Skip to comments.Obama: I have it tougher than Abe Lincoln
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 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 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. Foners Pulitzer-winning volume was titled The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.
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Obviously he hasn’t been to Ford’s Theater lately.
I knew Lincoln. Lincoln was a friend of mine. Mr. Obama, you are no Lincoln.
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.
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..
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.
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.
The One... Termer.
A more pompous, entitled jackass never sat in the oval office.
is there something on the door or is there a fly on his shoulder
You must be older than dirt! Me? Dirt and I are of the same age, 42 lol
Steaming pantload sure has a high opinion of his worthless, Marxist, Moo-slim self, don’t he?
That’s an historical allusion, right?
If I posted what I’m thinking I would be banned for life.
"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.....)
At what point do a great many people start to conclude that he’s just flipping padded-cell crazy?