Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Warning! Don't be fooled by this one!

The Rascal takes a back seat to no one in reverence for Abe Lincoln. (Hey, Rockford Rascal World Headquarters is in the Land of Lincoln, right?) And it pisses us off to no end when the Great Emancipator is exploited for nefarious purposes.

There's a first-class example of such in the latest tactic by certain evil Republicans to diss congressional critics of the war in Iraq. They're quoting Honest Abe as having once said this:

Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs, and should be arrested, exiled or hanged.

But Lincoln never said any such thing. It's the creation of some nitwit writing for Insight magazine, the Moonie rag that also hatched the utter falsehood about Barack Obama having attended a Muslim terrorism school as a boy.

Here's the full truth of the matter.


Anonymous said...

you got me on this one. But I don't think Lincoln would hold you in such reverence. Here is a little night time reading for the "Peace Democrats"

Michael Oliver said...

You'd better work harder, it's catching on. Look here