Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 7:04 pm by Darryl
Michelle Bachmann during an interview on Monday:
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.
She’s wrong, of course. It was
Reagan Gerald Ford who was in office during the 1970s outbreak.
But it is interesting that she thought it was Carter and she thought there was something “interesting” about this “coincidence”. What is she thinking? That God is upset about Obama’s election? (But didn’t God know Obama was going to be elected…and couldn’t She have done something about it before the fact?) Perhaps Bachmann thinks the Obama administration developed and deployed a covert swine flu pandemic program in its first 100 days? (You know…just like Carter must have done.) Or does the outbreak mean, to Michelle, that the Obama administration has destroyed the public health infrastructure in the U.S. (and, apparently, Mexico) in its first 100 days rendering us vulnerable to infection?
With loyal Republican foot solders like Rep. Bachmann, who can be surprised that Senator Specter is fleeing the party?