What started as an innocent, yet gutsy challenge to Tea Party Princess Michelle Bachmann last week, has become an influx of ugly threats and slurs for Amy Meyers, the 16 year old challenger, and her family. Ms. Meyers has become the victim of Bachmann/Tea Party "defenders," trashing her and her family on Conservative forums. Posts run the gambit from childish name calling ("A lot of them are calling me a whore"), to violent threats, including rape, complete with taunts of revealing her home address.
An example of a typical comment, offered by someone identified only as, "CornRowdMoFo": "A women’s place is in the House-between a Man and a Bed!"
Nice. Bachmann must be so proud to have supporters like Mr. MoFo. I'm sure she got his $50.
Reactions from William Haney, founder of the West Jersey Tea Party:
“I certainly would be interested in seeing those threats rather than taking the word of a parent"
“I find it exceedingly difficult to believe that anybody who is associated with Michele Bachmann would be threatening Amy.”
Not surprisingly, no word from Bachmann yet.
For a nice collection of some of the comments, including a reply from Amy's father, visit the source article.
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