Bachmann Lies and Exaggerates to Sow Fear. Film at 11.

Michele Bachmann went on a right wing radio show, told lies and presented full-blown conspiracy theories with no evidence at all to support them. In other words, it was a day ending in Y. This time it was Jan Markell’s radio show, which is all about the “end times,” and the subject was ISIS.

After arguing that ISIS members are entering the country as they illegally cross the southern border and “march through our United States airports,” Bachmann made the false claim that “President Obama released Baghdadi,” referring to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. In fact, he was released during the Bush administration.

“I don’t want to see the car bombings and all of the havoc and chaos coming to the United States that we see in Baghdad,” she said. “Since we have the Islamic State come into the United States, we’ll see a wave of car bombings and bombings that occur here in the United States that would begin the process of destabilization to bring them to the point of defeating us here in the United States.”

There isn’t a shred of evidence that ISIS is coming into the U.S., of course, but evidence is never needed when positing a right-wing conspiracy theory. If they can imagine it to be true, it must actually be true (like their religious beliefs, not coincidentally).

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  • busterggi

    What better disguise for ISIS terrorists than Mexican Catholics who only speak Spanish!

  • raven

    She doesn’t have to worry about being reelected since she isn’t running for office again. So she can say whatever she wants no matter how silly or false it is.

    The GOP threw her under a bus. She cost too much to get reelected and embarassed them by continually saying weird stuff that wasn’t even remotely true.

  • D. C. Sessions

    She cost too much to get reelected and embarassed them by continually saying weird stuff that wasn’t even remotely true.

    I seriously doubt that that last part was a problem for them.

  • raven

    After arguing that ISIS members are entering the country as they illegally cross the southern border and “march through our United States airports,” …

    1. The evidence for this is what? There isn’t the slightest bit of evidence.

    2. It might happen though. Reports are that something like 12 to 100 American citizens have gone to fight with ISIS. Rather dumb IMO, since many of them will end up dead.

    NYTimes. com Sept 16, 22014:

    Estimates of how many Americans are currently fighting in Syria have varied wildly, from as few as a dozen last July to as many as hundreds. (On Aug. 20, The New York Times reported that the number was somewhere between 70 and 100.)

    3. Some of the ones that aren’t killed are likely to come back. What they will do here is unknown but I certainly wouldn’t trust them.

  • John Pieret

    raven @ 2:

    She doesn’t have to worry about being reelected since she isn’t running for office again. So she can say whatever she wants no matter how silly or false it is.

    Saying insane things never bother her before and never kept her from getting elected.

  • Doc Bill

    If an ISIS pickup truck came into my neighborhood they wouldn’t get half a block. There must be five guns and 1000 rounds of ammo in every house I could drive by for miles. They would be outnumbered 100 to 1.

    That Bachmann can crow Chicken Little and nobody just laugh her out of the studio, AND on right-wing radio, home to the NRA gun nuts of whom I speak, is simply astounding.

  • raven

    Saying insane things never bother her before and never kept her from getting elected.

    To be sure. This latest bunch of gibberish seems extreme even for her.

    It could be that since she isn’t running for reelection again, the GOP is no longer paying her minders to keep her from saying whatever comes up from the depths of her foggy mind.

  • raven

    “Since we have the Islamic State come into the United States, we’ll see a wave of car bombings and bombings that occur here in the United States that would begin the process of destabilization to bring them to the point of defeating us here in the United States.”

    1. This doesn’t make any sense at all.

    The USA has 319 million people and half a continent. A few bombings and/or car bombings by a few terrorists isn’t going to defeat us. All it is going to do is tick us off and with the largest military on the planet by a long ways, that never works out well for the terrorists.

    Michele Bachmann doesn’t seem to be able to count at all.

    2. We saw this with 9/11 and the World Trade Center attacks. 3,000 dead and some skyscrapers destroyed. We are still here but a lot of Al Qeada terrorists aren’t and the Afghani Taliban went from ruling Afghanistan to hiding in their boondocks.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    In fact, he was released during the Bush administration.

    Yet another indicator of Obama’s Power.

  • D. C. Sessions

    The evidence for this is what? There isn’t the slightest bit of evidence.

    That PROVES it’s true!

  • tsig

    Bush only did it to distract from Benghazi.

  • lorn

    It wasn’t like it wasn’t on a slide when she hammered a stake into it but the one thing Palin has efficiently and decisively accomplished was to kill what credibility McCain had left. Selecting Palin for a running mate, and letting her lose on the national political scene is the sin that McCain can never deny or excuse and it has effectively eliminated any run for or holding any major office beyond the one he occupies now. Palin is his albatross and she will remain strung around his neck forever as a rotting and stinking reminder of the crime he can never live down.

  • raven

    we’ll see a wave of car bombings and bombings that occur here in the United States that would begin the process of destabilization to bring them to the point of defeating us here in the United States.”

    It’s been most of a day and this still doesn’t make any sense. It’s WTH???

    1. Our ancestors faced down the British Empire (twice), the Spanish Empire (what little was left) and won.

    2. My parent’s generation faced down the Germans (twice) and the Japanese in WWI and WWII. These were large wars.

    3. My generation faced down the commies and grew up in the shadow of nuclear war. I still remember the duck and cover drills and fallout shelters. (We also faced down the North Koreans and Vietnamese.) For some values of “faced down”. At any rate they aren’t here. Not to mention the Panamanians and Grenadians.

    And Michele Bachmann is afraid a few ISIS bombers and/or car bombers are going to…”defeat us”. Since when did the USA become so old, decrepit, and weak that a few militia terrorists who aren’t even on the same continent could do that?

    She can hide under the bed from ISIS bombers. And I’ll hide under my couch from people as mentally fogged up and frightened as…her.