Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, following Rush Limbaugh's cue, suggested on Tuesday that President Obama was to blame for the swine flu crisis. She went even farther than the talk show host, implying that swine flu epidemics are a Democratic phenomenon that dates back to President Carter.[From Michele Bachmann Links Swine Flu To Democrats, Gets History Wrong (VIDEO)]
Bachmann referred to a little episode of swine flu that occurred at Ft. Dix in 1976. Ford was president in 1976. But hey, Carter was the next one and you can always blame the next one, can't you? In fact, if you're a Republican you almost have to.