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Michele Bachmann Says She’s Like John Wayne Gacy

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann knows her home town of Waterloo, Iowa quite well, she said in her official presidential announcement speech this morning. She knows, for example, about the other well-known person who came from that town.

Bachmann said, “What I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.”

John Wayne? John Wayne came from Waterloo, Iowa?

It’s true – only it wasn’t the famous John Wayne who starred in the cowboy movies. It was John Wayne Gacy, the infamous serial killer who dressed up as a clown, who came from Waterloo, Iowa.

Michele Bachmann was telling voters that she has the same spirit as John Wayne Gacy.


To me, this gaffe shows how the image Michele Bachmann likes to project in Iowa, that of the hometown girl, is little more than a facade. A real hometown candidate knows the difference between a movie star and a mass murderer.

There’s a nervous kind of talk about Michele Bachmann’s slip today. It isn’t that anyone would accuse Bachmann of being a serial killer herself, but she does embrace some rather cruel, extremist ideas, and there’s always been this look in Bachmann’s eyes that makes people uneasy. The concept of “crazy” is a core part of Bachmann’s political baggage.

That’s why we’ve created this campaign t-shirt for the 2012 presidential campaign – to remind Iowa voters that Michele Bachmann hasn’t really kept much of her Iowa heritage, and to remind Americans that to elect Bachmann President would be to put crazy in the White House.

Bachmann-Gacy 2012 – because she has that kind of spirit.

john wayne gacy is michele bachmann running mate

7 comments to Michele Bachmann Says She’s Like John Wayne Gacy

  • Tom

    Crazy is letting the Big Banks hi-jack the country for their losses due to the mortgage mess they created; crazy is letting Wall Street and profit ruin the lives of most American citizens with their financial shenanigans and Ponzi schemes with no prosecutions for all their fraud; speaking of no prosecutions, crazy is electing a new President to “change the way Washington does business” who let’s everyone get away with all the afore-mentioned crime and the out-right murder of our troops, innocent victims overseas being killed in our name, and wasting trillions (much of it unaccounted for) with our military to “capture” resources for the big energy firms.

    We already HAVE crazy – it’s just not as “bat-shit crazy” like Bachmann, Palin, and their ilk.

  • theotherjimmyolson

    Sure glad I built my house 220 feet above sea level.

  • Robert

    I hope you’re happy with the terminally ignorant gaffe-machine Obama who “sees” dead people, and honors Navy “corpse-men”, and can’t speak without a teleprompter (and barely with one), and who had been to 57 states with one to go, and believes “Austrian” is a language, and who thinks West Virginia is closer to Arkansas than Illinois, and who believes the march on Selma prompted his birth (although he was born years before the march), and who reported 10,000 people died in a Kansas tornado when it was 12, and whose uncle was with the American troops who liberated Auschwitz (when the American troops did NOT liberate Auschwitz), and who reported “Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s”, and who introduced Joe Biden as the next president of the U.S., and who read the text for the Israel Prime Minister and ended up thanking himself, and called May 5th “Cinco de Quatro”, and believes that the car was invented in the U.S.A., and on and on and on! And this doesn’t even address how he’s screwing this country. Get rid of Obama before he get’s rid of a great country! BACHMANN 2012!

    • No, you’re right, Robert. Your message doesn’t address how Obama is screwing this country. That’s because, to the extent that Obama is screwing this country, he’s doing it by embracing the same old right wing nonsense that Michele Bachmann preaches. Bachmann’s not a solution to the problems of Obama. She would just be a worsening of them.

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