Michele Marie Bachmann Representative of Minnesota's 6th congressional district.
Having never been disappointed in underestimating the intelligence of many of our professional politicians, Rep. Bachmann now ranks supreme among those cerebrally-challenged politicos for whom the aphorism, “If you don’t think well, don’t think often,” so clearly applies.
A few examples of Rep. Bachmann’s outlandish public statements will illustrate an almost total lack of coordination between her overused mouth and her underutilized brain.
This past Wednesday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on Sean Hannity's radio show, and sharply reiterated her calls for revolution in America, warning against the imminent dangers of tyranny under Barack Obama: "We are headed down the lane of economic Marxism," said Bachmann. "More quickly, Sean, than anyone could have possibly imagined. It's difficult for us to even keep up with it day to day." TPM
In an interview with a conservative talk show host, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has once again embarrassed herself. Posted by the blog Dump Bachmann and picked up by the MN Progressive Project, the clip has the Minnesota Republican telling KLTK's Chris Baker that she opposes she stimulus because we're "running out of rich people in this country." Huffington Post
When discussing Barack Obama’s relationship with Weather Underground co-founder Bill Ayers, Hardball host Chris Matthews asked Bachmann, “You believe Barack Obama may - because of this relationship - have anti-American views?”
“Absolutely. I’m very concerned that he may have anti-American views,” she replied.
The Christian Science Monitor
Matthews: How many Congresspeople, members of Congress are in that anti-American crowd you describe?
Bachmann: I would say, what I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look -- I wish they would. 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 think the people would love to see an expose like that. Crooks and Liars
Many of her wacky comments and political stunts can easily be dismissed. For instance, she has contended that the arctic wildlife really like the Alaskan pipeline and she's said that Democrats want high gas prices so as to force people to move into "inner cities" and "the urban core." She also introduced the Lightbulb Freedom of Choice Act, a bill to repeal the nationwide phase-out of conventional light bulbs in favor of energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights. The government has no business telling consumers what kind of light bulbs they can buy, Bachmann contends. The Progressive Puppy