Republican candidate Michele Bachmann got a little carried away in the GOP candidates debate. Not the first time the right in America haven’t let a few facts get in the way of their point of view in recent times. Not all are quite as clumsy as this, however.

Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann

BACHMANN: “President Obama has the lowest public approval ratings of any president in modern time.”

THE FACTS: Well, that’s true, if you leave out Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford. All of them at some point in their terms dipped lower than Obama’s low point of 38 percent job approval, according to Gallup’s comparison.

(Yahoo)

Of course, it’s not the first time Michele has been caught out talking crap. As a brief review of just part of her Wikipedia entry notes:

On October 17, 2008, Bachmann gave an interview on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews in support of the presidential campaign of Senator John McCain that brought the Minnesota 6th Congressional District race national attention. During the interview she criticised Barack Obama for his association with Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, saying “…usually we associate with people who have similar ideas to us, and it seems that it calls into question what Barack Obama’s true beliefs, and values, and thoughts are…I am very concerned that he [Barack Obama] may have anti-American views.”

She noted the terrorist bombings done by Bill Ayers and his associations with Barack Obama, saying that “Bill Ayers is not someone the average American wants to see their president have an association with.”

Matthews responded with, “Why is it of concern? What is wrong with it? When asked by Matthews: “How many Congresspeople, members of Congress fit into that anti-American crowd you describe?”, Bachmann stated “You’d have to ask them Chris, I’m focusing on Barack Obama and the people he’s associated with”.

Matthews followed up by asking “But he’s a Senator from the State of Illinois, he’s one of the members of Congress you suspect of being anti-American. How many people in the Congress of the United States do you think are anti-American? You’ve already suspected Barack Obama, is he alone or are there others?”

Bachmann answered, “What I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look … I wish they would … 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. I think people would love to see an expose like that.”

The five Democratic members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation – Tim Walz, Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison, Collin Peterson and Jim Oberstar – issued a joint statement in which they questioned her ability to “work in a bipartisan way to put the interests of our country first in this time of crisis”. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Minnesota Governor Republican Arne Carlson said that her comments had influenced their decisions to endorse Obama for president.

Bachmann brought up the interview before business leaders and Republicans during a campaign stop in St. Cloud, Minnesota on October 21, 2008. She stated that she never intended to question Obama’s patriotism. “I made a misstatement. I said a comment that I would take back. I did not, nor do I, question Barack Obama’s patriotism…. I did not say that Barack Obama is anti-American nor do I believe that Barack Obama is anti-American … [But] I’m very concerned about Barack Obama’s views. I don’t believe that socialism is a good thing for America.”

However, in March 2010, Bachmann said, “I said I had very serious concerns that Barack Obama had anti-American views. And now I look like Nostradamus” while speaking at a fund-raiser for the Susan B. Anthony List.A year later, in March 2011, Bachmann was asked on Meet the Press if she still believed that Obama held un-American views. She responded “I believe that the actions of this government have, have been emblematic of ones that have not been based on true American values.” Pressed for clarification, she said “I’ve already answered that question before. I said I had very serious concerns about the president’s views.”

Oh yeah, we need her as President. I could go on, but perhaps you’d just like to read another blogger’s expose of her false academic credentials. And pass them on.

http://kaydaily.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/politricks-dr-michele-bachmann-never-attained-doctorate-degree/#more-530

Is it possible that this woman is more peculiar than the redoubtable Ms Palin? We think the people should be told. Indeed, we think the people should be told where in hell the right in America finds these people.

Comments
  1. The truly frightening thing about Bachmann and her ilk is the fact that many Americans are too stupid to care about the blatant inaccuracies. Anyone caught criticizing the Right is labeled an elitist or out of touch with the rest of the country. The Right is louder than the Left and they’d rather have a subeducated moron run the country than anyone who disagrees with them. Granted, Bush Jr. was educated. But this is a country that attacked Obama a few years ago for having an Ivy League education. When it come to running this country, I want someone smarter than me. I don’t want Gomer Pyle (no offense to Jim Nabors).

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