Burning stupid from Michelle Bachmann

No one brings home the stupid the way Michelle Bachmann does:

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 coincidence.

In just the same way that Kim Evans apparently doesn’t know that there was no such thing as a flu vaccine during the 1918 pandemic, Michelle Bachman apparently doesn’t know that the swine flu scare of 1976 occurred when Gerald Ford was President. In case Bachmann doesn’t remember, Gerald Ford was a Republican. True, he was far too moderate politically ever to fit into today’s Republican Party, but he was a Republican. Heck, he was even a mainstream Republican.

What is it about the swine flu scare that brings out the loony conspiracy-mongering in people? And don’t even get me started on an e-mail by a certain well-known pediatrician to the stars’ children and apologist for the anti-vaccine movement that’s been circulated. If I choose to discuss it, the full e-mail (a brief version of which has appeared–where else?–in the Huffington Post) would “deserve” an entire post of its own.