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Bachmann Applauds Her Own Perfection

Michele Bachmann did an hour long interview with Marvin Olasky on the campus of Patrick Henry College and said lots of predictably crazy and ignorant things, but perhaps the single most amusing thing she said was that she was very proud of having not gotten anything wrong at all during the presidential debates:

If you are a conservative you can never get anything wrong. I was very proud of the fact that I didn’t get anything wrong that I said during the course of the debates. I didn’t get anything wrong and that’s a huge arena.

Wow. Seriously, that is about as deluded as one can possibly be without thinking that they’re Jesus or Abraham Lincoln. Remember, this is the person who said, immediately after one debate, that vaccinations caused mental retardation. And who claimed that 59,000 people came into the United States in 2011 from Yemen and Syria (in fact, that was the total for all countries other than Mexico).

And who claimed that in China “if you want to build a building, you just build it, you don’t go through all the permitting process that we do here.” In fact, China is ranked by the World Bank as one of the most difficult countries in which to get a construction permit.

And who cited a study about abortion from Focus on the Family that does not exist (the organization had to put out a statement saying that they did not have any such studies and, in fact, did not do such studies at all).

We’ll add the claim of having never been wrong to the long list of things she has been wrong about.

Comments

  1. Reginald Selkirk says

    If you are a conservative you can never admit to getting anything wrong.

    FIFY.

  2. says

    Bachmann gets everything wrong, so it makes sense she’d be wrong about never being wrong. Trying to find truth in anything she says is like trying to decipher a sentence like “This statement is a lie.”

    Even one of her former supporters said she “sometimes has trouble with her facts,” which is like saying Kieth Richards experimented with drugs.

  3. says

    What happens when two people who self-identify as conservatives disagree about something? One of them has to be wrong (at least in the case where the point of disagreement is genuinely dichotomous).

    (I know, I know, that’s when they start saying that one or the other isn’t a true conservative…)

  4. davefitz says

    If she did everything right, gave all the right answers, etc, then why isn’t she President right now? Either she was wrong or people don’t like her ideas. One or the other, no?

  5. Reginald Selkirk says

    “Paging doctors Dunning and Kruger. Doctors Dunning and Kruger to the emergency room, stat!”

  6. Mr Ed says

    Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
    when you’re crazy in every way.
    I can’t wait to look in the mirror
    cause I get more deluded each day…

    #5 Composer99: Real Conservative agree on every thing

  7. Shawn Smith says

    I was very proud of the fact that I didn’t get anything wrong that I said during the course of the debates.

    #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement

  8. baal says

    She could have showed some grace and humor by making a small admission. For example, she could have admitted the John Wayne gaff and how embarrassed she was at getting the wrong one.

  9. says

    Missy, you’ve come a long way. baby. Twenty years ago all that the deciders in the RNC could have focused on is that you have an ass. Now you just are one.

  10. shouldbeworking says

    If you are a conservative you can never get anything wrong. I was very proud of the fact that I didn’t get anything wrong that I said during the course of the debates. I didn’t get anything wrong and that’s a huge arena.

    That’s true because your fans are too narrow minded or gullible to know any better.

  11. Ichthyic says

    that site linked in the OP made note of the fact that Bachman was the only representative from Minnesota to vote against the Violence against Women act.

    the only one.

  12. Nibi says

    composer99

    What happens when two people who self-identify as conservatives disagree about something? One of them has to be wrong (at least in the case where the point of disagreement is genuinely dichotomous).

    Apparently you are unfamiliar with the multiverse theory of conservative reality. At any point of disagreement, a new conservaverse spawns to accommodate the alternate reality. One can move effortlessly between conservaverses as circumstances demand.

  13. cactuswren says

    I had to Google for information about her citing of the Focus on the Family “study”.

    Possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever read was FotF’s own press release “clarifying” Bachmann’s numbers. They had to walk a fine line, trying to sound supportive of a pro-lie candidate while at the same time acknowledging that there was not a word of truth to what she said.

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