What can one say about a political party which allows an ignorant person such as Michele Bachman to become a spokesperson for their ideas? Ms. Bachman, decided to offer a Tea Party explanation as to why Barack Obama is a flaming Socialist who does not agree with the American people. According to Ms. Bachman, the “bureaucracy now tells us which light bulb to buy and may put 16.500 IRS agents in charge of policing President Obama’s healthcare bill.” She concluded her litany of errors by standing before a picture of the famous raising of the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima toward the end of WWII while saying it was a battle “against all odds.” David Frum, a Republican speechwriter for George Bush, commented: “Did Bachman really say that Iwo Jima was a battle against all odds? For the Japanese, I guess.” Michele, at a cost of thousands of American lives on Iwo Jima, EVERY JAPANESE SOLDIER WAS KILLED AND A FEW SURRENDERED AT IWO JIMA. ABOUT 80,000 JAPANESE CIVILIANS DIED.
Michele Bachman is like so many Tea Party folk who have no knowledge of American history.
For example, they claim the Income Tax was a “Socialist idea.” Actually, Socialist Abraham Lincoln instituted the first income tax. It was also an idea of the Populist Party in the 1890s which was composed of American farmers.
For example, they claim Social Security was a “Socialist idea.” The initial Social Security law was proposed by the arch conservative Otto Von Bismarck in Germany–IN ORDER TO FIGHT SOCIALISTS!
Oh, as for the Tea Party, the British government REDUCED THE TEA TAX.