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Michele Bachmann makes bold play for black vote, claims she's better for blacks than Obama

The title of Michele Bachmann's new autobiography took many observers by surprise.
The title of Michele Bachmann's new autobiography took many observers by surprise.

This may be the craziest thing Michele Bachmann has said yet.

At the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans over the weekend, Bachmann tried to make in-roads into Barack Obama's most reliable voter base by claiming that the first black president has been a bad president for black Americans.

The Congresswoman from lily white Stillwater actually claims she'd be a better president for African Americans than an actual African American.

No, this isn't The Onion. It's real. And she's the No.2 most popular GOP candidate for President.

Here's the quote:

"The status quo certainly isn't working for the black community with 16% unemployment, or the hispanic community with nearly 12% unemployment. It's even worse for the youth ...

This president has failed the Hispanic community. He has failed the African-American community. He has failed us all when it comes to jobs.

As president of the United States my goal will be job creation in the Hispanic community, job creation in the African-American community, job creation for all Americans and turning this economy around, and we will!

Keep in mind, this is the woman who busted out Ebonics to greet Michael Steele with the unforgettable catch phrase: "You be da man!"

Michele Bachmann also said slavery was voluntary immigration by brave souls seeking a better life.

Tell that to Kunta Kinte.

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Michele Bachmann makes a bid for street cred in her Randy Moss jersey (Hat-Tip: commenter Mark Gisleson.)
Michele Bachmann makes a bid for street cred in her Randy Moss jersey (Hat-Tip: commenter Mark Gisleson.)


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