Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chris Matthews Rips Tea Party Leader Sal Russo for Defending Nonsense from Bachmann

Other than his reference to Michele Bachmann as "this woman" which came off as condescending, Chris Matthews absolutely guts Tea Party Express leader Sal Russo after confronting him about Bachmann's ridiculous comments in Iowa that our founding fathers somehow worked to end slavery when most of them were slave owners. They wrote it in to the Constitution for goodness sakes.

Bachmann also says that John Quincy Adams was a founding father who worked to end slavery. He was the sixth President of the United States and died some 15 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. Anyway, enjoy this skewering on MSNBC's Hardball.

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Anonymous said...

John Quincy Adams abhorred slavery and vehemently spoke out against it. In 1841 he represented the Africans who over took the slave ship Amistead and successfully won their freedom. Change takes time.

Jon E. Easter said...

I am aware of JQA's history. He's one of the most intriguing figures in our history. A man who was elected President but loved his job as a legislator in the House more.

I am also aware of his work in the Amistad case.

My point is that JQA was not a founding father. JQA's father was a founding father.