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  •  Wingnuts Saw The Movie As "Benghazi Lincoln" (2+ / 0-)
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    Upper West, artmartin

    They see Lincoln like Obama - a "tyrant" who somehow fails to meet their standard of something unnameable but clearly a standard they would never apply to one of their own.

    Seriously read some of their reviews - it's like they replace Obama with Lincoln and Benghazi with Washington.

    Of course it's pretty much like that any time wingnuts are trying to hammer their opinion of a book or movie into their warped understanding of reality or art.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 03:32:26 PM PST

    •  Yeesh. (0+ / 0-)

      Not surprised though.

      The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

      by Upper West on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:04:24 PM PST

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    •  Benghazi Lincoln? Elmo Lincoln? Lincoln in Dali- (1+ / 0-)
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      Upper West

      Vision... so many Lincolns... Lincoln Continentals, Pole dancing Lincolns in that Electric 6 video...

      Lincoln has been in innumerable movies and TV shows... even a Star Trek episode and a Red Dwarf episode... to the point of even going beyond the mythical Lincoln and the cardboard history class Lincoln.

      With all the books and movies about or with Lincoln etc... there are as many Lincolns as there are viewpoints with each using the idea of Lincoln, versions of Lincoln in ways that support their own ideas. History is a plaything and a tool and potentially harmful when the revisionists rewrite it... as we have seen with the right, Teapers and Dominionists etc. and what they have done with the founding fathers.

      So this Lincoln movie is a timely event that will reacquaint or introduce many Americans to him... give them a somewhat better understanding of the man and a slice of the times.

      (by the way Elmo Lincoln was an early screen actor who played an early silent movie Tarzan... nothing to do with Abraham Lincoln.)

      Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

      by IreGyre on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 07:33:18 AM PST

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      •  Great comment. (1+ / 0-)
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        IreGyre

        Interestingly, there was a piece in the Times this week about Ford trying to re-invigorate their stodgy Lincoln brand.  

        My idea -- hire the guy who did the "Imported from Detroit" Eminem (and Eastwood!) Chrysler Super Bowl ads.  The first one almost brought me to tears.

        The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

        by Upper West on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 08:31:13 AM PST

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