After the State of the Union address by the President of the United States, self-appointed Tea Party spokeswoman and probable candidate for the Presidency, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota gave her unofficial response. Shocking was the inclusion of Ms. Bachmann’s recitation of the history of slavery in the US. Where did this woman learn her “facts?” According to Ms. Bachmann, the Founding Fathers eradicated the “scourge of slavery” from our shores. This would have been in the 18th Century by her history. Every schoolboy knows that some of the Founding Fathers owned slaves and cohabited with them producing illegitimate heirs. George Washington did not free his slaves until after his death. In fact, slavery in the US was ended by President Abraham Lincoln near the conclusion of the Civil War in the 19th Century. An extremely ugly chapter in our history followed which included “Jim Crowism,” many hangings of black people (ex-slaves), segregation and finally integration in the 20th Century! Somehow this true history was not taught in the school where Rep. Bachmann received her instruction. Ms. Bachman’s Bio says she went to Anoka High School in Anoka, MN.
Rep. Bachmann has offended every afro-american in the United States with her ludicrous rendition of the suffering of black people throughout our history. Her callous lack of regard for this sensitive subject is immeasurable. No mere apology will suffice! Rep. Bach gave her “herstory” of slavery during a speaking engagement in Iowa where Presidential candidates go to test the water. I am sure the good people of Iowa were shocked and alarmed that such an unworthy politician could have risen to her level of the Tea Party and actually be a well-known republican member of the US House of Representatives. Ms. Bachmann, you have embarrassed yourself royally! Please return to that dark night of your obscurity and be heard of no more. You cannot recover from offending millions of potential voters in this way. Bye bye!