Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo was the Constitution Party’s nominee for Governor of Colorado in 2010. He finished in second place with 36.4%, the best showing by a third party candidate in a gubernatorial election since Jesse Ventura was elected Governor of Minnesota in 1998. Tancredo rejoined the Republican Party after the election but recently left the party to be a political independent. Yesterday he posted the following on Facebook concerning factual inaccuracies in a speech delivered by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Can you imagine what the press would have done to Nancy Reagan if she had said anything as stupid as this?
Michelle Obama reminded attendees of a Naturalization Ceremony Wednesday that the Founding Fathers weren’t born in America. The ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens was held at the National Archives in Washington , D.C.
She said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence, “It’s amazing that just a few feet from here where I’m standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history, and like the 50 of you, none of them were born American – they became American.”
Excuse me? Did she actually mean that those who signed the Declaration of Independence and participated in the drafting of the Constitution were not born in America?
Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania.
Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were born in Virginia.
John Adams was born in Massachusetts.
Only eight of the 56 were not born in America. Surely she knew this.
But, then again, maybe not. After all, she is a Harvard graduate. Isn’t she?
As John Wayne said …. “Life’s tough. It’s tougher when you’re stupid.”
And by the way, THE CONSTITUTION WAS NOT SIGNED IN WASHINGTON D.C.! It was signed in Philadelphia!