“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

George Stephanopolous gets schooled on US history

The despicable media has made much of Michele Bachmann's supposed mistake when she said that the founding fathers had fought against slavery. Liberal toady George Stephanopolous challenged her history saying, "Now with respect Congresswoman, that's just not true."

As it turns out George, she is precisely correct. Over at American Spectator there's an article by Jeffrey Lord highlighting Mark Levin's evisceration of George S. where he shows published writings by no less than Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton in which they argued for the end of slavery.

In addition, the 3/5th's compromise which we've gone over here at TRR before, was included in the original Constitutional convention. It's specific purpose was to diminish the influence of slave states in the convention.

I wonder if George will offer the on-air apology that Michele Bachmann deserves? I won't be holding my breath.


Bill said...

The liberals are invincible in what the think they "know"; such things as "Bush stole the 2000 election", "tax cuts never work", "the Tet Offensive was a Viet Cong victory", etc.

Ed said...

Yes Bill, it's like they have these cliched phrases and mantras, that they reflexively and thoughtlessly employ to criticize conservatives, but they've never thought to look and see if they are accurate, because they work.

-reforming Soc.Sec. will force old people to eat dog food.
-lowering taxes forces cop, firemen, and teacher layoffs...but never gov't bureaucrats.
-rich people got rich on the backs of the poor
-republicans hate black people

The list goes on and on and on.

Bill said...

My favorite recent one is about how "Bush turned a multi-trillion dollar surplus into deficits," or some such formulation because "he gave tax cuts to the rich." The huge surpluses were never more than projections - and we all know how accurate 10 year projections are. They also conveniently forget that something happened in Sept 2001 to change things a lot.

Of course if a certain conspiracist still lurks here he will point out that Bush planned 9/11. ;-)