Michele Bachmann Claims Solyndra “Makes Watergate Look like Child’s Play”

Bringing the GOP’s Solyndra spin out completely of control, Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann explained on Fox News today that the Solyndra debacle “makes Watergate look like child’s play.”

Really? Yes, really. Bachmann actually went there.

Perhaps it’s not surprising, coming from a candidate who believes that the Lion King movie is gay propaganda and who says carbon dioxide is harmless. (Time to update the 10 craziest things Michele Bachmann has ever said.)

Bachmann was also on Fox News last night, calling the Solyndra loan guarantee “criminal.” So far, the GOP investigation has found absolutely no criminal activity surrounding the approval of the loan guarantee to the now-bankrupt solar manufacturer. Of course, no one should make any assumptions about what did or didn’t happen before the investigation is through.

But Watergate?  How soon they forget.

18 Responses to Michele Bachmann Claims Solyndra “Makes Watergate Look like Child’s Play”

  1. SMackonTrack says:

    She doesn’t even deserve a comment

  2. Joan Savage says:

    Without her gaffes to play off, what’s left of GOP hopefuls looks pretty tired, a cast without a comedienne.

  3. catch22 says:

    Obligatory Goebbels quote:

    “Make the lie big and repeat it enough, and eventually they will believe it. ”

    Though to be fair, this would probably be in the manual of most modern propagandists.

  4. denim says:

    UPI story in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Jul 19, 1973
    “The evidence thus far indicates, tends to show that men upon whom fortune has smiled beneficently and who possessed great financial power and great governmental power undertook to nullify the laws of man and the laws of God for the purpose of gaining what history will call a very temporary political advantage,” Ervin said. [that would be Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina, at the Watergate hearings]. The fine Senator went on to quote Paul in Galatians 6: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” He had to gavel down the applause….,1429366&dq=ervin+great-financial-power&hl=en

  5. John Tucker says:

    Perhaps she was talking about the spelling and pronunciation.

  6. Sasparilla says:

    Oh John, that was classic.

  7. prokaryotes says:

    Must resist to hit the play button, do not want to screw up the breakfast :D

  8. prokaryotes says:

    Maybe the best answer is this

    Splendor of Winter

  9. Mulga Mumblebrain says:

    Actually it was Herr Schickelgruber himself who said that the Big Lie was best, because ordinary folk were pretty honest and would not believe that anyone would have the audacity to concoct such a monstrous untruth. Although, with Frau Bachmann, I fear that she is not consciously lying, but actually believes this baloney.

  10. Mulga Mumblebrain says:

    Don’t panic Leif-it’s only pretend money. Of course, they’ll be coming for the children soon, as ‘collateral’ for the mob’s obligation to repay this loot. I see that the Masters are re-introducing indentured servitude for the unemployed in the UK, as well. All’s for the best, on the best little planet that money can buy.

  11. Thanks Joe, maybe it’s time we ask campaigns to declare their carbon footprint.

  12. Artful Dodger says:

    The back bumper sticker reads “Koch Industries Staff Car”.

  13. Mike Roddy says:

    Great cartoon, Artful, all it needs is Gingrich, the front runner.

    It would be nice if the moderator asked Newt this question during the presidential debates: “Is it true that you brought your dying wife divorce papers to sign from her hospital bed while you were involved with another woman?”

  14. Leif says:

    I fully agree MM but the interest is payed with the blood,sweat and tears of the 99%. i.e. indentured servitude and all the rest.

    I say we just take all that play money owed to the rich and use it to build a green awakening economy for all. At which point we can reboot with the best available social concepts so all can flourish.

  15. Lionel A says:

    Aye Mike, I figure he learned that trick from the Fred Singer v Roger Revelle malarkey.