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yes I did. It was an article directed at those who had disparaged the Lincoln participation of Obama. That's why I posted some links to each of the accusations. This whole thing is petty, but the tea ads are so pervasive, so acid and some downright so filled with lies or half truths, that some (like the author of Mikeyy's article), find it necessary to bite back.
I am unaware of any reputable conservatives who have been "petty" or who have utterred "lies or half truths" with regard to President Obama's refusal to attend the 150th anniversary of this historical event...
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I will be leaving this thread now. I just think it's silly for FOX to try to make up ridiculous issues. Trying to get their minions stirred up. Reagan never went to Gettysburg ever. I can make lots of comments like that but it doesn't matter really. I just think if there is a real issue to discuss then lets do that. If it's a made up poutrage I will leave ya'll to it. Carry on.
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I love how the right-wing media blatantly treats conservative voters like idiots, knowing that they’ll eat it right up. See, while liberals like myself often call Republicans ignorant, the right-wing media seems to feel the same way. How else could they deliberately create “outrage” over events they know to be completely inaccurate?

Because they know conservative voters are just dumb enough to fall for it. The right-wing media knows that they can simply make up almost anything they want, “report” it to the masses of conservatives just itching to find something new to hate President Obama for, and Republican voters will believe practically anything they say.

A few months ago it was “Umbrellagate” that caused conservatives to spit their venom toward the president. Then more recently it was Michelle Obama encouraging children to drink more water that seemed to offend conservatives to their very core. Now it’s President Obama not going to the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, and during his reading of that very same Gettysburg Address he didn’t utter the words “under God.”

First, let’s address his lack of attendance on the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. Here’s a fun fact for conservatives: No president since William Howard Taft, who went in 1909, has attended Gettysburg on its anniversary. Not even their hero Ronald Reagan. Who, by the way, never visited Gettysburg while he was president.

Aww, too bad. So much for that pointless conspiracy the right-wing media blatantly made up and millions of ignorant conservatives took off and ran with.

Then on to an issue many conservatives have throw an even bigger fit about — President Obama reading the Gettysburg Address without saying the words “under God.”

It’s true, in Lincoln’s speech he did say the words, “under God.” But they weren’t actually written in the original speech — which is what was given to President Obama by Civil War scholar Ken Burns. Burns gave him a version of the speech called a “Nicolay Copy.” A “Nicolay Copy” is in reference to John Nicolay, the White House staffer who preserved the speech.

Darn, strike two for made up right-wing conspiracies.

But they are a perfect 2-0 in this for proving that they are absolutely terrible at knowing United States history.

Oh, and just for good measure, our Pledge of Allegiance originally never contained the words “one nation under God” either. In fact, our pledge was written by a Christian socialist and the words “under God” weren’t added until 1954.

This “outrage” has just been another perfect example of conservatives manufacturing fake stories to use in a pathetic attempt to attack President Obama. Just more of the same from the people whose careers depend on the abject stupidity of the average conservative.

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Lets give the Prez a free pass, Get-Out-of-Jail card on this one, he was busy honoring American's with medals, starting with Bill Clinton. Interesting that a man who supports gays and lesbian's and same sex marriages, would grant the Medal of Freedom to pioneering astronaut Sally Ride posthumously, but refused to take a couple of hours out of his schedule - to attend her funeral.......STFAN
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