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  •  This story is perplexing, funny, infuriating (8+ / 0-)

    the perplexing part: Why would migraine headaches, which many Americans suffer from, disqualify a person from higher office?  I can't believe I'm defending Bachmann.

    the funny part:  Bachmann routinely goes apeshit, lies, expresses outlandish beliefs, but apparently some Republican party operatives believes none of that will work against her with the base.  Instead, they need to push the story that she has a recurring illness - because that is what Republican voters respond to.  And they say its all about issues...

    the infuriating part: I think this is disguised sexism and disability discrimination.  What is the story hinting at?  She is too weak to hold higher office.  what kind of fucked up shit is that?  She is too stupid to hold higher office, not to physically weak.  And the fact that mainstream news sources like ABC and Politico would push the story is extremely sad.  From this story, you can see where the medias priorities lie.  

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