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  • "Come Back to the Declaration of Independence!"

    04/21/2011 12:03:18 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    Chicago Press and Tribune ^ | August 17, 1858 | Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln, speech in Lewiston, Illinois, August 17, 1858, four days before his first historic debate with Stephen A. Douglas: "The Declaration of Independence was formed by the representatives of American liberty from thirteen States of the Confederacy, twelve of which were slaveholding communities. We need not discuss the way or the reason of their becoming slave-holding communities. It is sufficient for our purpose that all of them greatly deplored the evil and that they placed a provision in the Constitution which they supposed would gradually remove the disease by cutting off its source. This was the abolition of the...
  • What is the Difference Between Muamar Qaddafi and Abraham Lincoln?

    03/20/2011 6:47:46 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 247 replies
    Just wondering what people might have to say about this. Both would say they tried to preserve their union. Both employed military might to do so and killed lots of their own citizens. ML/NJ
  • The Floating Dollar as a Threat to Property Rights

    03/12/2011 7:12:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Imprimis (Hillsdale College) ^ | February 16, 2011 | Seth Lipsky
    The following is adapted from a speech delivered on February 16, 2011, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. TO BEGIN, consider one of the most important measures of property, the kilogram. It’s a measure of mass or, for non-scientific purposes, weight. According to the papers last week, a global scramble is under way to define this most basic unit after it was discovered that the standard kilogram—a cylinder of platinum and iridium that is maintained by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures—has been losing mass. You may think that this is impossible. Of all the...
  • New book sheds new light on Lincoln's racial views

    03/05/2011 4:17:47 PM PST · by FatherofFive · 101 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | Mar 4 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    McLEAN, Va. – Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address has inspired Americans for generations, but consider his jarring remarks in 1862 to a White House audience of free blacks, urging them to leave the U.S. and settle in Central America. "For the sake of your race, you should sacrifice something of your present comfort for the purpose of being as grand in that respect as the white people," Lincoln said, promoting his idea of colonization: resettling blacks in foreign countries on the belief that whites and blacks could not coexist in the same nation.
  • SPREAD THE WORD! Kirby Center lunch/talk this Friday in DC - 'What Would Abraham Lincoln Do?'

    02/28/2011 12:58:27 PM PST · by hillsdale1 · 4 replies
    The 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War offers an opportunity to reflect upon the wartime statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln. Impelled to the presidency by a constitutional crisis, Lincoln stood on the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution both before and during the Civil War. With special attention to what Americans today may learn from Lincoln as we grapple with a global war and prodigious debt, this lecture will illuminate Lincoln's example of self-government under law.
  • D.C. Council Chair Finds Two Cars Are Too Many

    02/23/2011 2:44:16 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | danny yadron
    After getting elected chairman of the D.C. City Council in November, Kwame Brown asked for a black Lincoln Navigator L, with a DVD player for the back seat, a power moonroof, polished aluminum wheels and an all-black interior. When the Public Works Department delivered a black Navigator with a gray interior, Mr. Brown's office told the city to send it back. "He was just very clear he wanted black on black," said Brown spokeswoman Traci Hughes. "It doesn't show as much dirt and wear and tear." Public Works' employees found a second Navigator in Coldwater, Mich. But Mr. Brown was...
  • On Presidents’ Day: Lincoln is King (Among freshman Republican congressmen, exluding Reagan)

    02/21/2011 1:00:39 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 105 replies ^ | 2-21-2011 | Tim Mak
    On Presidents’ Day, Americans take a day to recognize the office of the presidency – and to reflect upon the country’s best. FrumForum asked freshman Republican members which president they admired the most, but excluded President Reagan from contention to give the other presidents a fair chance. The fourteen Republican members who responded gave a range of answers, but President Abraham Lincoln came out on top. Interestingly, these freshman congressmen have something in common with President Obama, who has identified Lincoln as his favorite president. Independent voters also agreed – a new Gallup poll shows that Lincoln was their favorite...
  • Mr. Lincoln’s Economics Primer (long, and superb)

    02/12/2011 6:06:39 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 162 replies
    National Review ^ | 12 February 2010 | Allen C. Guelzo
    Abraham Lincoln’s greatest love was politics, but his intellectual passion was for what the 19th century called “political economy” — the way economics and politics intersected in society and government. According to his law partner William Herndon, Lincoln “liked political economy, the study of it,” and Shelby Cullom, who practiced law beside Lincoln in Springfield, Ill. (and later crafted the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887), thought that “theoretically . . . on political economy he was great.” Although Lincoln’s angular, shambling appearance gave him the look of anything but a student of economics — one contemporary said he resembled “a...
  • Democrats prove Lincoln correct again

    02/10/2011 8:53:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-09-11 | DrJohn
    Abraham Lincoln is attributed with the following: "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."Clearly he had Democrats in mind. Obama knows he can fool Democrats and the press all of the time. Sometimes they even fool themselves. Obama knows well he got hammered in the recent election. Consequently, he sought to change his image and enlisted the assistance of a number of people. He has sought help on his "reinvention" from CEO's, Ken Duberstein...
  • Book: Lincoln sought to deport freed slaves

    02/10/2011 7:41:41 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/9/2011 | Stephan Dinan
    The Great Emancipator was almost the Great Colonizer: Newly released documents show that to a greater degree than historians had previously known, President Lincoln laid the groundwork to ship freed slaves overseas to help prevent racial strife in the U.S. Just after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Lincoln authorized plans to pursue a freedmen’s settlement in present-day Belize and another in Guyana, both colonial possessions of Great Britain at the time, said Phillip W. Magness, one of the researchers who uncovered the new documents. Historians have debated how seriously Lincoln took colonization efforts, but Mr. Magness said the...
  • Abe Lincoln, the NOBAMA

    01/31/2011 12:38:07 PM PST · by Wicket · 5 replies
    Amazon ^ | n/a
    Author Joe Wheeler, historian and scholar, brings to the pages of this insightful book the knowledge gleaned from over ten years of study and more than sixty books on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. Skillfully weaving his own narrative with direct quotes from Lincoln and poignant excerpts from other Lincoln biographers, Wheeler brings a refreshingly friendly rendition of Lincoln's life, faith, and courage.
  • Researcher Faked Date on Lincoln Document, Officials Say

    01/25/2011 12:09:42 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies ^ | Jan 24, 2011 | AOL
    A Virginia man has confessed to trying to rewrite history by altering a date on a document penned by Abraham Lincoln -- a move that enhanced his own reputation as a scholar, the National Archives said today. Longtime Lincoln researcher Thomas Lowry, of Woodbridge, Va., admitted that he changed the date on a presidential pardon issued to Patrick Murphy, a Union Army soldier who was court-martialed for desertion during the Civil War, said David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States. Lowry altered the date on the document from April 14, 1964, to April 14, 1965 -- the day John...
  • Obama Historians keep the Lincoln comparison's coming

    01/17/2011 2:05:03 PM PST · by publius321 · 17 replies ^ | January 17, 2011 | Scott Ryan
    "On the night of Barack Obama’s rally in Tucson..." (continued)
  • Governor Palin Sounded Like Another Illinois Politician From 1860

    01/16/2011 6:25:35 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 36 replies
    Instapundit at Pajamas Media ^ | January 15, 2011 | Ian Lazaran
    A RESPONSE TO THE BLOOD LIBEL OF 1860 by Abraham Lincoln: "You charge that we stir up insurrections among your slaves. We deny it; and what is your proof? Harper’s Ferry! John Brown!! John Brown was no Republican; and you have failed to implicate a single Republican in his Harper’s Ferry enterprise. If any member of our party is guilty in that matter, you know it or you do not know it. If you do know it, you are inexcusable for not designating the man and proving the fact. If you do not know it, you are inexcusable for asserting...
  • Obama attempts to position himself as the second coming of Lincoln

    01/13/2011 10:42:10 AM PST · by publius321 · 18 replies ^ | January 12, 2011 | by Scott Ryan
    After witnessing the effrontery of Barack Obama against the states and our constitution, it is apparent this man has come here for the sole purpose of fomenting a civil war. From day one of his campaign he has made efforts to position himself as a parallel to Lincoln. From his campaign announcement in front of the Illinois state capitol where Lincoln served (with a Lincoln banner behind him), to his announcement of Biden as his running mate (in front of a Lincoln banner), from his quoting of Lincoln (in specious contexts) to his insistence upon swearing in on the same...
  • Remember: The Kennedy and Lincoln Conspiracy

    12/13/2010 3:10:48 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 8 replies
    Pizza Trays & Beer Bottles ^ | December 13, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    I'm not a big fan of conspiracy theorists, but love to throw them a bone. From Jordan Maxwell via Charlie Max's blog: Lincoln was elected to the Congress in 1846, Kennedy in 1946. Lincoln was elected President in 1860, Kennedy in 1960. "Lincoln" and "Kennedy" both have 7 letters. Both men were concerned with civil rights. Both men's wives lost children while living in The White House. Both were shot in the head on a Friday. Lincoln was shot in a theater named Ford. Kennedy was shot in a car named Lincoln, built by Ford.
  • Lincoln the Tyrant: The Libertarians' Favorite Bogeyman

    12/07/2010 11:31:03 AM PST · by presidio9 · 291 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | Dec 5th 2010 | Brad Schaeffer
    On a recent pilgrimage to Gettysburg I ventured into the Evergreen cemetery, the scene of chaotic and bloody fighting throughout the engagement. Like Abraham Lincoln on a cold November day in 1863, I pondered the meaning of it all. With the post-Tea Party wave of libertarianism sweeping the nation, LincolnÂ’s reputation has received a serious pillorying. He has even been labeled a tyrant, who used the issue of slavery as a mendacious faux excuse to pummel the South into submitting to the will of the growing federal power in Washington D.C. In fact, some insist, the labeling of slavery as...
  • Proclamation of Thanksgiving

    11/23/2010 6:48:03 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies ^ | October 3, 1863 | William Seward, Abraham Lincoln
    This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America's national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the "day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival." She explained, "You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving...
  • Camouflage-wearing Florida dance troupe's dash through Lincoln Tunnel causes terror scare

    11/19/2010 8:50:19 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 6 replies
    Timesnews ^ | 11/19/2010 | Timesnews
    WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A dance troupe from Florida caused a rush-hour terror scare when they ditched their cars in the Lincoln Tunnel and tried to run to a TV appearance in Manhattan while wearing their camouflage costumes. The dancers drove about 1,000 miles so they could appear Wednesday on BET's live "106 & Park" show. But they hit traffic at the tunnel, which connects New Jersey and New York City and is just two miles from the TV studio. The five young women and three young men decided to sprint the rest of the way. They left their adult...
  • Daniel Day-Lewis to Play Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg-Directed Biopic

    11/19/2010 4:16:18 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 39 replies
    DreamWorks Studios just announced that Daniel Day-Lewis will take on the role of President Abraham Lincoln in the long-in-development biopic to be directed by Steven Spielberg. Lincoln, which playwright Tony Kushner has adapted from the Doris Kearns Goodwin book Team of Rivals, has been on Spielberg's docket for years, with Liam Neeson once attached to star as the 16th president. Kushner also co-wrote Spielberg's Munich, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. Kathleen Kennedy and Spielberg are producing the project, which the director will begin filming next fall. “Daniel Day-Lewis would have always been counted as one of the greatest...
  • Dance troupe causes scare running through Lincoln Tunnel

    11/19/2010 7:22:10 AM PST · by inflorida · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2010 | PHILIP MESSING
    A camouflage-clad Florida dance troupe desperate to make it to a live TV talent show set off a rush-hour terror scare when they ditched their cars in merciless Lincoln Tunnel traffic and tried to sprint through the tube.The FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force was called in -- and a massive contingent of heavily armed cops surrounded the harmless performers, who stood teary-eyed in their showy costumes as hundreds of angry drivers were stuck in the snarl."They drew their guns on us at first," said Landon Burse, 24, the group's executive director who arranged the appearance on BET's "106 & Park"...
  • Abraham Lincoln: "Don't kneel to me" (Contrast with Today)

    11/16/2010 5:51:25 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 35 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | 10-31-2020 | Michael Zak
    On April 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln arrived in the former Confederate capital, Richmond. Overjoyed, dozens of former slaves gathered around the Great Emancipator. An African-American man dropped to his knees before the Republican president. Lincoln said: "No, no. Don’t kneel to me. That is not right. You must kneel to God only, and thank Him for the liberty you will enjoy hereafter." Barack Obama's image as a messiah was key to victory by the Party of Slavery, aka the Democratic Party. And so, it came as no surprise at all that today (10-31) in Chicago an African-American man knelt to...
  • Neil Young warehouse blaze started in hybrid 'LincVolt' car (electric w/biodiesel generator)

    11/16/2010 8:43:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 11/16/10 | Joshua Melvin
    The three-alarm blaze that caused $1.1 million in damage to a warehouse filled with rock legend Neil Young's music equipment and memorabilia appears to have started in a one-of-a-kind hybrid car stored at the site, a fire official said Monday. Flames began in a 1959 Lincoln Continental dubbed LincVolt, which runs on electric batteries and a biodiesel-powered generator, and then spread to the warehouse at 593 Quarry Road in the early morning of Nov. 9, according to Belmont-San Carlos Fire Marshal Jim Palisi and a website devoted to the car. Young assembled a team of workers in 2008 to convert...
  • 2010 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar Launch Ceremony Planned

    11/08/2010 10:43:38 AM PST · by RayBob · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Coin Update News ^ | October 26th, 2010 | Coin Update Staff
    2010 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar Launch Ceremony Planned By Coin Update Staff on October 26th, 2010 Categories: US Coins, United States Mint Details of the launch ceremony for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar have been announced by the United States Mint. Launch ceremonies have typically been held on or around the circulation release date for each Presidential Dollar coin, held at a location related to the former President. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin will mark the 16th release of the overall series and the final release for this year. The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Lincoln...
  • Blanche Lincoln may support extending tax cuts for the wealthy in light of 'circumstances'

    10/10/2010 8:13:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/10 | Darren Goode
    Lincoln may support extending tax cuts for the wealthy in light of 'circumstances'By Darren Goode - 10/09/10 10:32 AM ET Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) Friday signaled she is open to extending Bush administration tax cuts beyond the middle-class incentives President Obama and congressional Democratic leaders are seeking. Lincoln – one of the most endangered Democratic incumbents in the Nov. 2 midterm election – said she may support extending tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year for those making as much as $1 million annually. "I don't think we should have to say that we're either going...
  • Joe Sobran, R.I.P. [Joseph Sobran, 1946 - 2010]

    09/30/2010 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 155 replies
    Our former NR colleague, Joe Sobran, passed away today after a long battle with a variety of ailments. He was relatively young, just 64, and while physically beaten at the end, he also departed spiritually triumphant.   Surely, in short order, there will be ample reflection — much of it critical — on the hyper-talented, hyper-controversial writer. There will be a recounting of his history at NR, the break, the following years, and Joe’s soured relationship with WFB (happily, they rekindled their friendship before Bill passed away). Good, let’s discuss all that, and more. But later. Right now, let us,...
  • Obama says people are impatient but "now's not the time to took time to free the slaves..

    09/30/2010 7:17:12 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies
    Muckrack ^ | Thursday September 30, 2010 | Mark Knoller CBS NEWS
    Obama says people are impatient but "now's not the time to took time to free the slaves...ultimately we'll make progress." White House Correspondent, Radio
  • Ark Senate - Boozman vs. Lincoln ( Drudge says - Top healthcare reform senator trails ....

    09/20/2010 5:50:51 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Sept 20, 2010
    RCP Average 7/16 - 9/16 -- 56.5 31.3 Boozman +25.2****************************snip***************Thus, Lincoln found herself faced with a strong primary challenge from the left as well as a strong general election challenge from the right. She narrowly survived the primary from Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter but is a much longer shot against Congressman John Boozman (the younger brother of the Republican Lincoln defeated in 1998). Only six incumbent senators have seen their re-elects drop below 40 percent of the two-party vote since we began directly electing senators. Given the polling we’ve seen recently, Lincoln stands a good chance of becoming number...
  • Lincolns to be made in China

    09/19/2010 2:25:27 PM PDT · by Oakeshott · 44 replies
    Ford maybe planning to follow in GM’s footsteps and put the Lincoln luxury brand into production in the Chinese market to take advantage of a booming luxury segment that has so far been untapped by the blue oval. GM put the Cadillac SLS into production with JV partner SAIC in the Chinese market, and also imported other models to fill the Cadillac dealerships. Cadillac has performed well in China with 1624 cars being delivered to consumers in august alone, which is an increase of 178% over the same period a year earlier, and Cadillac have seen sales increase of 157%...
  • Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn @ Washington Times - "Recovering our equilibrium"

    09/16/2010 8:15:38 PM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/16/10 | Dr. Larry P. Arnn
    In the days of Lincoln, the risks to the Constitution and the chance to save it went hand in hand. The same is true today. On the one hand, we have accumulated a debt, in a time of relative peace and unprecedented prosperity, that rivals the debt incurred to win the largest war in history. That war eventually came to an end, but our deficits have no foreseeable terminus. Despite this, we pass a new entitlement to health care in a midnight vote, no one having the chance to read the bill. It is unreadable anyway. A high official has...
  • Redford digs into Lincoln assassination plot

    09/13/2010 7:25:37 AM PDT · by DFG · 74 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 09/12/10 | Ka Yan Ng
    In his new film "The Conspirator," director Robert Redford digs into a little-known angle of one of the best-known moments in American history: the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Instead of dealing with the shooting in the Ford's Theater in Washington, already a movie subject, Redford takes aim at a back story to the 1865 assassination of the U.S. president -- a complex plot that resulted in seven men and one woman being arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the president, the vice president, and the secretary of state.
  • Lincoln And The Death Of The Constitution

    09/07/2010 12:43:35 PM PDT · by gjmerits · 903 replies · 6+ views
    Wolves of Liberty ^ | 9/7/2010 | gjmerits
    The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history...the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination - that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from...
  • Outside Groups’ Campaign Expenditures Have Doubled (TPX-FX)

    09/07/2010 8:38:39 AM PDT · by Syncro · 8 replies
    CQPOLITICS ^ | Sept. 5, 2010 – 6:09 p.m. | Alex Knott, CQ-Roll Call
    Outside Groups’ Campaign Expenditures Have Doubled By Alex Knott, CQ-Roll Call Outside organizations have shelled out twice as much on ads and other electioneering activities to affect Congressional races so far during the 2010 election cycle as they did two years ago.Unions, political parties and advocacy groups have spent more than $34.2 million on independent expenditures so far during this election, compared with less than $16.2 million at this time in the 2008 election, according to a CQ MoneyLine study of Federal Election Commission reports. “It’s staggering amounts of money,” said David Vance, spokesman for the Campaign Legal Center. “People...
  • Obama Stopped Using MLK's Oval Office Rug Quote After Notified in 2008 of 'Borrowed' Origin

    09/04/2010 10:50:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Saturday, August 4, 2010 | Kristinn
    The news of Barack Obama's new Oval Office rug containing a favorite quote used by Obama that he attributed to Martin Luther King was taken from a sermon by 19th century Unitarian minister Theodore Parker has taken an interesting twist with research by Freeper Enchante (and Hot Air)showing that in 2008 Obama stopped using the quote in stump speeches after his presidential campaign was informed its origin by Unitarian Rev. Matt Tittle:In April, during the presidential primary season, I perked up from the usual din of campaign rhetoric when I heard then-candidate Barack Obama say (referring to Dr. Martin Luther...
  • Dr. Alveda King to Address the Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial August 28

    08/26/2010 11:28:07 AM PDT · by topher · 29 replies
    Priests for ^ | August 20, 2010
    Dr. Alveda King to Address the Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial August 28Priests for Life FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 20, 2010 Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, issued the following statement today on her upcoming appearance at the August 28th Restoring Honor Rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial organized by commentator Glenn Beck. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, like the Lincoln Memorial itself, belongs to all Americans. I am participating in Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally not to advance any political agenda, but to advance...
  • There are one million and one “Reagan Republicans“¸ but where are the “Lincoln Republicans“?

    08/25/2010 5:26:17 AM PDT · by JohnnyBibs · 94 replies · 1+ views
    JohnnyBibs ^ | Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in the year of JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY! | Daniel Benjamin Orris
    There are one million and one “Reagan Republicans“¸ but where are the “Lincoln Republicans“? 7:21 pm-est, Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in the year of JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY! by, Daniel Benjamin Orris of Pennsylvania When I heard a quote this evening of a political candidate calling himself a “Reagan Republican“, I was reminded of that now common phrase used more as political subterfuge or chicanery, rather than containing any genuine meaning. The unfortunate reality is, it seems, many otherwise Conservative voters are being deceived into supporting moderate Republicans who appeal to the Tea Party by using phrases such as “Reagan Republican“...
  • Pro-Obamacare Senator Blanche Lincoln Down 65-27 in Arkansas Senate Race

    08/20/2010 10:18:30 AM PDT · by Justaham · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-20-10 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) is trailing her Republican opponent John Boozman in Arkansas by 38 points. Rasmussen reported: Support for incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln has now fallen to its lowest level yet as Republican John Boozman remains on track to shift Arkansas’ Senate seat to the GOP column. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas shows Boozman capturing 65% of the vote, while Lincoln earns 27% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are not sure. Boozman has been ahead in this race for months. In July,...
  • Election 2010: Arkansas Senate

    08/20/2010 10:12:44 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 8/20/2010 | Rasmussen
    Support for incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln has now fallen to its lowest level yet as Republican John Boozman remains on track to shift Arkansas’ Senate seat to the GOP column. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas shows Boozman capturing 65% of the vote, while Lincoln earns 27% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are not sure. Boozman has been ahead in this race for months. In July, he posted a 60% to 35% lead. In surveys since he won the Republican Primary in May, Boozman...
  • Of Threats and Promises

    08/12/2010 1:02:12 PM PDT · by bsaunders · 3 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | August 12, 2010 | B. Saunders
    When during the campaign the Obama campaign kept repeating his admiration and promises to mold his Presidency around Presidents Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt, I took this as a threat instead of a simple and admirable promise. My reaction was that as President, Obama would run his Administration in the imperial mold of Lincoln and the economic uncertainty and higher taxes of FDR. Unfortunately, it appears to a large extent, my fears have been validated. A look at the history should cast some light on the threat of President Obama’s campaign promises. First, we will address the abusive use of power...
  • Students at Lincoln Memorial Told to Stop Singing National Anthem

    08/09/2010 6:48:13 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/9/10 | Todd Starnes
    A group of high school students attending a conservative leadership conference in Washington, D.C. said they were ordered by a security guard to stop singing the national anthem during a June 25 visit to the Lincoln Memorial.
  • American Heroes Part 1/3

    07/31/2010 1:58:35 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 2 replies · 2+ views
    This is a video made by someone who hates America. I thought we could have a heated discussion on this. I always knew Lincoln was a bad pres (destroyed state's rights forever) but is the info in this video accurate? The information sounds like it could be true or it could be out of context and fabricated but let's watch it and then discuss.
  • God and Gettysburg -“One nation under God” were Lincoln’s immortal words

    07/22/2010 8:48:44 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 4 replies
    First Things ^ | Aug / Sep 2010 | Robert George
    The Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, and the Constitution of the United States of America—those were the three texts in the blue pamphlet I found on the table in front of me as I took my seat at a conference at Princeton. On the cover was the logo of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, an influential organization whose boardmembers include former New York Times Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse, controversial Obama judicial nominee Goodwin Liu, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, former solicitors general Drew Days and Walter Dellinger, and former attorney general Janet Reno. The...
  • Arkansas Senate Race All But Over

    07/19/2010 9:07:27 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07/20/10 | CaroleL
    In order to take control of the US Senate this November, Republicans need a net gain of 10 seats. Some of those contests promise to be nail biters, others will be long shots and at least one looks like a gimme. According to a new poll, US Representative John Boozman (R-Arkansas) has a 25 point lead over incumbent Senator Blanch Lincoln (D-Arkansas).
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Lynn Jenkins, The Lincoln Debates

    07/14/2010 9:50:00 AM PDT · by 1pitech
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 07-13-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview Lynn Jenkins who is running for re-election on the 2nd congressional district of Kansas. We share a new segment called "weird news" with Darren Marlar and I talk about the arrest of the "Barefoot Bandit." Next, we hear Ray Stevens new global warming song. I debate Cory Thompson on the presidency of Abraham Lincoln and we also hear from Jackie and Dunlap from Red State Update. Another exciting show. We invite you to listen.
  • Poll scandal sends campaign shockwaves

    07/01/2010 5:33:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-1-10 | DAVID CATANESE
    In the final weeks leading up to the June 8 Democratic Senate runoff in Arkansas, no data proved more pivotal in shaping conventional wisdom than a pair of Research 2000 polls showing challenger Bill Halter holding a lead. And those surveys—which fueled the narrative that Sen.Blanche Lincoln was a goner—may have been bogus, according to the blog that commissioned them. The prospect that polling data in a Senate contest of national consequence may have been faked has sent shockwaves across the campaign world, raising disturbing questions not only about the reliability of suddenly ubiquitous public polls, but about a new...
  • Lincoln Way Behind In Arkansas Senate Race

    06/17/2010 11:58:20 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 13 replies · 432+ views ^ | 06/17/10 | CaroleL
    Her much hyped victory in the Democratic Primary runoff behind her, Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) is being crushed by her general election Republican opponent according to the most recent poll. Representative John Boozman (R-Arkansas) is leading Senator Lincoln by a staggering 29 points (61% to 32% of likely voters) with just 3% still undecided.
  • White House can't stop left's revolt

    06/11/2010 3:54:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 20 replies · 986+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2010 | Kirsten Powers
    After Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln eked out a primary win over labor-backed Lt. Gov. Bill Halter on Tuesday, an anonymous White House official snarked to Politico, "Organized labor just flushed $10 million of their members' money down the toilet on a pointless exercise." Oh, snap. Organized labor was not amused. AFL-CIO spokesman Eddie Vale fumed: "Is the lesson they are taking out of tonight that they can go after labor and anonymously trash us and we will put our tail in between our legs and slink home? That ain't happening." Other leading liberals expressed outrage and a commitment to keep...
  • SEIU officials: Blanche Lincoln should forget about our support in general election

    06/09/2010 11:39:41 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies · 75+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    SEIU officials: Blanche Lincoln should forget about our support in general election In a move that's likely to ratchet up already-white-hot post-Arkansas tensions between organized labor and the White House, officials with the labor powerhouse SEIU are confirming that they are all but certain not to back Blanche Lincoln in the general election. SEIU sends over a statement from national political director Jon Youngdahl that constitutes the first on-the-record threat since the election not to support the Democrat: For all the talk about what this race meant, the pundits are missing the point: all around this country their are families...
  • AFL to White House: 'Labor isn't an arm of the Democratic Party' (Rejects WH "flushed money" charge)

    06/09/2010 3:35:39 AM PDT · by tlb · 37 replies · 297+ views
    Politico ^ | June 08, 2010 | Ben Smith
    AFL to White House: 'Labor isn't an arm of the Democratic Party' The major labor federation AFL-CIO took sharp objection tonight to a White House official's assessment that they'd "flushed $10 million of their members' money down the toilet" in the "pointless exercise" of supporting the failed bid of Bill Halter to unseat Sen. Blanche Lincoln. "If that's their take on this, then they severely misread how the electorate feels and how we're running our political program. When we say we're only going to support elected officials who support our issues," said AFL-CIO spokesman Eddie Vale. "When they say we...
  • Blanche survives as Tea Party takes Nev.

    06/09/2010 3:15:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 31 replies · 38+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 9, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON -- Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln defied a national anti-incumbent juggernaut and piles of union cash to win her party's nomination last night -- while Nevada's Tea Party-backed Sharron Angle won a primary to take on embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Lincoln, a party moderate, turned back a stiff challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, beating him with just under 52 percent of the vote. In Nevada, Angle, a former state legislator, beat back Sue Lowden, who had strong party establishment backing, and Danny Tarkanian, son of famed UNLV hoops coach Jerry Tarkanian. Top state Democrats consider her the...