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Obama, the Great
American Thinker ^ | February 15, 2012 | William L. Gensert

Posted on 02/15/2012 8:51:59 AM PST by NCjim

History is replete with great men like Barack Obama -- transformational leaders of wide renown, seeking to shape history in their own image, never realizing it is not great men who make history; it is history which makes great men.

Our president has never been more than an epigone of a great man. And the cold glare of history will see Barack Obama for the man he truly is -- and it will not matter what the meaning of "is" is.

"The world will little note, nor long remember" Barack Obama, because contrary to his own opinion, he is the nation's worst president. He is an arrogant, hyper-partisan, race-baiting, committed socialist -- a man whose deliberate attempts to transform the nation into a banana republic, with pictures of himself on the side of every building, have been thwarted only by his need to win one more election.

I can see Jimmy Carter smiling already, having handily won the battle to be penultimate -- if only by default.

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1 posted on 02/15/2012 8:52:01 AM PST by NCjim
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To: NCjim

“The Great”? In his own mind.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 8:55:21 AM PST by RC2
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To: NCjim

Sounds like American Thinker has gone Socialist.


3 posted on 02/15/2012 8:55:48 AM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: NCjim
epigone |ˈepiˌgōn| noun ( pl. epigones |ˈepiˌgōnz| or epigoni |iˈpigəˌnī|) a less distinguished follower or imitator of someone, esp. an artist or philosopher : the epigone's habit of exaggerating his master's voice. I had to look up this word, so I figured others might have the same problem.
4 posted on 02/15/2012 8:56:04 AM PST by Eva
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To: NCjim
Yeah, right. Hitler and Stalin both thought the same thing. Where did that get em?
5 posted on 02/15/2012 8:58:16 AM PST by RetiredArmy (POLITICIANS: Promise the moon. Deliver the shaft.)
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To: NCjim

Obama may well be infamously remembered as the architect of America’s destruction.


6 posted on 02/15/2012 9:00:35 AM PST by Spok (Who is Sam Zemurray?)
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To: NCjim

Obama is dumber than donuts.


7 posted on 02/15/2012 9:03:36 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RetiredArmy

Chilling thought considering the statements made by the mentor of ‘his Greatness’ Bill Ayers and pals.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 9:04:43 AM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: NCjim

Our president has never been more than an epigone of a great man.

defintion: epigone, a second-rate imitator or follower


9 posted on 02/15/2012 9:08:16 AM PST by Signalman
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To: InsidiousMongo

Sounds like Mongo has not read the article.


10 posted on 02/15/2012 9:11:00 AM PST by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: Eva

Thanks for the definition!


11 posted on 02/15/2012 9:11:15 AM PST by hummingbird (Occupiers=Colicky Babies. America="The Best of Times, the Worst of Times.")
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To: Spok

“Obama may well be infamously remembered as the architect of America’s destruction.”

The right man at the right time. This is the perfect storm. An unconcerned, uninterested electorate devoid of the ability to think critically. A subversive, traitorous media on his side. An opposition more interested in personal wealth and position than in what’s good for the nation. And an individual to do what it takes to bring the great Satan to it’s knees.

Obama will be re-elected. America is finished.


12 posted on 02/15/2012 9:12:10 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: InsidiousMongo

>>>Sounds like American Thinker has gone Socialist.<<<

You really didn’t read the article, did you?


13 posted on 02/15/2012 9:12:50 AM PST by redpoll
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To: csmusaret

What, you’re actually supposed to read the article before posting?


14 posted on 02/15/2012 9:13:10 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: NCjim

Obama will be remembered as either the pinnacle at the end of our great experiment or remembered as the end of Americas lost decade and eventual revival. It is up to us.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 9:13:24 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: InsidiousMongo

Read the whole article.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 9:13:30 AM PST by steve8714 (Yoda's speech to Luke; copied from Jack Webb in "The D.I.")
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To: Eva

I had to look it up, also.

However, I think he was being to kind to DimBO.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 9:14:43 AM PST by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Obamas too stupid to be an idiot.


18 posted on 02/15/2012 9:15:10 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: blueunicorn6
Dumb, probably. His talent is in his narcissistic drive and charisma that is solely dedicated to Islam and the destruction of this country. Lies, to him, are means to the Islamic end. On the way to total Islamic control, his socialist edicts will pit every man, woman and child in this country against one another - it is the means of Islam winning the final prize.
19 posted on 02/15/2012 9:15:45 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: NCjim

F U B O


20 posted on 02/15/2012 9:16:06 AM PST by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: Spok
It should be a sobering thought that 52.5 percent of the electorate bought the Bravo Sierra Obama was selling in 2008. How's the Hope and Change workin’ out for ya, America? How about four more years of it, eh?

The RINOs are too stupid, even now, to understand who Barry truly is and the Media wants a socialist/Marxist utopia (that they stupidly think they can manipulate the politicians). Funny, but the politicians have other ideas and end up manipulating the Media. The RINOs think they will share the power with Barry and his minions, but they will be neutered and discarded to the gut wagon of history.

21 posted on 02/15/2012 9:16:17 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: NCjim
obamablueboy
22 posted on 02/15/2012 9:16:28 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: csmusaret

Probably too busy eating Valentine’s chocolates. Mongo like candy.


23 posted on 02/15/2012 9:17:56 AM PST by Matt Hatter
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To: NCjim
"The world will little note, nor long remember" Barack Obama, because contrary to his own opinion, he is the nation's worst president.

If we're lucky, that will turn out to be true. If we're lucky, Obama will be forgotten as a benign historical footnote, a real life Inspector Clouseau, over his head and bumbling, but harmless. I think it's far more likely that Obama will be the most studied, most storied, and most featured villain in historical accounts of the fall of the last great hope of western civilization. Obama will be our Caligula and Nero, with an intellect just short of Roman "Senator" Incitatus'.

24 posted on 02/15/2012 9:21:43 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: csmusaret
Sounds like Mongo has not read the article.

It's like ObamaCare. You have to post about the article to find out what's in the article.

25 posted on 02/15/2012 9:23:45 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: InsidiousMongo

The USA has gone socialist.

BHO will go down in history as the new FDR.

To a follower of the enlightenment and inalienable rights, that`s bad. To the majority of Americans, it`s good.


26 posted on 02/15/2012 9:23:54 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: InsidiousMongo

Mongo not good at reading entire posts.
27 posted on 02/15/2012 9:24:45 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: csmusaret

Mongo no like read article.


28 posted on 02/15/2012 9:24:46 AM PST by kevao
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To: NCjim
Sounds like American Thinker has gone Socialist.

If by Socialist you mean straight to the point and hit the nail on the head.

29 posted on 02/15/2012 9:25:42 AM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: NCjim
The Obama Era: "The destruction of America by a traitor elected by a brainwashed, self loathing majority".

Obama "is an arrogant, hyper-partisan, race-baiting, committed socialist -- a man whose deliberate attempts to transform the nation into a banana republic, with pictures of himself on the side of every building, have been thwarted only by his need to win one more election."

Is there anyone with a smidgeon of intelligence, perception or common sense, who is not a racist, a communist or a socialist, who didn't clearly understand this before Obama the America hating racist was elected?

Obama I The Incompetent


30 posted on 02/15/2012 9:31:38 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Carthego delenda est
Well, I look at it like this. Men got the world in this mess. Men don't know how to get the world out of this mess. It is only going to get worse and worse until the end times. Only Jesus Christ will fix all this. And when He comes the 2d time, He is coming to rule with a rod of iron. There are going to be a lot of surprised nonbelievers out there. All those who said He ain't real are going to find out for real that He is who He said He was! The Christ. He is the only way this stinking, polluted, dirty world will ever get “fixed.”
31 posted on 02/15/2012 9:32:54 AM PST by RetiredArmy (POLITICIANS: Promise the moon. Deliver the shaft.)
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To: NCjim

My hope is that this sorry sack of excrement lives a long life - exposed as the fake that he is - wandering the nation in loincloths, fearful of being pelted with dog poop, plugging his ears to filter the profanities being hurled at his sorry cretinistic caricature by all who see him.

I loathe, dispise, spit upon, and generally could give less than half a sh*t about this ....this.....thing.


32 posted on 02/15/2012 9:33:16 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: NCjim

33 posted on 02/15/2012 9:34:31 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Eva

Thanks. You saved me the trouble.


34 posted on 02/15/2012 9:42:57 AM PST by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: kevao

Mongo just a pawn of FReepers that post without reading the article.


35 posted on 02/15/2012 9:44:34 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Pollster1

Very good!


36 posted on 02/15/2012 9:51:48 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: NCjim

Obama and his administration believe that they are superior to the little people, us. They feel they should rule, and we should shut up and follow. They think they know how the world should be, and they are putting those ideas into practice. Sadly, less than ten percent of Obama’s people have had had any real world jobs. Instead of making the world a better place, they are quickly destroying the world we have and replacing it with a failed nation.

For example, we need cleaner cars, so they build a volt with our money. The volt is overpriced and won’t go very far. Using our money to make something that is useless is a form of stealing. That’s what Obama and his gang are doing, stealing everything they can but most of all our future.


37 posted on 02/15/2012 10:01:26 AM PST by Essie
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To: csmusaret

LOL. As long as he doesn’t eat that plate of beans...


38 posted on 02/15/2012 10:32:40 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: InsidiousMongo
 
 

39 posted on 02/15/2012 10:37:12 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Night Hides Not; John Semmens

LOL, I admit to having done that before, but John Semmens, bless his satirical heart, broke me of that...:


40 posted on 02/15/2012 10:37:32 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: shoff

THAT DESERVES REPEATING BY ALL!!!!!!!


41 posted on 02/15/2012 10:41:36 AM PST by UScbass
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To: rlmorel
LOL, I admit to having done that before, but John Semmens, bless his satirical heart, broke me of that...:

LOL...I resemble that remark.

42 posted on 02/15/2012 10:43:12 AM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: NCjim
Thanks for posting.

Recent events, and this President's over-reaching actions, have triggered a very public, citizen, involvement in a battle of ideas which has been going on for decades! The problem is that, until now, most Americans went about their business and ignored it.

Today, they are engaged and beginning to learn the difference between two conflicting ideas--individual freedom versus coercive government control. America's Founders identified the conflicting ideas as liberty versus tyranny.

Abraham Lincoln:

"The world has never had a good definition of the word 'liberty.' And the American people just now are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not mean the same thing . . . . The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act . . . . Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty."

But Lincoln could distinguish between real liberty and a counterfeit idea.

Of the American idea, Lincoln declared:

"Most governments have been based practically, on the denial of the rights of men. Ours began by affirming those rights . . . . [These opposing ideas] are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle . . . . It [denial of individual Creator-endowed rights] is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. . . it is the same tyrannical principle."

Of the Founding principle, Lincoln said: ". . . it is no child's play to save the principles of Jefferson from total overthrow in this nation. . . .The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free society . . . And yet, they are denied, and evaded, with no small show of success. . . All honor to Jefferson - to the man who, in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and capacity to introduce in a . . . revolutionary document, an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times, and so to embalm it there, that today, and in all coming days, it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers [initiators of threatening change] of reappearing tyranny and oppression."

Today's news is about an "initiator of threatening change" running head-on into the "abstract truth" of the "revolutionary document" that Creator-endowed rights, protected by the "People's" Constitution, are "unalienable" and not to be infringed upon by a President.

Yes, the battle of ideas is re-engaged in America today, in a manner not seen for decades.

American citizens are utilizing the new technologies that allow them to read the Founders' ideas in many collections online such as those at Liberty USA Foundation, WallBuilders, and in new books, such as Mark Levin's "Liberty and Tyranny." They are returning to the Founders' own explanations of their Constitution in THE FEDERALIST essays and to 1987's Bicentennial Year volumes such as "Our Ageless Constitution." See

As in Lincoln's day, the "wolves" who try to fool the people into believing their definition of liberty is authentic are being exposed for the charlatans they are--mere men who wish to accumulate and exercise power over the lives of millions.

They are being exposed by the "self-evident truths" "embalmed" in that revolutionary document described by Lincoln.

Citizens can read the Founders' intent that ours is not a government's Constitution to limit people. Rather, it is "We, the People's" Constitution to be used, according to Jefferson, to "bind them (government) down by the chains of the Constitution."

What we are seeing now is a battle between forces who have "one charismatic, but mere mortal man" (Krauthammer),out there carrying the water for changing that concept in the minds of citizens who, they thought, had been dumbed down by decades of neglect and censorship of the ideas of liberty.

Providence may have outwitted them by allowing the development of technologies that make the Founders' ideas a powerful tool in the new battle.

43 posted on 02/15/2012 10:54:08 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: NCjim

An honest, mainstream history would describe obama as an abject failure at best or simply anti-American. However, I don’t expect any honest, mainstream histories to be published in my lifetime.


44 posted on 02/15/2012 11:21:35 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: NCjim
Our president has never been more than an epigone of a great man.

I had to look that one up. Means a second rate copy or imitator.

45 posted on 02/15/2012 11:36:35 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Night Hides Not

Haven’t we all resembled it...to some degree.


46 posted on 02/15/2012 6:08:19 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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