Paul Revere’s ride was to warn the British...According to Sarah Palin

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Jun 3, 2011.


    Palin flubs explanation of Paul Revere’s ride

    Sarah Palin is a divisive figure. But no matter where you stand with the former Alaska governor's politics, this recent video of her speaking about Paul Revere's historic ride is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

    In the video, which was taken at Boston's Old North Church, Palin gives a bizarre version of Revere's 1775 ride. Addressing an unknown person, Palin remarks:

    He who warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and, um, making sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that, uh, we were going to be secure and we were going to be free.

    A couple of things are wrong with that interpretation, but one central main point seemed to be lost on Palin: Revere wasn't warning the British about anything. Indeed, he was warning the Americans about an impending British attack--as his celebrated historical catchphrase "The British are coming!" made abundantly clear.

    But Palin can take some small consolation in knowing she's not alone among high-profile leaders affiliated with the tea-party wing of the conservative movement in misremembering a key development in colonial American history--even as the movement prides itself on serving as the guardian of the American Revolution's founding principle of liberty. Last month, Michele Bachmann--Palin's likeliest rival for the tea party vote should they both elect to run for president in 2012--told a crowd in New Hampshire that they came from the state where the first "shot heard round" helped set off the American Revolution in Lexington and Concord. Lexington and Concord, of course, are in the neighboring state of Massachusetts.

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  2. Dumb & Dumber.
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    Although sad, it would be one of the funniest things that has ever happened in this country, if Sarah Palin became the President.

    Sarah Palin is the dumbest politician I have ever seen on the national stage in this country.

    Sarah Palin makes Tim Geithner look like a certified genius.
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  7. Palin is simply being an opportunist. I think she is basically attempting to turn her 15 minutes into an hour or two.

    The media gets a kick out of trashing her and so its sort of a symbiotic relationship. They feed off each other, its a win win.
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    During the first hour of the June 3 audio archive there is a superb collection of our genius prez and vice prez in all their glorious moments of intelligence, including the 57 states remark. I'm sure you liberals won't find any of these gaffes embarrassing. In fact, I'm quite certain you’ll have no problem explaining or justifying them.

    Maybe some of you lefties should give his show a listen on occasion. You might be one of the lucky ones and become de-programmed, though not likely.
  10. Its clear that Palin is to intellectual for this group of liberals here.

    She is explaining the results of the Revere ride, and that result is to keep the British from taking our weapons.

    So in simple terms the Revere ride was to warn the colonists about the British arriving. But the reason for the ride was to get the message to the British that we are going to fight this invasion.

    If you are going to understand Palin you need to do a little bit more of deep thinking. Stop being just a sound bite liberal.
    #10     Jun 4, 2011