I gather from reading Ricochet and from exploring the blogosphere that Michele Bachmann is supposed to have blotted her copybook by signing a document that includes in its preamble the following:
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.
This has given rise to outrage among liberals. Here it has given rise to a wringing of hands. I cannot for the life of me imagine why. Are we afraid of our own shadows? Mention the word race and tell anything resembling the truth, and we run for the exits. Take a look at the offending words. Where is there one thing said that is not true? It is, indeed, shocking. But that is the point. In one very important particular, African-Americans are worse off under the administrative entitlements state than they were in the last years of slavery. It could even be put in more shocking terms. The overall bastardy rate is 40%. White Americans are worse off in this particular than black Americans were under slavery in 1860.
Instead of piling on, we should be praising Michele Bachmann for stating a truth that we need to face up to. If conservatives cannot come to the defense of those who state the unvarnished truth, they are no more worthy of governing than are the liberal fantasists now in control.
Friends, get a grip.