Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hillbilly Report: Creating Reality Michele Bachmann Style

by: By BERRY CRAIG Sun Jan 30, 2011 at 00:31:13 AM ES

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was flamed out the other night over Rep. Michele Bachmann’s claim that the

Founding Fathers worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.

Matthews called Bachmann a "balloon head."

The founders, several of whom owned slaves, were long gone by the 1860s. it was the Civil War, the Emncipation Procalmation and the 13th Amendment to the constitution ended slavery.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper also took Bachmann to task on his TV show.

He said Bachmann "airbrushed herself some new history" and suggested her comments were "either a deliberate rewriting of our history or signs that she has a shaky grasp" about what happened in the early days of our republic.

The GOP has been involved in historical revisionism since Newt Gingrich, a history professor, was the Speaker of the House. 

Conservatives were on the wrong of the slavery, child labor, the minimum wage and many other historical issues.

One Tea Party group wanted to ban the discussion of slavery in the revolutionary period because this issue besmirched the Founders. In Texas, the State Board of Education wanted Jefferson removed from the history books because of his mistrust of organized religion.

Rightardia has heard the standard GOP historical lies: the US was founded as a Christian nation, the Black Robed Regiment of clergy led the colonies against the British, the Civil War was fought over States' rights, the Great Depression was caused by the Democrats and the Voting Right Acts were sponsored by Republicans. 

All of these are fabrications, half truths and in most cases: outright lies.

Most of this "alternative" right wing alternative reality history can be found on Conservapedia. 

Conservaepdia was founded because of the "academic liberal bias"of Wikipedia. 

In other words, scholars with Ph.ds are baised but the hacks who write Conservpedia  know 'the truth." Much of itthe Conservapedia truth based upon the Bible.

We found this in the Conservapedia Commandments:

It is appropriate to quote or cite Wikipedia to illustrate the liberal view of an issue. For example, one could cite the Wikipedia atheism or evolution articles to illustrate a liberal view in regards to atheism or the evolutionary paradigm.

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