Michele Bachmann dumbstruck by 8-year-old's comment: 'My mommy's gay, but she doesn't need any fixing'

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Screen shot from Youtube.
Elijah delivering the message to Michele Bachmann.
Michele Bachmann must be getting sick of kids trying to challenge her political ideology.

Last May it was Amy Myers, the high school girl from New Jersey who wanted to debate Bachmann.

Now we have Elijah, an 8-year-old boy from South Carolina, who, at a recent signing for Bachmann's new book, had a message for the presidential candidate regarding her stance on homosexuality.

"Ms. Bachmann, my mommy's gay, but she doesn't need any fixing," he says coyly, leaving Bachmann uncomfortably speechless.

Elijah's mom posted footage of the spectacle to Youtube Sunday, explaining that they were participating in the Occupy Myrtle Beach protest when they noticed the Bachmann event. She also calls her 8-year-old son an "activist."

"Video of Michele Bachmann trying to get her photo op in with my 8 year old son," writes Elijah's mom under the video. "It's hard to hear but he leans in and tells her that his mom is gay and she doesn't need fixing. GO ELIJAH! Love that look of shock she gets."

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Bachmann brings Elijah in close so she can hear him.
To be fair to Bachmann, it doesn't look like she was soliciting a photo with Elijah. The video appears to begin with Elijah and a woman -- his mom, presumably -- waiting in line to talk to the candidate.

"And what's your name?" Bachmann asks as they reach the signing table. "It's really good to meet you, bud."

"Do you have something you'd like to say?" the woman standing with Elijah says.

Bachmann enthusiastically leans over the table to hear Elijah, and he mumbles something inaudible.

"You can say it louder, go ahead," says the woman.

At this point, the young activist is looking pretty uncomfortable himself.

"You said it, but you know, I think my ears were too far away," says Bachmann, grabbing Elijah by the shoulders and pulling him in. "Wanna come a little closer?"

His mouth now just inches from her ear, Elijah tells her that his mom is gay, and that's just fine.

The look on Bachmann's face makes it pretty clear that she got the message this time. She slowly eases back to her side of the table, looks briefly at the woman standing with Elijah, and then dismisses them both with a quiet, "Bye Bye."

Watch the full video here:

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    Kirk the Conservative Jerk
    Kirk the Conservative Jerk

    Next up -8 year old child asks President Obama 2 questions; "Why are you destroying my future by running up federal debt?"   and"Mr. Obama, do you have a spending problem?"

    StevenMN
    StevenMN

    I'm uncomfortable seeing video like this posted on YouTube.  But then is it any different than parents pimping their kids out on American Funniest Videos, TV ads, shows and movies?

    Terry Adcock82
    Terry Adcock82

    Maybe she should have told him that his mommy wasn't always gay or he wouldn't be here.

    Michelle Bachmann
    Michelle Bachmann

    The beauty of this post is how stupid it is on so many different levels.   Out of curiosity Terry are you really so stupid that you don't understand there are different ways of getting pregnant these days?   Or are you such a stupid bigot you are aware of things like artificial insemination yet wanted to say something hateful anyway?     People like you are why an 8 year old child can make your Presidential candidate look stupid. 

    back office support
    back office support

    I guess mommy didn’t have the guts to say it herself. Send the boy and someone with a camera and let’s see if we can get this online! Yee haw! It looks like he was forced to say it.

    zingnoo
    zingnoo

    Sounds like one very well grounded 8 year old to me! Bravo!

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    nm
    nm

    sad the mom is using son as pawn instead of having the guts to say something herself.  embarrassing!

    Bleu
    Bleu

    Bachmann is proposing to "fix" the gays as President? 

    ct01
    ct01

    Yes, by "praying the gay away" at her closet homosexual husband's "clinic".

    Csp1974
    Csp1974

    She calls her kid an "activist?"  He is eight.  This woman and Bachman probably have more in common than they might think.

    Ge
    Ge

    Better headling: Pushy Lesbian Makes Son Perform for Moron

    Hccrenshaw
    Hccrenshaw

    GO ELIJAH! Love that look of shock she gets." WHAT??? Don't know who wrote this but I am so tired of the media in general!!!! How horrible is it and how sick and weak that mom if you want to call her that is for setting this little 8 year old boy up for this.  It's obvious he didn't want to say that and he was put up to it I just hope she is not sick enough to yet now carry this child to participating in the Occupy Myrtle Beach protest!What's to come of this little boy?

    Michelle Bachmann
    Michelle Bachmann

    What is next for the little boy?  My guess would be right wing idiots like you will probably call in death threats to him and his mom like they did to that 8th grade girl that challenged Michele to a debate.    Remember that?    Maybe you should worry less about the mom who is raising her child to be brave and informed and worry more about the sick freaks that make up the modern Republican party.   

    ct01
    ct01

    Hopefully he will learn the lesson that speaking your mind isn't always easy or the most desirable thing to do. But if you don't, bullies like Bachmann will tell you there is something wrong with being different.

    ErichG
    ErichG

    Thing is though, he wasn't speaking his mind.  He was speaking his mother's.

    ludwigtr
    ludwigtr

     That's the first thing i thought too...poor kid.of course, I had the same look and expression the first time my mom made me pay for candy that I wanted at the grocery store....sooo....yeah.

    AT
    AT

    If you want to know who wrote this, many articles have a byline where the author puts his/her name.

    el
    el

    Elijah's mother wrote that...the writer of the story was quoting it from the youtubes. 

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