Jon Voight is a true believer in Donald Trump and doesn’t trust liberals.
That’s abundantly clear in his May 2019 Tweet.
“Don’t be fooled by the political left because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph…So let us stand with ourr president, let us stand for this truth that President Trump is the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln. God bless America.”
Hmmm. Donald Trump…the greatest president since Lincoln?
Let’s ponder that thought.
There are several presidents since Lincoln who might be in the competition.
Theodore Roosevelt (the National Parks)
FDR (Social Security, FDIC, and the FHA)
Truman (the G.I.Bill and the Marshall Plan)
Eisenhower (the Interstate Highway System)
LBJ (Medicare, the Civil Rights Act, and Headstart)
Donald Trump, greater than Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, Truman, and LBJ.
And other presidents come to mind whose administrations were scandal free and whose accomplishments bless us today.
Voight’s assertion is monumentally ignorant. Surely this renowned actor has not read what these other presidents did for us. His claim is neck snapping, mind numbing, milk curdling.
But then came one of the most brilliant examples of repartee that I’ve ever heard or heard of…this by another actor, Albert Brooks.
It is a textbook example of how to use repartee as a political weapon. Clever, short, on-message, a stiletto thrust.
“I like Jon Voight as an actor. He might be the greatest actor since John Wilkes Booth.”
If you want a quotation book you can trust, there’s not a single spurious quote in—
The Words Lincoln Lived By
“This is a book to cherish and share.”—Bill Marriott, CEO, Marriott International, Inc.
“Not only does Griessman give us Lincoln quotes, but he also weaves each one into a little jewel of an essay on that particular subject.” Wayne C. Temple, renowned Lincoln scholar, Illinois State Archives
You will also enjoy Lincoln Speaks To Leaders by Gene Griessman and Pat Williams.
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