First, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee recently started a website in honor of my favorite suburban nutbag of the north, Bachmann Watch - Michele Bachmann Versus The Truth. Bachmann seems to be working hard to maintain her image as America's Craziest Member of Congress®, and believe me, that takes some doing! Frankly, it's hard to keep up with all the nuttiness and fevered delusions she has, so I'm glad for the help.
Then recently, Bachmann turns up on Pajamas Media, a wingnut media outfit, and OMG, the insanity begins to roll:
Emily Kaiser at City Pages The Blotter gives us the full story:
Here's the quote...: "I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter," said Bachmann. "And I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting coincidence."
Then why did you bring it up? A quick look at the swine flu scare in the 1970s brings up some interesting facts Bachmann seems to have missed that discredits even this "interesting coincidence". The first cases that spurred the swine flu vaccinations actually happened in 1976 under Republican President Gerald Ford when some Fort Dix soldiers became ill. Carter continued the vaccinations when he took office.
Bitch, pleeeese! It's bad enough that she can't seem to find a local media outlet to spew her insanity on, bad enough that she insists on using the childish pejorative "Democrat" instead of "Democratic", and it's bad enough that she doesn't even bother to google it--but can't she even remember who was the president in 1976??
Thanks also to Dump Michele Bachmann, the Huffington Post, ThinkProgress, and the StarTribune/Associated Press.