I realize that the GOP is striving to blunt the ugliness of America’s past when it comes to slavery, but future GOP Clown Car occupant Michele Bachmann is not exactly the best spokesperson for the cause. From my POV, it’s essential that she keep stepping before any mic and letting the batsh*t rip.
I mean come on, who is going to buy this?
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) had an interesting take this weekend on America’s first European settlers, who she said “had different cultures, different backgrounds, different traditions.”
“How unique in all of the world, that one nation that was the resting point from people groups 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.
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.”
Realizing that the little issue of white founders owning black people had to be mitigated, Bachmann fantasizes that the founders didn’t want to keep a good economic arrangement going; after all, they got free labor and sex benefits (see founder Thomas Jefferson raping and knocking up his Sally Hemings, for example). That this posed a problem seems to escape her; suggesting you can’t really include the negroes in the “all equal once we got here” celebration. Watch it.