In Iowa yesterday, Michelle Bachmann was heckled by an Occupy Movement group, and by a gay robot. Bachmann, in the more liberal Iowa City, showed up at a diner called the Hamburg Inn No. 2, and was shouted down until campaign workers blasted music to overpower the hecklers. The gay robot, who, in a monotone voice said, “You are a homophobe,” repeatedly, and, ”I am a gay robot. I oppose Bachmann’s position on gays, whether they are human or robot,” did not receive much support from the crowd and was booed once inside the diner.
Bachmann, outside the diner was well-received, but once inside was shouted down with chants saying, ”Michele Bachmann will fix the economy by laying off workers and cutting their pay. Michele Bachmann fights proudly for marriage unless the couple happens to be gay,” and, “You’re not wanted here. You’re not wanted here so go, just go.”
The Johnston Patch reported:
Bachmann swept through the popular diner in about 20 minutes, shaking hands, signing autographs and taking pictures, but made no statements and did not comment to the media. The restaurant was packed to the brim with well over 100 people — both supporters and plenty of opponents. The lack of support was not altogether surprising in the liberal enclave.
“We think the electoral process and our politicians are flawed. We are speaking against politicians in general. Bachmann is just today’s example,” said Eva Roethler, 24, of Iowa City, who was among the people who spoke out.
“She is the only one I can trust. We feel she is the most conservative,” said Michael Clark, 70, of Coralville, who attended with his wife, Myra, 56.
The Minnesota Congresswoman has been campaigning heavily in Eastern Iowa of late. She stopped made 10 stops on Wednesday, including in Washington, and had 10 more stops on the books for today.
Bachmann is languishing in the polls. In the most recent poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers by Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll, Bachmann had 7.4 percent of the support, which was good enough for fifth place behind Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, respectively.
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