Michele Bachmann just compared Obama to the pilot who killed 149 people

Is she the source of dumb politics on Facebook?


Kevin Collier


Published Apr 2, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 4:16 am CDT

With the type of tortuous analogy rarely seen outside middle school creative writing class, former congresswoman Michele Bachmann has compared President Obama’s attempt to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran to deliberately crashing a passenger plane, killing more than a hundred people.

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Bachmann posted her creative comparison to Facebook:

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President Obama’s administration is working to convince Iran to delay the development of its nuclear program, though its efforts have been hampered by congressional Republicans.

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Lubitz, on the other hand, was a commercial airline copilot who reportedly suffered from depression. Prosecutors say he deliberately steered Germanwings flight 9525 into a French Alps mountain in March, killing himself and all 149 passengers aboard.

Bachmann, a Minnesota Tea Party Republican, was known as a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage in Congress, and retired in 2014.

Photo via Gage Skidmore (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Apr 2, 2015, 11:26 am CDT