While I'm on the War Between The Republican Factions (as performed by the inmates of the Daily Beast under the direction of Tina Brown) Rich Lowry just came out against the Southern Strategy, & (having read almost to the end) he's pimping a book (which is not linked here as I am not a pimp for Amazon or any other hive of worker exploitation & villainy) about rail-splittin' Abe Lincoln (who, by the way, not only split rails & freed the slaves but invented the luxury automobile); the "stop pickin' on Lincoln" schtick is obviously complete bullshit designed to mess w/ his competition in the Lincoln-book field & is w/o any other meaning.
See, no meaning. And no mention of Nixon or the Southern Strategy either, because what could any of that have had to do w/ anything; the libertarians are the real (albeit sleek & modern) racists!! Remember, he needs a reason to mention Lincoln so he can pimp his book; an even-close-to-accurate item comparing the present-day Republican Party to Lincoln would not go over well w/ those who must be pleased. So he concludes by admitting he wasted his time high-horsing it over a bunch of losers.
And I'm going to do a little high-horsing myself (& laughing) by sharing the title of Rich's opus. Ready? Food & drink out of mouths & away from keyboards? Here it is:
Really? There are still young rail-splitters? Do not hold your breath.
M. Bouffant Slightly different version (if it isn't edited) here.