Michele Bachmann says she quite proud that she didn’t get anything wrong during the presidential debates and considers herself “a virtual Wikipedia.”
“I was very proud of the fact that I didn’t get anything wrong that I said during the course of the debates,” the Republican Congresswoman said, according to Salon. “I didn’t get anything wrong, and that’s a huge arena.”
Which is surprising, to say the least.
In fact, Michele Bachmann did get many things wrong during the presidential debates, and she shouldn’t be left off the hook. Further, Bachmann’s entire congressional career is a giant error.
After a December 2011 debate, Bachmann said PolitiFact “came out and said that everything I said was true.” Politifact responded, “Actually, she earned a Pants on Fire” at the last debate.
Also during the debates, Bachmann claimed that America’s interest payments to China will become so large they will cover the cost of the entire Chinese army — false.
And let’s not forget Bachmann’s deplorable HPV vaccine lies.
“Most memorably, during a debate in September of 2011, Bachmann attempted to deny charges that she’d called the HPV vaccine hazardous,” the Huffington Post notes:
Earlier that month, however, she’d stood up on a different debate stage and called it a “potentially dangerous drug.”
“To have innocent little 12-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection through an executive order is just flat-out wrong. That should never be done. That’s a violation of the liberty interests,” Bachmann said. “Little girls who have a negative reaction to this potentially dangerous drug don’t get a mulligan. They don’t get a do-over.”
During an interview in November 2011, the congresswoman claimed she hadn’t “made a gaffe.” In the wake of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s notorious “oops” stumble, Bachmann may have gotten away with that claim, if not for the attention she had drawn for appearing to confuse Libya as separate from the continent of Africa.
Even outside of the debates, Bachmann gets many things wrong.
Bachmann introduced the first bill into the new 113th Congress in January, and it wasn’t the Violence Against Women Act, or a bill to fund relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Bachmann introduced yet another bill to repeal Obamacare.
Bachmann in a December radio interview accused President Obama of being a communist, fascist, promoting Sharia, and compared his work to tactics of Hitler.
In an extremely xenophobic 20-minute attack on Islam, Bachmann in SEptember accused Hillary Clinton of breaking the law by granting visas to terrorists.
At the Values Voters Summit in September Bachmann claimed Obama mandated the military and FBI, be retrained and “brainwashed in political correctness toward Islam.”
In July, Huma Abedin, a top aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had to be placed under heightened security after a New Jersey man made unspecified threats against her. Bachmann had been waging an anti-Muslim war against her.
Even John McCain felt compelled to slam Michele Bachmann in July, who had been demanding the government investigate Hillary Clinton top aide Huma Abedin for anti-American ties.
In June, Bachmann insisted Obamacare is still unconstitutional, despite the Supreme Court ruling, and labeled the John Roberts’ Court “activist.”
In March of last year, Bachmann said that the 40 million people in America who don’t have health insurance chose to not have it but can afford to pay for it.
Also in March, Bachmann called President Obama a “health care dictator” and said under Obamacare he could mandate the number of children a family is allowed to have.
Earlier that month, Bachmann said attacks against people who “stand for traditional marriage” are far worse that attacks against gay people or those who support same-sex marriage.
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