Dan Savage: Bachmann trying to get Obama killed
Dan Savage, author of the well-read "Savage Love" column, appeared on MSNBC's Keith Olbermann last night and spoke about the crazies of the religious right, including our very own Rep. Michele Bachmann. But his own extreme comments could bring him under some serious fire too.
When talking about the rhetoric used by Bachmann and people like her, particularly during the health care reform debate, Savage said "the Michele Bachmanns of the world and the Glenn Becks of the world are actively and consciously, or subconsciously, trying to get - I'm just going to say it, trying to get the president killed."
He went on to explain his argument, however extreme it might sound. And Olbermann didn't exactly make him step back from his larger argument.
Check out more quotes and the video below.
More of Savage's quotes:
"The religious right is fomenting this kind of hatred in this country at our peril. I really do think that the Michele Bachmanns of the world and the Glenn Becks of the world are actively and consciously, or subconsciously, trying to get - I'm just going to say it, trying to get the president killed. That's why they're setting this up as kill or be killed arguments. He's going to kill your grandma, pull the plug on grandma, death panels that little children have to go in front of."
"This kind of rhetoric - this paranoid style on the religious right - from Birchers to birthers - doesn't usually end well. And, somebody's got to put the brakes on it and unfortunately for the Republican Party, there's no adults left in the room - only the Michele Bachmanns and the Glenn Becks and the Rush Limbaughs running the show."
While we also agree that the words and ideas used by Bachmann could turn people violent in the fight for health care reform, we're wondering how Savage's own comment isn't a "killed or be killed" statement too.
Watch the interview here:
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