Monday, May 23, 2011

Bachmann Challenger Receives Rape Threats

Earlier this month I reported on the high school sophomore, Amy Myers, who with the help of her father Wayne posted a letter challenging Michele Bachmann to a duel of wits, citing Bachmann's miserable understanding of American history as a bad example of women in politics.

While Bachmann hasn't responded, conservative America has, with Amy being the target of epithets like "whore" and rape threats.

"Amy and Wayne Myers said the comments on conservative websites alarmed them most. Several commenters threatened to publish the Myers' home address.

"Others threatened violence, including rape, they said.

"'They're targeting me just because I'm challenging Bachmann,' Amy said."

Seriously?  Just because she points out the inaccuracies of a political figure she gets threatened with retributive rape?  Is this really America?


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