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Amy Myers

Fearsome Amy Myers, scourge of the Right Wing

JISHOU, HUNAN — I haven’t blogged about high school students lately, I guess because I’m not in the high-school teaching biz anymore. But Amy Myers’ story caught my eye today. She’s the high school sophomore from Cherry Hill, NJ, who has challenged Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) to a debate about the US Constitution.

The challenge, issued publicly, is noteworthy in and of itself. But even more newsworthy is the reactions against Myers from Bachmann’s rabid fanbase. And I do mean rabid, as in snarling, drooling, yelping dogs.

Bachmann is the darling of the right wing, a conservative Christian who is at once outspoken and photogenic, and who frequently gets her facts wrong. It was her declaring in a televised speech that the Battles of Lexington and Concord happened in New Hampshire, and that the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to abolish slavery that got Myers’ dander up.

Figuring her knowledge of US history and the Constitution was superior to Bachmann’s, she issued a public challenge to a debate. The response from Bachmann has been “no response.”.

There have been plenty from Bachmann’s adoring fans, though. Here are a few samples from Free Republic, which houses quite a few rabid dogs. Remember they are referring to a 16-year-old girl, who looks like she weighs about 90 pounds.

From lalydia:

Why is this even a story? Who cares what some random high school sophomore, whose parents must have give her an overblown sense of her own importance, thinks? Or says? Why should Bachman even acknowledge her existence? What kind of “newspaper” is the Minnesota Independent, anyway?

kbennkc calls her “impudent spawn” and ichabod 1 calls her an “ignorant little twit.”

doulos1:

Where were the high schoolers who wanted to debate the Constitution when the candidate was a half black bastard who had spent much of his formative years in a southeast Asia hellhole, who hadn’t even learned correct number of the states in the Union (57) or how to say the Pledge of Allegiance? Government schools will continue to send out the Obamatrons and fools.
Ignore them like their parents have!

dilbertsandiego:

And are Amy Myers’ parents good liberals???? Just wondering………….Did they put her up to this??? Just wondering…………

Remember the 12 year old girl in 2004, who was in a group “Kids for Kerry”??? She spoke at the Democrat convention, and criticized Dick Cheney for saying a bad word. She wanted to give him a time out, I think?

Anyway, it turned out that her parents were very very liberal, and put the daughter up for a speaking role at the convention.

So wouldn’t be surprising if this girl has very very liberal parents, who want to use the daughter to make their political statement.

albie:

Little dumbass wants to debate the constitution based on what SHE’S been taught by a school full of Marxist asswipes. She’d likely win ONLY because few know what the constitution is all about in the 1st place. Twirp will make up facts, stats and figures and win based on “cuteness” and age.

[Ironically, this is exactly what Bachmann’s critics say she does.]

mani4organic:

Amy, you arrogant little sh*t. You are so self-important that you think you matter to Michele Bachmann. Go smoke another bowl with your parents.

From the Yiddish-challenged ontap:

Michele Bachmann would be crazy to accept such a challenge….no way to win…no matter what happens the cute little girl wins for having the hudspa (sic) to challenge a sitting Rep. Any mispoken error would be the only thing to be reported.

The aptly named arrogantsob calls Myers a “lil’ commie” (sic) and praises Bachmann for the many foster children she has raised. (Because being a foster parent automatically makes you an expert in civics)

Commenters on other sites have called Myers a “whore” or threatened her with physical violence, including rape.

There are a lot of people who trumpet they are All-American, God-fearing True Patriots who seem more than a little threatened, or intimidated, that a teenager (1) exercised her free speech rights and (2) questioned a (gasp) US Representative and (3) challenged the kind of kneejerk claptrap these types espouse with any reflection on how truly stupid they look — Bachmann’s ahistorical nonsense included.

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