Liars Like Michele Bachmann Makes Anderson Cooper Feel So Unsexy

Is it more, or is Anderson Cooper at his cutest when he’s keeping other people honest? (Say what you will about glass houses! Moving on.) He’s also at his cutest when he goes after folks like Michele Bachmann, who insists on writing her own version of America history.

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  • Dan Skinner

    Michele Bachmann needs an old priest… and a young priest.

  • Lee

    How did that fool ever get elected?

  • Red Meat

    If the HBO mini series is true, John Adams didn’t own slaves and didn’t want too. He moved into the White House and did not like that they had slaves. Just keeping em honest Anderson :)

  • Roman

    Michele Bachmann has a history of reckless speech, calculated lies, and manufactured nuance that changes at her whim to deflect legitimate criticism. Her inflammatory rhetoric is shameless and dangerous. Most media sources have given her a pass. They feed off the division her actions and words create. Her ego – massive. Her ambitions – frightening.

  • divkid

    i find this chilling. an orwellian rewriting of history. once these people take power (and i fear they will) this will become the accepted version, to disagree will be unpatriotic, un-American, and then un-christian.

    far fetched? well, which civilised enlightened person would ever have imagined that in the 21st century america, evolutionary science would be under attack from pesudo-science, peddling spurious religous creationist crack-pottery, falsifying text books. IN AMERICA!

    they accuse the left of thought control, but this is right wing political correctness of the worst kind.

  • rrr

    @Red Meat: The Adams who Bachmann mentioned as example was John QUINCY Adams, son of John Adams who was the subject of the miniseries. As AC said, John Quincy Adams was not a founding father and it was he not his father who (eventually in later life) became a strong public advocate against slavery.

    Bachmann claimed the founding fathers “worked tirelessly” to end slavery which is a totally false statement. “Working tirelessly” against slavery is completely different than not personally owning slaves and not being thrilled about having them around the White House, and many founding fathers did not fit even that profile. The founding fathers had varying degrees of participation, enthusiasm and support for the institution of slavery.

    She also said John Quincy Adams “would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country”, which makes it sound like emancipation happened within his life time although it didn’t.

    Bachmann sweeping generalizations about the equality views of all the founding fathers was straight out wrong and ignorance and/or lies, as he’s pointing out here. These tea party people who evoke the founding fathers all the time always seem to have their own totally false ideas about who the founding fathers were and what they were about.

  • afrolito

    This bitch is so stupid, and so are the people who voted for her.

  • huh

    If only Anderson Cooper and his colleagues would make even half the effort he expended here before they parrot the tripe that is secreted from the mouths of Obama and his sycophants. But, no. Let’s instead jump on the fact that John Quincy Adams is not John Adams. Yeah, that’ll show ‘em.
    This was a useless nonstory. Nobody in their right mind gives a crap about Bachmann…only a very small group if that. Anderson Cooper is always making a mountain out of a mole hill. This is yet again his attempt at making fun of, harassing, what ever you want to call it, all women on the right side. No, I take that back, all women in politics in general. He did the same thing to Hillary when she was running for president. Hounded her yet didn’t call out Obama on his 57 state gaff or any other ridiculous claim he made.
    If Anderson wants to keep everyone honest maybe he should start with himself and how he could not even show where Indiana was on a US map. Now if that isn’t sad I don’t know what is.

  • Jay

    aw this made cooper hot again.

    I wanted me a learned man.

  • Jimmy

    When Anderosn Cooper comes out of the closet, wake me up.

  • rrr

    @huh: Making a little gaff is not the same as making a speech full of lies that offensively and ridiculously attempts to erase the long history of American inequality, the struggle and prejudice many minorities have faced in this country, and the actual deeds and beliefs of the founding fathers.

    When someone running for or holding a public office tells obvious ridiculous giant offensive lies like Bachmann they deserve to get called on it. AC has called men on that kind of thing too.

  • Montana

    Michele Bachmann did not say how we got here from eight years of poor leadership, two wars without end, diminsihed Civil liberties. Its like she crawl out from under a rock just to complain about our current President. We all know that Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works started the Tea Party, grasroots, please. She like Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle and Linda McMahon, they are just not right but funny. I especially like the clip of Bachmann saying that the founding fathers abolished slavery, wow, what a liar, not the first or last time that will happen. Does anyone with self-respect real believe her?

  • leenie17

    Don’t you read those special history text books the right wing is rewriting?

    You know, the ones that claim that the Bush years were filled with rainbows and unicorns and cherry lollipops. There was no unemployment, no sickness, the economy was booming and every day was sunny. Everyone had a wonderful job, Katrina was the name of the waitress at your favorite diner and there were no criminals, no terrorist attacks, and the whole big, wide world loved us. The folks in Afghanistan and Iraq were really just having picnics in the desert and wore camo to make it more of a challenge when they played hide and seek. And Guantanamo Bay was for square dancing! And finally the Virginia and Texas Board of Education just approved the book and its use in their public schools.

    Didn’t you read that part yet???

  • Jbrandonloberg

    i’m convinced that people like Bachmann don’t know what they believe in; they’re simply trying to capitalise on conservatives’ righteous indignation after the 2008 election.

    i don’t remember who said it first, but it’s a case of being sore losers, as opposed to having a legitimate grievance pertaining to any one issue. As i’ve said many times in the past, conservative Republicans are chagrined because they had such high hopes for Bush, and when he couldn’t deliver, the inevitable consequence was Obama, and the Democrats’ takeover of Congress. That’s what happens in a two-party system. Love him or despise him, Obama’s election in 2008 was far more an eventuality than it was a victory. The GOP ran McCain–and especially Palin–as a crapshoot; they knew it was doubtful they would win, but they wanted to see what would happen. Today’s teabaggers, and pols like Michelle Bachmann, are merely manifestations of conservative hand-wringing; recalcitrant children whining about their decline in power. However, just as entertainers (take Marilyn Manson, for example) are blamed for the sometimes overzealousness of their fans, the outlandish rhetoric and apocalyptic tone employed by people like Bachmann, and does make an impression upon those with compromised intellects. Consider the so-called ‘Hutaree’: it’s impossible for any rationally thinking person to take a group like this seriously, and my guess is even the FBI didn’t seriously give shrift to the notion that they posed any legitimate threat to the government, however, if a few far-right nutjobs decided they could catalyse a revolution by gunning down government employees or blowing up a post office, that’s more than enough reason to intervene. Bachman, Palin, Beck, etc. should consider the volatility of their audiences’ mental health, and avoid feeding the animals.


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