Skip to comments.Obama: I have it tougher than Abe Lincoln
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 doesnt seem to be a good partner. You said so yourself, theyre 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 couldnt 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. Foners Pulitzer-winning volume was titled The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.
Obamas 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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Oh yeah, honest Abe suffered from depression and migraines, I guess Bachmanns still in the race then.
Obama’s ego should be on Mt. Rushmore.
Cry me a Rappahannock River.
The Forest Gump of Presidents.
Prove it: go out and spend a day splitting rails and then tell me how tough your life has been.
Yeah, Lincoln just had a Civil War.
Obama’s got it a LOT harder.
I bet nobody is going to call him Honest Obie.
John Wilkes Booth might beg to differ.
Obama: I have it tougher than Abe Lincoln
Oh, poor Bammie. I suggest he go take in a play. Over at Ford’s Theater.
Then come back and whine like a beyotch.
Bring on the smallest violin section!
Honest Abe never complained
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.
Just when you thought it could get any worse...
Zero, you are a disgrace.
“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.
Obamalini has descended into full-frontal narcissism.
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.
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?
What a contemptible little worm.
Seriously, I think their are too many hormones in the water he’s drinking.
Hmmm. Who gave it to ya?
Tell that to Mrs. Lincoln loser.
yet, but he can always hope!
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
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
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
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.
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.
...and I'm not much of a fan of Lincoln.
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.
That is awesome! LOL
Why, because the democrats are such whores or because he is moaning all the time?
15. Both men married beotches.
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.
Actually, he’s not even a skinny lawyer. He’s just skinny - he gave up his law license.
Lincoln freed the slaves; Obama only made them more dependent upon goverment than those who had slave owners....
What a dumb ass N.N,N,N, Narcissist,
Whew, that was close.
We should be so lucky.
Wouldn’t fit. There’s not a mountain in the US large enough to carve his ego on.
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.
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?
Barack Obama, student of history......not.
Did Michelle ever beat obama with some firewood like Mary Todd is alleged to have done to Abe?