I mentioned in a post yesterday that Bob Vander Plaats, Iowa’s Most Unhinged Wingnut [emphasis added], and his organization the FAMiLY LEADER [sic] had drafted a pledge for GOP candidates to sign, which affirms their anti-gay bigotry and hatred. Michele Bachmann was, of course, the first to sign it. [emphasis also added] But as usual, there’s more to the story, and anti-gay bigots never just traffic in one kind of hatred. Baratunde Thurston reports that indeed the very first bullet point in this pledge absolutely glorifies slavery. Here it is:
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.
Bob Vander Plaats is a Republican gadfly from Sioux City.
That's just a stunner, isn't it?
When they were slaves, couples could not get legally married. They were PROPERTY, remember? As were their children. The families could be split up and sold off at the whim of the slave owner.
Mere words are inadequate to describe what a base, poisonous, demagogic harridan Michele Bachmann is.