Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann's Over-the-Top Nonsense

During a radio interview in her home state of Minnesota over the weekend, Republican Representative Michele Bachmann [R-MN] called on all global warming deniers to report for duty “armed and dangerous,” ready to “fight back hard” in a “revolution” against President Obama’s cap and trade plan, warning that it “has the potential of changing the dynamic of freedom forever in the United States.

BACHMANN: And really now in Washington, I’m a foreign correspondent on enemy lines. And I try to let everyone back here in Minnesota know exactly the nefarious activities that are taking place in Washington. […]

I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us, having a revolution every now and then is a good thing, and the people — we the people — are going to have to fight back hard if we’re not going to lose our country. And I think this has the potential of changing the dynamic of freedom forever in the United States.

Bachman, displaying her membership card from The Flat Earth Society, claimed that humans aren’t responsible for global warming:

BACHMANN: And actually, we want this debate because the science is on our side on this one. And the science indicates that human activity is not the cause of all this global warming. And that in fact, nature is the cause, with solar flares, etc.

Representative Bachman, who when it comes to global warming denial might as well be James Inhofe in a skirt, has declared her leadership role in the GOP’s anti-science movement – hoping to be their new Sarah Palin, perhaps?

During a January 14, 2009 interview with right wing talk show host Glenn Beck, Bachmann identified herself as one of only a handful of members of Congress who are “keepers of the flame” of global warming denial. 

According to Bachman’s official House website, she will host forums on “Climate Change & Cap and Trade” at St. Cloud State University on April 9, featuring (oh-so-) special guest Chris Horner, Senior Fellow and chief denier at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  Bachman says she asked Horner to come do the forum after hearing him speak in Washington. 

People’s socks will be knocked off” by Horner, Bachman promised her radio audience this weekend. 

The sock industry better not count on a “Colbert Bump” from Horner to perform as well as he has for his Exxon funders in the past. 

Read more about Bachman’s interview at Think Progress.


This person provides unending humor in the Minnesota media.  She’s actually been an elected official since 2001.  Should one be frightened or amused?  I suppose we do need to be reminded daily that a significant part of the US electorate subscribes to her views–doesn’t “believe in” climate change, doesn’t believe in evolution, doesn’t believe in cause-effect relationships, but rather has a world view based on superstition.  Thanks, Michelle, for keeping us grounded.


These spokespeople are just what we need. Let the listener judge by the bimbos that stand and fall for this insidious bullshit.