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The Craziest Things Michele Bachmann Has Ever Said (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 03/25/11 10:25 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:40 PM ET

It looks like Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is getting ready to launch a 2012 Presidential campaign, which means one thing for us: more opportunities for Michele Bachmann to say ridiculous things. We've decided to commemorate her zaniness before she even picks a campaign slogan with the craziest things she's ever said. She's no Christine O'Donnell (boy, do we miss her!) but she's spouted her fair share of crazy over the years. See our favorites below and vote for your favorite!

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  • Enforced Homosexuality

    "<a href="http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Michele_Bachmann" target="_hplink">And what a bizarre time we're in,</a> when a judge will say to little children that you can't say the pledge of allegiance, but you must learn that homosexuality is normal and you should try it."

  • McCarthwhat?

    "I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/17/gop-rep-channels-mccarthy_n_135735.html" target="_hplink">pro-America or anti-America</a>?"

  • Literally Hundreds

    "There are <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Bachmann" target="_hplink">hundreds and hundreds of scientists</a>, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design."

  • Correlation ≠ Causation

    "I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter. And I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/28/michele-bachmann-links-sw_n_192493.html" target="_hplink">coincidence</a>."

  • Consequences Will Never Be The Same

    "<a href="http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Michele_Bachmann" target="_hplink">[Gay marriage]</a> is probably the biggest issue that will impact our state and our nation in the last, at least, thirty years. I am not understating that."

  • Queer Simba

    "Normalization [of gayness] through desensitization. Very effective way to do this with a bunch of second graders is take a picture of <a href="http://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/2011/03/conservatives_lgbt.html" target="_hplink">'The Lion King'</a> for instance, and a teacher might say, 'Do you know that the music for this movie was written by a gay man?' The message is: 'I'm better at what I do, because I'm gay.'"

  • Their Slaves May Beg To Differ

    "But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until <a href="http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/03/michele-bachmanns-historical-blunder.html" target="_hplink">slavery was no more</a> in the United States."

  • Think of the Children

    "It is a brand new, billion-dollar high speed train that is going to go from <a href="http://www.c-spanarchives.org/congress/?q=node/77531&id=8940510" target="_hplink">Disneyland up to Las Vegas</a>...Harry Reid, the Senator from Nevada, was behind this measure, and it makes us wonder, is he more interested in making sure kids start gambling at younger ages?"

  • Only the Finest Tikka Masala For Barack

    "The President of the United States will be taking a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/17/opinion/17friedman.html" target="_hplink">trip over to India</a> that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day."

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