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Ramirez Cartoon: What a Contested Convention Looks Like ...
Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 8, 2016 | Michael Ramirez

Posted on 04/09/2016 9:39:16 AM PDT by EveningStar

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cartoon; contestedconvention; convention; ibd; lincoln; michaelramirez
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1 posted on 04/09/2016 9:39:16 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Interpretation?


2 posted on 04/09/2016 9:41:41 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: EveningStar

The handwriting has long since appeared on the wall: Establishment Republicans and Washington insiders are absolutely determined to steal the nomination from Donald Trump.


3 posted on 04/09/2016 9:46:27 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (uff said.)
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To: Jim 0216

A contested convention is being touted by the GOPe as a good thing because look, it got us Lincoln! Of course this is a pretty bad analogy as in 1860 the U.S. was on the brink of civil war.


4 posted on 04/09/2016 9:47:25 AM PDT by Flick Lives (One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast. -- Heinlein)
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To: EveningStar

I guess the cartoonist is saying one possible outcome might be another Abe Lincoln. Let’s just say I’m not holding my breath on that. Actually, I half expected the artist to depict something between a Wild West Shootout and Hieronymus Bosch’s extremely weird painting called Garden Of Earthly Delights.


5 posted on 04/09/2016 9:47:32 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: EveningStar
Ramirez Cartoon: What a Contested Convention Looks Like ...

It looks like bloodshed and death for 600,000 people? It looks like statism and misery followed by the ascension of Robber Barons?

It looks like a vastly expanded Federal Leviathan that no longer respects the founding principles?

Well, let us hope not.

6 posted on 04/09/2016 9:50:32 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: EveningStar

A contested convention in 2016 will give us a dignified LOSER the GOPe can be proud of but who the American people will suffer because of.


7 posted on 04/09/2016 9:51:17 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Jim 0216

He’s saying that a contested convention is not necessarily a bad thing.


8 posted on 04/09/2016 9:52:03 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Flick Lives
A contested convention is being touted by the GOPe as a good thing because look, it got us Lincoln! Of course this is a pretty bad analogy as in 1860 the U.S. was on the brink of civil war.

The election of Lincoln caused the secession of the Southern States. They figured he would use "Executive Orders" to impose his illegal policies on them, so they left.

9 posted on 04/09/2016 9:52:12 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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10 posted on 04/09/2016 9:52:16 AM PDT by Bobalu (I'm spitting on my hands, and hoisting the black flag!)
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To: EveningStar

well that contested convention got us not just Abraham Lincoln

it also got us a civil war ( or the war between the states for you folks of the Southern persuasion)


11 posted on 04/09/2016 9:52:26 AM PDT by tophat9000 (King G(OP)eorge III has no idea why the Americans are in rebellion... teach him why)
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To: Jim 0216

Joke Interpretation:
Contested Convention = Civil War

Serious Interpretation:
Ramirez is alluding to the fact that Lincoln was little favored going into the 1860 Republican Convention and won via backroom deals.


12 posted on 04/09/2016 9:53:44 AM PDT by wizkid
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To: EveningStar
He’s saying that a contested convention is not necessarily a bad thing.

Well his example is one that turned out to be very, horribly bad; About the worst part of US History the nation has ever experienced.

13 posted on 04/09/2016 9:53:46 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: tophat9000

That’s “War of Northern Aggression” to us folks of the southern persuasion...:o)


14 posted on 04/09/2016 9:56:51 AM PDT by JBW1949
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To: EveningStar

I called my Congressman & told his office that if Trump gets the votes, but not the delegates, I am switching to Declined To State & voting against my Congressman. The lady said it wasn’t the Congressman’s fault & I told her that that it has to start somewhere. If it’s not his fault, then he better get word to the GOPe, because I’m starting with him.

I suggest everyone do the same with their Congressman.


15 posted on 04/09/2016 9:58:12 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: EveningStar

Let’s open our eyes. It is a skull...the death of Lincoln’s Republican Party.


16 posted on 04/09/2016 9:58:22 AM PDT by voltaire
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To: Jack Hammer

“The handwriting has long since appeared on the wall: Establishment Republicans and Washington insiders are absolutely determined to steal the nomination from Donald Trump.”

AND make sure the R nominee will LOSE to Hillary.

GOPe is in bed with the Democrats for a Hillary presidency.

See:

Tech billionaires (major Dem donors, Hillary supporters) plot with GOP leaders at exclusive island resort to stop Trump

http://nypost.com/2016/03/08/tech-billionaires-plot-with-gop-leaders-to-stop-trump-at-exclusive-island-resort/


17 posted on 04/09/2016 9:58:23 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: DiogenesLamp
The election of Lincoln caused the secession of the Southern States. They figured he would use "Executive Orders" to impose his illegal policies on them, so they left.

By the way; Civil War related, I've been listening to the very excellent "Civil War" podcast. Many many episodes providing great detail on the Civil War. Well worth a listen.

18 posted on 04/09/2016 9:59:10 AM PDT by Flick Lives (One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast. -- Heinlein)
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To: Jim 0216

Lincoln was selected in a brokered convention at the WigWam in Chicago in 1860.


19 posted on 04/09/2016 10:00:04 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Hillary - Ethically sleazy and politically stupid)
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To: Jim 0216

From the time of his death in 1865 to the 200th anniversary of his birth, February 12, 2009, there has never been a decade in which Abraham Lincoln’s influence has not been felt. Yet it has not been a smooth, unfolding history, but a jagged narrative filled with contention and revisionism. Lincoln’s legacy has shifted again and again as different groups have interpreted him. Northerners and Southerners, blacks and whites, East Coast elites and prairie Westerners, liberals and conservatives, the religious and secular, scholars and popularizers—all have recalled a sometimes startlingly different Lincoln.

He has been lifted up by both sides of the Temperance Movement; invoked for and against federal intervention in the economy; heralded by anti-communists, such as Senator Joseph McCarthy, and by American communists, such as those who joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the fight against the fascist Spanish government in the 1930s. Lincoln has been used to justify support for and against incursions on civil liberties, and has been proclaimed both a true and a false friend to African-Americans. Was he at heart a “progressive man” whose death was an “unspeakable calamity” for African-Americans, as Frederick Douglass insisted in 1865? Or was he “the embodiment...of the American Tradition of racism,” as African-American writer Lerone Bennett Jr. sought to document in a 2000 book?

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lincolns-contested-legacy-44978351/#EFuy3fbBjT3xcW7R.99


20 posted on 04/09/2016 10:02:26 AM PDT by jessduntno (The mind of a liberal...deceit, desire for control, greed, contradiction and fueled by hate.)
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