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Lincoln Does Crowd Work
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"I will not mince words, but may slice, dice, and finely chop."
'Are you supporting Obama's position, or were you just lip-syncing?'
"Thanks, Pop, but today's kids don't want money, they want leadership."
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"I think I can speak for an entire generation when I say I'm either in my thirties or in my forties."
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Passed over at the Inaugural Poetry Audition
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"Don't you think 'Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains' will send the wrong signal to the ﬁnancial community?"
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'"Great speech! Full of vitriol, but gleeful vitriol."
"I'm just like any other politician in the race-I take my pants off one leg at a time."
A dictator makes a speech, about to be doused with water.
"Remember, your last speech, you got 15,000 tweets per minute to shut up...."
"Careful, I'm removing the safety device now."
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"The candidate spoke from his heart."
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"I can hear the nattering nabobs of negativity now."
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"I should now like to say something quotable."
"You can tell he's a great politician....he's spoken for 45 minutes now, and hasn't said a thing!"
"The senator really has these press conferences down pat...by the time he's finished answering, the reporter has forgotten the question!"
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"You denounce the scourge of American imperialism, reject the authority of the U.N. and the World Bank, and then a little joke."
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit about fifteen per cent of the earth, a hundred-per-cent increase over what they have today."
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"People of North Dakota! Or possible South Dakota!"
'Let's see now, if one score equals twenty years...'
'Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lobbyists . . .'
"Give me moderation or give me death!"
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