Friday, July 9, 2010

My Favorite Punching Bag...

That would be this leftist moron on MSLSD:




I could almost excuse the smugness if only he knew what in the hell he was talking about. He is so off with Lincoln's record it isn't even funny. Does anyone factcheck at this pathetic network or do they just plug crap into the teleprompter and Keith Windbag recites it? Bottom line Keith I know more about Abraham Lincoln than you (and I don't have my own misinformation show in primetime on a network no one watches), and the fact that you forget about the most obvious loss (um Lincoln/Douglas debates anyone?) is what makes me chuckle out loud. Here is the official Lincoln record nimrod (from Carl Sandburg, the preeminent  Pulitzer Prize winning Lincoln biographer) :
1832 -- Lost his first race for the state assembly
1834 -- Won a seat in the state assembly
1836 -- Won re-election
1838 -- Won re-election
1840 -- Won re-election
1842 -- Lost a race for Congress to John Hardin (per biographer Sandburg. Lincoln actually came in behind a friend, Edward D. Baker -- losing his own Sangamon County delegates to Baker. Later, he would name one of his sons for Baker). Lincoln structures deal that Hardin, Baker and finally himself would each serve back-to-back single terms in Congress.
1846 -- Wins congressional seat, succeeding his friend Baker, who had succeeded Hardin. As per the Lincoln deal.
1854 -- Elected again to the Illinois legislature, but loses a race for the United States Senate to Lyman Trumbull. Writes to a friend: "I regret my defeat moderately, but I am not nervous about it." Mary Lincoln was so enraged at this loss that she never again spoke to Trumbull's wife Julia -- who had been a bridesmaid at Mary and Abe's wedding.
1856 -- Loses the vice-presidential nomination of the new Republican Party to William L. Dayton, a former U.S. Senator from New Jersey. Dayton received 259 votes to Lincoln's 115, becoming the running mate of John Charles Fremont. Hearing of his defeat, Lincoln laughs and says, "It must be some other Lincoln."
1858 -- Lincoln loses a race for the United States Senate to legendary rival Senator Stephen A. Douglas. In the course of the campaign, the two travel Illinois in what are known to history as the "Lincoln-Douglas" debates. The debates help make Lincoln -- and his pro-union, anti-slavery argument -- famous.
1860 and 1864 -- Elected and re-elected president.

So suck it Olbermann, next time you try to quote the history of one of the Conservative movements biggest icons (let alone our country's and the Republican Party's) think before you use the prompter, because it seems Sharon Angle's got it right and you have it wrong...as per usual.

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