Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Answers (18)
  • "It didn't matter the color of their skin. It didn't matter their language. It didn't matter their economic status," Bachmann told the audience while describing the experience of early settlers in America. 


    "It didn't matter whether they descended from known royalty or are of 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."


    Her spokesman did not immediately return requests for comment.


    Cooper quickly pointed out the difficulties a number of ethnic groups have faced, including Irish immigrants, Japanese-Americans who were placed in internment camps and enslaved Africans who were brought to the U.S. against their will.

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:02 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • If im interpreting this right...this woman is crazy!! Since when was it easy? Didnt we fight off the Indians that were here first? LOL This woman is a nut job and all you can do is laugh and feel bad that she is that uneducated andnaive
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 8:15 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Actually, if you look at her remarks she is talking about EARLY settlers. And if you're talking about those that came over on the Mayflower I think she is absolutely correct, even to a certain extent after that. In England you had basically 2 classes of people...royalty (not just king, queen, prince etc, but also barons, etc.) and commoners. Here in the U.S. there was no royalty so everyone was the same.

    Also, this would have been before the Irish came over. And way way way before the Japanese were placed in the camps which after Pearl Harbor was attacked in the 1940's.
    DSamuels

    Answer by DSamuels at 8:19 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • She is bat crazy!! I can't believe some people love this woman?

    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 8:19 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Your saying that RACE and SEX were treated equally?? Economic status??


    umm.....


    She was also WRONG on the founders and slavery...

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:22 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Also, this would have been before the Irish came over. And way way way before the Japanese were placed in the camps which after Pearl Harbor was attacked in the 1940's.


    She talked about settlers up through slavery and so forth


    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2011/01/25/2011-01-25_anderson_cooper_rips_gop_rep_michele_bachmann_over_comments_on_slavery_diversity.html


    more

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:26 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Here in the U.S. there was no royalty so everyone was the same.
    _____________
    This is really, really untrue. Just...well. Please look it up. There were indentured servants, slaves, never mind what they did to the Native people of America, or how they saw them. Be very, very wary of whatever Bachmann says. She just pulls stuff out of thin air.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 8:27 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I love her! What a smart beautiful woman! Palin / Bachmann 2012!
    SxyMartini

    Answer by SxyMartini at 8:28 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • The GOP needs to rein her in. Last thing the GOP needs at this point, is a TPM member and loose cannon splitting the party and further tarnishing their image and chances in 12-
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 8:47 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Ugh....................


    Who wants to spend 55 minutes to try and see what you people are bitching about?

    Geeessh!

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:14 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN