Bachmann Bagged By Blunder (Again!)

The fiction-machine known as Michele Bachmann was caught once again providing misinformation at a campaign rally. At a speech in Sioux City, Iowa on Monday, CNN reports that while answering a question from a member of the audience regarding the proposed oil pipeline between Canada and Texas, Bachmann said,

“I was talking with a businessman this morning up in Minneapolis. And he was up in Williston, North Dakota, where the Bakken oil field is producing. Someone told me that last year that North Dakota was the only nation that actually was running a surplus. And it’s because they’re utilizing their natural energy resources.”

First of all, North Dakota is not a “nation” but that mistake is excusable as a mere slip of the tongue. More importantly however, Bachmann misinformed the audience that North Dakota is “the only [state] that actually was running a surplus”. She was wrong as usual. In fact, Montana, Alaska and Arkansas are also running budget surpluses in 2011. That fact could have been easily verified by Bachmann because it was not a spur of the moment assertion. Bachmann said that she was repeating what someone had told her. She obviously took note and memorized what this person told her, but she failed to verify its veracity before simply parroting the misinformation to an audience.

This is very similar to what Bachmann did a few weeks ago when she asserted as fact, the later-discredited theory that the HPV vaccine can cause mental retardation. Bachmann claimed at the time that she was provided the inaccurate information by a person she had spoken with. The problem however, is not that Bachmann was provided incorrect information by a complete stranger, but rather that she chose to broadcast that information as fact without first verifying its truthfulness.

The moonbat-crazy Bachmann certainly has no need to get her misinformation from strangers. She has made a number of  outrageous and/or completely discredited factual statements on her own such as the following gems as compiled by The Huffington Post:

  • And what a bizarre time we’re in, when a judge will say to little children that you can’t say the pledge of allegiance, but you must learn that homosexuality is normal and you should try it.”
  • “I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America?”
  • “There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design.”
  • “I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.”
  • [Gay marriage] is probably the biggest issue that will impact our state and our nation in the last, at least, thirty years. I am not understating that.”
  • “Normalization [of gayness] through desensitization. Very effective way to do this with a bunch of second graders is take a picture of ‘The Lion King’ for instance, and a teacher might say, ‘Do you know that the music for this movie was written by a gay man?’ The message is: ‘I’m better at what I do, because I’m gay.’”
  • “But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.”
  • “It is a brand new, billion-dollar high speed train that is going to go from Disneyland up to Las Vegas…Harry Reid, the Senator from Nevada, was behind this measure, and it makes us wonder, is he more interested in making sure kids start gambling at younger ages?”
  • “The President of the United States will be taking a trip over to India that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day.”

Like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann says some darned crazy stuff. Indeed, she can match Sarah Palin in the “Tea Party Two-Step” move for move. The Bachmann campaign even stole away Palin’s debate coach. Is that crazy enough for you? Think about that for a moment. Michele Bachmann actually wants to be coached by the person that is highly responsible for some of the all-time worst (yet laugh-out-loud hilarious) debate and interview performances in televised history.

There is no doubt that Michele “Make It Up As You Go Along” Bachmann is the most laughingly entertaining nut in the bag of mixed nuts that is the current field of Republican Presidential candidates. Too bad she has no chance of winning.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

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BACHMANN

(sung to the television theme song “The Flinstones”)

Bachmann. Michele Bachman
A Congresswoman that is bat crazy
She and Sarah Palin
Driving voters from the G.O.P.

She can’t form a sentence that’s complete
Now she’s targeted for big defeat

When you’re Michele Bachmann
You’re just living off the state dime
Endorsing hate crimes
Exposed during prime time

Bachmann. Michele Bachman
Hates Blacks, children and those that are gay
She is clearly brain dead
Can’t seem to get out of her own way

She talks right through the rain, snow and sleet
Every single thought is incomplete

When you’re Michele Bachmann
You’re just living off the state dime
Endorsing hate crimes
Exposed during prime time

Exposed during prime time

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Posted on October 5, 2011, in Michele Bachmann and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Heard it through the grapevine

    Michele had an even better story about a week ago (imagine having that gossipy twit as a neighbor). It was even better than a Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast; with muslims, communists, nuclear threat to the homeland, Cubans instead of Mexicans (that’s okay) but for some unknown reason, no gays of any sort.

    “There’s reports that have come out that Cuba has been working with another terrorist organization called Hezbollah. And Hezbollah is potentially looking at wanting to be part of missile sites in Iran and, of course, when you’re 90 miles offshore from Florida, you don’t want to entertain the prospect of hosting bases or sites where Hezbollah could have training camps or perhaps have missile sites or weapons sites in Cuba. This would be foolish.”

  2. Dear God, how did this woman ever get elected (and RE-elected to public office?? Wake up Minnesota, jeez!

  3. Too little too late?

    Bachmann’s memoir won’t be out until Nov 21. What took so long? Not only might she be out of the running come December but Amazon customers who would presumably buy her book have already purchased two of Herbert Cain’s books. Christine O’Donnell’s book, not so much, unfortunately.

  4. Pat in MA, I believe it’s the nut job fundies who elect her in Minnesota.

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