Amy Myers receives rape threats after challenging Michele Bachmann to debate

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Myers is still ready to debate, despite the threats.
Amy Myers, a 16-year-old high school sophomore from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has become the target of disgusting sexual threats after she dared to challenge Michele Bachmann to a debate.

Amy and her father Wayne say comments on conservative blogs are promising to reveal her home address and others have threatened to rape the 16-year-old.

"A lot of them are calling me a whore," Amy says.

Wayne Myers told the Cherry Hill Courier Post that Amy's high school has also received threatening mail directed at Amy.

The family says although they're concerned about Amy's safety, she's not backing off her challenge to debate Bachmann. So far, however, Team Bachmann has not given any indication the Congresswoman is up to the challenge.

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SeeingtheEvil
SeeingtheEvil

The Tea Party. The Republican parties brownshirts SA. For those who arent aware Hitler had a Nazi group nick named the "brownshirts". They beat-up, threatened anyone who spoke against Nazism while Hitler was fostering the Nazi party.

Wild_eyes
Wild_eyes

An opinion is not respected in many countries. Any opinion other than what is already acceptable always gets targeted by hatred. But then any opinionated person is also loved, respected and believed in by others who understand their wisdom in saying something different. Blessings.

firedup49
firedup49

What a waste of time reading all this garbage.  If you read it all the father says the school gets threats, but the school says they have not received any threats but will contact police if they do. 

 Also what  political lefty smear campaign.  

the last sentence on this article....... "So far, however, Team Bachmann has not given any indication the Congresswoman is up to the challenge"

does that sound like worried parents??.

Have noticed how professional the letter this little girl wrote...   for a 10th grader??

I find this a whole lot of nothing

St.G
St.G

YOU'D be amazed at the caliber of some 10th graders these days.  Every point-of-fact you posted is incorrect.  (That being, the school receives threatening mail, but no threatening calls.)  I'd hope if you had a daughter who received threats in ANY form, you would stand up for her.

drphilonmynuts
drphilonmynuts

Do you not have a constitution to bend? or maybe a bible?

dswx
dswx

Wow, how convenient and morally disgusting of you to completely ignore the threats posted on the conservative web sites about Ms. Myers.  Let's all hope you never have any children.  I am quite serious.  Because you would just teach them lies and hate.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

How dumb are you Republicans on here?    Obama has already debated the best you Republicans could throw at him.   His name was John McCain and Obama made him look like an idiot.    Do any of you with your tiny dinosaur brains remember this?    That debate was watched by  millions of people.   Bachmann loses all her debates and they are watched by thousands of people, not millions.   Bachmann won't appear on any media that won't just ask her softball questions.   She let Chris Mathews make her look stupid for crying out loud.   Think about that for a second, Chris Mathews.  When Chris Mathews can make you look stupid you will draw challenges from 10th graders.    Obama also had to debate Hillary Clinton, the 2nd best thing Democrats could offer.    Does it hurt being this dumb Republicans?      Obama spends his time planning how to kill Osama Bin Laden.   Michele Bachmann spends her time talking about how new lightbulbs will destroy our democracy.    One of these is an idiot.    Spoiler alert tea party idiots, its not the Osama killer.  

Pcoop
Pcoop

 Um, that was vague. Which ones are saying this? What about getting names so you can make the actual bloggers look bad and can be shunned. Because if it's happened, it's appalling and needs to be called out. Kind of hard to be taken seriously when you can't back up your claim. Unless you're purposely leaving that detail out to make every tea party/conservative look bad.

Dandyrose
Dandyrose

It would be a classy move if Michele Bachmann made a statement denouncing anyone threatening to rape a minor on her behalf.

Vicki
Vicki

Guess all the Bachmann supporters are not looking at the WWJD bracelets and pondering how Jesus would respond to this debate challenge.  Instead, the right wing tinfoil society responds with physical threats and hatred.  I'm sure that Beck and Limbaugh will be mocking the 16year old next week during their daily rants.   Grown up Bullies who fancy themselves as Christians.  Disgusting. Ignorant. And laughing all the way to the bank.And not a peep from the Bachmann camp.....why am I not surprised?? 

Chuck
Chuck

What would Bachmann gain by responding to this young woman's offer to debate? City Pages is great for finding out where your favorite band is playing, but no one takes it seriously when it comes to politics.

Let's post a challenge for Obama to debate a Down's Syndrome 3rd grader. CP can fan the flames with dauly updates about how the White House continues to doge the debate offer, and Vicki, you can breathlessly crow about how you're not surprised when there isn't a peep from the White House. 

JohnJayJones
JohnJayJones

I don't know what is the greater embarrassment to humanity- Michele Bachmann or the sad lot of  malignant souls that feel the need to attack and threaten a young girl simply because she reminds them of how bitter, irrelevant and silly they have become. Evangelicals like to talk a lot about speaking life and speaking death. People like Amy Meyers speak life. Bachmann and her supporters are the voice of the spiritually dead. I was hoping most of them would get raptured today to that eternal "whites only"Princess cruise they think is heaven. You know, the one with dead conservative talk radio personalities.

Chuck
Chuck

Did you read the comments that were made about this girl?

Of couse not. None of the comments rise to the threat level  that would warrant investigating someone. From the article:  "Bastnagel [spokeswoman for Cherry Hill public schools] said the district's security director told Wayne Myers none of the calls contained threats. He also assured Myers the district would investigate any threats."

By the way, JohnJayJones, your own comments seem a tad over-the-top.

Chuck
Chuck

I've seen some pretty vile comments about Michele Bachmann here in the City Pages 'All Bachmann, All of the Time" comments section, but CP curiously doesn't seem to show any interest in some of the threats aimed Michele's way.

One of the posters here has already hoped the family [of the supposedly threatened teen] can "Bag us a moron" when 'they' come through the front door.

I'm not a big Bachmann fan, but c'mon...does anyone really think this young teen could seriously debate ANY politician (Dem or Repub) on today's substantive issues and not look underinformed and pathetic?

Roscoekandowskijr
Roscoekandowskijr

Unfortunately, among today's politicians - left, right and center - I believe this student to have a viable shot. Bachmann presents her public/political persona poorly. Whether privately she is intellectually solvent isn't for me to say. However, in front of the camera, in print, and in politics (and aside from those moments which her supporters claim to be factual, inconsequential gaffes), her adeptness at shrugging reason and coherence in order to stick to her ideological guns casts her for many of us in a disquietingly ignorant way. She is hardly impressive as a thinker or a leader, and like so many others she gets by on overused junk rhetoric and an electorate that can't help but drop to their knees at the mention of flag, god and freedom. We should use politicians like Bachmann constructively as mirrors against which we can catch glimpses of ourselves.

334578
334578

"One of the posters here has already hoped the family [of the supposedly threatened teen] can "Bag us a moron" when 'they' come through the front door."

How, in ANY way, is that a "threat" against MB?!  Seriously.  Your love affair with this woman has made you blind. 

Vicki
Vicki

Yes Chuck, I do think Amy would win hands down.  Have you listened to Congress?  I warn you, it will turn your stomach at how many pathetic and uninformed elected officals are holding office.  Both parties.

Bob
Bob

 Are you kidding me, Bachmann is obviously the underinformed one, all the claims that she makes and discussions she leads are only meant to be provocative and he statements are just wrong, she always gets the facts wrong! She is not even worth to have a serious debate.

Anon
Anon

She'd probably lose, but because any half-decent pol has a massive team of people to help them with information on every possible talking point imaginable. Even Dubya was pretty articulate and well-informed in 2000; then dropped it for a new everyman persona once elected. Without 9/11, he might've been an entirely different president, since the GOP was isolationist until 9/10/2001. 

Mlaturnu
Mlaturnu

Why should Michelle waste her time debating a high school kid ? Maybe Barack should debate a pre-schooler, he'd be on the same intellecular level.

Gidgettx58
Gidgettx58

Love it! Right on,,, samy is only doing it for publicity.

JohnJayJones
JohnJayJones

Just a little advice. It you are going to accuse people of a being pre-schoolers it's best not to spell like one.

Chuck
Chuck

Looks like a typo (which most of us make at these sites where one is quickly typing a comment and moving on).

By the way, shouldn't there be spaces between JohnJayJones? Just a little advice. 

334578
334578

Actually, it doesn't look like a typo at all.  Big difference between "intellecular" and "intellectual".

Vicki
Vicki

 clever retort....John Jay Jones...like your style

guy
guy

But your intellecular level is pretty high, huh?

Johnny
Johnny

Correct Title: "City Pages says that........................."

3shotwin
3shotwin

More threats to children from the brave right wing.And not a name among them. Never met a stab you in the bach man follower with courage. courage is anouncing your beliefs in a room full of people that disagree, but without the cameras present. Aren't you glad the right wing wants us to buy guns? 

Anon
Anon

 Hopefully the family has guns. Bag us a moron when they come through the front door. Try not to aim the shotgun at the face when you can mount it.

motomo31
motomo31

Way to go teabaggers!!!! 

Greg
Greg

Could it be the Tea Party bullies? Is no one safe?  

Anon
Anon

Pro rape and hetero marriage. Someone tell these people the two do not go together?

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

When are we as Americans going to take back our country from this hateful bigoted animals calling themselves Tea Party Republicans.  

Groovy Grubworm
Groovy Grubworm

 From the linked article: "Bastnagel said the district's security director told Wayne Myers none of the calls contained threats. He also assured Myers the district would investigate any threats."

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