Wait, did I hear that right? The “incursion against the Japanese”? I rewound the DVR 3 times to make sure I didn’t hear her wrong. Nope, she went on to say, “to symbolize all of America coming together to beat back a totalitarian aggressor.” What totalitarian aggressor does she think they fought back? Hitler?
Listening to the pundits afterward, the only thing they talked about was the oddness of a second, “unofficial” Republican response. Or the fact that the camera that CNN used wasn’t the one that Bachmann was looking into. DID YOU NOT HEAR HER REWRITE WORLD WAR II HISTORY?
So I thought, maybe I didn’t hear her say that, and sought out to check. Nope, sure enough, CNN has a transcript of the Bachmann response, and it’s right there.
Check the video yourself, (do yourself a favor and fast forward to the 5:45 mark).
While looking for this, I also read that earlier today she also rewrote some other American history by saying the founding fathers fought to end slavery. You know, by getting them counted as 3/5 a person and all.
I’d be very curious to hear what a Tea Party veteran, particularly a WWII vet has to say about their official spokesperson saying they helped save the Japanese.