A number of years ago I had the opportunity to walk the Freedom Trail in Boston. If you find yourself with the chance to experience it, I highly recommend it. I wasn’t prepared to be so moved by standing in front of so much history, but moved I was. In fact, before Kevin invited me aboard here, I started my own blog and I named it the “Internet Freedom Trail”. History is important. Those that don’t remember history are doomed to repeat it and all of that.
Well it would seem the more unhinged left is so doomed. At a Tea Party Express event in Nevada yesterday Sarah Palin warned the crowed not to get cocky and that they wouldn’t be able to “party like it’s 1773” until a number of tea-party backed candidates are safely elected. The Boston Tea Party occurred near the end of 1773 so the reference was rather obvious. Nothing to see here, move along.
However, a number of liberal tweeters went nuts with the quote. They’re knowledge of American history a foggy memory from grade school, they jumped on a Palin-is-stupid meme and mocked her for not knowing the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, not 1773. How desperate do you have to be to try to discredit a movement to not see the connection between tea party and the Boston Tea Party?
Specifically they note that Gwen Ifill jumped into the fray.
Sarah Palin: party like its 1773! ummmm,That’s from Gwen Ifill, respected PBS fixture and — remember? — moderator of the Palin/Biden VP debate back in 2008, a job she landed right around the time she was working on her book about the glory of Hopenchange. You sure showed her, Gwen.Ifill is now backpedaling madly as noted by Michele Malkin.
I don’t know just how satisfying election night is going to be a few weeks from now, but it’s going to be pretty damn satisfying, that much is for sure.