Friday, January 25, 2008

The standards of Fox News

First Churchill, now Lincoln?
I tell you what — he thinks about Lincoln and the tough times that he had during the Civil War. 600,000 dead. The country essentially hated him when he was leaving office.
Uh, moron? There was never a time when Lincoln was "leaving office". There was the time a Confederate traitor shot Lincoln in the head, and he died, but there was never a time when Lincoln was preparing to leave, or when the nation was anticipating his departure. What a tool.

And, by the way: Lincoln's re-election share of the popular vote, 55%

Bush's re-election: 50.7%

Bush's current popularity: 30%.

And Lincoln had already issued the emancipation proclamation, and begun the enrollment of black troops in the Union Army -- actions that were profoundly unpopular even in the North. Oh, and the Union government had, until relatively late, been doing a crappy job of winning the war. And Lincoln still won the election handily.

And I'm Canadian, and was never taught this stuff. I promise, Rupert, I'll work for half of whatever these morons are bilking you for.


Catelli said...

Did you follow the link to fox news?
Under Relatedno (sic) stories

Column Archive
o George W. Bush: Fighting to the Finish
o The Birth of Jesus
o One Nation Under God: Religion and History in Washington, D.C.

He equates himself with Lincoln, Fox News equates him with God and Jesus........

Steve Muhlberger said...

Is anybody taught this stuff?