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    Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Looks like Bachmann's handlers need to give her some more history lessons. The woman is an idiot.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_885868.html

    During an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was given an opportunity to set the record straight with regard to comments she made earlier this year lauding the nation's Founding Fathers for working "tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.”

    ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked the conservative congresswoman to address the statement, noting 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. Here's an excerpt of the exchange that went down:

    Bachmann: Well you know what’s marvelous is that in this country and under our constitution, we have the ability when we recognize that something is wrong to change it. And that’s what we did in our country. We changed it. We no longer have slavery. That’s a good thing. And what our Constitution has done for our nation is to give us the basis of freedom unparalleled in the rest of the world.

    Stephanopoulos: I agree with that…

    Bachmann: That’s what people want...they realize our government is taking away our freedom.

    Stephanopoulos: But that’s not what you said. You said that the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery.

    Bachmann: 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...

    Stephanopoulos: He 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?
    Asked if she stood by her assertion that the Founding Fathers worked hard to end slavery given the facts, 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."
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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    lol, classic Bachmann.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    Looks like Bachmann's handlers need to give her some more history lessons. The woman is an idiot.
    She gave a dumb answer. It's about as dumb as "57 states." Both are incorrect and dumb statements, but if one doesn't disqualify a candidate from being President, then the other one doesn't either. I think you liberals should give up the chase. Your candidate leads the parade. And let's not forget the current VEEP too. Woof!

    Maybe this is just evidence that American History should be better taught in schools and those schools should be public, private, and parochial.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    She was dead serious, and she would NOT back down.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    She gave a dumb answer. It's about as dumb as "57 states." Both are incorrect and dumb statements, but if one doesn't disqualify a candidate from being President, then the other one doesn't either. I think you liberals should give up the chase. Your candidate leads the parade. And let's not forget the current VEEP too. Woof!

    Maybe this is just evidence that American History should be better taught in schools and those schools should be public, private, and parochial.
    Yeah, right. Whatever you need to tell yourself, buddy.


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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Not a fan of Bachman and don't really think she has much chance at the nomination. But with regard to the OP, who really cares and why is Stephanopolis grilling Bachman on Early American History questions? The only goal seems to be chalk up another "talking point" whenever she gets one wrong.

    Maybe it happened, but i really don't remember Democratic candidates getting these same lines of questions in the past....



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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    She gave a dumb answer. It's about as dumb as "57 states." Both are incorrect and dumb statements, but if one doesn't disqualify a candidate from being President, then the other one doesn't either. I think you liberals should give up the chase. Your candidate leads the parade. And let's not forget the current VEEP too. Woof!

    Maybe this is just evidence that American History should be better taught in schools and those schools should be public, private, and parochial.
    Obama made the gaffe in Beaverton, Oregon; he had visited three states that day on the campaign; he was understandably very tired. What's Michele Bachmann's excuse?

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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    She gave a dumb answer. It's about as dumb as "57 states." Both are incorrect and dumb statements, but if one doesn't disqualify a candidate from being President, then the other one doesn't either. I think you liberals should give up the chase. Your candidate leads the parade. And let's not forget the current VEEP too. Woof!

    Maybe this is just evidence that American History should be better taught in schools and those schools should be public, private, and parochial.

    Did Obama try to back up that there are 57 states?

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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    I'm curious. When are the partisan hacks on the left who point out things like this and the partisan hacks on the right who point out things like this about Obama going to realize that all these candidates are human, make mistakes, and those of you pointing this out and making a big deal about it and proving that you have no credibility in discussing politics?
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    Re: Michele Bachmann: John Quincy Adams Was 'One Of Our Founding Fathers'

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    She gave a dumb answer. It's about as dumb as "57 states." Both are incorrect and dumb statements, but if one doesn't disqualify a candidate from being President, then the other one doesn't either. I think you liberals should give up the chase. Your candidate leads the parade. And let's not forget the current VEEP too. Woof!

    Maybe this is just evidence that American History should be better taught in schools and those schools should be public, private, and parochial.

    Obama can't even pronounce the word "Corpsman" right. He pronounces it "Corpseman".

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