Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bachman's Alternate Universe

In additional to not knowing the history of the Founding, Michele Bachmann also missed out on recent American history.

Michele Bachmann's Tea Party overdrive mocked for Obama response | World news | The Guardian:

"...Even more ridicule was heaped on Bachmann for comments at the end of her statement, where she sought to conclude on a rousing patriotic note. As the backdrop changed to the famous photograph of the American flag being raised over the Pacific island of Iwo Jima she talked about the 'miracle' of America's creation, referring to the battle of Iwo Jima at the close of the second world war as 'a battle against all odds'.

David Frum, a former speechwriter for George Bush, was one of many to highlight the historical inaccuracy of that statement. He tweeted: 'Did Bachmann really say that Iwo Jima was a battle against the odds? For the Japanese I guess …'

Note: She's not from nor does she represent any part of the South.

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