The Other McCain

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Four Score And Five Interruptions Ago. . .

Posted on | October 12, 2012 | 14 Comments

by Smitty

Four score and five interruptions ago our zany uncle brought forth on this continent a new indignation, conceived in contempt for liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created to serve the state.

Now we are engaged in a soft civil war, testing whether that indignation, or any indignation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great debate-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a blog post for he who here gave 90 minutes of his life that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should blog this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave man, living not dead, who struggled here, has consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what he did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which he who fought that gasbag has thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from this honored candidate we take increased devotion to that cause for which he gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that this candidate shall not have felt like he died, devoured by a vast, shark-like maw,  in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

via Breitbart

Update: good linkage from Stacy on the Right, The Daley Gator, and the American Catholic


14 Responses to “Four Score And Five Interruptions Ago. . .”

  1. smitty_one_each
    October 12th, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    @PaulRyanVP Here’s a blog post in support of your awesome job last night:

  2. smitty_one_each
    October 12th, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    @JammieWF What’s your take on this?

  3. MrEvilMatt
    October 12th, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    Four Score And Five Interruptions Ago. . .: by Smitty Four score and five interruptions ago our zany uncle broug…

  4. sokeijarhead
    October 12th, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    Four Score And Five Interruptions Ago. . . : The Other McCain

  5. With Apologies to Mr. Lincoln | The American Catholic
    October 12th, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

    […] here to read the brilliant rest.  In the aftermath of the debate, Biden is learning the truth of this […]

  6. So, how many times can an ass hat like Joe Biden interrupt Paul Ryan in a VEEP debate? « The Daley Gator
    October 12th, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

    […] Smitty crunches the numbers and tells the answer, 68! Share this:StumbleUponDiggRedditFacebookTwitterEmailPrintLinkedInTumblrPinterestLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. […]

  7. Four Score and Five Interruptions ago… *VIDEO | Stacy on the Right
    October 12th, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    […] that I had to offer it up to you in part for your enjoyment until such time as you venture over to The Other McCain to read the rest for your own dear self.  First, watch the […]

  8. GayPatriot
    October 12th, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

    Four Score and Five Interruptions Ago…

  9. BobBelvedere
    October 12th, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

    RT @GayPatriot: Four Score and Five Interruptions Ago…

  10. K-Bob
    October 13th, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    One thing Biden has going for him: he never had to pull a Barney Frank (Ewww!) and keep repeating “let me finish.”

  11. Teresamerica
    October 13th, 2012 @ 7:45 am
  12. Stogie Chomper
    October 13th, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    I like the image of Biden as one big smile attached to a body.

  13. Dana Provinske Repp
    October 13th, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    Maybe someone should spend a little time schooling the VP on how debates are done. Someone who is truly preparted and knowledgeable is able to take notes on what points to refute AFTER their opponents time is up. But this is what slimy politiians do; they take a debate and make it a spitting contest. They spend their time acting like an antsy 2 year old in church to take attention off the points being made because they have NO real rebutal. Wake up people – get this putz out of office.

  14. WJJ Hoge
    October 13th, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    The difference between Joe Biden and the Cheshire Cat is that the Cat had the good grace to disappear behind his grin.