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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Robert Gates trots out phony Lincoln quotation in his new book
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Good-Quotations-Are-Forever

During the height of the U.S. war in Iraq, right-wing supporters of Bush administration policy attributed a bogus quotation to Abraham Lincoln in their effort to impugn the patriotism of congressional critics of the conflict:

Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled or hanged.

Not only did Lincoln never say any such thing (see HERE), but he was a war protestor himself during his time in Congress. His CRITICISMS of the Mexican War in 1848 greatly angered the pseudo-patriots of his time and indirectly cost ...

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