I’m a serious candidate for President of the United States and my facts are accurate.Michele Bachmann, offering a stern reply to Newt Gingrich’s claim that she was factually inaccurate in suggesting his positions as Speaker were soft on abortion opposition (or as she called it, infanticide). Her remark seemed to bristle with an edge that suggested it wasn’t exclusive to this moment; Bachmann has in the past been criticized/derided for making wildly false statements.
You can’t have a debate without saying 999 in a debate.Michele Bachmann • Bringing up the ghost of Herman Cain again, mentioning her new “Win Win Win” plan in the process. Does she think that’s going to bring her back in the polls again?
She’s been fighting and losing; I fought and won.Rick Santorum • Discussing Michele Bachmann’s consistency as a conservative, while claiming he was successful at getting policy enacted. He also fought and lost, if the 2006 Senate race is any indication.
This is President Obama’s plan of temporary gimmicks, not permanent solutions.Michele Bachmann • Discussing the payroll tax cuts during tonight’s debate. She claims to be completely the opposite of Obama on this issue.
» Questlove won’t be able to tweet about it, either: Not long after we heard about the infamous “Jimmy Fallon” incident, in which Michele Bachmann went on the stage to the not-flattering Fishbone ditty “Lying @$$ B!(&!,” we heard the band got punished over the incident, but the punishment wasn’t spelled out … until now. The Roots bandleader has previously expressed regret over the incident. It’s not all awful in Roots-world: The band just released a new album.
Congresswoman Bachmann is a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and is fully aware that we do not have an embassy in Iran and have not had one since 1980. She was agreeing with the actions taken by the British to secure their embassy personnel and was speaking in the hypothetical, that if she was President of the United States and if we had an embassy in Iran, she would have taken the same actions as the British.To clarify, all, Michele Bachmann’s staff denied the gaffe from Wednesday night. On Thursday. After the internet went into an uproar.
casstration asks: Michele Bachman post comment. She was agreeing with the actions taken by the British to secure their embassy personnel and was speaking in the hypothetical, that if she was President of the United States and if we had an embassy in Iran, she would have taken the same actions as the British. PLEASE get facts straight before trying to bash people. Google it and actually read this time.
» SFB says: She clarified the comments after the fact. Our post went up roughly around the time of the initial tweet. If anything, we simply need to post an update, considering that her staff denies the presented context of initial comment, as it was explained by a tweet by an NBC employee. Just because a comment is getting reblogged a day after we posted it doesn’t mean that the full picture was clear at that time. — Ernie @ SFB
personaldiscourse says: This is pretty hard for me to swallow. I obviously think it was disrespectful, and agree that this wouldn’t happen to the First Lady. BUT this doesn’t express the opinion of the ‘Hollywood elite’, just the band itself. What does she expect to happen? Does she expect the government to give them a slap on the wrist? Isn’t it her party who is strongly against the government stepping into industry? What higher power is she complaining to, who does she expect to punish this band?
» SFB says: Well, they are on NBC’s payroll, so they have a financial interest in keeping their jobs, right? That seems like the obvious choice to us. Your employers can certainly punish you too. — Ernie @ SFB