Oh, how the Ames Straw Poll mighty have fallen. In the meantime, Mother Jones has recycled a piece from 2011 listing some of Minnesota GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann’s greatest hits, and I humbly submit a few more below. It’s also worth revisiting her Bad Lip Reading sound bite from the presidential campaign.
A floor speech in 2011:
“Obamacare, as we know, is the crown jewel of socialism.”
A 2008 Hardball interview:
“Remember, it was Michelle Obama who said she’s only recently proud of her country. And so these are very anti-American views.”
A 2006 debate against opponent Patty Wetterling:
“I don’t think that it has been established yet as a fact that global warming is the issue of the day . . . one thing that we need to do is look at the science.”
A 2005 Unity Works video:
“If we allow this to happen, group marriage, polygamy, and things much worse may not be far behind.”
And on a less flip note, Helen LaFave, Bachmann’s stepsister who is gay, had this to say about the outgoing congresswoman in 2006:
“I have not had any contact with her for a couple of years and she’s never discussed this with me and I wanted to remind her that she does have family members that this affects.”
Emma Roller is a writer for Slate.