Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sophomore who challenged Rep. Bachmann threatened with rape and death

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Amy Myers (16)
Amy Myers (16)

They really can’t take a challenge to their ridiculous beliefs, can they? After 16-year-old New Jersey high school sophomore Amy Myers challenged the utterly inept Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to a debate on the US Constitution, history and civics (which seems unfair – of course a smart 10th grader knows more than the stupidest woman in US politics), it didn’t take long for Bachmann’s equally loony supporters to crawl out of the woodwork and reveal their entirely predictable colors:

Unfortunately, it seems some Bachmann fans haven’t taken Myers’ challenge kindly and are now threatening the teenage girl with violence:

After it started getting media attention last weekend, commenters on tea party websites have threatened to publish her home address and some have threatened violence.

The 16-year-old from Cherry Hill says several commenters have called her a “whore.”

Her father, Wayne, says he’s concerned for his daughter’s safety.

The Cherry Hill Courier Press reports that others “threatened violence, including rape” and that “several commenters threatened to publish the Myers’ home address.” Amy’s school has reportedly also received “threatening mail.” The newspaper had planned to do a video interview with the girl, who is running for a student government position, but “a somewhat panicked-sounding Wayne Myers phoned to cancel, citing the alleged threats.” “They’re targeting me just because I’m challenging Bachmann,” Amy said.

There isn’t much that’s particularly newsworthy about this story; the knuckle-dragging followers of a crazy far-Right politician react badly to one of ’em “elitist” liberals – even a teen – daring to call their idol out on her incompetence. But still, one must still marvel at how pathetic a life-form one has to be to threaten to rape and kill a 16-year-old girl for daring to politely speak up against an ideological opponent.

Stay classy, teabaggers. Stay classy.

(via Right Wing Watch)