GOP House leader renting theater for 'Lincoln' showing
November 28th, 2012
10:00 AM ET
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GOP House leader renting theater for 'Lincoln' showing

(CNN) – Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the third ranking House Republican, is hosting a screening for fellow GOP representatives tomorrow to watch the movie "Lincoln" - starring Daniel Day Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln - according to McCarthy's spokeswoman.

This isn't the first time McCarthy has invited his GOP colleagues to view a movie. He also held a screening of the movie "Moneyball," because his aide notes, he believes in using metrics/numbers. That movie tells the story of a baseball team's general manager assembling players using a metric-based approach.

He also raised some eyebrows for showing a violent scene in the movie "The Town" at a GOP conference meeting when leaders were discussing negotiations with Democrats.

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  1. Sniffit

    $10 that if the entirety of the GOPers in both the Senate and House attended, you could find a couple undereducated enough to believe, from what they see in the movie, that Lincoln was a Dem.

    November 28, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  2. Thomas

    I hope they turn off there cell phones during the movie !

    November 28, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  3. rs

    memo to GOP:
    re: Lincoln

    Dear Sirs,
    You are no longer the Party of Lincoln nor T. Roosevelt, Eisenhower, or even Reagan. You have become far too radicalized and "conservative" to accept any of these men's policies anymore.

    Maybe you should watch "Birth of a Nation". It is much more fitting for where you are today.

    November 28, 2012 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  4. Mikey

    @rs – They haven't been the Party of Lincoln or T. Roosevelt for more than 50 years. Lincoln and Roosevelt were liberals, as were Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Madison, Paine, and most of the rest of the founders. But, shhhh! Don't tell the GOTP.

    November 28, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    The party of Lincoln has strayed far away from his views.

    November 28, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  6. The REAL Truth...

    And this is what we are paying these buffoons to do on our dime ??????

    November 28, 2012 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  7. BLKMANinAmerica

    WOW.................repuks are so disgusting. This at a time when the GOPers are not WORKING on American's many problems. PLEASE GOD reid America of the GOPers, they truly do not give a rats behind about this country.

    November 28, 2012 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  8. New Moon Rising

    maybe the theatry will suffer structural collapse while they are viewing it .... a person can dream can't they !!!

    November 28, 2012 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  9. judy

    they will all go because it is free. I hope they don't come away thinking they are like the republican party of old. Maybe they will learn something but I doubt it.

    November 28, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  10. An Observer

    The republican party today is NOT the party of Lincoln. The republican party is closer to the Whig Party than anything else!

    November 28, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Please don't sequester yourselves in the theatre and start getting any ideas.
    Yes I said it.
    I don't trust these sick Republicans.
    Note to the Secret Service: This second term is NOT the time for you to get your groove on. Capisce?

    November 28, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  12. The Real Tom Paine

    Maybe they will watch the vampire slayer version instead; it seems to be much more their speed.

    November 28, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |