Skip to comments.Obama to be a no-show at Gettysburg 150th anniversary ceremony
Posted on 10/31/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT by markomalley
President Obama has declined an invitation to speak at next months 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.
Its 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 its already causing an uproar in Pennsylvania.
Writing for the Harrisburg, Pa., newspaper the Patriot News, journalist Donald Gilliland said the presidents decision is nothing less than a profile in cowardice.
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Bammy’s not going to play Lincoln for the National Provocation Service?
That works for me.
I thought Obots were big on comparisons between Odumbo and Lincoln?
What better opportunity?
Fore! (”score and 7 years ago”)
One freed the slaves; the other made us slaves!
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.
President Bystander is likely going to a fund raiser.
Ding! We have a winner!
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.
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.
No one will refer to him as Honest 0b.
It was a war to free people, not enslave them. Even obama recognizes it would be hypocritical of him to attend.
Is it asking too much to hold the ceremony at the turn? That 10th hole is brute.
Don’t blame him. The Democrat Party has never quite gotten over losing that battle.
Desecrating sacred ground is a crime.. not that doing anything illegal bothers that POS.
Gadzooks, this... is news?
The Obamanation has been a no-show... since he was sworn in--
He would only desecrate the place.
Obama probably had a golfing date.
Not according to Lincoln.
The WH is in bunker mode and obviously afraid the kenyan will be booed.
Maybe he found out Lincoln was a Republican?
It's because Obama was never an admirer of Lincoln in the first place. Lincoln was just another disposable prop in the grand illusion.
No need to listen to I and me speaches from this worthless illegal muslim loving illegal alien.
My sentiments exactly.
"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!!
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It works for me, too.
Those are hallowed grounds and should not be defiled.
It’s Hallowed Ground.
Perhaps he’s afraid he’ll catch fire.
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.
He is scared to be anywhere that is away from dc, mass or ny. Too many unknowns, he is basically a coward.
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?
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.
Good. because he’d rot the battlefield more than 10,000 corpses lying in the sun.
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).
Whatever Zero is doing that day, I’ll bet it involves playing “hide the salami” with his boyfriend, Reggie Love.
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.
Probably doesn't know the address.
“The WH is in bunker mode and obviously afraid the kenyan will be booed.”
That’s because the White House can’t hand pick the audience for this event.
“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.
His party was on the losing side of that war.
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.
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.
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.