During a recent speech she gave in Iowa, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) attempted to rewrite American history by proclaiming that our founding fathers ended slavery. Minnesota Tea Partyer who wants to be President of the U.S. but never will be say what?! Come on man! You can find a 3rd grader who's failing history and they'd know that the founding fathers didn't end slavery! The antics of people like Michele Bachmann are just one reason why I and many others are leery of Republicans/the Tea Party movement. Not to mention the fact that they put up with the antics of the Michele Bachmann's of the world.
Below is a segment from the January 25th edition of Hardball with Chris Matthews, with Tea Party Express founder Sal Russo and Salon.com managing editor Joan Walsh. The segment contains footage of Michele's controversial/non-factual comments about slavery. Just watch how Russo squirms when Chris grills him on Michele's comments about slavery and slavery in general. As a fan of Chris Matthews' pressing style of interviewing, this was an instant classic for me. It's right up there with the time when he destroyed Michelle Malkin or when he tore talk show host Kevin James a new one.