Michele Bachmann was already in hot water after signing a pledge that appears to maybe, sorta-kinda, call for a ban on porn. Now it turns out that same pledge included a controversial slavery-related clause in its preamble, forcing Bachmann to backpedal and the group behind the pledge to ultimately remove the reference. The section in question read, “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,” Politico reports.The full story is HERE.
A couple of thoughts/points:
1. Although the authors of the pledge removed the reference to slavery, that DOESN'T CHANGE the fact that Bachmann signed it while it was still there. Lets assume for the sake of argument, she didn't read it. That thought does not make me feel that much better. Most responsible folks read everything before they put their John Hancock on it.
2. The General election will be a very tough race this time around. Whoever the nominee is, this person will need to attract independents and disenfranchised Democrats. If Bachmann were to be the nominee, this pledge that she signed will not sit very well, nor should it. If I were an African American disenfranchised with President Obama and the direction of the economy, I might think twice about pulling the lever.
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