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Governor Palin Calls out President Obama’s Absurd Comparison to President Lincoln
Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 17, 20111 | Whitney Pitcher

Posted on 08/17/2011 7:57:36 PM PDT by bobk333

On Monday, during a stop on his supposedly non-campaign bus tour of the Midwest, President Obama made an absurd claim regarding the treatment he received from his political opponents (emphasis added):

“When you listen to what the Federalists said about the Anti-Federalists, and the names that Jefferson called Hamilton and back and forth — I mean those guys were tough,” Obama said. “Lincoln — they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me. So democracy has never been for the faint of heart.”

Interestingly, Governor Palin had visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as part of her “One Nation” bus tour just the day before President Obama made this absurd claim, and she has tweeted the following response:

Obama: ”Lincoln--they talked about him almost as bad as they talk about me” Mr. Pres -- tour Lincoln Museum anti-Abe display; try repeating claim

Governor Palin was likely referencing an exhibit in the museum called “The Whispering Gallery”. The museum’s website describes this exhibit:

The Whispering Gallery is a twisted, nightmarish hallway where you will hear brutally unkind things said about Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln during their early months in Washington. On the walls are cruel caricatures and barbed political cartoons that attack the Lincolns.

The charges made by opponents and grotesque caricatures of President Lincoln drawn by political cartoonists during this politically heated time in our nation’s history, as displayed at this museum, would make the political rhetoric of today pale in comparison. The museum curators and planners have made this section of the museum very dim, and the lighting eerily illuminates the reproduced newspaper headlines and cartoons coupled with chilling audio give museum visitors a multi-sensory perspective of what President Lincoln faced.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lincoln; obama; palin; palin2012; palintruth; sellingmedals4votes
I've been to the Lincoln Museum and the Whispering Gallery.

I honestly think the attacks against Palin have been as bad, maybe worse, than those against Lincoln. (With the exception of the final attack, of course.)

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1 posted on 08/17/2011 7:57:45 PM PDT by bobk333
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To: bobk333

I’ve been to the Lincoln library in Springfield. All those attacks against Lincoln were from the media the same way Reagan and Bush were attacked in our time. They were pure hate. Obama was never attacked like that.


2 posted on 08/17/2011 8:04:03 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: SkyDancer

Yes I also went to the Lincoln Musuem a couple of years ago and they had some of those negative media attacks against Lincoln. Quite frankly it was so vicious it really didn’t even compare to today.


3 posted on 08/17/2011 8:06:16 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: bobk333

Does Obama ever stop whining about how tough he thinks he’s got it? This guy such a thinned-skinned pansie. Yeah, and his Party treated Bush cordially... pffft... What a loser.


4 posted on 08/17/2011 8:06:20 PM PDT by Obadiah (November 6, 2012 -- The date of the next great American Revolution!)
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To: bobk333

Man up, Barry, it’s nothing a gal from the sticks hasn’t withstood ten times over.

(What she could have said).


5 posted on 08/17/2011 8:09:40 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Government borrowing is Taxation without Representation)
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To: bobk333

Barry knew he was half “black” when he decided to enter politics. He needs to man up and stop all of his whining. Being wee wee’d up all the time is very unbecoming for a President of the United States. Americans aren’t used to having a crybaby in the Oval Office.


6 posted on 08/17/2011 8:10:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

There were two walls just filled with editorial pictures vilifying Lincoln. How does Obama get away with saying he’s been done to the same when all the media is on his side. Anyone saying anything against him is accused of being a racist. Obama is delusional.


7 posted on 08/17/2011 8:12:29 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: bobk333

Obama is such a victim....


8 posted on 08/17/2011 8:16:33 PM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: SkyDancer

The only thing Barack 0bama has in common with Abraham Lincoln is that they were both born somewhere else but later moved to Illinois.


9 posted on 08/17/2011 8:18:07 PM PDT by reg45
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To: SkyDancer

I think side by side comparisons on poster boards in marches would be enlightening. Are those pix/quotes attacking Abe on the net anywhere?

He brought it up and pushed it so fair game now. Though I imagine he did it knowing if anyone did the above that the racism charges would fly. Such is the sorry state of our ‘free’ press. But boy would I LOVE to see it rammed down all the Dem’s throats.


10 posted on 08/17/2011 8:19:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Obadiah

11 posted on 08/17/2011 8:24:29 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445; 2ndDivisionVet
She nails him again. Thin skinned narcissism is the culmination of all that hope and change......
12 posted on 08/17/2011 8:24:55 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: bobk333
Hey B.O. Pull your frilly pink panties out of your crack and
act like a man!
13 posted on 08/17/2011 8:25:52 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: bobk333
Obama is just like Lincoln.

Except that Lincoln was the second greatest president (after Washington), who freed the slaves, saved the union, had a strong character, personal drive to do what is right at any cost and who is remembered with admiration by all the world.

Other than that, Obama is just like Lincoln.

14 posted on 08/17/2011 8:25:55 PM PDT by garjog
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To: bobk333

They both did start a Civil War?

Pray for America


15 posted on 08/17/2011 8:27:55 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, your turn to hold your nose!)
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To: Cobra64

Exactly. Obama never passes up a chance to cry and tell everyone how tough he’s got it. Seriously, it’s nuaseating. It should be against the law for him to hand out Congressional Medals of Honor!


16 posted on 08/17/2011 8:30:28 PM PDT by Obadiah (November 6, 2012 -- The date of the next great American Revolution!)
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To: bobk333

Does the bamster have a death wish?

Perhaps he does not know what happened to old Abe in the Ford Theater? He obviously has no knowledge of American history which is no surprise since he wasn’t born here...

I’m old enough to have personally known Abe Lincoln. Believe me, the bamster is no... etc.


17 posted on 08/17/2011 8:35:13 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: reg45

I like it where it says “Honest Abe from Illinois” when he was born in Kentucky.


18 posted on 08/17/2011 8:36:42 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: Norm Lenhart

All those posters and editorial cartoons are hanging on the walls of the Lincoln library.


19 posted on 08/17/2011 8:38:06 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: bray

Re: “They both did start a Civil War?”

Actually, I do see where Obama may start a civil war, but Lincoln did not “start” The American Civil War - it began long before he was elected.


20 posted on 08/17/2011 8:42:03 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: bobk333
What a pussy!
21 posted on 08/17/2011 8:43:09 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: bobk333

Leave Barak alone!!


22 posted on 08/17/2011 9:07:42 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: bobk333

Mr. Obama, I knew Abe Lincoln. Abe Lincoln was a friend of mine...


23 posted on 08/17/2011 9:38:31 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

The cartoonists were really vicious. They would draw him as a monkey, the Devil and even a cross dresser when he first came into Washington in disguise because of death threats. That is why I think he went lax on his security after that, to the point where he would even walk alone in the street. I think that cartoon really ticked him off.


24 posted on 08/17/2011 9:46:04 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: SkyDancer

“All those attacks against Lincoln were from the media the same way Reagan and Bush were attacked in our time. They were pure hate. Obama was never attacked like that.”

Well, I say, ‘let’s get to it’!


25 posted on 08/17/2011 10:16:26 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: SkyDancer

He’s a thin skinned wussy....I can’t wait to see Sarah hammer him...we’ve already seen it from Perry and this thin skinned wussy is crying like stuck hog...


26 posted on 08/17/2011 10:20:01 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: bobk333

The last time I was in DC I went to the house where Lincoln died.

It’s easy to overlook, it’s modest.

At the end of the first floor hallway is the bedroom where he was taken, and where he later died.

I wanted to just stand there all day.


27 posted on 08/17/2011 10:22:06 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: bobk333
Obama: ”Lincoln--they talked about him almost as bad as they talk about me”

Thankfully Lincoln knew proper grammar so he didn't talk as badly as you do, Jugears.

28 posted on 08/17/2011 10:26:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: bobk333

29 posted on 08/18/2011 12:25:05 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: garjog

Second greatest President? Lincoln? Not even close! Ronaldus Magnus is surely second, Jefferson (LA Purchase) third, TR (trustbuster)fourth, Jackson (paid off ALL debt)fifth.


30 posted on 08/18/2011 1:43:26 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: bobk333

She got it wrong again! She didn’t know that it was called the Whispering Gallery! She thought it was called the anti-Abe display! She’s as dumb as a box of rocks! /sarc

Someone needs to tell Obama if he can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen.


31 posted on 08/18/2011 3:20:26 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: bobk333

Did Obama come across a document that showed President was able to travel to Martha’s Vineyard more than himself? Is this what he is basing this statement on?


32 posted on 08/18/2011 3:27:26 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Norm Lenhart
Such is the sorry state of our ‘free’ press.
We have a free press. But we don't have independent presses. So long as you don't consider talk radio shows and the Internet "presses", that is . . .

33 posted on 08/18/2011 5:11:12 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: bobk333; Clyde5445; RedMDer; trisham; Bigtigermike; Lakeshark; 2ndDivisionVet; 1_Rain_Drop; ...
GAME ON!


Sarah Palin's Ping List!


34 posted on 08/18/2011 6:14:22 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Lakeshark

She always nails the Marxist!

Go Sarah! My money, my prayers and my hopes remain waiting for her announcment, which is coming soon!


35 posted on 08/18/2011 6:17:10 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

lincoln freed the slaves,

comrade obama is creating new slaves

for the democrat plantation.


36 posted on 08/18/2011 6:22:35 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: onyx

Ok, now this stuff is just starting to get weird. Two events completely independent of each other puts the Governor in a position to refudiate (ha) with first hand information an outrageous claim made by Obama.


37 posted on 08/18/2011 6:53:25 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Obadiah

Lincoln preserved the Republic that Obama is destroying with his added debt.


38 posted on 08/18/2011 7:20:41 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Democrats: debt, dependence and derision)
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To: ken21

You sure have that right, ken21!!!


39 posted on 08/18/2011 7:32:39 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

She’s running, ya know?

But don’t tell the idiot media or the idiot talking heads, all, or most, of whom continue to ignore her!


40 posted on 08/18/2011 7:34:43 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
I know. Her political instincts are amazing and Obie is sooo predictable. She had a reason for going to the Lincoln museum. I think it was to put some info in her “tool box”. Probably didn't expect to be able to use it so quickly.
41 posted on 08/18/2011 7:40:22 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: onyx

bump.


42 posted on 08/18/2011 7:43:23 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: onyx

thank you.

i responded to the wrong post.

i was talking to my wife while she was reading the newspaper and both of us were watching fox news.


43 posted on 08/18/2011 7:47:46 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ken21

That doesn’t take away from the truth and wisdom of your comments!


44 posted on 08/18/2011 8:01:46 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: bray

He’s trying to...just a couple million more foreigners that want their “present”....


45 posted on 08/18/2011 11:41:42 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama.....a perfect example of why you can't trust someone that won't look you in the eye)
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