Remember – They’re The Smart Ones

Democrat Congresswoman bobbles the history in all 57 states:

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) appeared to botch American and Brooklyn political history during an appearance on “The Colbert Report” that aired Tuesday night, saying that slavery in the United States persisted under the Dutch as late as 1898.

The Dutch left in 1674.

Colbert was quizzing Clarke on the history of her borough.

“Some have called Brooklyn’s decision to become part of New York City ‘The Great Mistake of 1898,’ ” Colbert said. “If you could get in a time machine and go back to 1898, what would you say to those Brooklynites?”

“I would say to them, ‘Set me free,’ ” Clarke said.
Pressed by Colbert what she would be free from, the black congresswoman responded, “Slavery.”

“Slavery. Really? I didn’t realize there was slavery in Brooklyn in 1898,” Colbert responded, seemingly looking to give the lawmaker a chance to catch her error.

“I’m pretty sure there was,” Clarke responded.

“It sounds like a horrible part of the United States that kept slavery going until 1898,” the late-night comedian then quipped.

I’m frankly amazed Colbert didn’t switch the subject.  Maybe start painting her toenails…

Colbert pressed on, asking, “Who would be enslaving you in 1898 in New York?”

At that point, Clarke responded, “The Dutch.”

Remember:  Liberals are teh smart!


7 thoughts on “Remember – They’re The Smart Ones

  1. But I am sure she favors raising taxes on the wealthly, so she gets a pass for being a victim of NYC public schools.

  2. Another over-promoted community organizer who has never had a real job:

    on graduating from Edward R. Murrow High School, she earned a scholarship to Oberlin College in Ohio, where she completed most of her education,[1] before transferring to Medgar Evers College for her final semester. She is also a recipient of the “Prestigious APPAH/Sloan Fellowship in Public Policy and Policy Analysis”. Despite her college education, she inadvertently revealed on the The Colbert Report on September 4, 2012, that she believed that the institution of Slavery was still practiced by the Dutch . . .in 1898 . . in Brooklyn.[2]
    Clarke worked as Director of Business Development for the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation and was the second Director of the Bronx portion of the New York City Empowerment Zone.

  3. What a ding bat! Like most African Americans, she has obviously never studied the origins of slavery. But, again, like most African Americans that still blame the white race for enslaving them, they fail to acknowledge that slaves were offered to the whites by African tribes. Go figure!

  4. FYI, I suspect that if you are a working person, you should avoid attempting to make a living in any place officially designated by the government as an “empowerment zone”.

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