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George McGovern: Barack Obama Is a 'Second Lincoln'
US News & World Report - Washington Whispers ^ | 2008-12-23 | Justin Ewers

Posted on 12/23/2008 12:25:58 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Few people come as quickly to the defense of George McGovern as McGovern himself. The antiwar senator from South Dakota lost to Richard Nixon in a landslide in the 1972 presidential election, only to see Nixon, caught up in the Watergate scandal, resign in disgrace. For McGovern, though—along with many Democrats who followed him—the damage was done, and the now retired politician has spent decades defending the electability of antiwar liberals, insisting his campaign was undone by dirty tricks and bad luck. In recent years, McGovern, 86, hasn't relinquished the spotlight, condemning the war in Iraq and declaring Barack Obama, whom he endorsed after initially supporting Hillary Clinton, a "second Abraham Lincoln."

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McGovern...Obama...*snicker*.
1 posted on 12/23/2008 12:25:58 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Does that mean that the south will be seceding?


2 posted on 12/23/2008 12:27:16 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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stupid old man....


3 posted on 12/23/2008 12:27:47 PM PST by clintonh8r (For the first time in my life I'm ashamed of my country.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Obama does not believe in the INALIENABLE rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

He is the anti-Lincoln.


4 posted on 12/23/2008 12:27:57 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: rabscuttle385; OKSooner

McGovern....has maybe one synapse left at this point, and apparently it is not a healthy one.


5 posted on 12/23/2008 12:28:03 PM PST by Honeybunch ("Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." ~Rudyard Kipling)
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To: rabscuttle385

I hope so ... I fear a second Carter or, judging by his cabinet picks, a second Clinton.


6 posted on 12/23/2008 12:28:19 PM PST by sono (What happens when the Kool Aid wears off?)
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To: clintonh8r
Seriously. When did everyone go to lala land. Jeesh.
7 posted on 12/23/2008 12:29:14 PM PST by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: rabscuttle385
Sure he is! Minus the whole war and slavery thing. Oh and the beard. And the top hat.

He does have the pain-in-the-%@&$ wife that he has to make excuses for. Does that count?

8 posted on 12/23/2008 12:29:26 PM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: rabscuttle385

he is much more like clinton imo


9 posted on 12/23/2008 12:30:13 PM PST by babubabu
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To: massgopguy

This time the whole country will secede from California.


10 posted on 12/23/2008 12:30:17 PM PST by RightWhale (We were so young two years ago and the DJIA was 12,000)
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To: rabscuttle385
Wow. More Fed power. Imprisonment of reporters and protesters.
11 posted on 12/23/2008 12:30:23 PM PST by BGHater (Obama is a Neocon.)
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To: rabscuttle385

These people are isane, totally insane.


12 posted on 12/23/2008 12:31:24 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: rabscuttle385

So I guess we will have another war over taxes and states rights.


13 posted on 12/23/2008 12:32:09 PM PST by duffus (Deport all Aliens, Secure the Border, Recall the Troops, Shrink the Government.)
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To: rabscuttle385

obama is not a republican


14 posted on 12/23/2008 12:32:25 PM PST by rightwinggoth
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To: rabscuttle385

These people are insane, totally insane.


15 posted on 12/23/2008 12:32:36 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: rabscuttle385
What does Obama have to compare to this?

Lincoln

1831 - Lost his job
1832 - Defeated in run for Illinois State Legislature
1833 - Failed in business
1834 - Elected to Illinois State Legislature (success)
1835 - Sweetheart died
1836 - Had nervous breakdown
1838 - Defeated in run for Illinois House Speaker
1843 - Defeated in run for nomination for U.S. Congress
1846 - Elected to Congress (success)
1848 - Lost re-nomination
1849 - Rejected for land officer position
1854 - Defeated in run for U.S. Senate
1856 - Defeated in run for nomination for Vice President
1858 - Again defeated in run for U.S. Senate
1860 - Elected President (success)

16 posted on 12/23/2008 12:32:36 PM PST by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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Barack Obama Is a ‘Second Lincoln’

Well, he may end up presiding over another civil war... but that's about where the similarities stop. Lincoln was an intelligent, humble, self made and selfless man. zerO is none of those.

17 posted on 12/23/2008 12:34:36 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Couldn’t McGovern at least wait to make that comparison until BO had at least accomplished something? I guess one just can’t take George seriously.


18 posted on 12/23/2008 12:34:36 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: rabscuttle385

Bad enough we don’t even celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday any more - now they want to diminish him even further by comparing him to Obama.


19 posted on 12/23/2008 12:35:24 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Soothesayer
If not the anti-Christ.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
20 posted on 12/23/2008 12:35:40 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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George McGovern: Barack Obama Is a 'Second Lincoln'

I agree. A second Lincoln Chaffee.

21 posted on 12/23/2008 12:36:02 PM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: rabscuttle385

When will this preposterous meme end?


22 posted on 12/23/2008 12:37:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rabscuttle385

And George McGovers is a rustic Runner-Up who lacks imagination... is merely parroting some other layabout’s words.


23 posted on 12/23/2008 12:37:31 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: clintonh8r

“stupid old man....”

McGoober would think that Bozo the clown, or Peanut Brain
Carter was the second coming.


24 posted on 12/23/2008 12:37:35 PM PST by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia. Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Never mind the fact that Lincoln was a Republican (former Whig) and Obama is a lib Democrat.


25 posted on 12/23/2008 12:37:39 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: rabscuttle385

That silly bastard McGovern ought to know about ‘Lincolns’ since he was revealed as an Edsel in ‘72.

And 0bama is a remanufactured Yugo.


26 posted on 12/23/2008 12:37:52 PM PST by mkjessup
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To: mylife
When will this preposterous meme end?

Let them keep placing him on high, the fall will only be greater when reality hits. If they are billing him as the greatest ever, when he shows he's mediocre at best, the perception will be further tarnished. Worst ever, maybe?

27 posted on 12/23/2008 12:38:39 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: clintonh8r

Watch your language!


28 posted on 12/23/2008 12:38:55 PM PST by An Old Man
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To: Cincinatus

Snort!


29 posted on 12/23/2008 12:39:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rabscuttle385

Obama would be a second McGovern if not for the incompetence of the McCain campaign.


30 posted on 12/23/2008 12:40:12 PM PST by exist
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To: An Old Man

Sorry! (Im there too!)


31 posted on 12/23/2008 12:42:46 PM PST by clintonh8r (For the first time in my life I'm ashamed of my country.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Well then, if Mr. Obama is the second Lincoln, then Michelle Obama is Betty Crocker.

Good Lord, Mr. McGovern has, apparently, gone round the bend.


32 posted on 12/23/2008 12:46:27 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: Cincinatus
A second Lincoln Chaffee.
LOL!
33 posted on 12/23/2008 12:46:42 PM PST by samtheman
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To: rabscuttle385

Mybe Obama will be the white man’s Lincoln and free the white man from being slaves of the politically correct.

Ever since LBJ dreamed up the War On Poverty and The great Society whites (especially employed white males) have increasingly become second class citizens.

When society says it allows preferred treatment for one group what that really means is that it discriminates against another.

Forty years after MLK, whites have the same dream he had - We dream that all Americans will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Obama, we Hope you can bring Change for us too.


34 posted on 12/23/2008 12:47:46 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why wait..........let’s just change the penny, replace the memorial in DC, and add Obama’s face to Rushmore now......


35 posted on 12/23/2008 12:47:53 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: samtheman
Maybe another George Lincoln Rockwell.


36 posted on 12/23/2008 12:49:36 PM PST by CholeraJoe (It was a great party until the SWAT team tossed in the flash-bangs and tear gas.)
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To: massgopguy

i think it means he is going to free the whites....yippie....


37 posted on 12/23/2008 12:50:40 PM PST by tatsinfla
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To: rabscuttle385
According to a press release by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, President-Elect Barack Obama will be sworn in using the same Bible that Abraham Lincoln used for that purpose

I wasn't aware Lincoln was sworn in with the Qu'ran.


38 posted on 12/23/2008 12:51:56 PM PST by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: rabscuttle385

In his day, Lincoln was the most hated President this nation has ever produced; no other even comes into the running for that title. Saying the Lincoln was a “healing figure” isn’t some minor distortion of an arcane point of history; it’s a wholesale rejection of even the slightest understanding of his entire presidency. He was also about as far from an “anti-war” president as any man could possibly be.


39 posted on 12/23/2008 12:52:21 PM PST by eclecticEel (In short, I want Obama given the same respect and deference that Democrats have given George Bush)
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i think it means he is going to free the whites....yippie....

I don't know about freeing the whites, but it would be nice to see a president that would want to free the taxpayers.

40 posted on 12/23/2008 12:52:25 PM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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Barack Hussein Obama is Lincoln!

From an Internet source:

"It is, in fact, almost silly even to refer to "Constitutional rights" during the Lincoln Administration."

"Many have pointed out that Lincoln suspended habeas corpus . . . shut down hundreds of newspapers . . . instituted restrictions on firearms, and sent troops to violently suppress [demonstrations] . . . [pushed a program] of de facto nationalization . . . ."

Doh!

41 posted on 12/23/2008 12:53:35 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: meyer

i’ll 2nd that but i do not believe it is going to be THE ONE........


42 posted on 12/23/2008 12:54:10 PM PST by tatsinfla
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To: rabscuttle385; All
More like a second Jimmy Carter.

McGovern; still clueless after all these years!
43 posted on 12/23/2008 12:55:20 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Does that mean he will throw people in jail for disagreeing with him?


44 posted on 12/23/2008 12:56:05 PM PST by oblomov (Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - Mencken)
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To: rabscuttle385; All
"George McGovern: Barack Obama Is a 'Second Lincoln'"


45 posted on 12/23/2008 12:57:59 PM PST by musicman
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To: RightWhale

“This time the whole country will secede from California.”

I want Cal. to secede from Sacto and Frisco.


46 posted on 12/23/2008 12:58:25 PM PST by Lou Budvis ("I did not have sex with that woman..." = "I did not have contact with the governor..")
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To: rabscuttle385

Perhaps we can hook up a generator to Pres. Lincoln. The electricity we’d get from him spinning in his grave would light a small city.


47 posted on 12/23/2008 1:00:57 PM PST by wbill
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To: rabscuttle385
"And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Yeah, right. Just what Obama would have said.

48 posted on 12/23/2008 1:01:15 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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A second Lincoln?...

... more like a second Edsel!

49 posted on 12/23/2008 1:02:02 PM PST by Gritty (After 2 years of national exposure, Barack Obama is a bigger blank slate than ever-James Lewis)
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To: rabscuttle385

Does that mean we’re about to have a second civil war Mr. McGovern?

If so, your “Lincoln” is on the wrong side and is going to lose.


50 posted on 12/23/2008 1:04:50 PM PST by DB
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