Skip to comments.David Gregory Asks Obama 'Is This Your Lincoln Moment?'
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):
This man under investigation for firearms violations asked Obama that and the Secret Service did not shoot him as a threat to the President??
Were the kneepads on or off?
David Brooks thinks Obama is a messenger sent from a morally superior civilization.
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.”
Russian Pravda actually tells the truth, unlike its American counterpart;)
Generalissimo Ubama replied-BOTH!
More like a Studebaker decade.
Not a single redeeming quality AND they're destroying my country.
>>”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.
>>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.
So it’s Abe the Kenyan I guess.
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.
My first thought as well.
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.
I got it. Abe Linkenyan.
‘Is This Your Lincoln Moment?’
Was this questioned asked in a theater?