Idiot Quote of the Week: Michele Bachmann on Slavery

I know it’s Monday, and there’s a whole week for Republicans to spew meaningless nonsense, but Michele Bachmann came up with this gem on America’s first European settlers (via TPM):

“How unique in all of the world, that one nation that was the resting point from people groups all across the world…It didn’t matter the color of their skin, it didn’t matter their language, it didn’t matter their economic status….Once you got here, we were all the same. Isn’t that remarkable?”

Yes Michele, Africans brought over in chains and forced into slavery were certainly ‘the same’ as white Europeans.

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