Monday February 18, 2013, 3:14 pm
I can understand why GW would be proud of his legacy, after all, he lead the birthing contractions of a new nation! But Lincoln . . . ? Do you say that because of what the Republican Party has become — the political version of the spawn of satan? Unfortunately, Lincoln had no control over his Republican successors. But he has every right to be proud of the emancipation of slaves etc. He took the first step, and you know what Lao Tzu said, "The journey of a thousand miles satrts with the first step."
Now Baby Bush, Enfant Terrible, his legacy is a 'reign of terror' on middle and working income earner America. Plus two wars (one illegal), and wars against the average American people as he lead the corporations and special interest groups.
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:35 pm
I agree, Tom. The present day RepubliCON party should not be allowed to hold up Lincoln as it's "founder" when it CLEARLY is no longer his legacy. The RepubliCON's can't do "soul-searching" – so they will never question their exploitation of a name they could Never identify with..but Democrats better not forget Their "best & brightest" or they will devolve (there are already too many DINOs & there's an asteroid with their name on it out Here in the real world!;)…President's Day is another made up holiday that is as anti-worker as it is a pretend equalizer for "all President's legacies" - because we get one holiday instead of two & Everybody Knows it was all about Washington & Lincoln to begin with.. I believe Washington & Lincoln were great, due to circumstances beyond their control that they rose above. Jefferson would've been great no matter what, he was born genius... FDR was in that category as well. People like the Bu$h$ manufacture the Lie of greatness, Shakespeare didn't really cover that.. "Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them".
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:44 pm
Actually Yvonne, Lincoln was the first president to run as a Rebublican - he is not the"founder" of the party...If you are interested, it's Jefferson who laid the ground work for the GOP.
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:29 pm
LOL! The only thing Jefferson REMOTELY has in common with the GOP is that he owned slaves & did some questionable land purchases. I said the RepubliCONs claim Lincoln as a founder, of course They wouldn't know the difference. Now I have to watch NCIS, NCIS - LA, & JUSTIFIED - Liberals have Their guilty pleasures too!;)