Michelle MacDonald, MNGOP-backed judge candidate, waved Bible during speech [VIDEO]

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Get a load of the expressions on the faces of the Republicans around MacDonald during her speech!
Last Friday, we told you the bizarre story of Michelle MacDonald, a Twin Cities family law attorney who recently won the MNGOP's endorsement for a Minnesota Supreme Court seat despite facing a criminal trial this fall stemming from an April 5, 2013 DUI arrest.

Turns out there's more bizarreness where that came from. Yesterday, an Uptake staffer got in touch with us to let us know they uploaded video of the speech MacDonald gave to the MNGOP convention in Rochester just before delegates awarded her with the endorsement. During it, she basically promises her Republican audience that if elected, she'll make judicial decisions based on Biblical principles, which certainly seems like an odd thing for an aspiring judge to say in a country that supposedly keeps religion out of the courts.

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Here's part of what MacDonald said during her speech:
When judges used to enter the courtroom, they would hold a Bible over their head, like this.

[MacDonald holds a Bible over her head to applause.]

In the words of George Washington, it is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Here's the footage:



And Michele Bachmann is worried about liberals wanting to install Sharia law here in America?

But there's more. A Star Tribune blog post written by Michael Brodkorb details another can't-make-it-up revelation about MacDonald that came to light during an MNGOP Judicial Elections Committee meeting held on May 30, the day before she was officially endorsed.

From Brodkorb's post:
[Documents presented to the committee] contained information about a bizarre incident in 2013 where MacDonald, who was representing a client in court, was removed from the courtroom by deputies and placed in a cell.

According to the documents, MacDonald was handcuffed, placed in wheel chair and wheeled back into the courtroom by a deputy. The hearing resumed and MacDonald continued to represent her client, but she was in a wheel chair and handcuffed. MacDonald was jailed for multiple days, but was eventually released without being charged.
According to Brodkorb, the chair of the Judicial Elections Committee, Doug Seaton, had serious concerns about MacDonald. He worried aloud during the aforementioned meeting that "we're going to have a situation where the party's endorsement process is going to be held up to ridicule and [gesturing to MacDonald] you're going to be held up to ridicule and attacked in a campaign as not having judicial [comportment] and not being neutral and being a little bit of a wild woman - whatever, however, people would style this."

(For more, click to page two.)


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swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

I have a close relative who is an attorney who does some family law.  He was hired by a guy whose wife had gone off on some crazy religious freakout and was trying to take their kids and all his stuff.  She had hired this MacDonald to represent her.  My relative the attorney didn't even have to state his case, or rebut MacDonald.  He just waited until she had presented her case.  Then he looked at the judge and asked for a dismissal.  He got it on the spot and that was that.  This wasn't the notorious wheelchair case, but according to my relative, her behavior darn near got her arrested in that case two, and he didn't even challenge her at all; just sat there and watched her destroy an already non-existent case.

Adam Epps
Adam Epps

No thanks, voting against her.

Donna Hatcher
Donna Hatcher

like waving a bible makes her credible some how?

harpy
harpy

It should be noted that she is not only misquoting George Washington - she's misquoting a misquote. The line she's referring to, "It is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme Being", was attributed to GW's farewell address in a 1835 biography. Except those words were never in the farewell address. In fact, that biography gets several basic facts wrong. In truth, GW rarely even mentioned God, only rarely went to church, and did not ask for a pastor to be present at his death bed. He was not interested in governing the world or the universe, but rather sought to build a Republic. The fact that this lady understands neither the Constitution nor the person she seeks to emulate and quote is troubling to say the least.


And I sure as hell am not voting for her.

Patrick Kane
Patrick Kane

People better get out and vote. Otherwise a nut job like this may slip through the cracks *ahem* (Bachman).

Robert Eveland
Robert Eveland

Jewish folklore IS common sense. We have ignored it and look at what's happening to us. Is America better off now than it was 50 years ago after the Civil Rights Act was passed? Be honest. That was our finest hour. Ever since then we've been going steadily downhill.

Stefanie Megan Brown
Stefanie Megan Brown

Nah I have hope just from the comments section. Minnesotans are too smart for this bullshit. After Michelle Bachmann motherfuckers think twice about who they're voting in. Hopefully, anyway.....

Andrew Hodny
Andrew Hodny

The Founding Fathers had a lot of diverse views on religion. Some were deists. Others were mainstream protestants. Others belonged to extremist religious sects. They compromised by agreeing that the Constitution would protect all their rights to practice whatever religion they want and not require the practice of any or establish one above the others. I think that's the right and wise call.

Jade Rosch
Jade Rosch

She is a sick individual that needs help

Lily Ann
Lily Ann

Which candidate is waving a flying spaghetti monster around? Just doing my research, wanna be prepared. Oh and lady dum dum, women don't need you holding us back, please join Ann and Sarah and the other Michelle at that island over there.

Rick Meyer
Rick Meyer

Or, more specifically, The Religion that I believe in - good. The Religion someone i don't understand believes in - bad.

Jeff55414
Jeff55414

She may be a drunk and an idiot, but if she were a Somali Democrat running for office and had a holy Q'uran in her hand, you all would be saying, "Well, we must respect her culture and have tolerance for her religion." 

Jason Argiro
Jason Argiro

And she is qualified as a judge? Appalling! Science is not a theory, it is a system of accumulating knowledge by systematically testing theories against reality. Belief systems based on nothing but tradition have NO PLACE IN GOVERNMENT. [period]

Jibarito
Jibarito

In the words of Thomas Jefferson: "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof", thus building a wall of separation between church and State"

Ryan Wachtel
Ryan Wachtel

In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "Michelle MacDonald is an ignorant twat."

barbertj23
barbertj23 topcommenter

New laws coming soon from the GOP:

Not honoring thy father and thy mother is now punishable by death, as it is more sinful than murder. (Commandment 5 vrs 6)

Taking thy lords name in vain is now punishable by death ("lord" to soon include corporate entities and job providers) (Commandment 3)

Making graven images now punishable by death. (Commandment 2)

Forgetting about Sunday is going to be a big deal in the future. ("Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy")

On a side note: For how much God doesn't like gay people, you'd think he would have made a Commandment for it.


Rick Miller
Rick Miller

Or in other words Law based on Koran-bad Law based on Bible-good

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

Common sense works better tons of times than Jewish folklore

Corey James
Corey James

I think someone thumped her upside her head with a bible and knocked her brain loose.

Michael J. Kraemer
Michael J. Kraemer

There are a lot of articles saying that there is no proof that Washington ever said that.

Ryan Wachtel
Ryan Wachtel

Remember, Sharia law is awful and we have to fight against it.... but basing out laws on this other bronze age book.... well that's just tons better. The far right doesn't want freedom, liberty or democracy. They want a Theocracy based on their religion. They are Anti-American.

Francisco Gonzalez
Francisco Gonzalez

In the words of Thomas Jefferson: "Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burned, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth."

kurt124
kurt124 topcommenter

Biblical Principals?  How appalling and extreme!!  What horror!  No, we must make sure we are progressive democrats and have on demand partial birth abortion in Mpls/St. Paul, and paid for through your onerous taxes. 

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

  The hearing resumed and MacDonald continued to represent her client, but she was in a wheel chair and handcuffed.


scary stuff the GOP is selling

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

A drunken religious nut.   Not surprised this is the best the Minnesota GOP can do.   Just imagine the insane people she defeated for the nomination.  

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

Nah, just the minority party is getting desperate and sloppy.  They sold their souls to the loonies for votes, and now the loonies have gotten in and scared away all the sane people.

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

@Jeff55414  Well, that would be an interesting spectacle.  Most immigrants who take an interest in politics understand the America is a nation based on freedom of and from religion in the public sphere, and that is in fact why most of us came here, as my ancestors did in 1640 (Protestants from Catholic nations where that was a capital offense).  It's the people who drag their religion into the public arena who make religion a political problem in this country, and we'd all, including them, be better off if they'd stop it.

NoMoreGasthof
NoMoreGasthof

@Jeff55414 "you all", i am sure from your comment you will pick the best candidate for everyone...you have us all figured out

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

@barbertj23  Wait 'til these people figure out what the Lord thinks of blended-fabric clothing (Deuteronomy 22:11 and Leviticus 19:19; so abominable they banned it twice).

hell2theyes
hell2theyes

@barbertj23 also I wonder which sabbath she means?  The original one (saturday) or the one that christians currently celebrate (sunday)?  There needs to be an appendix at the end of genesis to help us get to the bottom of this and other tough questions facing the modern world!

yoopie93
yoopie93

@kurt124 Yes, I support those "Biblical Principals," what with the constant quoting of scripture to the students at the schools where they work.  We need more of this, no matter what our stupid Constitution says!


Please learn to spell Kenny . . . er, I mean kurt.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@digitalprotocol  That is weird.  "Not funny tho, its trite and obvious" is exactly how your mother described the sex we had last night.

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