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Obama: I have it tougher than Abe Lincoln
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Posted on 08/16/2011 2:37:28 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama: I have it tougher than Abe Lincoln 1 hr 28 mins ago

President Barack Obama said yesterday in Decorah, Iowa, that he absorbs more political criticism than Abraham Lincoln, the assassinated 16th U.S. president, attracted from his Civil War critics.

The comment came during a question-and-answer session where one invited audience member asked Obama how he deals with his congressional critics in the GOP. “The Congress doesn’t seem to be a good partner. You said so yourself, they’re more interested in seeing you lose than [seeing] the country win,” the questioner lamented.

“Democracy is always a messy business in a big country like this,” Obama responded. “When you listen to what the federalists said about the anti-federalists … those guys were tough. Lincoln, they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.”

The comparison “is hysterical … that is really laughable in many respects,” said Alvin Felzenberg, the author of a book on American presidents. “You couldn’t print things today they said about Lincoln.” Felzenberg teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and was the chief spokesman for the 9/11 Comission.

Criticism of Lincoln in his day “was even more vitriolic than what you see about Obama,” said Eric Foner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian at Columbia University. “Obama is a guy who has a thin skin and does not take criticism well.” Foner’s Pulitzer-winning volume was titled ”The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.”

Obama’s sensitivity to criticism is bound up with his progressive ideology, which sees political disputes as best resolved by experts, said Michael Franc, vice president for government studies at the Heritage Foundation.

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1 posted on 08/16/2011 2:37:31 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh yeah, honest Abe suffered from depression and migraines, I guess Bachmanns still in the race then.


2 posted on 08/16/2011 2:39:44 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Sub-Driver
Geezez! What a whiny little bazitch.
3 posted on 08/16/2011 2:40:02 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Sub-Driver
Alright, who called him a gorilla.
4 posted on 08/16/2011 2:40:21 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama’s ego should be on Mt. Rushmore.


5 posted on 08/16/2011 2:40:29 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cry me a Rappahannock River.


6 posted on 08/16/2011 2:40:29 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Forest Gump of Presidents.


7 posted on 08/16/2011 2:41:00 PM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Sub-Driver

Really?

Prove it: go out and spend a day splitting rails and then tell me how tough your life has been.

Scum sucker.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 2:41:16 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, Lincoln just had a Civil War.

Obama’s got it a LOT harder.

/sarc


9 posted on 08/16/2011 2:42:08 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I bet nobody is going to call him Honest Obie.


10 posted on 08/16/2011 2:42:09 PM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Sub-Driver

John Wilkes Booth might beg to differ.


11 posted on 08/16/2011 2:43:38 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama: I have it tougher than Abe Lincoln

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Oh, poor Bammie. I suggest he go take in a play. Over at Ford’s Theater.

Then come back and whine like a beyotch.


12 posted on 08/16/2011 2:44:12 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bring on the smallest violin section!


13 posted on 08/16/2011 2:45:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Honest Abe never complained


14 posted on 08/16/2011 2:45:11 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a moron, he does not have to deal with half the country in an armed revolt against his governance and yet he thinks he has it as bad as Lincoln did.


15 posted on 08/16/2011 2:45:28 PM PDT by usmcobra
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To: Sub-Driver

Just when you thought it could get any worse...

Zero, you are a disgrace.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 2:46:13 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Sea Parrot

“Alright, who called him a gorilla.”

As a matter of fact Lincoln was called an ape. There were many cartoons portraying him as an ape and as a monkey. No matter what we call 0bama, he is no Lincoln.


17 posted on 08/16/2011 2:46:40 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obamalini has descended into full-frontal narcissism.


18 posted on 08/16/2011 2:47:04 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Sub-Driver

This is downright scary. He is totally delusional and has nuclear weapons at his finger tips. I hope that saner people are around if/when he goes off the deep end.


19 posted on 08/16/2011 2:48:16 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: Sub-Driver

His jump-the-shark moment came days ago when he said that the US is still a AAA economy, after we were all downgraded to AA+.

So, if he said this today, what do you call a repeat jump-the-shark moment?


20 posted on 08/16/2011 2:48:31 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Sub-Driver

What a contemptible little worm.


21 posted on 08/16/2011 2:49:47 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmmmm?


22 posted on 08/16/2011 2:50:56 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: skimbell

Seriously, I think their are too many hormones in the water he’s drinking.


23 posted on 08/16/2011 2:52:19 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmmm. Who gave it to ya?


24 posted on 08/16/2011 2:53:12 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama wants to be Reagan, Lincoln and such but he ends up being Carter and crybaby. Bush had some bad luck, Katrina and 9-11. Obama’s claim to bad luck is that lies and socialism don't work.
25 posted on 08/16/2011 2:53:53 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tell that to Mrs. Lincoln loser.


26 posted on 08/16/2011 2:54:07 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: Sub-Driver

27 posted on 08/16/2011 2:56:32 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: usmcobra

yet, but he can always hope!


28 posted on 08/16/2011 2:58:10 PM PDT by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

29 posted on 08/16/2011 2:58:10 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

30 posted on 08/16/2011 3:00:41 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Sub-Driver

Parallels of Abraham Lincoln and Barack Hussein Obama (from a recent email):

1. Lincoln placed his hand on the Bible for his inauguration. Obama used the same Bible.  

2. Lincoln came from Illinois. Obama comes from Illinois.

3. Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature. Obama served in the
Illinois Legislature.  
 
4. Lincoln had very little experience before becoming President. Obama had very little experience before becoming President.

5. Lincoln rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his
inauguration.  
Obama rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration.

6. Lincoln was a skinny lawyer. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

7. Lincoln was a Republican. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

8. Lincoln was in the United States military. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

9. Lincoln believed in everyone carrying their own weight. Obama is a
skinny lawyer.

10. Lincoln did not waste taxpayers’ money on personal enjoyments. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

11. Lincoln was highly respected. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

12. Lincoln was born in the United States. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

13. Lincoln was honest, so honest he was called Honest Abe.
Obama is a skinny lawyer

14. Lincoln saved the United States. Obama is a skinny lawyer.


31 posted on 08/16/2011 3:00:41 PM PDT by olezip
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To: skimbell

The One has turned into a drama queen. Has no one suffered as much as this poor guy? I am surprised he hasn’t compared himself to Job yet.


32 posted on 08/16/2011 3:00:43 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Sub-Driver
Abe Lincoln took a bullet to the cranium. Unless the Zero has been through that, I don't think he's got anything on The Railsplitter. He should have a tall cold glass of STFU.

...and I'm not much of a fan of Lincoln.

33 posted on 08/16/2011 3:01:04 PM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Sub-Driver

nobama does have it “tougher” than most...at some level he realizes that he is a worthless excuse for a human being. he has to live with his worthless self. the rest of us unfortunates only have to be exposed to this cretin for only a bit more now.


34 posted on 08/16/2011 3:01:17 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: achilles2000

Short trip.


35 posted on 08/16/2011 3:01:20 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: olezip

That is awesome! LOL


36 posted on 08/16/2011 3:03:05 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Seriously, I think their are too many hormones in the water he’s drinking.

Why, because the democrats are such whores or because he is moaning all the time?

37 posted on 08/16/2011 3:10:53 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: olezip

15. Both men married beotches.


38 posted on 08/16/2011 3:10:53 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Sub-Driver

President Lincoln never left Washington D.C. alive after being elected President. Except to visit his armies on the battlefield, to give that pesky Gettysburg address, Emancipation Proclamation, just to name a few. I don’t know how many times President Lincoln got to visit Martha’s Vineyard, I am still looking.


39 posted on 08/16/2011 3:12:04 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: olezip

Actually, he’s not even a skinny lawyer. He’s just skinny - he gave up his law license.


40 posted on 08/16/2011 3:14:24 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( BHO....the destroyer)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lincoln freed the slaves; Obama only made them more dependent upon goverment than those who had slave owners....


41 posted on 08/16/2011 3:14:41 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh my gosh, waah-friggin'-waah. This clown really is the whiner-in-chief.
42 posted on 08/16/2011 3:16:29 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: Sub-Driver

What a dumb ass N.N,N,N, Narcissist,
Whew, that was close.


43 posted on 08/16/2011 3:16:32 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Don't trust the F.B.I. the C.I.A. and specially the B.A.T.F.)
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To: Jane Long

We should be so lucky.


44 posted on 08/16/2011 3:16:35 PM PDT by fantail 1952 (They don't make 'em like Reagan any more. Now it takes a woman to do a mans job!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Wouldn’t fit. There’s not a mountain in the US large enough to carve his ego on.


45 posted on 08/16/2011 3:16:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tour schedule:

!) Lie

2) Whine

3) Bluster

Repeat.


46 posted on 08/16/2011 3:16:58 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: grumpygresh

Someone needs to make an ad with soundbites of BO whining and blaming. It would be funny. They could then contrast what a little boy does compares to what a mature real man does to fix things. He’s given us some whoppers the past couple of days.


47 posted on 08/16/2011 3:17:38 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: forgotten man; All

Obama wants to be Reagan,Lincoln,and MLK, all popular Republicans.
Obama would gladly be a republican if it would make him more popular he would sell out the left in a heartbeat if he could be Reagan, when will the radical left realize he is only in business for himself and cronies?


48 posted on 08/16/2011 3:19:28 PM PDT by omega4179 (Obama Downgrade)
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To: Sub-Driver

Barack Obama, student of history......not.


49 posted on 08/16/2011 3:19:42 PM PDT by cookcounty (Nullius in Verba. "Take no man's word for it.")
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To: forgotten man
"15. Both men married beotches."

Did Michelle ever beat obama with some firewood like Mary Todd is alleged to have done to Abe?

50 posted on 08/16/2011 3:21:57 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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