BuzzFeed has 31 of Michele Bachmann’s more memorable quotes. We already knew she was a ditz but there’s something unsettling about seeing her zaniness bundled up in a package…especially with the knowledge that Michele Bachmann is a Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee.
Here are a few of the juicier ones.
”(Gay marriage) is probably the biggest issue that will impact our state and our nation in the last, at least, thirty years. I am not understating that.”
”Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”
“But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.”
”[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?”
”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.”
”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.”
”Normalization (of gayness) through desensitization. Very effective way to do this 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.”
Lovely. As I noted above, Republicans chose Bachmann to be a member of the House Intelligence Committee so she could use her own highly developed intellect to keep you safe from the evil forces that wish to do harm to the United States of America. Isn’t that reassuring?
And they say Republicans don’t have your best interests at heart. Hogwash.
I’m hoping Bachmann also finds her way to the Finance Committee. Anyone who can figure out how to “wipe out unemployment” in a single move (eliminate the minumum wage so jobs paying $1.14/hour become available for all), deserves a say on matters of economic significance. I’m sure you all agree.