The Founders, she claimed, "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States....Men like John Quincy Adams, who would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country."
Chris Mathews on MSNBC's "Hardball" responded by hammering Bachmann all week for not knowing any American History. He corrected her by pointing out that slavery was not eradicated by the Founding Fathers, and that it actually took the Civil War and the 13th Amendment to do that. I think Chris Mathews was so busy correcting Bachmann that he failed to point out the obvious. John Quincy Adams was not a Founding Father! John QUINCY Adams was the SON of John Adams. John Adams, not his son, was the Founding Father. John Quincy Adams was only 9 years old when America declared independence from England. He may have been a prodigy, but I'm pretty sure he had nothing to do with our Revolution.
Well, I guess Sarah Palin got jealous that the retard spotlight had been taken away from her, because, after all, she had gotten so used to it. So she chimed in on Barrack Obama's "State of the Union" Address. Apparently she didn't like his references to Sputnik, and his declaration that this is "our Sputnik moment." Obama brought up the historic reference to demonstrate that as a nation, we've been behind before. The Soviets beat America to space with Sputnik. But America went on to win the space race by getting to the moon first. So, "Yey us!" was Obama's message, and let's beat those Chinese who own us, and everyone else, because "yes we can." Well, Palin mocked the president on Fox News for not understanding that Sputnik destroyed the Soviet Union. She said:
“That was another one of those WTF moments that when he has so often repeated the Sputnik moment that he would aspire Americans to celebrate. He needs to remember that what happened back then with the former communist USSR and their victory in that race to space. Yeah, they won, but they also incurred so much debt at the time, that it resulted in the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union, so I listen to that Sputnik talk over and over again, and I think we don’t need one of those.”
First of all, Sarah, points to you for using "WTF." I'm sure that will sit well with your family values constituency. And it will definitely get you the youth vote - at least, those young enough not to know first grade history. Unfortunately, people that young can't vote, but Palin probably doesn't know that. Secondly, a brief history lesson. Sputnik occurred in 1957. The Soviet Union didn't collapse till 1991. WTF??? And I think she meant the arms race destroyed the Soviet Union, not the space race. Oh well, who needs all that like learny education stuff anyways, eh Sarah?
Finally, Glenn Beck, current leader of the Republican Party, decided he wasn't going to let all the other retards in his party "out idiot" him. So, he qualified Michelle Bachmann, by stating that the Founding Fathers ended slavery with the Three-Fifths Compromise. WTF? Meanwhile, back in reality, (pay attention to this Glenn) the Southern states were not going to join the Union, because they were concerned that the North would eventually use the powerful Congress created by the US Constitution to abolish slavery. Southern delegates could already see the trend in the North. The North had already began to pass "gradual abolition laws." And slavery had already been banned in the Northwest territories. Abolitionist sentiment was on the move. So, to entice the South, and alleviate their fears about slavery being abolished, the North agreed to the Three-Fifths Compromise, which allowed the South to count their slave population as three-fifths of a person for deciding representation in Congress. This would allow them to keep abolitionist laws from being introduced. It furthered and ultimately increased slavery, Glenn; it didn't end it. The Founding Fathers then went on to write a gag order into the Constitution. They put a ban on Congress even discussing abolishing the slave trade for 20 years.
These are the people running the Republican Party folks. They lack even the most basic knowledge of American History, and yet nearly every day they call their political enemies anti-American. I'll accept such a criticism from Michelle Bachmann the second that she can even locate America on a map.