No Merry Christmas for Michele Bachmann in 2011. The presidential candidate was at the eatery, the Hamburg Inn holding a campaign rally in Iowa City on Thursday. Bachmann was heckled by a gay robot, as well as other protesters. The gay robot was actually a man in a robot costume, who used a megaphone to shout at Bachmann. Calling him, or itself, ′Roboprof′, the gay robot taunted Michele Bachmann. He is the same Gay Robot who had once taunted Bill Clinton. The local newspaper, the Iowa City Patch, published an account of the event. ″I am a gay robot. I oppose Bachmann′s position on gays, whether they are human or robots.″ Other protesters were loud and chanting ″You′re not wanted here. So go, just go.″ The protesters, it turns out, were about 24 strong and members of Occupy Iowa City. Imagine that! Iowa City has its own group of Occupiers.
Which brings us to a more interesting story than this gay robot thing. Lets face it, Bachmann backed herself into this corner. While I do not believe she is homophobic, as in actually being frightened of gays or wishing to do them physical harm, in this political atmosphere, Bachmann, and the other candidates, truly need to focus on one topic, the economy. It is the only game in town for them to challenge Obama effectively on.
The more interesting story revealed here is that the Iowa caucus is truly in danger of being disrupted by the Occupy movement. They are vowing to screw things up as much as possible. The quirky nature of the caucus process opens itself up to all manner of mischief. Just look at how ACORN and SEIU manipulated all but one Democrat caucus in 2008 in favor of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. A lot of Occupy protesters are from the ranks of both organizations.
The simple method for them to effect the outcome is to show up at the caucus sites early and lock others out, or just be peaceful and vote for Ron Paul. That in itself will skew the Iowa caucus enough, especially if Paul winds up with 40-50% of the ballots. Either way, it is not looking good right now for any meaningful result to be gleaned from Iowa.
The run in between Michele Bachmann and a gay robot in Iowa City is just the first sign of what to expect. A group from Occupy Iowa City invaded the Hamburg Inn where Bachmann was holding a campaign rally. Some two dozen protesters, including a man in a robot costume calling himself ′Roboprof′, heckled the 2012 Republican presidential candidate. He is the same Gay Robot who had once taunted Bill Clinton. According to the Iowa City Patch, police did intervene. Bachmann has had other incidents of late due to her stance on gays and gay rights.