McClatchy has a good debunking of some of the “history” that teabaggers believe is fact.
Some examples: Teddy Roosevelt was a socialist, Joe McCarthy exposed liberals for the communists that they really were, Jamestown was a socialist settlement, and Alexander Hamilton was a small-government conservative.
And don’t miss this Bachmann gem:
It’s long been debated how well Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal government programs countered the Great Depression, but now a prominent conservative has introduced the idea that Roosevelt CAUSED the Depression.
“FDR took office in the midst of a recession,” Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told the Conservative Political Action Conference in February. “He decided to choose massive government spending and the creation of monstrous bureaucracies. Do we detect a Democrat pattern here in all of this? He took what was a manageable recession and turned it into a 10-year depression.”