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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:49 PM

Wow, unbelievable GOP poker painting....

In real life Lincoln would be kicking the shit out of all these uncaring idiots! Unbelievable how the GOP spins their history.

On Edit: By uncaring idiots, I mostly mean Reagan, Bush 1 and 2 and Nixon!

Lincoln would 100% be a Democrat today!

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Reply Wow, unbelievable GOP poker painting.... (Original post)
Logical Apr 2012 OP
nadinbrzezinski Apr 2012 #1
Logical Apr 2012 #4
lunatica Apr 2012 #2
Logical Apr 2012 #3
coalition_unwilling Apr 2012 #5
calimary Apr 2012 #17
sadbear Apr 2012 #12
GoCubsGo Apr 2012 #27
starroute Apr 2012 #33
hootinholler Apr 2012 #55
lunatica Apr 2012 #58
Harry Back Apr 2012 #63
Ishoutandscream2 Apr 2012 #6
immoderate Apr 2012 #7
sarge43 Apr 2012 #8
Rex Apr 2012 #13
UTUSN Apr 2012 #9
Scurrilous Apr 2012 #10
Rex Apr 2012 #11
Orangepeel Apr 2012 #14
alfredo Apr 2012 #15
alphafemale Apr 2012 #16
SwampG8r Apr 2012 #18
HiPointDem Apr 2012 #43
Orangepeel Apr 2012 #48
fascisthunter Apr 2012 #53
janx Apr 2012 #54
Ter Apr 2012 #64
liberalhistorian Apr 2012 #66
trackfan Apr 2012 #19
rrneck Apr 2012 #20
Cirque du So-What Apr 2012 #21
Recursion Apr 2012 #26
blue neen Apr 2012 #22
Dawson Leery Apr 2012 #23
Greybnk48 Apr 2012 #24
tritsofme Apr 2012 #30
Greybnk48 Apr 2012 #34
HiPointDem Apr 2012 #42
Recursion Apr 2012 #25
Ikonoklast Apr 2012 #29
HiPointDem Apr 2012 #44
aint_no_life_nowhere Apr 2012 #28
apocalypsehow Apr 2012 #31
kentuck Apr 2012 #32
Motown_Johnny Apr 2012 #35
Initech Apr 2012 #36
BumRushDaShow Apr 2012 #37
HughBeaumont Apr 2012 #40
jwirr Apr 2012 #38
Brother Buzz Apr 2012 #41
hootinholler Apr 2012 #56
ZombieHorde Apr 2012 #39
bhikkhu Apr 2012 #50
Major Hogwash Apr 2012 #45
Cleita Apr 2012 #46
janx Apr 2012 #51
Arugula Latte Apr 2012 #47
bhikkhu Apr 2012 #49
janx Apr 2012 #52
maxrandb Apr 2012 #57
maxrandb Apr 2012 #59
ThoughtCriminal Apr 2012 #60
Taylor Smite Apr 2012 #61
Zalatix Apr 2012 #62
KBlagburn Apr 2012 #65

Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:53 PM

1. So would TR... cough Sherman Anti Trust Act cough.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:54 PM

4. True!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:53 PM

2. Teddy and Ike would probably change parties today too

Teddy broke industrial monopolies up and Ike warned against the Military industrial complex. Both would be shocked today.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:53 PM

3. Great point! n-t

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:54 PM

5. Even Barry Goldwater might flee the Repukes over their homophobia

 

and general all-around douchery.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:18 PM

17. Hell, even ronald reagan himself might not want to be seen in this company.

I look forward to the day when the "sainthood" thing is no longer automatically draped all over him.

Probably will take longer than my lifetime. But I've always hoped that eventually the wool would fall from America's eyes about just how damaging this man was to this country, its culture, and its future.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:00 PM

12. They don't get to claim Lincoln, either.

I'm sure the heart of today's republican party HATES Lincoln.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:09 PM

27. Teddy DID leave the party.

He left the GOP and started the Bull Moose Party. I find it laughable that he's included in that painting in light of that.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:42 PM

33. There were attempts to get Ike to run as a Democrat in 1948

Early in that year, Truman's prospects were looking really bad and there was some effort among Democrats to get Eisenhower to challenge him for the nomination. Then Truman's popularity improved and those efforts fizzled.

But the point is that Eisenhower was largely non-political at that point and definitely not a Republican. Even in 1952, he was recruited by the Republican leadership mainly because they were looking for a non-partisan figure who would not be identified with the extreme right and McCarthyism. (Though they did have to cater to the right to the extent of saddling Ike with Nixon as his running-mate.)

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:04 PM

55. What do you mean today?

Teddy left and formed the Bull Moose Party taking what was left of progressives in the Republican party with him.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #55)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:52 PM

58. Thanks! I learned something today

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:29 AM

63. Ike had trouble deciding which party to run under

 

n/t

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:55 PM

6. Knowing Nixon, he's holding 5 Aces with nothing wild

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:57 PM

7. Reagan is the "center of interest..."

Eewww!

--imm

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:57 PM

8. Where is Warren Harding, Cal Coolidge, William Taft?

Surely those bright lights deserve a place at the table.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:03 PM

13. The POTUSs in the picture...took all their collective brain power.

I notice they left out Hoover too...

Just like the GOP to cherry pick history.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:58 PM

9. Oh barf. But actually they probably all would be Dems up to Poppy. Did I forget "barf"?!1 n/t

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 01:58 PM

10. Reagan's betting jellybeans and noshing poker chips.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:00 PM

11. Interesting, mixing in the dead with the still living.

But I bet one thing is true...I bet Little Georgy Wuved Ronny. Teddy, Ike and Abe would all be working, while the other shitstains would be cheating like hell at poker.

I have no comment about Ford.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:08 PM

14. A lot of nerve putting Teddy in that picture.

Fyi, somebody who forms a third party and runs for president against your party's nominee is no longer part of your party.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:11 PM

15. They are laughing at Lincoln's gossip about James Buchanan and William Rufus King

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:13 PM

16. Notice how those old school republicans are leaning away....

Well except for Eisnhower. And he was chosen to stay behind for his prowlness.

He's going to shank them all in the throat.

It was Teddy's Idea.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:27 PM

18. we got one too

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Response to SwampG8r (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:12 PM

43. is that supposed to be jackson or who in the lincoln position?

 

i think fdr should occupy the lincoln position. he's the archtypal dem as lincoln is the archetypal (though not representative) republican.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #43)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:02 PM

48. Thomas Jefferson, (on edit: probably not)

The Democratic party claims a direct lineage to Jefferson, I believe based on the argument that when the Democratic-Republican party split, the federalists generally went with the other side. That's why a some local clubs have "Jefferson-Jackson" dinners.

Whether that is a legitimate claim or not is another issue, but based on that and the hairstyle, I'm betting the image is Jefferson.

on edit: well, maybe not, looking at the chin again. Probably is Jackson.

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Response to SwampG8r (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:51 PM

53. HaHA!!!! Awesome!!!!!!!!

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Response to SwampG8r (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:52 PM

54. Who painted these,

and when?

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Response to SwampG8r (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:41 AM

64. Get Woodrow Wilson out of there

 

We're still paying for his treason.

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Response to Ter (Reply #64)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:25 AM

66. Treason? How do you figure that?

And if any of them should be booted from there, it's Jackson, the hateful, racist, Indian-murdering son of a bitch. He'll never get the Cherokee blood and tears off of his hands, the only president to openly and blatantly defy a specific Supreme Court ruling/order.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:28 PM

19. This begs for captioning. It looks like someone just told a dirty joke. n/t

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:36 PM

20. I thought Kincaid died. nt

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:47 PM

21. Ike would be considered a 'liberal' by today's standards

He was to the left of many so-called 'democrats' in office today. TR wouldn't fit into today's gooper mold either, for that matter. Same with Nixon.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:08 PM

26. I'm actually sympathetic to the old school northeastern/midwest Republicans of yore

I mean, they came out of the 19th century Whigs, and I'm definitely sympathetic to them.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:48 PM

22. Nixon is tape recording the whole thing.

He, of course, will win the next poker game. Gerald Ford then will pardon him for cheating.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 02:54 PM

23. Teddy and Ike do not belong in that picture.

Nor does Ford.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:02 PM

24. Reagan thought W was a buffoon.

I read that here a couple of weeks ago when someone posted and excerpt of Reagan's journal. He said he actually voted for Al Gore. That he knew the Bush boy when his dad was VP and he never would vote for him.

Nixon and the Bush's would not be included in that game, and probably not Raygun. Not with these other men.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:22 PM

30. I doubt your recollection is correct here.

Reagan was too taken by Alzheimer's in 2000 to have that sort of capability.

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Response to tritsofme (Reply #30)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:52 PM

34. Someone posted an excerpt on DU within the past couple of weeks.

If it was possibly inaccurate, then i will stop repeating it. But I am accurate in relating what it said.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:08 PM

42. I think it's nancy who thought w was/is a buffoon. When R. was in office, W was just getting

 

started in politics and he didn't get elected as governor until after R was out of office & into alzheimers.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:06 PM

25. Reagan's an ambiguous figure for me

His presidency was a disaster, but his union work in the 30s and 40s was tremendous.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:15 PM

29. Yeah, I just loved how he sold his fellow union members down the river

during the McCarthy Era.

That was awesome.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:13 PM

44. his work as an informant, you mean. not "union work". stooge work from the beginning.

 

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:11 PM

28. Ike, Teddy, and Abe wouldn't even be in the same room

breathing the same air.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:31 PM

31. This has been around for a long time, and there is a Democratic version of this painting, too.

As for the "Lincoln would be a Democrat today" stuff, I have an uncle with political views to the right of Rick Santorum who insists JFK would be a Republican Tea-partier type today. Ditto Harry Truman, says he.

I call nonsense on all that sort of thing: people form political views within the context of their times, and the passions and challenges of the era in which they come to maturity. And adult Lincoln today, born, say, in 1965 or '70, would be a very different human being than the one born in 1809 Kentucky. And a Lincoln put in a time machine in 1865 and transported alive to 2012 would be...well, a time traveler with a lot to sort out and catch up on from the last 147 years.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:32 PM

32. The two morons are together...

appropriately.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:52 PM

35. But Lincoln, Eisenhower and Roosevelt are the only non-criminals in the picture

You need to assume the rest are cheating.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:03 PM

36. Assholes playing poker.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:05 PM

37. I notice they forgot Hoobert Heever



What? Is he under the table handing them cheat cards?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #37)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:43 PM

40. . . . and Harding and Coolidge . . .

. . . all of them REPUBS, all of them supporting a precursor to "Trickle Down" and all of them having a greasy hand in the worst financial disaster of the 20th Century. One where, strangely enough, many wealthy industrialists didn't lose THEIR fortunes.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:24 PM

38. Besides Lincoln the only good guys I see are TR, Ike and Ford. The rest all were into disaster

capitalism and have done a great deal to destroy not only the USA but the world.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #38)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:03 PM

41. Ford was kinda, sorta a straight shooter in my mind UNTIL he...

Pardoned Nixon.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #41)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:12 PM

56. Ford was rewarded for his role on the Warren coverup^H^H^H^H^H^H^H Commission

By getting the VP slot when Agnew resigned. Nixon knew he would be useful.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:33 PM

39. President Lincoln was extremely racist.

"I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races - that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything."

http://www.absolutefacts.com/history/abraham-lincoln/lincoln-quotes-slavery.htm

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #39)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:20 PM

50. Few people ever see past the worldview of their time

Or you could also say that very few ever grow past the worldview they acquired in childhood. At present, the pace of change really does render many people's viewpoint irrelevant and ineffective.

Lincoln did at least show a capacity to evolve.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:23 PM

45. Weird painting indeed!

When old man Bush dies, there are going to be a lot of books published that will blow the lid off of Reagan's mystique. In the process, they will expose Bush for what he really is.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:31 PM

46. I see there are no women allowed at that poker table.

I know there were no women Presidents, but still, it seems that there should be some GOOPer First Ladies there serving sandwiches and coffee in their little ruffled aprons and pearls.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #46)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:25 PM

51. Ladies aren't allowed at poker games!

This is a man's world of cards, whiskey, and cigars!

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:36 PM

47. Oh gross. I feel my lunch coming up ...

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:04 PM

49. It looks like that was painted with mud and ashes. n/t

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:36 PM

52. This is so corny!



Note GWB's shirt: a western shirt with snaps.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:51 PM

57. Caption

"Nice Bluff there Abe, but only old rich white dudes are destined to rule 'Murika, now meet our friend...Mr. Booth"

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:52 PM

59. Where's Hoover???

Oh yeah...he's running this year

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:37 PM

60. The stakes?

I think you can guess by the the smiles and laughter.

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:42 PM

61. No, its cool

 

that guy does paintings for all presidents and parties. He has some Democratic Party ones too. Also, a really cool one of Obama. It isnt a GOP thing.

http://www.eleganthorsepictures.com/thomas-true-blues1.html


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Response to Logical (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:51 PM

62. Roosevelt would be a Democrat or even a Socialist Party member today.

 

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Response to Logical (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:07 AM

65. Wow, unbelievable Democrat Presidents poker painting

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