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George McClellan Rides Again
Creators Syndicate, by Erick Erickson

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Posted By:mikkins2, 2/7/2014 8:07:12 AM

Gen. George McClellan commanded Union forces during the Civil War. He famously and constantly retreated across the map despite having larger forces than Gen. Robert E. Lee. At one point, meeting with his generals in the White House, Abraham Lincoln commented, "If General McClellan does not want to use the army, I would like to borrow it for a time." Ultimately, Abraham Lincoln dismissed him. Gen. McCellan seems alive and well, having returned as the senior consultant to the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill. After Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives in January 2011, they fought a significant fight against

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George "Little Mac" McClellan is a perfect metaphor for the Republican Establishment. He was arrogant and sly. He believed everyone a fool but him. He hated Lincoln. He also never had enough forces to attack the Confederates, even if he outnumbered them 3-1.But he did have the blind loyalty of many of the Irish Brigade who thought he could do no wrong.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bill the Cat, 2/7/2014 8:50:36 AM     (No. 9722938)

Also, got Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 2/7/2014 8:57:56 AM     (No. 9722949)

Then he got Grant the drunk, and Sherman the butcher of the north.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 2/7/2014 10:08:15 AM     (No. 9723016)

The last paragraph is the best: "Not since George McClellan have we seen so many retreats, surrenders and failures to act on American soil. If John Boehner and Mitch McConnell do not wish to use their party, some of us would like to borrow it."



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Reply 4 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/7/2014 10:49:12 AM     (No. 9723076)

I say we do it again.

The corrupt, decadent, lazy North against the rest of the Nation.

Seriously.

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