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Bachmann And Palin: Not Daughters Of The American Revolution


There are some Republicans that advocate “literacy tests” to vote, and I might just agree with them if only to weed out some of their so-called GOP leaders.

Maybe to hold public office we should have the elected candidate be required to take a basic High School American history quiz before assuming office, or even better, take the “naturalization” tests which we give to immigrants becoming American citizens.

It’s so very sad when you hear Republicans talk about cutting funding for education, especially when their leaders show a lack of knowledge.

First we have a “Tea Party” favorite, Congresswoman  Michelle Bachmann, moving Lexington and Concord MA to New Hampshire for the “shot heard ’round the world.”

Now her lack of geography and history knowledge is joined by Alaska’s Ex-Governor Sarah Palin’s assertion that Paul Revere’s “midnight ride” through the countryside was to “warn the British.”

Of course they will explain these “gaffs” by simply saying they miss-spoke.

I also admit to being somewhat amused on how Palin was able to turn the historic ride of Paul Revere into a second amendment issue, when at the time of his ride, the Constitution was not even a glimmer in any Founding Fathers’ “eyes.”

I can hear my good Republican friends now, “you know what they meant so it’s not an issue, they just miss-spoke.”

Guess facts get in the way of the ideology.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Michael Nunn permalink
    06/04/2011 4:51 pm

    Dear Ms. Hand,

    It really, really REALLY goes down hard when one of us liberals, in confronting the historical, logical and intellectual illiteracy of the Right, fails him/herself to demonstrate mastery of the basics of English grammar. I’ll try to keep it short:

    DON’T USE APOSTROPHES IN PLURAL NOUNS. Don’t write, “The Republican’s are stupid.” Okay? Apostrophes are used in nouns only to denote the possessive case. “The car’s left front tire blew out.” In the case of a plural possessive noun, you write, “It was the Republicans’ fault.”

    The one exception to this is the word “It’s/its.” “It’s” is a contraction of the phrase, “It is.”

    “Its” is the possessive case. “The problem with the Republican platform is its total absence of social concerns.”

    Apostrophes are also used in contractions: “I can’t do that.”


    Thank you.

  2. 06/04/2011 4:59 pm

    Just because I’m gay doesn’t mean I’m a Ms., but your point well taken and I should have re-read before posting.

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