In an interview with the Associated Press, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said that she “occupies a very unique space” in politics today. Here at Ring of Fire, we couldn’t agree more.
Here are some of Rep. Bachmann’s greatest hits:
“Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”
“Lady Liberty and Sarah Palin are lit by the same torch.”
“Normalization (of homosexuality) 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.”
“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.”
”It is horrific to know that in the African American community, 50 percent of all African American pregnancies in the United States end in abortion, 50 percent. 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 percent of all African American pregnancies today are ending in abortion.”
“[Nancy Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has even said she is trying to save the planet. We all know that someone did that 2,000 years ago.”
“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 forebears who worked tirelessly — men like John Quincy Adams, who would not rest until slavery was extinguished in this country.”
“Where do we say that a cell became a blade of grass, which became a starfish, which became a cat, which became a donkey, which became a human being? There’s a real lack of evidence from change from actual species to a different type of species. There’s where it’s difficult to prove.”
“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.”
“What I love about New Hampshire and what we have in common is our extreme love for liberty. You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord.”
”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.”
“There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design.”
Bachmann did not seek re-election earlier this year, and told the AP that she has “no intention right now of running for president” in 2016. But as we saw with Palin, just because you’re out of politics doesn’t mean you’re out of the spotlight, and we can probably expect Bachmann to rachet up the crazy even more now that she’s not out shilling for votes.