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Thread: What Did You Think Of This Question?

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Actually she did avoid it. She mentioned that "part" of the meaning of submission is respect, which did not answer the question.
    CNN disagrees that she said "part." Did CNN get it wrong?

    York's question was: "In 2006, when you were running for Congress, you described a moment in your life when your husband said you should study for a degree in tax law. You said you hated the idea. And then you explained, "But the Lord said, 'Be submissive. Wives, you are to be submissive to your husbands.' "

    "As president, would you be submissive to your husband?"

    Bachmann answered, in part: "Marcus and I will be married for 33 years this September 10th. I'm in love with him. I'm so proud of him. And both he and I -- what submission means to us, if that's what your question is, it means respect.

    "I respect my husband. He's a wonderful, godly man, and a great father. And he respects me as his wife."


    Bachmann 'submission' question was offensive - CNN

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So, we the question fair? Was it appropriate? Was it sexist? You can choose more than one.
    Yes to all three.

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Why weren't any of the other candidates asked "do you believe your spouse is submissive enough to you?" . . . and so on - she's not the only one with a faith that suggests this is how thins 'should be'

    She handled it well but her answer was bull**** - "we respect eachother" - haha. . . look. I would have respected her answer MORE if it were the truth that most religious women apparently struggle with: "my religion tells me one thing - and I chose that one part just doesn't apply these days but try to adhere to the more important things."
    They could have asked men that too... it would have been interesting, but I think she was asked because she said she was submissive to her man before. He TOLD her to finish her education, so she did.

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    They could have worded the question differently, then, and subverted this whole fallback.

    Simply for the fact that she's a successful political figure - and she's female - obviously she's not cleaving to any 'traditional/old fashioned submission' - nor is Palin.
    But maybe she is successful because her husband is telling her what to do... lol

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Of course she did. Her religious base would be furious if she refuted and the rest of the country would think she was crazy if she didn't.

    It doesn't say much for her honesty though.

    It's the same reason why Palin wouldn't come out and say something like, "I am not a bad mother to make this career choice and have small children, even one with special needs, because my husband is capable of taking care of children just as well as I am. I can be the provider just as well as he can."

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    No, it wouldn't. If a male candidate for president was on record as stating that he believed males should be submissive to their wives, then it's fair to say that the American voters would want to know exactly who would be making the decisions in the whitehouse... the candidate or the candidate's wife.
    If a male said his wife should be submissive to him, OMG... firestorm. Especially if Romney said it... I think they'd be able to get out of it though. Somebody like Newt would be smart about twisting the comment around and making about Jesus or something... lol.

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    The Apostle Paul commands women that not only are they to stay silent in Church, but they CANNOT hold power over men and must be subservient to their husband.

    Was the question fair? You betcha'.

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    so, you think the question should have been made into a softball
    i disagree

    this question was as legitimate - and appropriate - as asking JFK, if he were to be elected president, and as a faithful catholic, would he subordinate his decisions to those of the pope

    that is information an informed voter would want to know

    just as we should want to know whether bachmann as president (perish the thought) would subordinate her decisions once again to those of her gay converting spouse

    by her previous public statements, bachmann brought the need for such a question upon herself
    Obama has had to address his race and the threats of assassination against him... I remember hearing him address those concerns and questions before.

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    If the question was asked without any background to lead to it, then I would say it was inappropriate if it was just a feeler question. Since Bachman actually made the statement...it was a appropriate to ask for a clarification.
    I agree, if the question came out of nowhere it would have been really inappropriate...

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    Re: What Did You Think Of This Question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    The Apostle Paul commands women that not only are they to stay silent in Church, but they CANNOT hold power over men and must be subservient to their husband.

    Was the question fair? You betcha'.
    Boobs have power over men, so your comment is obviously wrong...

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