Skip to comments.The King That Might Have Been
Posted on 02/18/2013 12:52:57 AM PST by Masada Mossad
Today in America, we find ourselves in dire straits. The feeling of being among the downtrodden has extended itself beyond all social classes and economic status. Where there was once hope and dreams of a better life, it is a downward spiral we have reached. With aspirations of our childrens future being brighter than that of our own, a reality of darkness and desperation has set in. For the first time in our nations history since its birth, this generation of youth today will be the first generation to be worse off, than that of their parents.
When Obama came into office he possessed an opportunity that no president before him ever has. Being the first black president, he had the opportunity to be a great role model for all future children, but especially black youth. He had the opportunity to achieve that which many young black males before him might have only dreamed of, but never thought could one day be a reality. He truly had the opportunity to rise to greatness. Martin Luther King was a true man of greatness. Not based on a position he achieved but rather, the content of his character. When he gave his word, it was honored. When he made a promise, he kept it.
Obama also made many promises. Although, not only has he not kept his promises, he has actually done just the opposite of what he promised. He made promises to be a uniter when in reality he has been the most divisive president ever to hold the office. (...)
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In many ways, Obama is guilty of the Peter Principal. The principal that states; ..an individual will eventually be promoted beyond their level of ability. It is sometimes stated as ..people tend to rise to their level of incompetence. This is Obama in a nutshell. Not only does he not possess the skill set required to occupy the Oval Office as President, but I often question whether he possesses the skill set required to clean the restroom in the Oval Office.
What i've been thinking since 2008.
Umm. How about the one whose election caused a third of the country to attempt secession, and then fight the bloodiest war in our history?
Wasn't that just a tiny bit more divisive?
Actually, 42. There have been 43 previous presidencies but only 42 former presidents. (Cleveland was elected to two non-consecutive presidencies.)
But possibly that's a nit.
I assume you mean,”The great war of northern economic aggression” that was white washed as a war to end slavery to justify the killing of thousands both north and south and set the entire country back countless years requiring the south to endure over 100 years of delayed prosperity. The man of the people that allowed his rich industrial supporters to buy another less fortunate soul to serve in their place in his army. The Army that under Sherman murdered, raped, burned and left women and children to starve as he mutilated the south and refused to even discuss punishment for the war crimes his so called men committed. He later proved his mettle by becoming the most corrupt president in history—the jury is still out on this one.
My comment was entirely non-judgmental about whether secession was right or wrong. I merely pointed out that Lincoln was a much more divisive president than Obama, since his election led directly to secession and civil war.
Do you disagree?
BTW, hiring of substitutes for the draft was not a Lincoln invention. It had always been allowed, and the CSA had the same policy.
Also I think you are confusing Sherman and Grant. Sherman never became president or even agreed to run.
Nobody ever produced anything vaguely resembling evidence that Grant was himself corrupt. His administration was wildly corrupt, as was society as a whole at the time, which is the norm after great wars, especially civil wars.
Grant stood by his men much longer than he should have, but he never took money himself.
What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own blog?
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