Michele Bachmann: "I don't judge" gay people [VIDEO]

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The new Michele Bachmann won't talk about the old Michele Bachmann.
Michele Bachmann is pretty much definitely going to become the President of the United States, but she's refusing to be the crazy lady everyone fell in love with.

Everyone wants a little piece of Bachmann now that she's the most popular gal among the most conservative citizens in the eighth-biggest city of the 30th-biggest state: On Sunday, Bachmann appeared on talk shows on CNN, Fox News, CBS, ABC, and NBC.

It turns out Michele Bachmann, Ames Straw Poll president, is pretty boring compared to Michele Bachmann, crusading church lady.

"Meet the Press" host David Gregory asked Bachmann about the 2004 speech where, as a concerned, stupid parent, she explained that being gay was "part of Satan," and referred to "sexual identity disorders." Her response?

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

"But," Gregory interrupted, "you have judged them."

"I, I, I," Bachmann said, "I don't judge them."

As it became clear Bachmann wasn't going to take the bait, Gregory asked whether Bachmann's "words should stand for themselves."

"I'm running for the presidency of the United States," Bachmann said, helpfully. "That's what's important."

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Erin
Erin

Bachmann... Just answer the freakin' question!  Great example of dodging questions and politi-speak.

poor richard
poor richard

"I don't judge them"--like a lot of Bachmann's rhetoric--is a very Evangelical statement. In Christian-speak, it basically translates to this: "I'm not the one to judge the sins gay people. That's the almighty's job." When a believer says they're not judging someone, they actually are judging someone by the normal definition of the word. But, of course, they're not making the "final judgement." In their world, only god can do that.

The statement is a convenient one for her to use on the campaign trail. A Christian watching that clip understands that she is judging gay people based through a set of very distinct biblical rules that, in the end, one deity dictates. Someone else watching that clip might think: "It's obvious that she's coping out. But maybe she doesn't hate gays as much as she says she does." The strangest aspect is that she's kind of telling the truth here. 

Forwardpride
Forwardpride

She does not judge gay people, she does not hate gay people, she does not dodge questions to change the subject and indulge in empty Obama-bashing and liberal-bashing, and she does not misspeak about American history, ever.  In further news, the sun is cold and the earth is flat.  Proof after the election.

vitajex
vitajex

Michele Bachmann: "I don't judge" gay people...

"I just want to be president so I can appoint federal judges to judge gay people."

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Wow, she appeared on all those "unfriendly" news outlets? (as Barack Obama would say)Do as Obama did Michele, avoid any pre-election tough questions.  Stick with the "giddy school girl" type media hosts, as Obama did. 

Now Michele, are you trying to prove something?

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

If Michele Bachmann is so homophobic City Pages, then why did she marry a gay man?   Once again you liberal elites are caught in a logic box from the mighty brain of Bachmann!  

Michele
Michele

Michele's response: "I'm not trying to prove something. I'm running for the presidency of the United States."

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