It appears that the Republican hopefuls are having a little trouble with vocabulary – two of the party’s frontrunners: Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann look like they’re struggling with their words – first it we had Romney who pronounced that “corporations are people.” Uh, Governor Romney, last time I checked people are people and corporations are, well, corporations.
But it’s Bachmann that seems to need the most help – maybe a pocket dictionary snuggled nicely in her blazer would help. We all know by now, her tenuous grasp of the definition of “submissive,” but now it seems that she’s also got a pretty loose understanding of the word “judgment.”
In an interview with Meet the Press, Bachmann when questioned about her gay rights stance insisted that she doesn’t “judge” gays. Gotcha, except these are some of the things Bachmann had to say about gays:
“if gay marriage goes through, is that K-12 little children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal, natural and perhaps they should try it.”
“This is a very serious matter, because it is our children who are the prize for this community, they are specifically targeting our children.”
“We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life, and sexual identity disorders”
“Any of you who have members of your family that are in the lifestyle — we have a member of our family that is. This is not funny. It’s a very sad life. It’s part of Satan, I think, to say this is “gay”. It’s anything but gay”
“It leads to the personal enslavement of individuals. Because if you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. Personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement. And that’s why this is so dangerous.”
So, to be fair, she’s also gone on record insisting that she loves gays – again, maybe she might be confused with the definition of “love” too, but I’m presently confused as how she can reconcile her past statements with her current insistence that she doesn’t “judge.”
And so the only conclusion I can come to, is that Bachmann doesn’t know the meaning of the word “judge.” I think it’d be great if her supporters as well as her opponents helped this lady out – after all, we’re all Americans, right? Maybe emailing her campaign Website with the definition of judge (as well as “submission” because again, she’s flailing with that one, too) would set her straight (no pun intended).
Because if Bachmann does become president, I think knowing the definition of “judge” will come in handy.