meet mr bachmann

Think Progress: When trying to figure out where presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) gets her stringent, anti-gay views, you only have to look as far as her husband. Dr. Marcus Bachmann, who has described himself as his wife’s “strategist,” runs a Christian-based counseling center in Minnesota that has been rumored to offer reparative treatment for those looking to “ungay” themselves….

….After seeing her husband’s virulent remarks, it’s no surprise then that Michele Bachmann has fiercely disparaged the gay community and has announced she’s in favor of an anti-gay marriage amendment on the campaign trail. What’s the most terrifying isn’t what Dr. Bachmann said, but the threat that the United States could elect a president who believes that homosexuality can be disciplined out of someone.

More here and more at Raw Story

Thank you Claire and Loriah

76 Responses to “meet mr bachmann”

    • 2 desertflower
      July 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      F him! He just figured out that his policies are in the toilet, the people of FL hate him, and are finally wising up! Glad FL will get what they need, but Gollum needs to crawl back in the hole and not come back out until his term is up or they recall his sorry ass.

      • 3 lisalovesobama
        July 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm

        Gollum. hahahahahahhahahhahhaahahahahahhaha: “The preeeeecious.” :green: so right, that’s exactly what he reminds me of. Except Gollum was probably a tad better looking. hehehehehehehehehehe 😆

      • July 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm

        So do I understand this correctly? The money FL has to spend on this rail has to come from the state’s pockets since the CRIMINAL passed on the federal dollars and they were given to other states? So STUPID is making taxpayers foot all the bill?

        • 6 desertflower
          July 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm

          I didn’t think of that until I just read what you wrote.Damn that man is evil, stupid or both. Good. Even MORE reasons why the people of FL hate his sorry ass.

      • July 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm

        I take a bow ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  1. 8 Ladyhawke
    July 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm


    Michele Bachmann, now finally in a spotlight large enough satiate her ego, has managed in recent days to not only scuttle her chance of being taken seriously by anyone with command of historical facts or logic, but has managed to make a mockery of our political process, harming our national image.

    She is in fact such a catastrophe of a public figure that she has the potential to rival Bush in terms of sheer national embarrassment.

    This is not only the case because she can’t seem to go thirty seconds on television without lying, but that she embodies the worst caricature that the citizens in other countries have about Americans: That we are uneducated, gun-toting, religious fundamentalists who claim prophetic access to god and could not tell a bad idea from a rocking chair.

    The nuclear codes, you might jest, could be given to someone who actually feels called by god to do this, that, and the other. It would be handing world peace into the hands of a messianic zealot, who most certainly has read the Book of Revelation.
    God forbid she wins the primary. Then we would have Barack, an intellectual, up against a person who seems to claim that her ability to home-make (23 children!) is a credential for managing the world’s leading government. Well done America, you shouldn’t be trusted with scissors. Those are for grownups.

    Let’s hope that Bachmann manages to say something so egregious that it scuttles her campaign. If that is, in fact, possible. Not that she isn’t entertaining, but I would like to tell the rest of the globe that we don’t elect the delusional to run our show.

    The contrast among the Republicans is beautiful: You can either have Romney, who has literally left behind his entire political grounding and is now an utter ideological fabrication, or Bachmann, whose elevator certainly does not reach the top floor.

    For the good of America, she has to go.


    • 9 lisalovesobama
      July 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      More like National Disaster. Fave description of Bachmann’s stupidity: “whose elevator certainly does not reach the top floor.” Such a polite way of saying she’s batshit crazy.

      • 10 Ladyhawke
        July 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

        Exactly, and the problem is she is not alone. There is a staggering number of unhinged, wacky and just plain nuts Republican members of congress. There is an endless supply of supply of stupid comments that just make you sake your head. And the media continues to treat the GOP as if they are a credible opposition party.

    • 11 dotster
      July 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      That is a brilliant summation. Bachmann is the type who will look you in the eyes and lie. And when she’s caught, she never admits a mistake, she doubles down, leaping all the way over the crazy cliff.
      And her husband—–he’s a religious extremist fool who I suspect has some serious personal issues. I am not the first to say that gaydar is flashing red.

  2. 12 Fred
    July 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    what an asswipe that Bachmann guy

  3. July 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    With his ideology and despicable rhetoric, I can only wonder if this guy is another George Alan Rekers.

  4. July 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Methinks he doth protest too much. Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s another self-hating fundiegelical in the closet.

    • 15 Sue in Minnesota
      July 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      That is my instinct precisely. Projecting his self hatred onto others. He would be a far better human being if he would embrace who is and face the world with honesty and a sense of self respect. Perhaps I am wrong, but my gut tells me I am not.

      • July 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

        I’m with you. The Ted Haggard is strong on this one.

      • 17 desertflower
        July 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm

        No. You’re not wrong.As an aside…I read that the Medicare/medicaid payments that he takes for his “counselling” can’t be faith based. BIG NO NO!! Opps!

          • 19 utaustinliberal
            July 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm

            My thoughts exactly PJ. He’s a self loathing homphobe who just needs to give up the pretense. When someone uses such harsh rhetoric against gay people they’re hiding something. As Tally and I said yesterday, he must be looking for a barbaric dungeon sex master to spank and discipline him. That would surely get his rocks off.

            psst: “Dr.” Marcus Bachmann I hear there are bondage clubs in Los Angeles. They would loooove to have your money and your ass if you’re not afraid of stepping into “librul” country.

    • 20 GGail
      July 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      From what I’ve heard and seen of him…I have a strong feeling that he’s fighting within himself.

    • 21 Puddin
      July 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      Exactly what I thought…

  5. 24 ChristiMtl
    July 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Unbelievable that in 2011, there’s still so much ignorance …..what bothers me the most though is that so call Christian mental health clinic of his…..what a fraud!…

    Specializing in: Marriage and Family, Depression/Anxiety, Anger Management, Family of Origin Issues, and Conference/Seminar Speaking.

    Works with ages 5 and older

    Personal Mission Statement: I believe my call is to minister to the needs of people in a practical, effective, and sensitive way. Christ is the Almighty Counselor. My wife and I are the parents of 5 children and have been foster parents to more than 20 children.

    • 25 desertflower
      July 1, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      I believe is call is to the almighty dollar….he better watch out before he gets a visit from the IRS.

    • 26 lisalovesobama
      July 1, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      Calling the LGBTQ barbarians doesn’t sound very “sensitive” to me. What…… a ‘moran’. 🙄

    • 27 dotster
      July 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      As I’ve said before, I feel so sorry for the foster kids placed in that male dominant (Michelle B. says wife is submissive), ultra-conservative, suffocating atmosphere in that home. And I sure hope none were gay and called barbarians and needed to be disciplined.

  6. July 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Chips, can we help push this? Demorats seem to be harping on this message and the media seems to be picking it up. I don’t tweet, but for those who tweet and facebook, how about giving this a giant push. Those of us who e-mail, let’s get to it, too.


  7. 33 Bill
    July 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    He does not sound very masculine for a homophobe.

    • July 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      He might have been one of those who was fixed.

      • 35 desertflower
        July 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm

        🙂 🙂 Whoever “fixed” him didn’t do a very good job!He needs to come out into the sunlight and tell God and everyone he’s gay…it’s ok, Dr. Bachmann, the “real proud ones” did all the hard work for you! And maybe you can help your fellow Minn. not want to “be cured” but instead be proud of who they are.

      • 36 LYNND
        July 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm

        Mr. Bachman said he was “cured” of “the gay.” Life is too short to be living a lie.

  8. July 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Wake up America!!! This is what you want to put in the White House. Rachel Maddow ought to be kissing the ground President Obama walk on. When you hear what Mr. Bachmann call homosexuals, and you know that most if not all Republicans are anti-gay, this ought to make gays shake in their boots. I want to ask Ms. Maddow what do she think? I want to tell her that instead of running around lying on the President and attacking him you ought to be fighting for his re-election.

    • 38 ChristiMtl
      July 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Well as you know anniebella, according to Rachel Maddow’s buddy lt Choi, President Obama is the worst president EVER.

      • July 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm

        ChristiMtl, if you notice I didn’t mention Choi, because I have always felt Choi has some mental issues that he need to take care of. So his opinion of this President matter as much as some Republican opinion. A big fat 0, that’s zero.

  9. 41 Bill
    July 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I just called Starbucks to tell them Halperin called Candidate Obama a “pussy” in 2008. This morning they were saying to contact MSNBC, and now they no longer have any comment. More calls to 1-800-235-2883 would get their attention.

  10. 42 bonkers
    July 1, 2011 at 3:11 pm


    Does this freakshow family realize how hard it is to run a national campaign? I bet within a few months, ‘ol Marcus is going to be lookin pretty ted haggard, er…I mean worn out.

    If the rumors are true, and it certainly SEEMS like they could be, it would really explain a lot about Miss Michelle’s insanity. Kind of scary to think they had so many foster kids. Yeesh…

    Normally I wouldn’t feel it’s okay to speculate about something like this, but considering how much hate the Bachmann/Turn-her/Overdones have spread and the potential hypocrisy, it’s fair game.

    • 43 lisalovesobama
      July 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      I wonder what skeletons are in his closet? hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. can’t wait to find out 😆

    • 44 GOVCHRIS1988
      July 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      Well, we won’t have to worry about losing a first lady if Michelle Bachmann wins. Boy, that is a lot of swish going on there.

      • 45 GOVCHRIS1988
        July 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm

        Well, we won’t have to worry about losing a first lady if Michelle Bachmann wins. Boy, that is a lot of swish going on there.

  11. 47 Anonymous
    July 1, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    NEXT ON THE LIST: Vice President Biden on Friday gave this dramatic (and funny) account of President Obama’s mood in the aftermath of the Osama bin Laden killing, describing a Cabinet meeting after the terrorist was taken out:

    “It was his decision, by the way, to nail Osama bin Laden,” Biden said at a Teamsters convention in Las Vegas, pounding the lectern a half-dozen times. At the Cabinet meeting, Biden said, Obama thanked his national security team, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta at a Cabinet meeting.

    Then: ” ‘And I want to thank Joe Biden’ — and he said something that wasn’t true — ‘who knows more foreign policy than me.’ ”

    There’s more: “Then, he said, ‘By the way, Joe, I want you to settle the budget crisis.’ So I said, ‘OK, no problem.’ “

    • 48 Fred
      July 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      oh Joe 😆

    • 49 AJ
      July 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm

      Just. Love. JOe.

    • 50 lisalovesobama
      July 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      aw. But you’ve gotta give Joe his props though. Can you imagine what the half termer would be doing now? Probably running up expense accounts and loaning AF2 to her husband to shuffle him back and forth to Alaska and hell knows where else 🙄 Ugh. We really dodged a bullet there. Thank heaven for Joe.

    • 51 desertflower
      July 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      What’s not to love about Joe!

      • 52 utaustinliberal
        July 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

        I know right? He’s a sweetheart and a real weapon for the Obama Administration. I always laugh when the msm tries to suggest he plays an insubstantial role in the White House. They’re such fools, they can’t even recognize brilliance at its most sublime. PBO saw it and grabbed it for the good of the nation.

        • 53 desertflower
          July 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm

          I love that Joe is VP…MSM can’t knock Joe around…he wouldn’t keep quiet for that…calls it like he sees it:)

    • July 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

      Lol, yeah you gotta love Joe, he’s a liker, bless Is sweet lil’ heart 🙂

  12. July 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    20k public workers laid off in Minnesota.

    Expect unemployment claims to be up near 500k next week!

    Of course, this is their plan. And then blame it on Obama. They are testing the democrats messaging, they think we will not be together on this

    • 56 Fred
      July 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

      geezus! 😯 and they are up the President’s azz while it is the Rethugs that messing things up 😡

    • July 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm

      These people should be in the streets in Minnesotta. I am at a loss for words. What gives?

      • 59 Fred
        July 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

        if the democrats sit idle and let this opportunity slide by and don’t pounce on the Tea’s;they’ll miss out on a great opportunity to make inroads with the voters in that state.I’d start with the President warning the voters to not vote for the Tea’s out of impatience during the midterm elections and what is actually happening to them TODAY that Minnesotta has been shutdown.Just sayin’ 😉

    • July 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      That’s an incomplete picture of the situation, Jovie.

      The governor of Minnesota is a stand-up democrat, and is calling the teabaggers on their bluff. The teabag legislature refused to negotiate on the budget and grant the raise in taxes on the rich that the governor was calling for. The governor actually ran on raising taxes on the rich, but the gop has let the government shut down rather than raise taxes on the richest (who pay even less than the rich in most other states) by even one cent.

      • 61 desertflower
        July 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm

        Exactly right:)

        • 62 utaustinliberal
          July 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm

          Absolutely right on the money PJ! A lot of articles on POLITICO or GOPOLITICO as Chips calls it are unfairly biased against dems. One has to be wary of articles on that site. Only a smidgen of them tell the true and factual issues of an event. The republicans in Minnesota have been playing the same game as the republicans in Congress. They screw over the middle and working class and reward, reward the uber wealthy. Gov. Dayton of Minnesota has been right to stand his ground. He ran on the mandate of closing tax loopholes and raising taxes where feasible on those who have been skating by and raking in all the extra refunds at the downfall of everyone else. Enough is enough and the Governor is showing those teabaggers that though middle and working class folks may not have six or nine zeros after their name; they are not any less important.

          • 63 Walking on Sunshine
            July 1, 2011 at 11:04 pm

            That’s right. I live in MN and I was on his Facebook page today thanking him..There were nice comments posted there. He’s doing what he said he would do. I tried to call him but his mailbox was full.

  13. 64 lisalovesobama
    July 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Okay, did you all hear about this? Huntsman’s son crashed Mittens’s rally and made his way to the front of a line where Mittens was shaking hands with people. Huntsman’s reply to this information: “he wanted to go to a different rally.” Wow. Teenage rebellion anyone?

  14. July 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Ha! I tweeted Pawlenty for leaving MN in such a mess it had to shut down and now his campaign staff is following me. Bring it on, T-Paw!

  15. 73 Anonymous
    July 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Jovie, I thought Chipsticks asked you not to post anything from Right leaning rags. I know she does not want us to click onto their sites because they get more traffic and the comments are disturbing if available. I know you said yesterday you don’t know what is right why don’t you ask Chipsticks.

    • July 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      Thanks Anon. Just to clarify, on an issue such as what’s going on in Minnesota we can find balanced reporting from sites not run by GOP Shills, so please don’t link classic Politico stuff like this – I didn’t read past the first couple of paragraphs, but predictably they led with the bit about Republicans blaming Gov. Dayton for all the troubles.

      If it’s ‘straight’ factual reporting on something by Politico (rare, I know), then I have no problem, but when it’s classic pro-GOP stuff please don’t bring it here! Thanks 😉

  16. 75 Claire
    July 1, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Bachmann is nuts and so is her husband. That anyone could even consider voting for her shows just how stupid some voters are.

  17. July 2, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I was just on Twitter. I haven’t listened to the lunatic rantings of either Bachmann. But I saw that Cher was going off on both of them on Twitter. Way to go Cher!!!!

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