Rep. Bachmann Ignores Slavery

During her urgent defense of billion-dollar health insurance companies at the National Press Club, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MInnesota) said that “other than Native Americans who were here, all of us have the same story.” She went on to insist that all Americans are descendants of “a risk-taker from their home country, doesn’t matter what the country is, but they took a risk, and they came here.” Bachmann’s remarks completely ignored the fact that the ancestors of today’s African-Americans were brought to the United States involuntarily as slaves.

(Source: CPAN and

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