Here's the latest:
This was accompanied with this little note: "Too bad Abe isn't around to explain this to Obama."
Actually...too bad Abe never said that. It doesn't even sound like something he would say. (Yeah, Lincoln says things like "You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves," but then he goes and issues the Emancipation Proclamation. Riiiiiight.)
This quote comes from a guy named William J.H. Boetcker. His wiki says:
An outspoken political conservative, Rev. Boetcker is perhaps best remembered for his authorship of a pamphlet entitled The Ten Cannots. Originally published in 1916, it is often misattributed to Abraham Lincoln.Love the quote if you want. But don't fool yourself into thinking Lincoln said it.
Cuz he didn't.