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Barack Obama, You’re No Abraham Lincoln

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He swore his oath of office on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible. He chose to give this year’s State of the Union address on Lincoln’s birthday. He rode to Washington in 2009 on a train route similar to that taken by Lincoln in 1861. He has compared his critics to Lincoln’s critics. He confesses to his groupies that he likes to read the handwritten Gettysburg Address that hangs in the Lincoln Bedroom.

Barack Obama is obsessed with comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln.

To paraphrase the arrogant Lloyd Bentsen: America knew Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was a friend of ours. Barack Obama, you’re no Abraham Lincoln.

When the Narcissist-in-Chief isn’t referring to himself as the fourth-best president in history or calling himself “The Gipper” – and the sycophantic media isn’t fawning over how “Reaganesque” he is – the community organizer is all about being a Lincoln-wannabe.

On a cold February day in 2007, Barack Hussein Obama stood on the steps of the Old State Capitol Building in Springfield to announce that he would seek the office of President of the United States and said the following:

“And that is why, in the shadow of the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln once called on a divided house to stand together, where common hopes and common dreams still exist, I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for President of the United States.

That’s what Abraham Lincoln understood. He had his doubts. He had his defeats. He had his setbacks. But through his will and his words, he moved a nation and helped free a people. It is because of the millions who rallied to his cause that we are no longer divided, North and South, slave and free.

It is because men and women of every race, from every walk of life, continued to march for freedom long after Lincoln was laid to rest, that today we have the chance to face the challenges of this millennium together, as one people – as Americans.”

Yeah, well, the rest is history, as they say.

America is arguably more divided than at any time since the Civil War – thanks in large part, to you-know-who. While the poor country boy who grew up in southern Indiana (yes, Indiana – NOT Kentucky) matured to become one of the greatest statesmen the world has ever known, the petty community organizer from Chicago has done none of the kind – choosing instead to berate and ridicule his opponents (“enemies,” as he refers to them on Hispanic radio stations) and their beliefs at every opportunity. Barack Obama, you’re no Abraham Lincoln.

A large part of Lincoln’s political genius was evidenced by his decision to populate his cabinet with opponents who had bitterly opposed him. (If you haven’t read  Team of Rivals, I suggest that you do so.)

In 1860, a former one-term congressman from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, stunned the country by prevailing over three prominent rivals – William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, and Edward Bates – to win the Republican nomination for President. Equally surprising was what Lincoln did after being elected President: He appointed all three rivals to his cabinet – Seward as Secretary of State, Chase as Secretary of the Treasury and Bates as Attorney General.

A century later, Lyndon Johnson famously said of an adversary: “It’s better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside pissing in.”

And the “Lincolnesque” Obama? Eric Holder, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarret, David Axelrod – and a host of yes-men. (And, yes, “men” is appropriate – given that O tends to favor (white) men.)

Face it, Obamabots, your omniscient president surrounds himself with like-minded ideologues and doesn’t take kindly to those who disagree with him.

Abraham Lincoln fought to hold the Union together; Barack Obama seeks to divide it. Lincoln sought counsel from those with whom he disagreed; Obama does not – choosing instead to mock and ridicule all who oppose him. Lincoln – like Ronald Reagan – believed in American Exceptionalism; Barack Obama believes America is an arrogant, brutish country for which he should continually apologize to the world. Barack Obama, you’re no Abraham Lincoln.

Sadly, this whole Emperor’s New Clothes cult-following thing has four more years to go. Hopefully, we’ll be able to pick up the pieces when O’s gone.

P.S. A quick one-question quiz for Obamabots: Can you think of any other president in history with an insecure penchant for comparing himself to previous presidents? Neither can I.

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17 replies

  1. While I agree that the Occupier is no Lincoln, don’t forget that it was Lincoln who got the nation’s first income tax passed in 1864 to finance the Civil War. It was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1871.

  2. As expected the hateful scumbags who HATE Obama ARE the biggest racists in American History.
    I didn’t watch the Inauguration yesterday, but I slept till 3pm. All the others who are “glad” that they didn’t watch it are, racists and bigots. That’s what people who hate Obama are…racists and bigots. What’s even more disgusting is that YOU have the galls to call yourselves “Patriots” when you are nothing of the sort. What you ACTUALLY are racists! What you ACTUALLY are bigots, What you ACTUALLY are black haters. What you ACTUALLY are hypocrites

    AAND what’s even more disgusting is that you racists get pissed when Most of America are happy over the First Black President. you cancervatives created prompting a President as of God, you racists think it’s blasphemous to compare ANYONE to your Right-wing God, Ronald Reagan. That shows how pathetic you racists are!

    Obama lies less, not more than most politicians. He does present things in a light hopefully (for him) to gain the greatest amount of votes. That’s the game all politicians play.

    When a Democrat like Obama goes on the offensive. The conservative racists and idiots out there call it “campaigning.” Campaigning without trolling for votes? Maybe you should seek help!

    Those who say he is a communist, Marxist or even socialist do not even know what those things are. Is he a Muslim? No, that’s just those who do not want a democrat, or even a black, to be president. Does he hate America or is trying to destroy America, or is an Anti-American? No! again that is the lies the right is saying. Didn’t you listen to his inauguration speech? wait, you didn’t people you’re a racist! We, the people. Doesn’t sound anti-American or hateful to me. Is he a fraud or a ‘man-child’? no that’s the right that is.

    Should He be impeached???? He has done nothing to even merit that. All the things which the right claims are things which they were okay with when a republican president did the same things. They are only upset with Obama because he is a democrat. They hated Clinton also. They would hate Reagan to if they really looked at what he did during his administration, instead of picking some items and neglecting the rest.

    Obama is a politician. He is told what to do, what to say and where to go. Get with the times, you pathetic racist! Just because A President doesn’t follow your brain-dead racist right-wing idelogoy does NOT mean he hates America, It means you are just a pathetic brain-dead racist!

    He is NOT a criminal, nor a Narcissist, has he committed voter fraud! Obama won fair and square! Why can’t you racists accept that?

    Ob’s such a “SCOAMF” he grad Harvard Law and passed his bars and practiced law and beat the “war hero,” John McCain & Simple Sarah. Got Bin Laden. The white supremacists of the GOP Base reek of envy and desperation.

    Is Barack Obama a monster?
    he is human
    Is Barack Obama destroying America?
    no, or is unemployment going down and stock market up destroying america??

    Lighten up. You are out of your league. You racists are pathetic!

    Calling the POTUS a POS and a fraud seems to the usual calling call for you right-wing racists and bigots like you!

  3. Wait a minute. “move along folks, move along, nothing to see here”. And absolutely nothing new in this rant by our newly found friend, Questionman. Old, trite, and what we have already heard, as in BORING.

  4. My goodness, the excitement! We haven’t had a beside him-her-itself ranter in much too long. Lincoln, a mere man in spite of his subsequent canonization, did and said conveniently forgotten things; he was a politician, after all. And nowhere near what we have made of him for our own purposes. He won the Civil War and died at the right time for history. His Republicans today are no less of our problem than the Democrats. Obama, as our Rat says, is not Lincoln. But then, neither was Lincoln! But Lincoln won his struggle; Obama has not done that. Lincoln, for all his human failings, followed a vision, one that illuminated his speeches. Obama’s is a failed vision with wreckage littering history that remains invisible to him, a victim of his own ideology and thereby, a threat to all of us who must remain facing reality..

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