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Bachmann’s Brand of Crazy Isn’t Really New.

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has been getting a lot of attention recently. As TPM put it, "When [Bachmann] talks, people listen — even if they’re not entirely sure what they’re hearing."

But whether she’s calling for an armed revolution, taking the time to stop an imaginary currency, or just not making sense when she talks about the Constitution, there’s nothing "new" about Michele Bachmann’s behavior.

Bachmann’s apparent attitude makeovers have fooled the media before. Following her suggestion that Barack Obama was “anti-American,” The New York Times noted her “entirely different tone” on its front page just after Election Day last fall, when she announced she was “extremely grateful that we have an African-American who has won this year.”

Bachmann’s currency conspiracy shouldn’t have come as a surprise. She’s been known to say some pretty ridiculous things on the radio. Like, back in 2004 when she went on KMMS-AM and said Minnesota would have gay marriage in 2004, forcing "little children … to learn that homosexuality is normal … and perhaps they should try it."

In all likelihood an activist judge will strike down our Defense of Marriage Act… this year. And an in all likelihood, we will have gay marriage in 2004 in Minnesota.

This is an earthquake issue. This will change our state forever. Because the immediate consequence if gay marriage goes through is that K-12 little children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal and natural and that perhaps they should try it.

This will take away the civil rights of little children to be protected in their innocence. This is a very serious matter. Because it’s our children that is the prize for this community.

Bachmann’s full comments below:

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