… a candidate for governor in Arizona.
Republican State Sen. Al Melvin, who is running for governor, attributed the following quotes to Abraham Lincoln.
“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.”
“You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.”
We’re pretty sure Lincoln never said that. Manly, because the google will tell you that it was said by William J. H. Boetcker, a preacher who’s been dead since 1962. However, the google will also tell you that Ronald Reagan attributed these idiotic quotes to Lincoln at the 1992 Republican National Convention.
Good Ole Al Melvin says he got the quote “from a Republican club newsletter,” where they also quoted George Washington as saying, “Barack Obama is a Kenyan Muslim.” Okay, so I made up that last part. I hope. I hope I didn’t spoil the headline in the next Republican Club Newsletter.
On the amusing side, Melvin said …
“If Obama had said it, I would have credited him,” Melvin said. “I know he wouldn’t have said it, but that was the point.”
Oh, so you put attribute those quotes to things Barack Obama never said. Well, there ya go. That alone is proof they are correct.
My head hurts.
Thanks to TexasTrailerParkTrash for the heads up.