Rep. Bachmann Hints that Democrats Are Behind the Swine Flu

Rep. Michelle Bachmann called it an “interesting coincidence” that the United States is dealing with another outbreak of the swine flu, because, according to her the last one occurred under a Democratic president, which it didn’t unless Gerald Ford was a Democrat.

Here is the video courtesy of Think Progress:

Like any good conspiracy theorist Bachmann points out that she is not blaming President Obama, “I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under Democrat President Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it is an interesting coincidence.” (In other words, she’s not saying Obama’s behind it, but we only seem to get swine flu when Democrats are in charge).

The last time that I wrote something about Michelle Bachmann it was raining, and as I write this now it is also raining. Now, I am not saying that Michelle Bachmann controls the weather. I just find it to be an interesting coincidence that it rains when I write about her. This is the kind of logic that Bachmann is using.

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The only problem is that she doesn’t have her facts straight. The last outbreak of swine flu occurred in 1976, when Gerald Ford, a Republican, was president, which means that there are no correlations between the party that controls the White House and the swine flu.

You would think that the people of Bachmann’s district would be so embarrassed by her that they would never reelect her, but they did. It makes me wonder what kind of people live in the 6th District in Minnesota? Are they even aware of what their representative is saying? It is fitting that on the same day in which Arlen Specter left the GOP, Bachmann comes out with this. If Specter was an example of the old Republican Party, then Bachmann is the face of the new GOP.

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