Keith Olbermann and Janeane Garofalo weighed in on Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus Bachmann and the fact that most people who are as vehemently anti-gay as he is, usually turn out to be someone who is gay themselves and has some real issues with
Keith Olbermann and Janeane Garofalo weighed in on Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus Bachmann and the fact that most people who are as vehemently anti-gay as he is, usually turn out to be someone who is gay themselves and has some real issues with their own sexuality.
I was glad to see someone finally addressing the issue of just how damaging the type of "therapy" Bachmann and his clinic are using is to anyone who is unfortunate enough to find themselves subjected to it.
Janeane also thankfully called the "tea party" exactly what it is -- an astroturf Republican re-branding effort that is not grass roots but sponsored by a whole lot of big money. And as they noted, their efforts are apparently fizzling if this is any indication. We can only hope.
Organizers for the Freedom Jamboree, billed as the national tea party straw poll convention, announced on Wednesday that the event has been canceled due to low attendance. The conference had pulled in two of Minnesota most controversial figures, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and rightwing preacher Bradlee Dean. It was also being organized by Iowa’s Bob Vander Plaats, whose organization, The Family Leader, sparked an uproar in the state after it released a presidential pledge on marriage.
“Everything was set up,” said William Temple, one of the organizers, told the Kansas City Star. “It was just the tea parties themselves weren’t prepared to spend the money to travel and bring their families.”
Roll Call notes that the organizers also had subpar fundraising in addition to low attendance, and it’s the second tea party convention in two years to be canceled because of low attendance.
Rachel Maddow takes the inside the beltway conventional wisdom to task that the "tea party"-- or as I like to call them the astroturf Republican re-branding effort -- were somehow going to be all about the economy and fiscal issues. As she clearly Read more...