Saturday, October 13, 2012

From The Other McCain: Lincoln Laughing or Rolling Over in His Grave?

Smitty at The Other McCain has posted a new current version of Lincoln's Gettysburg's Address called Four Score And Five Interruptions Ago...    After reading you decide whether Lincoln would be laughing or cringing and rolling over in his grave.

Four score and five interruptions ago our zany uncle brought forth on this continent a new indignation, conceived in contempt for liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created to serve the state.
Now we are engaged in a soft civil war, testing whether that indignation, or any indignation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great debate-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a blog post for he who here gave 90 minutes of his life that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should blog this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave man, living not dead, who struggled here, has consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what he did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which he who fought that gasbag has thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from this honored candidate we take increased devotion to that cause for which he gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that this candidate shall not have felt like he died, devoured by a vast, shark-like maw,  in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.


Woodsterman (Odie) said...

The smiles were him filling his Depends.

Ron Russell said...

That's cute and fitting. I'm no big fan of Lincoln like many in the south, but I will say, that had he lived the Reconstruction Period in Dixie would not have been so punishing. He did have respect for the south unlike Thaddeus Stevens and other radical reconstructionist.

Nate said...

The fact that Biden kept interrupting Ryan simply told me that Joe knew he had nothing in his bag of tricks with which to rebut anything Ryan said, so he had to keep him from completing his comments at all cost.

Lots of folks apparently are upset that Ryan didn't come out swinging more often; I rather believe that Ryan and other conservatives/Republicans just let Libs/Dems talk because the more Lib/Dems talk the more foolish they end up sounding.

Colonel Mustard: 'Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?'

Wadsworth: 'You don't need any help from me, sir.'

Colonel Mustard: 'That's right!'

(Clue, 1985)