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Obama to be a no-show at Gettysburg 150th anniversary ceremony
The Washington Times ^ | 10/31/2013 | Ben Wolfgang

Posted on 10/31/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT by markomalley

President Obama has declined an invitation to speak at next month’s ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

The event, slated for Nov. 19 at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, instead will feature Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and renowned historian James McPherson as the keynote speakers, the Gettysburg National Military Park said in a press release.

“President Obama will not attend and the Secretary of Interior will represent the administration,” the park pointed out in the first paragraph of its press release.

It’s unclear why Mr. Obama, a noted admirer of President Lincoln, declined the invitation. Among other tributes to the 16th president, Mr. Obama used the Lincoln Bible at both of his inauguration ceremonies, in 2009 and 2013.

Skipping the event may not make many waves in Washington, but it’s already causing an uproar in Pennsylvania.

Writing for the Harrisburg, Pa., newspaper the Patriot News, journalist Donald Gilliland said the president’s decision “is nothing less than a profile in cowardice.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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1 posted on 10/31/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Bammy’s not going to play Lincoln for the National Provocation Service?


2 posted on 10/31/2013 8:20:55 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

That works for me.


3 posted on 10/31/2013 8:21:01 AM PDT by AU72
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To: markomalley

I thought Obots were big on comparisons between Odumbo and Lincoln?

What better opportunity?


4 posted on 10/31/2013 8:21:20 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: markomalley
He's not in the business of freeing people. He's in the business of enslaving them.
5 posted on 10/31/2013 8:21:45 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: markomalley

Fore! (”score and 7 years ago”)


6 posted on 10/31/2013 8:22:10 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: markomalley
...that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, [cough] shall have a new birth of authority -- and that government of the government, by the government, for the government, shall not perish from the earth.
7 posted on 10/31/2013 8:22:22 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: PGR88

One freed the slaves; the other made us slaves!


8 posted on 10/31/2013 8:22:47 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: markomalley

Keep this anti-American POS away from hallowed grounds.

No need to listen to “I” and “me” speaches from this worthless illegal muslim loving illegal alien.


9 posted on 10/31/2013 8:23:21 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: markomalley
It’s unclear why Mr. Obama, a noted admirer of President Lincoln, declined the invitation.

President Bystander is likely going to a fund raiser.

10 posted on 10/31/2013 8:23:27 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Ding! We have a winner!


11 posted on 10/31/2013 8:24:04 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: markomalley

Keep him out of there and let people who care about Gettysburg get on with their activities. Zero’s attendance at anything is like inviting a carrier of bubonic plague.

His pathetic minion Sally Jewell should be boo’d out of town, too.


12 posted on 10/31/2013 8:24:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: markomalley

James McPherson will be good.

I’m hoping Doris Kearns Goodwin is permamently persona non grata with the NPS after her deplorable behavior at the battle commemoration last July.


13 posted on 10/31/2013 8:24:14 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: markomalley

No one will refer to him as Honest 0b.


14 posted on 10/31/2013 8:24:32 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: markomalley

It was a war to free people, not enslave them. Even obama recognizes it would be hypocritical of him to attend.


15 posted on 10/31/2013 8:24:45 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: markomalley

Is it asking too much to hold the ceremony at the turn? That 10th hole is brute.


16 posted on 10/31/2013 8:25:47 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: markomalley

Don’t blame him. The Democrat Party has never quite gotten over losing that battle.


17 posted on 10/31/2013 8:25:59 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: markomalley

Desecrating sacred ground is a crime.. not that doing anything illegal bothers that POS.


18 posted on 10/31/2013 8:26:06 AM PDT by maddog55
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To: markomalley; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ..
Re: Obama to be a no-show at Gettysburg 150th anniversary ceremony

Gadzooks, this... is news?

The Obamanation has been a no-show... since he was sworn in--

19 posted on 10/31/2013 8:26:17 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: markomalley

He would only desecrate the place.


20 posted on 10/31/2013 8:26:21 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: markomalley

Obama probably had a golfing date.


21 posted on 10/31/2013 8:26:23 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: null and void
It was a war to free people, not enslave them

Not according to Lincoln.

22 posted on 10/31/2013 8:26:28 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: markomalley

The WH is in bunker mode and obviously afraid the kenyan will be booed.


23 posted on 10/31/2013 8:26:55 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: markomalley
It’s unclear why Mr. Obama, a noted admirer of President Lincoln, declined the invitation.

Maybe he found out Lincoln was a Republican?

24 posted on 10/31/2013 8:27:08 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: markomalley
It’s unclear why Mr. Obama, a noted admirer of President Lincoln, declined the invitation.

It's because Obama was never an admirer of Lincoln in the first place. Lincoln was just another disposable prop in the grand illusion.

25 posted on 10/31/2013 8:27:12 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: markomalley
I would say that is the best thing, in my opinion, he has desecrated enough things American by his presence there. Bui I am not an Obama worshiper and could be wrong. And should anyone accuse me of being an Obama hater, I plead, guilty as charged, your honor.
26 posted on 10/31/2013 8:27:14 AM PDT by sport
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To: laweeks
Keep this anti-American POS away from hallowed grounds.

No need to listen to “I” and “me” speaches from this worthless illegal muslim loving illegal alien.

My sentiments exactly.

27 posted on 10/31/2013 8:27:30 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: central_va
In politics, perception is reality.
28 posted on 10/31/2013 8:28:22 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: markomalley
It’s unclear why Mr. Obama, a noted admirer of President Lincoln, declined the...

"Unclear", my A$$. He doesn't want to be showered with "Horse Apples" which he most certainly would if he showed. Boo ed off the stage at the least. What an AMATUER!!

29 posted on 10/31/2013 8:28:23 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
The Gettysburg address:

The Links at Gettysburg‎
601 Mason Dixon Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325

30 posted on 10/31/2013 8:29:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: AU72

It works for me, too.

Those are hallowed grounds and should not be defiled.


31 posted on 10/31/2013 8:29:11 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: markomalley

It’s Hallowed Ground.

Perhaps he’s afraid he’ll catch fire.


32 posted on 10/31/2013 8:29:18 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: ryan71

very true


33 posted on 10/31/2013 8:30:28 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: markomalley

What could Obongo possibly say that people would still be listening to or even care about 150 years later?

Obongo knows he couldn’t possibly come close to the impact of Lincoln’s brief remarks, written by Lincoln himself, and delivered without the aid of teleprompters.


34 posted on 10/31/2013 8:30:35 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: markomalley

He is scared to be anywhere that is away from dc, mass or ny. Too many unknowns, he is basically a coward.


35 posted on 10/31/2013 8:30:39 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: markomalley
It’s unclear why Mr. Obama, a noted admirer of President Lincoln, declined the invitation.

Lincoln was the founder of the Republican party.
Oboma is enslaving people, while Lincoln freed the people.
The two are opposites. Does anyone really have to ask why oboma is dissing Lincoln?

36 posted on 10/31/2013 8:30:45 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: markomalley

As President, I would hate to go to all these things. I can’t stand Obama but the guy gets a ton of invitations and can’t go to everything. How many anniversary things do we have. He has to go to the 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination in November so maybe that is the conflict. That is way more important as a President died that day 50 years ago.


37 posted on 10/31/2013 8:31:01 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: markomalley

Good. because he’d rot the battlefield more than 10,000 corpses lying in the sun.


38 posted on 10/31/2013 8:31:08 AM PDT by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: ryan71

The government of, by and for the people is too busy forcing them to engage in commerce so they may pay their ‘tax’ (TM, John Roberts).


39 posted on 10/31/2013 8:32:16 AM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: luvbach1

Whatever Zero is doing that day, I’ll bet it involves playing “hide the salami” with his boyfriend, Reggie Love.


40 posted on 10/31/2013 8:33:25 AM PDT by twister881
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To: markomalley

Upgraded for today’s world - Living In Obamaland:

Four years and seven months ago our enemies brought forth on this continent, a new ideology, conceived in Marxism, and dedicated to the proposition that all men should be forced into equality.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether this nation, or any nation so transformed and so eroded, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to a point where those who side with evil will once again be fighting those who are willing to give their lives that a free nation might live. It is unfortunate that is has come to this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not forget — we can not erase — we can not ignore — this war. For the brave men, living and dead, who came before us, have shown us, far above our poor power to add or detract, what it takes to restore freedom. The world will note, and long remember what we do here, and it should never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.


41 posted on 10/31/2013 8:33:30 AM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: markomalley
Obama to be a no-show at Gettysburg 150th anniversary ceremony

Probably doesn't know the address.

42 posted on 10/31/2013 8:33:48 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: lodi90

“The WH is in bunker mode and obviously afraid the kenyan will be booed.”

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That’s because the White House can’t hand pick the audience for this event.


43 posted on 10/31/2013 8:33:55 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: markomalley

“Mr. Obama used the Lincoln Bible at both of his inauguration ceremonies”

But used no Bible in his secret inauguration. But I’m surprised he doesn’t care about this event. It marks the battle that paved the way for his usurpation.


44 posted on 10/31/2013 8:34:54 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: markomalley

His party was on the losing side of that war.


45 posted on 10/31/2013 8:35:03 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: napscoordinator

Lincoln: Republican
Kennedy: Democrat

That’s all you need to know to understand Obongo’s decision.

He could easily attend both events should he choose to do so. They are several days apart.


46 posted on 10/31/2013 8:36:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: markomalley

Surprised? Not!


47 posted on 10/31/2013 8:38:19 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Fresh Wind

If President Bush was still President, he would be going to the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination. There has only been 44 People as President out of billions of Americans so this trumps everything! Probably the hardest job to get percentage wise on the planet.


48 posted on 10/31/2013 8:38:46 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: null and void
Even Obama recognizes it would be hypocritical of him to attend.

Hypocrisy has never bothered BO. In fact, he's raised it to a whole new level.

I think he and/or his handlers have just made the calculation that there is no political payoff worth the risk of backlash from the people who actually care about the country he has taken over via electoral coup d'etat.

49 posted on 10/31/2013 8:42:53 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: markomalley
Obama knows he could never top this:
50 posted on 10/31/2013 8:42:59 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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