Who is Rep. Michele Bachmann, writer asks

Her stance on earmarks is well known, but from a Freedom of Information Act request shows on at least 16 separate occasions, Rep. Michele Bachmann petitioned the federal government for direct financial help or aid. A large chunk of those requests were for funds from the stimulus program, which Bachmann once labeled “fantasy economics.”

While drumming up support to start a war against Iran, Rep. Bachmann claimed that the Iranian president said his country would use their atomic bomb to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth and that he will use it against America. Iran’s president couldn’t have said that, because he denied pursuing nuclear weapons in the first place.

In 2011 she claimed that the founding fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery (49 percent of the founding fathers were slave owners) and that John Quincy Adams was one of our founding fathers. He was 8 years old at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. She reported that the American Revolution started in New Hampshire. It started in Massachusetts at Lexington. Lastly, she went on and told us that Paul Revere went on his historic ride to warn the British! This, folks, is elementary school history.

Huffington Post revealed that during the late 1990s through early 2000s, Ms. Bachmann went by the name Dr. Michele Bachmann, even though she had never obtained nor sought the degree needed to have this title.

Rep. Bachmann called for a new McCarthyism when in October 2008 said, “I wish the American media would take a good look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America?”

Ms. Bachmann stated, “How can CO2 be harmful? Carbon dioxide, Mister Speaker, is a natural byproduct of nature. Carbon dioxide is natural. It occurs on Earth. It is a part of the regular life cycle of Earth.”

Michele Bachmann is responsible for what she says and is judged by those words. Once she makes up her mind, facts just get in the way. A fool never sees truth. — Jon Anderson, Zimmerman