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    Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class president

    Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class president - Yahoo! News

    Myers was angry that many of the most visible female politicians were seen as fodder for jokes and ridicule, which made her peers think it was ok to mock her political aspirations, too. She singled out Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) after her father noticed the congresswoman had incorrectly stated the Revolutionary War Battles of Lexington and Concord happened in New Hampshire. (She told a group of conservatives in Manchester in March: "You're the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord.") In January, Myers watched agasp as Bachmann said America's founding fathers "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States."

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    When asked about female politicians she admires, Myers lists Abigail Adams, Sandra Day O'Connor, Margaret Thatcher, and Eleanor Roosevelt. But when we asked her about current officer-holders, she paused. "I'm trying to think," she says. "Generally the people I admire, most of them are deceased or they are retired from office," she concluded.
    This is great. Michelle Bachmann has become such a political joke that now even kids are calling her out for her ignorance. Tea Party Revisionism has reached new heights. Now the Founders were not only 'working' to end slavery, they ended it before the Civil War even took place. Next we'll be hearing about how the Founders predicted the Cold War and ended that too. I see a bright future for this young lady. Hopefully she'll dispel some of the myths surrounding female politicians.
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    I was just reading this article and busted out laughing! No, not at the 16-year old girl, but at her commentary concerning Michelle Backmann's gaffs concerning her knowledge of U.S. history. This part had me rolling:

    Myers was angry that many of the most visible female politicians were seen as fodder for jokes and ridicule, which made her peers think it was ok to mock her political aspirations, too. She singled out Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) after her father noticed the congresswoman had incorrectly stated the Revolutionary War Battles of Lexington and Concord happened in New Hampshire. (She told a group of conservatives in Manchester in March: "You're the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord.") In January, Myers watched agasp as Bachmann said America's founding fathers "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States."

    "We covered the presidents, and we're currently at Jackson," Myers says. She says that though John Adams (and his son John Quincy Adams, who was not a founding father) objected to slavery, the other founding fathers did own slaves. They were all dead before slavery was officially abolished in 1865, during the Civil War.
    Now, I've watched Jay Leno's "JayWalking" segment on his show dozens of times, and I know he loves to poke fun at young adults - usually college kids - about their lack of knowledge on U.S. history or current events, but this kid apparently pays attention in class. I'd love to see her debate Bachmann just to see "if she (Bachmann) really is smarter than a 5th grader". (Okay, so the teen is atleast a junior in high school, but even a 5th grader knows when the slaves were freed. LOL)

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    She [Myers] decided that Bachmann's inaccurate historical statements were irresponsible, since they reflected badly on women everywhere, and particularly on Myers herself. The forceful letter Myers ended up writing to Bachmann, challenging her to a showdown over the Constitution and civics generally, quickly went viral on political blogs.

    Myers still hasn't received a response from Bachmann, but says she's ready to make good on the debate challenge at a time and venue of the congresswoman's choosing. A request for comment from Bachmann's spokesman has gone unanswered.
    All I can say is, "You go, girl!" LMAO
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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Watching my daughter watch Newt Gingerich yesterday on Meet the Press was pretty hilarious. She drew the conclusion: "he's a douche."

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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Watching my daughter watch Newt Gingerich yesterday on Meet the Press was pretty hilarious. She drew the conclusion: "he's a douche."
    she's got a great future ahead.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Somebody doesn't know the word "aghast"?

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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Somebody doesn't know the word "aghast"?
    I've pretty much given up being surprised at the astonishingly poor level of spelling here at DP and from supposedly professional journalists. Just today I've noticed 'to' being used in place of 'too', and 'mute' instead of 'moot'. Gah! What's the point? I'm agasp.
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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Inorite!? I'm completely ajar.

    Except in Hatuey's defense? That "agasp" was actually from the Yahoo article.
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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Except in Hatuey's defense? That "agasp" was actually from the Yahoo article.
    No, I wasn't actually having a go at Hatuey, hence my comment about 'professional' journalists. Buchurite.
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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I've pretty much given up being surprised at the astonishingly poor level of spelling here at DP and from supposedly professional journalists. Just today I've noticed 'to' being used in place of 'too', and 'mute' instead of 'moot'. Gah! What's the point? I'm agasp.
    ya know, for all intensive porpoises, grammifying on the internets shuld be takin litely. :P

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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    How does this rate as breaking news

    or worthy of a thread

    now if the Headline was "girl who challenged Bachman kidnapped" now that would be newsworthy

    but an insignificant hs kid who already had her 15 minutes of fame?



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