Monday, January 31, 2011

Just when I thought I'd never cite Chris Matthews

Have a look at this, from Chris Matthews in response to Michele Bachmann on how hard the Founding Fathers fought against slavery.

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ETA: hat tip Prometheus 6 where I saw this first (sorry about that)


CNu said...

Glenn Beck exploded at Chris Matthews for his comments denigrating Michele Bachmann and her views on American history.

Matthews called Bachmann a "balloon head" on Tuesday for saying that the Founding Fathers "worked tirelessly to end slavery." He noted that, besides the fact that many of the founders owned slaves, and that slavery only ended nearly a hundred years after the founding of America, slavery was also protected in the Constitution via the three-fifths clause, which stated that slaves would be counted as three-fifths of all other people when it came to determining how many seats in Congress each state was due.

Beck called the attacks on Bachmann "disgraceful" and said they were happening "because she could run for president of the United States and she could win."

ProfGeo said...

Thanks, I figured this commentary by Matthews would not be well received by certain other pundit-hosts. Now that Olbermann's gone I don't have a good line on what Beck and crew might be saying.

CNu said...

clearly then you need to add a little of their crunchy and mostly indigestible fiber to your diet...,

go on, try it - in the interest of diversity - it's good for you!(^;