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Spielberg says "Lincoln"
is no political football

Reuters, by Christine Kearney

Original Article

Posted By:Bill the Cat, 10/10/2012 9:04:50 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg offered a cinematic vision of President Abraham Lincoln's battle to outlaw slavery in "Lincoln," which had a sneak preview that is already generating early buzz of awards for star Daniel Day-Lewis. (Snip) ...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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What an maroon. The conservative republicans of today are STILL considered "radicals" by (the Princess of Darkness herself) Pelosi. The only that has changed is that Democrats have traded a policy of pro-slavery for a policy of pro-abortion.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GOPJihad, 10/10/2012 9:15:28 AM     (No. 8922536)

Poster nails the most offensive comments by Spielberg:

"In contrast to today, the Republican party to which Lincoln belonged was founded by anti-slavery activists and Republicans were often tagged 'radicals.'"

"In contrast to today"?!?!?!?? The GOP was founded by abolitionists and has remained true to those principals for the past 150 years. It wasn't the GOP that has relegated whole segments to urban blight and disintegration, it wasn't the GOP wearing white hoods and burning crosses, it wasn't the GOP that foisted and fostered Jim Crow laws for the better part of 100 years. There's only one political party who wear these stains - the Democrat Party.

Spielberg can go pee up rope.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 10/10/2012 9:22:37 AM     (No. 8922554)

Democrats were the slavery party then; Democrats are the slavery party today.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Douglas DC, 10/10/2012 9:25:24 AM     (No. 8922557)

Exactly Posters, my Cherokee Granma would not
take a $20 bill because of Jackson's picture.
My Granpa rescued a Catholic priest from a
beating by KKK members. My Pop purposely
hired a black friend to break the color barrier imposed by the manager of the Hardware store that he worked in.
the Common denominator-
Shall we say the bad actors were ah, Jackasses..

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Reply 4 - Posted by: doctor P, 10/10/2012 9:29:30 AM     (No. 8922576)

The GOP had a higher percentage of their members vote for the civil rights acts than the Democrat party, including such stellar senators such as Al Gore's dad, and Bill Clinton's mentor Fullbright.

The GOP continues to fight for INDIVIDUAL freedom. Which party is supporting the 14th amendment, that was passed to ensure that the freedoms such as the right to bear arms would be enforced? That very issue was brought to the Supreme Court just LAST YEAR.

The former Sec of State Rice's dad and other black men used to stay up late at night with the shotguns to make sure that their homes were protected in the old DEMOCRAT run Alabama.

Even today, the Supreme Court is hearing another case about individuals being judged on the color of their skin by the University of Texas.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: weirdone, 10/10/2012 9:41:40 AM     (No. 8922616)

It is real difficult to rewrite history while you are repeating it. The more people you can enslave to government the more votes you can expect to get.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nimby, 10/10/2012 9:44:17 AM     (No. 8922622)

One word that describes Lincoln ----Habeas corpus.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: foggybottom, 10/10/2012 9:56:02 AM     (No. 8922653)

Every single piece of Spielbergs work is fantasy with the characters having post modern points of view. Movie Lincoln will be no different.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BarryNo, 10/10/2012 9:56:47 AM     (No. 8922659)

"...in Contrast to today..."? The Democrats have always been the pro-slavery/big government party and the Republicans have been the small government/freedom party. Nothing has changed, except the Media who whore after the pro slavery crowd.

I recall they also did the same for Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot and Ho Chi Min. If you look back at the 'Papers of Record', they loved those guys, till the public got wise to their chicanery, whereupon they denounced their 'tyrannical dictatorships'. I guess getting thrown under the bus is more a media thing than an Obama thing.

There hasn't been a pro-freedom press in 100 years, but times are changing and the old media is on its way out. We are tired of the rhetoric and the propaganda. While the dumb are among us, they aren't all of us.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/10/2012 10:00:58 AM     (No. 8922668)

Spielberg is despicable. Everything is a political football to him. He's a multi-millionaire (possibly billionaire) thanks to the economic system Republicans espouse (or at least a good many Republicans) and he calls it greed. Well, if it's greed then what is he doing keeping all that money?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 10/10/2012 10:16:45 AM     (No. 8922719)

No, the Democrat party is still committed to a "plantation" mentality and binding individuals as "slaves" to the government.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 10/10/2012 10:20:40 AM     (No. 8922732)

The Democrats today are using the same tactics as the Muslims. They invade and destroy. Then, self righteously claim title to the deeds accomplished by their victims. There was no "Golden Age" of the Democrats anymore than that of Muslims. Their ideology was and still is that of power and slavery.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/10/2012 10:28:27 AM     (No. 8922766)

If the film is no more accurate factually than its proposed depiction of Mary Todd Lincoln it will be another contribution to the fantasy genre. Anyone actually familiar with the sad case of Mary Todd Lincoln knows that there is overwhelming evidence she was chronically and seriously mentally ill. Following Lincoln's death she became overtly psychotic. There is an enormous amount of mis- and disinformation on this topic and Kushner seems bent on adding more. One of the best sources is "The Insanity File" by two Lincoln scholars, based upon the only lately discovered papers of her son, Robert Todd Lincoln. There is absolutely no doubt that Mary Lincoln was dangerously insane at times. No one, including her family, thought otherwise at the time. The only question was whether or not she required 24/7 institutional care. Kushner and Spielberg should be ashamed of themselves for falsifying the historical record in the name of entertainment and, no doubt, women's rights. For many, perhaps most Americans, this film will be gospel. It is not. It is seriously misleading in the case of Mary Lincoln if Kushner's remarks are indicative of the script. One can only wonder what other liberties have been taken with the truth.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Peaches, 10/10/2012 10:33:37 AM     (No. 8922780)

I love (not!) the despicable lie that empty-headed 'Rats keep saying these days: "If Lincoln were alive today, he'd be a Democrat."

No, dear donkeys, he would not. Not in a million years.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: youngtexan, 10/10/2012 10:50:38 AM     (No. 8922828)

Look like Lincoln will be on my boycott list. The movie looked good until I saw who's the director. No thanks.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 10/10/2012 11:00:55 AM     (No. 8922851)

Ask Stacy Dash about plantation politics, Steve.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 10/10/2012 11:04:56 AM     (No. 8922863)

I do not go to movies and I cannot imagine the actors mentioned as being fit to appear on a screen. I used to never miss a new movie, but they are too nasty for me any more. I do not need to see bare bosoms and rears, frontal nudity etc.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/10/2012 11:32:28 AM     (No. 8922951)

This film has nothing to do with Lincoln and is of no interest.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: absalom, 10/10/2012 12:57:51 PM     (No. 8923233)

All political parties have their warts but it was Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Additionally House Leader Stevens and Senate Leader Sumner produced the XIII Amendment, which abolished slavery; the XIV Amendment, which defined citizenship for all and the XV Amendment, which prohibited denial of suffrage based on race and religion. All were Republicans. Further, the landmark Civil Rights Legislation of the 60ies passed only w/R votes which broke a relenthless filibuster by bitter end segregationist Democrats from the Old Confederacy. Instead blacks opted for FDR's handout state. So be it. Let them take their moan and whine kveching to the D party. Way past time for benign neglect.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: boiler57, 10/10/2012 2:33:37 PM     (No. 8923460)

#1 Spielberg didn't say that, the author of the article did. Sometimes I despair with people on this site.

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