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I’m Not Saying Michele Bachmann is a Baby-Killing Nazi, But I Am Saying Hitler Was

Posted by Eric on June 28, 2009

Michele Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann

From TPM, Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann continues her anti-Census tirade:

“Take this into consideration. If we look at American history, between 1942 and 1947, the data that was collected by the Census Bureau was handed over to the FBI and other organizations at the request of President Roosevelt, and that’s how the Japanese were rounded up and put into the internment camps,” said Bachmann. “I’m not saying that that’s what the Administration is planning to do, but I am saying that private personal information that was given to the Census Bureau in the 1940s was used against Americans to round them up, in a violation of their constitutional rights, and put the Japanese in internment camps.”

Great use of the “I’m not saying” almost analogy. And to be clear, Michele Bachmann did not say that Barack Obama is going to round up Japanese people and put them in camps. Just like I am not saying that Michele Bachmann is a certifiably crazy gasoline-sniffing nutjob with an IQ in the range of Minnesota’s winter temperatures. However, I will break my silence on Bachmann to say that if she isn’t the worst member of congress she’s close.

One Response to “I’m Not Saying Michele Bachmann is a Baby-Killing Nazi, But I Am Saying Hitler Was”

  1. Packherd said

    Considering Congresswoman Bachmann’s sincere concern for the misuse of census data, I’m surprised she has not yet co-sponsored a bill which her colleague, Xavier Becerra, has introduced two years in a row now to investigate just those abuses she cites.

    HR 42

    The bill, btw, has never been brought up for a vote in the House. I’m sure the Congresswoman’s clout with her Party’s leadership could get it over the hump!

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