Skip to comments.Obama: I'm more like Lincoln than the GOPers
Posted on 03/16/2012 3:43:02 PM PDT by Nachum
Would Abraham Lincoln be a Republican or Democrat today? President Obama seems to think he'd be a Democrat, as Obama suggested today that his green energy spending better reflects Lincoln's domestic agenda than the proposals of the Republican presidential candidates.
Obama opened his speech in Chicago today with a crack about the long Republican primary. "Apparently, things havent quite wrapped up on the other side. So there is actually some interest in the primary that we have here on Tuesday," Obama said to laughter. "And my message to all the candidates is, 'Welcome to the Land of Lincoln', because I'm thinking maybe some Lincoln will rub off on them while they are here."
The president then recalled some of Lincoln's domestic programs, such as launching the transcontinental program and investing in colleges, before associating his campaign mantra with the first Republican president.
"He understood that we are a people that take great pride in our self-reliance and our independence but that we are also one nation and one people, and that we rise or fall together," Obama said. "So I hope that while my counterparts on the other side enjoy the outstanding hospitality of the people of Illinois and spend some money here to promote our economy, I hope they also take a little bit of time to reflect on this great man, the first Republican President."
Obama invoked Lincoln to justify his spending on green energy research. "We have to make investments in basic research," he declared. "Lincoln understood that, you understand it. Nowhere is that truer, by the way, than in the area of energy . . . Now is the time to stop subsidizing an oil industry thats rarely been more profitable. Double down on a clean energy industry thats never been more promising -- solar and
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A bit of Friday levity.
Would that make Obama’s wife Mary Todd Lincoln?
Can one day go by without this man’s ridiculous and juvenile self-infatuation announcing itself in ever more absurd and grotesque variations?
he needs that like a hole in the head.
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Obama has an indentity problem.
He doesn’t know whether he wants to be Lincoln or FDR or Churchill or Washington.
Sadly, the closest president he seems to be like is Jimmy Carter.
The part of Lincoln Obama is most like came out of Lincoln some time after he ate.
He’s probably thinking more along the lines of Oliver Law, commander of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish civil war.
Wow, just wow
His narisstic personality disorder is getting out of control
Stalin is more like it.
Counterfeits always do that - align themselves to make one think they are one of us. He’s an imposter - he ain’t fooling everyone.
man...what a tar pit this conversation could be....
i would suggest Obama have it as his white half
Ya stark staring, raving mad freak.
Your comment totally outclasses mine, but mine -- with the ghetto slang, or at least tone -- he'd understand.
Abraham Lincoln would have declared the democrats all traitors and cowards, waged brutal war on all of them and then hung the survivors for the treasonous rats that each and every single one of them are.
Should we clue in the Prez that Lincoln would have tolerated slavery if it meant avoiding war?
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