(CNN)-Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann stepped all over Elvis Presley's blue suede shoes while stumping Tuesday, when she mistakenly wished "The King" a "Happy Birthday."
August 16 actually marks the 34th anniversary of Presley's death.
"Before we get started, let's all say 'Happy Birthday' to Elvis Presley today," Bachmann greeted event attendees at a "Join Team Bachmann" rally in Spartanburg, SC.
"We played you a little bit of Promised Land when we pulled up. You can't do better than Elvis Presley and we thought we would celebrate his birthday as we get started celebrating taking our country back to work."
But Presley's birthday is in January, so the tea party darling's well wishes are eight months too late.
All the Republicans / Tea Party do is talk; constantly yapping while blocking and faulting all efforts and while catering to the few, their strong supporters, and providing nothing but rhetoric to con the majority and manipulate public opinion. In football they call that “trash mouth”, and that is what it is here ... “trash mouth” talking to disguise their neglect, their total focus on their political agenda aimed to only benefit the few, Bush-Cheney style, literally being “puppets” for Special Interests and the influential, powerful and extremely wealthy few, who “pull their strings”. If you think differently, then you have just been intimidated by “trash mouth” talking.
At least she probably knows there aren't 57 states in the US.
And this is the person who thinks she can lead this country. Almost every single time she has a problem getting her facts straight – she is truly a loser!
Ed Rollins put "Elvis" on her talking points for the day. You can't expect her to actually know why. Next week is Paul Revere's birthday. Let's see what she does with that.
The difference between Biden and Bachman is that he has actually done something with his public career.
The more our politicians , and , yes , the candidates try to convince us that they ARE just like us , they more they all just look like the self serving criminals they in fact are behind all the populist garbage they throw out to the public .
The heck with all of them !!!!
The more our politicians and candidates try to convince us that they are " just like you and me " the more they come off as ignorant , self serving , criminals who have absolutely no concern for " you and me " .
Birth, death; it's a fine distinction. Besides, a lot of Christians (and Hindus, etc.) probably agree with her.
You do realize that all of Michelle's flubs is an elaborate ruse to make Sarah Palin look presidential in comparison
Had to be a submissive message from her hubby! I mean she can't be that stupid, can she?
Maybe she can borrow Hussein's teleprompter.
Let's not forget that Hussein has never made a flub before. There are in fact 57 states (of Islam). LONG LIVE THE KOOL-AIDERS. You are so hilarious.
The really sad part about all of this is the clowns that voted her into office and the clowns that support her to be OUR next president!
It is becoming increasingly obvious that this women has programed respomses and cannot think on her own. Not exactly presidential material. And for idiot neocons out here who claim she would be better than what we've got I say "If she were a democrat you would be all over her" with criticism.
Since she was in Spartanburg, Ms. Bachmann should've paid tribute to Greenville, SC native Esquerita, who was a major influence on Little Richard.
The woman is a dim bulb. Who cares?
I really can't stand Bachmann, but ... why on Earth is this a headline?
Hey You said:
"At least she probably knows there aren't 57 states in the US."
I not so sure about that. As dumb as she is, she probaly think the world is flat!
Don't stare in her eyes , she'll turn you to stone .
Bachman should pick Palin as her running mate. That way we can watch a real life remake of the Dumb and Dumber movie. It will be interesting watching the two bubble heads travel the country together.
Knowing Elvis's birthday from the date of his death is not necessary knowledge to run for president. However, checking facts and being accurate and thinking before you talk are! I mean they must of researched the song they palyed...didn't anyone pick up the fact of what day this was???
Someone please make this woman go away.
Who cares. What does that fact have to do with being the president? nothing. Who cares.
incapable of getting facts, crazy eyes possibly sending more troops off to war with maniacal glee written all over her face probably without knowing or caring if another country did any wrong. she is worse then forest gump – stupid is as michelle does. I am ashamed to have her from my home state of minnesota. How stupid can she be to not know that elvis is dead? there are some things people dont forget, 9/11, kennedy assassination, elvis death and challenger explosion. whats next? Happy Birthday JFK – happy birthday Adolf Hitler you great guy you! michelle needs to realise how stupid she is and she is the laughing stock of her party! rest in peace Elvis – you have my permission to haunt her and make her even crazier then she already is!
I guest Gump got it right, "stupid is as Michelle does". I meant "as stupid does".
When did Obama make the 57 states gaffe? Like two years ago? Is that the only thing the right-wingers can point to, when every one of their candidates does something that would have been career-ending a decade ago? Parry accusing the fed chairman of treason? The fed chairman who was appointed by George W. Bush?