On how the ‘Party of Lincoln’ hates Lincoln and loves the Confederacy….
Rush Limbaugh: Why the left loves ‘Lincoln’
By KEVIN CIRILLI | 1/14/13 3:19 PM EST
Rush Limbaugh said Monday that the reason Hollywood is so ‘gaga’ for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ film is because of the liberals’ attempt to ‘finish’ off the South.
‘Have you asked yourself why is Hollywood so gaga over Lincoln, the movie? Why is Bill Clinton all of a sudden out there at the Golden Globes last night being brought on stage to thunderous standing ovation to talk about Lincoln and what he did during the Civil War? What did Lincoln do, as far as these people are concerned? He wiped out the South. But he didn’t finish,’ the conservative commentator said on his radio program, according to a show transcript.
‘Lincoln’ was one of the big winners at last night’s Golden Globes, during which former President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance — to a nearly 30-second standing ovation — to introduce a clip from the film about former President Abraham Lincoln.
On his radio program Monday, Limbaugh discussed articles from the left-leaning publication Salon titled: ‘Welcome to the new Civil War — Lincoln’s Unfinished War Rages On, As The Neo-Confederacy Tries to Turn Back the Clock on Women, Gays, God and Guns.’
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Let’s face it, the Republican party was finished off by their support of Prohibition, and their handling of the Great Depression. There was a short reprieve during the 50s by Ike’s victory but he was like a light New Deal president. The GOP really is the party that Nixon made, when he courted the racist Southern Dixiecrat votes to switch over and come into the Republican party of the 60s and 70s. Reagan added some cornpone into the mix to fool blue collar urban white voters and for a while the GOP was a mix of Dixiecrat elements, religionists, middle American whites and cold warriors but by the era of W. Bush the GOP became a party dominated by the racist and religious wings and the rest have been silenced or left the party. So it is no surprise that the Republican surrogate chief, Rush Limbaugh, hates the movie Lincoln and what that president represented.
I can go on plenty of right wing Republican conservative websites and find countless comments by “Republicans” on how the South was justified in leaving the Union and how Lincoln was a tyrant, etc.