With Apologies to Mr. Lincoln

Smitty at The Other McCain has a brilliant riff on The Gettysburg Address in regard to the debate last night:

Four score and five interruptions ago our zany uncle brought forth on this continent a new indignation, conceived in contempt for liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created to serve the state.

Now we are engaged in a soft civil war, testing whether that indignation, or any indignation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great debate-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a blog post for he who here gave 90 minutes of his life that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should blog this.

Go here to read the brilliant rest.  In the aftermath of the debate, Biden is learning the truth of this maxim falsely attributed to Lincoln:  You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

4 Responses to With Apologies to Mr. Lincoln

  • anzlyne says:

    b obama claims he was too nice and that’s why he didn’t do well– so Joe was going to try a different tack– not too nice. Dust in the air. Confusion. Not giving his opponent his fair turn. Cause a commotion and diversion so he could steal the show.
    I heard people at work today say they think Biden won or that it was at least a draw. I don’t think so, if they look it over again they’ll see what they missed in all the hubbub

    I really liked the things Ryan said in a quiet way…. as people review the debate and watch it again Ryan looks better and better. One of the best quiet things he said was. ” Was there a litmus test?”

  • anzlyne says:

    Biden’s behavior reminds me of 1/2 of a pick-pocket team. Rush the guy, rough him up just a bit, make a distraction so the pocket can be picked by your team mate– their goal being to rob R and R of their momentum.

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