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Obama compares woes to Lincoln
Washington Examiner ^ | 8-15-11 | Byron York

Posted on 08/15/2011 5:58:22 PM PDT by radioone

At his campaign-style town hall meeting in Decorah, Iowa, President Obama compared the criticism he has received from Republicans and other political opponents to the troubles faced by President Abraham Lincoln during the civil war. "Lincoln," the president said, "they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me."

The president's remarks came in response to a question from a woman who said that congressional Republicans are refusing to be a "good partner" to work with the president. "What happens to our democracy?" the woman asked. "We are in a very divided country right now. What can you say to help us with democracy itself?"

Obama told the woman that "democracy is always a messy business in a big country like this." In addition, he said, "We kind of romanticize sometimes what democracy used to be like."

"When you listen to what the Federalists said about the Anti-Federalists, and the names that Jefferson called Hamilton and back and forth -- I mean those guys were tough," Obama said. "Lincoln -- they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me. So democracy has never been for the faint of heart."

The president has had historical analogies on his mind lately. At a high-dollar fundraiser in New York City last Thursday, he discussed the difficulties he has faced recently and included a meditation on Martin Luther King, Jr. "I think that we forget when he was alive there was nobody who was more vilified, nobody who was more controversial, nobody who was more despairing at times," the president said. "There was a decade that followed the great successes of Birmingham and Selma in which he was just struggling, fighting the good fight, and scorned, and many folks angry. But what he understood, what kept him going, was that the arc of moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. But it doesn’t bend on its own. It bends because all of us are putting our hand on the arc and we are bending it in that direction. And it takes time. And it's hard work. And there are frustrations."


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: abelincoln; abrahamlincoln; bushsfault; lincoln; obama; whiningimam

1 posted on 08/15/2011 5:58:31 PM PDT by radioone
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To: radioone

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAA


2 posted on 08/15/2011 6:02:33 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: radioone
Reagan, Truman, Kennedy, FDR, Lincoln and I guess tomorrow he will compare himself with GOD. Forgive me FATHER.

LLS

3 posted on 08/15/2011 6:05:49 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: radioone

Give him 3 months and he’ll be comparing himself to Jesus and the Republicans to the Romans.


4 posted on 08/15/2011 6:07:12 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: radioone

the president or the dollar?


5 posted on 08/15/2011 6:07:46 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: radioone

President Downgrayedd is having a tough time of it ((snicker))


6 posted on 08/15/2011 6:08:17 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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7 posted on 08/15/2011 6:08:35 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: radioone
the president said, "they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me." Whoa! Wait a minute Bammy I thought you said you didn't pay attention to what others said about you? Oh is this like the time you said they treated you like a dog? Boo Frickin Hoo Mr President! Oh and seriously I do not think they give you all the bad things "they" say about you. They insulate you I am sure so you do not go off on the press without TOTUS.
8 posted on 08/15/2011 6:09:58 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: radioone

Jefferson, Hamilton and Lincoln...Obama couldn’t spit shine their mud covered boots.

To even evoke their names in relation to his situation is disgusting.

Although Benjamin Franklin did speak of Obama when he said, “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”

Obama has proven he is a wolf and the American Taxpayers are the lambs at the slaughter. Pray for Liberty so we can survive!


9 posted on 08/15/2011 6:10:12 PM PDT by vg0va3 (I don't plan to quit the fight until it is finally over. Although, I am getting tired...)
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To: radioone

Obama is on a three state tour: Confusion, Delusion and Desperation.


10 posted on 08/15/2011 6:12:59 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: radioone
I had a meeting today with one of my Project Engineers trying to explain why his project was over budget and late. Excuse, excuse, headwinds, bad suppliers he prattled on.

After a while he realized I was just staring at him.

What? he asked.

I said “Do you have anything but excuses?”

He said no, got up and left.

Tonight he's finding solutions to remove his excuses.

I'd like Obama in my office tomorrow.

11 posted on 08/15/2011 6:13:40 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President. Alea iacta est!)
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To: radioone

Lincoln? MLK? Yeah riiiiight...he certainly has a grandiose self image. Methinks Mr. Obama, when looking at the pantheon of United States history, he should probably look in a different direction, towards Plains, Georgia, or toward James Buchanon.


12 posted on 08/15/2011 6:16:16 PM PDT by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: radioone

This man is delusional.


13 posted on 08/15/2011 6:17:19 PM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: radioone

Frankly, Scarlett, there is way too much talk about “democracy” to suit me. We ain’t one, unless you consider that we have become one, which should scare the pants off anyone with half a brain.


14 posted on 08/15/2011 6:25:49 PM PDT by wita (do)
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To: EBH

He is not delusional. He is the same sly, slick, cunning fox like politician. These are all code words he is using to rally his African American and lefty base to stick with him and sympathize for him. What better way to rally “victim” classes than to play victim by invoking MLK and Lincoln (freed black slaves).

Don’t underestimate this rouge. He can be up to the worst scum.


15 posted on 08/15/2011 6:27:55 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: radioone

He is probably talking about that Lincoln that used to be on Mod Squad.


16 posted on 08/15/2011 6:32:14 PM PDT by dforest
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To: radioone

Lincoln?? LINCOLN!!!,Mugabe Jr is dreaming on both his brain cells.


17 posted on 08/15/2011 6:33:27 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: patriot08

At this point everything Obambi says reads like the most
blatant kind of satire.
You JUST can’t make this stuff up.
We are “through the looking glass” with this guy.
He just keeps topping himself with clueless absurdity.
Comparing himself to Lincoln/ self-mythologizing “at its finest”-—yet SOMEONE must’ve suggested this as a talking point that might work with the dumbest bitter-end Obama supporters.


18 posted on 08/15/2011 6:35:05 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (No need for a tagline, but here it is anyway..........)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Reagan, Truman, Kennedy, FDR, Lincoln and I guess tomorrow he will compare himself with GOD.

I'm surprised he hasn't thought of Job yet.

19 posted on 08/15/2011 6:36:31 PM PDT by DejaJude (Obama - in over his head and above his pay grade.)
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To: radioone

HEY HEY HEY PEOPLE! after Lincoln was shot in the head he was brain dead. Lets give barraccy a little slack here.


20 posted on 08/15/2011 6:37:34 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: radioone



21 posted on 08/15/2011 6:38:16 PM PDT by tomkat (youbetcha :-)
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To: longfellow

The Empty Suit is flailing around, and it obvious he has nothing to say.

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving person.


22 posted on 08/15/2011 6:43:23 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: radioone

I see another Pillar scene in our future. Whoopee


23 posted on 08/15/2011 6:46:52 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rockrr

Is that spelled with two d’s, for a double dose of his pimpin’?


24 posted on 08/15/2011 6:49:21 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: radioone

Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Ghandi, they were all just trying to emulate Ubama.


25 posted on 08/15/2011 6:54:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Regulation is government control of capital, and government control of capital is socialism.)
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To: radioone

“Lincoln,” the president said, “they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.”

My, my, my. That truly is delusional thinking. There’s crazy and then there is “batshit crazy”. That is worrisome.


26 posted on 08/15/2011 7:04:52 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: LibLieSlayer

Is he preparing to use federal troops to invade the South again?


27 posted on 08/15/2011 7:05:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: AFreeBird
Obama is on a three state tour: Confusion, Delusion and Desperation.

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Well said AFreeBird.

I AGREE WITH THAT

The winning rule in 2012: a direct and non-stop political attack on Obama's record.

There's so much to hammer on here with this administration.

Under the bus for you too
Barack 'Jackwagon' Obama's Misery Bus Tour


Lets hope our GOP Presidential contenders have the courage to fight.


28 posted on 08/15/2011 7:06:39 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: EEGator

;-)

I wuz hopin someone would get it


29 posted on 08/15/2011 7:14:18 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: BobP

Wish I could take the credit. But I read that Leno made that quip on a recent show.

So h/t to Jay for getting one right.


30 posted on 08/15/2011 7:18:39 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: radioone
If you have to compare yourself to past great leaders... you ain't one.
31 posted on 08/15/2011 7:23:08 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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I did not turn the TV on today..did not want to hear about his BUS trip that is a waste of money this country does not have.

I thought Jay his ‘mouth’ said it was a bus tour to see how the country is doing and for the president to get among people and out of D.C. and not a ‘campaign speech’ did he bring along the teleprompter? and I hear (via Internet) that they booked 60 hotel rooms..some tour bamy..where is his other half? hiding? getting ready for their million$$$ martha vacation...what a life this dude has achieved???

32 posted on 08/15/2011 7:27:51 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: rockrr

33 posted on 08/15/2011 7:28:07 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: radioone

Obama doesn’t poll well in the South either.


34 posted on 08/15/2011 7:39:17 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama get our AAA back.)
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To: Mikey_1962

You could have the same meeting with the Republicans in Congress.


35 posted on 08/15/2011 7:54:49 PM PDT by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Neither are Liberalism and Stupidity! Pay one price or the other!)
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To: DejaJude
Politics he knows... but the the Bible... he is a koran man.

LLS

36 posted on 08/15/2011 8:11:17 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If I were hussein... and after wanting them to buy their own combat health insurance and today announcing that he wants to cut out their retirement and have them invest in a government managed 401k... if I were obama... I would try not to depend on Big Green for any support.

LLS


37 posted on 08/15/2011 8:14:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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38 posted on 08/15/2011 8:27:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: radioone

O has a crazy wife?


39 posted on 08/16/2011 3:29:22 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Mikey_1962

Hmmmm... At my company, we engineers work for the project engineers. They still have the excuses, but now they put names against them...

Good for you, on your response!


40 posted on 08/16/2011 6:32:43 PM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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