Two high-school students have done what the rest of America has failed to do. They have managed to scare Michele Bachmann into shutting her mouth. Each of these teens has challenged the moonbat-crazy Teapublican Rep. from Minnesota to a knowledge-based contest of sorts and on both occasions Bachmann has pulled her tail between her legs and slithered away from the competition.
First it was Amy Myers the 16 year old sophomore from Cherry Hill High School East in New Jersey who publicly challenged Bachmann to a debate on U.S. History. Her frustration with the factually-challenged Bachmann boiled over when the Representative claimed the battles of Lexington and Concord took place in New Hampshire, rather than in Massachusetts. The teen said, “It took until the 19th amendment for women to be able to vote, and now it seems like the most famous women in politics are kind of jokes. You’ve got Christine O’Donnell, who’s best known for her reputation as being a witch, then Sarah Palin, and the controversy with her and the shooting in Arizona, and then you’ve got Bachmann.”
Myers sent a letter via certified mail return receipt requested to Bachmann in which she issued the debate challenge. The text of Ms. Myers’ letter is as follows:
Dear Representative Bachmann,
My name is Amy Myers. I am a Cherry Hill, New Jersey sophomore attending Cherry Hill High School East. As a typical high school student, I have found quite a few of your statements regarding The Constitution of the United States, the quality of public school education and general U.S. civics matters to be factually incorrect, inaccurately applied or grossly distorted. The frequency and scope of these comments prompted me to write this letter.
Though I am not in your home district, or even your home state, you are a United States Representative of some prominence who is subject to national media coverage. News outlets and websites across this country profile your causes and viewpoints on a regular basis. As one of a handful of women in Congress, you hold a distinct privilege and responsibility to better represent your gender nationally. The statements you make help to serve an injustice to not only the position of Congresswoman, but women everywhere. Though politically expedient, incorrect comments cast a shadow on your person and by unfortunate proxy, both your supporters and detractors alike often generalize this shadow to women as a whole.
Rep. Bachmann, the frequent inability you have shown to accurately and factually present even the most basic information about the United States led me to submit the follow challenge, pitting my public education against your advanced legal education:
I, Amy Myers, do hereby challenge Representative Michele Bachmann to a Public Forum Debate and/or Fact Test on The Constitution of the United States, United States History and United States Civics.
Hopefully, we will be able to meet for such an event, as it would prove to be enlightening.
Michelle Bachmann’s response? Nothing. Nothing that is, except deafening silence.
The second high-school nemesis of Michele Bachmann is Zack Kopplin, a senior from Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Louisiana. Kopplin is upset that Bachmann is a strict creationist who favors the theory of intelligent design over evolution. Kopplin understands that Bachmann has a right to her own beliefs, but he will not allow her to misstate facts while doing so. For example, Bachmann has said, “there is a controversy among scientists about whether evolution is a fact … hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel prizes, believe in intelligent design.”
It is that statement that prompted young Kopplin to challenge Bachmann to name those scientists. He too has written a letter to Bachmann which states in pertinent part,
“Congresswoman Bachmann, I see your ‘hundreds’ of scientists, and raise you millions of scientists…For the next hand, I raise you 43 Nobel Laureate scientists. That’s right: 43 Nobel Laureate scientists have endorsed our effort to repeal Louisiana’s creationism law. … Congresswoman Bachmann, you claim that Nobel Laureates support creationism. Show me your hand. If you want to be taken seriously by voters while you run for President, back up your claims with facts. Can you match 43 Nobel Laureates, or do you fold?”
Michelle Bachmann’s response to this student? Nothing once again. Nothing once again that is, except deafening silence once again.
If Michele Bachmann is so very afraid of debating two high school students, imagine how entertaining it will be to watch her attempt to debate the likes of Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty during the 2012 primary season.
Please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.
Michele song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKvee-w0uBc
(Sung to the Beatles song “Michele”)
Michele, from Hell
These are words that go together well,
Michele, do tell,
Do you even possess one brain cell
One tiny cell?
Just shut up, just shut up, just shut up
You have nothing to say
Would you just go away
And crawl back under that rock from whence you
Michele, Oh well,
You’ve been put under a right-wing spell
A sure death knell
On Fox News, on Fox News, on Fox News
That’s where you’ll always be
With Hannity and O’Reilly
And Coulter, the queen
We mock you…
We want you, we want you, we want you,
To leave the air-waves now
And lose your job somehow
Until you do we’re telling you so
Take with you that foul sulfuric smell
We will say the only words we know that
You’ll understand, “Go to Hell.”