Michele Bachmann, founder of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus and candidate for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination, stepped out from political obscurity this week when a gay activist working for the homosexual advocacy group, Truth Will Out, attempted to shine a spotlight on the checkered, largely unknown, past of Minnesota’s 6th district Representative.
Bachmann entered the race as something of a wildcard. As little more than a flash-in-the-pan manifestation of the short-lived popularity of the Tea Party, her candidacy wasn’t expected to challenge the emerging Republican heavyweights. She seemed destined to amount to nothing more than a ruffling of feathers within the GOP’s ranks and a placation of the shadowy corner of the Republicanism.
John Becker, the gay ‘guinea pig’ who subjected himself to lectured homophobia and bigotry under the guise of ‘medical advice’, did so in the hope of shaming Bachmann, obliterating her candidacy and highlighting the intolerance at the centre of the Tea Party’s MO.
However, whilst the fallout from the Truth Will Out’s video has been huge and homosexuals in America are predictably reeling from the revelation that Medicare has funded reparative treatment, it has actually had the bizarre effect of solidifying Michele Bachmann as the candidate of the Republican base.
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