What Fresh Hell Is This?

April 29, 2009

Don't Know Much 'Bout History (Part II)

Remember when Representative Michele Bachman thought it "interesting" that the previous influenza outbreak occurred under a "Democrat President"?

Even though it took place under the previous REPUBLICAN President.

Well on the same day, she made another gaffe. And our friends at Talking Points Memo bring you the video:

Here's what TPM posted (be sure you're sitting down when you read this, the uncontrolled giggles might make you fall). The set-up:
On Monday night, our friends at Dump Bachmann reported, Bachmann took to the House floor and paid tribute to the economic policies of Calvin Coolidge and the "Roaring 20s" (the era that ended with a massive monetary contraction and the Great Depression). One particular line really does stand out, though -- saying Franklin Roosevelt turned a recession into a depression through the "Hoot-Smalley" tariffs.
And then the analysis:
Here's what really happened: When Franklin Roosevelt took office, unemployment was already about 25%. And the tariff referred to here was actually the Smoot-Hawley bill, co-authored by Republicans Sen. Reed Smoot of Utah and Rep. Willis Hawley of Oregon, and signed into law by President Herbert Hoover. [emphasis in original]
Hoot-Smalley, Smoot-Hawley. What difference does it make??

No wonder the GOP's devolving into a regional minority party


Sherry said...

she counts on her fans not checking. just like little annie who tried with all her might to whitewash joe mccarthy's actions.

jaywillie said...

I knew you guys would catch this.

Isn't Michelle Bachmann awesome?

Just when I think she can't say anything dumber, she opens her mouth.

Clyde Wynant said...

Bachman is also a fan of The Poo-Smelly Act :-)

She and Sarah should start doing candle parties together....though I'm not sure they could organize even that!