Harrisburg newspaper apologizes for scathing 1863 Gettysburg Address editorial

Harrisburg newspaper apologizes for scathing 1863 Gettysburg Address editorial

[Ed. note: They should be apologizing for 2012 editorial endorsing Obama.]

The Harrisburg Patriot-News is apologizing for the wrong editorial. That’s not to say that its antique editorial slamming Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and wishing for the inevitable “veil of oblivion” to fall on it was wise. But it’s mere showmanship to apologize now for something so obvious.

No, the Patriot-News should be apologizing for its silly 2012 editorial endorsing Barack Obama for re-election. It didn’t take a century to figure out how discredited this already sounds:

He oversaw the much-needed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Although it didn’t create the number of jobs some had hoped, it gave states an infusion of money when they needed it.

He gets high marks for providing financial help to the auto industry, back at near full throttle. This was not socialism, as naysayers like to warn, but a sound investment in jobs and support of a major American business enterprise.

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