Bachmann’s Shiny New Conspiracy Theory


Michele Bachmann seems to accept any conspiracy theory and whacky claim that comes her way (like repeating the absurd idea that vaccinations cause retardation). Her latest one, though, is particularly deranged. She actually says that Obama is allowing those child refugees to come here to perform medical experiments on them.

Appearing on “WallBuilders Live” today to promote her law, Bachmann tied the issue to the debate surrounding the treatment of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border, claiming that President Obama and the medical community want to bring tens of thousands of children from Central America into the United States so that they can be turned over to state governments and then used for medical experiments.

“Now President Obama is trying to bring all of those foreign nationals, those illegal aliens to the country and he has said that he will put them in the foster care system,” Bachmann said. “That’s more kids that you can see how – we can’t imagine doing this, but if you have a hospital and they are going to get millions of dollars in government grants if they can conduct medical research on somebody, and a Ward of the state can’t say ‘no,’ a little kid can’t say ‘no’ if they’re a Ward of the state; so here you could have this institution getting millions of dollars from our government to do medical experimentation and a kid can’t even say ‘no.’ It’s sick”.

And you know who else performed medical experiments on people, don’t you?

Comments

  1. raven says

    I tried to figure out how Michele Bachmann came up with this one.

    1. The best answer was fruitbat crazy with a brain full of malevolent clowns.

    2. I’m still looking for an explanation. It might take a while. No one else really gets it either.

    and a Ward of the state can’t say ‘no,’ a little kid can’t say ‘no’ if they’re a Ward of the state; …

    3. AFAICT, Bachmann has confused medical treatment with medical experimentation. A child who is a ward of the state can’t say “no” to medical treatment. Neither can a child in a two person, married biological parent household.

    In fact, under our laws, parents are required to provide food, shelter, education, and medical care for their children. And children can’t say “no” to any of that.

  2. says

    Michele Bachmann…

    Conservatism is, at it’s heart, an intellectual movement.

     

    She actually says that Obama is allowing those child refugees to come here to perform medical experiments on them.

    Why do you think Pelosi did that evil laugh after saying “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”?

     

    And you know who else performed medical experiments on people, don’t you?

    Is Obama trying to make an unstoppable monster voter (“Rrrr…free stuff.”)? Other than that, I hardly see what Dr Frankenstein has to do with this.

  3. tuibguy says

    I have a conservative friend who saw this yesterday on a tea-party site and he was digusted that these sorts of people call themselves conservative. He thinks that Obama has been a bad enough president without having to make up these conspiracies.

  4. raven says

    2. I’m still looking for an explanation. It might take a while. No one else really gets it either.

    I gave up. It started to hurt my brain trying to follow her twisted nonlogic.

    AFAICT, Bachmann took a few unrelated factual dots and arbitrarily drew lines between them.

    The Justina Pelletier child medical care case. Children. Wards of the state. Pediatric clinical trials. Hitler. Concentration camps in Germany for Jews. Draw your own lines.

    Using her method, you can prove anything.

  5. lordshipmayhem says

    And you know who else performed medical experiments on people, don’t you?

    Names that come to mind: Banting and Best. Jonas Salk.

  6. Pierce R. Butler says

    … so that they can be turned over to state governments …

    But I thought Bachmann SUPPORTED states’ rights!

    raven @ # 1: … parents are required to provide food… And children can’t say “no” to any of that.

    Actually, they can – I’ve seen it happen (and sympathized, regarding the boiled carrots).

  7. abb3w says

    @1, raven

    I tried to figure out how Michele Bachmann came up with this one.

    Medical experimentation is bad; immigration is bad. Therefore, by transitivity of “is”, immigration is medical experimentation.

  8. raven says

    Bachmann makes medical experiments sound like a bad thing. They can be.

    But what she calls experiments, we generally called clinical trials. These are designed to advance the practice of medicine, and frequently the subject is diseases that are undertreatable and/or untreatable.

    Trends, Charts, and Maps – ClinicalTrials.gov
    https:// clinicaltrials .gov/ct2/resources/trends

    ClinicalTrials.gov currently lists 172,178 studies with locations in all 50 states and in 187 countries. ClinicalTrials.gov receives more than 98 million page views per month and 64,000 unique visitors

    Clinical trials .gov lists 172,178 clinical trials, an underestimate.

    Desperate patients or their parents in the case of sick children very often do whatever they can to get into these trials. These patients are often very sick and/or dying and this is their last chance.

  9. says

    raven “AFAICT, Bachmann took a few unrelated factual dots and arbitrarily drew lines between them.”
    It’s hardly arbitrary. When they connect the dots about the Other, they always form “BAD!”. Always. Almost as though they start from the intended conclusion and work their way back.

  10. says

    raven “Desperate patients or their parents in the case of sick children very often do whatever they can to get into these trials. These patients are often very sick and/or dying and this is their last chance.”
    Wake up, people!
    Obama’s going to bump American children out of the line and put illegals in their place. So, not only is Obama going to experiment on foreign kids, harming them greatly, he is simultaneously curing those same foreign kids. And, no matter what he does, even if he does the opposite or does nothing at all, he’s killing American children. Oh, won’t you think about the children?!!!

  11. Doubting Thomas says

    Raven said: “It started to hurt my brain trying to follow her twisted nonlogic.”
    Don’t you get it? That’s how they will beat us. They will turn our brains to mush trying to understand them. See it’s working.

  12. Phillip IV says

    What I find particularly amusing is that Bachmann no longer even bothers to ascribe any particular motive to Obama. Why is he so bent on having those experiments conducted? No explanation – he has the means, he knows it is the wrong thing to do, so, naturally, he’s going to do it. Just for the EVULZ!!! And she knows perfectly that that’s all the explanation her intended audience is ever going to ask for.

  13. lorn says

    I feel sure I know how she came to this misunderstanding, wingnut conservatism and medical woo come from the same relative philosophical mindset; stories of virtues corrupted and birthrights lost.

    Wingnut conservatism is all about worshiping the perfection of an imagined past where near-saints wrote the perfect constitution and everything was sunshine and light until the pinko-commie-American hating liberals showed up and it all went to crap. And how if we just return to the old ways we will experience the former prosperity.

    Medical woo has a similar story of how previous generations lived in harmony with nature and we allowed our bodies to heal themselves. and in the few cases where that didn’t work nature provides cures for all that ails us. That is until the reductionist and allopathic corporate medicine machine, driven for profits, got involved and screwed everything up. That if we just go back to the way things were everything would be healthier and happier working with nature.

    Both are rooted in deluded misrepresentations of history, things were never that good back then and things are not worse now. It is entirely natural that they would drift toward each other.

  14. grumpyoldfart says

    The Democrats won’t keep on winning forever. One day somebody like Bachmann will be the US President.

  15. Sastra says

    Philip IV #16 wrote:

    What I find particularly amusing is that Bachmann no longer even bothers to ascribe any particular motive to Obama. Why is he so bent on having those experiments conducted?

    I have friends who believe in other similar seemingly pointless conspiracy theories. The go-to all purpose motivation seems to be “power.” Or “control.”

    “Money” is popular, too — even when it’s bizarre or counter-intuitive to work it in (as in “Pharmaceutical companies are suppressing all cures for cancer so they can get rich!!!”)

  16. Ichthyic says

    One day somebody like Bachmann will be the US President.

    So…. W wasn’t horribly demented enough to qualify?

  17. Akira MacKenzie says

    Philip IV # 16

    You have to remember that these are the same people who think that feminists have abortions just for kicks and that homosexuals are just a popper and a pride parade away from raping your children. They don’t need anything rational so long as it fits the narrative that “liberals” are utterly depraved while they are paragons of virtue for being not-“liberal.”

  18. iangould says

    Bachmann, people may recall, once claimed the Gardasil HPV vaccine causes mental retardation.

    Besides the general crazy, she probably has a specific reason to resent the medical establishment. After all. they reject the anti-gay therapy that her husband has devoted so much of his life too.

  19. chilidog99 says

    Oh, come on people. You are missing the obvious!

    It’s all about vaccinations.

    I predict she will go full Anti-vaxer in a year.

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