The Historical Ignorance Of The Right

Sarah Palin opens mouth and creates another shit storm:

Seeking to channel the sign-bearing, flag-waving enthusiasm of the "tea party" movement into ballot-box victories, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told hundreds of supporters Monday they couldn't "party like it's 1773" until Washington was flooded with like-minded conservatives.

The led to Gwen Ifill to tweet the following:

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Now the right is defending Palin as talking about the Boston Tea Party. Here’s Michelle Malkin:

“Ummm” yourself, nitwit.

Of course they wouldn’t know when the Tea Party occurred.

They’re too busy wallowing in teabagging jokes and hate smears.

But what else was happening in 1773, especially to Africans?

79ruSo to African-Americans, partying “like its 1773” means shackles and chains. This isn’t a “hate smear” Michelle; this is a hate fact.

And if we are going back to 1773, does that mean Russia gets Alaska back? Hey – at least Sarah Palin could truthfully say she “can see Russia from her house”.