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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

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To: rabscuttle385
Wasn't LINCOLN a REPUBLICAN?????
51 posted on 12/23/2008 1:06:44 PM PST by goodnesswins ("Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" said Hillary Clinton. I'll be REALLY patriotic!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Will the coronation of the liberal messiah ever stop? He hasn’t spent a day as president and already they are canonizing him.


52 posted on 12/23/2008 1:08:05 PM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: rabscuttle385

What an insult to Mr. Lincoln.


53 posted on 12/23/2008 1:09:43 PM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: rabscuttle385
Just heard today that Zero is going to be sworn in using the Bible that Abraham Lincoln was sworn in with.

The absolute arrogance and self-importance of Obama is incredible. He's worse than Bill Clinton, if that's even possible. To basically suggest that he is in some way as significant and historically important as Lincoln? When he's nothing more than our first 1/2 white, fully socialist president?

54 posted on 12/23/2008 1:09:56 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: rabscuttle385

With the thoughts he’ll be thinkin’
He could be another Lincoln,
If he only had a brain....


55 posted on 12/23/2008 1:10:25 PM PST by tumblindice (If u knead me I'll be drinkin')
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To: rabscuttle385
George McGovern: Barack Obama Is a 'Second Lincoln'

The very fact that McGovern is saying this is a sure sign that Obama is NOT.

56 posted on 12/23/2008 1:10:32 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: rabscuttle385

A second Lincoln?<>

Planning to see a show soon at Ford theatre, is he? :)


57 posted on 12/23/2008 1:16:40 PM PST by DocH (Hussein Obama: Leader of an America-Hating Socialist /Black Nationalist Sleeper Cell)
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To: rabscuttle385

Does Obama sleep with men too?


58 posted on 12/23/2008 1:19:17 PM PST by FTJM
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To: rabscuttle385
It's amazing to me how these folks lionize Obama without his yet having done a damned thing besides getting elected.

It's all about image, I suppose.

Really, though, it just means he'll hit the ground that much harder when he falls -- and I'm pretty sure that he will fall.

59 posted on 12/23/2008 1:21:01 PM PST by r9etb
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To: DocH

So Mrs. Obama, other than that, how did you like the play.


60 posted on 12/23/2008 1:22:11 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: Vision
The circumstances of Lincoln's birth are fairly well documented...


61 posted on 12/23/2008 1:26:52 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rabscuttle385
I wonder if the Grim Reaper will accept recommendations...
62 posted on 12/23/2008 1:29:32 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Resist the Obamination!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I don’t care what you say, Lincoln had nothing to do with Gutenberg Images. (;


63 posted on 12/23/2008 1:29:50 PM PST by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: rabscuttle385

Does that mean that he’ll be suspending the Constitution?


64 posted on 12/23/2008 1:34:15 PM PST by weegee ("Let Me Just Cut You Off, Because I Don't Want You To Waste Your Question" - B.Obama Dec 16, 2008)
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To: mkjessup

I see McGovern as a genuine war hero for his service as a pilot in World War II. After that, he must be seen as a complete fool.


65 posted on 12/23/2008 1:37:19 PM PST by RandyGH (Democrats--So far left they've left America)
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To: RandyGH

No arguments there. I will never condemn McGovern for his service in a B-24 Liberator over Europe, McGovern is lucky to have come back alive at all, and I salute him for his wartime service.

As you say, his philosophy once he returned to the States took an abrupt left turn into radical pro-Communist philosophies and causes.

Triva: other ‘notables’ with B-24 experience in the War, Jimmy Stewart, Jack Palance, Lloyd Bentsen, Robert Altman, and of all people, Russell Johnson (played the ‘Professor’ on Gilligan’s Island).


66 posted on 12/23/2008 2:00:24 PM PST by mkjessup
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To: rabscuttle385

Are you sure this guy is not smoking what he smoked in the sixties? Come to think of it...now his comments make perfect sense.


67 posted on 12/23/2008 2:02:28 PM PST by mort56
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To: ConorMacNessa

Anti-Christ would actually be better. At least this nonsensical world would be coming to an end.


68 posted on 12/23/2008 2:13:17 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: rabscuttle385

If he’s the second Lincoln then I’ve got a second a$$hole.


69 posted on 12/23/2008 2:24:23 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: rightwinggoth

Obama is not humble or honest in any way, shape or form.


70 posted on 12/23/2008 9:27:21 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Honeybunch

Crazy old man.


71 posted on 12/24/2008 8:10:50 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
...shut down hundreds of newspapers...

Hundreds? How about naming, oh, seventy five of the ones he shut down?

[pushed a program] of de facto nationalization . . . ."

Actually that was Jefferson Davis, who seized control of business to an extent not seen until the Russian revolution.

72 posted on 12/29/2008 3:37:22 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: rabscuttle385

Hot Rod Lincoln?


73 posted on 12/29/2008 3:44:05 PM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
RE: Lincoln shut down hundreds of newspapers

Authors Say Lincoln Was No. 1 Enemy of the Press by Geoffrey R. Stone

. . . some 300 allegedly disloyal newspapers were shut down, at least temporarily, by military and civilian authorities, and mobs often attacked anti-administration presses for what was considered their disloyal expression.

A review of Lincoln's Wrath By Jeffrey Manber and Neil Dahlstrom.

Some say he did and some say he did not. I say he did. To say otherwise IMO is like saying Obama and the Rat Party (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party) oppose the "Fairness Doctrine."

He did order the military shutdown some newspapers.

Some say that Lincoln did not stop attacks on others thus giving tacit approval of at least a temporary shutdown. IMO they are correct.

Thanks for the information about Jefferson Davis. However I do not believe that Lincoln did not "nationalize" to some extent some aspects of the economy.

74 posted on 12/29/2008 6:53:25 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: WilliamofCarmichael
Some say he did and some say he did not. I say he did.

Well then if over 300 newspapers were shut down it shouldn't be hard to name fifty or sixty of them. Have at it.

75 posted on 12/29/2008 7:02:25 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur

Cute.


76 posted on 12/29/2008 7:10:25 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: WilliamofCarmichael

Well isn’t it a reasonable question? Three hundred newspapers shut down. That’s a huge number by anyone’s standards. Surely there is somewhere that has a list of them and I’m assuming you would have seen it. After all you accept the figure as correct. Surely you checked?


77 posted on 12/29/2008 7:16:32 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur
I could not care less which ones were shut down, if in fact hundreds were shut down.

IMO the historians who say Lincoln did curtail the press to the extent described above are correct.

If further research by competent historians prove them wrong then I'll of course change my opinion. Until then I trust the former.

They make more sense. There was a civil war in progress. It makes sense to me that the Lincoln Administration would not cotton anti-Administration rabble-rousers of any kind.

My original post was to express the opinion that I do not want Obama to be "another Lincoln." As the civil war raged Lincoln had powers that I do not want Obama and the Obamamobs to have.

78 posted on 12/29/2008 8:28:32 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: massgopguy

God I hope so.


79 posted on 12/29/2008 8:29:14 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: rabscuttle385
George McGovern: Barack Obama Is a 'Second Lincoln'

How many dead this time?

80 posted on 12/29/2008 8:30:57 PM PST by Jim Noble (Long May Our Land Be Bright With Freedom's Holy Light)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
...if in fact hundreds were shut down.

You said that there were 300 shut down. Are you saying now that you think that claim may not be accurate?

IMO the historians who say Lincoln did curtail the press to the extent described above are correct.

Then it shouldn't be hard to identify the 300 newspapers, much less 20% of them. Yet I'm not aware of any source that does that. So if it isn't 300 then how many is it? 100? 30? 10? None?

81 posted on 12/30/2008 4:15:58 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur
Badger away!

I repeat: I could not care less which ones were shut down -- now I can add that I don't care what the exact number was. It makes sense to me that a president would shut down hundreds of newspapers -- I believe that virtually every little community had a newspaper. Cities had multiple newspapers. No! I am not going to name the thousands of newspapers.

The country was having a civil war -- dare I mention that I read that Lincoln arrested elected officials -- NO I am not going to assemble a list of their names!

.. and I repeat, yes I am open to the possibility that historians could prove beyond doubt that the number of newspapers that Lincoln shut down was not that great.

Looking forward to your contumelies. TIA!

82 posted on 12/30/2008 7:48:26 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
I repeat: I could not care less which ones were shut down -- now I can add that I don't care what the exact number was.

I've noticed that facts don't interest the Southern side much. Not when if comes to blaming Lincoln for everything up to and including a rainy day.

83 posted on 12/30/2008 9:16:41 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: rabscuttle385

Who is the second Jeff Davis?, that is the real question.


84 posted on 01/01/2009 12:32:15 PM PST by central_va (Co. C, 15th Va., Patrick Henry Rifles-The boys of Hanover Co.)
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