Crazy Michele Bachmann Cartoons

Tonight, President Obama will be giving his State of the Union speech. As is tradition, the Republicans will counter with an official rebuttal, given this year by Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.

But thanks to the tea party movement, there will be a third Republican response, given by tea party darling Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).

Find a politician who hangs out on the fringe and says crazy things (like the founding fathers ended slavery), and you’ll often find a local political cartoonist making a living lampooning her.

Bachmann has the misfortune of sharing a state with the talented Steve Sack, the terrific cartoonist at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Steve has been a long-time contributor on, and we thought in light of Bachmann’s remarks tonight to share some of his funniest cartoons about the right’s second-favorite female politician.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

58 replies on “Crazy Michele Bachmann Cartoons”

and those are the COMPLIMENTARY cartoons about her. she'll promise to rope a rainbow and ride it if that's what it takes to get a vote.

As someone who once had Cynthia Mckinnney as a representative, I know the pain of her constituents.

Michele Bachmann did not say how we got here from eight years of poor leadership, two wars without end, diminsihed Civil liberties. Its like she crawl out from under a rock just to complain about our current President. We all know that Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works started the Tea Party, grasroots, please. She like Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle and Linda McMahon, they are just not right but funny. I especially like the clip of Bachmann saying that the founding fathers abolished slavery, wow, what a liar, not the first or last time that will happen. Does anyone with self-respect real believe her?

Will excuse Montana. He was dropped on his head as an infant by his pot-smoking Mommy. But, Geoffie, there is no excuse for your lack of sanity. The ideal ticket would be Geoffie, the Gay, and Dale, the Despondent, in 2012. Political correctness would finally win out, and these two dufi would far exceed the competence of failed Barry "Spudnut" Obozo, the first half-white, unqualified presidunce pretender, and Joey "Bite-me" Bidumb, the first failed half-hairless vice-presidunce pretender in US history. $1.5 trillion defict?? Come on, Obozo, you can do better than that. Next fiscal year $3 trillion!!! Get with it, O, Great Prevaricator!! BTW, Dale, how's ObamaDeathCare doing re your mental health problems??? We need an update…..

i'm convinced that people like Bachmann don't know what they believe in; they're simply trying to capitalise on conservatives' righteous indignation after the 2008 election.

i don't remember who said it first, but it's a case of being sore losers, as opposed to having a legitimate grievance pertaining to any one issue. As i've said many times in the past, conservative Republicans are chagrined because they had such high hopes for Bush, and when he couldn't deliver, the inevitable consequence was Obama, and the Democrats' takeover of Congress. That's what happens in a two-party system. Love him or despise him, Obama's election in 2008 was far more an eventuality than it was a victory. The GOP ran McCain–and especially Palin–as a crapshoot; they knew it was doubtful they would win, but they wanted to see what would happen. Today's teabaggers, and pols like Michelle Bachmann, are merely manifestations of conservative hand-wringing; recalcitrant children whining about their decline in power. However, just as entertainers (take Marilyn Manson, for example) are blamed for the sometimes overzealousness of their fans, the outlandish rhetoric and apocalyptic tone employed by people like Bachmann, and does make an impression upon those with compromised intellects. Consider the so-called 'Hutaree': it's impossible for any rationally thinking person to take a group like this seriously, and my guess is even the FBI didn't seriously give shrift to the notion that they posed any legitimate threat to the government, however, if a few far-right nutjobs decided they could catalyse a revolution by gunning down government employees or blowing up a post office, that's more than enough reason to intervene. Bachman, Palin, Beck, etc. should consider the volatility of their audiences' mental health, and avoid feeding the animals.

it funny how all you elitist libs are making fun of people who the majority of the country identifies with. thank you for sealing up the next 8 or so years of conservative rule. enjoy your time till 2012.

Conservatives pride themselves on resisting change, which is as it should be. But intelligent deference to tradition and stability can evolve into intellectual sloth and moral fanaticism, as when conservatives simply decline to look up from dogma because the effort to raise their heads and reconsider is too great.
– William F. Buckley

Don’t you read those special history text books the right wing is rewriting?

You know, the ones that claim that the Bush years were filled with rainbows and unicorns and cherry lollipops. There was no unemployment, no sickness, the economy was booming and every day was sunny. Everyone had a wonderful job, Katrina was the name of the waitress at your favorite diner and there were no criminals, no terrorist attacks, and the whole big, wide world loved us. The folks in Afghanistan and Iraq were really just having picnics in the desert and wore camo to make it more of a challenge when they played hide and seek. And Guantanamo Bay was for square dancing! And finally the Virginia and Texas Board of Education just approved the book and its use in their public schools.

Didn’t you read that part yet???

There was an infamous and often-described encounter between Sarah Palin and Andrew Halcro during their primary contest. Halcro, the ultimate policy and fact guy, had just finished a talk in which he had demonstrated his points with hard facts, the antithesis of Palin-speak. However, in a private talk after, Palin observed to Halcro that facts really don’t matter. And so enormous crowds of seemingly adults will listen to a Palin or Bachmann word-salad and somehow hear in that solutions to infinitely complex diplomatic, economic and social problems that have defied solution for a hundred years. It doesn’t matter that Bachmann just made stuff up. I’d bet that not one in a hundred Tea Baggers will even remember anything Bachmann actually said. They are listening to some tape inside their own heads, one that tells them that if just didn’t have some smart-ass Harvard-educated black guy in the White House, we’d suddenly all become contented, small-town white folks with jobs down at the local hardware store – if we’d just end social security, there wouldn’t be any poor elderly people living on catfood in unheated city apartments – if we’d just repeal healthcare, there’d suddenly be wise, old Marcus Welby general practitioners on every street corner – I mean, why does everything have to be so complicated? So facts don’t matter. More accurately, facts are the very problem.

OK, is it just me or have we entered an alternate reality?

Since Bachmann says "The Founding Fathers freed their slaves as a justification that they 'worked tirelessly to end slavery' it might carry a little more validation if they never owned slaves or raped them and had kids with them to begin with. Don't cha think?

I mean that is like a bank robber freed his hostages so he is not guilty of robbing the bank, no?

For Christ sakes people, I am not proud of these facts either but that is no excuse to rewrite history or sweep it under the rug!

The Founding Fathers were not Christ, they were men that make huge “man made” mistakes (they were not infallible or Incapable of erring), why is it that some want to rewrite history and say that their Sh*t does not stink, please grow up.

Good stuff.

And that's an excellent question, ROY. What kind of troglodytes actually vote for such as she?? I mean, she is soooo baaaad….

Why do nimrods like Waldo1324 think calling their intellectual superiors "elitist " is a cutting insult? There are all sorts of elites, including the intellectually inferior but financially vast Bush dynasty that these fools simper to without complaint. If you want to worship the rich and powerful, why not move to a country like Saudi Arabia where the wealthy elites rule without question?

Oh please, somehow let her win the Republican nomination for President for 2012. It will be deal done for Barack Obama.

I guess most of these cartoons were done before she demonstrated her absolutely cluelessness on American Revolutionary History in New Hampshire. But her consistent inability to understand anything will help her with the wingnut fringe.

Pathetic collection of toons. Can’t find any that depict Joe BiteMe in one of his million gaffs? How about Oblahblah insisting he had campaigned in 57 states? Doesn’t fit the liberal agenda? Like I said….pathetic.

It’s funny how all you elitist neocons are ignoring the reality of what your macinations is actually doing to the middle class, and how loose the grip on reality actually is. Fate is rapidly sealing for 2012, but I wouldn’t be so sure as to exactly WHOSE it is…

Hey, Barry, the Obamulator (Obfuscator and Vacillator), and Nobel Peace Prize awardee somehow got elected, and now he’s got us in a Third War!!! Elmer Fudd could have done better!!!

the perfect GOP TEA L-O-U-S-E ticket is Palin/Bachmann, in either order. 95.5 percent democratic landslide!

You read the copy that says this is a collection of Michelle Bachman cartoons, right? Maybe you’d feel better if you did a search for the cartoons you want.

Yeah, how dare they only depict Bachman on a topic dedicated solely to Bachman.

I’d say you need to learn elementary topic labeling, but judging from your handle you’ve at least managed to accurately label yourself.

I have come to the conclusion, after listening to various personalities on both sides of the political fence, that the reason everyone that is against Michelle is so rabid, is because she scares them. She will probably generate a lot of interest and votes from a large number of Americans. If she really wasn’t a threat, they (the libs/dems/inert repubs) wouldn’t dignify her with the attention.

I love how wingnuts equate any and all responses with fear. I mean recently Palin polled poorly against Charlie Sheen, but you gotta keep those blinders on and keep telling yourself we’re all afraid of her. Don’t take my word for it. Contribute to her campaign, go volunteer, put up posters. Knock yourself out!

Also, the idea of far right loon supporters of Bachman calling anyone “rabid” got a chuckle out of me. Good job!

Disclaimer – I don’t vote for any party, just the person.

Out of all of the current GOP candidates, Bachmann seems to be the most articulate and shows the most conviction for her beliefs. If I were a Republican, I would probably vote for her over the others, even knowing a lot of her beliefs are bat-shit crazy. She actually walks the walk and isn’t just rhetoric. Newt – all talk, no walk.

is every one nuts- what happened to regular people leading regular lives leading normal anything????

To all those Republican hopefuls who were unified in their cry of “Obama has failed” these words should be nectar. They live in a world where tax cuts to the wealthy and budget cuts on the backs of the middle class and the poor usher in the great Reagan “prosperity.” I hope the Republican nominate Michele Bachman! That would help us send the Tea Party to the same heaven Moral Majority went to.

The 2001 & 2003 tax cuts were across the board. Of course those who already paid no federal income tax did not get any further cuts.

The 2001 & 2003 tax cuts were across the board. Of course those who already paid no federal income tax did not get any further cuts.

This sounds more like Obama’s presidential campaign than an accurate perception of Palin and/or Bachman.  Hope, change, the oceans will be healed.

Im waiting for the nut case of the cagle comments page to come on and defend these lunatics. Where are you Cal?

Some people admire Bachman for standing up for her beliefs.  The problem is, many of her beliefs are fiction and to follow them will do great harm to the country and to many individual citizens.  The fact that she can articulate those fictions doesn’t make her correct, it makes her even more frightening!

In the distant past we used to teach American children something called “Civics,” which was a course in how government worked.  Today we teach our kids nothing about how government works and allow them to be as ignorant as possible about our history.  It’s no wonder the ignorant and radical can become popular, because so many voters are ignorant and radical about past mistakes.

Except for a lack of checks and regulation, we can neither blame Bush or Obama for our current economic woes.  We need to go back to Reagan and even Nixon and Johnson for the actions that led to this mess.  We also have to blame bankers who used fraud and cheating to line their pockets and nearly bankrupted the nation.  We haven’t recovered from that mess yet, and may not in my lifetime. 

Of course, that’s complicated and hard to explain to people with an attention span of 30 seconds or less.  That’s why we all either blame Bush or Obama.  It’s easier to understand and sell to the masses.  Bewsides, Obama is a black guy with a funny, Moslem-sounding name, so it’s really easy to make it all his fault. 

When things don’t get better over the next four years after Obama is out of office, who will you blame?

I wonder if any of us will have the courage, let alone the intelligence, to look in the morror? 

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