Lincoln Lives!


A Tivo-powered Greg Sargent gives us this clip—Rep. Don "Ask about my bridge" Young, Republican of Alaska, recycling the fraudulent Abraham Lincoln quote that Radley Balko noted yesterday.

This is a Republican congressman, mind. Does he actually think Lincoln talked like a substitute Michael Savage host?

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  1. Perhaps we can just cut out the middle part of the quote to make it useful here: “Congressmen . . . should be arrested, exiled or hanged.”

    Yay! I’m all for that.

  2. And another thing!

    Even if Lincoln, even if Jefferson himself had said it, it still would be bullshit.

  3. So is he too dumb to know that’s a fake quote or is this one of those repeat it often enough and it becomes true scenarios? (Ok, dumb probably wins here).

    Up next: Thomas Jefferson’s thoughts on gay marriage.

  4. NEWSFLASH: Don Young is a reprehensible pigfucker!

    (This is my favorite insult du jour, BTW)

    Now, what really needs to follow this is Ted Stevens giving the same speech in the Senate, for extra hilarity.

    How about we just give back Alaska to Russia, but maintain the (never going to be used) oil rights?

  5. “My fellow countrymen, people who fight fake wars with other peoples’ lives should be put away. In a cell. With no toilet paper.

    And O’Reilly is still a douchbag.

    Now where’s my cell phone? I have a golf match with Jesus and that dude from scene #24”

    -President Abraham Lincoln,
    State of the Union Address,
    1872, Honolulu

  6. Ahh, the great senator from my home state. My favorite memory was when he made fun of the name of the highly unpopular Republican gubenatorial candidate Arliss Sturgelewski, and she called him “Yawn Dung” in response. About right…

  7. Fenevad,
    Sounds like you are no longer here to enjoy his antics. ‘Tis a shame.

  8. Hadn’t Lincoln pretty much won his war after four years?

    Jest astin’ is all.

  9. It reminds me of a scene from the movie 2010 where a scientist describes a speech by a warmongering president: “He evoked Lincoln. Any time they’re getting us in trouble, they always use Lincoln…”

  10. Fenevad,
    Sounds like you are no longer here to enjoy his antics. ‘Tis a shame.

    I’m no longer there: I traded the the second reddest state for the first and then the third, so I can’t say I’ve gone far in an ideological map of the U.S., even if I’m thousands of miles from Alaska.

    I don’t understand how the state with the strongest (or one of) libretarian population keeps electing Dung and Stevens, who are and inspirtion to big government statists everywhere…

  11. and insiprion = an inspiration

  12. Ahh, hell, I can’t type at all today. Just ignore all the bloody typos in a two line message. But at least Dung isn’t one of them…

  13. Don Young is an idiot. And you can tell him I said that.

  14. Actually, Ron, I think Don Young is a fucktard. He needs to realize that it is possible to love your country and fear your government. You can quote me on that.

  15. Bill, Ron, can we both agree that George W. Bush is an unworthy successor to our august reigns?

  16. Oh, definitely.

  17. Yup.

  18. Who needs real Presidential quotes when you can just make them up?

  19. “Does he actually think Lincoln talked like a substitute Michael Savage host?”

    Yes. “This is a Republican congressman, mind.”

  20. I hate fat jokes. Almost as much as I hate NeoCons who lie about wars.

  21. There has been a lot of misinformation from liberals about a so-called false quotation from Abraham Lincoln. But no-one can deny these words from 1864 — words which have a peculiar resonance today:

    “I foresee a time, should this, our beloved party, ever lose its ability to steer the ship of state, when grave danger shall assail this nation. If ever these wise guardians of the earth no longer provide the hand that guides the plough, we shall be assailed not only from within, not only by the dreadful backstab of the domestic Judas, but from without, by forces inimical to the Christian faith and hostile to the very concept of civilization.”

    — Abraham Lincoln, 1864, speaking before the Republican National Convention

  22. Dowson:
    So you’re saying that Abe Lincoln foresaw and warned us about George W. Bush? I guess I believe it. Why not?

  23. Dowson,

    How stupid do you have to be to fall for yet another fake Lincoln quote?

  24. By the way, I’m selling Davy Crockett’s BlackBerry to the highest bidder. Opening bid: $100,000.

  25. Lincoln was a Libertarian at heart:

    “Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.” — Abraham Lincoln

  26. is he ******* kidding me?

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