Budlight presents: Michele Bachmann, Real woman of Genius

Today we salute you Ms. Profession­al Grifter History Revisionis­t
(Singing) Ms. Profession­al Grifter History Revisionis­t

Only you have the cojones to try to lead a Tea Party of individual­s demanding less government while simultaneo­usly accepting subsidies for your farm.
(Singing) Gotta love a handout

We love someone who represents values of fostering children, as long as the government kicks down some dough for those kids. And hey, you can pick which kids you want!
(Singing) Make sure none are gay now!

Today we salute you Ms. Profession­al Grifter History Revisionis­t
(Singing) Ms. Profession­al Grifter History Revisionis­t

So crack open a cold bottle of Fox Light, old Mother Hubbard. God knows you will need it the next time one of your children joins that pesky leftist Peace Corps.
(Singing) Ms. Profession­al Grifter History Revisionis­t”

“And perhaps then, too, there will flick across his mind a little errant wish, that a man might not have to become old — never outgrow the parks and merry-go-rounds of his youth. And he’ll smile, then, too, because he’ll know that it is just an errant wish, some wisp of memory, not too important really — some laughing ghosts that can cross a man’s mind … that are a part of a wish to revise History”
The Twilight Zone ‘ Walking Distance”

Michele Bachman acknowledged Tuesday that she misspoke when she claimed yesterday that actor John Wayne was from her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. But the 2012 GOP hopeful refused to dial back on another one of her notable gaffes: Her claim that the nation’s Founding Fathers “worked tirelessly to end slavery.”

In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, the Minnesota congresswoman insisted she was right on the slavery claim and pointed to the career of John Quincy Adams, the nation’s sixth president who was not yet nine years old when the Declaration of Independence was drafted with the help of his father, John Adams.

What’s funny about her defense of John Quincy Adams being a founding father is that even if he was a founding father and involved in the Revolutionary War era, that’s not even the time in America when slavery was being fought against. That was the Civil War era, some 100 hundred years later. The Founding Fathers were the ones who claimed that blacks were 3/5 of a person and were property, and that’s when slavery flourished. John Quincy Adams was long dead before slavery was attacked and eventually abolished. Now its part of our history for people to revise

Bachmann insisted John Quincy Adams, who later worked to end slavery, should be considered a “Founding Father.”

“He was a very young boy when he was with his father serving essentially as his father’s secretary,” Bachmann told ABC. “He tirelessly worked throughout his life to make sure that we did in fact one day eradicate slavery.”

But Stephanopoulos interjected, insisting that the younger Adams had never been considered one of the Founding Fathers.

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

But in a separate interview with CNN’s American Morning, Bachmann admitted to occasionally “misspeaking”—including on her claim yesterday that Wayne, the legendary movie star, was born in Waterloo when in fact his hometown is Winterset, nearly 150 miles away. Rather, it was serial killer John Wayne Gacy who lived in Waterloo for a time.

“People can make mistakes and I wish I could be perfect every time I say something, but I can’t,” Bachmann told CNN. “But one thing people know about me is that I’m a substantive, serious person and I have a strong background.”

No, you don’t have to be perfect, but when you DO make a mistake and your approach then is to argue that you are right when you are clearly wrong, and to have your supporters attempt to change Wikipedia to match your personal version, then we all have a problem.

I’ve figured it out. John Quincy Adams rode along side Paul Revere through the streets of Boston ringing the bells and warning the British that John Wayne was coming. Think I’ll run for President!

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