Bachmann’s lack of self-awareness draws a laugh

Michele Bachmann, at a debate this week, gets laughed at by the crowd for saying she doesn’t ” do political speech.”  The crowd may have laughed because of these Bachmann gems:

 “I think if we give Glenn Beck the numbers, he can solve this (the national debt).”

“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?”

”I don’t know where they’re going to get all this money because we’re running out of rich people in this country.”

”This cannot pass. What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass. We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesn’t pass.”

“Unelected bureaucracies will decide what we can and can’t get in future health insurance policy. That’s why they’re called death panels.”

”I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back.”

“There isn’t one such study because carbon dioxide is not a harmful gas, it is a harmless gas. Carbon dioxide is natural. It is not harmful. It is part of Earth’s life cycle…And yet we’re being told that we have to reduce this natural substance and reduce the American standard of living to create an arbitrary reduction in something that is naturally occurring in the earth.”

“Very effective way to do this (“normalize” being gay) 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.”

“I will tell you that I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa, Florida, after the debate. She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation thereafter.”

“Literally, if we took away the minimum wage — if conceivably it was gone — we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.”

“I think what you’re advocating for is censorship on the part of government. So the government would prohibit intelligent design from even the possibility of being taught in questioning the issue of evolution. And if you look at scientists there is not a unanimity of agreement on the origins of life. Why would we forestall any particular theory? Because I don’t think that even evolutionists, by and large, would say that this is proven fact. They say that this is a theory, as well as intelligent design. So I think the best thing to do is to let all scientific facts on the table, and let students decide.”

“There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design.”

Bachmann said she would have voted for the Palm Sunday Compromise because Terri Schiavo “was healthy. She had brain damage — there was brain damage, there was no question. But from a health point of view, she was not terminally ill.” The medical examiner, on the other hand, found that Schiavo had suffered irreversible brain damage and her brain was “profoundly atrophied.”

“Unfortunately she (Melissa Etheridge) is now suffering from breast cancer, so keep her in your prayers. This may be an opportunity for her now to be open to some spiritual things, now that she is suffering with that physical disease. She is a lesbian.”

“I know for my family, the only (Census) question we will be answering is how many people are in our home. We won’t be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn’t require any information beyond that.”

(The Constitution doesn’t say that, and it is illegal to not fill out the entire form.)

“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.”

(Actually, the 1976 Swine Flu outbreak happened when Gerald Ford was president. Ronald Reagan was president during another, smaller, outbreak in 1988.)

“[Gay marriage] is probably the biggest issue that will impact our state and our nation in the last, at least, 30 years. I am not understating that.”

“We need to have profound compassion for the people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life, and sexual identity disorders. This is a very real issue. It’s not funny, it’s sad. Any of you who have members of your family that are in the lifestyle — we have a member of our family that is. It’s part of Satan, I think, to say this is gay. It’s anything but 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.”

“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”

“Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too”

(The “John Wayne” from Waterloo was serial killer John Wayne Gacy.)

 ”But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States. … I think it is high time that we recognize the contribution of our forbearers who worked tirelessly — men like John Quincy Adams, who would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country.”

(The Founding Fathers did not work to end slavery, and John Quincy Adams was not one of the Founding Fathers.)

“What I love about New Hampshire and what we have in common is our extreme love of liberty…You’re the state where the shot heard round the world in Lexington and Concord.”

(The 1776 Battles of Lexington and Concord took place in Massachusetts.)

“We will talk a little bit about what has transpired in the last 18 months and would we count what has transpired into turning our country into a nation of slaves.”

“Take this into consideration. 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 that’s what the Administration is planning to do…”

“During the last 100 days we have seen an orgy. It would make any local smorgasbord embarrassed…The government spent its wad by April 26.”

“So whether they’re attacking conservative talk radio, or conservative TV or whether it’s Internet sites, I mean, let’s face it, what’s the Obama administration doing? They’re advocating net neutrality that is essentially censorship of the Internet. This is the Obama administration advocating censorship of the Internet. Why? They want to silence the voices that are opposing them.”

“This (health care reform] cannot pass…What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass.”

“The big thing we are working on now is the global warming hoax. It’s all voodoo, nonsense, hokum, a hoax”

“This (taxation) is slavery, it’s nothing more than slavery. The Constitution provides freedom.”

“Last Friday a couple from Hawaii decided the time was so short they needed to get on a plane, come to Washington, to beg their representative to vote no — from Hawaii. What sacrifices freedom-loving Americans are making to get their government’s attention. And how big our government has gotten. They brought me this beautiful, precious lei and I’m reminded that the one who created this lei also created our freedom. ”

“We’re $14 trillion in debt, but that doesn’t include the unfunded massive liabilities. That’s $107 trillion, and that’s for Social Security and Medicare and all the rest. You add up all those unfunded net liabilities, and all the traps that could go wrong we’re on the hook for, and what it means is what we have to do is a reorganization of all of that, Social Security and all…. But basically what we have to do is wean everybody else off. And wean everybody off because we have to take those unfunded net liabilities off our bank sheet, we can’t do it. So we just have to be straight with people. So basically, whoever our nominee is, is going to have to have a Glenn Beck chalkboard and explain to everybody this is the way it is.”

“But parents are going to be excluded from Planned Parenthood as they write these clinics because the bill orders that these clinics protect patient privacy and student records. What does that mean? It means that parents will never know what kind of counsel and treatment that their children are receiving. And as a matter of fact, the bill goes on to say what’s going to go on — comprehensive primary health services, physicals, treatment of minor acute medical conditions, referrals to follow-up for specialty care — is that abortion? Does that mean that someone’s 13 year-old daughter could walk into a sex clinic, have a pregnancy test done, be taken away to the local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, have their abortion, be back and go home on the school bus that night? Mom and dad are never the wiser.”

“The perilous battle that was fought during World War II in the Pacific at Iwo Jima was a battle against all odds, and yet this picture (the iconic flag-raising) immortalizes the victory of young GIs over the incursion against the Japanese.”

“I haven’t had a gaffe or something that I’ve done that has caused me to fall in the polls.”

”[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said she has even said she is trying to save the planet. We all know that someone did that 2,000 years ago.”

”I think there is a point where you say enough is enough to government intrusion.… Does the federal government really need to know our phone numbers?”

”It is horrific to know that in the African American community, 50% of all African American pregnancies in the United States end in abortion, 50%. That is a genocide of African Americans of the United States. It should not be. There are Americans all across this country who would love to adopt African American babies, but they can’t because 50% of all African American pregnancies today are ending in abortion.”

(The 50% claim is untrue.)

”I’m very concerned about the international moves they’re making, particularly… moving the United States off the dollar and onto a global currency, like Russia and China are calling for.”

”This is an earthquake issue. This will change our state forever. Because the immediate consequence, if gay marriage goes through, is that K-12 little children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal, natural and perhaps they should try it.”

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