“I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.” – Michelle Bachmann (R-MN)
First of course, is that no matter how many times Republicans are told, they can’t seem to remember that the Democratic party is composed of Democrats. I know that the Republican party is composed of Republicans, and so the fact that a noun and an adjective might vary is hard to comprehend, but there it is.
Second, no it didn’t. The swine flu outbreak in 1976 was under President Ford (R), and it was all gone by the time the Democratic president took office in 1977.
Finally, I find it interesting that space shuttles blow up under Republican presidents. I’m not blaming them on Republicans, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.