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(Politico)   "Obama's Lincoln delusion" You mean he really doesn't want Daniel Day Lewis to play him in his biopic?   (politico.com) divider line 36
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2013-06-06 12:17:36 PM  
So... Fartbongo HUSSEIN  T. Justice Wilkes Booth is going to use his time machine to go back in time and assassinate Lincoln?
 
2013-06-06 12:18:56 PM  
By RICH LOWRY

BWAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAA!!!!

Just a reminder:

I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America.
 
2013-06-06 12:21:40 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: By RICH LOWRY

BWAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAA!!!!

Just a reminder:

I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America.


I had just copied that quote to post here. Well done sir.
 
2013-06-06 12:22:05 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: By RICH LOWRY

BWAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAA!!!!

Just a reminder:

I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America.


Gracias. Came to say this.
 
2013-06-06 12:33:50 PM  
The disciple of Krauthammer has spoken.

//what a coincidence, he has a book out about Lincoln
 
2013-06-06 12:34:42 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: By RICH LOWRY

BWAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAA!!!!

Just a reminder:

I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America.


I hope he had an extra sock handy, to wipe up those 'starbursts.'
 
2013-06-06 12:41:19 PM  
there is a resemblance

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-06 12:42:51 PM  
He rejected populist demagoguery directed at corporations

He warned against class warfare and made working for your own living - and not off the work of others - one of his bedrock principles

the massive, redistributive transfer payments of the modern welfare state, not to mention the regulation or the bureaucracy.


Lowry is such a dick.

The passage doesn't prove what they think it does. Lincoln was referring, on the one hand to policing and the prosecution of crimes, and on the other, to "public roads and highways, public schools, charities, pauperism, orphanage, estates of the deceased, and the machinery of government itself." In other words, thoroughly uncontroversial functions of government. And when Lincoln talked of government, he didn't necessarily mean the federal government.

1) You're fooling yourself if things like that aren't controversial amongst the right wing.

2) Lincoln fought a war that squashed "states rights", clearly favoring the supremacy of the federal government.
 
2013-06-06 12:44:51 PM  
Also, I find it hilarious that Lowry thinks the economic situation of Lincoln's time is exactly the same as modern day.
 
2013-06-06 12:44:59 PM  
*CLICKS ARTICLE*

By RICH LOWRY

*CLOSES ARTICLE WINDOW*
 
2013-06-06 12:45:43 PM  
A man who was elected president after serving as Illinois Senator has the UNMITIGATED GALL to compare himself to the last man from Illinois to earn the title of President after having served in Congress? Especially considering the - let's call it "fitting" - historical context of specifically Lincoln being his brother-in-statehood?

Just where does Obama get off?
 
2013-06-06 12:45:47 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: By RICH LOWRY

BWAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAA!!!!

Just a reminder:

I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America.


You are saying, then, that Mr. Lowry is a satirst?
 
2013-06-06 12:46:28 PM  
Rich Lowry's journalist delusion.
 
2013-06-06 12:47:20 PM  
"As I recount in my new book, 'Lincoln Unbound'..."

Stopped right there. Really, if the repubs were told "you are no longer allowed to make a buck off of politics," the party would disband in a week.
 
2013-06-06 12:49:27 PM  

Rann Xerox: *CLICKS ARTICLE*

By RICH LOWRY

*CLOSES ARTICLE WINDOW*


heh.....I just did the same thing. I mean, why waste the time when you know exactly what is going on - a biased view from a conservative gadfly.

mwcnews.net
 
2013-06-06 12:51:16 PM  
Remember, this is a man who thought Sarah Palin could be President. He knows from delusions.
 
2013-06-06 12:51:45 PM  
You can argue about the wisdom of his approach, but it didn't involve anything like the massive, redistributive transfer payments of the modern welfare state, not to mention the regulation or the bureaucracy.

May 20 - On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act, which opens government-owned land to small family farmers ("homesteaders"). The act gave "any person" who was the head of a family 160 acres to try his hand at farming for five years. The individual had to be at least 21 years old and was required to build a house on the property.
 
2013-06-06 12:51:56 PM  
FTA:"Of course, Lincoln had a positive view of government, believing that policies supporting transportation, industry and a sound currency would create a vibrant, open economy. You can argue about the wisdom of his approach, but it didn't involve anything like the massive, redistributive transfer payments of the modern welfare state, not to mention the regulation or the bureaucracy"

Oh so the farm, oil, and electric subsidies championed by supply side economics are a bad thing, gotcha. Oh, wait you mean the poors you disingenuous jackass.  Do not bring up welfare unless you bring up all forms of welfare you sanctimonious prick!
 
2013-06-06 12:52:14 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Also, I find it hilarious that Lowry thinks the economic situation of Lincoln's time is exactly the same as modern day.


I find it hilarious that Lowry thinks Lincoln was an "ardent defender of property rights", as that's the bulk of the reason the South went to war: Lincoln eroding their "property" rights.

You and I (and hopefully Lowry) know he was morally right in that stance, but Lincoln's 1860s view of black people is not unlike Clinton's 1996 view of gay people - pretty bad to hold in the modern era, but pretty forward-thinking for the time.
 
2013-06-06 12:53:36 PM  

clambam: "As I recount in my new book, 'Lincoln Unbound'..."

Stopped right there. Really, if the repubs were told "you are no longer allowed to make a buck off of politics," the party would disband in a week.


Exactly what I came to quote, down to the stopping point.
 
2013-06-06 12:59:16 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Also, I find it hilarious that Lowry thinks the economic situation of Lincoln's time is exactly the same as modern day.


And the economic situation of Lincoln's time wasn't even unitary. He actually poorly understood the economic realities in the industrializing northeast and based most of his economic views and policies on how things were in the mid-west, a region that still had a lot of available land and rather limited industrialization.

The one point I would take away is that it is wrongheaded to think any past political actor would necessarily agree with your modern political ideas.
 
2013-06-06 01:00:04 PM  
Look, Republicans, you can either be the Party of Lincoln, or you can be the party of those who rebelled against him.  You can't have it both ways.
 
2013-06-06 01:00:23 PM  
Lincoln handled dissent from the other side of the isle a little bit more forcefully than Obama.
 
2013-06-06 01:04:28 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: By RICH LOWRY

BWAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAA!!!!

Just a reminder:

I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America.


Man, I couldn't even read through that without giggling.
 
2013-06-06 01:05:22 PM  
 

Yeah, and Lincoln signed into law the nation's first progressive national income taxing the rich at a higher rate,    He also established federal banks to create paper money, and undercut the state chartered banks.     He also instituted the first national conscription laws that forced people to work for the federal gubmint.


Thanks a lot, Chairman Abrabongo
 
2013-06-06 01:06:23 PM  
The whole "Lincoln was a Republican" argument has been beaten to death.

In his day Lincoln would be considered a liberal.
 
2013-06-06 01:07:52 PM  
Obama is highly acclaimed but slow and boring?
 
2013-06-06 01:16:59 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: By RICH LOWRY

BWAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAA!!!!

Just a reminder:

I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America.


And afterwards, Lowry took off his jerk-off sock, put a pair of Sarah Palin glasses on in, went to the living room and mounted the jerk-off sock on the mantle.
 
2013-06-06 01:24:13 PM  

InmanRoshi: Yeah, and Lincoln signed into law the nation's first progressive national income taxing the rich at a higher rate, He also established federal banks to create paper money, and undercut the state chartered banks. He also instituted the first national conscription laws that forced people to work for the federal gubmint.


Many of these initiatives were struck down as unconstitutional as well...Just like Obamacare will be, amirite?

Plus, Lincoln was a major racist, just like Republicans today.  If he saw Obama he'd probably be all like "go back to Liberia".
 
2013-06-06 01:30:37 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: By RICH LOWRY

BWAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAA!!!!

Just a reminder:

I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America.


Big shmeal.  Chris Matthews had a thrill running down his leg from the Most Merciful One™, which nullifies any and all starbursts, fantods and goo-goo eyes from Conservative pundits.
 
2013-06-06 01:49:31 PM  
Too late

www.hollywoodreporter.com

/Spielberg did it!
 
2013-06-06 01:49:37 PM  
I hope the book he's trying to shill is written better than that article...
 
2013-06-06 01:57:20 PM  
Like him or not, President Lincoln sure did build a sweet car...
www.seriouswheels.com
 
2013-06-06 02:55:43 PM  

Jackson Herring: there is a resemblance


so funny. well done, sir.
 
2013-06-06 03:09:28 PM  
Politico: Just in case you think the 24 hour media didn't have enough unnecessary narratives to discuss politics.
 
2013-06-06 03:31:16 PM  
"the massive, redistributive transfer payments of the modern welfare state, not to mention the regulation or the bureaucracy."

Translation:

"I don't like these here slave reparation payments what they're makin' to them damn lazy urbanites, dadgummit!"

This is about as close as I've seen someone come to actually putting it in those terms.  Tell you what, Rich, get yourself elected to Congress and then tell the cranky old men in your district that they need to prepare for cuts to their SS benefits.
 
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