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The Most Controversial Michele Bachmann Quotes

Updated June 14, 2019 345 votes 50 voters 49.1k views13 items

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 Carbon Dioxide

    Michele Bachmann on Carbon Dio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Controversial Michele Bachmann Quotes
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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

    Michele Bachmann on the Census is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Controversial Michele Bachmann Quotes
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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 Lexington and Concord

    Michele Bachmann on Lexington  is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Controversial Michele Bachmann Quotes
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    "What I love about New Hampshire and what we have in common is our extreme love of liberty...You're the state where the shot heard round the world in Lexington and Concord."

    This misinformed Michele Bachmann quote came in March 2011 during her speech to the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire. In reality, the Battles of Lexington and Concord took place in the state of Massachusetts, not New Hampshire.
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    Michele Bachmann on Patriotism

    Michele Bachmann on Patriotism is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Controversial Michele Bachmann Quotes
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    "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 are pro-America or anti-America... I think the people that Barack Obama has been associating with are anti-American, by and large... Absolutely, I'm very concerned that (Barack Obama) may have anti-American views... I never questioned Barack Obama’s patriotism."

    Making a splash talking on "Hardball with Chris Matthews" in 2008, Michele Bachmann gave us a handful of quotes suggesting that President Barack Obama is either anti-American or is being controlled by those with anti-American agendas. When pressed further about this conspiracy theory, Bachmann was oblivious to how her comments came off, rejecting any concept that she was questioning the patriotism of President Obama. Apparently perception (or delusion) can be a tricky thing.
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