As part of an ingenious effort to give Michele Bachmann the appearance of a sensible human being, Republican primary voters in Minnesota's first congressional district have nominated Allen Quist to face off against incumbent Democrat Tim Walz.
A former state representative, Quist spent his legislative career crusading against sodomy — once comparing a university gay counseling clinic to the Ku Klux Klan — and generally saying things that made people wonder how he ever made it to campaign events on time, considering he was travelling all the way from 1490s Spain…
He called for mandatory AIDS testing as a prerequisite for obtaining a marriage license. And more than a decade before it emerged as a national issue, he campaigned against the advent of same-sex marriage in the Minnesota, running ads in which a priest marries two men, "Mike" and "Steve," and pronounces them "man and man."
In one memorable interview, Quist told a Minnesota reporter he believed women were "genetically predisposed" to be subservient to men, pointing to, among other things, the behavior of wild animals.
The alliance with Bachmann arose when the two joined forces to fight Minnesota's state education standards. In order to counteract the "left-wing education agenda," Quist has developed an online curriculum consisting of modules called C-Mods, which are "designed to supplement and/or correct current textbooks."
And for shame, if your response to this is to ask if he's one of those education reformers who thinks the Loch Ness monster is real and The Flintstones was a nature documentary. Shame on you for even asking. Of course he's one of those people…
Tags: Allen Quist, Education, Evolution, Michele Bachmann, Minnesota
Speaking in front of the Women's Political Committee, Nancy Pelosi — House Minority Leader and Bizarro Michele Bachmann — claimed she saw the spirits of Suffragette icons in the White House materialize before her and heard them say, "At last we have a seat at the table."
Susan B. Anthony must be rolling over in her plain, matronly, yet sensibly and sturdily built coffin. Here's video of the incident…
Oh my God. That must have been terrifying… for the ghosts! BOOM!
What do White House ghosts do to scare each other at night? Tell Nancy Pelosi stories! BAZZZIIIIING! SOCK IT TO ME!
Democrats can spend all day laughing at the crazies in the Republican party (and they should, because it's fun), but they have to recognize the crazy in their own party. The only thing that separates Herman Cain from Harry Reid is that Herman Cain has charm and Harry Reid has power.
Tags: Harry Reid, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Nancy Pelosi, Video, White House
The Internet's abuzz after seeing footage of Hillary Clinton dancing during a trip to South Africa. Of course, she's not the only politician who likes to get down, as
William and CherylMarcus and Michele demonstrated. Click through for more!
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Tags: Hillary Clinton, Marcus Bachmann, Michele Bachmann
Please, people. Be safe out there. Do not, under any circumstances, get between Michele Bachmann and a camera when there's human suffering to be exploited.
Tags: Christianity, House of Representatives, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Michele Bachmann, Religion
Who would have guessed that making crazy accusations about Muslims could be so profitable. And in America?!
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she's raised $1 million this month.
The big July fundraising number follows a controversy, in which she insinuated that the government had become compromised by agents of the Muslim Brotherhood. She specifically named Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and State Department aide Huma Abedin.
Between her husband Marcus making a career out of preying on self-hating gay people and the congresswoman herself pulling in the big bucks by stirring up distrust and anger against against Muslims, it would seem as though the Bachmanns have really hit upon a winning strategy.
I can't wait to find out which subjugated minority groups' misery they're going to exploit for their own personal gain next. But heart says victims of wild animal attacks, but head says accused witches.
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Tags: House of Representatives, Huma Abedin, Islam, Keith Ellison, Michele Bachmann, Money, Religion