And yes, Michele…
the Civil War was indeed fought to end slavery.
Your average teabagger probably thinks that the American Civil War was not fought to end slavery. I’m guessing that they subscribe to one of those revisionist versions of American History in which the Civil War was about something else and slavery had nothing to do with it. That idea always perplexed me until now. Now, because of comments made by Michele Bachmann last week I understand that they don’t link the Civil War to slavery because they think that the institution of slavery was ended by the Founding Fathers.
Lat week, Bachmann said: “”we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.” ”
What an idiot.
Anderson Cooper responds to this and other remarks made by Michele The Moron Bachman:
John Quincy Adams worked tirelessly to what???? Hey, Slavery ended in the United States after it ended in any other Western country. We were the slavery country, and later, we became the Jim Crow country.
And now, sadly, we’re the Teabagging country. We’re doomed.
Hat tip to my friend Aseem Nevrekar, who knows more about American History than any teabagger and he’s not even an American! Which does not surprise me.