Bachmann: 'Interesting coincidence' that Dems in power during swine flu outbreak
Rep. Michele Bachmann came up with another doozy during her interview Monday with Pajamas TV. Does anyone think it's "interesting" that the last time we saw swine flu was during another Democratic president? Probably not because the last time we saw a swine flu outbreak was under a Republican president. Another fact check fail by Bachmann.
Here's the quote (at 12 min in): "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."
Then why did you bring it up? 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.
Check out the video of Bachmann's interview here for other money quotes including her repetition of the false "CO2 makes up 3 percent of the atmosphere" fact and her comparison of cap and trade to an Al Capone mobster scheme. Bachmann could probably write one hell of an updated "1984" novel based on all of her predictions.
Feel free to fact check the rest of the video and let us know what you pull out.
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