Wes from Reason to Stand sent me this CBS News article about my favorite candidate for President, Michele Bachmann.
Appearing on “Face the Nation” Sunday, Rep. Michele Bachmann stood by her comment in Thursday’s Republican debatethat when she said that wives should be submissive to their husbands, she meant that married couples should have mutual respect.
In 2006, Bachmann said her husband had told her to get a post-doctorate degree in tax law. “Tax law? I hate taxes,” she continued. “Why should I go into something like that? But the lord says, be submissive. Wives, you are to be submissive to your husbands.'”
Asked about the comment by CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell Sunday, Bachmann reaffirmed that to her, “submission means respect, mutual respect.”
“I respect my husband, he respects me,” she said. “We have been married 33 years, we have a great marriage…and respecting each other, listening to each other is what that means.”
O’Donnell asked Bachmann if she would use a different word in retrospect.
“You know, I guess it depends on what word people are used to, but respect is really what it means,” Bachmann replied.
“Do you think submissive means subservient?” O’Donnell asked.
“Not to us,” Bachmann said. “To us it means respect. We respect each other, we listen to each other, we love each other and that is what it means.”
Michele won the Ames straw poll in Iowa, narrowly beating out libertarian Ron Paul.
I was very upset by her harsh words for Tim Pawlenty in the Iowa debate, but she is still my top candidate. Now that Pawlenty is out, my second choice is Rick Perry. I have to tell you, I am really sorry to see Tim Pawlenty out of the running. Whoever wins should pick him to be Secretary of State, for his strong foreign policy comments on Syria and Iran.
You can find out more about Michele Bachmann in the links below, stuff the mainstream media will never tell you.
Campaign speeches, interviews and debates
- Michele Bachmann’s Republican Leadership Conference speech
- Michele Bachmann’s speech at the Right Online Conference
Reactions from her recent debate performance:
Profiles of Michele Bachmann:
Michele Bachmann on television news
Let Americans spend their own money
Time to prioritize spending
Obama’s plan is to raise your taxes
Michele Bachmann in the legislature
For economic growth:
Against ACORN funding: