Amy Myers, a 16 year old girl, spoke up for herself and for women in general and criticized Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann (R-Arkham Asylum). Amy even challenged Bachmann to a constitutional debate.
So how did Bachmann's faithful teahadists respond? Not like the people they claim to be:
The reaction to Myers’ letter has been nothing short of terrifying.The garbage that I and my fellow lefty bloggers have been catching from the teahadist types (read CRG) has been absolutely intolerable and shows how disgusting some of these people really can be. But at least we're adults. To act this way to a teenage girl should never have happened and those doing it need to be prosecuted to the full letter of the law, both criminally and civilly.
“A lot of them are calling me a whore,” Myers said of anonymous. Amy and her father said the comments from conservative websites alarmed them most. Some commenters threatened to publish her home address. Others threatened violence. Some threatened rape.
Because she criticized the Tea Party goddess.
“They’re targeting me just because I’m challenging Bachmann,” Amy said.
It doesn’t matter that Bachmann won’t debate her. Nor are the facts pointed to by Myers important. It doesn’t matter that Bachmann, the Tea Party’s alleged constitutional expert is wrong about the constitution and that a 16-year-old high school student is right. What matters is that you can’t criticize the Tea Party.