Epic History Fail

January 26th, 2011at 11:38am Posted by Eli

We can always count on Michele Bachmann to say something untrue and downright crazy. It’s just the way she’s wired, I guess.

Speaking at an event sponsored by Iowans For Tax Relief, Bachmann hailed the “different cultures, different backgrounds, different traditions” of the early European settlers in America, adding that the “color of their skin” or “language” or “economic status” didn’t preclude them from seeking happiness.

“Once you got here, we were all the same,” she said. “Isn’t that remarkable? It is absolutely remarkable.”

The Minnesota Republican called slavery an “evil” and “scourge” and “stain on our history.”

“But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States,” Bachmann added, claiming “men like John Quincy Adams… would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country.”

Awesome.  I had no idea that John Quincy Adams was one of the founding fathers.  I guess Lincoln was too, because he’s famous and his face is on money and stuff.

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