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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:20 AM

Is LINCOLN, a film about a progressive Republican, extra salt in the wounds of the GOP?

Does it hurt them to be reminded after they had their ass handed to them in the election that their first and most admired president was an unabashed PROGRESSIVE who fought a war to preserve the Union against states rights AND to free blacks who voted en masse against Mittsy Rich?

I hope so.

What do you think?
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YES
6 (75%)
NO--they don't know or care about history BRR (before Ronald Reagan) and even that is limited to what Fox & talk radio tell them
2 (25%)
NO--they focus on Lincoln's few racist statements and think he freed the slaves so they would self-deport to Africa and didn't like the welfare-like care masters gave their slaves
0 (0%)
OTHER (please explain)
0 (0%)
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Reply Is LINCOLN, a film about a progressive Republican, extra salt in the wounds of the GOP? (Original post)
yurbud Nov 2012 OP
bongbong Nov 2012 #1
reformist2 Nov 2012 #2
MicaelS Nov 2012 #7
yurbud Nov 2012 #14
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #3
LineLineNew Reply I
John2 Nov 2012 #5
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John2 Nov 2012 #4
Johonny Nov 2012 #6
yurbud Nov 2012 #10
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #8
yurbud Nov 2012 #9
Myrina Nov 2012 #11
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #12
yurbud Nov 2012 #13

Response to yurbud (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:28 AM

1. Irony

 

Lincoln: movie about a Republican is hated by repigs

2016: movie about a Democrat is beloved by repigs

repigs manufacture so much unintentional irony that if it were a power source, it would rival the sun for output.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:29 AM

2. Anyone know how "Lincoln" did in the South???

A breakdown of box office receipts by region could be quite embarrassing to the Repugs...

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:04 PM

7. The movie isn't even in general release, yet.

http://www.thelincolnmovie.com/

Wait until next Monday for weekend receipts.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:06 PM

14. they use CGI to replace Lincoln with Jefferson Davis

and dub over "end slavery" with "protect slavery."

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:31 AM

3. I think of him less of a "Republican" and more of a tall, skinny guy from Illinois.

Not why the Republicans would dislike that, though.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:45 AM

5. I

 

actually think of him as a white Mr Obama from Illinois and came to Washington to shake things up.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:30 AM

4. I

 

think the people in the Republican Party today hijacked President Lincoln's Party. You notice many of them are converted white southerners. The Republican Party of 1860 had nothing to do with Dixiecrats or states' rightsmen. They were the Party of Federalists and the Union which included the radical abolitionist who amended the Constitution. They are the ones that set up Federal programs in the South like the Freedman's Bureau and Education. Those Darn Dixiecrats have been resisting ever since they loss. State's Rights went out after 1865.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:57 AM

6. They don't even like the real Reagan and Nixon

so is it a surprise they like the history of Lincoln that fits into their very narrow radical view point.

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Response to Johonny (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:13 PM

10. if you gave them a list of Nixon's progressive policies without his name on them...

I wonder what today's republicans would say about him.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:09 PM

8. Saw The Movie. Started Several Discussions In Politics 2012. Some Got Locked As Off Topic

I think Spielberg delayed the opening until after the election because he didn't want to be seen as openly partisan and giving a gift to President Obama. You can not watch the movie without thinking about our first black president.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:11 PM

9. Bill Clinton?

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Response to yurbud (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:15 PM

11. +100



Really. Despite how so many of us here feel, not EVERYTHING is about political opinion, POTUS, or 'sending a message to the GOP'.

Sometimes a movie is just a movie.

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Response to yurbud (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:19 PM

12. I Don't Think Bill Clinton Ever Had A Problem In Getting A Cab At 2:00 A.M./nt

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:47 PM

13. me either. I just like that joke.

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