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(Huffington Post)   Note to Speaker Boehner: If you're gonna call Lincoln's image by quoting him to make a point, omitting part of the quote because you don't like it is foolish, as we will always find out   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 39
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2013-03-29 08:44:53 AM
To be fair, Lincoln didn't have fiat money to work with.
 
2013-03-29 08:46:17 AM

DamnYankees: To be fair, Lincoln didn't have fiat money to work with.


Nor an income tax.
 
2013-03-29 08:52:05 AM

abb3w: DamnYankees: To be fair, Lincoln didn't have fiat money to work with.

Nor an income tax.


True, though he did get one.
 
2013-03-29 08:55:10 AM
As a nation of free men, we will live forever or die by Obamacide
 
2013-03-29 09:02:54 AM
"From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years, until President HUSSEIN Obama waved in the UN black helicopters to take away our guns"

- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
 
2013-03-29 09:06:47 AM
Well that just solved my dilemma of What To Listen To Next On Spotify
 
2013-03-29 09:06:58 AM
WTF? Apparently HuffPo is blocked for me at work.
 
2013-03-29 09:07:05 AM

DamnYankees: To be fair, Lincoln didn't have fiat money to work with.


To be fair, I don't think anyone in the GOP honestly understands how that works anyway
 
2013-03-29 09:09:51 AM

Arkanaut: WTF? Apparently HuffPo is blocked for me at work.


Because socialism
 
2013-03-29 09:10:35 AM
"I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on the earth. Thanks alot, 0bummer."
 
2013-03-29 09:13:54 AM

JusticeandIndependence: Arkanaut: WTF? Apparently HuffPo is blocked for me at work.

Because socialism


Thanks, 0bama!
 
2013-03-29 09:16:08 AM
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2013-03-29 09:18:17 AM

Arkanaut: WTF? Apparently HuffPo is blocked for me at work.


Memo from John Boehner to House Republicans:

The book Congressman Lincoln by Chris DeRose, which I recently read, includes a chapter focused on Abraham Lincoln's efforts to help craft a new national agenda. At one point in the book, young Lincoln warns that government debt is "growing with a rapidity fearful to contemplate."

"[Government debt] is a system not only ruinous while it lasts, but one that must soon fail and leave us destitute," Lincoln warns his countrymen in Congressman Lincoln. "An individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from -- so must it be with a government."

Lincoln's words ring true today, perhaps to a degree greater than ever before.


Lincoln's actual quote from the Whig Circular:

"By this means a new national debt has been created, and is still growing on us with a rapidity fearful to contemplate -- a rapidity only reasonably to be expected in time of war. This state of things has been produced by a prevailing unwillingness either to increase the tariff or resort to direct taxation. But the one or the other must come"

In other words, quoting Lincoln about the need to cut the deficit but leaving out the part where he says raising revenues needs to be involved.
 
2013-03-29 09:33:51 AM
Wow, John Boehner is an idiot, let my get my shocked face.
 
2013-03-29 09:42:35 AM

Grungehamster: In other words, quoting Lincoln about the need to cut the deficit but leaving out the part where he says raising revenues needs to be involved.


And that one story highlights to two major problems with today's GOP:
-the need to compare macroeconomics to micro (in fairness to Abe the Gangly, macro wasn't as well-described 160 years ago)
-the inability to use the revenue side of the ledger (in Lincoln's day, it wasn't the GOP; today it is)
 
2013-03-29 09:42:42 AM
So he just got up and said "Be excellent to each other" and left off the "and PARTY ON, DUDES!"?
 
2013-03-29 09:48:27 AM

Dr Dreidel: Grungehamster: In other words, quoting Lincoln about the need to cut the deficit but leaving out the part where he says raising revenues needs to be involved.

And that one story highlights to two major problems with today's GOP:
-the need to compare macroeconomics to micro (in fairness to Abe the Gangly, macro wasn't as well-described 160 years ago)
-the inability to use the revenue side of the ledger (in Lincoln's day, it wasn't the GOP; today it is)


EXCELLENT POST, A+++ WOULD READ AGAIN!
 
2013-03-29 09:49:56 AM
I like how the article does the same thing.
 
2013-03-29 09:52:21 AM
Remember, this is the party that tried to use Obama's words against him, even though the clip was Obama QUOTING MCCAIN.

Context is meaningles to the GOP (unless rationalizing racial slurs, apparently).
 
2013-03-29 09:56:41 AM
If you have to omit the truth to help your argument it is time to shut the fark up and let the adults speak.
 
2013-03-29 09:58:32 AM

Arkanaut: WTF? Apparently HuffPo is blocked for me at work.



I can't believe your employer doesn't want you browsing the "Sideboob Gazette" at work!!!!!!

/Outrage
 
2013-03-29 10:06:54 AM

Barbaro's Broken Ankle: Arkanaut: WTF? Apparently HuffPo is blocked for me at work.


I can't believe your employer doesn't want you browsing the "Sideboob Gazette" at work!!!!!!

/Outrage


I'm cut off from my main source of motivation!
 
2013-03-29 10:13:54 AM
Yay, three greens from Huffpo in a row!
 
2013-03-29 10:25:36 AM
It should be noted that Lincoln was primarily interested (and educated) in economics and just happened to get swept up in the slavery stuff.
 
2013-03-29 10:27:05 AM
"The problem with Internet quotes and statistics is that often times, they're wrongfully believed to be real."
- Abraham Lincoln
 
2013-03-29 10:27:58 AM
Deceitful SOB, isn't he?
 
2013-03-29 10:28:21 AM

pootsie: Yay, three greens from Huffpo in a row!


Jackpot!
 
2013-03-29 10:38:37 AM
I can no longer read Lincoln quotes without the voice of Daniel Day Lewis in my head.

Thanks a lot, Obama!
 
2013-03-29 10:38:55 AM

lordjupiter: pootsie: Yay, three greens from Huffpo in a row!

Jackpot!


please, did you miss our Politico roundup yesterday?

...that I may have been responsible for....

/but only this one, not the others!
 
2013-03-29 10:46:46 AM
"The world is agreed that tax-cuts for the wealthy are the source from which human wants are mainly supplied. There is no dispute upon this point." John Boehner
 
2013-03-29 11:18:43 AM
The pride of Ohio. Why do you clowns keep electing this asshole?
 
2013-03-29 11:50:39 AM
MyKingdomForYourHorse: DamnYankees: To be fair, Lincoln didn't have fiat money to work with.

To be fair, I don't think anyone in the GOP honestly understands how that works anyway

The GOP thinks 'Fiat money' is Lire you use to buy one of those funny little Italian cars.
 
2013-03-29 12:02:14 PM
Could somebody please post the entirety of the quote in Boehner's text. followed by the entirety of the Lincoln text.  I need the context to determine the magnitude of outrage I should feel.

If he just stopped quoting when he started to get uncomfortable with the words is one thing, but if he chopped the key lines out of the middle, that is another thing altogether.

The article was a bit unclear to me.
 
2013-03-29 01:41:31 PM
Dear John

Welcome to 2013 and instant fact-checking.
 
2013-03-29 03:19:39 PM

Johnny Swank: The pride of Ohio. Why do you clowns keep electing this asshole?


To be fair, only a small sliver of Ohio elected him, and it was Cincinnati. I had a college prof say that all the Nazis who weren't judged at Nuremburg or escaped to Brazil ended up in Cincinnati. I don't think he's that far off.
 
2013-03-29 06:56:00 PM

Gyrfalcon: Dear John

Welcome to 2013 and instant fact-checking.


Someone mentioned this a while back, but I think it bears repeating [bearsrepeating.jpg]

In the game the GOP plays doesn't care about fact checking. They say whatever the fark they want because the derp brigade will eat it up and put their fingers in their ears when fact checkers point out that they're lying.

Once they get it out there, it's out there. Can't put the genie back in the bottle, and all that.
 
2013-03-29 06:57:45 PM

Malacon: Gyrfalcon: Dear John

Welcome to 2013 and instant fact-checking.

Someone mentioned this a while back, but I think it bears repeating [bearsrepeating.jpg]

In the game the GOP plays doesn't care about fact checking. They say whatever the fark they want because the derp brigade will eat it up and put their fingers in their ears when fact checkers point out that they're lying.

Once they get it out there, it's out there. Can't put the genie back in the bottle, and all that.


That may be, but we can still enjoy it.
 
2013-03-29 11:25:55 PM

Name_Omitted: "The problem with Internet quotes and statistics is that often times, they're wrongfully believed to be real."
- Abraham Lincoln


When did he say that?
 
2013-03-31 10:56:10 AM

earthworm2.0: When did he say that?


1492.
 
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