We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Uhhhhh..... Lincoln was saying that the guys that "punched back" got dirty, and fought for their principles were more important than the namby-pamby speechifiers (humbly including himself) who showed up afterwards.
Lincoln delivered this speech in the middle of a very bloody war, and kept replacing generals until he won it with the help of guys who are famous for saying "war is hell" (Sherman and "No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender' (Grant).
So do you really think Lincoln would have worried about "getting Kim mad"?
Trump has already demonstrated that he can deliver a speech well enough when necessary.
Obama wouldn't have been such a bully, so juvenile. Obama would have been statesman like and had someone write something appropriate and he would have read it on TV with just the right look of disdain. Then he would have gone off to play basketball or sell out America to our enemies or something else that our traitorous press could lie to us about. Obama had one talent, he could read a teleprompter.
The Donald on the other hand has many talents. He can piss off all the liberals, make fools of the MSM, please his base and scare the shit out of the fat Nork with a single tweet. Damn this guy is good!
I don't think there's anything for the press to admit. The mouthy ones, those that give the flavor to consumer "news", those billed as Senior This and Senior That, are too dumb to know when they've been bitch-slapped. They can't know. It keeps happening over and over and they keep coming back for more.
Of those upset about this tweet I would ask if they believe Kim has an actual button on his desk that he can press to fire off his nuclear weapons? Hint: the answer is 'no'. Thus, Kim's statement is a boast, at best, likely delivered with the mistaken belief it would improve his negotiating position going in to talks with the South.
The South's leadership would be unwise to respond and acknowledge the boast but it does need to be challenged in order to blunt or defeat it as a negotiating lever. Trump knows this - he is the Art of the Deal guy after all - and so provides the challenge: F..k you and your button, i have one too and it's connected to a massively bigger arsenal.
Juvenile? Not at all. Perfectly attuned to the situation. Kim, on the other hand, is not only behaving as a delusional juvenile, but also demonstrating he is way out of his league. Kim doesn't understand the relative strength of his position - in fact his button boast proves he thinks it weak.