A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Tuesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law.
Bad News: Harvard Professor/All-around badass Elizabeth Warren will not be the head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, because Republicans are terrified she would use the position to protect consumers.
"I’m thankful that you are the first in the nation state because you are the liberty state," Bachmann said. "That is your charge. You keep that baton of liberty. You’ve done it very well for almost 20 generations from the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, and I’m sure the very first one came up to New Hampshire and said, ‘This is where I want to be.’"
Several school-aged children attended the event, which was held at the site of a planned private high school.
Bachmann sprinkled in remarks related to her concerns about the public education system with her calls for fiscal restraint.
"I don’t think that our public schools are necessarily the place where one fixed set of political beliefs should be imposed on students," Bachmann said. "I think that knowledge, facts, and information should be on the table, and let students decide what their beliefs should be."
Speaking of beliefs, Michele Bachmann, I believe that the Pilgrims did land at Plymouth Rock, and that Plymouth Rock isn’t on New Hampshire’s 18-mile coastline. But everyone’s entitled to their beliefs, right?