When Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., was running for president in 2012, Time magazine came out with particularly snarky criticism of one of her campaign promises.
On Aug. 18, 2011, in an article titled “Why Michele Bachmann’s $2-a-Gallon Gas Promise Is a Fantasy,” Time senior writer and energy expert Bryan Walsh mocked the congresswoman for pledging, “Under President Bachmann, you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again. That will happen.”
“On Wednesday Michele Bachmann said something that’s just very, very wrong,” Walsh quipped. “Which isn’t unusual in and of itself but is something that needs to be debunked.”
Continuing his derision, Walsh wrote, “If you see sub-$2-a-gallon gas again, I strongly suggest that you stock up on bottled water and canned tuna, because the economic end times may be at hand.”
As gas prices have plummeted across the country in 2014 and the early days of 2015, however, Bachmann noticed – despite no “economic end times at hand” – that in many places gas has indeed fallen below $2 a gallon.
On Friday morning, the outgoing congresswoman posted the following photo on her Twitter account with the comeback, “$2 gas, anyone?”
Back in December, Mark Finkelstein of Newsbusters also noticed that gas prices were edging closer and closer to the $2 mark and recalled the mainstream media, or MSM, mockery of Bachmann.
“So who’s crazy now?” Finkelstein asked in a piece that was posted on FoxNews.com. “In 2011, the MSM mercilessly mocked Michele Bachmann for saying that if she became president, gas prices would fall to under $2/gallon. … But on CBS This Morning, there was top oil analyst Tom Kloza, saying that by Christmas, gas prices would be in the range of … $1.99-2.29.
“So who’s crazy now,” Finkelstein concluded, “and where does Bachmann go to get her apology from the MSM that so mercilessly mocked her?”