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Obama: I have it tougher than Abe Lincoln
dailycaller.com ^ | Neil Munro

Posted on 08/16/2011 5:35:40 PM PDT by Justaham

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 Commission.

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.”

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1 posted on 08/16/2011 5:35:46 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Obviously he hasn’t been to Ford’s Theater lately.


2 posted on 08/16/2011 5:38:26 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Justaham

I knew Lincoln. Lincoln was a friend of mine. Mr. Obama, you are no Lincoln.


3 posted on 08/16/2011 5:38:45 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort (Fiat justitia ruat caelum)
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To: Justaham

I do not see the president calling for any days of prayer and fasting . . . instead, he’s continuing (as it looks) to fight against God.


5 posted on 08/16/2011 5:40:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Justaham

0bama - legend in his own mind.

Only one word for this kind of remark...delusional.

They’re going to be taking him out in either cuffs or a straightjacket..


6 posted on 08/16/2011 5:42:01 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Justaham

Oh, boo friggin hoo! I have it tougher than Lincoln. Sheesh! Sounds like something a child would say, doesn’t it?! Junior got TWO popsicles and I only got one! Poor me.


7 posted on 08/16/2011 5:42:17 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Justaham

And the Oblidiot considers himself something of a historian?? umhummm.

Maybe of the little fanticies in his head.

How even liberals can stand the Oblidiot’s stupidity is beyond me.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 5:43:42 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Justaham

The One... Termer.


9 posted on 08/16/2011 5:44:51 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Justaham

A more pompous, entitled jackass never sat in the oval office.


10 posted on 08/16/2011 5:45:08 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Justaham

is there something on the door or is there a fly on his shoulder


11 posted on 08/16/2011 5:45:46 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Leroy S. Mort

lol

You must be older than dirt! Me? Dirt and I are of the same age, 42 lol


12 posted on 08/16/2011 5:46:07 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Justaham

Steaming pantload sure has a high opinion of his worthless, Marxist, Moo-slim self, don’t he?


13 posted on 08/16/2011 5:46:11 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies and Radical Moo-slims. Now ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Justaham
Oh, please! Spare me the maudlin, crocodile-tear sentiments. Abe Lincoln was dedicated to preserving the nation. You, you misbegotten traitorous America-hater, want to, have done much to destroy the nation.
15 posted on 08/16/2011 5:46:25 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: molson209

Peep hole.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 5:48:22 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: swatbuznik

That’s an historical allusion, right?


17 posted on 08/16/2011 5:48:37 PM PDT by irgbar-man ("It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Babe Ruth)
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To: Justaham

If I posted what I’m thinking I would be banned for life.


18 posted on 08/16/2011 5:48:49 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Justaham; SortaBichy

"I'm sure your 'I freed the WHAT??' hangover is about over by now, Abe...."

(just kiddin' - can't resist an old punchline when it's asked for.....)

19 posted on 08/16/2011 5:49:02 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Justaham

At what point do a great many people start to conclude that he’s just flipping padded-cell crazy?


20 posted on 08/16/2011 5:49:57 PM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: Soothesayer9

Lincoln won a second term. Again, I hope this is an historical allusion.


21 posted on 08/16/2011 5:50:15 PM PDT by irgbar-man ("It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Babe Ruth)
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To: Justaham

Whiner-in-Chief.


22 posted on 08/16/2011 5:50:50 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Justaham

Wait. He has it tougher than Lincoln? Is it just me, or did I miss the news that half of the country is engaged in armed rebellion?


23 posted on 08/16/2011 5:51:09 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: Justaham

Whiner-in-Chief.


24 posted on 08/16/2011 5:51:46 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Justaham.
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.". ..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."
How would the POS of the United States react to criticism as vitriolic as, say, the remarks directed at George W. Bush, or George H.W. Bush, or Ronald Reagan?


25 posted on 08/16/2011 5:52:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Danae
Old enough to remember this.
26 posted on 08/16/2011 5:52:25 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort (Fiat justitia ruat caelum)
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To: Justaham

Abe Lincoln?
The REPUBLICAN?!?

LOL.


27 posted on 08/16/2011 5:52:43 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Justaham
Lincoln had a record. Lincoln had a job. Lincoln won a war. Lincoln healed a nation. At some point in time, Lincoln stopped campaigning.

Mr. Soetoro may be presiding over a social version of a civil war.

28 posted on 08/16/2011 5:53:03 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Justaham

He couldnt hold Lincoln jackstrap{ Assuming Abe wore one}.
But he is breaking a record of abusing Civil Liberties that Lincoln held.
And he is pointing the country towards civil unrest.
But Obama is insane....should up his meds or take more naps.


29 posted on 08/16/2011 5:53:42 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: GonzoGOP

“Obama: I have it tougher than Abe Lincoln”

Not yet, but just keep doing what you are doing. CWII is gonna be far, far worse and you are inviting it on purpose.


30 posted on 08/16/2011 5:54:32 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Mama always told me if you cain't say something nice/use duct tape. Ever try to ducttape a keyboard?)
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To: Justaham

Our Whiner-in-Chief hasn’t studied our Civil War history much.........either that or he has escaped completely into Fantasy Land....


31 posted on 08/16/2011 5:56:15 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: Justaham

Yeah, much more difficult, Barry. President Lincoln was a real attorney. He served in the army before the Civil War.

But you can take comfort in this: he was married to one, too.


32 posted on 08/16/2011 5:56:16 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Justaham
“Obama is a guy who has a thin skin and does not take criticism well.”

I DO NOT HAVE A THIN SKIN!! CRITICISM DOES NOT BOTHER ME!! LEAVE ME ALONE AND STOP PICKING ON ME. YOU PEOPLE LIKE THE OTHER PRESIDENTS BETTER THAN ME BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL WHITE. I HAVE IT SO ROUGH, YOU PEOPLE CAN'T UNDERSTAND IT.

33 posted on 08/16/2011 5:56:31 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Justaham
Tell this effing clown that since 40% of the states with about a third of the population haven't seceded--and the only jerks firing at federal forts are isolated, irate punk-ass Muslims he should just "man up."

What a loser.

34 posted on 08/16/2011 5:56:46 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Danae

Peep hole.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
I wonder if it is reversed so he can see who is waiting for him before he opens the door....(ref ‘Seinfeld’)


35 posted on 08/16/2011 5:56:50 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) We have got to get serious about 'readjusting' the present House and Senate.)
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To: Justaham

And O’bozo is so modest as well!


36 posted on 08/16/2011 6:01:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's spending for 3 months)
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To: Justaham

The boy who would be king needs to be put on some stronger meds because the cocaine doesn’t seem to be working any more.


37 posted on 08/16/2011 6:01:57 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Justaham

What a small-minded, self-absorbed man. He is the only man in the room that does not realize that he is the least admirable man in the room ... and that goes for any room he happens to be occupying, including the oval shaped one in which he is occasionally to be found. What a pitiful excuse for a president.


38 posted on 08/16/2011 6:02:05 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead; Impy; GOPsterinMA

WTF???!!!


39 posted on 08/16/2011 6:02:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Justaham

“A house devided against itself cannot stand.”

For Lincoln it was a nightmare. For Obama it’s a wet
dream.


40 posted on 08/16/2011 6:03:03 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Justaham

Poor Obama, he must be the most persecuted president in US history what with 99% of the media giving him a tough time.


41 posted on 08/16/2011 6:03:43 PM PDT by citizencon
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42 posted on 08/16/2011 6:06:22 PM PDT by devolve (If superb graphics offend you/HLS scroll down - If too large simply carefully back away from your PC)
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To: Justaham

43 posted on 08/16/2011 6:10:20 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Justaham

O: Can’t I just eat my waffle and spout out bad bs, or do I have to be coherent?


44 posted on 08/16/2011 6:13:03 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Justaham


45 posted on 08/16/2011 6:21:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SunkenCiv

I don’t recall Lincoln ever chewing through his leash and running rabid through the chicken coop there, O(h)-boy.

Call someone who cares—757-622-PETA. Take the wookie you’re married to with ya. It should be a gas.


46 posted on 08/16/2011 6:28:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Give a little bit of yourself to me)
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To: Justaham

Yep...Barry has to split his own fire wood and use an outhouse.


47 posted on 08/16/2011 6:46:14 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (I've been dipping into my jar full of Hope & Change just to buy gas!!)
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To: Justaham

Someone should photoshop a bubble on Lincoln’s photo: “Are you $hitting me?”


48 posted on 08/16/2011 6:51:18 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (George Lopez is the black hole of funny. Nothing funny can escape his suck.)
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To: bigheadfred

:”D


49 posted on 08/16/2011 6:53:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

obama has VERY BIG EARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


50 posted on 08/16/2011 6:54:52 PM PDT by Chong (How's that HopEy, changEy, (thingEy) stuff working out for ya?)
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