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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 05:45 PM
Response to Reply #40
44.  Again, please see Reply 7.
Edited on Mon Feb-21-11 05:57 PM by No Elephants
"I thought you were talking about the various things he did during the civil war such as suspending habeas corpus etc."

I knew what you assumed, but, as I said, habeas corpus is off topic. I assumed you might have read this thread, inasmuh as you've been posting on it. We both assumed wrong.


"Was he remembered fondly for breaking up a quorum back before he became president?"

Well, now you moved the goalpost. The post of yours to which I responded had said only that folks who did things like that were not remembered fondly. However, Linoln indeed is remembered very fondly for the various clever ways in which he outwitted his opposition.

You can tell that from Sandburg's 2 volume bio, a much small work entitled "The Wit and Wisdo of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Anthony Gross, and Hollywood movies about Lincoln. And, at least two posters on this thread (Omaha Steve and TX4Obama) seem to be remembering him quite fondly on the specific quorum issue.

Edit for 3 typos and to add: I bet many workers all over the nation will remember Wisconsin Dems fondly for preventing a quorum on this issue. (It's not as though doing away with the right to bargain is a small or routine issue.)
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