Thursday, August 25, 2016

He’d never get elected today! 7

In 1858 when he lost the Senatorial election to Stephen Douglas I think Lincoln was as bitterly disappointed as any candidate losing election. Yet when asked how he felt about that result, this is what he said: “I felt like the boy who stubbed his toe rather badly; I’m too big to cry and too badly hurt to laugh.”

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

He’d never get elected today! 6

'Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, August 21, 2016

He’d never get elected today! 5

Flip floppers don’t get [re]elected:
“Honest old Abe when this war first began
Denied abolition was part of his plan.
Honest old Abe has since made a decree
That the war must go on till the slaves are all free.
As both can’t be honest, will someone tell how,
If honest Abe then he is honest Abe now.”
Civil War doggerel

Friday, August 19, 2016

He’d never get elected today! 4

'I cannot understand why men should be so eager after money. Wealth is simply a superfluity of what we don't need. '
- Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

He’d never get elected today! 3

‘When our own beloved country once, by the blessing of God, united, prosperous and happy is now afflicted with faction and civil war, it is peculiarly fit for us to recognize the hand of God in this terrible visitation, and in sorrowful remembrance of our own faults and crimes as a nation and as individuals, to humble ourselves before Him, and to pray for His mercy.’
- Abraham Lincoln

Monday, August 15, 2016

He’d never get elected today! 2

‘Mr. Chairman, this work is exclusively the work of politicians, a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people, and who, to say the most of them, are, taken as a mass, at least one long step removed from honest men. I say this with the greater freedom, because, being a politician myself, none can regard it as personal.’
- Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, August 13, 2016

He’d never get elected today! 1

‘These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.’
- Abraham Lincoln