Rightwing lunatic and Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who has been exploring a presidential campaign run, was giving a speech in New Hampshire, where she uttered the following (italics mine):
“What I love about New Hampshire and what we have in common is our extreme love for liberty,” the potential GOP presidential candidate said. “You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord. And you put a marker in the ground and paid with the blood of your ancestors the very first price that had to be paid to make this the most magnificent nation that has ever arisen in the annals of man in 5,000 years of recorded history.”
She repeated that statement in the same speech.
I would note that I write this post in Boston, Massachusetts, ten miles from Lexington.
This wasn’t an off-the-cuff statement either: someone actually wrote this. There was a teleprompter. Movement conservatives just make shit up because they’re lazy. I don’t know if this was simply incompetent pandering, or if conservatives can’t handle the idea that the American Revolution started in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, home of liberals and gays (AAAIIEEE!!!). Either way, it’s a complete divorce from reality–and, again, this was in a prepared speech.
By the way, Bachmann also had some remarks about education:
“I don’t think that our public schools are necessarily the place where one fixed set of political beliefs should be imposed on students,” Bachmann said. “I think that knowledge, facts, and information should be on the table, and let students decide what their beliefs should be.”
I guess Bachmann has decided to believe that the American Revolution started in New Hampshire.
In a sane political system, Bachmann would be given as much credence as the crazy guy on the subway.