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June 15, 2011

The true story of D DAY. American history re-imagined

More Republicans have jumped on the history re-imagined tour. A curious blend of fact and fiction. Fac-tional. Rick Santorum is one of the newest members of the historical illiterati. Sarah has nothing on this guy.  Displaying the frothy byproduct of his knowledge, Rick lectured on the real importance and meaning of D-day. 

“Almost 60,000 average Americans had the courage to go out and charge those beaches on Normandy, to drop out of airplanes who knows where, and take on the battle for freedom. ... Average Americans, The very Americans that our government now, and this president, does not trust to make decisions on your health care plan. Those Americans risked everything so they could make that decision on their health care plan.”

Being from Texas, the rewriting of history is something I’m familiar with. If history is sometimes inconvenient, change it.  Knowledge expands. 

Santorum might be right though, I think I saw a State Farm agent in “Saving Private Ryan.”