Lincoln Gets a New Clip: Should We Get to Work?

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Three lobbyists are briefed in this new clip from Lincoln. Take a look:

The clip stars James Spader, John Hawkes (American Gangster), and Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) as Republican operatives tasked with lobbying for the passing of the 13th Amendment.

Daniel Day-Lewis stars in the biopic as the 16th president, with Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper) as their son Robert. Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn, and David Oyelowo also star.

Lincoln is directed by Steven Spielberg. It hits theaters in limited release today, and opens wide November 16.

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Lincoln Quotes

Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: Abolishing slavery by constitutional provisions settles the fate for all coming time. Not only of the millions now in bondage, but of unborn millions to come. Two votes stand in its way. These votes must be procured.
William Seward: We need two yeses. Three abstentions. Four yeses and one more abstention and the amendment will pass.
Abraham Lincoln: You've got a night and a day and a night; several perfectly good hours! Now get the hell out of here and get them!
James Ashley: Yes. But how?
Abraham Lincoln: Buzzard's guts, man! I am the President of the United States of America! Clothed in immense power! You will procure me these votes.

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