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Reps. Michele Bachmann, Jason Chaffetz + Lamar Smith Team Up On Silly Prop 8 House Bill

I’m still not sure what to think about House Republicans introducing a motion to complain about Judge Vaughn Walker’s Prop 8 ruling. Part of me is all, “Well they had to say something to convince the social conservatives in America that they need to keep voting them back into office,” and the other part of me is all, “Really? That’s it? A silly little non-binding motion is the best you can do?” We know Republicans have been generally MIA on Prop 8 since Walker ruled it unconstitutional, but is Rep. Lamar Smith’s bill, which has 17 co-sponsors (including Reps. Michele Bachmann, Jason Chaffetz, and Steve King) the best they can do?

Of course these folks are issuing the usual disclaimers: We’re not bigots, we don’t hate gays, blah blah. It’s just that Walker was biased, and overturning the will of good tax-paying Californians is wrong.

Below, Bachmann on a tear.