the tens of thousands of years and innumerable people, cultures, and intellects that came before you, people already experimented with this and found out that it was a bad idea?

    Social liberalism is government by teenagers. Anyone who came before you is a moron who doesn’t understand your needs and is just trying to repress you.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — October 6, 2011 @ 6:48 pm - October 6, 2011

  2. Nice try, Sonic, but here’s what I said.

    Yes to both.

    The reason is that the gay and lesbian community and culture is openly hostile toward monogamy, fidelity, and commitment, and rewards promiscuity and irresponsibility.

    You are more likely to cheat, Sonic, because, in the gay and lesbian community, there are no social penalties for it. Indeed, the leadership of the gay and lesbian community like Dan Savage openly promotes infidelity, promiscuity, and non-monogamy. Look at GLAAD, who promotes promiscuous individuals like Joe Jervis. Look at Pam Spaulding, who rants against monogamy and who endorsed and supported serial adulterer John Edwards.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — October 6, 2011 @ 6:50 pm - October 6, 2011

  3. My argument doesn’t hinge on whether any one individual man is more tempted to cheat than another; it’s a question of whether the subculture is generally accepting of promiscuity and infidelity. There are faithful gay men just as there are sober Russians and Frenchmen who smell nice. But I think one has to be in the severest depths of denial to claim sexual promiscuity (and perversity) isn’t widely accepted/tolerated within the gay community.

    Comment by V the K — October 6, 2011 @ 6:51 pm - October 6, 2011

  4. NDT, we are at that really tiresome stage of an argument where the person whose every previous assertion has been refuted just pretends they haven’t been and reasserts them. Tiresome, it is.

    And still no answer to my question from 1:05 PM. I’m going to a football game.

    Comment by V the K — October 6, 2011 @ 6:54 pm - October 6, 2011

  5. My argument doesn’t hinge on whether any one individual man is more tempted to cheat than another; it’s a question of whether the subculture is generally accepting of promiscuity and infidelity. There are faithful gay men just as there are sober Russians and Frenchmen who smell nice. But I think one has to be in the severest depths of denial to claim sexual promiscuity (and perversity) isn’t widely accepted/tolerated within the gay community.

    Who cares what they think.

    On delinquent fathers…

    Of course they don’t care. You abolished all the penalties for what they did in the first place. Why should they care? They’re not going to have one bit of consequence for what they did, nor will the child they produce.

    They didn’t care in the first place.. Which is why bastard children have existed since time immemorial.

    Isn’t that amazing, Sonic? You devalued marriage, eliminated the penalties for straying, and started subsidizing and promoting bastardy, and all of a sudden people started treating marriage like crap, straying more, and producing a whole lot more bastards.

    When exactly did “I” do that? This is quickly devolving into the theatre of the absurd.

    Why? Because you and your fellow “enlightened” folks didn’t want to be “judged” and thought that all that stuff about commitment, fidelity, responsibility, and the necessity of two parents was just “ancient, bigoted prejudice”.

    You’re at war with the wrong person.

    Comment by Sonicfrog — October 6, 2011 @ 7:28 pm - October 6, 2011

  6. V, I’ll answer yours if you finally answer mine, which was asked first.

    Comment by Sonicfrog — October 6, 2011 @ 9:10 pm - October 6, 2011

  7. TO SF

    Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Apple Inc.

    Comment by rusty — October 6, 2011 @ 10:29 pm - October 6, 2011

  8. I have to agree with NDT. It’s human nature that you are more likely to do something wrong if you think you will get away with it, if you perceive there is no risk, no penalty. That applies to you, me, NDT… anyone.

    Comment by V the K — October 6, 2011 @ 11:32 pm - October 6, 2011

  9. I don’t disagree with that statement at all. But punishing the child for a discretion he / she did not commit is simply not an effective way to punish the parents, especially when the father is long gone and tapping the next piece that makes herself available.

    Comment by Sonicfrog — October 6, 2011 @ 11:36 pm - October 6, 2011

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