Michele Bachmann: Thomas Jefferson Wanted to Keep Abortion Illegal
At the fundamentalist paranoiafest called the Values Voter Summit, sponsored by the extreme right wing Family Research Council, Michele Bachmann gave a speech in which she said Thomas Jefferson intended to keep abortion illegal forever: Values Voter Summit Kicks Off With Attacks On Gays, Abortion Rights.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), as bright a star as ever shown in the conservative constellation this year, took to the stage to slam spending and “Obamacare,” but also took time to lead the attendees through a reading of the Declaration of Independence, which she suggested highlighted Thomas Jefferson’s intention to keep abortion illegal forever.
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) — introduced to the audience as “the man who stopped global warming” (but not, you know, in the good way) — spoke at length about all the “problems that will happen” if “you let open gay activity in the military.” He called on attendees to jam Senate switchboards to shutdown the Defense Appropriations bill vote this week. He’s mad as hell about the end of DADT, and from the applause it seems like the crowd was mostly with him.
Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) the man who’d love to get the attention Bachmann gets from these folks and is doing his best to make that happen, warned the crowd about government support for Planned Parenthood.
“To the people who say they want to cut spending,” he exclaimed, “I say, OK — let’s start with federal funding for abortions here at home.”
Coming up later today: Rick Santorum and Christine O’Donnell, for a double dose of theocratic craziness.