Skip to comments.Reuters: "Spielberg says "Lincoln" is no political football" (Mine: Republican's are pro-slavery?)
Posted on 10/10/2012 10:45:16 AM PDT by The G Man
To audience laughter, Spielberg said he had deliberately sought to avoid such entanglements by asking for a release date after the elections. "Lincoln" is due for limited release November 9 and timed for the Hollywood awards season.
"Don't let this political football play back and forth," the Oscar-winning director said he urged distributors, noting the "confusing" aspect in the film that shows how U.S. political parties back in Lincoln's time "traded political places over the last 150 years."
In contrast to today, the Republican party to which Lincoln belonged was founded by anti-slavery activists and Republicans were often tagged "radicals."
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Not only does he claim there is a party “reversal” today, but Spielberg plainly is delaying the movie until after the election so that people wouldn’t be reminded how evil democrats are and that republicans ended slavery.
Good analogy for the times. But Jim Crow laws were enforced by Democrats in the south.
Because everyone knows that Republicans are pro slavery today.
“traded political places over the last 150 years.”
Let’s see, the 1860 democrap wanted black people kept in chains, totally dependent on the people in the big house on the hill....
While the 2012 democrap wants to see black people kept in a welfare check chain, totally dependent on the people in the big house in Washington DC.
See the huge difference.
If blacks and hispanics ever start voting republican, the democrats will make both of those groups out to be evil. The democrats of today are just as despicable as always. Can you imagine what they would do to illegal immigrants if hispanics start voting against them?
And the civil war was NOT JUST about Slavery- it was about states rights
Imagine if the south tried to secede because the federal government tried to force them to do somethign else like.... oh,... i dunno... buy health insurance
In contrast to today? Did Democrats suddenly stop portraying Repubs as radicals? That's neeeews ta me!
And Lincoln's views are best summed up by Richard Weaver's analysis of his thought in his chapter on Lincoln in The Ethics of Rhetoric: Lincoln was a definitional thinker.
America is a constitutional republic founded on specific principles, and those principles needed to be identified and applied if the Union was to have a future.
I’m a proud republican I have no racism and I would like to spit in Steven Spielberg’s face for daring, as the stupid rich leftist punk he is, to tie republicans- who destroyed slavery- to slavery.
The movie looks pretty good he can shove it I’ll never spend a penny to see it. Let him use his own money to support the democrat party of slavery.
I know someone who has family who are close friends with Spielberg. You would puke to know how imperious these people are and how they take for granted that everyone around them is there to worship them.
What a jerk.
I stopped watching his crap movies years ago.
Tobacco companies used to be HUGE Republican donors
If they were DEMOCRAP donors we would all be hearing about the wonderful health benefits of “bathing your lungs in cleansing smoke- now in menthol too!”
and this guy is going to make a Bible movie? I expect it to be a pro-gay, pro-commie, unchristian movie.
I will be skipping this film as well as all future Spielberg films as a punishment for his support of Obama. That is all.
Spielberg is a spoiled rotten lucky SOB. He has worked with unlimited budgets since around 1979. This has never been granted to anyone else in film history, and it was well before he had done anything to justify it.
I’m not sure Spielberg said this. It isn’t in quotes. It could be the unbiased reporter.
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