From Politico, we hear of Michele Bachmann's comments on television this morning demonstrating her grasp of science, this time aimed at conjuring up more reasons to stop the use of the vaccine against cervical cancer:
"I will tell you that I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa, Fla., after the debate. She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation thereafter," Bachmann said.Bachmann uttered this the morning after taking Rick Perry to task in last night's debate for requiring the vaccine in Texas for girls of a certain age. Don't worry, Perry flip-flopped on the order and quickly realized that dead women are the way into the hearts of the Republican base these days, so his campaign is not doomed.
She continued: "The mother was crying what she came up to me last night. I didn't know who she was before the debate. This is the very real concern and people have to draw their own conclusions."
Between Bachmann's lies aimed at stopping the use of a life-saving vaccine, the cheering last week about Perry's execution record in Texas, and the shouts of "let him die" during a question aimed at Ron Paul last night, there is little doubt that the GOP is the party of death. One can almost hear the quiet clicking of Madame Defarge's needles.