As you can see from the amusingly edited birther video above, birthers are definitely not happy with Michele Bachmann, who was presented with President Obama’s birth certificate by George Stephanopoulos and was forced to admit people should probably just “move on.” Did she just sink her campaign before it even really began?

“Well, then that should settle it,” said Bachmann. She added: “That’s what should settle it. I take the president at his word and I think — again I would have no problem and apparently the president wouldn’t, either. Introduce that, we’re done. Move on, end of story.”

Uh oh! Looks like she doesn’t have a base any more. Obviously she will need to do damage control: claim the mainstream media held a knife to Sarah Palin’s throat if she wouldn’t disavow the birthers and tearfully tell them she still loves them all.

And then she can introduce a bill ordering Obama to bomb Hawaii unless they release another birth certificate. [TPM]

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  • TX_Bluebonnets

    No doubt.

  • baconzgood


  • Trannysurprise

    Just more GOTCHA JERNALIZM!!!1!!!!

  • BaldarTFlagass

    She was crossing her fingers behind her back.

    • Extemporanus

      Um, those weren't fingers…

  • Schmannnity

    Not fair! There were shiny things and stuff and she could not focus.

  • nounverb911

    "Stephanopoulos Tricks Bachmann Into Telling Birthers To ‘Move On’"
    Stephanopoulos Tricks Birthers Into Telling Bachmann To ‘Move On’


  • horsedreamer_1

    Bachmann also voted for the resolution commemorating Hawai'i's fifty years of statehood, into which was included the statement "as Hawai'i is the birthplace of the 44th president, Barack Obama". She's been moved on for some time.

  • SorosBot

    This is good news for Donald Trump. No, seriously, it is.

    • TX_Bluebonnets

      How do you figure?

  • PalinPussyPower

    When I suggested "Ambush Bachmann" was thinking of Second Amendment remedies. Not this pussy Gotcha Journalism interview crap.

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      "Ambush" with votes, right?

      • PalinPussyPower

        She's in my crosshairs. Not literally, of course.

        • RedneckMuslin

          *wink* *wink*

    • ttommyunger

      It don't get much more "pussyfied" than Tiny George.

  • TX_Bluebonnets

    The only real 'news' in this entire birther saga is how sadly xenophobic and jingoistic many Americans are. The idea that someone must be furrin if he doesn't pick a banjo like the kid from Deliverance is really sad.

    C'mon. The President had a multi-state, multi-national childhood, like many military brats, Foreign Service brats, major multinational corporation kids, etc. I would guess that many of them would have their legitimacy questioned if they ran, too. Probably not as ferociously, though, unless they happened to be dark-skinned or 'ethnically' named.

    • doez wee needz teh litter-racy tests again?

      • TX_Bluebonnets

        Yep. Except it should be on world geography and politics. That'll narrow the voting pool down some.

  • nounverb911

    Did Bachmann just endorse

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Sounds like it to me.

      And with that, I'm going to have to stop donating. (Her plan the whole time?)

    • BarryOPotter

      Gawd, she's become such a stoner. Just look at her eyes. You can tell…

  • DownFist Troll

    I can't wait for her to try and walk this back.

  • Sorry Hussein, not gud enuff! I want to see the won with your signature on it!

  • yes, but what about a certificate refuting his blackness?

    • Terry

      Would a photo of his mother and sister do?

    • GOPCrusher

      Why do the left-wing racists keep bringing up the fact that he's half-black? You know, he's half-white too!

      • dancesw_cougars

        He just claims to be half white. Which part of him is white? I haven't seen it. If that's the case, why doesn't he just release pictures of his bare behind and put an end to the rumors? What's he hiding?

        • babyeinstein

          dances, why is your pee score so low? do you feed trolls? cause i just snarfed my coffee reading this. SLOW CLAP.

          • dancesw_cougars

            "dances, why is your pee score so low?"

            It is? It is! I want my "pee" score to be like everyone else's! I want to be normal. Is there a cure? Thanks.

    • Beetagger

      Would that be known as a Carte Blanche?

  • mavenmaven


    • Raoul Libpuke IV


      • GOPCrusher

        Wonder when Michele will issue a statement that the Tea Bagger Caucus and Movement have never questioned President Obama's birth status?

  • It's not over until the comb-over swings.

    Or something like that…

  • Tricksy Snuffleupagus is tricksy.

    That's her excuse, and every bagger will buy it. They always do.

  • memzilla

    Michele will simply claim later that what she said was not a factual statement. She will then ask for the birth certificate of the clerk who notarized the document and claim conspiracy.

  • Extemporanus

    Booster Seat 1, Hot Seat 0.

    • Mr Extemporanus' elegant wit at work. Great comment, and even better when I looked again and saw that his seat really is boosted!

      • Extemporanus

        Merci beaucoup for the compliment M. Clinch, though I would humbly submit that the wit of said comment was not so much elegant as it was élèvent:

        At 6'6", I'm endowed with an altitudinally advantageous perspective on ABC-employed, Edith Ann-esque ankle-biters perched precariously upon pillow-piled, leg-lengthened high chairs shoved under apple-laden, left-leaning tabletops that lower center of gravity-havers largely lack.

  • bflrtsplk

    These GOP toughies are something aren't they? They'll make any accusation against their opponents, but the minute they're challenged face to face, their spines turn to guacamole. Next up, damage control with Klannity, where she'll say she was speaking in Pee Party code.

  • MinAgain

    That's our George. He's small, but he's quick.

    • No, George is actually a moron who doesn't know the difference between Nepal or Tibet, or maybe it was Bhutan and Nepal, anyway, two of those countries over there in foreigner land, but he is, indeed, smarter than Michele Bachmann.

  • Chillwaver

    Oh, Georgey…are you actually asking these people to be rational? Now that's cute…

  • GuanoFaucet

    I guess the one sane voice in her head won that round.

  • jus_wonderin

    If we had video of BO being actual-live-birthed coming out of his mama's vajaja on the fucking Washington Mall by the reflecting pool…..these fucking idiots would not believe it.

    • nounverb911

      That's a bold statement.

      • jus_wonderin

        I know. I am ranting like my 90 year old gramps. I see my future, and it is now.

        • Terry

          Next step is ALL CAPS, you know.

  • Goonemeritus

    I guess she figures her base would rather belt sand their nipples off than watch the Stephanopoulos show

    • tcaalaw

      Wouldn't that make all of us Bachmann's base?

  • bumfug

    Nothing like a fleeting moment of clarity to fuck you up with the Republican base.

  • slithytoves

    "There you go." Haha.
    That's all I got.

  • Gopherit

    The baggers would re-crucify Jesus if he came back and said, "No, really, he was born in Hawaii and is an American citizen." Just imagine what they'll do to that socialist Michele.

    • Texan_Bulldog

      Esp. when the baggers saw that Jesus did not have brown hair & blue eyes ala every cheesy, incorrect white dude interpretation. Ha ha, oh the hilarity that would ensue.

    • hooray4anything

      Well, there was some strange circumstances surrounding his birth and his father so I'd think there'd probably be some sort of birth certificate issue there.

  • Lucidamente1

    She's too busy looking for Gore Vidal's birth certificate.

  • TX_Bluebonnets

    "would rather belt sand their nipples off than watch the Stephanopoulos show"

    Maybe THAT should be the subject of the next Breitbart blog…wait for it…

    "Conservative self torture in the face of no longer deniable reality, aka Never Give Up…it's only a flesh wound."

    Whose nipples first? Bachmann? Breitbart? Glenn Beck with a picture of a bus glued to the belt sander? Sarah Palin with a snowmobile driven by Trig?

  • CapnFatback

    Foxnews: "Charlie Sheen Questions Validity of Obama's Birth Certificate "

    You once wrote, "There comes a time when all the cosmic tumblers have clicked into place and the universe opens itself up for a few seconds to show you what's possible."

  • rambone

    Did she call George Snuffalupugus "John" at ~41 seconds?

    Whatever,even if she did, that'd probably be the least stupid thing she does this year.

    • That or she said she was pwned. Either way no surprise.

  • elviouslyqueer

    Sorry, I couldn't get past Bachmann's line about the tax cut extension being Obama's idea. WTF planet is this cunt living on?

  • “As long as someone introduces it (the certificate) I guess it’s over.”
    Michele, meet reality. Yes, I know it has been a long time.

  • TX_Bluebonnets

    What's up with all the zeros? Are we being watched by the New McCarthyites?

  • is "" a parody site? can't tell…

    • Chillwaver

      Anything that ends with "Report" normally is (Drudge Report, for example).

  • WhatTheHeck

    Tomorrow morning she will awake sober and full of remorse.

    • Schmannnity

      Just like her last three pregnancies.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Followed by a "Walk of Shame" down the aisle on the House floor.

  • Radio_Level_7

    Not that I care much for celebrity worship, but how the fuck did Charlie Sheen become a darling of the Right Wing?
    Is it kinda like Palin showing up with a pregos 17 year old daughter at the convention? Or Innanity's theme song on the radio being about domestic violence?
    Or what?

    • OneDollarJuana

      Obnoxious? Check.
      Arrogant? Check.
      Denies reality? Check.
      Vastly overcompensated? Check.
      Never hesitates to step on others to further agenda? Check.
      Parades personal failings as badges of honor? Check.
      Delusional? Double check.

      How could the Right not love Charlie?

      • Callyson

        Misogynist? Check.
        Inflated sense of entitlement due to high income level? Check.
        The Right's love affair with Charlie was overdetermined…

    • DustBowlBlues

      Or my town electing a black, convicted felon as mayor? (You can google that one and start pinning down my location, wonkette stalkers). One who is ineligible? Because the Baptist church openly back him?

      A drive-shooting and 20 lbs of marijuana later, and this guy is going to cost the strapped government budget the cost of a special election. (And even the supporters of the incumbent are blaming Pres. Obama for this. Don't even get me started. But I already have, so tough shit.)

      All you have to do in the Bible Belt is have Jesus (who is white and gay–read my Hosni Mubarek book report) on your side to be the new shiny thing or, for all the rest of them, say shit about the public official they most love to hate.

      The amazing workings of the semi-literate mind.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        I'm guessing you live in Detroit, Oklahoma.

        Either that or Washington, District of Oklahoma.

      • NewtsChicknNeck

        I'll take Pawnee, Oklahoma for $1000 Alex.

        • DustBowlBlues

          To clarify, I don't live in town, just in case a troll is stalking me. In fact, at the recent city council meeting where our ineligible mayor was discussed, there were complaints about people like the Old Man and me, living outside the city and taking money out of it. (Actually, we put a lot of money into it–support local business and all that).

          Which means we're Connecticut to Pawnee's Manhattan. Only different.

          News flash: Rural America is full of morans. And decaying.

    • GOPCrusher

      Charlie Sheen's being kept down by THE MAN!

  • EdFlintstone

    OT, but watching Breitbart on Bashir on MSNBC, I really think we need a pool on when this guy will stroke out.

  • joobajooba

    And then George showed her Obama's circumcision….

  • arihaya

    Methinks the Minnesotan lady doth too easily tricked. …

    but if i were to trick her i would trick her to "move on" to some naughty places

    • baconzgood

      How do you keep an idiot in suspense Jan…….

  • Texan_Bulldog

    Maybe the Incans were right after all. 1) Jan Brewer vetoes bat shit birther & gun bills 2) Bachmann believes Barry has a birth certificate. Here we come 2012 apocalypse!

  • Lascauxcaveman

    I hope so. I'd hate to think that our beloved Crazy Eyes isn't actually crazy, it would ruin everything we love in her.

    That'd be like this depressing story about the Three Cups of Tea guy.

  • TX_Bluebonnets

    "is "" a parody site? can't tell… "

    Apparently not.

    This just captured:

    "ABC Damage Control: Bachmann Falls For One Of Obama's Forged Certification Of Live Birth(s)

    ObamaRelease YourRecords on 11:23 AM | 4 comments
    Video: ABC News damage control: Rep. Bachmann falls for Obama's forged Certification Of Live Birth… The Segment Aired 4/20/2011… Note: Bachmann should take her own advice and have the…"

  • SorosBot

    It's a problem with fanatical groupthink like the wingnuts'; stray just once and you're forever an apostate.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      "You're all individuals!"
      "Yes, we're all individuals!"
      "You're all different!"
      "Yes, we are all different!"
      "You've all got to work it out for yourselves!"
      "Yes! We've got to work it out for ourselves!"

    • PuckStopsHere

      Suck one little c*ck and they call you a c*cksucker forever.

  • alzronnie

    If the birther thing has run its course, what's next? Perhaps Obama's marriage certificate. And paternity tests, of course, to ensure that those kids are really his. How could Obama possibly object to that unless that nice "family" is just some sort of Acorn ruse?

  • TX_Bluebonnets

    Here's the website:

    when you type in, it takes you to this site…

    Sorry I don't know how to make it a hyperlink.

    • fartknocker

      I have no snark. I am just amazed as to the level of supposed conspiracy these folks dream up.

      I hope your blubonnets are blooming. Its so darn hot and dry here in Austin our flowers are having a tough time.

      • El Pinche

        Of course, then there the bluebonnets THAT ARE ON FUCKING FIRE! Good thing Perry is on his way to go kiss Obama's ass for money considering hairspray is flammable as hell.

      • TX_Bluebonnets

        Ours were pretty much a miss, this year.

    • GOPCrusher

      The thing about this special brand of retards that frequent this blog, they are under the impression that not only has Obama's real birth certificate is hidden, but they also think that all his documentation of his education has also been locked away so no one can see it.

      • wondering where i am

        Yes, I have seen that too. I mean Harvard and Columbia University are part of this grand conspiracy?

  • OneYieldRegular

    Ohmagawd! Michelle Bachmann's been co-opted by George Stefanopoulos and his minions!

  • TX_Bluebonnets

    I see. And I think he'll run.

    a) he's enough of an egomaniac;

    b) he's got the ability to gather money (he won't bet much of his own) and

    c) there is just a certain 'rightness' to it. He seems like Ross Perot 2012. Goes along with the Mayan apocalypse.

    BONUS: It gives Sarah somebody to run as VP with. Sarah as VP, not the Combover.

    • SorosBot

      I think he was just trying to get attention with the talk about running, but now that the teabaggers actually like him and he's winning the polls he's probably seriously thinking about doing so.

  • widestanceroman

    Want more feel-good stuff? Newt's PAC has raised. . .best be seated for this. . .$53,000 (that's thousands with a 'T') in the last 3 months.

    What could stop him now?

    • Best news I've heard in quite a while. Thank you. He'll have to change his site from NewtExplore to NewtExpired.

      • widestanceroman

        I guess it was just newt in the cards for him.

    • However Bachman raised 2.2 million in the first quarter of 2011. I know , I'm a downer.

      • widestanceroman

        Yeah, but she's also minced Kenyan Minion Meat now.

      • PuckStopsHere

        Are you kidding? She raised 2.2 mill? That's great news. They might actually run the bitch and while this isn't exactly saying a lot, there is nobody in that GOP field–NOBODY–who will be easier for Mr. Obama to beat than she. By the way, do you see what I did there? I referred to "Mr. Obama". I did that out of respect on account of his being the President of the United States of America. Once upon a time in this country that was SOP.

        • NewtsChicknNeck

          $2.2M plus whatever ColbertPac is going to spend on a series of commercials for her.

    • Terry

      The good thing about Trump's current antics is that he must be annoying the heck out of Newtie.

    • LetUsBray

      Yeah, but that's still about $52,963 more than I would have expected he'd be able to raise.

    • WhatTheHolyHeck


  • VinnyThePooh

    Jedi Journalism.

  • Callyson

    Bachmann: "The liberal media tricked me" in 3…2…1…

  • She must really hate having to appear not insane. I bet she goes home and beats all 28 kids at the end of the day just to let off steam.

    • Terry

      No, the 28 kids run wild until Mr Bible-Cures-The-Gheys comes home, while she sits in front of the tv drinking and watching tapes of her own speeches.

  • yyyaz

    Give Bachmanniac a break. She's been shaking this hokey nonsense all about cuz her birfer base is a little pokey on the uptake. Now she's turned herself around, and that's what it's all about.

  • El Pinche

    She's trying to untard herself for the campaign. She still has the crazy to deal with, however.

    • Ruhe

      She actually still manages to deploy one of the right's most insidious rhetorical ploys: tying the veracity of the evidence, no matter how obvious, to the trustworthiness of the person presenting said evidence. By repeating the mantra "I take the President at his word" Bachman and others maintain a plausible distance from any personal appraisal of the evidence and yet it's a ridiculous stance since given the evidence at hand it isn't necessary to "take the President at his word".

  • baconzgood

    Hawaii? I thought those were Keynan documents.

  • jaytingle

    It appears George wins this debate, but his booster seat seems unfairly high compared to Krazy Eyes.

  • WinterOuthouse

    When the Michele Marie Bachmann was still the Michele Marie Amble and was able to fit into a fancy basket, she was left on the doorstep of a republitard. Her birth parents recognized Immediately, she was a Burrito short of a Combination Plate. They couldn't just kill her, it would impolite. It was too late to say it was a partial birth abortion. So those poor parents did the best they could, they dropped her off. She lived next door to Timmeh until HS graduation. This should give you just a tiny little bit of insight into the life she led.

    Did I forget to mention that it was the home of republitard wildabeasts?

  • Toomush_Infer

    But tomorrow will prove to the Back of Man that what George was really waving around was a forged entrance voucher for Disney World….look for it in 3..2..1…

  • TX_Bluebonnets

    Yes, but wouldn't the genealogy parts of the Gospel count as a long form birth certificate?

    Oh wait, it's not a certified copy.

  • OT and a reason to hit the streets:

  • DaSandman

    Present that dumb twat with reality and she will explode with the force of a black hole (Not Clarrence Thomas) hitting Rush Limbaugh

  • GOPCrusher

    Be like her meltdown on Hardball when she claimed that Congress should be investigated for un-American activities, it was plastered all over the internet, so she goes on Faux Noise and claims that she was taken out of context.

  • Pragmatist2

    Beware of Greeks baring gaffes.

  • metamarcisf

    Jan Brewer and Michele Bachmann better be aware of one thing: the gutless rhinoceros is an endangered species.

  • Warpde

    Done? Done? Their not done. Why even now as we type, in the deepest darkest dungeons of Birtherdumb a potion is being brewed ( by Christine O'Donnell
    , cause she's a witch don't yah know) to wipe clean the memories of all those that wittnessed this event ( she still can't figure out how to use that Men in Black flashy thingy)
    Very soon this wi….Ahhh, what are we talking about?

  • MozakiBlocks

    I'd applaud little Georgie for this. But we are talking about Michelle Bachmann here…

  • SkinnyNerd

    I never knew it was this easy to run for president. Never discuss any issues. Don't spend endless hours trying to figure out how to bring jobs to people. Just talk about some inane random thing on television show after television show and there you have it, you are president. Becoming president of America is easier than pretend laughing at your boss's ridiculous attempts at humor. Ugh.

  • owhatever

    First she says the budget battle was not the right fight. Now she says the Prezdent is an American. Librul bitch.

  • lochnessmonster

    She's blown it! Now who can run with The Donald?

  • ttommyunger

    She prolly didn't know the interview was being recorded.

  • BZ1

    Michele has a birf certificate?, from planet……….. (fill in the blank)

  • Beanball

    Bachmann was too good here, what with her lightning quick riposte that Trump has room to grow, not to mention following that up with several clearly articulated and factual statements!

    I'm hot for Crazy Eyes again!!1!!

    (Also, Woot woot!)

  • hooray4anything

    And it's never been proven he was born on Dec. 25. By most accounts, they just glommed his "brithday" onto a pagan holiday

  • AlaskaGrrl

    And …Push to right and push to right, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay right wing! Wo wing nuts!

  • Soylent Green

    Now, lets get to the thing about why the Republicans didn't believe he had a US birth certificate to begin with. Why the doubt? Instead of trying to prove that he is a US citizen, lets see the proof that he isn't!!!

  • Negropolis

    What would Bachmann care if the media held a knife to Palin's throat? Hell, she'd like that shit. She'd friend that shit on Facebook.

  • DarkStar_88

    Nice try, but it won't work. At this point I don't even think the Birthers would move on if Sarah Palin came on national TV and said "ok, enough already, he's a citizen, he's president, and he'll stay that way until 2012 at least. STFU already." The delusion is THAT ingrained now.

    Would that America had investigated 9/11 with this much tenacity!

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