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GOP Could Use the Whiskey the Tea Party Drinks

swawrzynek Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 8:49 PM
Why does it have to be African-Americans? How many generations have you lived in America? I am only a 2nd generation Polish-American and my grandparents came from Poland in the early 1900's. We are all AMERCANS ! Why perpetuate the racial divide? Bet most of our grandkids DO NOT know what perpetuate means?

While many of our heroes have lost their gloss, Abraham Lincoln still shines brightly for many Americans because there is so much to learn from his life.

For example, in 1858 Abraham Lincoln was defeated in his race for the United States Senate by Stephen Douglas, making it Lincoln’s third electoral defeat in a row. As Lincoln emerged from the telegraph office into the rain-soaked street in Springfield, Illinois he lost his balance when his foot slipped on the slick boardwalk. Catching himself before he tumbled into the mud Lincoln muttered to under his breath, “A slip, but not a fall.”...