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David Gregory Asks Obama 'Is This Your Lincoln Moment?'
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Posted on 12/30/2012 10:24:59 AM PST by chessplayer

Of all the gushing, fawning, sycophantic things uttered by Obama-loving media members in 2012, David Gregory's fiscal cliff question posed to the President on Sunday's Meet the Press has to be on the list of the year's top ten.

"Is this your Lincoln moment?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):


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I didn't think it was possible for Pravda USA to be even greater butt kissing, foot licking, toe sucking sycophants than they were in obama's first term. WRONG!
1 posted on 12/30/2012 10:25:06 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

This man under investigation for firearms violations asked Obama that and the Secret Service did not shoot him as a threat to the President??


2 posted on 12/30/2012 10:27:20 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer

Were the kneepads on or off?


3 posted on 12/30/2012 10:28:59 AM PST by allblues
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To: chessplayer

David Brooks thinks Obama is a messenger sent from a morally superior civilization.
lolz


4 posted on 12/30/2012 10:28:59 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer

Since Lincoln was “a typical white person”, I believe Barry might have thought this to be a racist question. Barry had to be thinking to himself, “No you stupid honky, this is a Barak Hussein Obama moment.”


5 posted on 12/30/2012 10:29:51 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: chessplayer

Russian Pravda actually tells the truth, unlike its American counterpart;)


6 posted on 12/30/2012 10:30:28 AM PST by Frank_2001
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To: chessplayer
David Georgy asks Stalin-in-Chief if he is the Most Handsome man on Earth or in the Entire Universe.

Generalissimo Ubama replied-BOTH!

7 posted on 12/30/2012 10:32:05 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: chessplayer

More like a Studebaker decade.


8 posted on 12/30/2012 10:32:32 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: chessplayer
Obama media lickspittles make me wanna puke.

Not a single redeeming quality AND they're destroying my country.

9 posted on 12/30/2012 10:32:32 AM PST by skeeter
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To: GeronL

Excellent comment


10 posted on 12/30/2012 10:34:25 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: chessplayer

>>”Is this your Lincoln moment?”

If he means, “Is this the time when you are going to abandon the principles of the Founders, rip up the Constitution, and start a Civil War”, then I guess this is Obama’s Lincoln moment.


11 posted on 12/30/2012 10:36:05 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: allblues

>>Were the kneepads on or off?

The media doesn’t wear kneepads. They want to feel the pain as they service their lord and savior.


12 posted on 12/30/2012 10:37:35 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: chessplayer

So it’s Abe the Kenyan I guess.


13 posted on 12/30/2012 10:37:56 AM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: chessplayer

Obama defining himself as Lincoln would redefine the civil war as the conservatives are the Confederates who need to be not only defeated, but vanquished.


14 posted on 12/30/2012 10:38:08 AM PST by Truth29
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To: chessplayer
Wow! That's certainly a penetrating and insightful question there, DNC Dave. It also has to be worth at least two free drinks from your fellow ‘journalists’, too.
15 posted on 12/30/2012 10:38:25 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Bryanw92

My first thought as well.


16 posted on 12/30/2012 10:38:39 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: chessplayer
The progressives are going even nuttier with their Obama-is-Lincoln! mania. Here's a clue why.

When a man confined at Fort McHenry sued for a writ of habeas corpus Chief Justice Roger Taney ordered the government to show cause why the man should not be released. Chief Justice Taney was advised that the writ of habeas corpus had been suspended. Taney issued an attachment -- law Legal seizure of property or a person. The writ ordering such a seizure -- for the commandant of Fort McHenry but the marshals were denied admission to the fort.

Taney then "issued an opinion in the case declaring that the President alone did not have the authority to suspend the writ of habeas corpus -- only Congress could do that -- and holding that [the man's] confinement was illegal. The Chief Justice, knowing that he could not enforce his order, sent a copy of it to Lincoln."

from "Civil Liberty and the Civil War: The Indianapolis Treason Trials." William Rehnquist. www.repository.law.indiana.edu.

Obama.. er, I mean Lincoln was not impressed and other victims -- mayors, police chiefs, journalists, everyone -- soon followed.

Obama.. er, I mean Lincoln asked about writ of habeas corpus:

Should everything fail because that one law ". . . made in such extreme tenderness of the citizens' liberty that practically it relieves more of the guilty than of the innocent . . . [cannot] to a very limited extent be violated?" You want "the government itself go to pieces?"

So here is yet another guide for Obama to follow to handle those pesky, constitutional matters and citizens' religion-based inalienable rights -- which of course makes inalienable rights unconstitutional. Obama. Obama! Mmmm mmmm mmm. Hot damn! cry the progressives.

17 posted on 12/30/2012 10:41:40 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Marathoner

I got it. Abe Linkenyan.


18 posted on 12/30/2012 10:43:19 AM PST by skeeter
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To: chessplayer
Media Lap Dog loves Obama....

19 posted on 12/30/2012 10:43:32 AM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: chessplayer

‘Is This Your Lincoln Moment?’

Was this questioned asked in a theater?


20 posted on 12/30/2012 10:45:12 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: chessplayer

No, David, that was your brown-nose moment — one of your many.


21 posted on 12/30/2012 10:47:20 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: chessplayer
July 2-4, 1863. 35,000 dead. Mid-calf rivers of blood in the Wheatfield.

Let the tabular statement of Vanderslice demonstrate   the cost of that fighting: 

Location

Confederate casualties

Federal casualties

Wheat-Field

2,822

4,133

Emmittsburg Road

1,978

2,645

Peach Orchard

1,047

1,285

Round Top

826

575

Total

6,673

8,638

These casualties, it should be noted, include the missing, but it is probable that 5,500 Southerners were killed and wounded in this fight, and  perhaps 7,800 Northerners. It was certainly one of the most terrible conflicts of the war. Not even at Antietam, in the battle that raged around the Cornfield and the Dunker Church on the morning of September 17th 1862, had blood been shed more copiously.

Lincoln? Ha! Actually, I think 0bama's ammoing up for a few more zeroes. Let's call it for the 'sake' of 'global warming,' gun 'control,' and a push 'for the children.'

Benghazi was FREE.

22 posted on 12/30/2012 10:49:09 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: chessplayer

David Gregory keeps proving that he’s an idiot’s idiot!

However, as for the rest, there are implications that go well beyond the superficial, softball question. To quell the uprising in the South, Lincoln turned the Constitution into confetti that was later dumped on him after the South was forced to capitulate. The Founding Fathers had ALWAYS considered secession as part of the balance of power, even tough it wasn’t memorialized in the Constitution. It WAS memorialized in the Federalist Papers!

Obama has already turned the Constitution into confetti and his just awaiting his “hero” moment. When the revolt occurs, I believe it will end differently than it did in 1865. Too many things have changed and, zero being the arrogant, narcissistic, dictator that he is, believes that he IS the reincarnation of Lincoln and every great president we have had.

The fiscal cliff is coming in one form or another. zero and the Dems want this country in poverty and disarray. When we go over the cliff and most Americans see an additional $3500 per year of their disposable income being taken away by the government, along with the new tidal wave of layoffs, we are facing a very, very bad future.

So, the question must be asked: “where is the passion for freedom, liberty, exceptionalism and individualism? When we do say “I’m mad as h%ll and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” When is enough enough?” I see a lot of talk, here, but no action to back it up.


23 posted on 12/30/2012 10:53:07 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Truth29
Obama defining himself as Lincoln would redefine the civil war as the conservatives are the Confederates who need to be not only defeated, but vanquished.

That was Spielberg's intent in the movie "Lincoln". It was a subliminal analogue for Obama's vanquishing of the ideological Neanderthals who oppose his courageous imposition of socialism/emancipation. The fact that Lincoln was a Republican merely served to make the director's motivation less obvious, giving it some cover.

24 posted on 12/30/2012 11:02:59 AM PST by Praxeologue
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To: chessplayer
. . . obviously the magnitude of the issues is quite different from the Civil War and slavery.

Today it is greater.. today the issues affect everyone's everyday life coast to coast and border to border.. 24/7. We are told what and how to do it and what to use right down to the toilet paper.

The issues are

.. and what makes it even more galling.. here are the ones doing it to us


25 posted on 12/30/2012 11:16:14 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: DustyMoment
No David, it's more like this is the moment that America realized just how bad Lincoln Effed up!
26 posted on 12/30/2012 11:24:34 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: allblues

Is this your Lincoln moment, because it’s definitely my Deep Throat moment. Love, David.


27 posted on 12/30/2012 11:26:07 AM PST by DPMD
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To: chessplayer

Was he looking up from his knees when he asked?


28 posted on 12/30/2012 12:13:04 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: chessplayer

Mary Lincoln moment.


29 posted on 12/30/2012 1:57:45 PM PST by cruise_missile
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