Michele Bachmann goes beyond parody in new audio clip

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With material like this, why bother trying to make stuff up in the first place?
If you're a Republican and are wondering why we sometimes have difficultly taking your party seriously, consider that the following paragraphs consist of a real story written about a real elected official who just three years ago was one of the country's foremost GOPers.

Just days after we took liberal websites to task for being duped by fake Michele Bachmann quotes, the real Bachmann went ahead and said something that's just as crazy as anything a satire website could concoct.

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During an interview with the religious radio program Wallbuilders Live, Bachmann expressed concern that the Obama administration might dole out grants to hospitals so they can perform medical experiments on "illegal alien" children.

Now look -- we haven't been fans of everything Obama has done. Far from it. But fear-mongering about something as ridiculous as the possibility POTUS could fund medical experimentation on children who enter the country illegally is, well, ridiculous.

Then again, this is Michele Bachmann we're taking about. What else would you expect?

Here's the raw audio, followed by a transcript.



BACHMANN: A foster child is by definition a ward of the state. We have 400,000 foster children in this compan-- country. And now President Obama is trying to bring all these foreign nationals, the illegal aliens, to the country, and he has said that he will put them in the foster care system.

Well, I will tell you from personal experience, we don't have enough foster parents now in the country for the kids in America. We certainly don't have enough foster parents for all of the illegal aliens that the president is trying to bring in right now...

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 conduct medical research on somebody, and a ward of the state can't say no, a little kid can't say no if they are 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.
In related news, Bachmann has about five months left in office. But will the Republican who will likely follow her as Sixth District U.S. Representative be any better? The indications at this point aren't good. Then again, this is a democracy, so we suppose the fine people of exurban central Minnesota get what they vote for.

Send your story tips to the author, Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.





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Eric
Eric

Amy,


You are right, but you missed the part where she said Obama is going to pay hospitals to perform medical experiments. "...but if you have a hospital, and they are going to get millions of dollars in government grants if they conduct medical research on somebody..."

Amy Widmer
Amy Widmer

Does anybody disagree that we already have thousands of kids in Foster homes now and where will we put the immigrants?! That's all she said. And It's true! Research it.

Devon Majerus
Devon Majerus

If anyone ever wonders how she kept getting re-elected even after saying the stupidest and craziest things we've ever heard out of an elected official, it's because of people like this that actually believe her.

Dara Drager
Dara Drager

There is always a rep that someone dislikes. Get over it

Devon Majerus
Devon Majerus

Comparing Palin and Bachmann to Pelosi and Franken isn't even close. Franken has never done or said anything so bad I'd feel embarrassed to be part of the community he was elected from. Bachmann on the other hand has done so over and over again. I also find it hard to believe you aren't coming from a "crazy conspiracy theory" standpoint yourself when you talk about socialist indoctrination. The hypocrisy in your statement is just too strong. You tell us not to judge conservatives by their craziest members, but then go on saying crazy things!

Devon Majerus
Devon Majerus

Those of us who have had to put up with her being our representative care!

Steve Payne
Steve Payne

For every Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann on the Right, there's a Nancy Pelosi or Al Franken on the Left. Don't judge a party based on the narcissistic politicians that exist within their ranks, but rather by the core values that are represented by that party. If you don't understand the ideas that are presented by Conservatives, begin talking to them openly in an intelligent and civilized manner rather than relying on the largely false perceived notions that permeate the media and in publications such as The City Pages. You'll likely find a completely new side to the story that really isn't so crazy and is actually based on principles of our Constitution and protecting us as individuals rather than being indoctrinated into the 'Progressive' socialist movement; a movement which, by the way, will always be declaring us as racist, xenophobic homophobes because as long as we stay divided as a country, they'll have a platform from which to preach and stay in power. Pay attention people. Think for yourselves and start asking questions. Don't let yourselves get played.

Amy Widmer
Amy Widmer

She's Exactly right on this one!

Janet Snyder
Janet Snyder

I thought you said you were leaving Minnesota, Michele. Go away....far away. You could join Jessie in Mexico.

Otto Ollendorf
Otto Ollendorf

No different from amy,tim and keith. complete braindead fucktard. she should be a democrat with intelligence like that.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

Our little Michelle has raise many many foster children, I wonder what it was that they couldn't say no to in the Bachmann household?

Mark Dillon
Mark Dillon

You couldn't make this up, it is way to incredible!

Eddie Phillips
Eddie Phillips

If she makes it to President maybe she'll hire Aaron Rupar as press secretary.

Andrea Derosier
Andrea Derosier

Coo-coo for Coco Puffs, she is just so embarrassing!!!

Joe Petrie
Joe Petrie

No she doesn't she hates whoever makes her the most popular. She is high school drama queen plus 30something.

t081281
t081281

Oh, citypages, once again focusing on GOP lunatics like a good liberal rag.  You must really like Michele B.  since you constantly write about her.  Why don't you guys just grow up and just tell her?  Or you could go another direction and focus on real candidates and politicians who could actually make a difference, like Dave Thomas in the 4th CD.


Votedavethomas.com

Monica Bertrand
Monica Bertrand

Ron Paul was (and continues to be) right. Michele was (and continues to, uh, sound) coo-coo-ka-choo.

Noel Barrick
Noel Barrick

Man, How can you not like Ron Paul? He just tells it like it is! Well, aside from partisan hacks, because they just hate everyone with an 'R' behind their name. And aside from the blowhards at Fox news and their ilk, because they just don't like him. Wow, look at that die-hard democrats, you have more in common with Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh than you think! :P Just kidding, you have more in common with Ron Paul, but some of you choose to write him off without hearing what he has to say. :D

deanhinnen
deanhinnen

Hey Aaron, at this point any Republican would be better than any Democrat. After the NSA spying scandal, the Ukraine crisis, the crisis on our southern border, and any number of other major problems that really go unresolved, 57% of American voters agree that Barack Obama cannot effectively govern this country. Obama is incompetent. That's a CNN poll, not Fox News. Do you want to elect a Democrat to Congress who will rubber stamp everything that the incompetent Obama does or doesn't do? Or do you want to elect a Republican who is going to undo the damage that Obama is doing?


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/28/president-obamas-competence-problem-is-worse-than-it-looks/



Darcy Lynn
Darcy Lynn

Can something terrible please happen to her already, what an embarrassment to be attached to her via our state.

KeithGunderson
KeithGunderson

does she believe the stuff she says, or it just pandering to her looney base?

Christian Jensen
Christian Jensen

As a Minnesotan I'm ashamed to live in the same state as the nincompoops that vote for her. Never forget she's actually from Iowa! ;-)

jruha
jruha

Because she loves the little children so much that she denies the poorest of them food, shelter, healthcare, and other means of survival? Seems like she's the one killing them with her misguided Darwinian social experiment.

Jason Grinnell
Jason Grinnell

The world is already burning. Don't you watch the news.

Dan Hogan
Dan Hogan

She is an elected official who is held by some in high esteem... However, she is anti progressive and will stop at nothing to ruin what we've built for those who are not white Christians, so I would say CP is correct in bringing to our attention what's she's saying... I hope Woodbury votes smarter next election.

Angie Foster
Angie Foster

This poor girl needs to become a ward of the state. Crazy stupid Michelle. .. your so pathetically cute in a retarded monkey sort of a way.

Todd Schwen
Todd Schwen

Just make this brain dead zombie go away, far far away. auugh now I have to vomit....

truckmeyer
truckmeyer

Mickey Cupcakes is a fine piece of tail. Just turn the volume down and watch that pretty mouth.

Jason Koffman
Jason Koffman

I have "difficultly" taking the CP seriously.

Jesse Etzler
Jesse Etzler

If she becomes president the world will burn

Dara Drager
Dara Drager

We get it city pages...you dislike her. Who cares what she says.

Shayne O'Neil
Shayne O'Neil

Aww city pages, you love her cuz you always talk about her ;)

Salem Mahmoud
Salem Mahmoud

I care. This woman is making laws! She has been for years! It's news because she says things so crazy that when something that is false is released it's believable because she's said so many crazy things!

Jeff Skinner
Jeff Skinner

Stephen Hawking has worn out 2 pairs of shoes since Bachmann's last intelligent thought.

dmajerus
dmajerus

Comparing Palin and Bachmann to Pelosi and Franken isn't even close. Franken has never done or said anything so bad I'd feel embarrassed to be part of the community he was elected from. Bachmann on the other hand has done so over and over again. I also find it hard to believe you aren't coming from a "crazy conspiracy theory" standpoint yourself when you talk about socialist indoctrination. The hypocrisy in your statement is just too strong. You tell us not to judge conservatives by their craziest members, but then go on saying crazy things!

musikfanat22
musikfanat22

if you agree with what she just said, you're as nuts as she is...

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@t081281 No Republifuck can make a positive difference. Only a self-absorbed asshole could vote for one. 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Ron Paul made millions of dollars selling racist newsletters in the 1980s.  Ron Paul recently blamed the USA for shooting down that airliner in the Ukraine.   He has no credibility because he's a con man nut job.  No true American likes a Putin loving schill like Ron Paul.  

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@deanhinnen  Barack Obama is more popular than every Republican in the USA.   Barack Obama has never lost an election to a Republican.   If Barack Obama could run for a third term he would crush any stupid bigot clown you put up against him.   Barack Obama hasn't been perfect but he's been a great President.   Fox News airheads like you have no credibility.  You dumb assholes elected George W. Bush twice.   Your credibility is ruined.  It's not going to improve when you keep electing people like Michele Bachmann.    

dmajerus
dmajerus

I lived in her district for a few years, and sadly a large part of that area is as crazy and backwards as she is.

dmajerus
dmajerus

Those of us unlucky enough to live in her district care! 

deanhinnen
deanhinnen

@MicheleBachmann @deanhinnen Any Republican is better than any Democrat at this point. At least Republicans get it right part of the time. Democrats put a rubber stamp on everything Barack Obama does and it's always wrong. Given a choice between "right sometimes" and "always wrong," you'll take "always wrong." Watch what happens to your party this November. Look at the "likely voter" polls. From your perspective they've got to look like a firing squad.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/30/the-2014-election-polls-are-about-to-look-better-for-republicans-heres-why/


And by the way, if the presidential election was this year, the Republicans could dig up the corpse of Spiro Agnew and it would be a close race. Any Republican with a pulse and eight years of service as a governor or senator could beat Obama like a drum right now.

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