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01-26-2011, 07:38 PM
Chris Matthews: Michele Bachmann A 'Balloon Head' (VIDEO)

On Tuesday's "Hardball," Chris Matthews was so incredulous about Michele Bachmann's interpretation of American history that he called her a "balloon head," and he could hardly keep himself from yelling at a co-founder of the Tea Party group which has selected the Republican to give a response to President Obama's State of the Union address.

Matthews was speaking to Tea Party Express co-founder Sal Russo. He played the same tape which had also gotten Anderson Cooper riled up, where Bachman lauds the Founding Fathers for working "tirelessly to end slavery."

"I don't know what to make of that, Sal," Matthews said. "That's balloon head. That's not what our history was founded on. We founded on a Constitution which...treated slaves as three-fifths of a person. It went all the way to the Civil War."

watch it (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/25/chris-matthews-michele-bachmann-balloon-head_n_814033.html)



01-26-2011, 09:03 PM
Obviously Mathews doesn't know that 3/4's of the founders were abolitionists.

01-26-2011, 09:06 PM
Matthews and Q have one thing in common for sure...no credibility at all.

01-27-2011, 02:55 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Obviously Mathews doesn't know that 3/4's of the founders were abolitionists. </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Cooper called Bachmann's comments, which she made at a Tea Party event in Iowa, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>"startling."</span> He played a video of Bachmann talking about people arriving to America throughout history, saying, <u>"it didn't matter the color of their skin...their language...their economic status...once you got here, we were all the same."</u>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>"As good as that sounds, that's simply not true,"</span> Cooper said. "Irish immigrants didn't feel the same walking past storefronts with signs reading 'No Irish need not apply.' Japanese Americans didn't feel the same when they were placed in internment camps during World War II. And, of course, enslaved Africans certainly didn't feel the same when they were brought here against their will."

He then played another clip of Bachmann saying that <u>the Founding Fathers "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States."</u>

Again Cooper rightly said, she was wrong, pointing out that many of the founders, including Jefferson and Washington, owned slaves, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>and that protection of slavery was written into the Constitution via the three-fifths clause. </span></div></div>


01-27-2011, 04:11 AM
You really have no clue about US history do you?