Rep. Bachmann: Obama Could Use the Census to Send People to Camps

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann was on Fox News this morning tying her conspiracy theories about President Obama to the Census. Bachmann united her Obama concentration camp theory and the Census, by stating that the Census was used to round up Japanese Americans and send them to internment camps during World War II, and Obama could do the same.

Here is the video from Think Progress:

Bachmann was on FNC to further her Census and ACORN conspiracy theory,” Finally, I am very concerned about ACORN. Remember, it was the Obama White House that wanted to pull the Census into the White House, and conduct the Census. Why is this important? The Census is the motherload of all data collection in the United States, and now ACORN, which in many places has served as the electioneering arm of the Democrat Party, now ACORN is being encouraged to become a national partner in the Census.”

Then she warped some American history, “If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the census bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations, at the request of President Roosevelt, and that’s how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps. I’m not saying that’s what the Administration is planning to do. But I am saying that private, personal information that was given to the census bureau in the 1940s was used against Americans to round them up.”

First of all, the Census requires no personal information, like a telephone number on the form. As Think Progress pointed out, Bachmann is confusing the Census with the American Community Survey, which is sent out to 1 in 40 American homes. As you can see from the 2010 Census form, no personal information is collected. Thirdly, it is a federal crime for any census taker to violate the confidentiality of a respondent.

Also nothing has changed with who is conducting the Census. Obama did not pull the Census into the White House. It is the same system that has been used since 1970. ACORN will not be conducting the Census. The organization may help recruit census takers, but they will not be involved in the census taking itself. The Obama administration did not outsource the Census to ACORN.

This is simply more baseless Bachmann paranoia. Frankly, I am surprised that Fox News would have her on their air, but since the election, the network itself has gone into full blown Obama conspiracy mode. I wonder how many times Bachmann is going to embarrass the people of her district before they vote her out? The most frightening thing about this woman is that she is allowed to vote on major issues and legislation.

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9 Replies to “Rep. Bachmann: Obama Could Use the Census to Send People to Camps”

  1. This lady needs help, or she needs to change jobs. She would be a GREAT fictional writer, or sci-fi creator. She really has a very creative mind, ashame that is all she is capable of. If ANY republinut like this could speak the TRUTH it would kill them. Do people really listen to this crap? She should at least get SOME of her facts straight. She has to be the dumbest person I have EVER seen. Did she get appointed to her position, or did people REALLY vote for her? She is just not right in the head, she needs to be committed to a mental hospital for treatments. What a pitiful excuse of a human being, along with the people who votes her into office!!!!!

  2. […] Bachmann has been on Fox News this week making claims about the Census. In one appearance she said, “Finally, I am very concerned about ACORN. Remember, it was the Obama White House that wanted to pull the Census into the White House, and conduct the Census. Why is this important? The Census is the motherload of all data collection in the United States, and now ACORN, which in many places has served as the electioneering arm of the Democrat Party, now ACORN is being encouraged to become a national partner in the Census.” […]

  3. Personally ACORN needs to be investigated fully and lets find out what they are really doing. Bachmann has freedom of speech. More in Congress need to be watching our back, because the Democarts sure are not. Spending, spending and spending to no end. This needs to stop! Lying about Global Warming and not letting the American people hear both sides. Same goes for Health Care. How about mentioning how much illegal aliens are costing the state of California and other states and still you insist on doing nothing about the border or sending them back. Let be fair and tell the American People the truth about our country and what is causing all this crisis. Where is all the money being spent, surely not to put Americans back to work. How much of the stimulus is in someones back pocket. We still let Barney Frank and Chris Dodd have there job even though they were part of the problem, but others are going to jail for fraud.

  4. This article cuts off one head and you go and sprout several more like a damn conspiracy hydra. Classic fear tactic to try and overwhelm (and fatigue) the readers — it succeeds if it plants only a seed of doubt and then the reader picks up a thread elsewhere and says, “Hey, I thought I heard something about that! Maybe there’s something to it!”

    In other words, malicious, baseless accusations. Hearsay. Gibberish for the sake of gibbering. Libelous garbarge. Politically motivated junk. A thought virus looking for hosts to zombify and propagate itself with. Worse than spam.

    I hate nothing more than your kind, Anon!

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  6. Really great article – I was thinking about a similar article which I will probably still write, but from a slightly different angle. Thanks for sharing this with your readers…Obviously a lot of others appreciate it too!

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