Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mind-Numbingly Stupid Quote of the Day

From Michele Bachmann, of course.

Speaking of the founding of the United States:

"How unique in all of the world, that one nation that was the resting point from people groups [sic] all across the world," she said. "It didn't matter the color of their skin, it didn't matter their language, it didn't matter their economic status."
"Once you got here, we were all the same. Isn't that remarkable?" she asked.

 Um, I can think of a few people who might dispute that assessment.


Seriously, how the hell do you make a statement like that? Has she never taken an elementary school history class? Never saw Roots? Never read anything ever about any subject?

Speaking at an Iowans For Tax Relief event, Bachmann (R-MN) also noted how slavery was a "scourge" on American history, but added that "we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States."

Oh my God! Really? Does she really not know that all the founding fathers were long dead when slavery was finally abolished? Does she no know that a whole lot of the founding fathers were themselves slaveholders?

"And," she continued, "I think it is high time that we recognize the contribution of our forbearers who worked tirelessly -- men like John Quincy Adams, who would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country."

Unless by "rest" you mean "die," then yeah, he did rest before slavery was extinguished.

Oh, Michele Bachmann's version of history, what a wonderful place you must be!

All will be welcome in this new land, whether their skin be white, ivory, or beige! 

And whether they come from London, Manchester or even Liverpool!

Or Dublin!

All right, who said that? Who's the wise guy?

You're out of the club!

Also, we must banish the scourge of slavery from these shores!

That's all for tonight from Founding Fathers Theater. Join us next time when the founders insist that women be allowed to vote!