Michele Bachmann Explains Early America to Kindergartners Adults

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In a speech delivered to the Iowans for Tax Relief this weekend, tea party queen Michele Bachmann described early America as a "remarkable" place where everyone was equal.

"How unique in all of the world, that one nation that was the resting point from people groups all across the world. It didn't matter the color of their skin, it didn't matter their language, it didn't matter their economic status. It didn't matter whether they descended from nobility or whether they have [weird blip in the video] a higher class or a lower class. It made no difference! Once you got here, we were all the same! Isn't that remarkable? It is absolutely remarkable!"

What the hell? Obviously, skin color and economic status mattered a lot, actually. White landowning males were the only ones with the privilege of voting for decades after the nation's founding. Is Iowans for Tax Relief composed entirely of kindergartners? Kindergartners who somehow worry about taxes but are not mature enough to handle a nuanced account of American history?

Bachmann: America Was Founded On Diversity (VIDEO) [TPM]