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Party Like It Is 1773

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?

Hot Air links to a list of all the moronic tweets.

Specifically they note that Gwen Ifill jumped into the fray.

@pbsgwen
gwen ifill

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.


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Comments (15)

Palin keeps throwing the ba... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Palin keeps throwing the bait out there and they keep biting.

The 'elite' have been showi... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

The 'elite' have been showing their basic stupidity of US History for some time now. Starting with Bozo Barry and his 57 states.

All 57 states will be celeb... (Below threshold)
914:

All 57 states will be celebrating on Nov 3rd thanks to Barry.

If the educated idiots like... (Below threshold)
914:

If the educated idiots like eiffle and hussein are so damn smart, how come the national debt has quadrupled and the blublood snobs are not a shoe in for re-election? Hmmm gwenn?

Even setting aside the fact... (Below threshold)
Anon Y. Mous:

Even setting aside the fact that Ifill just demonstrated her stupefying ignorance of American history, isn't she also supposed to be one of those impartial reporters working for the supposedly impartial PBS? If she's so impartial, why is she so quick to seize on the opportunity to mock those on one side of the political spectrum?

Expect a Kostard troll to p... (Below threshold)
LeBron Steinman:

Expect a Kostard troll to post the following pathetically weak, ass-covering copy and paste talking point that they're throwing against the wall:
"How does Palin's tweet- "Don't party like it's 1773 yet"- make sense? The Boston Tea Party wasn't an end zone dance celebration, it was an act of rebellion. Was Palin saying "Don't rebel yet?"
I'm doing it preemptively to savor the humor of this very definition of the word "fail".

The schadenfreude of watchi... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

The schadenfreude of watching the idiots at KOS, including the chief asshat himself, snark on Palin and then getting nailed for their lack of historical knowledge was priceless.

That Eiffel was so willing to put both feet in her mouth to the knee's was the cherry on top and proves once and for all that she *is* biased and now has no fig leaf to hide behind.

Gwendolynn stifle may think... (Below threshold)
914:

Gwendolynn stifle may think she is being cute sitting behind a desk reading from a lib script but take away her public funding and what do you have? Another failed public works project like Barry.

On this date Gen Cornwallis... (Below threshold)
epador:

On this date Gen Cornwallis surrendered to Gen Washington in Yorktown in 178something or other.

Seems appropriate.

Sad that its not a national holiday - I could use another paid day off ;-)

So lets party like its Octo... (Below threshold)
epador:

So lets party like its October 19, 1781 in early November 2012.

Maybe on November 3rd we ca... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Maybe on November 3rd we can play the same tune the British did that day: "The World Turned Upside Down".

I'm hoping to party like it... (Below threshold)
sarahconnor2:

I'm hoping to party like it's 1994.

Well, the election won't be... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Well, the election won't be all that satisfying if the GOP winds up with 50 or fewer Senate seats.

That said, observing a bunch of liberal idiots projecting their ignorance always is good for fun and games. The fact they couldn't instantly discern the obvious Boston Tea Party reference speaks volumes about the level of vacuousness that permeates the collective consciousness of leftism.

Those tweets were heavily n... (Below threshold)
Roy:

Those tweets were heavily nuanced. Only John Kerry can understand them.

Okay, now THAT was dang fun... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Okay, now THAT was dang funny.




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