Dan Savage Accurately Refers to The Bachmanns as “Grifters” and “Scumbags” on Real Time With Bill Maher.

In the very NSFW clip above, Dan Savage and comic Marc Maron throw down on Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, accusing Marcus and Michele Bachmann of abuse, both of gay people and government funding.

Savage rips into Marcus Bachmann’s ex-gay therapy clinic by noting that professional medical associations consider such practices a form of abuse. The columnist states, ““You can’t pray away the gay but you can torture a conflicted closet case to death, which is what they practice at clinics like Marcus Bachmann runs when he’s not flitting around.”

Maron chimes in with the first of several increasingly x-rated punchlines, calling the Bachmann’s marriage a “prolonged experiment in reparative therapy.”

Savage moves on to little-discussed facts concerning the Bachmann’s use of farm subsidies even as they officially decry government handouts, leading him to call them “grifters” and “scumbags,” prompting Maron to turn the subject back to sex which is, admittedly, way more entertaining than farm subsidies.

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  • Tallskin

    Dan is great on this!

    I wish we had a dan savage over here in the UK.

  • Bitch Please!

    Puhlease! Transphobic, biphobic, woman hating racist that has exploited LGBTs for his own pocketbook calling someone else a scumbag grifter? Hypocrisy, thy name is Miss Dan Savage. *spits*

    This place has turned into un-funny mess of rabid huffypo rejects with anger issues and visible panty lines. My gay agenda spits on your perpetual ninnieness! *more spitting*

    Protecting Dan Savage is a mistake, his records speak for themselves and taint any advocates that attempt to defend his abhorrent behavior. *snaps*

    P.S. Be a sweetie and block my ip, the temptation to come here and chew on you #GayInc ninnies often proves to be too great, removing that option would be peachy! #ThanksAssholes

  • christopher di spirito

    Crazy Eyes and Mama Grifter are the very definition of grifters.

    I still want to know why HHS gave Crazy Eyes’ closet queen husband $140,000 for services at his “pray away the gay” clinic in Minneapolis. Also, I want to know why the Bachmann’s are allowed to keep 15 adopted kids and receive ca$h from Minnesota Child Services?

  • Tallskin

    @Bitch Please! – can you please take your medication as I don’t want to have to call the nurse again

  • Ashton cruz

    @Bitch Please!: See? This is why they only let you use the computer only once a month. No go on back to your padded room, shit talking on the net is one thing, but covering the walls of the computer room with your poop is a definite no no!!!! Bad boy/ girl/ tranny/ ..uh thing?

  • Rich J

    Dan was great on Real Time and even better on The Colbert Report earlier in week. He totally made Stephen Colbert lose it. They were both bust-a-nut funny.

  • gregger

    @christopher di spirito: They only fostered children. The 23 foster children that she says that she “raised” don’t quite work out as she was only a licensed foster parent for 7 years. Some of the children she “raised” were for a night, a week, a few weeks, maybe a few months. I feel sorry that those kids had to be bounced through that Hell house.

    So they did legally get money for those kids. The problem is that between Medicare, Farm Subsidies, and Minnesota mental healthcare the Bachmanns took in about $400,000.00. $130K Medicare, $160 Minnesota, and about $100K in farm subsidies.

  • Abirdwillingtobeitself

    How many of the foster kids were male? Who wants to bet Michele was looking for a replacement to queenie?

  • Ganondorf

    Bill Maher can be quite entertaining, if not a perpetually irritated troll. The crabby disposition is a part of his shtick. His adoration for the reptile (larry king) is peculiar, however, and gives away his age.

    Savage always goes after the low hanging fruit (e.g., the bachmanns, reparative therapy, against the bigots who are–at least to those unencumbered by a meme–obviously bigoted trash). He’s a guy taking a stand against child abuse and exploitation (“I THINK IT’S WRONG TO ABUSE KIDS!”). Not exactly revelatory, yes? He’s not a particularly incisive thinker, and most of what he says is obvious brand advertisement to advance his career as a professional gay (which is essentially what he is). But it’s good that someone is constantly making the same case ad nauseam about the bigots and gay rights in the noise machine of the mainstream media as a minor celebrity. The sanctimony and self-importance are just a bit tedious at times.

  • Henry

    @Bitch Please!: Why does Dan Savage hate women? Because he doesn’t take bullshit from straight people? Sorry, but there are a lot of masculine men like Savage who respect women.

  • Right On

    Jesus, can’t you petty morons understand that the more you discuss Michele B., the more you hate on her, the more popular she becomes with the far right? Look at Palin: She would’ve been dead in the water years ago if not for you hateful Lefties keeping the fires burning by constantly, publicly deriding her. Just stop already; Bachmann’s not popular enough among the smarter Republicans to get the nomination, but you’ll only increase her profile by constantly trashing her. Bank on it.

  • Jewed Law

    @Bitch Please!: Bitch, you’re fucking funny!

  • Tallskin

    @ Right On – Wow, I am not american but even from this side of the pond I can see that if the republicans did choose Michele B as their candidate then Obama would win without lifting a finger, cos she’d do all the work for him!

    So, my advice would be everyone keep on keeping on mocking, ridicule, deride, satirise, lampoon, scorn, laugh-at, and loud as you can – indeed anything to increase her profile

    You want her to be the republican candidate

  • Jakey

    @Tallskin: Couldn’t agree more! I hope she goes all the way. (Well, not ALL the way. You know what I mean.)

  • Henry

    I had to look up the word grifter in the dictionary.

  • purples

    Bitch Please! is clearly a mentally disturbed individual obsessed with Dan Savage who posts nearly the identical thing near the top of almost every comment thread about him

  • Kenny

    @Bitch Please!:

    Rational, sane thought not a virtue to which you aspire, clearly…

  • Red Meat

    “whip some santorum in Santorum”

  • Jeffree

    Per “The Daily Caller” Michele Bachmann suffers migraines & is sometimes hospitalized for her episodes. “Stress” triggers them, & so she takes meds to prevent & treat them.

    I’d say more, but Queerty’s moderation system autoflags such words, even though they don’t run counter to any portion of TOS.

  • Henry

    @Jeffree: What’s the clinical name for what she has?

  • Jeffree

    @Henry: They’re just calling Bachmann’s problem “migraines” so far: no mention of specific triggers, symptoms, or meds. She was blaiming her “headaches” on her high-heels!

    DailyCaller is getting some traction on the story, but I haven’t read any new details yet.

  • Jim in St Louis

    AGAIN I ASK THE QUESTION….. Why is it that the first insult that comes to the lips of liberals is that someone is gay? If Savage was straight then would his words be celebrated in the same way? I thought we were supposed to be non-bullying to everyone.

  • James

    to think that dan savage could generate such a comment post is actually pretty pitiful. but then to come across HIV STIGMA just goes to show how far we have not come since the eighties.
    to think that those who are NEGATIVE live more meaningful and productive lives is utter bullshit when every hiv-positive person i’ve talked to in my years has confided in me that they are much happier with who they are now versus who they were “back then” when they were self destructive.

    what i see: the inability to care for those in your community. Instead, it’s the same ol’ bullshit of making yourselves feel better and more privileged in yet another minority group that is somehow convinced that breaking into a mainstream, CAPITALISTIC, evil hetero-normative society is going to magically make things better – HA! Savage is an A-Gay and is upper middle class and lives in the suburbs with a house and kids and just wants to emulate a Heterosexual lifestyle and thinks that all bisexual and gay men should do this or that we all somehow want to like him. Savage is a media whore with Peter Pan syndrome who just loves attention and can’t get enough of it even if it’s negative attention.

    I find it hypocritical that gay men are claiming that most bisexuals and trans people are somehow victimey or want to celebrate victimhood. Yet if a Straight person or even another gay man or LBT person who can think for themselves says anything criticizing their sacred cows or anything against the “Community” they’re branded as homophobic.

    I’m not sure why so many Savage/It gets better queens on this blog are now claiming and denying that Dan Savage is poz phobic? He clearly is and if you’ve read his “advice” column or listened
    to his podcasts one can easily see how he has major issues with people who are HIV+ and that he is poz phobic. Or how they’re now revising history and claiming that Savage has never been
    bigoted towards bisexuals, trans people, and African Americans.

    Try doing the resarch on these topics for yourself and you will see how Savage is very bigoted.

    It really is just as bad as the shit we get from Heterosexist society and Rev. Phelps but it’s from another GLBT person so it’s 10,000X more hypocritical and worse when it’s from someone on the inside like this.

    fuck this shit. IT DOES NOT GET BETTER!
    you’ll spend your days feeding the wallets of major corporations. allowing them to sell you a version of gay culture that is more concerned with KILLING YOU and this thing you call “individuality.”

    then instead of actually doing anything about being metaphorically “fucked in the ass” by nearly 99% of americans (because queer/GLBT people still fuck queer/GLBT people over in extreme
    ways) you’ll turn to some MONEY-HUNGRY ICON like Dan Savage, and repost false, generic information and claim it as your own.
    and don’t forget the pride celebrations and nightly outings, which take you on a spiral into ALCOHOLISM, meth addiction, bareback sex, and recklessness. where a quarter of you end up hiv-positive because nobody has learned how to talk to one another or give a shit about knowing their status or using condoms either in the heat of the moment or as part of having safer sex. and instead of blaming yourselves, you’ll blame others, until you hopefully realize how fucked up the “community” is, and start living a more productive and meaningful life.

    but fuck it, it’s pride and we all know what that is about, right?
    going out, buying shit, getting wasted, buying more shit, getting more wasted, angry, annoyed, horny, stupid, redundant and ugly.

    well, not so much. it’s about stonewall. it’s about resistance. it’s about a memory and celebrating a time when queers were brave enough to stand up and fight against the system in hopes of thriving and forming their own unique culture. stonewall was a riot! not another dreadful, self-loathing party in the gentrified Castro district while watching your “It gets better” video and pretending that you’re actually doing something and actually helping GLBT youth when you’re just giving them the stock quote that EVERY KID-even straight kids-get when school isn’t going so well or when they’re being bullied.

    Someone like Dan Savage who is a primadonna media whore that does not like bisexuals, people with HIV/AIDS, or Trans people is the last person we need representing gay men and GLBT Americans in the media. Yeah Dan, “It gets better” for you! Then again he did start the IGB project just for self promotion, since he can’t resist jumping on any bandwagon while pretending to give a shit and getting your money and attention, and to get a reality TV show on MTV.

    Savage is a tool, media whore, jumps on any bandwaggon-Started his whole “It gets better” project not to actually help GLBT youth but to self promote he and his husband and get an MTV reality TV show with crocodile tears claiming that he’s for GLBT rights when in reality he hates HIV+ people, bisexuals, and trans people and his “advice” column writings and podcasts on these subjects show his hate.

    Then again he did start the It gets better project not to actually help GLBT teens/youth (all while trashing bisexuals like he is still doing now) but he started It gets better just for self promotion to get a reality TV show on MTV, and because he’s a media whore who can’t resist jumping on any bandwagon or saying or doing anything as long as it gets him any sort of attention or media/press coverage.

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