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" ... Historians may rate Obama the second best president ever. " GAG!!
The Buffalo News (Letter to the Editor) ^ | November 28, 2008 | Thomas Santa Lucia

Posted on 11/28/2008 7:26:09 AM PST by conservativeinbflo.

Charity Vogel’s article on Gary Ecelbarger’s book on Lincoln’s 16-month period before his 1860 election was interesting. He wrote about Lincoln’s “meteoric rise” and contends Barack Obama’s rise was far less. I respectfully disagree.

Lincoln lost “two senatorial races,” says Ecelbarger, but does not point out they were not popular vote elections. Nor does he advise that the 17th Amendment was still years away. Despite those losses, maintains Ecelbarger, because of Lincoln’s “great middle ground message” he secured the Republican nomination.

Now, look at Obama. When he lost Super Tuesday to a prominent senator, it seemed like he couldn’t possibly secure the Democratic Party nomination. But national election rules regrading proportionate division of delegates and, more importantly, rules and strategy regarding caucus delegates, were unknown or ignored by his competitors. Who could believe that the unknown first-term senator, also from Illinois, knew and practiced election law rules so superbly? Obama’s campaign brilliance was astounding; his securing the nomination was far superior to Lincoln’s.

One hundred fifty years from now, historians may rate Obama the second best president ever. Lincoln is likely to always be number one. Not even Lincoln, however, has had a more “meteoric rise” than the 44th president-elect. Indeed, it is “unprecedented.”

Thomas Santa Lucia

Amherst


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: obamatransitionfile
I just had to share this with my fellow FReepers. That this idiot is already making claims that Obama will be the "second best president ever" when he HASN'T EVEN TAKEN OFFICE exemplifies how out of touch the Obamabots truly are. That's a pretty lofty statement, with absolutely ZILCH to back it up.
1 posted on 11/28/2008 7:26:09 AM PST by conservativeinbflo.
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To: conservativeinbflo.

It’s also a clear message of what we can expect from his followers/goons. I look forward to rubbing this in the face of the co-worker who scoffed when I said Obama’s supporters wouldn’t be friendly to his critics.


2 posted on 11/28/2008 7:29:42 AM PST by RWB Patriot ("Let 'em learn the hard way, 'cause teaching them is more trouble than they're worth,")
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To: conservativeinbflo.
150 years from now? LMAO it's same as the climate change prediction tactic because
they won't be around to be proven wrong. Drive by scum.
3 posted on 11/28/2008 7:30:00 AM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: conservativeinbflo.
I respectfully disagree.

I'm always leery whenever I see these words, because they are usually followed by a litany of BS. Glad to see that rule still applies...

4 posted on 11/28/2008 7:30:09 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: conservativeinbflo.

And do you reckon that this silly guy knows that Lincoln was a Republican?


5 posted on 11/28/2008 7:30:35 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: conservativeinbflo.

He has the greatest of the Office of the President-Elect in
history! Also,the only one.


6 posted on 11/28/2008 7:31:07 AM PST by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: conservativeinbflo.
That's a pretty lofty statement, with absolutely ZILCH to back it up.

It's a statement of religious faith. No evidence needed. These people have no place in a democratic society. They belong in some backwater dictatorship where they can worship their "Dear Leader" in peace, poverty and ignorance.

7 posted on 11/28/2008 7:31:11 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

” Who could believe that the unknown first-term senator, also from Illinois, knew and practiced election law rules so superbly?”

Nobody would have known that if America was still Lincoln’s country.

Now, we don’t know what it is... Certainly a gift given to an irresponsible generation of losers.


8 posted on 11/28/2008 7:32:54 AM PST by drzz (I)
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To: snarks_when_bored
And do you reckon that this silly guy knows that Lincoln was a Republican?

Probably not. I've run into a lot of college "educated" liberals who assume he was a democrat and that's good enough for them.
9 posted on 11/28/2008 7:33:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: conservativeinbflo.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.


10 posted on 11/28/2008 7:34:21 AM PST by ShandaLear (Where's My Stuff???!!!)
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To: conservativeinbflo.

historians may rate Obama the second best president ever

Wow! He hasn’t even purjured himself into office yet.


11 posted on 11/28/2008 7:42:36 AM PST by proud okie
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To: conservativeinbflo.

First Of All, Obama is NOT BLACK...He’s a Mulatto...He was not even raised as an American...for many, many years. I believe in the end, maybe 100 years hence, he will be called “The False President”.


12 posted on 11/28/2008 7:43:18 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: conservativeinbflo.

Well, he’s been the best “president elect” so far.


13 posted on 11/28/2008 7:48:59 AM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: conservativeinbflo.

Well, journalists have already anointed His Hopefulness so. When they write the books twenty years from now that will get them designated as “historians” in the public eye, I expect that’s just what will happen. ;)


14 posted on 11/28/2008 7:51:45 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: conservativeinbflo.
Thomas Santa Lucia: "... Historians may rate Obama the second best president ever."

Give it time buddy. In two years you are going to be driving a car with the bumper sticker: "Don't Blame Me! I vote McCain/Palin!"

15 posted on 11/28/2008 7:52:49 AM PST by avacado
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To: conservativeinbflo.

I can make predictions too. I’m betting mine is closer to the mark.

In two years, the majority of Americans will deny they ever voted for Obama.


16 posted on 11/28/2008 7:56:28 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: conservativeinbflo.
“meteoric rise”

What goes up, always comes down. The image I have of meteors is always that of burning up as they fall.

17 posted on 11/28/2008 7:57:28 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: conservativeinbflo.

I always get a chuckle at those uninformed folks who think Lincoln was the greatest president ever. Well, may be was if seen through the eyes of a fascist. Lincoln was a tyrant who ran roughshod over the Constitution, jailed his critics, shut down newspapers that did not agree with him and arrested their publishers and editors, ordered the arrest of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court because said justice issued an opinion contrary to Lincoln’s desires, instituted the country’s first income tax, and in general was a fascist’s dream and a free man’s nightmare.


18 posted on 11/28/2008 8:04:16 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: conservativeinbflo.
One hundred fifty years from now, historians may rate Obama the second best president ever

ha ha ha - how ridiculous - he has not even performed one act as president, yet already being memorialized as the best president ever. how insane is the left!?!

19 posted on 11/28/2008 8:08:47 AM PST by Chili Girl
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To: conservativeinbflo.
No. Washington, number one. Lincoln, number two. Nobody gets higher than three. Nobody.
20 posted on 11/28/2008 8:14:20 AM PST by RichInOC (Obama/Biden '08: "We Are Not Ruled By Murderers, But Only--By Their Friends."--Rudyard Kipling)
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To: 6SJ7

“This is not the Barack Obama I voted for....”


21 posted on 11/28/2008 8:15:07 AM PST by RichInOC (Obama/Biden '08: "We Are Not Ruled By Murderers, But Only--By Their Friends."--Rudyard Kipling)
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To: ought-six

ran roughshod over the Constitution = obamas election to office.


22 posted on 11/28/2008 8:18:41 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: hinckley buzzard

“It’s a statement of religious faith”.

That’s one way to look at it. For some reason, I thought of Chrissy Matthews and thought that “premature ejaculation” was a better descriptor.


23 posted on 11/28/2008 8:20:09 AM PST by neocon1984
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To: conservativeinbflo.

Lincoln as number one?


24 posted on 11/28/2008 8:23:12 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: conservativeinbflo.

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha . . . . .

Must be a slow news day in Buffalo.

I guess they needed some filler articles.


25 posted on 11/28/2008 8:23:22 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: conservativeinbflo.

Maybe I’m missing something. When did we start writing history BEFORE THE FREAKIN EVENT!!!???


26 posted on 11/28/2008 8:24:38 AM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: conservativeinbflo.

just what I was going to say. we are truly sunk.


27 posted on 11/28/2008 8:27:41 AM PST by television is just wrong (obama is going to pay my mortgage for me!)
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To: conservativeinbflo.
So Warp 10 sleazy maneuvering in caucuses and fraudulent voter registrations are the stuff of greatness, huh?

I must admit that I am puzzled why the writer didn't proclaim FDR to be our greatest President, but that was probably just a feint in an attempt to avoid involuntary commitment to a psychiatric institution.

28 posted on 11/28/2008 8:38:59 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: ought-six

Don’t forget the circuit rider poll workers between battlefields.


29 posted on 11/28/2008 8:54:17 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: conservativeinbflo.

Cart? Horse? Cart? Horse? I have such a hard time keeping the order straight!


30 posted on 11/28/2008 9:08:35 AM PST by CommerceComet
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To: conservativeinbflo.

Such ‘historians’ are just fifth column leftist hacks masquerading as honorable people.


31 posted on 11/28/2008 10:19:36 AM PST by polymuser (Bye, bye Miss American Pie.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Or, “Historians may rate obama second worst president ever’

Or thirty third. Or eight. Or 44th.


32 posted on 11/28/2008 12:11:42 PM PST by sobieski
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