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For Michele Bachmann, a pattern of getting facts wrong (Mixes up Rev War history in NH)
Politico ^ | March 12, 2011 | JONATHAN MARTIN & KENDRA MARR

Posted on 03/12/2011 4:59:33 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s suggestion Saturday that the Revolutionary War began in Concord, N.H., rather than Lexington and Concord, Mass., marks the third time in recent months that the potential GOP presidential hopeful has committed a puzzling gaffe about history and current affairs.

Making her first trek to New Hampshire as a 2012 prospect, Bachmann told a GOP crowd in Concord: “You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world at Lexington and Concord.”

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“She makes Sarah Palin look like Count Metternich,” groaned longtime GOP consultant Mike Murphy on Twitter after reading about the Concord confusion.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: bachmann; concord; kendramarr; lexington; michellebachmann
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FWIW.
1 posted on 03/12/2011 4:59:42 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

FWIW... not too much. 57 states, anyone?


2 posted on 03/12/2011 5:00:43 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Thank you Pollutico.


3 posted on 03/12/2011 5:00:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

How many states are there? 57? Never mind...


4 posted on 03/12/2011 5:00:59 PM PST by RKM
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Um...

“57 states”

“Wellesleyan University”

“Speaking Austrian”

Oh, but that’s different to the state-controlled media.


5 posted on 03/12/2011 5:01:29 PM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
On her Facebook page, she posted:

So I misplaced the battles Concord and Lexington by saying they were in New Hampshire. It was my mistake, Massachusetts is where they happened. New Hampshire is where they are still proud of it!

and

And by the way... That will be the last time I borrow President Obama's tele-promoter!

Team Bachmann

6 posted on 03/12/2011 5:01:43 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

16 seconds... At least we have game.


7 posted on 03/12/2011 5:01:53 PM PST by RKM
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Ask people where the Battle of Bunker Hill took place and I guarantee most will get it wrong.


8 posted on 03/12/2011 5:01:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Mike Murphy needs his mouth smacked.


9 posted on 03/12/2011 5:02:49 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

When she says America watched FDR give his fireside chats on television during the Great Depression, then I’ll worry.


10 posted on 03/12/2011 5:04:03 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I just realized the other day where Obama got the 57 states from...

The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is an international organisation with a permanent delegation to the United Nations, with 57 member states.

11 posted on 03/12/2011 5:04:08 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

What fool would post this?


12 posted on 03/12/2011 5:04:08 PM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; pissant

Like water off a duck’s back./
(she’s NOT immune to MSM search and destroy damage)


13 posted on 03/12/2011 5:05:15 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: cripplecreek

It took place on Breed’s hill.


14 posted on 03/12/2011 5:06:11 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Gaffe’s didn’t seem to stop Biden from becoming VP - and he’s the gaffe-master.


15 posted on 03/12/2011 5:06:48 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

This article author is “making a mountain out of a mole hill.”


16 posted on 03/12/2011 5:06:55 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: USSR Didnt Fall
What fool would post this?

Apparently, the same kind of fool who likes to post daily Pollutico hit pieces on Sarah Palin.

FWIW.

17 posted on 03/12/2011 5:07:02 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Yeah...the StarTribune is having a field day with this.

Nevermind what Biden spouts on a daily basis, or the out and out lies from Zero’s presser yesterday concerning oil drilling and production....


18 posted on 03/12/2011 5:07:10 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Sharia? No, thanks.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

She will make a perfect President then since all the past Presidents have made similar mistakes.


19 posted on 03/12/2011 5:07:44 PM PST by Ben Mugged (Your refusing to accept the facts doesn't change the facts. Matt Dillon)
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To: Mmogamer

Exactly.

If you ask Sheila Jackson Lee she’s likely to tell you is was a massacre of slaves.


20 posted on 03/12/2011 5:08:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: johncocktoasten; Maine Mariner; Candor7; FlashBack; athelass; Tina Grazier; acapesket; exit82; ...
(((((PING)))))
21 posted on 03/12/2011 5:09:40 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“”And by the way... That will be the last time I borrow President Obama’s tele-promoter!””

Absolutely hilarious!!!


22 posted on 03/12/2011 5:10:09 PM PST by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

pissant?


23 posted on 03/12/2011 5:10:09 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Can she speak Austrian? Does she know the price of arugula?


24 posted on 03/12/2011 5:10:09 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: denydenydeny
U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama, already under fire from fellow Democratic candidates
for his supposed inexperience and unguarded comments on American foreign policy issues,
is raising eyebrows again after vowing to call "the president of Canada"

link

25 posted on 03/12/2011 5:11:05 PM PST by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: cripplecreek
OK, wise guy: Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

26 posted on 03/12/2011 5:11:38 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; pissant
marks the third time in recent months that the potential GOP presidential hopeful has committed a puzzling gaffe about history and current affairs.

Not puzzling at all to people who are paying attention. It was troll bait for the media ankle-biters and the PDS retards.

I suspect Michele has a good grasp of US History and Geography, especially after raising five kids and 23 foster kids.

27 posted on 03/12/2011 5:11:38 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

History was not a big deal when it was 0 and his atheist founding fathers giving him a bunch of “negative rights” in all 57 states.


28 posted on 03/12/2011 5:13:13 PM PST by omega4179
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To: Viking2002

Cary Grant? Ulysses?


29 posted on 03/12/2011 5:13:35 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

No offense but why is this being ‘pinged’?

So what? Is this suppose to ‘bash’ Bachmann for making an error?

FWIW? It’s not worth a Sh*t


30 posted on 03/12/2011 5:13:35 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: cripplecreek

Charlestown,MA?


31 posted on 03/12/2011 5:14:07 PM PST by omega4179
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To: Mmogamer
WRONG! Robert E. Lee.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

32 posted on 03/12/2011 5:16:41 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: Viking2002

You’re tricky...


33 posted on 03/12/2011 5:18:44 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I don’t like her because her voice reminds me of Rocky the flying squirrel.

This is all BS.

Take a peek at Exodus Chapter 4 verse 10.

Now go away.


34 posted on 03/12/2011 5:19:52 PM PST by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

You can be sure Obama knows more about Cetshwayo than he does Captain John Parker.


35 posted on 03/12/2011 5:21:28 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I just realized the other day where Obama got the 57 states from

That was quite the Freudian slip, wasn't it? I didn't realize that at first, either. Islam is pretty high in his mind's priority list.

36 posted on 03/12/2011 5:22:05 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Another Republican Conservative that is scaring the LSM!


37 posted on 03/12/2011 5:22:26 PM PST by Redleg Duke (I DO NOT BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA!)
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To: denydenydeny

CORPSEmen


38 posted on 03/12/2011 5:22:55 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Flag_This

Does she also say CORPSEman?


39 posted on 03/12/2011 5:23:07 PM PST by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: Just A Nobody

HA...READING your mind!


40 posted on 03/12/2011 5:23:43 PM PST by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: Viking2002

Isn’t Grant actually buried above the tomb?


41 posted on 03/12/2011 5:24:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world at Lexington and Concord.”

I don’t see the problem. Obviously the shot heard round the world would be heard whether one is in Concord, MA or Concord, NH. !!!


42 posted on 03/12/2011 5:24:18 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: cripplecreek

And aren’t sharks still swimming in a feeding pattern between Africa and America from the 1700’s?


43 posted on 03/12/2011 5:24:50 PM PST by healy61
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; pissant
That will be the last time I borrow [.] Obama's tele-promoter!

ROTFLOL! Go Michele!

44 posted on 03/12/2011 5:25:12 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
How on earth did you miss this map all over the web after that gaffe?

Maps & Graphs

45 posted on 03/12/2011 5:31:12 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: cripplecreek
Don't let facts get in the way of good juvenile humor.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

46 posted on 03/12/2011 5:31:12 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Well shoot, if you wanted to run somebody smart, you’d run me for President.

But I’m not interested in the job.


47 posted on 03/12/2011 5:32:26 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Liberals are really afraid of these woman. Great one liner.

Pray for America


48 posted on 03/12/2011 5:33:25 PM PST by bray (Hey Country Club, hold your noses this election.)
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To: goodnesswins

LOL! GMTA and all that. ;*)


49 posted on 03/12/2011 5:34:14 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: cripplecreek

Breed’s Hill, right? Everyone knows that.


50 posted on 03/12/2011 5:35:14 PM PST by proxy_user
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