Today, to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, the Republican party tweeted a platitude worthy of a cheap, discontinued greeting card and attributed it to Lincoln. The only problem is that Lincoln never said, “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
You can’t get away with misquoting one of America’s most beloved presidents for long. Twitter users quickly realized the mistake and began furiously tweeting at the GOP mocking and criticizing the disrespect for Lincoln’s legacy that they displayed.
Here are a few of the snarky tweets targeting the GOP over their colossal mistake, beginning with a former GOP official condemning their laziness:
.@GOP Dudes, when I was acting research director at RNC, we checked our facts.
— Jack Pitney (@jpitney) February 12, 2017
— Julien Jouanneau (@juljouanneau) February 12, 2017
— Scott Moore (@Sman80) February 12, 2017
— resistance robert (@rowast) February 12, 2017
@GOP “I came here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I am all out of bubblegum.” -Abraham Lincoln
— Benjamin Byron Davis (@Tooda) February 12, 2017
.@GOP “I’m not like the other girls” -Abraham Lincoln
— Mara Wilson (@MaraWilson) February 12, 2017
.@GOP “I tried so hard and got so far. But in the end, it doesn’t even matter” -Abraham Lincoln
— Windows 95 Respecter (@mumbly_joe) February 12, 2017
@GOP “SomeBODY once told me, the world is gonna roll me, I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed” – Abraham Lincoln
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) February 12, 2017
Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.