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Obama won't attend remembrance for 150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address
Lubbockonline ^

Posted on 10/31/2013 7:51:26 PM PDT by chessplayer

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Barack Obama will not attend next month’s event marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania, national park officials said.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will instead represent the administration the Nov. 19 sesquicentennial, officials at Gettysburg National Military Park said Wednesday.

McPherson, a top Civil War historian who won the Pulitzer for “Battle Cry of Freedom,” said he was surprised by Obama’s decision.

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Libs are happy he won't be there, and some in here despise Lincoln even more than libs do. But this is still interesting considering bam-bam constantly compares himself to Lincoln.
1 posted on 10/31/2013 7:51:26 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Local law enforcement is breathing a sigh of relief.

Presidential visits are budget-busters.


2 posted on 10/31/2013 7:54:29 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: chessplayer

I bet if there was some type of Stalin commemoration, Obama would be sure to show up there.


3 posted on 10/31/2013 7:55:21 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (REMOVE ALL EXEMPTIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND WAIVERS TO OBAMACARE)
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To: P.O.E.

PA ping.


4 posted on 10/31/2013 7:56:37 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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5 posted on 10/31/2013 7:56:57 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: chessplayer
I don't think any person in this administration has any right to be at patriotic celebrations - including Ms Jewell.

I would not wonder about obamas decision, I'd be grateful for it.

6 posted on 10/31/2013 7:57:13 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: chessplayer
The Gettysburg Address is perhaps the most moving speech ever delivered in America.

Lincoln was not perfect...but this speech he wrote is.

So short, so very moving.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can 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.

7 posted on 10/31/2013 7:57:18 PM PDT by Bobalu (Bobo the Wonder Marxist leads Operation Rodeo Clown against Syria)
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To: chessplayer

O doesn’t like being compared to anyone let alone a great president


8 posted on 10/31/2013 7:57:18 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: chessplayer

Obama has no skin in the game with “the struggle”.

Why should he care?


9 posted on 10/31/2013 7:58:49 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; trisham; The Cajun; musicman
Obama won't attend remembrance for 150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address

Praise God!

10 posted on 10/31/2013 7:59:11 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Amen!


11 posted on 10/31/2013 8:01:07 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: chessplayer

Good. The evil bastard would only desecrate hallowed ground.


12 posted on 10/31/2013 8:01:30 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: chessplayer

I wonder if its because:

1. Just a buncha crackas died their.

2. Fear that Abe Lincoln’s ghost will kick his ass.

3. No 6 star resorts for his family and entourage to spend a week at.

4. Conflicted with tee time.


13 posted on 10/31/2013 8:03:29 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: chessplayer

Abraham Obama


14 posted on 10/31/2013 8:03:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: musicman
we dont need no stinkin KOORANS in Our Whitehouse.

Barry CANT attend as he has got a GOLF Marathon Planned...with Reggie..no doubt.

At leas....... hes not sending the MOOCHER to DISGRACE the event!!!


15 posted on 10/31/2013 8:04:01 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/)
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To: chessplayer; musicman
Of course! Why would he?

It's the Archetype American Event, can't been seen at something like that.

16 posted on 10/31/2013 8:05:26 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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17 posted on 10/31/2013 8:06:30 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: chessplayer

his family fought for the south


18 posted on 10/31/2013 8:06:59 PM PDT by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: onyx

no partus law would have made him a free slave owner


19 posted on 10/31/2013 8:08:00 PM PDT by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: Bobalu

Exactly right. It is so moving. You just don’t realize that when you study it in 6th or 7th grade. I wonder if schools make students study it any more or require them to memorize it.


20 posted on 10/31/2013 8:11:15 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: onyx

21 posted on 10/31/2013 8:21:30 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Bobalu

No. He shouldn’t be there.


22 posted on 10/31/2013 8:24:53 PM PDT by sunny48
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To: chessplayer

Obama would probably try to appear Lincolnesque, maybe speak without a TelePrompTer, and show himself as the blathering fool that he is.


23 posted on 10/31/2013 8:26:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: chessplayer
President Barack Obama will not attend next month’s event marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania, national park officials said.

On balance, my overall view of Lincoln is positive.
I am glad he won't be dishonored by the wrong first black man to become an American President.

I can think of five better candidates without breaking a sweat.

24 posted on 10/31/2013 8:28:14 PM PDT by publius911 (At least Nixon had the good grace to resign...)
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To: chessplayer
It mentions God, freedom, liberty and there is nothing that could be stuffed into the TOTUS that could remotely compare.

He also can't stop saying “I” and “me” in any speech, and there's no way he can praise himself over Lincoln. Nothing in it for him, so why go?

Think of all the Reagan speeches praising others and the United States of America. Obama can rarely find the time or desire to do this. He thinks he knows better.

25 posted on 10/31/2013 8:31:18 PM PDT by MacMattico
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I am glad he won’t be dishonored by the wrong first black man to become an American President.

I can think of five better candidates without breaking a sweat.


That’s right. They dredged the bottom of the sewar to come up with this evil bastard.


26 posted on 10/31/2013 8:33:18 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: chessplayer

The text of the Gettysburg address explains it. While Obama might glom on to the image of Lincoln, he wants nothing to do with Lincoln’s patriotism or understanding of America.

A common mistake is in assuming that Obama hates America. He likely does not hate it; instead he is indifferent to it and sees it as a nuisance. Socialists see nations as artificial constructs with no underlying purpose or importance. They want nations to cease to exist, and certainly if they have a homogeneous people, a unique culture and history.

This is why they adore open borders. They hope to flood nations with other peoples so that they cease being what they were, and become little more than socialist controlled districts in economic blocs.

In his time, Lincoln had to deal with such people, and found them both loathsome and dangerous. Were he to have his druthers, he would confine them in perpetuity as public menaces.


27 posted on 10/31/2013 8:41:37 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: chessplayer

0bama’s utter disregard for this nation and its history is just appalling. His disrespect could not be more deliberate or transparent.


28 posted on 10/31/2013 8:42:02 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: chessplayer

It isn’t about him. Why would he go? He only goes where he is the center of attention....so childish.


29 posted on 10/31/2013 8:43:38 PM PDT by jch10 ("Normandy was closed when we got there too!")
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To: chessplayer

How nice. A woman born in England, no ancestors to revere there.

But she’s there representing the federal government mr Lincoln claimed was supreme.

Guess it almost makes sense.


30 posted on 10/31/2013 8:43:54 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: hecht

So did mine.


31 posted on 10/31/2013 8:45:44 PM PDT by jch10 ("Normandy was closed when we got there too!")
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To: chessplayer

Heaven forbid that he would do anything to celebrate a Republican!!!


32 posted on 10/31/2013 8:46:30 PM PDT by rotstan
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To: chessplayer

This is real American history. I’d love to be in the front row. I’ve been to Gettysburg as a child and as an adult. It is an experierience. NonAmericans wouldn’t care.


33 posted on 10/31/2013 8:58:23 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Bobalu

Here’s the problem:

“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war.”

Obama doesn’t want the class war he is fomenting to resolve. I don’t believe he sees the US as a united entity but as a usurper that must be broken and then come under the sovereignty of the EU or international courts. The Address upholds those values which he is laboring to defeat.


34 posted on 10/31/2013 8:58:24 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: chessplayer
I'll bet Soetoro has a problem with that, ...government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." thingy.
35 posted on 10/31/2013 9:00:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Have you had your ObamaCare Marketplace shopping experience today?)
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To: chessplayer

All history begins with him. I’m shocked he hasn’t ordered a new calendar.


36 posted on 10/31/2013 9:02:56 PM PDT by steve8714 (Ted Drewes is proof there is a God...and He wants us to be happy.)
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To: onyx

Obama has nothing in common with the descendants of slaves.


37 posted on 10/31/2013 9:04:30 PM PDT by steve8714 (Ted Drewes is proof there is a God...and He wants us to be happy.)
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To: chessplayer

Most Excellent!

We certainly don’t want a half black, Indonesian, Muslim, socialist, Kenyan, ritual killing, lying, narcissistic, poseur as president, stepping on hallowed ground of the real Americans!


38 posted on 10/31/2013 9:08:27 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: chessplayer

Perhaps November 19th is a moslem holiday.


39 posted on 10/31/2013 9:16:10 PM PDT by Rockpile
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Thank GOD for small favors. The slime would bring dishonor on those grounds and the men who died there.


40 posted on 10/31/2013 9:20:43 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: chessplayer

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government


41 posted on 10/31/2013 9:21:55 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: sunny48

Well at least the ground will remain pure and unsoiled.


42 posted on 10/31/2013 10:13:07 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chessplayer

Must conflict with tee time.


43 posted on 10/31/2013 10:23:10 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: steve8714

I wish he wood offer a calendar of himself I would buy and torch it.


44 posted on 10/31/2013 11:02:18 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

“would” bad spelling night.


45 posted on 10/31/2013 11:03:18 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Bobalu

Brings back memories of having to recite from memory in my 8th grade history class. Wonder if kids today have to memorize it.


46 posted on 10/31/2013 11:34:08 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (A pox on the House of Apple and the ios7 horse they rode in on.)
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To: o-n-money

My son, his dad, and his (my son) grandfather made a trip just last month to see Gettysburg. Said it was just awesome. Great trip for 3 generations of guys in the family to make together.


47 posted on 10/31/2013 11:39:37 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (A pox on the House of Apple and the ios7 horse they rode in on.)
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To: chessplayer; Fledermaus; Yudan

We lost and now Yankees are invading en masse yet again in middle TN

I’m not going either....

I think I’ll retrace Forrest’s rout of Sturgis just for fun

Lol


48 posted on 10/31/2013 11:48:12 PM PDT by wardaddy (i loved White Queen)
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To: chessplayer

Obama and Obamunism are only interested in enslaving people, not freeing them (Obamacare,anti-Islam blasphemy prosecutions, anti-Christian indoctrination in the military, betraying allies to the Moslem Brotherhood in Egypt and Tunisia, trying to betray the freedom holders of Honduras to a psycho red Zelaya, etc).


49 posted on 11/01/2013 1:09:21 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: steve8714

To #36> re “im shocked he hadn’t ordered a new calendar” with him in it.

JUST YOU WAIT!


50 posted on 11/01/2013 1:11:51 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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