What Fresh Hell Is This?

April 28, 2009

Don't Know Much 'Bout History

Representative Michele Bachman said:
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.
Uh...not so much. From the Minneapolis/St. Paul City Pages:
A quick look at the swine flu scare in the 1970s brings up some interesting facts Bachmann seems to have missed that discredits even this "interesting coincidence". The first cases that spurred the swine flu vaccinations actually happened in 1976 under Republican President Gerald Ford when some Fort Dix soldiers became ill. Carter continued the vaccinations when he took office.
(h/t to Talking Points Memo)


Clyde Wynant said...

What is it with this woman? Is she trying to out-stupid Sarah Palin?

It's amazing just how much people will say based on little or no information. Should there be an IQ "litmus test" for legislators? You make the call....

Sherry said...

she knows that most of the people that listen to her want to believe these things and are too lazy or stupid to take the few minutes it takes to check facts on a computer.

the same can be said of limbaugh or beck or the other liars.