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United States House Of Representatives member and 2012 presidential hopeful as a member of the completely rational Tea Party, Michele Bachmann brings us criticism of anything related to President Barack Obama, fear-mongering statements on same-sex marriage, interesting views on fixing the country and much more in the most controversial Michele Bachmann quotes.

Rivaling Sarah Palin's ridiculous quotes as another outspoken female politician, Bachmann also provides laughs and entertainment in her creative versions of United States history and comparisons to movie stars, erm, serial killers. Seriously, even Palin could not make this stuff up!

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Michele Bachmann on Swine Flu


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"I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another, then under another Democrat president, Jimmy Carter. I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting coincidence."

If one reads between the lines on this Michele Bachmann quote, one may come to the conclusion that what she's calling an interesting coincidence is actually an accusation that swine flu is some conspiracy by the Democrats. In reality, that other outbreak of swine flu came in 1976 when Republican Gerald Ford was president.
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Michele Bachmann on Carbon Dioxide


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"Carbon dioxide, Mr. speaker, is a natural byproduct of nature. Carbon dioxide is natural. It occurs in Earth... 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."

Enlightening the U.S. Congress on her feelings on global warming, Bachmann explained that carbon dioxide is both natural and absolutely harmless. In reality, carbon dioxide, also called the silent killer, is very much harmful and can (and does) easily cause numerous deaths each day.
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Michele Bachmann on the Census


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Take this into consideration, If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the Census Bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations at the request of President Roosevelt, and that's how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps... I'm not saying that that's what the Administration is planning to do, but I am saying that private personal information that was given to the Census Bureau in the 1940s was used against Americans to round them up, in a violation of their constitutional rights, and put the Japanese in internment camps."

Explaining her refusal to complete the U.S. Census, Michele Bachmann brought another episode of her fear-mongering show to the public with warnings about what could happen should Americans complete the Census, as stipulated by the U.S. Constitution. {sarcasm} Clearly every other time since the 1940s that the country has conducted a census it has led to Americans being captured by the Japanese and being placed in internment camps. {end sarcasm}
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Michele Bachmann on Government Spending


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"Well I think we know that just within a day or so, the president of the United States will be taking a trip over to India that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day. He's taking 2,000 people with him. He'll be renting out over 870 rooms in India. And these are 5-star hotel rooms at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel. This is the kind of over-the-top spending."


Citing an unreliable article out of India, Bachmann made this claim and many others in a 2010 interview with Anderson Cooper of CNN just before President Barack Obama was set to travel to the country. In reality, these numbers, as well as allegations that 34 Navy warships would be accompanying the president, were rebutted as "wildly inflated" and "comical" according to the White House and a Pentagon spokesman. Though the numbers sounded good for Bachmann's push for a smaller government, they were highly exaggerated, including the fact that the hotel in question has only around 600 rooms, not the over 870 Bachmann quoted.