My Skills be Questioned
The always available Eva Young and friends have thought it was less than informational. And told me I asked softball questions, and no follow ups. Well, since I was giving the interview, MY FIRST EVER BTW, I thought I did quite well. Now, unlike the media folks that have interviewed the Senator before, I agree with Bachmann on the marriage amnedment, so the tough questions some seek answers to are not ones that concern me. I don’t care to rearrange the deck chairs on the titanic, if you know what I mean.
This was a cassual conversation of lunch. If you go here, you’ll see just why I was given the chance to do this interview. That may explain some things to those of you who thought I was too soft.
I am doing this part against my better judgement, but I want people to see just how the other side is thinking and reacting to me. These are some comments left here on my site.
Residual Forces has some â€œinterviewsâ€ with Michele Bachmann. There seems to be no effort to ask tough questions to address the real issues.
I did address the real issues. They were my issues and the ones that I saw as relavant to the topic. The petty he said she said and rhetoric is getting a little too emotional, and has gone well beyond rational. i kept this grounded to the issue at hand, which if case you have been led astray, protecting traditional marriage between one man and one woman.
Sure, Michele. Latinos, African Americans and â€œother racesâ€ all vote as a bloc. They all hate gays just like you. Every single one of them. And since you represent the â€œwhiteâ€ race, I guess all white support you too.
Donâ€™t you ever get tired of lying Michele?
Whites, as you say don’t vote as a block either. No one groups votes in a bloc. there is strong support for this amendment in those communities. How do you explain that? How do you explain that there is 68% support for this amendment making it to the ballot? How? I’d like to know why a bill like this passed in Oregon? Why did California have a similar proposition? Those 2 states seem to me to be safe from laws that would protect marriage between one man and one woman. How did the voters ever decide to pass these laws then?
I’m going to quote Eva quoting me now, that is kinda cool.
Triple A: I asked the senator if she hated anyone, it has been part of the rhetoric, and I thought it should be asked. Her answer was, No!
EY: Oh really? Then why did she refuse to shake the hand of one of her constituents who met with her during the gay rally? She claimed this was because her husband has pneumonia, but she was seen later that day hugging constituents, and shook Corbett Johnsonâ€™s hand (who is straight) in Forest Lake on Saturday. Why does she say gays are â€œafter our childrenâ€ if she doesnâ€™t hate gays.
I have refused to shake many hands in my life. i used to work at a liquor store that served many different types, and we knew that some had very contagious diseases, because they told us. Does it mean that I hated them? I have refused to shake hands when mine were full of grease and dirt. Was I hateful? I have refused to shake the hand of a man who had just insulted me and America personally. Does that make me hateful? I have too not shook hands because of illness. Hateful?
I do not blame Senator bachmann for not shaking hands with some people. She has some opponents with very questionable motives. There is a site opperated by one person that has left a comment on this site that is … well, disgusting to me. It appears that it is well thought of and liked by the Senatorss opponents. I would be a little suspicous of the motives of a group of people that use the imagery and words as they do to make a point too. If your side really wants to shake hands with the Senator, here’s a few tips. Don’t act in such immature ways, and by all means don’t stalk her, don’t trap her in a room, and when she is having a townhall meeting, don’t interupt it with your own views when you don’t live there.
Here is where I am personally attacked:
You asked some good questions in this interview, but failed to ask follow up questions. I encourage you to use the opportunity to do more than ask the softball questions when you get an opportunity to interview someone like Bachmann.
Itâ€™s too bad you didnâ€™t ask her about her lies about the Cupertino School district in California. She claimed the schools banned the declaration of independence. Even the teacher suing the district has acknowledged publically that this did not happen.
Once again, I did the interview. Me, not you. I have watched hundreds of interviews when th equestion I wanted asked, wasn’t. What does “someone like Bachmann” mean? Is she somehow less that human? I do not think the people who think different than me are? Do they think that of me?
I plead ignorance, I don’t know what the school reference is. But again, I was asking questions that mattered to me!
This is where I had to edit my first comment. I will not provide an outlet for prfanity.
Maybe we should be allowed to vote on whether bigoted a%$#@#^s like Michele Bachmann should be tarred and feathered and run out of Minnesota on a rail. If the majority of Minnesotans agree to that in a poll, I guess that means itâ€™s alright, according to the Logic of Michele.
First off, I hope someday you will see the hate you have in statements like that. Speech like that will never get you anywhere. Second, a state that elected a wrestler for governor will not tar and feather some one. Third, calling some one a bigot does not make them a bigot.
Iâ€™d like to be able to vote on whether adulterers should be able to get married. Why canâ€™t we add that to the amendment. Adultery is mentioned in the 10 commandments after all.
So would I Eva, we actually agree. I am guessing here, but if you can put aside your differences, I bet the Senator would support you in an effort for the state to make marriage harder to do, so that the marriages are stronger, last for life, and will not be so damaging to the family. But I’m guessing that you are only saying that to try to score a point.
Swiftee, an allie of mine chimes in:
Youâ€™ve got Eva and her trash so shakey and upset I can hear the pea rattling in her empty head from here.
I do not know Eva, so I cannot atest to her brain matter. But I’m not seeing a whole lot of rational thought in the arguements so far. I don’t see a structured, consistant arguement for gay marriage so far from what I’ve read from her.
Then that person with the other site has some more constructive criticism of the Senator:
Michele is an affront to all men and women named Michele whether they spell their names with two Lâ€™s or one.
My namesake needs to get a life!
Oh, if you put it that way, I agree with you completely, I don’t even know what I was thinking. Please, grow up. I never made a single comment about the Andy that was commenting here before. I did put in a small note so that some of the readers would know that it was not me. I never said that he was ruining the name for everyone.
So what have we learned? Nothing. I was trying to have a conversation with some one I agreed with. The point of this interview was not to satisfy the opponents, I went into this with the hopes of giving people a chance to have the actual words from the Senator be read. What is a beautiful side affect, is that the opponents semm to be even more frenzied now. How dare I allow the Senator speak her mind, and not constantly bring up a bunch of useless crap that has nothing to do with the facts at hand.
Those facts, that this amendment will pass with a whopping 68% or more if the few DFL Senators are willing to give the voters a chance.