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who left bachmann’s cage open again?

2011/01/25

Just when you think you Sarah Palin is the battiest broad in all the land in marches Michelle Bachmann sporting her crazypants(uit) spouting facts she just made up off the top of her head. Did you know that we had a founding father by the name of “Tom Addison, the Tom Adams, err, John Adamses?” I did not. Stammering idiot antics aside, if the speech she gave last week (see below) is any indication of her unbelievable talent for rewriting history we are in for a really rough rebuttal tonight.

Skip through the first bit. No scratch that– listen to her stumble over the names of our founding fathers first but then forward to around 9:30 to learn some interesting “facts” about that intellectual thief Thomas Jefferson’s and his plagiarisms of the Mayflower Contract. Shame on you TJ, I take back all the nice things I said about you in and around your memorial. Skip to 9:45 if you want to hear the “truth” about slavery and indentured servitude. I bet you thought those things existed! WRONG!

Eighteenth-century America: “It didn’t matter the color of their skin, it didn’t matter their language, it didn’t matter their economic status… it made no difference. Once you got here, we were all the same. Isn’t that remarkable.”

Yes, yes it certainly is!

I did my best to watch the whole thing but I couldn’t do it. I needed a breather after 12:30 where she talks about the auto bailouts. Yes, she even get shamefully recent history wrong.

“Did you ever think in your lifetime that you would see the federal government purchase the largest car companies in the United States?” she asks hands a-waving. 

No. Because most people, those of us who believe in things like “sales figures” and “reported profits” realize GM and Chrysler aren’t the two largest car companies in the United States. Whoops. Also anyone who can google can easily find out that the government didn’t even really buy these companies: one is a private company, and the other is publicly traded.

“We are in for a treat tonight” – Stephanie Domingo

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