Michelle Bachmann Is Not a Jimmy Protector
Michelle Bachmann continues to deliver steaming piles of stoopid...
“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.”
One problem, though, as ShortsandPants notes, the year was 1976 and the president was Republic [sic] Gerald Ford.
In 1976, an Army recruit at Ford Dix, New Jersey, complained that he was feeling tired and weak. He died the following day. After Swine flu was diagnosed panicked officials persuaded Gerald Ford that the entire population needed vaccination. About 40 million people were vaccinated before another fear took hold - that the vaccine was more dangerous than the disease - and the programme was aborted.
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