Skip to comments.MSNBC's Chris Jansing: 'Parallels' Between Lincoln and Reelected Obama are 'Fascinating'
Posted on 11/12/2012 9:40:27 AM PST by chessplayer
MSNBC host Chris Jansing on Monday found the "parallels" between Abraham Lincoln and the newly reelected Barack Obama to be "fascinating." The anchor interviewed Gloria Reuben, liberal actress and co-star of the Steven Spielberg film. Jansing connected, "...You have a president who is newly elected, who faces a divided country and a divided Congress and a divided country."
Couldn't such a vague analogy be made for many presidents, including George W. Bush? Jansing introduced the Lincoln actress by pointing out, "You're a social activist. You've been very big in pro-choice. You've been a supporter of Barack Obama and the AIDS movement." She added, "You must find these parallels fascinating." It's unclear what how supporting abortion can be connected to Lincoln.
Reuben touted the comparison as "fascinating and really uncanny."
Reuben reiterated, "But the parallels are really unbelievable how timely this film is."
It will probably end up more like Nixon’s second term.
Another empty head in support of the empty chair. Wanting so desparatley to create a legend an icon to worship for so many empty lives with empty heads
both lousy Presidents - that’s the similarity - neither were, or are , our troops friends .
Holding the 10th Amendment to the Constitution in comtempt and violating it to force an anti-Federalist (statist) agenda.
I was thinking more like a carpet bagger during reconstruction.
I see a much stronger parallel between Obama and James Buchanan. Buchanan was the most divisive president in the first two centuries of our history. Obama may top Buchanan. I’m hoping that objective historians will rank Obama higher than James Buchanan - a lofty goal that would require Obama to improve dramatically in the next four years.
Only similarities I see is both crapped all over the Constitution to pass their agenda.
I can see the amazing comparisons.. Both tall, ugly, with big ears, and neither of them think the Constitution is the settled law of the land.. Oh yeah, they both are responsible for causing a Civil War.. Fascinating indeed..
Another empty head in support of the empty chair. Wanting so desparatley to create a legend an icon to worship for so many empty lives with empty heads. Missing in zero case is: honor, character, integrity, love of ones country and the understanding of it’s values, intelligence of the non manufactured type, love of the founding fathers and the constitution. we can go on, bottom line is Lincoln should not even be in the same sentence as Obama.
Liberals despise Lincoln, so I don’t get why they keep wanting to compare obama to him.
The historical inaccuracy of that film is breathtakingly bad.
Not with the press with its lips Baracks a##...,
Does this mean a new Civil War is about to start? Or perhaps White people are going to be emancipated.
Lincoln freed the slaves. Oboma is manufacturing them.
The two have absolutely nothing in common.
BTW, they both have/had homely, crazy wives.. carry on.. :)
Put you all back in chains. Thank you mr vice president