Whoopi Goldberg has taken out after Rep. Michele Bachmann over signing a pledge “The Marriage Vow” that claimed more African-American children were born to two-parent families under slavery than today.
Using a classic politician’s response, Bachmann has responded by using Goldberg’s attack as grist for a fund raising letter.
“In order to show Whoopi we won’t stand for her attacks, I have set a goal to raise $40,000 in the next 24 hours,” the Tea Party heroine and Republican presidential candidate wrote in an e-mail blitz.
“The Marriage Vow” contained a since-retracted passage that seemed to suggest that life for African-American children had one up side in pre-Civil War America.
“Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by a mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American president,” it claimed.
Whoopi Goldberg responded in classic form on “The View,” saying, “Dammit, I am sick of this crap.” She then added:
“White people, black people, Asian people — some of us are single parents, some of us turned out O.K. with single parents. Stop pointing the finger at single parents. I’m sick of people who don’t know what they’re talking about going on.”
Bachmann signed “The Marriage Vow” but said she did not back the passage on slavery. The GOP presidential candidate was raised for part of her life by a divorced mother, The Washington Post reported on Friday.
“The comments from Whoopi Goldberg have hit a new low and I must have the resources to defend myself and fight back,” Bachmann wrote to the conservative faithful.
Bachmann has reported raising $2 million in the first three weeks after announcing her presidential bid.