Can you even believe how everybody is reporting that Michele Bachmann — while speaking to a crowd in New Hampshire, incorrectly said — "You're the state where the shot was heard around the world at Lexington and Concord." Where does the media get off on reporting things that people who want to be President of the United States say?! What nerve.
Clearly, this is all just part of Big Media's plan to take down Bachmann because they're so afraid of her huge conservative brain…
Bachmann, the Tea Party darling who's considering running for president in 2012, acknowledged that she made a mistake when she said (incorrectly) over the weekend that the Revolutionary War started in Concord, N.H., not at Lexington and Concord in nearby Massachusetts, where the revolution actually got underway.
"I made a mistake; I should've said Massachusetts rather than New Hampshire," she said Tuesday. "We all know that there's a double standard in the media."
Exactly! What she clearly meant to tell that New Hampshire crowd was, "You're just next door to the state where the shot was heard around the world at Lexington and Concord." Because nothing gets a crowd more amped up than praising other states in the near vicinity. Classic political technique.
Tags: American Revolution, House of Representatives, Massachusetts, Michele Bachmann, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Primaries, Republicans
Republican Liberty Caucus Chairman Andrew Hemingway on Michele Bachmann's U.S. History flub in New Hampshire over the weekend…
"It was an obvious slip and was not an indication of her intelligence."
Reassuring everybody that your preferred presidential candidate is not stupid is a regular normal thing in politics, right?
Tags: American Revolution, Massachusetts, Michele Bachmann, New Hampshire, Primaries, Quote Unquote, Republicans
This may seem a little crude and inchoate as far as historical models go, but it's as close as science can come to actually understanding what happened at the beginning of our country. We know that quarks and gluons forged a relationship to create protons and neutrons at about 10−6 seconds and after that the country started expanded exponentially*, but before that point, things are a little hazy.
* I often confuse American history and Big Bang cosmology. Sorry.
Tags: 4th of July, American Revolution, Founding Fathers, George Washington