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Another Tea-Party Bimbo

June 29, 2011

Michele Bachmann may have a titanium spine, but she certainly suffers from foot-in-mouth disease. Like her bimbo-buddy, Sarah, she manages to mangle history every chance she gets.

Earlier this year, Bachmann told a group of local New Hampshire Republicans, “You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord.” Actually, the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired in Massachusetts, not New Hampshire.

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos took the conservative congresswoman to task over her earlier statement that the nation’s Founding Fathers “worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.”

George pointed out to her that many of the country’s Founding Fathers, including Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, in fact had slaves and that slavery wasn’t abolished until the Civil War.

Bachmann responded, saying: “Well if you look at one of our Founding Fathers, John Quincy Adams, that’s absolutely true. He was a very young boy when he was with his father serving essentially as his father’s secretary. He tirelessly worked throughout his life to make sure that we did in fact one day eradicate slavery…”

George corrected her again pointing out that he (John Quincy Adams) “wasn’t one of the Founding Fathers – he was a president, he was a Secretary of State, he was a member of Congress, you’re right he did work to end slavery decades later. But, so you are standing by this comment that the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery?”

Bachmann said, “Well, John Quincy Adams most certainly was a part of the Revolutionary War era. He was a young boy but he was actively involved.”

I’ll bet she can see Russia from her house too.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2011 11:35 AM

    I haven’t paid as much attention to her but it is starting to seem as if everyone is now just picking on these two just because they are women. Did Geraldine Ferraro go through all of this nit picking too? I am not supporting either Michelle or Sarah but it seems as if guys in particular are just anti-woman in charge.

    • July 1, 2011 12:30 PM

      You bring up a good point. I’m sure that a lot of men wouldn’t trust a woman to hold the highest office in the land. There will always be sexists who feel that way just as there will always be racists who hate Obama simply because he’s black. I think Geraldine Ferraro was undeservedly “nit-picked” for this reason. That was a different time, but sexism still exists. I think she was a strong and intelligent candidate for V.P., and that she was better presidential material than her running mate, Walter Mondale.

      The reason these two bimbos get picked on so harshly is not because they are women, but because they’re megalomaniacal morons that espouse the wrong-headed far-right-wing ideology. They are dangerous and the thought of them being in charge is frightening. I feel the same way about such male kooks as Neut Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Tim Paulenty, and Haley Barbour. Fortunately, they are not such a threat because their campaigns have self-destructed, or will soon. The scariest thing about the bimbos is the huge amount of support they garner from the misinformed wing-nuts that make up the constituency of the republican party. We who “pick on” the bimbos, et al, feel it is our duty to point out to those sheeple why these people are insane and wrong for America.

      Had Obama lost the nomination to Hillary Clinton, I would have supported her regardless of her gender. I don’t think the right wing will ever come up with a candidate – male or female – that won’t scare me to death because of their ideology.

  2. July 8, 2011 11:49 PM

    Very well said. I still can’t believe they actually let ordinary citizens vote. Or citizens without a college degree at least. Don’t worry, I don’t have one so that would include me. I realize how politically incorrect that may be but it is the truth. I understand the fact that everyone has a right to vote and why but there are way too many people who just have no sense at all. Certainly not enough to vote for president of the United States of America.

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